2018 Holiday Gift Guide: November

This holiday season, look for a unique gift that will bring joy to your foodie friends, beauty babes, techie teammates and more. We’ve got some interesting finds for even the most hard to please people.

Foodie Friends

Go local and buy some sweet treats from Zimmerman’s Nuts & Candies right here in Harrisburg. The family owned business, now located on Elm Street, has been in business since 1915 and sells all types of candy, as well as their own homemade peanut butter (a top seller!). For the foodie who wants to help local businesses thrive, this is the perfect gift.

For that pasta lover in your life, try the Sfoglini Pasta Subscription! With their Pasta of the Month Club, you can choose a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription with prices accordingly at $65, $120, or $225 for each subscription. This delicious deal includes a box of their signature organic pasta and a box of their seasonal specialty pasta. All of their products are made with unique ingredients sourced from New York City farms and local purveyors. Chef Steve Gonzalez will also include a recipe and pairing suggestions for the pastas he’s selected. www.sfoglini.com

For foodies who want to add a unique spin to their next meal, why not try the Kikkerland Rivsalt and Grater Set? This trendy gift features a natural pink Himalayan salt rock, rasp, and beech wood base. Natural Himalayan salt, the purest mineral salt, is grated onto any dish with an 18/8 stainless steel grater. The sleek design of the salt and rasp within the wood base can then be the centerpiece of the table. Choose from a few sizes under $30. www.amazon.com

Techie Treats

For your artsy friend who loves snapping selfies and saving memories, check out this little gadget, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9. This fun, bright camera will be a hit for the holidays. With multiple colors and under $70, pick the color that matches their personality, and be sure to order some film packs to go with it. Taking photos and keeping memories alive in style is possible with this item.

Get a hold of the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker this year for your most up to date techie friend. This smart speaker is under $50 and has the ability to play music, answer questions, set timers, and control connected appliances, among many other things. The gift that makes things a little easier.

Embrace the future with the Samsung Gear VR Headset and Controller. Be transported to amazing new worlds, in games, video and images. Use the intuitive controller that comes in the box to drop, point, select and drag with a wave of your wrist. Hunt around online for some awesome price deals.

Fashion Finds

Support your local small business owners and head on over to Bill Maloney Men’s Wear & Tailor Shop! This small men’s shop offers great deals on sweaters, ties, slacks, and more. Get your fashionable man a gift he’ll love this Christmas.

Fashion definitely includes beauty products. With so many things to choose from, why not go with a box that holds a little bit of everything? Birchbox gives you the option of gifting a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription for $30, $60, or $110 respectively. They have options for guys or gals, so take your pick.

Does your special someone require a unique gift? The Bow Creek Jewelry Outlet in Grantville has a variety of pieces such as rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants and necklaces made of real gold, sterling silver or platinum. They also sell jewelry that contains diamonds of various sizes, or decorative stone or glass accents that add to their beauty, but not your cost.

Toys & More

You will love what local shop Toys on the Square has to offer this holiday season. The small Hummlestown shop gives you the chance to look for toys by age group or brand. Marketing themselves as having unique and fine quality toys, this place will be sure to have something for each and every child. www.toysonthesquare.com

A day at Color Me Mine in Harrisburg will be a great gift. Choose from over 400 pieces of pottery to paint your own ceramic masterpiece. You pick it, you paint it, they fire it, and you pick up your creation six days later. An $8 studio fee covers your unlimited time for the day that you choose to paint, all the products you use while you are there, as well as the glazing and firing process. The other cost is the pottery that you choose. An average price is approximately $15 – $17.

What parent hasn’t been begged by their kid this year to get a Fingerling? This hot new toy will make your child’s wishes come true. This adorable interactive friend comes in many different choices including monkeys, dinosaurs, unicorns and more. Fingerlings love to hang onto your finger and respond to sound, motion, and touch. Blow them kisses and they will kiss you back. You can pet them to sleep or make a loud noise and watch them get excited. Find most models for sale for under $15 at www.amazon.com