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Give the Gift of Bucks – Your Guide to Shopping Local

From jewelry made by a local designer to shirts that show off your hometown pride, check out these Bucks businesses for local gift ideas!

Whether you’re shopping for a teacher, your own child, or that quirky great aunt of yours, you know how good it can feel when you’ve found the perfect gift for someone in your life. And when you shop local for the holidays, everyone reaps the benefits. From the small business owner to the local economy, buying from local vendors shows that you’re proud of the community you’re from, so much that you want to share it with others!

Below, you can find jewelry made by a local designer, flowers picked directly from a florist’s own yard, shirts that show off your Bucks or Philly pride, hand-curated home decor items, handmade chocolates and more local gifts, all while supporting your community.

37 Summerwood

5870 Easton Road, Pipersville

“Kin Bags.” Kin bags are fabric gift bags made from discontinued upholstery swatches from the shop. One hundred percent of its proceeds are donated to Kin, an all-inclusive retreat center, offering integrative services, support, fitness and therapy in Bucks County.

37 Summerwood is a unique retail homestore that puts a modern twist on traditional charm. Located in a historic home in Plumstead Village, the shoppable showroom is filled with a diverse collection of exclusive home goods and furniture. Shop for the interior home decorator in your life from their extensive collection in hand-curated items such as decorative bowls, vases, greenery, faux flora, lamps, artwork and wall decor, books, rugs and more local gifts!

“This is THE place to go for home furnishings and decor. The owner, Cindy, is truly wonderful to work with as she escorts you through each room of her shop getting to know your style and design needs. Whether you’re looking for a custom sofa, a table lamp, a locally handcrafted wooden table, or a simple Christmas gift….the curated collection at 37 Summerwood is bound to have something that temps you.” – Kendall Bajek.

Bucks County Baskets

20 South Second Street, Souderton

Photo Courtesy of Bucks County Baskets

Looking to give someone a taste of Bucks? Bucks County Baskets carries a variety of premiere wine, food, chocolate, snacks and other gifts, all reflecting a taste of Bucks County’s very best. Browse from their beautifully wrapped gift baskets and tins, filled with hand-selected products capturing the charm of Bucks County, all ready for local gift-giving. Be sure to check out their Deluxe Basket, which showcases two bottles from Peace Valley Winery, Raymer’s Handmade Chocolates and their signature snack blend County Crunch which has the perfect blend of sweet and spice in a delicious snack mix.

Bucks County Biscotti

410 West Creamery Road, Perkasie

The owners of Bucks County Biscotti first offered their artisanal biscotti at the Doylestown farmers market more than 30 years ago as a weekend endeavor awaiting the arrival of their son (who now takes the lead on the business). Their honor stand sits just outside of their home, which they converted into a bakery and production center in Perkasie. Stop by the honor stand on West Creamery Road (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), and for only $5 a bag you can enjoy their twice baked Italian cookies, made from the best all-natural and preservative free ingredients available. They also offer gift boxes, which you can custom create with any of their 8 plus flavors and have shipped nationally OR you can sign your special someone up for their monthly Biscotti Box subscription.

“Bucks County Biscotti are our favorite treat. Their texture is perfect, toppings divine. The website is easy to navigate. We have shipped all over the country and had no problems. The packaging is not only beautiful, but biscotti remain whole.” – Amy Baxter

Bucks County Flower Collective

Photo Courtesy of Rise & Shine Flower Farm, Founder of the Bucks County Flower Collective

The Bucks County Flower Collective is a group of women that cultivates both flowers and community. From Quakertown to Solebury, growers work together to provide the community with the largest selection of hyper-local, sustainably grown, seasonal flowers directly from their backyards. Many of their growers offer bouquets, flower subscriptions, and bulk buckets of blooms. Additionally, the Bucks County Flower Collective team offers pop-up flower markets, workshops, bouquet bars, events and special orders for all. Send them an email at info@buckcountyflowercollective.com with any floral or foliage request and they’ll provide you with  a comprehensive list of what their growers have available! 

Monkey’s Uncle

123 S. Main Street, Doylestown

Photo Courtesy of Monkey’s Uncle

Monkey’s Uncle is a retro-vintage inspired Philly tee shirt and sports boutique that is so much more than just a store – it’s a Philly thing. And while they may be the go-to shopping destination for sports fans looking for awesome throwback Philly sports gear, their core mission is to provide mentorship and job skills to students of all abilities. Through partnerships with local school districts and support programs, the “Monkey on a Mission” gives local Bucks students the valuable skills, experience, purpose, and a sense of pride in knowing that we are all equally as awesome.    

“This store is for the Philly fan! They have everything you need to cheer on your local teams. Always great service and well stocked. Great parking just look for the iconic giraffe!” – Jennifer DeLater

Peace Valley Lavender Farm

802 New Galena Road, Doylestown

Photo Courtesy of the Peace Valley Lavender Farm

You may remember your first sniff of lavender – the fragrance of your grandmother’s sachet, the aroma of your mother’s linen drawer, or a whiff of lavender on a passing stranger. Lavender makes a timeless gift, whether for a bridal shower or Mother’s Day, and at the Peace Valley Lavender Farm, it’s their homegrown speciality. Visit the shop at their farm and choose from a wide variety of lavender products: bath & body, culinary, dried floral, sachets and pillows.

“The store smells amazing and has so many affordable products from soap and shaving cream to car fresheners and dish washing soap and lavender chocolate bars. The staff are extremely friendly and go above and beyond taking special care of each customer. They spent like five minutes gift wrapping an item for me for free. I am so glad this place exists and is so close because lavender everything rocks.” – Jacki Isett

The Shops at Dublin Square

123 Main Street, Dublin

Photo Courtesy of Pineapple on Main

Aiming to keep the community and small-town feel of Dublin and it’s surrounding area, the Dublin Town Center investment group turned an old factory building into a “town square” for all to enjoy and utilize. While you’re there, be sure to check out Makers: Vintage + Handmade, a market which showcases a collection of talented local artisans and vintage collectors. Or stop by the Novel Baker and grab one of your friends of family one of their sweet confections! And of course, we can’t forget their gift shop, Pineapple on Main. With gifts that bring joy to the lives of others, purchases that support charitable organizations, and a team that adds an extra touch to the customer service experience, you can’t go wrong here!

Sarah Cornwell Jewelry

266 South Main Street, Doylestown

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Cornwell Jewelry

Led by founder and lead designer Sarah Cornwell (and Bucks County native), the SCJ team handcrafts versatile jewelry designed for the every day woman. SCJ pieces are made with top quality 14K solid gold, 14K gold fill and sterling silver and have a classic simplicity that works for an everyday look or a special occasion. From easy essentials to milestone gifts and special statement pieces, Sarah Cornwell Jewelry is a go to resource for women who know their style and appreciate well designed and high quality jewelry. Surprise the trendy woman or (women!) in your life with a piece by Sarah and she won’t forget it! SCJ recently celebrated their grand opening at their store front in Doylestown.

“Over the past decade I have ordered nearly every piece of jewelry I have gifted to my wife from this amazing artist! Quality and craftswomenship is second (to) none. Will definitely buy again.” – David Paul

Moravian Pottery and Tileworks Museum

130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown

Photo Courtesy of Visit Bucks County

For a truly unique local gift one can only find in Bucks County, visit the shop inside The Moravian Pottery and Tileworks, a National Historic Landmark and working history museum. Built between 1911 and 1912 by archaeologist and artifact collector Henry Chapman Mercer, the Tileworks carries on Mercer’s tradition of storytelling with the molds, tools and processes he developed over a century ago to make tiles using Bucks County’s wild clay. Inside their shop, you can choose from hundreds of different patterns, glazes and mosaic tiles identical to Mercer’s original designs, including installations for kitchens, fireplaces, floors and walls. A great option for the artist and/or history buff in your life!

Feature Photo Courtesy of Sarah Cornwell Jewelry

Editor for Bucks County Parent. Email tips to christine@familyfocus.org.