It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time to give thanks, celebrate the joys of the season, and honor family traditions with your loved ones. For many, the day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, traditionally kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season, but this year may look a little different for many reasons.
However, resist the urge to head online to a big box retailer to purchase your holiday gifts, and instead go local to explore the many great small business options in your own community.
The Dancing Tree Creations Artisans’ Gallery & Studio’s motto is “when common just won’t do!” Find one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted art work and gifts at Dancing Tree Creations made by talented North American Artisans. Not only will you be giving a unique holiday gift that anyone would love, but you’ll also be supporting talented artists and a local business.
The Boyertown store wants their customers to know who created the works they purchase and the story behind each item. With over 200 local and national artists’ work on display, you’re sure to find something you love.
We all know someone who will tell us not to get them a gift this year because they “already have everything,” but we bet they wouldn’t turn down a trip to Tina’s Salon and Day Spa in West Reading! Everyone could use a little pampering this time of year and Tina's Salon and Day Spa packages for both men and women will help you relax and feel your best.
Their packages offer a variety of services including facials, massages, pedicures, manicures, makeovers, and more! Browse them online to find the perfect one for your friend or family member or plan a spa day out together!
Who doesn’t love a wardrobe upgrade especially when it’s hand dyed, wearable art from local artists? Allison Clothing Company boutique and gallery in West Reading not only has clothing and accessories to choose from for gifts, but they also carry beauty and wellness products, home decor, incense, crystals, and more.
For a unique and one-of-a-kind gift, Allison Clothing Company has you covered!
For the music lovers in your life who are interested in learning how to play an instrument or upgrade their current musical equipment, head to Funky Frets in Boyertown for everything you need.
Funky Frets is Boyertown’s premiere music location for lessons, workshops, instruments and music goodies.The “mom and pop music store” is a first class music store and professional one-on-one private lesson studio with a weekly selection of workshops and group instruction options. Get your loved one started on their musical journey and you may just receive a shoutout at the GRAMMYs one year!
When shopping for a couple in your life, a gift card for a date night out is always appreciated! The Barrel & Ale in Boyertown is a great option as it offers a warm, rustic, comfortable, open and inviting atmosphere along with delicious, locally sourced food and hand-crafted cocktails. The restaurant features a game room, large full bar, and biergarten to enjoy meals outdoors during warmer seasons.
Who doesn’t miss a night at the movies with freshly made popcorn and your favorite genre playing on the big screen? Everyone’s favorite local theater in Hamburg is opening on Nov. 28 with safety guidelines in place and just in time to air popular holiday films.
The historic Strand Theater, a nostalgic one screen venue, dates back to 1920 and will play favorite holiday movies this season including Polar Express, Elf, Christmas Vacation, It’s a Wonderful Life, and more! Purchase movie tickets to give as a memorable family gift for all ages.
When you purchase a holiday gift from a local or small business, you’re not only making the day for the receiver of the gift, but also for the family behind the local business in your community. Shop small and make a BIG impact this holiday season.