If you're like me, chances are that you aren't exactly prepared for the holiday season when it comes to the gift department. Guilty. I always end up being a last-minute shopper, no matter how hard I try to plan ahead.
You're in the same boat? Not to worry! Lehigh Valley has tons of great shopping options to check off everyone on your list, all without heading to the mall.
I've rounded up some great gift ideas for all types of people that might be on your list this holiday season.
The outdoorsman. Searching for the latest gear for a nature lover? Look no further than Easton Outdoor Company. They are stocked with top-of-the-line apparel and more. You'll have a wide selection to choose from, no matter what specialty your'e in search of. From climbing gear, to running, to camping, Easton Outdoor Company is ready to outfit your next adventure.
The beer lover. Lehigh Valley has become a great destination for beer lovers, and there's much more to give than just a case of their favorite variety. Many breweries offer merchandise that is only available in-house, including Fegley's Brew Works, The Colony Meadery, and Weyerbacher Brewing Company. While you're out visiting, why not grab a growler as well? If you still haven't found the right gift, be sure to check out The Lehigh Valley Ale Trail shop (and use the code CHEERS to save 20% on your purchase through 12/31/2014).
The fashionista. Break away from the typical stores at the mall and pay a visit to a local boutique. In Allentown's West End district, you'll find BOUTIQUETOGO, offering an impressive selection of high-end fashions and accessories. For another selection of designer fashions, head to The Steel Beam in Bethlehem. Choose from a number of one-of-a-kind sample items in this unique shop.
The sports fan. No matter what sport you prefer, there's something do find in Lehigh Valley. Many of the venues are offering great specials and packages for the holiday season, so be sure to take advantage! The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have games throughout the holiday season, making the perfect outing for the whole family. If football is more your speed, check out some of the fantastic ticket packages that the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks have up for grabs. Their season kicks off in April 2015 in the PPL Center.
The foodie. Any aspiring home chef would be thrilled with a treat from Seasons Olive Oil & Taproom. Here, you can sample an array of olive oils and vinegars that will add a special touch to your holiday cooking. They've recently added a meat & cheese counter with a tasty selection, so be sure to pick up some goodies there as well.
The spa goer. Know someone who could use a little relaxation? Treat them to a spa day at one of the fantastic locations in Lehigh Valley. We recommend the Spa at Bear Creek or the Eura Spa & Salon at the Outlets at Sands Bethlehem. Nothing relieves the stress of the holiday season like a nice massage or facial.
The theatre lover. Pick up a pair of tickets to an upcoming show at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton or the Civic Theatre in Allentown. If you're looking to plan for the summer months, don't forget that both the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and Summer Music Theatre at Muhlenberg College offer gift certificates.
The kids. Let loose and have some fun! Treat the younger ones to an afternoon at KidsQuest, where they'll have the chance to play video games, take part in a variety of activities and more! For kids of any age, head to Revolutions Entertainment in Saucon Valley for a day of bowling and more.
Now that you've got a few ideas, why wait another minute? Head on out and get that shopping list done today- but don't forget to check it twice!