In search of a last minute gift this holiday season? While Lemon Street Market is known for providing local, sustainable food options, the store also boasts a variety of unique gifts, including some items you won’t be able to find anywhere else in downtown Lancaster.
Blue Q Pouches and Coin Purses
Woven from 95% post-consumer material, every Blue Q Bag sold benefits The Nature Conservancy. Since 2009, over $200,000 has been donated to support environmental initiatives around the globe. Each Blue Q bag features a smart, sassy, or silly illustration—sometimes all of the above. Sneak a little handwritten note inside and you’ve got the perfect gift… it doesn’t even need to be wrapped.
Perfect for: Anyone with loose change jingling around in their couch/pocket/car; Your quippy friend
BeeBees All Naturals Goat Milk Honey Soap
Based in Brownstown, PA, Lori Stahl of BeeBees All Naturals loves to share her honeybee knowledge through a variety of products, including beeswax candles, honey candies, and a line of honey-infused skincare products. Lori even has a few honey whiskey and beer experiments in production. BeeBees All Naturals strives to offer all natural, pure ingredients obtained as directly as possible from suppliers with organic and sustainable practices.These rosemary lavender goat milk soaps are a collaboration with Ephrata-based Sweet Sally’s Soaps.
Perfect for: Mom
More about Sweet Sally’s Soaps: Facebook | @sweetsallysoaps
iLIDS Mason Jar Drink Lids
Intelligent LIDS (iLIDS) are a perfect partner for the mason jar craze. Air tight, leak proof, and made in the US with no phthalates and no BPA, the lids come in a variety of colors and sizes, fitting wide mouth or regular mason jars. They’re simple, one piece, and rust-free, unlike metal canning lids. Made from food-safe polypropylene #5 that is recycled and recyclable, iLIDS can be used on the mason jars you already own—helping you to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Perfect for: The organizers; The storage-obsessed; The gadget lovers
More about iLIDS: Website | Facebook | @intelligentlids
Zoë Dawn Wristlets and Potholders
Lancaster, PA-based Zoë Rohrer (of Zoë Dawn) repurposes secondhand scraps to turn trash into heirloom treasures. Exclusively available at Lemon Street Market, Zoë’s wristlets are handcrafted from cast off fabric remnants and upcycled zippers—the perfect size for stylishly slipping in and out of a larger bag or swinging on your wrist for a coffee date at Chestnut Hill Cafe. Zoë’s potholders are made from vintage and modern fabrics and lined with upcycled wool for insulation.
Perfect for: Anyone who agrees that function and style go hand-in-hand; Vintage fabric lovers
More about Zoë Dawn: Website | Etsy | @zoedawnshop | Facebook
Earrings and Body Jewelry
A twist on the age-old gift of jewelry, Lemon Street Market carries a variety of earrings and body jewelry, including traditional earrings, gauged ear plugs and tunnels, nose studs, barbells, and more. Materials for the jewelry vary (pictured are laser cut birch lemons/radishes with water resistant silver finish and stainless steel hypo-allergenic wires; horn with mother of pearl inlay; and bone rings).
Perfect for: Your body-modded friends; Urban farmers
More about Green Tree Jewelry: Website | Facebook | @greentreejewelry
Tandi’s Naturals Lip Balm and Body Butter
These .35 oz tins of lip balm and body butter from Tandi’s Naturals (an extension of the Christina Maser product line) are small enough to slip into any pocket or handbag. The all natural lip balms (available in Mint & Grapefruit and Herb Garden) can double as cuticle and nail butter for those frigid winter winds. Handmade with Lancaster County, PA beeswax, avocado oil, shea butter, and essential oils, the balms are perfect for sensitive skin. A little bit of the body butter goes a long way on even the driest of skins, with shea butter to regenerate skin cells and lightly scented with lavender, rosemary and lemongrass essential oils.
Perfect for: Stocking stuffers; Office gift exchanges; The dry-lipped among us
More about Tandi’s Naturals: Website | Facebook | @tandisnaturals
The selected gift ideas described above can all be found in Lemon Street Market’s storeroom—just go up the stairs, take a right, and walk through the doorway past the bulk section. Happy holidays!