It’s the holiday season and you’re trying to find the perfect item for that special person on your list. You’ve searched the malls, but you’ve come up with nothing. You can shop online, but where’s the fun in that? Why not tour the boutiques, shops, and attractions around the Cumberland Valley to finish your list? Everyday beginning on November 21st through December 12th, we’re giving you a calendar of gift suggestions for everyone on your list! And even better…we’re giving them away!
Beginning on Saturday, November 21st, we’ll be posting items that you can find in the Cumberland Valley (some exclusively) on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Not only can you find these suggestions, you can win them! Just like, share, comment, or retweet for your chance to win each day’s prize (see a complete list of rules at the bottom). Gifts include a kids bicycle from Holmes Cycling & Fitness, a one-night stay at Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast, a Titleist driver from Armitage Golf Club, a necklace from Meeka Fine Jewelry, and so much more. Check back as we reveal each new item every day and remember to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday on November 28, 2015.

Saturday, November 21: Bicycle from Holmes Cycling & Fitness
Shopping for a young boy or girl still learning to ride a bicycle? This bike from Holmes includes training wheels for your youngster. The bike is black, red, and white, but if you prefer a different color, Holmes will allow you to exchange the bike. You can see their entire selection for all ages at their Camp Hill store.
Won By: Staci Albright of Newville, PA

Sunday, November 22: Meadowbrooke Gourd
Decorating for the holidays is one of the best parts of the season and there’s no better décor item than the Christmas and winter-themed gourds from Meadowbrooke Gourds. Made famous for appearing on Mike Rowe’s “Dirty Jobs”, these gourds will enhance any holiday theme. Meadowbrooke is the largest gourd manufacturer in the world and these hand-crafted items are created in the Cumberland Valley. You can find this gourd for under $30 and see their entire selection at their Carlisle store.
Won By: Janet Sherrif-Cox of Duncannon, PA

Monday, November 23: One Good Women
One Good Woman in Camp Hill is known for its coffee and tea selection, but today’s item adds a little something to your wrist. This cuff bracelet will make any woman feel appreciated this holiday season and you can pick this up for under $20.
Won By: Betti Heflin Hallet of Gettysburg, PA

Tuesday, November 24: Gift Certificate to Boiling Springs Tavern
The Cumberland Valley has a host of fantastic restaurants throughout the region. Only one can be named Best in the Valley and the Boiling Springs Tavern has won that distinction three years in a row. Give the gift of a superb meal at this rustic tavern, once owned by Anheuser-Busch. You can win a $75 Boiling Springs Tavern gift certificate in this year’s Gift Guide Giveaway.
Won By: Lutricia Eberly of Dillsburg, PA

Wednesday, November 25: Gift Certificate to H Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
The Luhrs Center at Shippensburg University is celebrating their 10th season with rock legends, comedians, and family fun entertainment. Performers still planned for the 2015-2016 season include Paul Anka, Three Dog Night, Jack Hanna, and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers. The 2016-2017 schedule will be announced in 2016, but a gift certificate to upcoming show is a great gift to spend the night out. See their upcoming shows here. Enter today to win an $80 gift certificate for yourself or someone on your list!
Won By: Bill Verner, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Thursday, November 26: Kyocera Ceramic Knife Set from The Kitchen Shopee
The holiday season means plenty of delicious meals with family and friends. We all know that one person who slaves in the kitchen preparing the meal after meal. This ceramic knife set from the Kitchen Shoppewill make any cook's time in the kitchen a treat. This knife set goes for $65.
Won By: Linda Gawthrop of East Berlin, PA

Friday, November 27: Chocolate from Lindt Chocolate
Stuff the stockings with everyone's favorite treat...chocolate. The Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet in Carlisle is filled with wall-to-wall chocolate and waiting for you stop by pick-up sweets for everyone on your list. Enter the Gift Guide contest to win a Lindt Chocolate bundle!
Won By: Sabra Mathias of Richland, PA

Saturday, November 28: Meeka Fine Jewelry
What woman doesn't love jewelry as a present? Give her something one-of-a-kind from Meeka Fine Jewelry. Their selection of necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings truly special for that special lady on your list. The necklace shown goes for about $200, but you can win it on 11/28 by entering the Cumberland Valley Gift Guide.
Won By: Tracy Folks of Harrisburg, PA

Sunday, November 29: Wreath from The Whimsical Poppy
Wreath's are a holiday decor must and are great gifts to family and friends. The Whimsical Poppy in Mt. Holly Springs has a large selection of hand-crafted wreaths. Enter to win one on 11/29 on the Cumberland Valley Facebook and Twitter page.
Won By: Natalie Lyons of Chambersburg, PA

Monday, November 30: Titleist Driver from Armitage Golf Course
You may not be shopping for Tiger Woods, but if you've got a golfer on your list, this one's for you! The Cumberland Valley has many great golf courses, which you can always buy gift certificates for. Golfers also love new clubs, like this Titleist driver from Armitage Golf Course, valued at $200. Win this driver during the Cumberland Valley Gift Guide!
Won By: Melissa Colucci of Boiling Springs, PA

Tuesday, December 1: Stuffed Animal and Book from Snazzy Giraffe 
Snazzy Giraffe in Mechanicsburg offers unique children's toys and books, including a combo for the book "Don't Feed the Worry Bug" with matching stuffed animal. This set costs around $36.
Won By: Kat Dinsmore of Mechanicsburg, PA

Wednesday, December 2: Vase from Village Artisans Gallery
Give the gift of hand-crafted items available at the "2016 Best Shop in the Valley" Village Artisans Gallery. Find one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, and items like this vase to the right, which goes for about $30.
Won By: Michael Bennett of Dover, PA

Thursday, December 3: Growler and Gift Certificate from Molly Pitcher Brewing Company
The beer enthusiast on your list will love this one! Molly Pitcher Brewing Company in Carlisle offers locally-crafted beer with history twist. Named after the Revolutionary War heroine (whose memorial is just steps away), the Molly Pitcher Brewing Company was recently voted "Best Nightlife in the Valley." Any beer lover would enjoy this Growler and gift certificate to fill it.
Won By: Robin Cox of Carlisle, PA

Friday, December 4: Dog Treats from Doggie Delights at the West Shore Farmers Market
You can't forget about your four-legged friend this holiday! Doggie Delights at the West Shore Farmers Market sells fresh dog treats and snacks, they'll be sure to love. Enter to win this pack of dog treats, even same kale-flavored treats.
Won By: Jaime Manning of Etters, PA

Saturday, December 5: Guinness items from Oxford Hall Celtic Shop
Oxford Hall Celtic Shop in New Cumberland specializes in authentic Irish and British gift items. One of the many things you'll find in the store is a selection of Guinness items, perfect stocking-stuffers for fans of dark beer.
Won By: Victoria Sadler of Nottingham, MD

Sunday, December 6: Season Pass for Carlisle Event
Do you have a car enthusiasts on your list? Get them the gift they get to experience throughout the year with passes to the CarlisleEvents car shows. This pass gets you in for all of the fun at shows like Spring Carlisle, Ford Nationals, Corvettes at Carlisle, Fall Carlisle, and even shows in Allentown, PA and Florida. Each pass costs $80, but you could win two passes in today's Gift Guide Contest. See the upcoming Carlisle Events schedule here.
Won By: Melinda Acri of Mechanicsburg, PA

Monday, December 7: Stoneware Travel Mug from American Artisan Gallery
American Artisan Gallery in downtown Carlisle has been named Best Shop in the Valley for 2014 and 2015, and is a great place to find unique, hand-crafted gifts this season. This travel mug is a great stocking stuffer for that person who is always on the go. .
Won By: Barbara Chesnut of Hershey, PA

Tuesday, December 8: Vera Bradley from East meets West Emporium
Shopping for someone who loves fashion? East meets West Emporium in Shippensburg features a large collection of Sorrelli and Vera Bradley. The Vera Bradley selection includes backpacks, handbags, travel accessories, and more. You can match several items together, creating the perfect set, like this tote and tumbler.
Won By: Matt Lane of Shippensburg, PA

Wednesday, December 9: Decorative Lantern from Blooms by Vickrey
Blooms by Vickrey in Camp Hill offers beautiful flowers, boutiques, and elegant home decor items. This decorative lantern is sure to light someone's face this year if you give it as a present. The lantern goes for around $40.
Won By: Kim Sechrist of Camp Hill, PA

Thursday, December 10: Wine and Accessories from Castlerigg Wine Shop
Shop for the wine 'connoisseur' on your list and give them the ultimate wine night from Castlerigg Wine Shop. Castlerigg offers wine from Seven Mountains Wine Cellars and The Vineyard at Grandview. Castlerigg also has a gift shop, where you'll find all of the essentials. Enter the Gift Guide contest to win two bottles of wine and some accessories.
Won By: Anita Kope

Friday, December 11: Scarf from Leaf of Eve
Pick-up something stylish for someone with style on your list at Leaf of Eve. Shop for clothes, jewelry, and accessories, including this scarf at their shop in Enola.
Won By: Sara Wells of Silver Spring, MD

Saturday, December 12: One Night Stay at the Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast
A night away from home at a luxurious B&B is the perfect gift for your significant other to get out of town, or even for your family coming into town. The CarlisleHouse is the 2016 Best in the Valley winner for Best Place to Stay and many guests rave about their time stay. Give the gift of a downtown Carlisle experience!
Won By: Suzanne Johnson of  Sandy Hook, VA

Official Rules
Every day from Saturday, November 21, 2015 through December 11, 2015, the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) will be giving away one prize per day on the Cumberland Valley PA Facebook and Twitter page. Each prize will be a showcased gift that visitors can purchase at locations in the Cumberland Valley.

To enter on Facebook:
·         Like the post about the gift/prize
·         Comment on the post about the gift/prize
·         Share the post about the gift/prize
To enter on Twitter:
·         Retweet the post about the prize/gift

1. ENTRY:  No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants will enter by liking, sharing, and commenting on the Cumberland Valley PA Facebook page’s post on the daily prize and/or by retweeting the post on Twitter.

2. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, over the age of 18. Employees of Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (along with its volunteers and Board members) and their families are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes. Only one entry per social media account is eligible per day.

3. WINNER SELECTION:  Winners will be selected for each post within two business days of the entry. Winners will be randomly selected from a list of followers who shared, liked, commented, and retweeted the post.

4. PRIZES: There will be one prize and one winner per day. The prizes may range in value from $1 - $200.

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Employees of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation will attempt to contact the winner of the daily prize within five business days of the winning day. If there is no response within 48 hours of the initial contact, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.


a. Participants hereby grant the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit their names in all media now known and later come into being for purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation. 

b. Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winner.

7. ACCEPTING THE PRIZE: Once winners are selected, there are two ways to receive their prize.

a. If the winner lives within 40 miles of the CAEDC office, it will be the responsibility of the individual to pick-up the item at the CAEDC office at 53 W. South St., Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013. Prizes can be collected Monday – Friday from 8am-4:30 pm. There will be select days where award winners can pick-up their prizes at evening times. Each winner will need to coordinate a time with Aaron Jumper (aaron@visitcumberlandvalley.comor 717-240-7185) to pick-up their prize. All prizes must be picked-up by noon on December 18, 2015.

b. If the winner lives beyond 40 miles away, CAEDC will ship the prize to the winner’s home or location of their choosing. Winners from beyond 40 miles may also choose to pick-up their prize at the CAEDC office.

8. USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All entries become the property of Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation and reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.  

9. NOT ENDORSED BY FACEBOOK OR TWITTER: By participating in this contest, you acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter and release them from any and all liability arising from or related to this contest. The information you are providing for this contest is being provided to the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation and not to Facebook or Twitter, and will be used to notify you if you have won.

10. CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of its web site or is otherwise in violation of these rules.

11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation is not responsible for any technical malfunctions that may occur.  If for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort, the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. 

12. WINNERS LIST: The names of the winner may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Gift Guide, Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation, 53 W. South St., Carlisle, PA 17013. A full list will be available on January 6, 2016.