Holiday Gift Guide for 2020

Chloe Forbes, Editor-in-Chief

With the holidays coming up, it can be hard not being able to see your family and friends due to COVID-19. However, you can always show how much you love and appreciate them with the perfect gift. This gift guide supports local businesses, Black-owned businesses and eco-friendly businesses. When you buy these gifts, your money is going toward a larger movement that works to support communities in times of need. So, check it out, you might find a great gift for this giving season.



No matter where you are, you deserve to take a break this holiday season. Kick back, watch some movies and spend time with the ones you love, remembering to relax. 


Erie Apparel

Sweatshirts, mugs and hats galore, all made with Erie pride.

EA Erie Collage Coffee Mug 12oz ($10)
EA Patch Fuzzy Fleece Pullover in Camel ($58)











Dragonfly Lake Scents

Soaps, scrubs and body butters made locally and with natural ingredients.

Avocado Bath Bomb/Bubble Bar with coconut oil, shea butter, lemon grass essential oil ($6.80)
Lavender Goat’s Milk Soap ($8)














Get a workout in or unwind and meditate with YogaErie. Buy a gift card or class pass online to join the online livestream classes or studio classes.


Cocktail & Mocktail Kits

From InBooze, a small business in Michigan, choose a margarita, Moscow mule or seasonal cocktail to make, and they’ll send an infusion bag loaded with the ingredients. All you have to do is soak and serve.


Moscow Mule from InBooze ($15)













Bring the taste of Erie to wherever you are with these local favorites.


Happy Mug Coffee

Cozy up with your favorite cup of coffee or tea. Happy Mug is the coffee served at Ember+Forge, The Cork 1794 and Voodoo Brewery, to name a few. Choose from flavors harvested all over the world or seasonal favorites.

Colombia Quindio Roast ($11)
Winter Grogg Roast ($9)











Romolo’s Chocolates

Satisfy your sweet tooth with sponge candy, peppermint bark and assorted chocolates.

Solid Chocolate Decorated Christmas Trees ($8.99)











Underdog BBQ Sauce

Choose your fighter… I mean flavor. Options include Cabana Heat, Sweet Carolina BBQ, Backyard Baster, Peach Bourbon BBQ and Habanero Hot Sauce.

Underdog BBQ 3 Pack ($24.99)









These finds will spruce up a small space by making it a little happier and healthier.


Hyggelight Candle

When your candle burns down, pack the label in with some soil and water and watch a plant grow in the pot the candle was once in. Enjoy the cold weather with your candle then be ready for spring with a new plant.

Hyggelight Edith Candle ($30)











Macrame Market Bag

Bring your favorite foods and produce home with this macrame bag from Kristen Santiago at Gone Local.

Macrame Market Bag ($14)











Reclaimed Wood Coasters

These hand-burned coasters from Knot & Grain Studio have a honeycomb design.

Hand-Burned Reclaimed Wood Coasters ($30)