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Stockings. I love them. The classic red fuzzy stockings with white fluffy trim. Or the woven designs of a happy snowman smiling in full-on holiday cheer.
Each Christmas morning I would run downstairs to find my stocking full of unique, fun gifts—from little toys and candy bars, to collectibles and new mittens.
This year, why not shop local to get all the stocking stuffers for your holiday celebrations? Here’s a list of some sweet spots in Lancaster where you can shop unique gifts.
Shopping Checklist: Handcrafted, homemade, and from-scratch desserts including fudge, cookies, caramels, popcorn, speciality items, brittle, and more. Stop by the store downtown Lititz or hit up the market stand at Central Market in Lancaster.
Shopping Checklist: Fresh, old-fashioned, natural chocolates (milk, dark, white), and speciality items like chocolate-dipped pretzels, fruits and nuts, party mints, peanut butter cups, sugar free candy, and more. Who wouldn’t want some sweet treats in their stocking?
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Lancaster
Shopping Checklist: A large assortment of unique spices, seasonings, blends, rubs, teas, salts, specialized sugars, global recipes, grains, olive oils & extracts, holiday gift bundles, and more. From the foodie to the baker in your life, this shop has it all.
Shopping Checklist: Over 65 stands are at Central Market providing shoppers with opportunity to browse speciality food items, flowers, candy, gifts, pretzels, breads, collectibles, crafts, snacks, pastries, ethnic foods, herbs, spices, teas, and more. We love grabbing some local treats and gifts from this market downtown.
Shopping Checklist: Discover over 40 shops and restaurants full of baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, food, pottery, artwork, quilts, jewelry, accessories, and more. This village is the perfect place to find handmade, local gifts for everyone on your list.
Shopping Checklist: Local cheese, breads, prepared speciality foods, seasonal treats, artisan goods, bulk foods, locally-made items, and more. Foodies unite—this new shop in Lancaster boasts a large assortment of specialty foods you don’t want to miss.
Shopping Checklist: Designer jewelry, fashion jewelry, diamonds, engagement rings, wedding bands, timepieces, necklaces, watches, diamonds, and more. Add some sparkle to your holiday celebrations and give the gift that will shine for years to come.
Shopping Checklist: Necklaces, rings, bracelets, accessories, scarves, bags, purses, wallets, and more. Shop style that adds coziness to the cold winter months.
Shopping Checklist: Fair trade and ethically sourced jewelry, handbags, scarves, hats, home accents, ornaments, garlands, nativities, drink ware, soaps, candles, and more. This organization empowers artisans around the world to have safe working conditions, fair wages, and a sustainable income—plus the products are great for anyone on your list.
Shopping Checklist: All kinds of beautiful candles—holiday candles, advent candles, home accents, and more. These unique and gorgeously-designed handmade candles make any room glow in beauty. We love the different forms and colors to choose from.
Shopping Checklist: A variety of paintings, artwork, and notecards are available for purchase. Friendship Heart Gallery provides value through artistic expression to Artists with intellectual disabilities—and the sales directly impact that mission.
Shopping Checklist: Home decor gifts, candles, frames, barware, kitchenware, hand-blown glass vases, stationary, holiday gift bundles, and more. We love the assortment of beautiful home goods and gifts curated for your lifestyle.
Shopping Checklist: Unique crafts, art, food, decor, gifts, and more, all crafted by local makers. Creatively Lancaster’s Makers Market showcases a large variety of talented makers, creators, artists, hobbyists, crafters, and bakers. The Market will be open on Dec. 9, 15, and 16. More details here.
Shopping Checklist: Menswear, t-shirts, cookware, luggage, barware, candles, cologne, books, stationary, socks, ties, bowties, pocket knives, pipes, spices, local Lancaster gifts, and more. This shop, and its offerings, is inspired by local makers and storied craftsmanship. You won’t go wrong at this gifting destination.
Shopping Checklist: Handmade jewelry, accessories, hats, belts, bags, purses, seasonal gifts, and more. You’ll find an incredible assortment of one-of-a-kind vintage gifts and unique fashion items at this shop.
Shopping Checklist: All the great items needed for the little tots in your life—including baby gear, baby and toddler toys, clothing and accessories, baby essentials, nursery items, stuffed animals, educational games, books, and more. Make the little ones smile this season with this adorable local boutique.
Shopping Checklist: Accessories, jewelry, socks, pins, magnets, bags, makeup kits, candles, lotion, hair accessories, cards, and more. At this boutique, there is a focus on sustainability, ethical fashion, and fair trade gifts.
Shopping Checklist: Bags, accessories, jewelry, holiday items, stylish gifts, and more. Spruce up your holiday gifting with stylish stocking stuffers that are sure to please the fashionista in your life.
Shopping Checklist: A mix of jewelry, unique accessories, footwear, gifts, handbags, apparel, and more. From seasonal winter wear to accessories sure to impress at all your holiday celebrations, stop by this local store.
Shopping Checklist: Locally-made accessories, home decor items, handbags, sunglasses, essential oils, creams, body wash, and more. Pamper your loved ones with thoughtful presents.