Best Local Food & Drink Gifts | 2020 Gift Guide

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Local food and drink gifts are some of the best — consumables! Less waste, way easier to shop for!

Please consider our long list of featured food and drink gift ideas from throughout the greater Harrisburg area and beyond.

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Best Local (and then some) Food & Drink Gifts

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works in Middletown sells craft beer, spirits, canned cocktails, hard seltzers — even hand sanitizer — all online.

Via Tattered Flag’s new Supply Drop, you can order any combination of the above and have it shipped anywhere in Pennsylvania! Free shipping for orders over $75!

Shop online here, and follow Tattered Flag on Instagram and Facebook.


HOLLA Spirits

Give the gift of spirits with Holla Spirits. The York-based vodka maker has a special Holiday 3-Pack featuring HOLLA P.B.V. peanut butter vodka, Amazemint mint-flavored vodka, and NEW Cherry It, cherry-flavored vodka.

This holiday special package includes recipes for all three flavors, all of which are guaranteed to light up your holiday season.

The Holiday 3-Pack ships anywhere in Pennsylvania, as do any of HOLLA vodkas!

Shop online here or purchase individual HOLLA Spirits at Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores.


Howie’s Spiked Cherries

Name a better stocking stuffer … I’ll wait. Howie’s Spiked Cherries are insanely delicious, boozy colossal cherries.

Use them in cocktails, on top of desserts — or just eat them right out of the jar. Try the Original (my husband likes to drop them into his mouth with a squirt of HERSHEY’s Syrup) or Balls of Fire, which are infused with cinnamon.

Perfect for a stocking stuffer or a fun food & drink gift for anyone (21+) on your list!

Find them near you.


Ploughman Cider

If you have a cider lover on your list, I have the perfect gift idea.

Ploughman Cider recently launched its Ploughshares Cider Club, which delivers delicious, farm-made cider direct to your door.

You can purchase a gift membership, or just select some ciders and swag from Ploughman’s online store.

Ploughman Cider also released a 4th Anniversary Bundle, which makes a terrific gift. It includes Gold Rush 2019, Stark 2019, Churchyard 2019, Logo T (specify color/size), Logo Campfire Mug, Apple Stress ball, and bandana. Holiday special for $80 — that’s 17% off retail price.

Join Ploughshares here and shop online here.

BONUS: Use promo code STAYHOME for free shipping through the end of 2020.


WTSO: Wines Til Sold Out

OK, this one isn’t local, but it’s a worthy exception, especially when there are lines at the liquor store …

WTSO is the secret app I use to get wines delivered to my door. I shop from them regularly (ask my UPS guy), and I’ve never been disappointed. It’s not a club, you don’t have to worry about being charged every month. You buy quality, affordable wines when you want to. It ships and arrives super quickly.

For the holidays, check out WTSO’s Holiday Portal for exclusive holiday selections and free shipping on all orders!

Shop WTSO online here; download the app here.

Use promo code BOZICH for $5 off $25 order!


Cristiano Winery

Cristiano Winery in downtown Mechanicsburg has local options for the wine lover on your list.

Choose from Cristiano’s award-winning wines, or create a custom gift basket. The winery is offering curbside pick-up throughout the holidays season to allow you to shop safely!

View Cristiano Winery’s wines here. Place orders through the winery’s Facebook page. Curbside pick-up at 207 Main St., Mechanicsburg.


Boneshire Brew Works

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the 12 hops of Christmas.

Boneshire Brew Works releases its annual Holiday Reserve Imperial IPA on Black Friday. The recipe changes every year but always features 12 different hop varieties.

Read more about this year’s beer here.

Find Boneshire Brew Works’s full tap list here and pick-up to-go at 7462 Derry St., Harrisburg.


Upper Reach Meadery

For the adventurous imbiber on your list, it’s time to introduce them to Upper Reach Meadery.

Upper Reach, formerly known as Haymaker, creates inventive, modern meads that span the flavor spectrum and range from sweet to bone-dry.

Order online or shop in-person at Upper Reach Meadery’s Holiday Bottle Shop in Phoenixville.

Follow Upper Reach on Instagram and Facebook.


Crook & Marker

If you have a hard seltzer hound on your list, it’s time they tried something new.

Crook & Marker offers an expansive line of spiked and sparkling seltzers, teas, lemonades, and sodas.

Any of these will make a great treat under the tree. Find them at grocery or distributor near you.


Bravazzi Hard Sodas

For the Italophile on your list, these hard sodas are inspired by everyone’s favorite Italian San Pellegrino sodas.

And frankly, Bravazzi tastes just as good. I was skeptical of an alcoholic soda, expecting something overly sweet and cloying, but these manage to taste just like their inspiration, with a kick.

Personally, I pair these with an overfilled bowl of popcorn and Schitt’s Creek marathon, but they’d be great any time of the week.

Find Bravazzi Hard Sodas near you.


  • Yuengling FLIGHT

Yuengling FLIGHT

FLIGHT is the newest year-round beer from America’s oldest brewery.

Yuengling Flight is easy-drinking and low-calorie, it’s a more healthful alternative to enjoy anytime. For your friends who are looking to level-up in the new year, a gift of Yuengling FLIGHT will look great under the tree.

Find Yuengling FLIGHT near you.


  • PRESS | Premium Hard Seltzer | Sara Bozich

PRESS Premium Alcoholic Seltzer

Alcoholic seltzers are here to stay. Upgrade your bestie’s stash with PRESS.

PRESS is one of my favorite seltzer brands, and it’s sure to impress anyone on your list (even, perhaps, seltzer naysayers). Its interesting flavor combos (including all-new flavors!) and effervescence make these a pleasure to drink.

Find PRESS Premium Alcoholic Seltzer near you.


  • Atomic Dog Wines | Jack's Cider House

Mela Kitchen | Jack’s Hard Cider

If food and drink gifts are what you need, you can’t go wrong with any of the great ideas available from Mela Kitchen and Jack’s Hard Cider in Gettysburg.

Shop Atomic Dog wines, any of Jack’s Hard Ciders (Fireside is the perfect holiday pick!), or grab gift cards, swag, and more.

Cider can be purchased online and shipped! Local orders can be made online and picked-up!

Visit Mela Kitchen at Jack’s Hard Cider at 1865 Gettysburg Village Dr.,
Gettysburg.

Black Friday ONLY: Buy a bottle of Atomic Dog Wine, get the 2nd 25% off; Buy a 6-pack of Jack’s Hard Cider, get the 2nd 50% off; Short-sleeved t-shirts just $15; Spend $50 on food or merchandise, get a $10 gift card.


Elementary Coffee Co.

It doesn’t get better than local coffee, and we’re lucky to have a handful of quality roasters in the Harrisburg area.

Elementary Coffee Co. in Harrisburg created its Abominable Snow Blend just for the holidays, and you can grab a bag for the coffee monster on your list at either of Elementary’s two Harrisburg locations, or, order it online. Pair it with some helpful make-from-home tools, or other sweet Elementary Coffee swag for a great gift for anyone.

Shop Elementary Coffee Co. online or visit at 256 North St., Harrisburg, or at the Broad Street Market, 1233 N. Third St., Harrisburg.


RG Hummer Meats + Cheese

No matter what your holiday calls for, RG Hummer can provide it.

Now located in both the West Shore Farmers Market and Broad Street Market, RG Hummer can provide anything from your centerpiece entree to masterful meat and cheese boards.

Follow RG Hummer on Instagram and visit Broad Street Market, 1233 N. Third St., Harrisburg and West Shore Farmers Market, 900 Market St., Lemoyne.


Revittle Creamery

If you’re looking to wow you the cheese lover on your list, surprise them with Revittle Creamery.

Revittle is a small farmstead providing premium, artisanal cheeses in rural Cumberland County. Revittle’s creamy, delicious cheeses are a step above and will make an impression added to a cheeseboard, enjoyed in recipes, or on enjoyed on their own.

Shop Revittle online or visit the Broad Street Market, 1233 N. Third St., Harrisburg.


The JDK Group Catering & Events

While the holidays look different this year, JDK Group Catering & Events is here to help you celebrate the holidays at home.

Remove the burden of a big meal and treat yourself with one of JDK’s holiday catering packages.

You even can buy a JDK at Home gift card to treat someone else to a chef-prepared at-home meal! This year, they also are offering Holiday wreaths and DIY wreath kits!

Every fresh holiday wreath is unique! Choose from Farmhouse Christmas, Home for the Holidays, or Christmas in Charlestown. Accents may include but are not limited to: a decorative Burgundy Velvet or Gold Sheer Bow, Dried Fruits, Cotton Sprigs, Pine Cones, Cinnamon Sticks, Birch Bark Ribbon Accents, and Vintage Bells.

DIY Holiday Wreath Kits include an 18” Wreath Frame, a mix of winter greens, spool of wire, pruners, premade holiday bow, and coordinating accents.

*All DIY Boxes to be designed individually by JDK’s in-house designers, creating a special look for you with coordinating ribbon, and accents based on your suggestions.

Shop Holiday Wreaths and Kits here, and order JDK’s Home for the Holidays Packages online here.


Want more great gift ideas?

Check out our entire #ShopLocal Gift Guide and our Black-Owned Business list.

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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