Shop Local: Here’s Our Top Area Destinations for Holiday Gifts

By Bricco Posted on December 14th, 2016

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When it comes to gift-giving, our motto is this: the more local, the better! We love supporting small businesses in the area and finding unique treasures for our friends and family. If you still have plenty of holiday shopping to do, here are a few of our favorite places to shop local this Christmas to find presents for under the tree!

Foodie Fodder

If you’re shopping for a kitchen whiz, chances are good he or she is probably stocked with all the latest gadgets. But what cook couldn’t use a few more local ingredients to experiment with? We stock up whenever we head to the Park Street Pantry in downtown York. Inside, you’ll find infused olive oil, unique herbs and spices, tasty sauces and flavored honeys.

Short on time? Pick up a pre-made gift basket or hostess gift! You won’t be disappointed with the variety or the flavors you’ll find in this quaint little shop.

Pampering Essentials

Back in the day, body washes from Bath and Body Works were the go-to holiday gift. But while strong fragrances and bright lotions and potions have gone by the wayside, encouraging the ladies iharrin your life to pamper themselves has not.

Sunrise Soap Company in downtown Gettysburg offers a variety of handmade essential oil soaps, fragrance oil soaps, specialty soaps, lotion bars, body butters, foot care, hair care and facial care. The scents are amazing and the products will leave your skin feeling like you just left the spa. In fact, you might want to pick up something for yourself while you’re there!

For a Fashionista

Look no further than The Plum in downtown Harrisburg for unique fashionable finds. This boutique has been a downtown staple for nearly 50 years and specializes in quality, high-end items from all around the world. Be sure to check out the variety of clothing — which runs the gamut from dressy to casual and petite to plus — shoes, jewelry and handbags. Let the style experts at Plum help you find gifts that are sure to be a hit!

Get Crafty

It’s easy to get lost in the nearly one-dozen rooms inside Down a Country Road in Hummelstown. The 1940s-era, two-story brick home is packed to the brim with country-style home décor and gift items — many made in the workshop out back.

With themed rooms for Christmas, autumn, flags, gardening, ladies, men and kitchen, you’ll get your fill of Etsy-worthy items without having to pay rush shipping to make sure your presents arrive in time for the holidays!

Midstate Experience

Another favorite gift for our Midstate friends and family is gift cards to experience all the area has to offer. Think outside the box with tickets for the Hershey Bears, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra or a show at the Whitaker Center.

Wherever you decide to shop local this Christmas, don’t forget Bricco offers gift certificates! The promise of a delicious, Mediterranean-inspired dinner and expertly crafted cocktails is always a hit under the tree. Call us today at 717-724-0222!


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