’Tis the season for holiday gifting and retail cha-ching!  
So here are a few of the weird and wonderful “Delco Proud” Stocking Stuffers that are sure to put a smile on someone's face (like the product above!).  All are home grown, locally produced or owned right here in Delaware County. Web links are provided for easy info gathering.

Who’s your daddy? 
He's always smiling...he cleans better than I do...he never lets me down...and sometimes he gets all soft and squishy inside. So what's not to love about this Folcroft based SHARK TANK WINNER and QVC powerhouse, SCRUB DADDY?!

I love these little guys.  In fact several of my friends and family are getting holiday gift-packaged Scrub Daddys and Mommys in their stockings this year. (I hope they're not reading this ;)  Not only are they inexpensive - they out-perform their advertising!

This is the Scrub Daddy on QVC with Shark Tank's Lori Greiner and
founder Aaron Krause.
The cost is about $5 per Scrub Daddy at local grocery stores, and I purchased 3 holiday-packaged sets of  4 Scrub Mommys (12 sponges) for $30 on QVC.

The sponge has a revolutionary design, changing texture based on the water temperature. It gets firm in cold water for tough scrubbing, and soft in warm water for light cleaning. And it cleans well with water alone!

It's scratch free on over a dozen surfaces from non-stick to stainless steel and even car exterior paint!

Scrub Mommy (my favorite!) combines smiley face ergonomics and dual sided design - to allow you to scrub with one side - then flip - and swipe up with the soft side.
Scrub Daddy Website

Satisfy the Family Sweet Tooth with Tasty Stocking Stuffers from Bevan’s Candy
Randy Bevan carries on the family tradition...
Order unforgettable sweet treats from a candy maker that is 58 years young & flourishing in Media.

What began as a hobby for Maurice and Virginia Bevan  grew into a regional favorite for gourmet candy and confections of all sorts. Browse everything from  non-pareils and butter creams, to specially made chocolate Santas ... you'll feel like a kid in a candy store.
Place Christmas orders up to December 8th... or head for their store on Baltimore Avenue to see all the glorious goodies on display! REMINDER:  THEY ONLY TAKE CASH, no credit cards.
Click for Bevan’s Website
143 E. Baltimore Pike, Media, 19063


There’s no time like the present (pun intended;) to treat somebody to dinner with a Gift Card to one of our many outstanding independent restaurants

Pictured: One of Fellinni’s talented opera singing servers and a tasty
entree from their menu!
Fellini’s Cafe in Media (pictured right) not only serves great Italian cuisine...the atmosphere is wonderful with original hand-painted art murals and rich granite tables in private alcoves. And on Monday nights listen to the soaring vocals of Opera Night.

For more restaurants go to our  Destination Delco Restaurant Guide  where each listing includes photo, description, website and phone numbers. PLUS:  When you get to the guide, click on the BEST OF THE BURBS logo on the right to read Craig LaBan's Top Delco Restaurant List for 2017!
106 W State St, Media, PA 19063



For Buzz-worthy, Hip & High-end Fashion, Gifts, and Accessories - Get Bedazzled!
Famous for their stunning designer and prom gowns, a few years ago
they hosted Alicia Vitarelli (in the red dress above) from 6 ABC,
who was doing an OSCAR clothing segment for FYI. 

Bedazzled Boutique in Newtown Square has some of the coolest, most unique clothes, jewelry, sportswear and truly dazzling 
special occasion 
gowns in the County.

Owned by local residents, Victor and Ruth Krass, Bedazzled Boutique has been open for 12 years. It is a high energy atmosphere, where both mothers and daughters can shop for beautiful fashions.  It is managed with the help of their children, Sabrina and Elliot, along with a professional and enthusiastic staff.  Bedazzled Boutique Website
218 S Newtown Street Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073


Gifting wine and beer is always a good choice.  Especially when created with our famous Delco ‘wudder’...

FYI:  Wudder: the clear liquid that has no color, taste, or smell, that falls from clouds (over Delaware County) as rain and magically results in the unique formula known as Delco Wudder

Here are a few places to pick up award-winning local wine & suds.  Gifting Tip: In Delco we just pop a bow on em' and stick them under the tree :)

Penns Woods Winery is a family-vineyard in Chadds Ford.
Winemaker Gino Razzi, and his daughter Carley Mack (pictured on the right in the photo), produce many award winners that can be found in restaurants throughout Philadelphia and the burbs. But visit their tasting room for the full vineyard experience with live music events, Yoga and Painting sessions in the vineyard, food and wine pairings, and other exciting events each weekend.  Penns Woods Winery Events and more











Another fine local vineyard is Grace Winery in Glen Mills.
The inn at Grace Winery boasts an original Quaker farmhouse dating to 1734.  The Inn housed the British after the battle of the Brandywine in 1777, was a safe house for the Underground Railroad and the farmhouse's 3rd floor once served as a Civil War infirmary.  The vineyard is just off the Manor House and produces some of the finest wine in the region.  Click for Grace Winery events, promotions and more

2SP BREWING COMPANY in Aston has a cool slogan: Pretentious? Never. Passionate? Always. 
TOP: SP2's  brewmaster team of Andrew, Michael and Bob
BOTTOM: Brewer's Outlet where you can buy regional and
national beer by the six pack and case.

2SP Brewing Company’s mission is to bring world-class beers from world-class brewers to this region.   So put a pack of Delco Lager under the tree...it's an American Amber Lager - a classic every day beer updated for today with premium ingredients and pure Delaware County wudder.  Goes best with everything from sandwiches to steak to stadium food!

Or for something a little more intense, how about a pack of Bellcracker Double IPA - with punishing hops and therapeutic malts that goes perfectly with daring, flavorful food! Read about them and all of their recent awards at  2SP Brewing Company of Aston Website

WHERE TO GET LOCAL BREWS:
Pinocchio's Award Winning Beer Garden in Media  Pinocchio’s Beer Garden
Brewer's Outlet in Chadds Ford sells both national and regional beer (like SP2, Victory, Twin Lakes and Yard's).  Many in both six packs and cases.  Brewer's Outlet Beer Descriptions


Give the gift of "Making Memories"
Stuff a stocking with tickets to ABC's hugely popular “Dancing with the Stars” LIVE show at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby on January 4th...
Get tickets now before they sell out!

...or give some 'golf love' with tickets to the 2018 BMW Championship at Aronimink in September...
Exclusive holiday ticket packages are now available for the 2018 BMW Championship, to be held September 4-9 at Aronimink Golf Club. Now through Jan. 5, 2018, patrons who purchase a Trophy Club ticket online will receive a complimentary BMW Championship folding chair, a $25 value. Attendees will be issued a special voucher to receive their chair upon arrival at the BMW Championship in September.
Get tickets online


Finally, there is one fail-safe gift that everyone in Delco either has or wants: a WaWa Gift Card! 
...and why not tuck the card in a copy of the book "The Five People You Meet in WaWa" by Nick Kupsey, a Delco resident and comic...


I can personally vouch for WaWa’s sensational coffee which comes in every size and taste imaginable!
But others are woo’d in the door by a never ending supply of fresh-made breakfast sandwiches, subs, soups, fresh cut fruit, and munchie-killing snack foods as far as the eye can see.

The book, called a “Divine Comedy” is about our favorite morning-noon-and night place...and the unique characters who frequent it.  (Are you in it?) The Kindle price is under $5 and the paper back is around $11.

Click for your own “laugh a minute” copy at Amazon: Five-People-You-Meet-Wawa-ebook

Click here for info on the WaWa in Glen Mills (where the writer of the book gets his java fix!)