Written by Natalija Gligorevic
Lancaster County has a plethora of locally-owned shops to explore this holiday season. Here are a few to make sure you visit for your gift-giving needs.
A homemade gift is a gift made from the heart. But, for those who are not as crafty, The Artisans Corner is the perfect place for heartfelt, handcrafted presents. Based locally in Garden Spot Village, The Artisans Corner does not make you travel far for high-quality, artistic items. Made by Garden Spot Village residents, their specialties range from quilts, wooden figures, wall décor, jewelry, and paintings—all of which are swapped out frequently to offer a brand-new collection in the store.
Offering a unique collection of accessories, apparel, and personal care items, Linden Store is a great place to shop for stocking stuffers. Gifts such as wrist wallets are perfect for long-term usage, putting a trendy and aesthetic twist on useful, everyday items. Linden Store has presents for everyone; the men’s soaps, beard oil, handbags, beauty items, and small trinkets sold in-store can cover everyone on your Christmas list.
If you are scouting for something larger than a stocking stuffer, Share & Care’s unique assortment of home goods is a wonderful place to start looking. The store contains an abundance of home appliances, such as beautiful lamps, vases, and décor. Share & Care also frequently changes their list of items being sold; therefore, the options are endless when it comes to choosing the perfect Christmas present for a loved one. The present would be charming and special, surely making the most out of the gift-giving season.
Based in Lititz, Tiger’s Eye is a boutique with a wide range of apparel; from dresses to sportswear, from vintage to modern, there is something for everyone. Tiger’s Eye represents over 400 vendors and brands, meaning the variety does not just extend to style. The store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Shopping at boutiques like Tiger’s Eye gives you an opportunity to simultaneously add a personal touch to your Christmas gifts and support local businesses.
Building Character is one of Lancaster City’s most interesting attractions. Containing an array of more than 70 personalized shops, the large complex is a go-to this holiday season. Known for its recycled, handmade, and vintage inventory, Building Character is a one-stop-shop for unique holiday gifts. Anything that comes to mind is most likely to be offered at one of the many vendors under the enormous roof—books, food, Lancaster merchandise, handcrafted jewelry, trendy attire, antiques, paintings, and much more.
Also based in Lancaster City, Details can help you find an elegant gift for your loved ones. Offering candles, diffusers, vases, fashion, and jewelry, Details achieves the perfect cross between meaningful and luxurious. On their website, you can even find a “Gift” category that lists the store’s inventory under certain occasions, such as “Stocking Stuffers” and “Gifts for Her/Him.” It is a wonderful guide that can give inspiration and ideas for the right present.