Tis’ the season! It’s time to start holiday shopping and there’s no better way to check off your list than by supporting local businesses right here in Philadelphia. The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide includes special discount codes! All information can be found below.
The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone on your list. Check out holiday gifts below in the following categories: Jewelry & Decor, Books, Food & Drink, Pets, Health & Beauty, and Other Local Favorites!
Drinking with Scissors
A great gift for someone who loves jewelry, but also loves DIY. The Lady Lumberjack Earring Bar Kit (pictured above) comes with the materials to make 3 pairs of triple layered earrings. The company was started by two mothers who wanted to enrich their children’s creative minds. Kits and workshops are suitable for both kids and adults. Use code montcohappening for 10% off everything until 12/24/2021.
Kathy Romano Collection
Kathy Romano Collection is a chic collection of gold-filled jewelry that can be worn every day or every occasion. The Montauk Dreams Bracelet (pictured above) is a gold filled, oval textured, chain link bracelet that retails for $47. Right now you can enjoy free shipping. Shop online or in local boutiques throughout the area.
Demi James Jewelry
Demi James Jewelry is essential jewelry curated to mix, match and layer. The “Lauren Necklace” (pictured above) is a double layered rope chain necklace with gemstone that retails for $42. Enjoy 10% off with code BUCKS10.
Running Mama Crafts
Running Mama Crafts is a local crafter of handmade decor. You can checkout her local schedule on Instagram. Pictured above are the handmade wooden door hangers. They are 15.5 inches and .5 in depth, made of wood with paint, ribbons and holiday pine. Shop on Etsy or Instagram!
Pandas Love Pickles
Local author, Liz Lynch is here to help with the picky eater in your life with her book, Pandas Love Pickles! Her series of children’s books encourages children to try new foods while exploring animals and letters. Each 6×6 board book retails for $14.99 on the website.
The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon
This book reads like historical fiction, but it is true. Written by local author and artist, Sandy Hanna, this award winning memoir is great for anyone who loved To Kill a Mockingbird. This coming-of-age story takes place in Saigon, Vietnam in the 60s. The reader gets a stunning look into a military family life, as well as a really different look into a very storied, perhaps misunderstood, time in history. Available where books are sold, and audio book is available as well.
We are Not Like Them
This book is co-authored by Bucks County native, Jo Piazza, who is a best-selling author, podcast creator and award-winning journalist. Some of her books include Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, The Knockoff and How to Be Married. She’s also a former editor, columnist and writer and has been published in the New York Daily News, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Magazine, Glamour, Elle, Time, Marie Claire, the Daily Beast and Slate. This book, We Are Not Like Them, was the Good Morning America Book Club October pick. In her own words,: In the new novel, I co-wrote with Christine Pride, We Are Not Like Them, two lifelong friends – one white, one black, see their relationship upended after a Philadelphia police officer shoots an unarmed black teenager. It’s a tragedy that hits close to home for both women. It’s available where all books are sold, and audio book as well!
Written by Yardley local, Maureen Petrosky, Zero Proof offers 100 recipes for mocktail and low-alcohol cocktails. Zero Proof Drinks and More offers delicious and mindful drinks for every guest and every occasion. More than half of Americans who drink alcohol report that they are actively trying to cut back. “Dry January” is a common term, but this trend is now practiced year round. Zero Proof Drinks and More has the perfect flavor for every palate, including easy tips and tricks for creating the perfect drink. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indie Bound.
1675 is located in Bensalem and makes “old world style” spirits on “America’s Oldest Highway.” Their products include vodka and whiskey with hand-stamped metal labels. The grains are hand-selected locally at Castle Valley Mill in Bucks County. All ingredients are sourced directly within 100 miles of the mill and all are 100% non-GMO. This local mill has been grinding grains since 1730 using a stone ground mill and all original machinery. Bottles are available for purchase at the local distillery in Bensalem and online (shipping to PA residents only) at 1675spirits.com
Philadelphia-based, Stateside Vodka was created by co-founders/brothers, Matthew Quigley and Bryan Quigley. They worked really hard to become a fast-growing spirit that is distilled in Philadelphia and sold all throughout the mid-Atlantic Region. They’ve won several awards for their vodka, including the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Wine + Spirits Competition and the Crafts Spirits Competition. Shop online or in regional stores, or visit their tasting room in the South Kensington section of Philadelphia. They also recently introduced canned Vodka sodas.
At Hewn Spirits, grains are grown less than 10 miles away, milled in an 1800s Bucks County grist mill – mashed and distilled, then hand crafted in a copper still, then aged in wood. Owner and founder, Sean Tracey spent 25 years restoring and converting early American barns into unique custom homes. Obsessed with the uniqueness of different woods, he explored that in the aging of the spirits. The spent grains are donated to local farms where cattle, pigs and chickens happily gobble them up. Shop online, visit their tasting room in Peddler’s Village or distillery in Pipersville. Also sold in PA state stores.
Chaddsford Winery has a tasting room a few doors down from Hewn in Peddler’s Village. They have been making approachable, food-friendly wines since 1982 and have an award-winning portfolio of dry, sweet and sparkling wines. The Holiday Cheer 3-Pack would make the perfect holiday gift. It includes Spiced Apple, Holiday Spirit and 019 Sparkling White. Visit their winery in Chadds Ford, PA, their tasting room in Peddler’s Village or shop online (shipping to certain states).
Valerio Coffee Roasters
Valerio Coffee Roasters in Audubon has a number of different coffees. The Café Excellence is custom, unique proprietary blends and flavored coffees and Valerio is fair trade and organic. Pair a flavored coffee like the Chocolate Truffle or the Butter Pecan with a pour over or a french press. Purchase online at valeriocoffee.com or visit them in Audubon or Manayunk.
White Horse Coffee
Starting as a coffee truck in 2017, White Horse has now expanded into a café and USDA organic roaster. All of their coffees are not only specialty grade, USDA organic and fair trade, but also clean-roasted on their zero-emissions, all electric roaster, which reduces the carbon footprint of coffee by 90%. They package all of their coffee in compostable bags and because they only micro-roast in small 6 lb. batches, the quality and consistency of roast and flavor is unparalleled. The roastery is located in Jenkintown. Purchase online or at the café.
Backyard Beans prides themselves in superior, responsibly sourced coffee beans. Freshly roasted Monday-Friday, their promise is to never ship out coffees more than 4 days off roast. You can find Backyard Beans at local farmers’ markets and nearly 100 retail/restaurant locations, or at their cafes in Ambler and Landsdale. There are over a dozen blends available on the website as well as a coffee subscription option. Stocking stuffer sizes start at $7.
Bucks County Biscotti
Bucks County Biscotti has been around Bucks County for 25 years. They are twice baked, small batch and proudly sell to over 200 partners nationwide, all from Hilltown in Upper Bucks County. Biscotti is made from all natural, preservative-free ingredients and manufactured using the Bucks County Biscotti Green Initiative. This is a 10-piece gift set with a variety of flavors and retails for $33. Available for purchase online.
Naked Chocolate is locally owned and based in Newtown, PA. Carefully sourced via direct trade from small, hard working equatorial family farms around the world. They are handmade in Bucks County with the finest ingredients, local whenever possible and hand painted with all natural cocoa butter.
Snipes Farm & Education Center
890 W Bridge Street, Morrisville, PA
Snipes Farm & Education Center is a 7th generation family farm that’s a USDA + PCO Certified Organic 501 (c3) non profit. Join their Winter CSA Program and enjoy fresh veggies from November 11 – December 30. The selection of veggies in the CSA Winter share will include: lettuce, spinach, turnips, broccoli, brussels sprouts, radishes, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, potatoes, winter squash/pumpkins, carrots, garlic, kale, collards, arugula, Pac choi, Swiss chard, apples and fennel. The items in your weekly share will vary. You can buy a Winter CSA share for 7 Thursdays, preordered at $200 or you can preorder individual weeks for $30 a piece. After November 9, prices per week goes up to $35. The CSA Winter Program dates are November 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Purchase at www.snipesfarm.org and pick up at the farm.
Wildly Carved sells human-grade, all-natural dog treats that are preservative free, wheat, corn + soy free and soft baked. Pictured above are the pumpkin carob – made with pumpkin, carob, rye flower, molasses, palm oil, eggs and cinnamon. Buy online at www.wildlycarved.com and get 20% off with code GOWILD.
La Chelé Medical Aesthetics
430 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA
2911 S. Eagle Road, Newtown, PA
La Chelé is the 2021 and 2021 Happening List Winner for Med Spa. Pictured above is the “Liquid Gold” that contains multiple revolutionary ingredients and is clinically proven to deliver equivalent results to one injection of collagen filler in just two weeks of regular use. The other item pictured above is the La Chelé Concentrated Retinol Serum 5X – a concentrated retinol serum that treats the appearance of discoloration, lines, wrinkles, pore size, uneven skin tone and blemishes. It helps increase cell turnover to improve the look of lines, wrinkles, pores and blemishes.
Get 10% off La Chelé Acne Care, plus an additional 10% off for Loyalty Club Members. This includes the La Chelé 5% BPO Cleanser, the La Chelé Benzo-Clin Acne Gel, the La Chelé Clarity Moisturizer and the La Chelé Acne Control Pads. Get 10% off La Chelé Rosacea Care, plus an additional 10% off for Loyalty Club Members. The Rosacea Care includes the La Chelé Revitalizing Cleanser, La Chelé Rosacea Calming Gel, La Chelé Moisture 150 and Elta MD Clear 46. Get 10% off La Chelé Prejuvenation, plus an additional 10% off for Loyalty Club Members. This includes the La Chelé Clarifying Cleanser, La Chelé Serum 5x, Elta MD 45 and La Chelé Soothing Antioxidant Mist.
Professional makeup artists, co-founders and locals, Julie Weiss Schwatz and Kathryn Weinberger met over 20 years ago at an international global luxury company. They began to notice clientele with skin sensitivities that were born out of exposure to toxins. Beauty Releaf provides makeup and skincare with the “skin minimalism” approach – less is more, simple, powerful, all natural ingredients with a goal to reduce and prevent inflammation and prevent aging, simplifying the beauty routine. Pictured above is the “Glam on the Glow” Lip Kit that retails for $108. You can buy online and use code BUCKSHOLIDAY for free shipping.
Seven Pines Apothecary
Seven Pines Apothecary was started by Bucks County based, Jessica Fields who is a licensed massage therapist, certified aromatherapist and access consciousness bars practitioner. She created this line of natural aromatherapy products to support self love through self care. The Winter Wonderland Gift Set is $15 and comes with the Winter Wonderland hand cream and Winter Wonderland lip balm. The scent is vanilla mint and it comes gift wrapped.
YouBodyCare was started by Bucks County based entrepreneur, Heather Fritzche. She created the world’s first luxurious, sustainable and customizable body wash. Mix and match essences for a customized shower experience, while saving water. Every essence packet breaks down into clean energy so you can feel good (and smell even better) with YouBodyCare™. Get your customized subscription box delivered to your door and switch up your essences whenever you want. Get 30% off on Black Friday and Cyber Monday with code THIRTY.
Wandering Wildflowers is an all natural plant-based soap and essentials company, based in Bucks County. The two soaps pictured above are the Sunrise – Lemon + Lemongrass and the Honey + Oats. The Lemon + Lemongrass has poppy seeds added to help exfoliate the skin. The soaps are hand crafted with the cold process method, no harsh chemicals, GMOs or paraben. The bedtime room mist is a relaxing blend of essential oils infused with amethyst crystals to help promote a calming sleep. It contains witch hazel, amethyst crystals, organic lavender essential oil, organic sweet orange essential oil, clary sage essential oil, bergamot essential oil all for $11. Buy online and use code HAPPENING for 10% off.
Euphoria Studio is Frenchtown, NJ, situated in a 250-year-old restored mill. Euphoria is the ultimate self-care haven. It’s a full service salon, spa and boutique with a curated selection of beauty products, organic hair and skincare, clothing and accessories. There are two gift boxes that would make great holiday gifts. The first is the Ritual Box, indulgence for the holidays. This box helps you bring the spa home to you. It’s hand-curated to sooth, hair, skin, body and soul. The holiday thrival kit includes candles, gels, treatments, earrings, plus a $25 gift card to stock up. The other gift box is the At-Home Meditation Kit, with or without a virtual appointment. If you know someone or if you’re interested yourself in deepening your meditation practice, this box includes incense, oils and different items to assist in adding fun and depth to your meditation practice. Purchase in the studio or online.
Jolie Salon & Spa
750 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA
Jolie Salon & Spa is a full service salon and spa offering hair, nail, skincare, massage and makeup services The hair salon offers a full range of color, cut, style, and texture services, including several types of hair extensions, as well as straightening and permanent waves. The spa also offers a full range of skincare services and massage therapies. Gift cards are available for purchase in the salon with a gift bag for presentation or you ca purchase gift cards and e-gift certificates by phone or through the website. Gift cards may be redeemed for hair, nail, skincare and massage services, as well as any of the retail products. Gift cards never expire or lose their value. Visit the website: www.joliespa.com.
Radiance Spa at the Bucks Club, 2600 York Road, Jamison, PA
215-343-0350, Ext. 6
Celebrate the holidays at Radiance Spa! We’re here to pamper and relax with restorative treatments and serene atmosphere. Select from the full menu of therapeutic massages, award-winning facials and rejuvenating body treatments. Spa gift cards are the perfect holiday gift: Receive 20% bonus $$ on each gift card purchased online or at the spa (now through Christmas). Shop skin care products at the spa or online at DaivasShop.com. Radiance Spa is one of the exclusive spas offering Biologique Recherche skincare. Some of the treatment specials are:
Save 20% on the new Coconut Marshmallow body treatment: Includes body exfoliation, polishing and massage.
30% off any one hour or longer massage: For new clients Tuesdays-Fridays (excludes deep tissue and couples)
Free Biologique Recherche Skin Lab: With purchase of 2 or more products or facial
Romantic Gift Idea: Treat your significant other to a Couples Massage or Couples Retreat in our romantic, candle-lit suite with complimentary champagne. NEW!! Biologique Recherche Face Remodeling – This new treatment lifts the facial muscles and sculpts facial contours using targeted massage techniques and a combination of 3 electrical currents. Visit the website to learn more.
Pure Barre Doylestown
1745 S Easton Road, Doylestown, PA
Come lift-tone-burn this holiday season at Pure Barre Doylestown, located in the Barn Plaza, directly next to Home Goods. Enjoy one month of unlimited in-studio barre classes for $99. It’s a $50 healthy holiday savings. Click this link and enter the case-sensitive Promo Code: BUCKSHAPPENING
Pillow Pak is the world’s first compact travel system in a stuffsack. The pillow pak retails for $119.99. It’s ultra lightweight and purposefully designed, fully machine washable too! Shop online and use code H20 for 20% off through 12/31.
Bucks Happening Apparel
You won’t want to change out of this shirt. It’s soft, luxurious, and best of all, it showcases Bucks County! Enjoy 100% pure tee perfection from the softest, most durable 50/50 blend. If you’re hosting this year, leave a few of these in the guest room for your visitors to take home.
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By: Sophia DeWald