Sara’s #shoplocal Gift Guide

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Shopping days are ticking away.

Fortunately, we have so many shops, makers, and creators that it’s not hard to find what you’re looking for right in your backyard.

When you shop local not only do you not have to wait (or pay) for shipping, but you also get to support real people in the community.

Sara’s 2019 #shoplocal Gift Guide


For the one who’s always hosting

Do you have that person who always seems to be the host of the party?

Whether it’s a football Sunday or that holiday party you have this weekend, their house is always open and full.

Pick up these gifts to be the best party guest this season!

Bring the drinks

Harrisburg’s first distillery since prohibition makes it super easy on everyone with a set of curated gift boxes.

  • Bloody Mary
  • Gin Gimlet
  • Cinnamon Rum Infusion
  • Cold-Pressed Coffee

Midstate has extended holiday hours for bottle, swag, and gift card sales from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday throughout December.

You don’t want to show up empty-handed, and if a cocktail box doesn’t fit, a six or four-pack will always do the trick!

Boneshire Brew Works makes the perfect pre-party stop. Grab a beer and make your own to-go four-pack form almost everything they have on tap.

Or, make that four-pack a bottle or two of cider from Ploughman Farm Cider!

Who says no to charcuterie

While you might think of R.G. Hummer’s for your prime cuts of meat, they can also lend a hand when prepping for a get-together.

Each weekend, their cases are stocked with plenty of meats, cheese, and spreads to create the charcuterie board of your dreams.

For those hosting dinner, Hummer’s holiday hams make the perfect centerpiece for any holiday meal.

Help them relax

They cook, clean, host, and entertain, and now they need a break. Elements Massage in Mechanicsburg has their back!

Elements Massage takes a personalized approach to their massage therapy. Each massage is catered to the person’s exact needs so they get the relaxation they need and, most importantly, deserve after the holidays.

Gift cards are $10 off through Dec. 24!


For the foodie

We all love food, but this person LOVES food. They’re always on the hunt for new flavors or dining experiences.

Give them something they never expected or help them create that next *100* meal at home.

Spice up their life!

Calicutts Spice Co.‘s lineup of spices is vast, but you can get a snapshot of what they do best with their Best Sellers Box including Fire Salt ( a personal fave!), Chipotle & Honey, Mediterranean, and Montréal spice blends.

Get a FREE spice blend ($9 value) when you spend more than $45 until Dec. 24. Just mention this promo.

Local sweets & treats

Cocoa Creek Chocolates brings the flavors of the holidays to their signature chocolate truffles. Their Comfort & Joy Collection features holiday flavors in Sugar Plum, Spiked Egg Nog, Gingerbread, and Cranberry Pistachio.

Treat them to dinner

A foodie will never turn down a gift card. I mean, who would?

At Greystone Brew House from now until Dec. 24, you’ll get a $10 gift card back with each purchase of a $50 gift card.


For the sharp-dresser

Maybe they’re always stylin’ and profilin’ or maybe they need a little help with their wardrobe.

Vintage finds in SoMa

Shop vintage at Stash x Midtown Dandy to find one-of-a-kind pieces!

Both Anela and Andy are constantly rotating their stock of clothing, shoes, earrings, unique home items, and more vintage finds!

To help you save, they have a Grab Bag of discounts, $10 clearance rack, and 15 percent off during 3rd in the Burg on Dec. 20! Stash also has 15 percent off their entire Etsy collection all month.


For the one who likes to #drinklocal

This person is always frequenting tasting rooms of all kinds on the weekend, showing you new bottles + cans, and can’t get enough of it.

Food + beer pairing experience

Get boujee with Tattered Flag’s Surf & Turf Beer Dinner on Monday, Dec. 30!

Treat them to a five-course dinner of steak, seafood, and dessert paired with five different Tattered Flag beers.

See the menu!

Swag, gift cards + more!

Swag is an essential part of any craft beer drinker’s arsenal.

Making spirits bright

Show them a whole new local spirits experience with HOLLA Spirits.

HOLLA has eight different flavored vodkas ranging from The OG non-flavored vodka to their new Salvadilli pickle-flavored vodka. You can mix and match up to five different flavors in a gift box or personalize the gift with one of their themed pouches.

Shop online + have them delivered to your door!

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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