Gifts Galore

Take the roads less traveled and shop local for unique gifts in the Bridgeton area this holiday season.

Sweet Things with Styles is one of many places to shop for unique holiday gifts in the Greater Bridgeton area.
by Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland Development Corporation

Last of three-part holiday gift guide, with Millville and Vineland treasures outlined in previous weeks.

The Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland Development Corporation work together to promote shopping and investing locally all through the year.

“Local shopping for the holidays is a great way to come up with unique gifts, and to make shopping more convenient and affordable while supporting your local businesses and economy,” said Tony Stanzione, executive director, Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Shoppers can find unique items along the Rt. 49, Shiloh Pike corridor, from Bridgeton to Stow Creek. Start your shopping journey at H.H. Hankins Lumber and Hardware, 12 W. Broad Street in downtown Bridgeton (856-451-1212, hhhbro.com) offers options like tools, hardware, Christmas decorations and other needs for the do-it-yourselfers coupled with good old-fashioned personal service. A few blocks west is Cumberland Engraving, 127 W Broad St, Bridgeton (856-451-5052) can provide engraving services for items they sell or for items you may want personally engraved.

Next stop is 333 W. Broad St., Bridgeton, where Frank Burton and Sons is located. From hardware items to beautiful items to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, stop in, see frankburtons.net, or call 856-455-1202. A gift certificate from The Green Olive Restaurant, 610 Shiloh Pike, Hopewell, greenolivenj.com, makes a great gift, or meet family and friends there to enjoy a delicious meal and share some holiday spirit.

Our next stop is Greater Bridgeton Amish Farm Market, where dozens of vendors bring the products of Amish country in Lancaster, PA to South Jersey. Buy fresh foods, unique crafts, Amish furniture, and more under one roof. Be sure to eat at Dutch Family Restaurant and Dutch Family Furniture for a taste of Lancaster and for beautifully crafted furniture. Visit bridgetonamishmarket.com.

Just west of Shiloh in Stow Creek is G & M Nursery, 1135 Shiloh Pike, Bridgeton (facebook.com/GMNursery2011, 609-774-5470), where you can find items to brighten your home and your holidays. This includes wreaths, live Christmas trees, Winter pansies, cabbage and kale, shrubbery, many Christmas crafts, door mats, flags, outdoor/indoor pillows, yard signs, timer candles, gift baskets, Johnson’s popcorn, and more.

Our Bridgeton area shopping trip includes the Rt. 77, Carlls Corner area. First stop is a sweet one, the area’s most popular bakery, Century Bakery at 525 N. Pearl Street, Bridgeton (856-451-1616, CenturyBakery.com). Give the gift of doughnuts filled with sweet delights, cakes, fudgie brownies, ice cream cakes and more.

A few blocks away is Trout’s Power Equipment, 580 N. Pearl Street, Bridgeton (856-451-3535). They sell Ferris mowers, snowblowers, leaf blowers and more, plus excellent repair and service.

The tour up Rt. 77 passes Bresciano’s Florist and Gifts at 653 N. Pearl Street, Bridgeton (856-455-3807) for unique gifts, live floral arrangements, and Hallmark cards and items. Stop in and visit brescianosflorals.com. Nearby, enjoy food and drinks at De Olde Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl Street, Bridgeton (thetownerestaurant.com). At 717 N. Pearl Street, Bridgeton is The Original Canal’s Discount Liquors (856-451-0998), where the shelves are stocked with beer, wine, and spirits to make the holidays bright.

Just a bit north is Spinelli’s Jewelers, in the Laurel Heights Shopping Center, 1010 N. Pearl Street near Upper Deerfield ShopRite. Beautiful watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings will make a loved one’s Christmas so special. See spinellijewelers.com. Right across the street is C & J Electronics, 1023B N. Pearl Street, Bridgeton, where electronic items you can’t find, but need, are in stock or can be ordered for you at competitive prices. From land line phones, to amazing drones, from electronic accessories to big screen TVs, and PC repairs to FedEx shipping, Chris Jespersen is ready to serve you. Call 856-455-0086 or visit candjelectronics.com.

Just a few miles away as Santa’s sleigh flies are a few more Chamber members who can help fill that Christmas list with a twist. Looking for a bowling ball or shoes, and accessories, or just a fun night for the family, visit Campani’s Legacy Lanes, 518 Landis Avenue, ​Bridgeton, in Deerfield Township near Rosenhayn (856-221-3269, legacylanesbridgeton.com). Looking for an evening of fun and a delicious local wine for a perfect gift? Visit Cedar Rose Vineyards, 431 Kenyon Avenue, Millville in Deerfield Township. Call 856-221-3131 or see cedarrosevineyards.com.

On Route 553, 742 Centerton Road, Pittsgrove, near Schalick High School, is Sweet Things with Styles. Find unique holiday, birthday and anniversary gifts including local art, glassware, fashion accessories, candy, jewelry and more. Call 856-358-3886 or visit FaceBook.com/SweetThingswithStyles. And around the corner is an authentic neighborhood tavern, Ten22 Bar and Grill, inside the beautiful Grove at Centerton, 1022 Almond Road in Pittsgrove. Enjoy simple yet delicious barbecue and sides, and a bar with local beers and specialty cocktails, where even Santa would stop to relax and enjoy dining, drinking, and socializing. Call 856-358-3325 or see groveatcenterton.com/#restaurant.

“Our local shopping tour continues online,” said Stanzione, “where you can see our Bridgeton Area Chamber directory of businesses for more shop local ideas for the holidays and every day at CumberlandGrows.com/member-directory.”

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