Whether you’re seeking brand names, homemade wares, or made in Pennsylvania presents, take to our streets to find the best gifts for all your favorite people (or yourself).
Outlets in PA
Please don’t view us as vain, but the birthplace of outlet shopping was just outside Reading; the Vanity Fair outlet opened in 1974. You will find outlets all across Pennsylvania.
The Crossings Premium Outlets in Tannersville has more than 100 designer and brand-name outlets, including Banana Republic, Columbia Sportswear, Lucky Brand, and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Hunt for bargains for the pickiest family members at Rockvale Outlets in Lancaster, where hot stops include Pottery Barn, Merrell, Direct Tools, and LOFT.
Guess, Calvin Klein, Coach, and Nine West are just a few of the retailers offering big discounts at Grove City Premium Outlets, featuring more than 130 stores.
A 100-year-old barn is the backdrop for Campbell Pottery Store & Gallery in Cambridge Springs, where visitors can pick up made in PA porcelain tableware, serving dishes, lamps, and vases. Other finds include candles, wood creations, jewelry, and hand-blown glass.
Find meaningful gifts in Gettysburg, from Civil War artifacts and collectibles to pottery and fine art. Satisfy history fanatics at For the Historian and Union Drummer Boy, and stoneware collectors at Gettysburg Polish Pottery and The Lion Potter.
Journey to Smicksburg to peruse stores selling Amish furniture, quilts, pottery, and other handmade gifts. Stop at Country Junction Restaurant, where dishes like chicken-fried steak and roast beef comfort hungry bellies after a long day of browsing.
In Upstate PA, stock up on Buttercrunch, a chocolate-covered toffee confection, at Chocolates by Leopold in Montrose; discover sweet-smelling stocking stuffers at Sassy Alberts Soap Company in Tunkhannock; and find old-fashioned tools at Miller’s Hardware in Dushore.
Appalachian Outdoors in State College has brand-name sportswear and outerwear for every member of the family, while Woolrich is known as the oldest continuously operating woolen mill in the U.S., offering stylish attire inspired by the outdoors.
Surprise your loved ones with souvenirs from the past at one of Franklin County’s many primo antique stores, including Antique Flower Pot in Waynesboro, B&H Bikes and Antiques in Shippensburg, and 2nd Hand Sally’s Couture Consignment Boutique in Chambersburg.
Peddler’s Village in Lahaska has a bounty of one-of-a-kind boutiques, including Casa Casale, an Italian kitchenware and specialty-food store, and Fehrenbach Black Forest Clocks, known for cuckoo clocks, hand-blown ornaments, and other German handicrafts.
The fashionistas in your life will thank you for visiting The Colorful Rooster at Southpointe Town Center in Canonsburg, an upscale gift boutique stocked with designer ladies’ accessories, clothing, and jewelry.
Holiday Markets & Other Special Shopping Events
Butler County’s Harmony Museum is home to WeihnachtsMarkt, an annual Christmas market presenting traditional German fare like bratwurst and mulled cider, German music, and handmade wares by local artisans. November 14-15, 2015
Dubbed “Christmas City,” it’s no surprise that Bethlehem hosts a spectacular Christmas market. Christkindlmarkt boasts more than 125 vendors and many special events, including breakfast with St. Nicholas, ice-sculpting and glassblowing demonstrations. November 20-December 20, 2015
Wine tastings, Victorian-garbed carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, and big sales at select retailers make the Shoppes of Reynoldsville Christmas Open House an irresistible holiday stop. November 27-29, 2015
More than 300 local and regional artisans bring their coolest goods to the Christmas Craft Fair at Leesport Farmers Market, a 60-year-old Leesport tradition. November 28-29, 2015
During Dickens of a Christmas, downtown Wellsboro transforms into a Victorian holiday wonderland with costumed carolers and performers, concerts, and more than 175 vendors selling everything from toys and jewelry to dog treats and homemade cheeses and meats. December 5, 2015