Holiday shopping guide

Holiday shopping guide

Are you looking for new gift ideas for the person who has everything? You can make the holidays extra special with locally crafted and produced gifts, and unique experiences. The destinations of Happy Valley Agventures offer plenty of inspiration for memorable ideas that will make lasting impressions on the special people in your life.

Goat snuggles

Nittany Meadow Farm now offers e-gift cards that can be used for public yoga classes, goat visits, goat grams and Goats2Go bus visits. Make someone’s day by sending baby goats to visit them, or by arranging for them to visit the adorable, friendly animals at the historic farm near Boalsburg. Pro tip: Goat grams make memorable gifts for bosses that are fun for the entire office!

Say cheese! With 19 unique flavors of artisan cheese, delightful condiments, savory meat, and delectable fudge, Goot Essa products are certain to become holiday favorites. Whether choosing from cheese subscriptions, gift baskets or individual products, there are options for any personal or corporate gift list. Shop online at or by calling 800 490-4387 and have your gift shipped anywhere in the United States. Purchase in person at the Goot Essa tasting room, 351 Wise Road in Howard, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Field-to-fork flavor

Dining gift cards are a great option for the foodies in your life, especially when those gift cards are from some of Happy Valley’s best field-to-fork establishments – RE Farm Café, Pine Grove Hall and Elk Creek Café + Aleworks. RE Farm Café gift cards can be used for dinner, classes, and the online market. Pine Grove Hall is offering a $20 bonus gift card for every $100 gift card purchased from Nov. 20 through Dec. 15.


Gifts from the land

Tait Farm Foods gift collections are always gifts of good taste. These specialty food gifts include carefully curated artisan foods combined with some of their own best sellers. Harvest Collections celebrate the flavors of fall and are a lovely choice for early holiday or Thanksgiving gifts. More traditional holiday offerings include Tait Farm Signature Collections, Happy Valley Inspired Collections, and best-selling Breakfast Collections.


Beginning Nov.  1, holiday shoppers may choose from two different holiday gift box themes: Gifts from the Land or A Taste of Happy Valley. All gift collections ship for $14.95 ground delivery anywhere in the lower 48 states. Customers may schedule their preferred ship date on or prior to Dec. 14 for guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas.


‘Crafty’ ideas

Central PA Tasting Trail establishments produce flavorful wines, ciders, beer and spirits that make well-suited gifts for craft beverage enthusiasts. Celebrate with Seven Mountains Wine Cellars 12 Days of Christmas wine case or purchase seasonal favorites from any of the 14 establishments. Many Trail members offer enjoyable and educational workshops – cork snowflake ornament making at Mount Nittany Vineyard &Winery, for example. A passport is a great way to treat those on your shopping list with an opportunity to discover their favorite Trail members. From products to experiences, the Trail has you covered this holiday season. Search for the Central PA Tasting Trail on, and check out each establishments’ social media channels for more ideas.


Peaceful slumber

Treat someone special (or yourself) to a staycation or visit to Happy Valley, PA. Reserve rooms at the equine-inspired Apple Pony Inn, with its cozy fireplace, or the charming farm cottages at Nittany Meadow Farm. These lodging options that offer comfortable accommodations to rest and reset after a full day of holiday Agventures


Inspired by nature

Rooted Farmstead offers a variety of nature-forward gifts and décor, including fully customizable fresh wreaths hand tied with evergreens, eucalyptus and other natural ingredients. Fresh wreaths are available for pickup, local delivery, shipping or embellish your own at Rooted Farmstead’s DYI Wreath Bar. Rooted Farmstead is open for in-person shopping during their Holiday Market Days Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16.


Haven Valley Homestead in Penns Valley is offering beautiful handmade decorated and undecorated wreaths, with pre-orders being taken until Nov. 15. Wreaths will be available for pick up at the homestead the weekend after Thanksgiving (Nov. 24-25). Email to order.

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Posted by Lesley on 11/17/2023