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Distinctive Holiday Gift Ideas From 7 Amazing Local Businesses

Visit these fine businesses for your holiday shopping, dining, transportation needs!

Civil War Cider

Civil War Cider's owner, Robert Antanitis, started professionally making cider in 2008 when he opened Colonel Ricketts with his dad in Benton, PA. Using the knowledge that he acquired throughout this experience he opened the doors to Civil War Cider (previously Bushel & Barrel) in January 2014. Rob uses old-world fermentation and filtration—not industrialized processes standardized after the 1930s. Our process uses gravity, mechanical controls and temperature, so we do not use chemicals. All of our tap options are ciders that we make right in the back, including all of the Specialty Ciders. We also like to include rotating taps of visiting beers. We opened exclusively as a cider bar but in 2016 we acquired licensing that allows us to provide spirits and beers made in Pennsylvania. We are an employee-stock owned company! Visit us in Lewisburg at 606 Market Street. We can’t wait to meet you!

Foss Jewelers

Since 1949 Foss Jewelers has served the central Pennsylvania region with the highest quality jewelry and unsurpassed customer service.  Our 3rd generation family owned jewelry store features a professional and caring staff plus custom work and repairs performed on site for your peace of mind.  As we like to say “Foss Jewelers, Life’s Memories Start Here!” Holiday gift idea:  Diamond stud earrings of any size are always a hit at Christmas! Visit us in Selinsgrove at 888 US-522.

Purity Candy

In 1907, Purity Candy began creating their fine hand-crafted chocolate and hard candy, made in small batches with simple ingredients to ensure the freshness that has become their hallmark. Today, that legacy continues with the same time-tested recipes our customers have enjoyed for generations. During the holidays, our best-selling stack packs offer a way to enjoy several varieties of our treats, like chocolates, pretzels and nuts, and the three sizes allow you to share them with as many family and friends as you like. Shop our stores at 18047 Rt. 15, Allenwood, and 422 Market Street, Lewisburg!

Railside Furnishings

At Railside Furnishings our commitment to our customers and the community is to offer only the highest standard of craftsmanship, durability and timeless design. From Modern to Rustic, all our selections are customizable which includes style, size, wood species, color, hardware, fabric, etc. This holiday season, enjoy the benefits of Real. Wood. Furniture. For every room in your home. Built by expert craftsmen and designed to endure generations of use! Visit our showroom in Mifflinburg at 1520 Beaver Run Road.

Smiling Chameleon Draft House

The Smiling Chameleon Draft House has been a local favorite for more than seven years in historic downtown Lewisburg. A casual dining atmosphere enhanced with 30 craft beers on tap creates a unique, comfortable gastropub capable of satisfying a variety of palates. Our menu sources many ingredients locally to ensure quality for our house-made menu items, and our draft list features many of Pennsylvania’s most popular breweries. All of our meats are smoked in-house, including our wild-caught Alaskan salmon purchased from “Wild for Salmon” in Bloomsburg, PA. We are famous for our fresh guacamole made table-side, as well as our home-made salsas, quesadillas, seafood and pasta dishes. Our extensive draft list is complemented by a fully stocked bar, including wine and liquor. Our famous “7-Pepper Dust” will be available for sale throughout the holiday season. Eat in or take out; we always look to satisfy those who don’t have the time to cook. Dine with us for your next meal at 235 Market St., Lewisburg.

Susquehanna Valley Limousine

Susquehanna Valley Limousine is the premier luxury transportation service in the Susquehanna
Valley. Services include corporate travel, airport/train station/cruiseport transportation,
winery/brewery tours, weddings, proms, concert/sporting events, city excursions, and more! Our brand new 24 passenger Limo Coach is the perfect for holiday party transportation. With over 20 years’ experience and an expansive, late-model fleet, our clients rely on us for reliable,
professional travel. Holiday gift idea: Is your special someone hard to buy for? Surprise them by sweeping them off in a luxury limousine to a concert, your favorite restaurant or visit the place you first met! Whatever your destination, Susquehanna Valley Limousine is the perfect gift idea! Schedule your ride at (570) 473-8833.

The English Garden

Have you discovered Qudo yet? Find it at The English Gaden. It’s jewelry... with a twist! Interchangeable jewelry to fit your ever-changing style! Available in Silver, Gold & Rose Gold. Pieces start at $25. Available online at or visit our store at 1 South Mill Street. Our address is Danville, but we’re actually located in Riverside! 

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