Downtown York, Pennsylvania, shopping

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Guide

Story by Michael Vyskocil for YRK Magazine

Story and photography by Tonisha Price and Kirsten McWilliams for YRK Magazine

Christmas Eve is almost here. For those procrastinators who still have last-minute Christmas shopping to do, don’t stress. If you find yourself stumped about what to get for a family member or friend in these remaining days to Christmas, discover some last-minute gift ideas to help you make your last-minute Christmas shopping a little less hectic.


57 N. Beaver St., York


Know a foodie or someone who likes to pamper themselves with lotions, essential oils, or bath scrubs? You’ll find the gifts they’ll appreciate at Kimman’s on North Beaver Street.

For the foodies in your friend group and family, you’ll discover different sauces and jams of the sweet and spicy kind, plus bread mixes with accompanying recipes for pesto and cinnamon bread. The Nora Fleming collection of serving ware also provides special pieces for entertaining.

Shoppers like you can find an electronic kiosk where they can customize a mug for any coffee love. Much of the merchandise at Kimman’s is produced in the United States, and shopping local in downtown York gives back to the downtown economy. Below are some of Kimman’s shower bombs, also known as shower fizzies, which could be a great gift idea for anyone already a fan of bath essentials.


Redeux Vintage

113 S. Duke St., York


This vintage and handmade marketplace hasall types of eclectic clothing, accessories, and furniture. For anyone in your family who’s an old soul and loves the musical tunes of yesteryear, you can find vinyls by Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, and the Temptations.

Seek out the little trunk to find some beautiful winter sweaters. For any hipster in your family who’s a fan of old-school fashion, you can also find a variety of vintage graphic tees from the ’80s and ’90s at great prices.


Christmas Tree Hill

Locations throughout York County
Christmas Tree Hill in the Mansion, 2840 Whiteford Road, York | 717.755.9290

Christmas Tree Hill Garden and Gift Shop, 2801 S. George St., York | 717.741.2296

Christmas Tree Hill at Westgate, 4000 W. Market St., York | 717.792.1370

A Christmas and gift wonderland is the best way to describe the Christmas Tree Hill experience. Don’t be fooled by the name; there’s more than Christmas-themed items only. You can find handbags, scarves, and wristlets for any woman in your life.

At each Christmas Tree Hill location, you’ll discover specific sections dedicated to items related to the Christmas season, including a variety of Christmas ornaments for any family member or friend who enjoys diversifying their Christmas tree decorations and receiving a new ornament each year. Along with Christmas items, you can browse the selection of adult coloring books, and artists’ markers, as well as cool and funky graphic socks such as those pictured below.

Time may be running out, but the gift ideas don’t have to. We hope this post got your creative gift ideas flowing. Now get out there and wrap up that shopping. Merry Christmas!

15 Dec