12 days of Christmas Scranton-style: Downtown Shopping Guide 2009

Featured — By on December 11, 2009 at 11:42 am

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, be sure to check out the downtown shopping scene in Scranton for gifts of all sorts. From the conventional to the unconventional, the practical to the extravagant, the always-developing downtown shopping scene offers something for everyone.

In celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, we present 12 gifts ideas for most everyone on your shopping list, plus one post-Christmas gift opportunity…as none of us can get enough of Christmas!

  1. Outrageous proves that good things come in all sizes with their line of Lolita glassware. Perfect for serving wine, mixed drinks, or most any beverage, a full line of glasses is available for purchase.  But adding to the fun is a collection of miniature Lolita glassware that serves as ornaments for your Christmas tree.
  2. Pierre’s Fine Clothing offers a cost-effective way to keep warm this holiday season with a 20% off sale on all sweaters offered in their shop. The offer runs through Christmas Eve. In addition, check out the store’s self-branded line of jewelry and accessories.
  3. LAVISH Body & Home is debuting a new line of hand sanitizers that offer protection from germs and a clean scent in one product. Available in Ocean Air or Lavender Mint fragrances, the sanitizers come in aesthetically-appealing bottles that will leave you clean and delighted.
  4. Mall at Steamtown has something for everyone, and if you don’t know exactly what to get for someone, why not try a Mall at Steamtown gift certificate? Available in any denomination and good for purchases at any retailer in the mall, certificates can be obtained at the Mall’s information center on First floor, just off center court.
  5. Creedon’s Flower Shop has that missing piece of décor that no home is complete without: a bit of Mistletoe. For $10 you can grab everyone’s favorite holiday plant to add a bit of warmth to your home this year.
  6. The Guild Studios has their always-popular “Kneeling Santa” statues available once again this year. Handcrafted and handpainted, the statues make wonderful gifts for children and adults alike.
  7. B’s Floral is just the place to stop for a handcrafted and painted chair to decorate most any room in your home. Carrying an array of rockers, stools, and chairs that are all made by local artists, 100% of the proceeds from each sale of the $75 will go to benefit the Crisis Intervention Center of Northeast PA.
  8. Anthology New & Used Books always features new additions to their collection of literary offerings, including a central display of Christmas-related writings. But for a unique blast from the past this holiday, check out the new book A Brief History of Scranton by local writer Cheryl A. Kashuba. Published by The History Press, the book provides a refreshing and insightful look into the history of The Electric City.
  9. Windsor Studios always carries an amazing collection of artwork for sale, along with custom framing. But among their most unique items may be the bobblehead figurines from the “Big Grump” line. With a figure for nearly every type of occupation, you’ll be sure to find one for $10.99 to please the grump in your life!
  10. Gallucci Music is keen to see local musicians start their acts with a guitar starter kit. For $199 and up, musicians can start off with not only a guitar, but a practice amplifier, soft guitar case, guitar picks, straps, and a free lesson.
  11. New Laundry is showcasing their new line of denim wear from several different brands. The offerings include Citizens of Humanity, Hudson Jeans, Current/Elliott, and AG Jeans.  Gift certificates- good for any one of the many fashion lines- are available from the shop.
  12. Runway has new products from many of their signature apparel and accessory lines, including Tory Burch shoes & handbags, Ugg gloves, and Hunter boots.
  13. Comics on the Green is taking advantage of a holiday-affected delivery schedule by celebrating a Marvel Comics New Year’s Eve, Eve, Party. To be held on December 30, more details will be available in the store and online.
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