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November 15, 2018
2018 Fig Bethlehem Holiday Gifting Guide
‘Tis the season for thoughtful gifting.
The holidays are about traditions. Some new, some classic, and all of them uniquely yours.
Shopping local provides an eclectic array of unique and purposeful gifts that add even more meaning to your gifting exchange. Share meaning and make memories this season knowing you’re supporting local businesses and organizations right here in the heart of Bethlehem.
In the A-Z shopping guide below, explore a curated collection of diverse gifts sourced locally from Bethlehem and beyond that will be perfect for everyone on your list. And don’t miss our Giving Back Guide that has a list of nonprofits working to transform the community and welcoming time, resources, and donations this season.
Your 2018 Bethlehem Gift Guide
Aardvark Sports Shop
Locally-owned specialty running store featuring footwear, accessories and apparel for runners. Serving the Lehigh Valley running community since 1984.
Gift Ideas: Running shoes, socks, apparel, insoles, running watches, hydration, and much more
Where: 559 Main Street, Suite 122, Bethlehem
An apparel and accessory shop for the sophisticated client who wants to add unique pieces to her (or his!) wardrobe from a carefully curated collection. At AM Luxe, experience urban elegance with downtown charm!
Gift Ideas: A curated collection of women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, outerwear, skirts, pants, denim, blouses, sweaters, jewelry, shoes, gifts, and more
Where: 74 West Broad Street, Bethlehem
Apotheca Salon & Boutique
Relaxed and upscale salon and shop supported by a broad mix of old and new styles. In addition to salon services, Apotheca also offers hand-selected clothing and jewelry in a whimsical and unpretentious atmosphere.
Gift Ideas: Salon services including haircuts, color and styling; waxing; nail services; lash extentions; and more. Women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Where: 101 E. 3rd Street Bethlehem, PA 18015
Born out of an admittedly selfish desire to bring their favorite workouts to the Lehigh Valley, barreform aspires to inspire by delivering unique, intense, motivating, and very effective classes.
Gift Ideas: Gift certificates for megaformer, megaformer + TRX, megaformer + HIIT, burnlab (indoor cycling), burnlab + megaformer, boot camp, barre, barre + yoga, and TRX
Where: 202 West 4th St. Bethlehem, PA
Bethlehem House Gallery
Art belongs in the home. Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery specializes in both emerging and established regional artists, and challenges the white-walled galleries with true inspiration, by displaying art in a comfortable and welcoming setting.
Gift Ideas: A wide range of original art, including sculpture, glassworks, and paintings; jewelry; ornaments; and more
Where: 459 Main Street, Bethlehem
Church Street Market
Church Street Market is a neighborhood market and eatery focused on local, fresh, and seasonal food and coffee.
Gift Ideas: Breakfast, lunch, coffee, espresso drinks, pastries, locally sourced grocery items, catering, holiday gift sets, and more
Where: 1 East Church Street, Bethlehem
Color Me Mine
The world’s leading pottery painting studio, with hundreds of ceramic shapes to choose from
Gift Ideas: Holiday-themed events, Sip & Painting Socials, kid-friendly events, custom parties, hundreds of ceramic shapes to choose and paint
Where: 25 E. 3rd Street, Bethlehem
Gourmet popcorn made fresh daily in a variety of mouth-watering flavors. Clusters offers customers a variety of gourmet sweet and savory handcrafted popcorn options for your next event, round of gifts, or to enjoy while exploring historic downtown Bethlehem.
Shop Sweet: Caramel Corn, Cinnamon Toast, Cookie Explosion, Peanut Butter Blast, Peanut Lovers, Pumpkin Crisp, Sweet Habanero, Toasted Coconut, Cinnabun, Chocolate Covered Caramel, Smores, Apple Crunch, Peanut Butter Cup, and more
Shop Savory: White Cheddar, Chipotle White Cheddar, Buffalo Blue, Garlic Parmesan, Dill Pickle, Loaded Baked Potato, Sour Cream & Chives,Wasabi Soy Ranch, BBQ Bacon, and more
Where: 530 Main Street, Bethlehem
Cutter’s Bike Shop
Family-owned bike shop centrally located in the historic South Side of Bethlehem
Gift Ideas: A wide range of bicycles, helmets, bike accessories, and providing novice through expert road, recreational, and mountain bike riders a wide range of bicycles and accessories, expert bike fitting, and a level of knowledge and service that only a family-owned business can provide.
Where: 418 E. 3rd Street, Bethlehem
High-end, high-style consignment on Main Street
Gift Ideas: Designer resale featuring ladies’ and men’s designer clothes, accessories, shoes, handbags, coats and much more! Fashion and accessories from brands including BCBG, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany and Co., Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Eileen Fisher, Versace, Kate Spade, Coach, Prada, and more
Where: 523 Main Street, Bethlehem
Inspired by classic design with an appreciation for the unique and vintage, Domaci’s home furnishings collection offers a contemporary take on the classics, mixing materials, paying respect to the tradition of craftsmanship and creating items.
Gift Ideas: Bethlehem & Bethlehem Steel related giftware, sustainable solid wood furniture, contemporary and classic upholstery, area rugs, vintage vinyl floorcloths, candles, soaps, barware, vintage treasures, and assorted locally-made goods.
Where: 21 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem
Providing quality eye care for more than 20 years on Bethlehem’s SouthSide, FoxOptical offers full eye exams, contact lens fittings, on site finishing lab, and a unique selection of fashion frames and sun wear.
Gift Ideas: Mykita, Oliver Peoples, Salt, Gotti, l.a. Eyeworks, Silhouette, Neubau, Andy Wolf, OGI, Seraphin, Tehia, Rain City, Intrigue, Bobbi Brown, Flexon, Carrera, Safilo, Rudy Project, Serengeti (pictured here), Polaroid, Banana Republic, Rag & Bone.
Where: 28 E. Third Street, Bethlehem
Franklin Hill Vineyards
Women-owned and operated winery creating handcrafted vintages right here in the Lehigh Valley. As the first winery in the Lehigh Valley, supporting local is a paramount part of their business plan.
Gift Ideas: Wine, mulling spices, locally handcrafted soy candles, glassware, unique gifts, wine clutches, wine racks, wine stoppers, logo t-shirts, gift bags, picnic bags, and more
Where: 7833 Franklin Hill Road, Bangor
Premier live music listening room that has provided top quality entertainment since 1976—and is known as one of the finest folk music venues in the country.
Gift Ideas: Gift certificates and tickets for over 100 annual concert events featuring nationally touring and regional artists, weekly community jams, and Open Mike Sundays, and more
Website: 7 E. 4th Street, Bethlehem
Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites
A nonprofit organization that proudly preserves & maintains 20 historic sites, 7 gardens, 5 ruins, 1 orchard & 60,000+ artifacts that collectively tell the story of Bethlehem’s amazing heritage.
Gift Ideas: Visitor Center & Gift Shop, museum tours, exhibitions, walking tours, festivals & events, historic site rentals, womens’ & childrens’ programs, school programs, holiday gifts & shopping, Christmas City Tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, bus tours, and more
Where: Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, 505 Main Street, Bethlehem
Homebase610 not only sells skateboards, footwear & apparel in South Bethlehem since 2002, they have worked closely with the community to get the Bethlehem Skateplaza open & offering learn-to-skate classes in local schools.
Gift Ideas: Custom apparel, amazing brands, skateboards, sneakers, and more
Where: 29 West 4th Street
The Shoppe At Hotel Bethlehem
Hotel Bethlehem’s newly expanded Shoppe features a wonderful selection of ladies’ accessories and gift items.
Gift Ideas: A selection of women’s clothing, jewelry, purses, hats, scarves, wraps, gifts, and more. Their selection of Christmas items includes, snow globes, Christmas crackers, tabletop lighted trees, decorations, ornaments and custom items
Where: 437 Main Street, Bethlehem
Josh Early Candies
Candymakers since 1938, Josh Early Candies is a 5th generation family owned local small business offering the very best in quality handmade chocolates and candies.
Gift Ideas: Chocolates, candies, nonpareils, roasted nuts, corporate & personal gifts, custom party favors, stuffed animals, and more
Where: 3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, 4640 West Tilghman Street, Allentown
Joyfuls Gift Baskets
Joyfuls’ attention to detail, unique creativity, and appreciation for quality products will be sure to take your occasion to the next level. Let’s spread some joy!
Gift Ideas: Handcrafted gift baskets, personalized gift boxes that ship nationwide, custom designed party favors, centerpieces, and more
Lit Coffee Roastery & Bakeshop
Featuring artisanal baked goods and specialty coffees, Lit is home to two of the Lehigh Valley’s favorite homegrown businesses — Made by Lino and Monocacy Coffee Co. Featuring in-house roasted coffees, thought-provoking baked goods, laid back decor and stunning local artwork, Lit Coffee Roastery and Bakeshop is a hub for all that makes Southside Bethlehem unique.
Gift Ideas: Various Single Origin ethically sourced coffees, espresso drinks, loose leaf teas, hot cocoa, cookies, sweet + savory empanadas, salads, French macarons, local artist’s goods & products – such as Sweet Doe Vegan Bakery & L2 Creations [metalsmith], books from The Old Library Bookshop, and more
Where: 26 East Third Street, Bethlehem
The oldest bookstore in the U.S., founded in 1745
Gift Ideas: A wide range of books; year-round Christmas shop with classic Moravian/Bethlehem stars, Moravian sugar cookies, ornaments, and décor; educational toys; greeting cards; journals; barware; mugs; college textbooks; school supplies; spirit apparel; giftware; and more
Where: 428 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Lifestyle boutique carrying a variety of performance outerwear, shoes and accessories with such brands as Patagonia, North Face, Burton, Native, Oakley, Retro Super Future and many more!
Gift Ideas: Custom apparel, jackets, hoodies, backpacks, hats, sunglasses, jeans, sneakers, and more
Where: 9 E. 3rd Street. Bethlehem
Mud & Maker Studio
Handcrafted one of a kind functional pottery for the modern yet rustic home
Gift Ideas: Wheel thrown vessels including mugs, bowls, dinnerware & seasonal decorative pieces with character. In addition to offering a full gallery of work, Mud & Makers teaches workshops (perfect for all ages & abilities) in their fully stocked studio.
Where: 6 South Centre Street, Pottsville (and Nov. 16- Dec. 16 at Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem in the handmade section)
Social Still craft distillery and scratch kitchen is a one-of-a-kind foodie experience located in the reimagined Arts District—they start from scratch with fresh ingredients with everything they do. Serving craft spirits, creative cocktails, and great food, sourcing local grains from Pennsylvania farmers, and crafting craft high quality spirits right on premise.
Gift Ideas: Bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, spiced rum, bottle sales, logo apparel and glassware, burgers, steaks, salads, dessert, seafood, crab cakes, sandwiches, cocktails, craft beer, local wine, tours, tapas, cocktail mixers, gift sets, gift cards, and more
Where: 530 E Third Street, Bethlehem
Seasons Olive Oil
Seasons strives to provide customers with the freshest, most nutrient-rich, award-winning olive oils & vinegars from small estates around the world, including our olive oil mill in Spain.
Gift Ideas: Extra virgin olive oils, infused olive oils, balsamic vinegars, olives, pestos, seasoning, Italian pastas, handmade European fine ceramics, condiments, gift baskets and personalized corporate gifts, and more
Where: 508 Main Street, Bethlehem
Lehigh Valley’s professional ensemble theatre – transforming community through original productions and powerful arts-in-education residencies since 1981.
Gift Ideas: Original and world premiere theatre; Arts education programming; Community-inspired productions…and during the holidays, a one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City!
Where: 321 East Fourth Street, Bethlehem
Casual Bistro style with a world twist, focusing on ingredients from Chef’s garden and local farms
Gift Ideas: Lunch, dinner, full bar, eclectic wines, house-made infusions, casual fare, happy hour, small plates, knowledgeable staff, friendly atmosphere, alfresco dining, private events, specialty menus, seasonal and local cuisine, and more
Where: 51 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem
Vintage 61 Storehouse
Mother-daughter team that believes Home Décor can come from reinventing things from our past. Home to over 30 vendors in 20,000 square feet that are on that same mission.
Gift Ideas: Vintage, antique, and salvage furniture; home décor; Magnolia by Joanna Gaines; Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint; Mona B handbags; Milkhouse candles; Melissa & Doug toys; kids apparel; blanket scarves, beanies, and gloves; art,; textiles; lighting; soaps; and more
Where: 1070 Centre Turnpike, Orwigsburg
Zest Restaurant / Grille 3501
ZEST bar+grille, a follow-up project to their well-loved Grille 3501, is a place where guests can dive deep into Chef JP’s creations through a menu that highlights the best of New American cuisine, all while taking in the breath-taking sights of Bethlehem from the unique rooftop location.
Gift Ideas: Gift certificates to an unforgettable dining experience
Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University
A place for creativity and innovation; for exploring all corners of artistic disciplines; and for opening up minds to new ideas and new ways of seeing the world.
Gift Ideas: The spring semester includes Renee Elise Goldsberry (Tony Award Winner For Hamilton!), The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Mnozil Brass, Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy, Russian National Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote, and more
Where: 420 E Packer Avenue, Bethlehem