This holiday season make York - not New York - your shopping getaway spot for one-of-a-kind gifts. From Harley-Davidson gear to all-natural soap to hand-crafted wines, you can find something for everyone on your list without braving the crowds of the Big Apple.
Here are just a few unique gift ideas and shopping spots in York County.
Shop Downtown York
With its creative and still growing downtown, York is full of small shops with plenty of great gifts. Kimman's Co. boutique carries everything from jewelry to barware to clothing and is just a short walk from Sunrise Soap Company, home to a vast array of all-natural soaps, bath fizzies and more. Not to mention the historic Central Market House features a variety of vendors selling candy, artisan goods and more.
Find great wine on Mason-Dixon Wine Trail
With 17 wineries along the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, you're sure to find the right bottle of wine for friends and family. While known for their sweet and fruit wine, York County wineries also have
Best of all, tickets will soon be available for Tour de Tanks, the March signature event on the wine trail. They make the perfect stocking stuffer! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in picking some up.
Have a Harley Christmas
York County is the Factory Tour Capital of the World, and perhaps nothing made here is as world-famous as Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Tour the factory, and then take something home from the gift shop for your favorite biker. Or, shop at 1st Capital Harley-Davidson for all kinds of Harley gear and accessories.
Snack foods make a fun gift basket
Some of the nation's favorite snack foods come to life in York County, home of Utz Quality Foods, Snyder's of Hanover, Martin's Potato Chips, Revonah Pretzel and more. Come for a factory tour, but don't leave without taking home some snacks or tins to fill up a gift basket. Don't forget to check out Stauffer's Cookie Outlet, too!
Treat your pets, too
Your furry friends deserve a little extra love around the holidays, too. Miss Lucy's Dog Treats makes all-natural treats that will have your dog begging for another trip to York County.
Shop for adventure at Shank's Mare Outfitters
Shank's Mare Outfitters' slogan is "Go Play Outside," so it's no surprise the shop has plenty of gear for the outdoors lover in your family. Located in an old general store along the Susquehanna River, Shank's Mare carries everything you need for fun on the water. Check out kayaks, paddle boards and plenty more accessories perfect for any adventure.
'Tis the season at Christmas Tree Hill
Filled with Christmas ornaments, decorations and other gifts, this place feels like Christmas all year-round, making it an obvious stop for holiday shopping. Load up on holiday décor or stocking stuffers before setting off to your next stop.
Give the gift of relaxation
If you really want to treat someone, consider setting them up with a stay at Heritage Hills Golf Resort, complete with a session at the Serenity Spa and Salon. Afterward, they'll enjoy dinner at Knickers Pub or OakRestaurant.
Discover antique treasures
You could spend a whole day just browsing Greybeards of Jacobus and the Dover Antique Mall, which alone has 145 vendors. With primitives, collectables and other antique treasures found in both spots, there's a good chance you can find the perfect gift for someone looking for something different.
Shop for everyone at the York Galleria
Of course, there's always the trusty shopping mall. You could finish up all your shopping at the York Galleria and still have time to see some of our factory tours, wineries and more.