It's the season of giving and in Bucks County, there's a whole lot of fabulous things to give! Holiday shopping can be a whole lot of fun, especially with the great local boutique and shopping destinations in Bucks County. The tough part is deciding what to get for the people you care about most!
Well, we're here to help. Bucks Happening has searched high & low for the best gifts in Bucks County to take the stress out of holiday shopping. With so much time saved, you can spend more time exploring all of the fantastic holiday events! Check out the 2011 Bucks Happening Holiday Gift Guide:
For the guy or gal with a quirky, fun personality:
“Life is Good” Merchandise at Simply Comfortable, Lahaska
“Life is Good” when you're holiday shopping at Simply Comfortable in Peddler's Village, your genuine neighborhood Life is Good shoppe. Simply Comfortable provides T's, Sweatshirts, PJ's, Caps, Socks, and Mugs, featuring Jake, Jackie, and Rocket in graphics that reflect seasonal themes. Check out the Life is Good Holiday Gift Guide for lots of awesome ideas and then head to Simply Comfortable to pick up your gift. For all the latest, “Like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/simplycomfortable and “follow” them on twitter at twitter.com/SimplyComfort.
79 Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA 18931, (215) 794-7901
For Both the Big & Little Biking Enthusiasts:
Guy's Bicycles in Feasterville
Is it time to buy your child his first bicycle? Or, is your “little one,” not so little anymore and ready for a bigger bike, or one without training wheels? If it's been a while since you've bike-shopped, you're in for a pleasant surprise at Guy's Bicycles in Feasterville. Today, there are more types of two-wheelers available from a wider variety of retailers than ever before. While this means you have a better selection, it also increases the possibility of purchasing the wrong bike or one that is lesser quality or poorly assembled. To help, here are some key tips to ensure that you get a bike your tyke will love.
Guys' also has the expert knowledge to help you find biking gifts for the hard-core cycling enthusiasts.
Guy's Bicycles, 326 East Street Road Langhorne, PA 19053, (215) 355-1166
For the person looking for a one-of-a-kind find:
Rice's Market in Solebury
One way that locals in the Philadelphia regions are making the most of their holidays budgets is by visiting Rice’s Market in New Hope, a thirty acre outdoor market open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Vendors come from all around, as they have for over 100 years, to sell their goods.
- Unique Finds
- Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
- Amish Meats & Baked Goods
- Antiques and Collectibles
For all the best deals at Rice's this year, check out Bucks Happening's Rice's Holiday Gift Guide.
6326 Greenhill Road New Hope, PA 18938, (215) 297-5993
For the Techie:
Mac Outfitters in Doylestown
IPads, IPods, Macbooks, & more- Apple products dominate have dominated holidays for the past few years! Need a little guidance in picking the perfect gadget or accessory? We recommend consulting the experts at MacOutfitters in Doylestown. Follow them on Facebook for all the latest Apple news & info.
739 N Easton Rd Doylestown, PA 18902, (215) 345-4411
For the person who appreciates unique, LOCAL products:
The Craft Boutique at Moyer Farmhouse in Chalfont
Some would say that today’s economy makes it impossible for small business owners to succeed, while others believe that anything is possible with a little hard work and dedication. Sue Gelb, a Bucks County resident and entrepreneur, believes the latter.
She began making floral arrangements for friends and family over 24 years ago. She continued to promote her creations at local venues, and for the past 16 years has devoted her time to promoting the Holiday Craft Boutique, held twice a year in Chalfont. She never dreamed her floral arrangements would become so popular that they would afford her the opportunity to launch a full time business as an artisan. Gelb’s hard work and dedication have proven otherwise.Sue has seized the opportunity to start a full-time business selling handcrafted goods. Her store, The Craft Boutique at Moyer Farmhouse is located at 308 N. Main Street in Chalfont. The beautiful Victorian farmhouse is the permanent home to 85 vendors from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio selling a multitude of items including soy candles, pet products, baby items, home décor, jewelry, kitchen products, candy, painted glassware, and of course, holiday and seasonal products.
To find out more about The Craft Boutique, and to take a virtual tour of the store, visit www.holidaycraftboutique.com. Phone 215-716-3077. Find us on Facebook at The Craft Boutique at Moyer Farmhouse.
308 Main Street, Chalfont, PA 18914
For the Health-Enthusiasts (or wannabe Health Enthusiasts!):
Bucks County Bootcamp
If you know someone looking for a fun way to get in shape this year, you can give the gift of wellness. Women of all fitness levels, sizes and ages are gaining great results with Bucks Adventure Boot Camp. Jump-start a fitness program whether a beginner, an avid fitness enthusiast, or just tired of the same old routine.
Bucks Adventure Boot Camp has a FUN approach to exercise, which led them to be voted the #1 Boot Camp in Bucks County on the Philly Hot List in 2010 and 2011.
Bucks Adventure Boot Camp is a four week outdoor fitness program that offers fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training – packed with fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness goals. Whether you want to lose weight to fit into that special dress, shed the extra pounds from a pregnancy or just get fit while having fun, this is the program that works for everyone.
Follow Bucks Adventure Bootcamp on Facebook.
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For the Fashionista or Fashionisto:
Savioni Boutique in New Hope:
DEAL ALERT! Special Savings on Black Friday Holiday Weekend: 10% off Savioni Gift Cards with Minimum of $50, Thanksgiving Day 11/24 thru Monday 11/28.
10 S. Main St., New Hope, PA 18938, (215) 862 5010, [email protected]
A Tasty Treat to Say You Care (Perfect for teachers, coaches, and co-workers!):
Truly Custom Cakery
Ranging from $2.25 – $35.00, Truly Custom Crunch is the most succulent blend of salty and sweet. It is concocted from a blend of popcorn, pecans and almonds that are coated with caramel toffee and drizzled with dark chocolate.
Truly Custom Crunch is perfect to give as a gift or to put out on your dessert table. Smaller sizes are ideal for gift giving to teachers, bus drivers, coaches, co-workers, etc. It’s that one dessert that will have your guest begging to learn where you found it!
Truly Custom Cakery also offers some amazing masterpieces (such as the snowman cake to the right) that is sure to be the talk of any holiday party.
For someone who deserves pampering:
Products & Services from The Face & Body Spa in Yardley
The perfect place for a quiet, serene escape is The Face and Body Spa. Clients voted them number 1 on Philly's Hotlist and one of ‘The Best of Bucks' because of the customized, holistic experience they offer. Revitalize with a deep tissue or sport massage, or unwind with an aromatherapy or warm stone massage. Enhance your appearance with facials, nail care, waxing or permanent hair reduction.
The Face and Body Spa has recently expanded, becoming The Face and Body Spa and Boutique. They now provide full hair services in semi private hair studios, custom blends cosmetics and applications, fashion accessories and great spa gifts. Take care of holiday gift giving with fabulous accessories including jewelry, handbags, hand-poured candles, robes, custom massage oils, lotions, scrubs and more! Visit The Face and Body Spa on South Main Street in Yardley or online at fbspa.com for a complete menu of services, spa packages and specials. Better yet, sign up for their makeover mania on december 1st and check them out in person.
9 S. Main Street, Yardley, Pa 19067, 215-369-0699
For someone special:
Mayfair Jewelers carries a large selection of designer jewelry from the world's top designers- Mastoloni, Diana, Simon G, Personality Jewelry Collection, and more. In addition, Mayfair carries a variety of watches and home accessories, included a fantastic selection of unique clocks.
Personality Jewelry Collection is an exclusive line of Italian bracelets, necklaces and earrings featuring the latest fashion sweeping the United States and Europe.
The Collection includes hundreds of different beads that allow you to “get personal” and create unique jewelry reflecting your own individual style. The beads are designed and produced in Europe featuring Italian Murano Glass, Onyx, Mother of Pearl, Sterling Silver, Gold and Bronze.
Follow Mayfair Jewelers on Facebook here.
2840 South Eagle Rd., Newtown, PA 18940, 215-579-1900
For the Trendsetter in Home Decor:
Blue Raccoon in Lambertville
Blue Raccoon, the award winning home furnishings and lifestyle store located in Lambertville, NJ opened in 1993. The showroom features a wide selection of upholstery styles and fabrics as part of the store's made-to-order upholstery selection; the latest furniture designs from the Mitchell Gold Company and an eye-catching assortment of home furnishings, rugs, lighting, accessories and beautiful accent pieces.
As “hands-on” owners who personally select the products for the store, Nicholas Bewsey and Nelson Zayas maintain their passion for retailing and believe it's important to inspire our customers and provide an extraordinary and satisfying shopping experience everyday. From the soft and inviting look of cozy slip covered sofas to the feel-good softness of their leather club chairs, Blue Raccoon Home Furnishings is the result of more than 18 years of retail experience and it reflects the store's mission: to create an environment where personal attention and exemplary service get top billing; and both you and the furniture are treated like stars.
6 Coryell Street in Lambertville, New Jersey
For the adventurous & active child or adult:
Give the gift of an unforgettable experience. The Bucks County Academy of Fencing, with locations in New Hope & Hatfield, offers gift cards and Taste of Fencing courses for beginners.
A Gift to Send to Make a BIG Impression:
Belle Basket in Warminster
Buon Natale – Translation? Merry Christmas. Your source for a delightful holiday gift basket. A holiday gift tradition that is fun, delightful and festive.
Belle Basket gift baskets feature imported products of the highest quality, at a great value. Give a gift that will be sure to impress. Our gift baskets feature imported Italian cheese, olive oils, roasted peppers, specialty crackers, olive spreads, sauces, pastas, chocolates and many other hard to find delicacies. Fresh, delicious, impressive, beautiful, and thoughtful, all at a great price. Belle Basket, a great gift basket idea.
This is the perfect gift to send to clients to make a BIG impression!
89 North York Road, Warminster, PA 18974, 1-800-814-0051, [email protected]
For the Individualist:
Unique Gifts by Yardley's Hashita Designs
At Harshita Designs you will find uniquely designed wearable art for women and men,includingscarves, shawls, handbags, jewelry, tunics and jackets. Each creation starts with thoughtfully created designs. Carefully chosen colors and final designs are then printed or embroidered to enhance the wearable piece of art. The inspiration for Harshita's designs and colors comes from elements of nature, man made structures, symbols of Indian culture and simple geometrical figures and her choice of high quality material includes chiffon, crepe, georgette and charmeuse silk.
For the Tennis Player:
Tennis Gifts at 40 Love
6 W State St., Doylestown, PA 18901, 215-348-1052, [email protected]
For the kick-butt little girl in your life:
BeMe Musical Jewelry Boxes
Founded by local entrepreneurs Angela Giovine & Tina Paparone, BeMe Boxes are the perfect gifts for girls. With the BeKickin’ Box for soccer, BeBattin’ Box for softball, BeDancin’ Box for various types of dance, BeCheerin’ Box for cheerleaders, and BeJiggin’ Box for Irish dancers, there is a musical jewelry box to make any little girl happy! Priced at $20, each box is made of high quality white wood with painted designs, features musical movements, and comes with FREE personalization. Order yours at www.Want2BeMe.com
For the World Traveler:
Two Buttons in Frenchtown
It’s no surprise that Two Buttons, a “warehouse of wonders” in Frenchtown, NJ, was inspired by years of travel by best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert and her husband, Jose Nunes. A trip to the store is an exotic adventure in itself.
Millions fell in love with Gilbert while accompanying her on a global journey of self-reflection in Eat, Pray, Love. If those fans were to visit Two Buttons, they’d be taken on another global journey, but this time told by objects rather than words.
62A Trenton Avenue Frenchtown, NJ 08825
For the Beer Enthusiast:
River Horse Brewery Cheese & Beer Pairing
Local brewery, River Horse, has teamed up with Philadelphia's Di Bruno Brothers cheese to create a special beer and cheese pairing package for the holidays, priced at $40.
80 Lambert Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1920, (609) 397-7776
Want more great local gift suggestions? Check out the Philly Happening Gift Guide.
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