26 of Our Travelers' Favorite PA Small Businesses

Need a birthday, wedding, or anniversary gift or a “from me to me” little pick-me-up for yourself? You’re sure to find the perfect gift at one of Pennsylvania’s many small businesses curated by none other than PA’s amazing followers. From fashion boutiques to art studios and galleries to home décor, sweet shoppes, and local markets, Pennsylvania has so many charming, unique, and stylish shops that make our commonwealth a great destination to visit and also a great shopping getaway weekend!

1. Peddler’s Village


In the heart of Bucks County lies the perfect spot for a great shopping getaway: Peddler’s Village. Walk down blocks of shopping options and quaint dining destinations— whether for a quick bite or a sit-down meal. Pick the right day to visit and you might just stumble upon one of the village’s special events, such as cupcake decorating competitions or a murder mystery. With seasonal festivities popping up year-round, a trip to Peddler’s Village makes for the ultimate weekend adventure.

2. Mercantile 22


Meet Mercantile 22, the next-level general store. Their ever-changing selection of merchandise provides endless options for one-of-a-kind handmade mugs and seasonal treats. With an array of locally made goods, including chocolate and candles, Mercantile 22 is Tunkhannock’s gift that keeps on giving.

3. Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market


For seven decades, the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market has served as a one-stop shop for weekly food specials sold by dozens of merchants — from meats to produce to wine and distilled spirits to gourmet pet food. The historic fairgrounds bring together the community for a personal, feel-good shopping experience. After all, who could refuse rows of freshly baked pastries wafting through the market?

4. GP Candle Co.


Hand-poured, women-owned… What’s not to love?! GP Candle Co. brings its scented varieties of soy wax blend candles and reed diffusers to fragrance lovers everywhere straight from its Pennsylvania studio. With GP Candle Co., you can fill your home with aromatics of blue fir for the Hot Dad in your life or hints of Lakeside, or surprise your bestie with a Bestie Just Because Candle Tin with its notes of sweet lychee, tropical papaya, mango and island florals.

5. Smith + Front


Run by a husband and wife maker team, this rural Pennsylvania shop features handcrafted jewelry and art, wellness products, locally made spreads, and an abundance of plant-themed items, all sourced from local establishments, artists and artisans. Beyond its merchandise, the Smith + Front storefront and gallery capture the state’s creative spirit and essence in your shopping experience.

6. Fly Me Home Décor


At Fly Me Home Décor, one man’s trash is made into everyone’s treasure. With handmade mosaic furnishings, upcycled silverware works, and mixed media projects, this small business offers novel, one-of-a-kind artworks sure to add some flare to your home.

7. 3 Rivers Outdoor Co.


Calling all adventurers! This sustainability-focused, nature-driven gear shop checks off every item on the packing list for your next trip through the western Pennsylvania outdoors. 3 Rivers Outdoor Co. ensures high-quality products for high-quality exploring with its new gear, equipment rentals, and community events.

8. Elk Life


Elk Life will bring out the inner explorer in every single one of us when you shop here. Established in 2018, this cozy shop has championed the “elk state of mind” with its rugged, camping style of apparel, plush toys, and ornaments.

9. Pittston Popcorn Co.


Do you want to taste the perfect sweet and salty combo? Pittston Popcorn Co. glazes and drizzles its popcorn with a selection of more than 100 sweet and savory flavors — from brownie batter to cheddar bacon ranch. The homemade fudge, chocolates, and lollipops make this a must-try sweet spot.

10. Chacko’s Family Bowling Center & Bar


Make any day a party with this local Wilkes-Barre 40-lane bowling alley complete with an arcade and fresh pizzas from the kitchen. Chacko’s Family Bowling Center & Bar ensures family fun and friendly competition and the perfect destination for a party marking almost any occasion or milestone.

11. Malena’s Vintage Boutique

West Chester

Home to vintage fashion finds, Malena’s Vintage Boutique offers racks full of clothing dating back to as early as the 1800s. Since 2003, Malena’s Vintage Boutique has collected antique pieces that honor dozens of styles. The colorful dresses and accessories bring vintage collections to life where you can find the perfect 1950’s era dress for your next celebration.

12. Faded Floral Boutique


From seasonal basics to patterned dresses, Faded Floral Boutique offers a trendy spin on boho-chic clothing. The warm environment of this small business carries the latest styles set amidst Warren’s traditional downtown charm.

13. Rad Lands Collective


Owned by a husband-and-wife duo, Rad Lands Collective is a contemporary custom goods and apparel brand inspired by travel. Designs of outdoorsy graphics on T-shirts, tank tops, and sweats fill the brick-and-mortar store. This small business’s offerings make the perfect casual outfit for any mountain climber on- or off-duty.

14. Terra Boutique


Influenced by earth’s natural beauty, Terra Boutique specializes in clothing with earthy, neutral-toned fabrics or patterned with florals. With a selection that spans cozy and trendy items, this retail spot is sure to keep you on trend from season to season.

15. The Art Room

West Reading

Did someone say “BYOB”? That’s right, The Art Room is where cocktails meet creative expression at a BYOB art studio. The studio welcomes artists of all levels and ages. Paint a canvas or glaze some pottery as you sip on your drink of choice. Cheers!

16. Jeppie


Holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and even those “just because” moments are covered thanks to Jeppie. This shop is a gifting hub stocked with a vast selection of great gift-y items, from cards and magnets to perfume and cookbooks. For an elevated brand name or just a quirky trinket, Jeppie is a Beaver favorite to fulfill your gift-giving needs.

17. Stray Cat Studio

Beaver Falls

Named for the courageous, wondrous attitude of the local stray cats, Stray Cat Studio is a ceramic art studio that welcomes beginners and advanced potters to take a class or shop at the gallery. Take a spin at wheel throwing or see a custom order become a unique handmade piece. The studio anchors itself in its community and aims to teach the locals all about the craft of pottery making.

18. Wheel of Light Studio


Fine arts are found here! Wheel of Light Studio brings beading, macramé, clay hand-building, and crafting to the aspiring artists of Halifax. The space offers both classes and retail options, so whether you’re a fan of designing works of art or shopping for them, Wheel of Light Studio has a way for you to tap into your creative side.

19. Broad Street Market


Stationed in the state’s capital since 1860, Broad Street Market houses more than 40 vendors of locally grown, organically sourced foods. The market caters to just about every foodie’s needs between the array of ready-to-eat meals and fresh grocery items. With a modern take on classic dishes, Broad Street Market upholds its historic charm and celebrates its rich culture through a 21st century lens.

20. Emmaus Run Inn


Lace up your shoes and run over to Emmaus Run Inn. This running sneaker, apparel, and accessory store unites local runners with high quality products and sincere passions for the sport. Emmaus Run Inn is associated with the Bryn Mawr Running Co., taking its commitment to the Lehigh Valley running community one step further by engaging in runs, walks, and races.

21. Allora


In search of an eclectic selection of knickknacks with kitschy design and witty sayings? Allora is Doylestown’s hotspot for gifts and home décor galore. Inside the quaint storefront, you will find a large variety of goods and gifts: candles, succulents, calendars, coloring books, mugs, and jewelry.

22. The Game Gallery


In downtown Easton lies The Game Gallery, a small business dedicated to video games, doubling as a shop and arcade. The game shop specializes in the sale of more vintage games in addition to some of the latest releases. The novelty of The Game Gallery is shaped by the video game memorabilia, gaming event arena, historical exhibit, and walls adorned with video game-inspired works made by local artists.

23. Glitz Soap Co.


Between two locations, Glitz Soap Co. fills its wooden displays with homemade soaps, butters, lotions, scrubs, and shampoo and conditioner bars. Among its wide selection of skin and hair care products, the cruelty-free, vegan, small-batch marbled soap bars are a true standout. You will find dozens of color combinations and scents — from cactus blossom to vanilla bourbon — that are sure to level up your handwashing game.

24. Peppercorn Market


peppercorn market front
Peppercorn Market

Home to specialty foods and kitchen restocks, Peppercorn Market stocks its storefront with spices, seasonings, condiments, spreads, and pantry items. From flavored balsamic vinegars and infused olive oils to seasonal honeys and inspired spice blends, this small business will help you add a unique touch to your cooking and entertaining.

25. Cinnamon Stix Coffee & Gift Shoppe

Mount Carmel

tables and chairs infront of store
Cinnamon Stix Coffee & Gift Shoppe

Through the doors of this humble, little destination in downtown Mount Carmel, shelves are loaded with soaps, candles, decorations, and treats — many of which are wrapped up and ready to be gifted. Among the two stories lies the Cinnamon Stix Coffee & Gift Shoppe to sip on a beverage or snack on an acai bowl while you shop.

26. The Shoppes at Woodloch


towel on a camping chair with a pillow
The Shoppes at Woodloch

Where luxury meets the outdoors, you’ll find The Shoppes at Woodloch. Nestled up in the Pocono Mountains, Hawley offers a scenic backdrop for a warm, mountainside feel during your shopping experience. From branded Woodloch apparel to decorative home pieces, The Shoppes at Woodloch are sure to step up your souvenir game.

The next time you’re in search for something to do in PA, shop small and support local. The 26 top picks among the visitpa followers are great places to start. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and plan to have a great getaway in PA!

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