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    Your Local 2018 Lancaster City Holiday Gift Guide

    Our 2018 Gifting Guide is sponsored by Community First Fund, a mission-driven, community-focused alternative lender. Community First Fund ensures that capital is invested where it is needed the most.

     

     

    ‘Tis the season for thoughtful gifting.

     

    The holidays are about traditions. Some new, some classic, and all of them uniquely yours.

     

    Shopping local provides an eclectic array of unique and purposeful gifts that add even more meaning to your gifting exchange. Share meaning and make memories this season knowing you’re supporting local businesses and organizations right here in the heart of Lancaster.

     

    In the A-Z shopping guide below, explore a curated collection of diverse gifts sourced locally from Lancaster that will be perfect for everyone on your list, and learn more about holiday shopping experiences you can’t miss!

     

    Also, view our 2018 Lancaster Giving Guide where you can make an impact by supporting local nonprofit organizations in the community.

     

    1) Your 2018 Lancaster Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

    The Shoppe At AK Interiors

     

    Stylish furniture, gifts, décor, and custom art, as well as unique entertaining pieces, are just a few of the offerings
    at The Shoppe at AK Interiors.

     

    Shop: Jewelry, holiday items, florals, tabletop, art, and giftware.

     

    Where: 246 W Orange St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Barrick Design Candles

     

    Handcrafted in their Lancaster studio, Barrick artisan candles are unscented and add a modern, contemporary touch to any room. Available in a variety of colors and sizes, they’re ideal for celebrations, holidays, and everyday use.

     

    Shop: Autumn tone candles for the Thanksgiving table, favorite-color candles for friends and lovers, bright red and green candles for the Christmas buffet, silver and blue candles for New Year’s celebrations, and yellow and orange candles for those long winter nights.

     

    Where: 541 N Mulberry St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Bed & Bath Affair

     

    Make your home a haven for the holidays. Bed & Bath Affair’s team of design and décor professionals will help you imagine the possibilities while focusing on the colors, textures, and styles that reflect your personal taste and aesthetic.

     

    Shop: Distinctive home décor, unique home accents, luxury spa products, uncommon gifts, and bedding.

     

    Where: 641 Harrisburg Ave. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook

    BellaBoo

     

    Offering stylish and high-quality clothing, as well as carefully crafted toys and gifts, BellaBoo is Lancaster’s go-to family-centered shopping experience.

     

    Shop: Red & Barton engravable keepsakes, Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags, Nancy Tillman holiday books, Kikee Pants pajama sets, specialty children’s learning toys & games, and more.

     

    Where: 32 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    BUiLDiNG CHARACTER

     

    BUiLDiNG CHARACTER is a collection of 60+ shops from local makers in 10,000 square feet of historic warehouses in the heart of Downtown Lancaster’s premier shopping destination: the 300 Block of North Queen Street.

     

    Shop: Gifts for the lover of Lancaster, mugs, bath salts, candles, DIY paints, jewelry, accessories, vintage clothing, antiques, ethically sourced accessories, soaps, handcrafted furniture & home décor, artwork, collectibles, and more.

     

    Where: 342 North Queen St. Lancaster, PA. 

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Charlotte Shoppe

     

    Located in the heart of Lancaster City, Charlotte Shoppe offers a variety of women’s footwear, apparel, and accessories. For over 13 years, they’ve continued to handpick all of their styles to help make women look and feel fabulous.

     

    Shop: Cozy slippers, fun wristlets, initial necklaces, go-to favorite sweaters, UGG boots, and sparkling accessories by Sorrelli.

     

    Where: 32 West King St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook

    Coleson Fine Clothiers

     

    Shane and Kaitlin Behmer bring you the absolute finest in men’s and women’s clothing from European family-owned mills and the runways of NYC. In 2019, they are moving to an expanded space with even more opportunities for an exceptional experience including a full whiskey bar, custom tailoring on site, and plenty of parking. Find them at 1476 Lititz Pike this spring.

     

    Shop: Alden boots handcrafted in Massachusetts, cable knit kinross cashmere sweaters, sterling silver Konstantino cuffs handcrafted in Greece, and a unique custom clothing experience.

     

    Where: 36 North Queen St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Cork Collection

     

    Have a reason to celebrate, looking for a gift for your special someone, or a little sparkle for you? Cork Collection has curated an extraordinary collection of jewelry, handbags, accessories, tabletop décor, and partyware. If you don’t know what they truly wish for, the stylish Cork team is there to help. If you feel the need to drop a subtle hint, work with a team member to create your own wish list to be sure you get exactly what will make your party season shine.

     

    Shop: Statement jewelry, beaded handbags, champagne pajamas, velvet journal and feather pen, tabletop, decanter & glassware to ring in the New Year, and more.

     

    Where:480 New Holland Ave Suite 7103, Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    David Lyall Home

     

    David Lyall Home helps clients transform their spaces with beautiful, comfortable, and functional design solutions. Their retail showroom is full of gifts and home accents perfect for the holiday season.

     

    Shop: Explore the retail showroom featuring an assortment of eclectic home décor, light fixtures, furniture, wall hangings & artwork, and unique gifts.

     

    Where: 241 N Prince St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Details

     

    On Queen Street, Details shares unique gifts, home décor, and stationery with a focus on celebrating living.

     

    Shop: Fine stationary, unique home décor, and personalized gifts.

     

    Where: 30 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Domaci

     

    Get a sneak peek of what is coming to Lancaster City! Domaci is an eclectic home furnishing store coming to Lancaster in 2019 and opening at 101NQ. This holiday season, get a taste of what’s to come and shop online on their website.

     

    Shop: A carefully curated collection of home décor including couches, tables, rugs, lighting, local favorites, and handmade goods.

     

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Ellicott & Co.

     

    Inspired by maker communities across the USA—and right here in your backyard—Ellicott & Co. came about as a way to bring uncommon, quality goods to the City of Lancaster.

     

    Shop: Apparel, barware, kitchenware, mugs, Lancaster t-shirts, candles, Lancaster posters, spices, notebooks, beard oils, soaps, bags, boots, coats, outerwear, shoes, pipes, belts, luggage, watches, ties, gloves, wallets, cards, cologne, and more.

     

    Where: 45 N Market St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

     

    Don’t miss Ellicott & Co.’s special upcoming shopping events: 

    Black Friday Weekend (November 23-25) 20% off their entire selection in-store, Friday through Sunday. Ladies’ Night (December 13, 6-9pm) Live music, Sophie Stargazer trunk show, hors d’oeuvres, free gift wrapping, and 10-30% off at the register. 12 Days of Giving (December 13-24) Daily free giveaway to members on their email list

    Farbo Co.

     

    Farbo Co. is your new Downtown Lancaster one-stop shop and board game cafe for collectibles, card games, and more.

     

    Shop: Card games, board games, cosplay supplies, miniatures, collectibles, family games, word games, collectible card games, trivia games, plush, stickers, and more.

     

    Where: 147 East King St. Lancaster, PA. 

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Festoon

     

    Showcasing hand-chosen and meaningful goods, from clothes and jewelry to housewares, Festoon is the ultimate urban boutique. At the heart of the shop is Kathy Frey’s original clothing line Selga—a style-driven collection of mix-and-match clothing that combines comfort and function.

     

    Shop: Collectible Kevin Lehman glass tumblers, hand-thrown Terramundi money pots, hand-printed scripture stones, Brio exclusive personal care, engraved Lancaster est. 1729 trays, and more.

     

    Where: 202 N Duke St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    The Fulton Theatre

     

    From on-stage musical productions and experimental studio plays to workshops and apprenticeships, the Fulton Theatre provides a space for Lancaster, and the surrounding areas, to experience the theatre.

     

    Shop: Give the gift of an experience by purchasing tickets to one of the exciting upcoming Fulton shows including 42nd Street, Chicago, and Mamma Mia! Also check out the gift shop for Fulton merchandise like mugs, tshirts, posters, and more.

     

    Where: 12 North Prince Street. Lancaster, PA.

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Refresh Gift Shop at Garden Spot Village

     

    At Fig, we are thankful for our Community Supporters: organizations and businesses outside of the Lancaster City limits that still cultivate, support, and impact the Downtown community.

     

    Refresh is a unique boutique at Garden Spot Village where proceeds from gifts sold go back to the benevolence fund—a fund that helps residents continue care even if they are financially unable.

     

    Shop: Handmade jewelry, local artisan made gloves, scarves, and accessories, stuffed plush, puzzles, games, candles, home accents, clothing, and more.

     

    Where: 433 S. Kinzer Ave. New Holland, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Iron Hill Brewery

     

    Iron Hill looks to inspire with craft beers and handcrafted foods. Iron Hill is a regional brewery and restaurant, with locations spread around PA and beyond, but each batch of this beer is brewed locally—ensuring the flavor and ingredients provide a genuine Lancaster authenticity.

     

    Shop: Gift certificates, growlers, and beer gift packs.

     

    Where: 781 Harrisburg Pike. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Kitchen Kettle Village

    At Fig, we are thankful for our Community Supporters: organizations and businesses outside of the Lancaster City limits that still cultivate, support, and impact the Downtown community.

     

    Kitchen Kettle is a shopping destination featuring 40 distinct merchants offering everything from locally-made art, pottery and PA Dutch quilts, name-brand favorites like Brighton, PANDORA Jewelry, UGG and Minnetonka moccasins, to homemade baked goods, jams, and food.

     

    Shop: Jewelry, jellies, handmade gifts, baskets, local artisan crafts, ceramics, fashion, and more.

     

    Where: 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike. Intercourse, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Live Restless

    Brought to you by the same team who started Rolled Cold Creamery in Downtown Lancaster

     

    Live Restless is more than a brand—it is a lifestyle. It is all about striving for exciting experiences and adventures. To do so, you have to live restless—and discover so much about the world around you.

     

    Shop: Hand printed merchandise including shirts, hoodies, tank tops, hats, decals, and more.

     

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Plus don’t miss their release of new items on Thursday, November 22 at 9pm in time for Black Friday and the holiday season!

    Madcap & Co.

     

    Madcap & Co. is a shop offering hundreds of local, regional, U.S.-made, and fair trade products perfect for gifting.

     

    Shop: Lancaster favorites, jewelry, humorous cards, shirts, and collectibles, candles, candy, soaps, posters, artwork, home décor, locally made gifts, vintage finds, and more.

     

    Where: 310 North Queen St. Lancaster, PA.  

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Miesse Candies

     

    Miesse Candies was founded in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1875. For more than 140 years, they have been dedicated to providing fresh, quality chocolates to customers. They use all natural ingredients, such as pure vanilla, real butter, and fresh cream, with no added preservatives.

     

    Shop: Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! Browse chocolate-covered fruits, pretzels, nuts, white chocolate, dark chocolate, candy bars, gourmet sweets, and more.

     

    Where:118 N Water St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Nicole Taylor Boutique

     

    Located in the lower level of The Keppel Building, Nicole Taylor Boutique focuses on fashion, accessories, and gifts that are sustainable and ethically, USA made.

     

    Shop: Ethical & sustainable clothing, Makes Scents natural spa line, custom purses from Janel Almodovar, locally made Fontana Candles, leather earrings from So Fly, and more gifting items.

     

    Where: 325 N Queen St. b01, Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Now Listen Here

     

    Enjoy the ultimate in listening with music systems designed to fit your space. Audio expert Matt Early offers decades of experience to provide solutions for music lovers who appreciate unmatched sound quality and a refined look. Downsize without compromise.

     

    Shop: Headphones, turntables, speakers, computer audio, DACs, accessories, and more.

     

    Where:317 N Queen St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook

    Pappagallo

     

    On West Orange Street, Pappagallo offers contemporary women’s fashion, casual wear, and accessories.

     

    Shop: Contemporary women’s clothing and special occasion clothing and accessories.

     

    Where:28 W. Orange St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Penn Stone

     

    Penn Stone is Lancaster’s source for all things outdoors. Visit their showroom for this season’s most unique gifts and décor and be inspired by their expansive display of hardscaping, furniture, stone & brick—everything you need to transform your outdoor space!

     

    Shop: Fermob bistro sets, indoor/outdoor fire features, unique toes & handbags, nature-inspired home décor, and cozy throws.

     

    Where: 190 W Ross St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    The Pop’d Shop

     

    New Pop’d shop in Lancaster City is freshly opened and ready to serve popcorn (and more!) to the community. The corn is locally sourced from Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op.

     

    Shop: A variety of popcorn flavors like Caramel Sugar, Killa Crab, Gingerbread, and many more. Also serving hot and cold beverages, Popsies (popsicles), Poptoast (a delicious treat using Ric’s Bread), and more.

     

    Where: 348 N. Queen Street. Lancaster, PA.

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Ream Jewelers

     

    Since 1935, Ream Jewelers has been providing customers with the finest quality in jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands, watches, and gifts from an extensive collection of top designers in the jewelry industry.

     

    Shop: Polished pewter wine stopper & pour, custom letter necklace in 14K white, yellow, or rose gold, 14K gold diamond earrings, and a variety of jewelry under $150.

     

    Where: 58 North Queen St. Lancaster, PA.

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

     

    Passion for fresh olive oil and high quality vinegars shines at Seasons through educational classes, local restaurant partnerships, and chef-driven cooking demonstrations.

     

    Shop: Olive oils, specialty oils, vinegars, accessories, gift cards & sets, salts, seasonings, pasta, pantry, party favors, and more.

     

    Where: 36 W King St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook

    Sophie Stargazer Boutique

     

    Featuring designer brands with sustainability in mind, Sophie Stargazer brings you beautiful fashion and gifts that are both stylish and have a purpose.

     

    Shop: Ethically made apparel, eco-friendly bath & body, handmade jewelry, and local artist gifts.

     

    Where: 323 N Queen St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Spice And Tea Exchange

     

    With a mission of “creating & sharing the experience of a more flavorful life,” The Spice and Tea Exchange offers spices, teas, custom blends, sugars, salts, and more.

     

    Shop: Unique seasonings, exotic teas, salt from around the world, new globally inspired teapots, accessories for tea lovers, and more.

     

    Where: 20 W Orange St. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Taupe

     

    At TAUPE it’s individual STYLE that sets you apart in the retail world. Age is limitless. So simple, so elegant. Come see the terrific tasteful treasures of TAUPE.

     

    Shop: Handbags, jewelry, gift certificates, fashion, and more

     

    Where: 398 Harrisburg Ave #150. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

    Telltale Dress

     

    Telltale Dress offers curated vintage fashion mixed with carefully selected artisan jewelry & apothecary goods, antiques & gifts.

     

    Shop: Vintage clothing, artisan jewelry & apothecary goods, antiques, cards, accessories, unique home accents, candles, and gifts.

     

    Where:334 N. Queen Street. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook

    Ten Thousand Villages

     

    Shop with intention and give ethically sourced gifts crafted by hand. As pioneers of fair trade, Ten Thousand Villages does business differently, putting people and planet first since 1946. Join the global maker-to-market movement—connecting you with ten thousand villages around the world.

     

    Shop: Inscribed brass singing bowls from Nepal, fringed chenille blanket scarves handwoven in Ecuador, brass-inlayed Shesham wood games handmade in India, and other global gifts from fair trade makers.

     

    Where: Downtown Lancaster: 4 W King St. Lancaster, PA Outlets: 35 S Willowdale Dr #119. Lancaster, PA

    Explore: Website

    Follow: Facebook, Instagram

     

     

    2) Shopping Experiences You Can’t Miss

    LEFT: Gifts That Give Hope has opportunities for donations to nonprofit groups (like Clare House), and ethical gifting opportunities. RIGHT: Creatively Lancaster Makers Markets feature an assortment of local vendors and artists. 

    Gifts That Give Hope

    When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 10am-4pm

     

    The 11th Annual Lancaster Gifts That Give Hope is on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10am to 4pm and features ways to give back, shop ethically, and invest in transformative causes. There are 30 organizations that serve a variety of local and international needs that attendees can donate to ranging from local nonprofits to global charitable organizations. Then explore the Ethical Marketplace—a space full of vendors that represent a larger movement. By purchasing items from these organizations, you can help support initiatives that give back to others, cultivate communities around the world, and ensure a socially conscious lifestyle.

     

    Find out more on the website

     

    Creatively Lancaster Makers Market

    When: 

    Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 9am at the former Bon-Ton space at Park City Mall

    Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 9am at the former Bon-Ton space at Park City Mall

    Saturday, December 22, 2018 – 9am at the former Bon-Ton space at Park City Mall

     

    At the Creatively Lancaster Makers Market you will find a curated assortment of talented makers, creators, artists, hobbyists, crafters, bakers, and the like, showcasing their original creations, unique wares, and beautiful designs. Shop local and shop with intention! This December the market will be at the former Bon-Ton space at Park City Mall.

     

    Find out more on the website

     

     

    Lancaster Marketplace

     

    Craving a taste of some Downtown Lancaster favorites? Lancaster Marketplace is a suburban market for locally sourced and artisanal products full of City staples. Stop in for fresh ingredients or prepared meals and meet the standholders —small, independent companies who have a true passion for their craft and a desire to serve the community around them. It’s located at 2084 Fruitville Pike Lancaster, PA.

     

    Find out more on the website

     

    Lancaster Central Market

     

    Lancaster Central Market—the country’s oldest continuously operated public farmers’ market is a place where memories are made, recipes perfected, treats shared, and stories cultivated. More than 60 local vendors call the beautiful 1889 Market House home three days (Tuesdays and Fridays 6am-4pm, Saturdays 6am-2pm), when it opens its doors to welcome the surrounding community.

     

    Find out more on the website

    LEFT: Taylor Chip Co. sells cookies at Lancaster Marketplace. RIGHT: The historic Lancaster Central Market. 

     

    Explore these shops, and more, to make this holiday season one of the best. Shop local, give with meaning, and celebration the togetherness of the season.

     

     

     

    Our 2018 Gifting Guide is sponsored by Community First Fund, a mission-driven, community-focused alternative lender. Community First Fund ensures that capital is invested where it is needed the most. They seek to create positive change by providing financing to both new and growing small businesses, commercial real estate projects located in low income and downtown neighborhoods, housing development for low and moderate income families, and community organizations. Find out more on this transformative nonprofit headquartered in Lancaster and watch the new video spotlighting their five pillars to building bridges to vibrant communities.