Looking for some great gift ideas for the holiday? Then look no further because our 2012 Shopping Guide is here to take the frustration and head scratching out of finding that perfect place to shop. You will discover some incredible deals and steals in our biggest guide yet, and it will only continue to grow over the next couple of weeks! Feel free to send us your businesses info if you’d like to get featured as a happening place to grab presents this season. We are more than happy to showcase the great shops, stores, salons and more that make up such a special part of our community. Happy Holidays Montco!!!
Free Shop, Ambler
The time for sweaters, coats, long sleeves and boots is here, and no one has hotter looks than the Free Shop in Ambler. This locally run store has been on the cutting edge of fashion since their opening in 2004, providing women of all ages with the latest looks for every occasion, including the holidays!!! It’s the perfect place to grab a stylish gift that will never be returned, guys that’s mostly a hint for you. Ladies, if you know fashion then you should know how much this shop has to offer, and they’ll do the wrapping for you!
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Lochel’s Bakery, Hatboro
Lochel’s Bakery is a family owned and operated bakery located in Hatboro, Pa. They are a full line bakery offering items from danish, donuts, sticky buns to dessert cakes, cupcakes and a variety of occasion cakes! Their holiday treats are as custom as they are creative, stop in to see what’s bakin!
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Sharp Unique Gifts for Men, Skippack
Located in the heart of Skippack Village, Sharp Unique Gifts For Men has all the gizmo’s and gadgets a guy could possibly dream of. So forget the flannel shirt ladies, we just want some cool man toys…and this is where to get them!
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Miss Riddles Candy Shop, Skippack
Miss Riddle’s Candy Shop started as a fun project that has turned into one of our favorite stops for everything sweet. They are a family run shop who take great pride in their love for candy! An example of their creativeness, bacon flavored toothpaste, lip balm, candy canes and even a bacon air freshener! What guy wouldn’t want to find that in his stocking this year?!!! Their variety and selection of candy is as extensive as their knowledge, so stop in to Skippack for some sweets.
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The Frame Shop of Conshohocken
The Frame Shop of Conshohocken is an art gallery and custom framing studio that offers an wide selection of framing possibilities. Their talented staff provides superior craftsmanship, attention to detail and will guide you towards creatively framing your favorite holiday memories and images.
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Edwards Nut Company, Conshohocken
Come get the candy that you grew up on this holiday season! Remember Mary Jane’s, Chuckles, spice drops and peachy O’s just to name a few! Edwards keeps the classics going, while still offering some incredible dried fruit, chocolates, nuts, coffee and much more.
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Artisan Marketplace, Southampton
A marketplace featuring unique, quality handcrafted items from local artisans. Everything sold here is made and crafted right here in the USA. Shopping here is a great way to support the local talent from in and around our county, making this an ideal place to get a most meaningful gift.
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Out There Outfitters, Wayne
Out There Outfitters is the Main Line’s newest shop that specializes in the pursuit of everything outdoors! Their clothing, footwear and accessories for winter are on display and they have something for everyone! Their staff and team of customer rep’s are ready to make gift giving a breeze this winter.
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Wick’s Ski Shop, Exton
Wick’s is a family oriented shop specializing in seasonal equipment leasing, daily equipment rentals and equipment sales for all abilities of skiers and riders. They are also the areas local source for Kastle Skis. You know the snow is coming, get prepared for the cold at Wick’s!
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Marvelous Mealz, Telford
Marvelous Mealz was created to bring back that home cooking without you having to take the time to prepare the meal yourself. It’s mealtime made simple by cooks who have a passion for their food! Choose from a range of holiday dishes that are all personally prepared and packaged. You can take these frozen meals home and bake them at your convenience, which leaves you more time to spend with those closest to you this holiday. Don’t forget to check out their custom made baskets too!
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The Great American Popcorn Works, Telford
Barberella Salon, Ambler
Barberella is a chic boutique hair and skincare salon located in beautiful downtown Ambler. Their talented artists can create any style, from classic to runway in their newly relocated warm and welcoming salon. Barberella prides themselves on keeping up with the latest trends, while at the same time honing their skills all year round through education. The salon and their staff are some of the nicest people in town, and they are constantly finding ways to give back to the community. Help support our locals while shopping this year, and stop in to get stylish for all the pictures and parties this season!
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Harmonia Healing Arts Spa, Wayne
Are you tired and stressed from all the holiday madness? Or do you know someone who is? If so, the team at Harmonia Spa is ready to bring some relaxation back into your life with their healing touch. Some of their services include couples massages, acupuncture, mani’s/pedi’s, and even cosmetic facelift treatments! Check out everything they have to offer including their top of the line products and December specials, then grab a gift card or treat yourself for all the mall miles you’ll put on those feet this season!
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Spring House Florist
There is no better place to grab an arrangement of Christmas flowers. Either given as a gift or used for decoration, Spring House Florist is ready to put together any floral request you might need!.This family run shop has been serving residents in and around Montco for over 30 years, and their reputation for excellence and quality was earned and is well deserved. But they don’t just stop at flowers, stop in and check out their jewelry and home decor too!
Karamoor Estate, Ft. Washington
Wine makes for a great time, especially during the holiday season. Karamoor Estate has a selection that will be sure to satisfy your taste buds, while at the same time making a surprise visit from the in-laws not so bad! Karamoor Estate is yet another great business in Montco that has incredible pride in their product. The wine here is a direct reflection of their continual pursuit of perfection.
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Joys & Toys, Hatboro
How about vintage board games as a Christmas gift! Take it back to the old, old school with Joys and Toys in Hatboro. They have all the classic games from your childhood, and your parents too. Racko, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Hangman, Booby Trap….Simon! Come take a trip down memory lane and buy a clever gift that will bring everyone together for a guaranteed laugh!
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Vintage Vinyl Journals, Telford
This shop specializes in handcrafted American made quality journals for writers of all types, but especially for those of us who love great music. Give the gift of expression this holiday season, with a journal made from music itself! Thousands of vintage vinyl records that would have otherwise been thrown away are now doubling as a great gift and ingenious recycling process. Shopping here not only honors a pivotal era in music history, but it also helps support a creative and eco friendly small business in our community.
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Main Street Vintage, Ambler
Main Street Vintage is an exciting new store in Ambler that has lots of creatively festive gift ideas that you can’t miss out on! Their one of a kind shop carries painted vintage furniture, prints, mirrors, lamps, unique home accessories, jewelry, children’s accessories, and so much more! Their goal is to help you mix the old with the new for a fresh look at great prices. By re-purposing vintage furniture, Main Street Vintage is not only helping the environment, but your wallet as well. You will have a one of a kind look that cannot be duplicated, just in time for the holidays!!!
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*Stay tuned to Montco Happening’s Gift Guide 2012, as we will be updating it consistently throughout December. To be a part of the Happening Guide, send us a message at in[email protected], we’d love to hear from you and your business!