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POL Holiday Gift Ideas: Where to Shop in Princeton this Month

POL Holiday Gift Ideas: Where to Shop in Princeton this Month
Lore Pasta makes a great locally-sourced gift to indulge in this holiday season.

Check out our round up of great gift ideas from around Princeton. Whether shopping for your niece, grandmother or husband, we've got lots of ideas for you!


WHAT: James Fiorentino's Watercolor Labels Celebrate D&R Greenway Preserves Boxed Set Old York Cellars Wine

COST: $25/bottle, delivery for extra $10

DETAILS: D&R Greenway has partnered with Old York Cellars (Rinoges) on three 2019 vintage wines decorated with paintings of their preserved landscapes by James Fiorentino: Sourland White, St. Michaels Red and Goat Hill Rose. Pick Up at Old York Cellars or pay $10 delivery or shipping to nearby NJ an PA towns with the purchase of 3+ bottles.


WHAT: Terhune Orchards Gift Baskets

COST: starts at $25

DETAILS: Terhune Orchards (sells unique & local baskets filled with fresh apples, homemade baked goods and local treats. They offer local delivery, nationwide shipping or from store pick-up. They also have the option to make up your own corporate gifts. Visit their website for more info


WHAT: fresh pasta from Lo Re Pasta

COST; varies; minimum order $45

DETAILS: 2 brothers make up Lore Pasta, where they sell fresh pasta and pasta-based dishes.They source ingredients from area mills and farms including: Castle Valley Mill, Oakgrove Plantation, Jeff’s Organic Produce, Chickadee Farm, Blue Moon Acres, First Field, Zone 7 and Caputo Brothers Creamery.

Select pasta is available for ordering Thursday through Sunday. Pasta is made fresh to order and shipped the on Wednesdays to ensure maximum freshness. All shipments are packaged in an insulated container with ice packs. Besides ordering online, you can find them in person at Princeton Farmers Markets on Thursday from 10AM-3PM.

Visit their Facebook page (@lorepastallc) to see their weekly menu, that includes dishes and pasta. 


WHAT: A night at the Peacock Inn

COST: Rooms start at $228/night

DETAILS: Bust out of your pandemic environment and book a night or two at the Peacock Inn, the only boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Princeton. This landmark is an attractive colonial-style mansion that has been transformed into a modern luxury 16-room hotel. You can save 20% off one night, 25% on 2 and 30% on 3 on stays completed by 12/30.


WHAT: Jewelry 

COST: varies

DETAILS: Visit Hamilton Jewelers in person — or check out their Holiday Gift Guide on their website 


WHAT: Kitchen Supplies

COST: Varies

DETAILS: Smith’s Ace Hardware is stocked with a variety of items, including luxury kitchen items.




WHAT: Things to get them playing

COST: varies
DETAILS: Jazaams has a collection of active outdoor items including Flag Football sets, Ezy Rollers, Family Badmitten sets, Scooters & more! Visit them online or in-store. 


WHAT: Snow fun

COST: varies
DETAILS: Ski Barn has sleds, snowboards, skis and more, perfect for snow this winter in Princeton, the Poconos or the Catskills.



WHAT: Art Classes or Workshops

COST: varies

DETAILS: The Arts Council of Princeton is offering classes for children and grown ups. Upcoming classes include: (In Person) Creativity with Clay, (In Person) Wonders in Weaving, Art Studio for Kids with Barbara DiLorenzo (online), Acrylic Painting for Children, Teen Ceramics AND MORE. Adult classes are online and include Linocut Printmaking 101, Creative Hand Lettering Workshop. Beginner Cermamics AND MORE.

Princeton Photo Workshop has some great remote learning workshops coming up including Digital Camera Basics & Beyond, Understanding Lights, The Candid Camera, Make Better pictures with your iPhone and MORE. 



WHAT: New Car

COST: starts at $56,949

DETAILS: Trick out a Sprinter and hit the road! Mercedes-Benz of Princeton has a variety of Cargo Vans in stock for your next road trip! 


WHAT: Custom mensware

COST: varies

DETAILS: Jeffery Scott’s mission is to provide perfectly fitting, timeless, but modern custom clothing right at your doorstep. We strive to ensure that you are left looking and feeling your absolute best.



COST: $290+

DETAILS: You can still wear your cozy joggers underneath but takethem to the next levels with luxurious outerwear.


WHAT: European Estate in Princeton

COST: $3,950,000
DETAILS: Want to get out of the city, spread out without a ton of land to care for? Check out this home in Princeton

Princeton Hot Cocoa Crawl

Princeton Hot Cocoa Crawl
The Bent Spoon's hot cocoa isn't complete without their "marshies!"

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