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    Your local Lancaster stocking stuffer gift guide

    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.

    Sweet Legacy Gourmet 

    LEFT: Miesse Candies. RIGHT: Spice & Tea Exchange of Lancaster.

    Sweet Legacy Gourmet

    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.

     

    Miesse Candy

    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.

     

    Lancaster Central Market

    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.

     

    Kitchen Kettle Village

    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.

     

    Freinschaft Market 

    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.

     

    Lancaster Central Market

    LEFT: Freinschaft Market. RIGHT: Kitchen Kettle Village. 

    Ream Jewelers 

    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.

     

    Tiger’s Eye

    Shopping Checklist: Necklaces, rings, bracelets, accessories, scarves, bags, purses, wallets, and more. Shop style that adds coziness to the cold winter months.

     

    Ten Thousand Villages

    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.

     

    Ten Thousand Villages

    LEFT: Reams Jewelers. RIGHT: Tiger's Eye. 

    Barrick Candles

    Barrick Candles 

    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.

     

    Friendship Heart Gallery 

    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.

     

    Details

    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.

     

    Creatively Lancaster

    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.

     

    LEFT: Details. MIDDLE: Friendship Heart Gallery. RIGHT: Creatively Lancaster (this photo features items by Jeremy Friedly from #glassforyourmom)

    Ellicott & Co. 

    LEFT: Telltale Dress. RIGHT: Bellaboo. 

    Ellicott & Co.

    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.

     

    Telltale Dress

    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.

     

    Bellaboo

    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.

     

    Sophie Stargazer

    LEFT: Charlotte Shoppe. MIDDLE: Taupe. RIGHT: Festoon. 

    Sophie Stargazer

    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.

     

    Taupe

    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.

     

    Charlotte Shoppe

    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.

     

    Festoon 

    Shopping Checklist: Locally-made accessories, home decor items, handbags, sunglasses, essential oils, creams, body wash, and more. Pamper your loved ones with thoughtful presents.