Locally Made Gifts for the Holidays
Remember that first taste of caramel popcorn, enjoyed by the sea? How about those Delaware peaches, so sweet and juicy and summer-fresh? Those magical memories will always endure, and now they can also be shared with loved ones as a mail-order holiday gift.
Check out this selection of hand-crafted, made-in-Delaware holiday gifts, available for shipping nationwide.
Coffee from Roasting Rabbi Coffee and Brandywine Coffee Roasters
Freshly roasted coffee comes with a dash of neighborly care in Delaware, where both the Roasting Rabbi and Brandywine Coffee Roasters take a socially conscious approach to their beans.
Dogfish Head has fab gear - Milton
Always delightfully off-centered, Dogfish Head offers a selection of themed swag along with their “off-centered ales.” Nearly everything in their shop – from clothing and barware, to art and dog collars – comes with a hip and beachy kind of flair. To shop the selection, click here.
Fenwick Crab House Crabcakes - Fenick Island
They rave about these crab cakes across the country, and the locals will attest to their plump, meaty authenticity. Feel like splurging on that special someone? Then check out the crab-stuffed lobster tails, possibly he most perfectly regal beach treasure to be found. To order, click here.
Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store - Camden-Wyoming
Country-made goodness abounds at Fifer’s, a go-to favorite for locals in search of the sweetest, freshest home-made jam, apple butter, preserves and honey. Gift boxes come attractively packaged, with free shipping to anywhere in the USA. Their shop is right here.
Fisher's Popcorn - Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, and Rehoboth Beach
Since 1937, Fisher’s delightfully sticky caramel corn has been a boardwalk staple. Traditionalists will prefer the caramel peanut crunch, but for a holiday gift with real coastal fair, try the Old Bay Popcorn. Next time you’re at the beach, be sure to say hello in person at their three Delaware locations. To see more, click here.
Kam Productions’ 302 swag - Lewes
Need something thoughtful, small and delightfully Delaware? This is your place: Kam Productions offers an array of goodies featuring their iconic “302” logo, ranging from tumblers to bracelets, and from totes to tees (check out those “302” horseshoe crab earrings!).
Lolah Soul Jewelry’s “wearable art” - Wilmington
This Delaware-based artist makes more than just jewelry: Self-taught metalsmith Kamysha Martin designs and creates gorgeous “wearable art,” ranging from rings and bracelets to necklaces and earrings. See her collection at lolahSoul.com.
Olga Ganoudis’ unique pieces - Wilmington
Delaware designer Olga Ganoudis’ hand-made jewelry has that one-of-a-kind feel, and her selection of bracelets, necklaces and earrings are sure to make a statement (check out the pieces she designed with a “Game of Thrones” theme).
Out of the Box DIY kits - Rehoboth
Sometimes, the best holiday gifts are the ones made yourself. At Out of the Box, they have everything you need to craft a uniquely Delaware-themed holiday gift, from string art to candle sets to poured-acrylic decorative delights.
Painted Stave Distilling’s spirits - Smyrna
Delaware’s first stand-alone small-batch distillery specializes in premium spirits made with ingredients sourced from regional farms. The Silver Screen Vodka, named with a nod to Painted Stave’s location in a vintage movie house, is a local favorite, but they also offer Pot Still Whiskey, Straight Bourbon Whiskey and other spirits. Check out the selection here.