The Best #ShopLocal Holiday Prep Ideas | Gift Guide

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This gift guide covers local Harrisburg area small businesses that will have you more than ready this holiday season. From food options to decor, this guide will have you holiday-ready in no time. Plus, purchasing with one of these vendors supports a small business — what could be better?

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Gift Guide: Holiday Prep

The JDK Group Catering & Events

Channel the cozy feelings and make the holidays easier this year by booking a fully produced event with The JDK Group. Their event specialists, expert chefs, and innovative floral and design teams create a stress-free planning experience so you can relax, stay comfortable, and truly cherish the time with your loved ones.

The #HomefortheHolidays season is the best time to celebrate cherished traditions, dig into your favorite dishes, and relive the best memories with all the important people in your life. Whichever traditions you celebrate during the holidays, The JDK Group Catering & Events can create the perfect atmosphere.

View The JDK Group’s Holiday Menu here. Then, check out their incredible Holiday Floral & Design here.

Book your event today with The JDK Group.

R.G. Hummers Meat + Cheese

R.G. Hummer is a family-owned butcher offering high-quality meats and cheeses and custom cut cuts, no matter your needs. Hummer’s hams and prime ribs make a spectacular centerpiece for your holiday table.

Hummer’s ham is a holiday staple. Just imagine the smell and taste of Hummer’s signature Apple and Hickory wood-smoked and sugar-cured ham roasting in the oven. Choose from either Old Fashioned bone-in (12-18 pounds) or boneless (5-12 pounds) hams to fit your holiday gathering.

Make a statement with a Standing Prime Rib Roast. R.G. Hummer carries premium Bone-In Standing Roasts and boneless roasts custom cut to any size.

Shop RG Hummer at both the Broad Street Market and West Shore Farmers Market.

Cornerstone Coffeehouse

Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill offers two options to help with your holiday planning: catering and private dinners.

If you’re looking for something special for your family or your office, Cornerstone can provide catered options for either pick-up or delivery. Get creative with breakfast, lunch, or brunch options to choose from. Cornerstone also can also help design a custom menu with hors d’oeuvres featuring charcuterie, crudite, fresh fruit and other bite-sized holiday-inspired magic!

Of course, f you need space for the event itself, Cornerstone’s Culinary Kitchen is available, along with Chef Chuck LaPorta, to prepare an incredible holiday-inspired meal that will leave your guests feeling festive, appreciated and very full! These dinners are live demonstrations where your guests will be entertained and learn valuable cooking techniques.

Contact Sue Pera at for details. 

MoMo BBQ Co.

Whether you’re looking for whole dinners for the family or Holiday Boxed Meals for a group, MoMo BBQ Co. has you covered this holiday season.

Christmas Dinner Specials feature MoMo’s Smoked Turkeys, Smoked Turkey Breasts, or Smoked Cherry Glazed Pit Hams. Whole Dinners include one of the above mains, mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet cream corn, green beans and pumpkin and/or apple pie! Sides also are available a la carte.

Pre-order by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17; schedule a pick-up time for Thursday, Dec. 23.

Holiday Boxed Meals are a new addition — by request of customers — with three options to choose from.

Lunch Boxed Meals feature a sandwich (choose 1 meat), one side (choose from cheesy macaroni, luau baked beans, green beans, cole slaw, or tater salad), one sauce, and a cookie of choice (chocolate chip or snickerdoodle). Holiday Lunch Boxes are $110 per 10 meals.

The 2 Meat Platter includes choice of two meats, two sides, two sauces for $140 for 10 meals.

Christmas Boxed Meals include Smoked Turkey Breast and/or Pit Ham, housemade mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, and turkey gray (cherry glaze for pit ham), plus choice of sweet cream corn or green beans, and a slide of pumpkin or apple pie. Christmas Boxed Meals are $160 per 10 meals. Additional sides can be added for $3 each.

All Holiday Boxed Meals require a min. 48-hour notice and min of 10 meals per order.

Call MoMo BBQ Co. at (717) 550-7995 to order.

Live in Color Boutique

Whether you’re in need of holiday decor, new-to-you furniture, or gifts, Live in Color Boutique in Camp Hill is stocked with options. Live in Color’s passion is distressed and rehabbed furniture, and could be just what you need to add to your living space before hosting this year. They have the perfect holiday accents to revamp your interior to be ready for guests — or Santa!

If it’s gifts you need, check out some of the items from local artisans, like handmade wooden ornaments (perfect for dressing up a bottle of wine (see below!), or hot chocolate bombs (an ideal teacher gift!), scarves and hats, and much MUCH more.

Find Live in Color Boutique at Neighbors & Smith at 1801 Market St., Camp Hill (back of building).

Wines ‘Til Sold Out (WTSO)

I already mentions Wines ‘Til Sold Out in the Food + Drink Gift Guide, but there’s no reason you can’t use WTSO’s Holiday Shop to prepare for the season’s fêtes and gathings.

The Holiday Collection is loaded with great options for any festivity — and FREE shipping on any order – Yes! To Pennsylvania! WTSO’s shipping is also fast, and you can easily choose a ship date that works for you.

For an easy solution to your holiday party, however, consider the WTSO Holiday Party Case! It includes two bottles of six wines — from Alsatian bubbly, white Burgundy, and Loire Sauvignon Blanc to Oregon Pinot Noir, a Super Tuscan, and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon — something for everyone. Or just me!

Follow WTSO on Instagram for these and more flash deals all season long!



Sara Bozich
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