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Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Has Ideas for Everyone on Your List

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Can’t get extravagant this year? Bring joy to those on your ‘nice’ list with something small yet thoughtful from shops and businesses around Delaware.


The Hostess

So pretty you don’t even need to wrap them. Find handmade soaps locally at rockersoaps.com, Newark Natural Foods and Harvest Market, Hockessin.

The Kiddos

Nothing says “Merry COVID-19 Christmas” like a toy for the outdoors in winter. Try out street and trail bikes at Garrison’s Cyclery (relocating from Centreville to Yorklyn; 384-6827) and Trek Bicycle, Wilmington (479-9438).

The Sentimentalist

Gift them something they can hang on the tree every year. Handblown glass and painted owls by Hundred 80 Degrees, $21.95 each, at Kurtz Collection, Wilmington.

The Adventurer

Gear up for the cold-weather season with all of the outdoor essentials, from thermal and parkas to boots and packs. Henlopen Trading Co., Lewes. (313-5910)

The Environmentalist

Give your grandchildren the gift of a healthier planet. Plant One Million is a regional partnership to plant 1 million trees throughout 13 counties in Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. plantonemillion.com

The Family Pet

Now’s the pawfect time to give a pet in need a furever home. Find your match at Forgotten Cats (429-0124), Fur-Ever Paws Dog Rescue (312-5129) or at your local shelter.

The Naturalist

Fun sizes just for sampling, plus perfect to take on vacation. Mini Set Travel Collection, $50–$75, at Kindred Skincare Co., Yorklyn.

The Hedonist

Let’s be real: Who couldn’t use a massage in the current climate? The Spa at Montchanin Village offers everything from Swedish to hot stone, in a tranquil setting. (888-4205)

The Yogini

This waxed canvas tote is perfect for an outdoor yoga class or everyday use—simply slip your mat out of the loops. Wagoneer Yoga Carryall, $180, at Arden + James, Chadds Ford.

Published as “Simple Pleasures” in the December 2020 issue of Delaware Today.