The best places in Elizabethtown to buy your last minute holiday gifts.
While Whisk Cafe, located alongside Masonic Homes on Masonic Drive, is primarily a restaurant, the cozy cafe also carries a few items for purchase. Displayed on shelving toward the back of the Cafe, Whisk features local artisan soaps from Girl Crush. The soaps are cheerfully colored, and a selection feature Christmas designs. However, most of the cafe’s gift selection consists of coffee themed knick-knacks, such as signs with phrases perfect for stirring laughter (pictured right) and colorful mugs perfect for your favorite coffee-lover! Whisk Cafe is open daily from 6 am to 2 pm.
Bursting at the seams with gift potential, Trellis Marketplace features locally-crafted products from a variety of local vendors. Quite a few tables are filled with necklaces, earrings, and bracelets of all sorts. However, most of the merchandise consists of body products such as soaps, facial scrubs, cleansers, lip balms, and essential oils. Other retailers carry a number of home-decorating items, including gorgeous Christmas wreaths, pottery and planters, candles, and cheery signs to display throughout the house. Trellis even has a cabinet filled with packaged sweets and candies perfectly suited for a younger audience. All things considered, Trellis Marketplace is definitely targeted towards a more feminine customer, but we recommend visiting for the sheer number of goods Trellis has to offer. Trellis Marketplace is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.
With an excellently-curated selection, Knock Knock Boutique is nestled in the heart of the Elizabethtown square. While primarily a jewelry retailer, Knock Knock also carries a number of other fashionable accessories including bags and wallets, hair products, and scarves. At Knock Knock, there are a variety of necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets perfect for your mom, sister, or aunt. The boutique also features a rack of stylish coats, sweaters, and jackets, many of which are higher-end. In addition, Knock Knock has a nice selection of elegant soaps, soothing lotions, and relaxing bath salts. Knock Knock Boutique is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.
Located across the street from Folklore at the square, Twisted Easel hosts social events and parties, for which you can rent out the studio, as well as regular art classes. The space provides for a wide range of events, such as birthday parties, baby showers, and company events. Art lessons are provided on Mondays and Wednesdays, and many scheduled events are listed on their Facebook page, with the next being a JOY String Art Experience on Friday, December 13th at 6:30 pm. Run by Cindy Telenko and her daughter, Alyssa Bair, they accept special orders and/or requests through their website http://www.twistedeaseletc.com/. Twisted Easel is open by appointment or for scheduled events only.
Looking to get that special someone a little holiday candy? Head over to Spence Candies, located right next to OneStop on E High Street. This small candy shop features a wide variety of different sweets for the holiday season on top of its already-loaded regular-season roster. With over 100 different kinds of chocolate, Spence has everything from soft-center chocolates to nut and gluten free options. Almost all of the candy sold here is made by Rob and Wendy Spence themselves. The Spences pride themselves on customer service, committing to bring you the best shopping experience available. They helped first-time customers who were also there when this reporter visited, while providing great deals and samples. Spence Candies is open from October 2 through Father’s Day, Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.