Grandma’s Gift Guide: Pennsylvania General Stores Giveaway

Weekender Gift Basket

Fabgrandpa and I spent a season working in Gettysburg, and we fell in love with Pennsylvania. The state is gorgeous, with rolling hills and farms with red barns. But most of all, there was the food. We spent our days off visiting the local eateries, farm stands, and bakeries around the area. The Pennsylvania General Stores merchandise represents the state very well.

In celebration of Pennsylvania General Store’s 25th anniversary, proprietors Michael & Julie Holahan are featuring these special holiday food gift items, proudly made in PA:

·       The Pennsylvania General Store Weekender ($89.99) This handsome wooden picnic hamper is chock-full of the some of our state’s most delicious specialty foods: Hand-rolled Uncle Jerry’s hard pretzels and Betsy Lantz’s Hot Sweet Dipping Mustard (both from Lancaster County); Ye Olde College Diner Stickie Buns (from State College); Café Excellence Coffee, Hope’s Cookies and Asher’s Keystone Crunch (all from Montgomery County); Society Hill Party Mix (from Philadelphia); and an assortment of chocolate-covered pretzels plus our own Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt candy bar, both made in Mifflin County.

You can see more great gift selections like Chocolate Scrapple, Gift of the Month,  and the Philly Dark Chocolate Sampler on the Pennsylvania General Store website. Please note: These baked goods in this basket are NOT gluten free.

Known for its extensive selection of Pennsylvania-made specialty foods and confections enjoyed year-round by city shoppers and visitors alike, Pennsylvania General Store also ships food items and gift baskets to Pennsylvania food lovers located far beyond state borders, especially during the holidays. All gifts can be purchased in-store, online or toll-free at 1-800-545-4891.

One lucky reader is going to win The Weekender Gift Basket, a retail value of $89.99. Just use the Rafflecopter form to enter.
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  1. Tabitha Pyle says:

    philly favors gift basket

  2. Michelle Dehowy says:

    Extra Large Goody Tray

  3. rarely do i see a gift basket where i would enjoy EVERY last item…this may very well be it! =o)

  4. I like the Pa General Store Autumn Snack Basket.

  5. I would be thrilled to receive any of these wonderful baskets, but the Midday Munchie basket especially. I love a combination of sweet and savory.

  6. Philadelphia Care Package

  7. i love the we teh people baby basket

  8. YUMMY – I need this!!! I lived there 10 years and didn’t know about this place!

  9. hmmm -it’s a toss up between the one you have and the PA Market Basket Deluxe but the market basket has dark almond chocolate so I guess it wins!

  10. Audra Weathers says:

    My favorite is their Pennsylvania Holiday Snack Tower.

  11. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Did someone say coffee? 🙂
    Philadelphia Coffee House Basket

  12. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love the YO PHILADELPHIA!

  13. I think I could eat that Weekender all in one weekend. But they do offer quite a few other delicious looking options.

  14. The Philly Flavors gift basket looks fantastic.

  15. I like the Philly Favorites Basket

  16. I like the Deluxe Philly Tower of Treats.
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  17. John Hutchens says:

    philly coffee lovers basket

  18. Jill McHale says:

    Love the Yo! Philly basket…tee shirt inside is a great little touch!

  19. Margaret Smith says:

    I like the William Penn Special.
    Thanks so much.

  20. Oooh The Keystone Collection looks like it has everything I could possibly want!

  21. Each collection is just as delicious looking as the one before, the Keystone Collection looks yummy!

  22. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to get the Pennsylvania General Store’s Philly Flavors Gift Basket

  23. Sunshine G says:

    Autumn snack basket

  24. I love the Chocolate Pretzel tray~

  25. EMMA L HORTON says:


  26. I like the Philly Favorites gift basket

  27. Philadelphia Coffee House Basket

  28. Natalie Finch says:

    Hard to pick! I would love the “Deluxe Philly Tower of Treats” basket but they all look yummy.

  29. Mary Calabrese says:

    Yo! Philly baby

  30. The Pennsylvania Breakfast Hamper looks amazing!

  31. I like the Philly’s favorite – yum!

  32. There were a few that looked A-MAZING! Here is what I narrowed it down to the chocolate lover’s box, PA General store cookie tray, or the PA General store weekender.

  33. I love the Philly Tower of Treats

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  34. like the Pennsylvania General Store Weekender

  35. i like the basket with the “love” cup…

  36. Philadelphia Care Package

  37. Mary Casper says:

    Philadelphia Coffee House Basket

  38. I like the Deluxe Philly Tower of Treats.

  39. The Philly Favorites

  40. Laura Lambie says:

    Any of the Goody trays look good

  41. William Penn Special is my favorite.

  42. The William Penn has my vote!

  43. Mary Casper says:

    Penn Holiday snack tower

  44. I like the tower of treats.

  45. I like the Phillies Theme Sports Package. Thank you

  46. I like the PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL STORE GOODY BASKET DELUXE because you get to try it all!

  47. looks yummy. thank you for hosting

  48. really nice gift baskets, would like to try each, will remember this site

  49. Nancy Bowers says:

    I vote for the Pennsylvania Market Basket

  50. The Autumn Snack basket sounds yummy.

  51. I like the Philly Tower of Treats! 🙂
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  52. The PA Sampler Basket has my favorites Peanut Chews and Tastykakes.

  53. Charlotte W. says:

    ATaste of PA is my fave!

  54. Pennsylvania General Store Goody Basket Deluxe for me.

  55. I like the William Penn Special.

  56. Robin Miller says:

    The Milk Chocolate Pecan Paws make my mouth water

  57. Yo Philadelphia!


  59. WOW I sure would love to have half a dozen of these!!!!! or more! I would love it if someone sent me Philly Dark Chocolate Sampler one! Heaven!

  60. Debra Gaswint says:

    Well, I like the Pennsylvania General Store Goody Basket Deluxe. The big one, of course!

  61. Sharon Kaminski says:

    Pennsylvania General Store Goody Basket Deluxe

  62. jessica edwards says:

    a taste of pa

  63. Sounds awesome! The weekender gift basket looks amazing!

  64. Mary Anderson says:

    Philadelphia Office Party basket looks like a good one.

  65. Heather Bridson says:

    I like the milk, white and dark chocolate covered pretzel gift box.

  66. Philly Favorites Basket – but, they all look great!

  67. alicia wallace says:

    The Keystone Collection

  68. Love the chocolates and candies basket. Who wouldn’t?

  69. tracey byram says:

    I like the Philly Favorites Basket

  70. I like the Philly Tower of Treats!

  71. Philly Tower of Treats

  72. i like the Philadelphia Office Party with Soft Pretzels basket

  73. Milk White & Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzel Gift Box

  74. The William Penn Special

  75. Kayleen Considine says:

    I’d choose the Love from Philly basket. I need a new mug!!

  76. Ooooo, the Pennsylvania General Store Goody Basket Deluxe 🙂

    Thank you for the op!!

  77. i like the Philly Favorites Gift Basket

  78. Love From Philly. Thanks.

  79. kimberly holgate says:

    philly favorites basket looks good

  80. Sara Blose says:

    Love the philly favorites basket

  81. Vanessa D. says:

    l love this one: Pennsylvania General Store Goody Basket Deluxe $125.00:

  82. nicole barr says:

    I like the philly flavors gift basket

  83. Chavonne H says:


  84. marthalynn says:


  85. William Penn Special

  86. Christopher Wetmore says:

    The PA Deluxe Snack Tower seems like delightfully wretched excess.


  88. Shannon Hamner says:

    The Philly Favorites Gift Basket

  89. Fran Scocchera says:

    Pa markeT basket deluxe looks like an excellent gift

  90. Angie Adelman says:

    I would love love Philadelphia Care(S) Package…that would give me a chance to use all the fine foods of Philly

  91. Gina Brickell says:

    I like the Philly favorites

  92. Julie Thompson says:

    I love the chocolate lover’s basket. Thank you for the giveaway

  93. Kaci Guisinger Harrison says:

    Pa General Store Holiday Tray omg yum yum yum yum!!!

  94. Christine burd says:

    The PA General Store Holiday tray looks scrumptious! I’m in love with chocolate pretzels.

  95. Holiday Goody Box

  96. Michele Baron says:

    The Philly Tower of Treats sounds yummy

  97. Debra L.Guillen says:

    Philly Favorites Basket

  98. Love the Weekender Basket! It has everything I could possibly want in it.

  99. I love the Keystone Collection Basket

  100. Traci Lynn Butler says:

    I would like the PA General Store Cookie Tray and I know the hubby would like the Chocolate Pretzel Tray

  101. Cassandra French says:

    Chocolate Pretzel Tin Deluxe

  102. I’d love the Chocolate Pretzel Tray, 2 lb.

  103. yo philadelphia! IT’S GOT EVERYTHING!!! =o)

  104. I like the William Penn Special gift basket.

  105. aaron matteson says:

    Philly Favorites Basket

  106. Renea Greathouse says:

    i like the Philly flavors gift basket

  107. I like the Yo Philadelphia! basket the best.

  108. I like the William Penn Special gift basket.

  109. I like the Philly Tower of Treats.

  110. I want the Philadelphia Care Package. Yum! Yum!

  111. Darlene Owen says:


  112. Yo Philadelphia!

  113. I like the PA Deluxe Snack Tower

  114. Victoria straiton says:

    I would love to try the Goody Basket!!

  115. I love the Pennsylvania Breakfast Hamper! How cute!

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  116. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would love the Pennsylvania Breakfast Hamper

  117. The Pennsylvania Snack Tower looks really good

  118. i like Philadelphia Care(S) Package, but will admit they all look tasty

  119. Yo Philadelphia!

  120. I like the PA Sampler Box

  121. Chocolate Lover’s Holiday Tin

  122. I like the YO PHILADELPHIA! Basket

  123. I like the Philly Tower of Treats

  124. My favorite is the Pennsylvania Market Basket Deluxe

  125. THe YO PHILADELPHIA! looks great

  126. Philly Favorites Basket

  127. I love the Philly Tower of Treats

  128. I like the Pennsylvania Market Basket

  129. I love the Philadelphia Office Party basket!

  130. Denise Welch says:

    They all look good have to be the Philly Tower of Treats

  131. wendy wallach says:

    Philadelphia Office Party with Soft Pretzels is the one that I like

  132. I like the Love From Philly basket.

  133. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Large Holiday Chocolate Pretzel Tray
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  134. Paula Tavernie says:

    I love The Philly Favors Gift Basket!
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  135. I would like the Philly’s favorites gift basket

  136. mary gardner says:

    i like the Chocolate Lover’s Holiday Tin

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  137. I like the Philadelphia Coffee House Basket.

  138. I like the Philadelphia Office Party basket

  139. Caitlin McClure says:

    I like Philly Flavors Gift Basket

  140. Annemarie Z. says:

    I like the Deluxe Philly Tower of Treats!

  141. Tracy Pryor says:

    Deluxe Philly Tower of Treats

  142. I like the Chocolate Covered Pretzel Tin

  143. Beverly Metcalf says:

    The Philadelphia Sampler Box with Mug looks good. Thanks.

  144. Diana Stanhope says:

    I like the Philadelphia Coffee House Basket.

  145. Vikki Billings says:

    I like the Extra Large Goody Tray, it looks really good

  146. Chocolate Pretzel Tin Deluxe

  147. Susan Smith says:

    Philly Favorites Basket

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