It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and with this season comes seemingly never-ending to-do lists. Between the holiday meals to prep for and prepare, parties to attend, and gifts to buy, many people choose to order their gifts online for the convenience. But, with a variety of shops offering gifts for everyones’ individual tastes right here in Berks County, you can support local businesses and give truly special, unique, and personal gifts this holiday season.
While at Folino Estate in Kutztown, PA, you can cross off two items on your to-do list — a gift for the wine lover in your life as well as bottles of wine for all of your holiday meals. With a wide selection of award-winning white, red, dry, and sweet wines, you’re sure to please everyone on your guest list. If you’re not sure about the specific wine preferences of someone you’re purchasing a gift for, consider a gift card that they can use on food or a wine tasting as well.
Now that you have found the perfect bottle to excite the palate of the wine enthusiast on your list, head to the Holistic Skate Shop to find the perfect set of wheels or apparel for the trendsetter you know. The skateshop, located in West Reading, has more to offer than just eye-catching skateboards. You can find popular shoes, hoodies, hats, shirts, and more, that are sure to be on many wish lists this year. Who wouldn’t want to ride into the New Year in style?
For those looking to ride into the year on a larger set of wheels, Classic Harley Davidson in Reading, PA, is the place to go! If a new motorcycle is understandably not in your gift giving budget, you can find fan-favorite apparel of the brand and bike parts for those looking to upgrade their current ride. If you do drive home on a new bike, make sure you have a bow big enough, as wrapping paper may not do the trick!
Give a gift that can be passed down for generations to come. Sorrelli is a family-owned jewelry design company based in Kutztown, PA and they offer handcrafted jewelry made from genuine semi-precious stones and high-quality Austrian crystals. Their jewelry is designed with every woman in mind.
Receiving a one-of-a-kind handmade gift is special and something everyone will treasure. If you’re stuck on what to get the individuals on your list that seem to have “everything,” the Leesport Farmer’s Market Christmas Craft Fair is sure to not disappoint. The fair takes place on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1, and hosts over 300 crafters. Past events featured hand-painted Christmas decorations, crocheted dolls, and motivational signs, and more! You won’t find these gifts anywhere else!
Support a local business AND local artists when you shop at the Arts Barn in Schuylkill County, PA. The Arts Barn is home to the “world’s only Handmade Ornament Forest.” The trees are adorned with over a thousand handmade ornaments, each with a story and artist that you can learn more about. You can also shop homemade delicacies, body care products, jewelry and accessories, home decor, a Hanukkah section, and much more. You can even leave with a thoughtfully put together gift basket with many of the treasures from the Arts Barn. It’s truly a one-stop shop!
If there’s still more room on your tree to decorate, Mudough’s Christmas Barn has you covered! When you step inside the century-old barn, you’ll feel as if you were transported to a winter wonderland. The Barn will make spirits bright with hundreds of ornaments, nativity scenes, stockings, light sets, and garland. Decorating your home this year for the holidays will be easy and fun, thanks to Mudough's Christmas Barn.
Looking for sweet stocking stuffers? The Peppermint Stick Candy Store in Boyertown sells nostalgic candy, chocolate truffles, and over 15 varieties of mix and match candy. Plus, you can get your holiday advent calendars for the season to count down the days until Christmas. You can also find everything you need to decorate your cookies or your own gingerbread houses that are sure to blow your competition away!
If you want to get all of your holiday shopping done early while avoiding the Black Friday crowds, consider shopping Small Business Saturday in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Not only will you find truly special gifts for everyone on your list at reasonable prices, but you’ll also be supporting local businesses in your own community.