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Moments and memories are the best gifts of all. Wrap up holiday gifts that will inspire friends and family to experience the sweetest attractions, dine at the tastiest restaurants, and stay in the coziest accommodations! Or - tie a ribbon around unique gifts that can add the perfect touch to holiday gatherings and future get togethers.

Time to make your list and check it twice.
We have some ideas to help get you started on your Hershey Harrisburg-themed gift giving adventure!

For the Foodie

The restaurant experience is about so much more than the menu. It’s about the joy and laughter brought on by family stories told over appetizers. The way your child’s eyes lit up when the server brought out that massive dessert tray. The thud of your heart beating fast after a toast to the future.

Gift cards sometimes get a bad “wrap,” but they are a great way to make sure we’re carving out quality together time. Whether you’re enjoying delectable dishes at fine dining or family-friendly spots, many of life’s happiest memories are made when we head out to restaurants to gather with friends and loved ones.

 

Flambe Steak Diane

Hersheypark Sweeterie

For the Sweet Tooth

“Let’s get ice cream!” “Dessert’s on me!” “Who wants chocolate?” Sweet treats are best enjoyed TOGETHER! From the most famous name in chocolate to corner stores built on secret family recipes, the Hershey Harrisburg Region is full of options to satisfy every sweet tooth. Check the list of artisan chocolate shops, candy stores, and bakeries on the Chocolate & More Sweet Treat Trail to find a spot where you can enjoy tasty treats, pick up gift cards, stocking stuffers, and delicious holiday desserts.

For the Family Fun

Make it a coaster cruising, wild side walking, great score celebrating kind of holiday! Many family-friendly attractions and sports events are open to enjoy during the holiday season, but you can also plan an adventure and let the anticipation build for the seasons ahead. Think about grabbing 2023 season passes to get ahead of the game. Fake smiles can happen with new socks and sweaters, but ear-to-ear grins are the real deal when you’re looking forward to a fun family getaway!

On a budget? Check out our list of budget-friendly activities for some great gift ideas!

Skyrush Roller Coaster at Hersheypark

Troegs tasting flight

For the Craft Beer Enthusiast

Plan a brewery tour on the Brew Barons Beer Trail! Pre-holiday or post-holiday, it’s a great way to spend time together and say “cheers” to the memories you’ve made and the year ahead. Can’t plan a tour? There’s lots of brewery merch to choose from and – of course – cans, crowlers, and gift cards to pick up as gifts. 

For the Wine Sippers

Toast the season with hand-crafted wine and spirits. Choose reds, whites, or holiday blends to give the gift of local wine flavor. For those who have been extra good this year, consider gifting a wine club membership. You have how many holiday parties to attend?? Say “thank you” to the host by arriving with a beautiful bottle of local craft wine.

Group toasting at Cassel Winery in Hershey

Mountain Biking jump

For the Adventurer

Power tools…or paddle trip? Household gadgets…or hiking boots? Return line…or cast a line? We’re going for ADVENTURE! Trade new baking pans for biking paths and make a promise to explore outdoors. Bundle up to explore trails now (we KNOW you got a new scarf), or circle a date in the warmer months to add in some winding waterways. Not sure where to start? The Hershey Harrisburg Adventure Trail is a comprehensive guide to outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking. You can also connect with expert outfitters who can help you plan your trip or point you in the right direction for the best gear.

For the Lifelong Learner

What if we replaced “unwrapping,” with the idea of “unlocking?” Unlock doors to unlimited discovery by gifting museum passes or memberships. Museum memberships extend your gift through an entire year AND double as support for non-profits dedicated to educational and historic preservation programs. Memberships cover admission, but often come with tons of added benefits like gift shop discounts, making it easier to grab stocking stuffers like keychains, postcards, and puzzles for the collectors on your list.

Boy listening to antique phone at Hershey Story Museum

For Relaxation

Time away to unwind and relax is important, but many of us have people in our lives who tend to put off personal trips and treats. Nudge them along with gift cards for chocolate-inspired spa treatments or a round of golf on rolling fairways. Surprise them with a Bed & Breakfast getaway where life slows down and the focus is on good food, a cozy atmosphere, and taking in the views.

Spa treatment

For Concerts, Craft Shows, Food Trucks, & Fireworks

And car shows. And ice shows. And RV shows. And…you get the point. Before you head to a big box store and *DEFINITELY* before you dare to tread the treacherous regifting waters, browse our Calendar of Events to see what shows and artists are making their way to Hershey & Harrisburg soon. Your daughter’s favorite band? Grab tickets! A Tony award-winning musical? Grab tickets! From huge holiday events on Harrisburg’s river front to iconic artists touring through Hershey, the region offers exciting events throughout the year.

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