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There are numerous articles out there claiming to know what people actually want for the holidays, but are they what people actually want? Here is a list of gifts that DO. thinks your list of recipients will love this holiday season! Feel free to comment with great gift ideas of your own!

Car Wash Voucher

Car washes are something people want, but don’t often dedicate funds towards—so what better way to say “happy holidays” than with the gift of a clean ride? Shop local: Mister Car Wash & Express Lube.

Movie Theatre Gift Card

Who doesn’t love movies? Gift your loved ones or friends a movie theatre gift card so they can spend some much-needed personal time on their own or with their partner to see a flick. Ideas: Regal Cinemas or Penn Cinema.

Gas Gift Card

Most people drive a vehicle and those who do obviously need gas to get around! Quick, easy and guaranteed to be a great gift. Ideas: Sheetz, Turkey Hill, Wawa, Rutters.

Makeup

Don’t know what to get someone for the holidays? Help cut costs for makeup lovers by giving the gift of face magic! Ideas: ELF is inexpensive and cruelty-free!

K-Cups for Keurig

If your person is a coffee lover and owns a Keurig, get them some delicious K-Cups. This is an easy and unexpected gift that they will be thankful for! Ideas: you can get cheap K-Cups at Ollie’s.

Alcohol

A bottle of wine or whiskey never hurts for those wine or whiskey lovers in your life. Shop local: get them a gift card for Tellus 360, The Pressroom, Springhouse or The Belvedere!

Bath & Body Anything

Literally, anything from Lush (cruelty-free!), The Body Shop, or Bath & Body Works—lotion, soap, hand sanitizer, or fragrance would be a delightful gift. Shop local: Bona Dea Apothecary, Lyes & Lathers(vegan!).

Coffee Gift Card

Because who doesn’t want a quick coffee buzz? Shop local: Perkup & Co.Square One, Passenger, BUZZ, Copper Cup as a drive-through option.

A Wine Key or Bottle Opener

We all know that wine keys and bottle openers have a magical way of disappearing. Replenish your loved one’s kitchen gadgets with these easy and inexpensive gifts. Shop local: Mise En Place Kitchen Store.

Building Character

If you’ve never been to Building Character, you should stop in! This place is FILLED with handmade local products that are super unique that would make great gifts!

 

We hope this list helps with any holiday gift-giving anxiety! Happy Holidays from DO.

‘Tis the season for hot cocoa (with extra mallows), snuggles, and holiday movies. With the chilly weather rolling in, what better way to spend an evening indoors than with your special someone—or alone because you’re independent AF—watching classic holiday movies! We have compiled a list of our favorite holiday movies for the 25 days of Christmas! If you don’t have plans one evening, check out our list, and put a movie on!

Dec. 1st – The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

This is a perfect movie to transition from fall to winter.

 

Dec. 2nd Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

The visuals of this movie are absolutely insane.

 

Dec. 3rd Just Friends (2005)

Ryan Reynolds. That’s all we have to say.

 

Dec. 4th – Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Did you know that Taylor Momsen (Cindy Lou Who) is now in a rock band called The Pretty Reckless? She’s actually a total badass now.

 

Dec. 5th – Four Christmases (2008)

Vince Vaughn is hilarious in every single movie he’s been in. Be ready for some serious laughs.

 

Dec. 6th – Jack Frost (1998)

This may be one of, if not THE most underrated holiday movie out there. An absolute tear jerker.

 

Dec. 7thNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

If you haven’t jumped on the National Lampoon train then you are severely missing out. Actually, have yourself a weekend and binge the movie series.

 

Dec. 8thPolar Express (2004)

This film is visually breathtaking and a lovely homage to the original book.

 

Dec. 9thMiracle on 34th Street (1994)

My mom made me watch this when I was younger and I am very glad she did because it is actually a pretty awesome holiday movie.

 

Dec. 10thWhy Him? (2016)

James Franco is FOR SURE on our list of top people to meet. This movie is hilarious, slightly dirty and James Franco. James Franco, James Franco, James Franco.

 

Dec. 11th The Best Man Holiday (2013)

A phenomenal movie with humor, scandal, and straight tears.

 

Dec. 12thHome Alone Movies (1990, 1992, 1993)

We will just lump all three of the Home Alone movies into one day because let’s be serious, once you watch one, you’ll want to watch them all.

 

Dec. 13thEight Crazy Nights (2002)

Can I say underrated?! I did not see this movie on any “Top Christmas Movie” lists which is quite disappointing. For an animated movie, I certainly did LOL.

 

Dec. 14thThe Santa Clause (1994)

Overall classic family flick starring our personal childhood favorite, Tim Allen from “Home Improvement.”

 

Dec. 15thGremlins (1984)

Not sure why this is considered a holiday movie, uh, but it is… and it’s awesome.

 

Dec. 16thLove Actually (2003)

Classic romantic flick which will really get the snuggles going.

 

Dec. 17thBad Santa (2003)

Let’s be honest, if you’re not watching this movie this holiday, you’re doing something very wrong.

 

Dec. 18thLast Holiday (2006)

We’ll say it once again, UNDERRATED. Queen Latifah is a total queen in this flick and LL Cool J is his typical sexy self, so….watch it!

 

Dec. 19thNoel (2004)

This movie is on Netflix and TBH the plot is a little jumbled, but overall we’ve rated it a pretty decent movie—with a fantastic cast featuring Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, and Penelope Cruz.

 

Dec. 20thA Christmas Story (1983)

Everyone always watches this movie on Christmas Day but let’s mix it up a bit and watch it a little earlier this year! Classic and funny.

 

Dec. 21stThe Holiday (2006)

Absolutely amazing movie. Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz totally shine as hopeless romantics in this story. Ladies, grab some wine and cry with them! Jack Black adds a little pinch of funny bone to the film, and we do love seeing him in a more serious role!

 

Dec. 22ndChristmas with the Kranks (2004)

Jamie Lee Curtis will always be a fan favorite. This film provides some laughs and tears—typical holiday movie.

 

Dec. 23rdDie Hard (1998)

Considering this is on every single list of top movies to watch this holiday, we had to throw this one on there. This action-packed adventure will really get your blood flowing!

 

Dec. 24th The Family Stone (2005)

Okay, everyone—this might just be one of the best holiday movies ever. It has funnies, tears, and a terrific cast! Please, please, please watch. You won’t regret it.

 

Christmas DayElf (2003)

Instead of watching A Christmas Story on Christmas Day how about we mix it up and watch Elf on Christmas?! We haven’t met a single person who doesn’t like this movie (and if you’re a person who doesn’t, we don’t wanna know—blasphemy). Will Ferrell kills it in his role of Buddy the Elf, and the entire family will enjoy this film on Christmas Day.

 

We hope everyone enjoys their holiday season this year. Happy binging!

 

On December 17, Rosa’s Jar LLC will be holding a Community Christmas Party from 6 to 9pm at The Community Room at 106 West King on Saturday, December 17th.
 
Kids ages 5-12 will receive a free gift.
Storytime, elves, desserts, and drinks. Arts and crafts and time for photographs.
Admission: One non-perishable food item for the food drive.
 
You can also drop off toys/other gifts at any of the following locations:
The Candy Factory 342 North Queen Street
That Shuu Girl 147 East King Street
Ursa Lunar 317 North Queen Street (where you can also buy Rosa’s Jar cupcakes)