The PA Holiday Gift Guide for Unique Stocking Stuffers

‘Tis the season to start making holiday wish lists! Get inspired this gift-giving season, escape the crowds, and support local businesses with these 27 unique stocking-stuffer ideas for the whole family.

1. Emma + Jane Shoppe


The charming boutique Emma + Jane Shoppe offers a variety of unique gifts, home goods, bath essentials, and cozy outfits, plus a whole and specialty foods pantry brimming with unique items any foodie would love to find in their holiday stocking. Looking for something experiential? The boutique also hosts workshops and crafting classes throughout the year.

2. Beavtown T’S


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Beavtown T’S

Show off your hometown Beaver or Pittsburgh pride with one of Beavtown‘s vintage-style, easy wear, often humorous and always from the heart t-shirts, totes, or towels – the perfect stuffing stocker! They also offer a selection of items with slogans that work for any local locale. You can order online, but for the complete Beavtown experience, visit their storefront in Beaver’s historic shopping district.


3. Maker’s Den


Adorn your holiday tree with Maker’s Den‘s line of high-quality, custom, handcrafted wood ornaments or stuff a stocking with a beautiful cherry-wood Monstera or Flower print keychain. Have a bigger stocking? Their handsome cutting and charcuterie boards, holiday signs, or a customized creation would be the perfect addition!

4. Hungry Run Distillery


flavored vodka bottles
Hungry Run Distillery

Imagine the delight of your nearest and dearest who enjoy high-quality, handcrafted distilled spirits upon spying a selection of Hungry Run Distillery‘s mini bottles in their holiday stocking! The distillery offers a wide selection of traditional spirits as well as several unique flavors, including cranberry-flavored vodka and spiced-flavored rum crafted specially for the holiday season.

5. Gritwell


leather wallet keychain

Gritwell‘s signature Woodruff front pocket wallet is the ideal stocking stuffer for anyone who appreciates fine, hand-tailored leather goods. Slim enough to fit in any pocket - or stocking - the wallet holds six to eight cards and folded cash. They also offer a selection of other items perfect for stocking stuffers, such as key holders, key hooks, and bookmarks.

6. JayBeeYell


greeting cards crafted

Give the gift of good fortune without the calories this holiday season with JayBeeYell‘s unique fortune cookie cards. Each card features an original artist card created by Jenny Barron Landis. Your secret message will sometimes be funny, always be kind, and no two are alike – and it will fit perfectly in almost any stocking!

7. The York Merchant


Welcome boards infront of york Merch store
The York Merchant

Deck the halls and fill the stockings with one-of-a-kind finds at The York Merchant. Featuring the work of dozens of local artists and crafters, the beautiful artwork, handcrafted jewelry, wood and metal crafted goods, fabric and clothing items, and exquisite home décor are but a sample of what you’ll find. You’ll be tempted to fill your own stocking!

8. Laurel Highlands Olive Oil


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Laurel Highlands Olive Oil

Surprise the foodies on your list and stuff their stockings with delectable, flavor-infused olive oils and vinegars from Laurel Highlands Olive Oil. With more than 50 varieties from which to choose, you can’t go wrong! Complete the theme with some of their international and specialty foods that are sure to tickle the taste buds -- or try out their olive oil beauty products.

9. Penn Highway Market Place


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Penn Highway Market Place

With multiple vendors offering everything from vintage goods to collectible items and handmade crafts to delectable food, you’re sure to find a great stocking stuffer for even the pickiest person on your list at the Penn Highway Market Place. Surprise your favorite crafter with a stocking of “experiences” through gift cards for craft classes at the Cricut Design Space or a Stitch & B!+¢h crochet class for beginners.

10. Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center


Whether you’re a fan of opera or not, visit the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center to learn about the amazing life and career of Pennsylvania’s own beloved opera superstar. While there, stop in the gift shop to do a bit of holiday shopping for treasured stocking stuffers as unique as the amazing Ms. Horne, including German music boxes, toys, hand-quilled cards and stationery, novelty soaps, handcrafted sterling silver jewelry, and even a 14-karat gold-dipped pistol tie bar!

11. Bear Hollow Country Store

Mount Jewett

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Bear Hollow Country Store

Find handcrafted rustic items, giftware, fudge in a variety of flavors, Pennsylvania maple syrup, local honey, and smoked meats at the whimsical shop known as Bear Hollow Country Store. If that special someone in your life loves the outdoors, you’re sure to find stocking stuffers and other gift items that are sure to delight!

12. Cummins Country Charm


Cummins Country Charm has everything you need to bedeck your home in country-inspired holiday splendor while picking up the perfect stocking stuffer to surprise that special someone! They have handcrafted, farmhouse-themed home décor items including custom wreaths, signs, refinished furniture, and baskets as well as delightfully scented soy candles and soaps, jewelry, apparel, bath and body products, and even deliciously flavored coffee.

13. Dan Smith’s Candies

Brookville, Clarion, Ridgway, and DuBois

chocolates assorted
Dan Smith’s Candies

Make your holiday extra sweet and fill your holiday stockings with a delicious assortment of Dan Smith’s Candies. For almost seven decades, their peanut butter melt-aways, coconut clusters, peanut clusters, and assortment of dark and milk chocolates have brought holiday cheers from generations of candy lovers!

14. BWP Bats


Excite your biggest baseball fan with an engraved, 17-inch commemorative bat from BWP Bats peeking out of their stocking this holiday season, then surprise them with a full-size, custom-made bat crafted from the finest Pennsylvania hardwoods sitting under the tree. You’re sure to find the perfect bat for all your ballplayers whether they’re starting out in T-ball or a professional.

15. Cord & Iron


Cord & Iron‘s hand-poured, soy-based candles are the perfect stocking stuffer. With a 40+ hour burn time, these candles will fill the homes of you and your loved ones with the delicious scents of the season. As a bonus, these candles are made in beautifully designed glass containers that, when fully burned and cleaned, will allow you to stylishly enjoy your favorite holiday cocktail or other cold beverage. While at this small-town store, be sure to browse the wide selection of canvas prints and colorful hand-made cement planters and similar décor.

16. Elk County Council on The Arts


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Elk County Council on The Arts

It’s easy to find unique stocking stuffers at the Elk County Council on The Arts (ECCOTA) sales gallery. With the work of close to 60 artists and artisans who draw their inspiration from the beautiful Elk County countryside, your problem will be limiting yourself to just a few! You’ll find stunning handcrafted glass ornaments and other glass creations, pottery and ceramics in striking colors and glazes, beautiful wood crafted items, and gorgeous artwork, prints, jewelry, and fiber creations– each piece a true work of art and unique.

17. South Street Botanical Designs


Whether she’s stylish, traditional, or free-spirited, you’re sure to find the perfect gift at South Street Botanical Designs. They feature a delightful selection of clothes, jewelry, shoes, candles, and bath and beauty products from her favorite name and inspirational brands. New baby in your family? You’ll also find fun clothes and whimsical gifts for your newest little member at this unique boutique.

18. Pine Springs Pottery

New Bethlehem

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Pine Springs Pottery

Stop by or call ahead to step into a working potter’s historic home studio and shop for beautiful pieces of handmade artisan stoneware at Pine Springs Pottery. Find a unique mug or bowl for everyone’s stocking this year – each piece handcrafted on the potter’s wheel, dipped in the artist’s subtle gray base glaze and hand painted with one of her signature designs.

19. Artisan Center at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce


Give your loved ones a piece of the Pennsylvania Wilds with a gift from the Artisan Center at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. With more than 60 artisans contributing works that range from candles to fresh roasted coffee beans to paintings, bath and beauty products, craft, and maple syrup, each a work of art sure to bring a smile when the stocking is “unstuffed.”

20. Four Diamonds Ranch

James Creek

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Four Diamonds Ranch

Play with the adorable goats while shopping for handcrafted lotions, potions, and other bath and body goods at Four Diamonds Ranch. You’ll have the best scented stockings around with their homemade soaps, scrubs, bath bombs, lotions, perfumes, bath teas, beard oils, shaving kits, and lip balms – perfect for every guy and gal on your list! Top off the stockings with one of their locally made craft items.

21. Taylor Chip

Lancaster and Gordonville

For the ultimate in stocking stuffer deliciousness, the soft, super dense, rich, gooey, dense, and big cookies from Taylor Chip are sure to impress even the most discerning of cookie monsters. They offer a variety of cookie types – from the more traditional chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and snickerdoodle to espresso bean, salted caramel pretzel, and spicy salted cocoa. You’ll want to try them all!

22. Cooksburg Dry Goods Gift Shoppe


holiday crafts inside store
Cooksburg Dry Goods Gift Shoppe

Visit the quaint and beautiful, woodland-themed Cooksburg Dry Goods Gift Shoppe located in a log cabin along the scenic Clarion River to find unique stocking stuffers for all your “hard to buy for” friends and family this year. The store is stocked with gifts for all ages with a large selection of children's books, puzzles, and toys to fill the little ones’ stockings and beautiful tableware, candles, unique art, pottery, and even camping supplies for all the others on your list!

23. Knotzland


bow ties in gift boxes

Who knew a store whose (almost) sole product is bow ties could have such a large and devoted following?! Grace the holiday stockings and spruce up the look of your fashion-forward loved ones with a high-fashion bowtie from Knotzland. Crafted from the best in textile discards, they create vibrant, wearable bowtie art from both custom and ready-to-wear designs sure to bring smiles this holiday season.

24. Wigle Whiskey


Add a bottle of cheer to stockings this year with handcrafted distilled spirits from Wigle Whiskey. This family-owned, award-winning business offers a wide variety of gifts including ready to drink bottled cocktails, specialty barrel finish whiskeys, Pennsylvania rye whiskey, bourbons, gin, absinthe, rum, liqueurs, glassware, and even barrel-aged coffee!

25. Pip & Lola’s Everything Homemade


Stuff your loved ones’ stockings with handcrafted vegan and vegetarian scented body bars, facial soaps, and solid shampoo bars from Pip & Lola’s, then gift them the ultimate in skin care with a subscription to their Soapreme Goody Box with four to six unique items sent to their door each month. For every two items you purchase, Pip & Lola’s donates one bar of soap for every two they sell to domestic violence shelters and charities, making your gift go even further.

26. Pagoda socks


printed socks with pagoda
Pagoda socks

Pagoda socks are a “must-have” from The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. The design on the sock features a beautiful image of the Reading’s iconic pagoda, located atop Mount Penn. They’re made of the highest quality, U.S.-grown, ring-spun cotton with a little stretch added to make them super comfortable and easy to wear. These are a fun stocking stuffer for your Reading-proud friends and relatives - and those who aspire to be!

27. Tom Sturgis


Slip in a small bag of Tom Sturgis chocolate covered pretzels into everyone’s stockings this season! If you have lots of stockings to fill, order a carton of 12 4-ounce bags of the delicious treats wrapped in holiday cellophane bags. Their tins, tubs, and totes make the perfect thank-you gift for teachers and guests. Or, visit the retail store for other salty treats and gifts from America's first pretzel baker.

28. PA Mercantile


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PA Mercantile

Let your loved ones show off their PA pride with stylish swag from PA Mercantile, the official store of the Pennsylvania Tourism Office. From t-shirts to bandannas, these Commonwealth-themed gifts are all designed and printed in Pittsburgh and can be shipped directly to your door. This PA gear is perfect to wear as you explore the Keystone State!

29. Pennsylvania Craft Breweries

400+ Breweries in the Keystone State

For many, it’s not the holiday season without a bit of brews and booze! Visit your local brewery to pick up some of their signature or seasonal beverages. Whether you prefer cans or bottles, both fit perfectly in any size stocking. Not sure which breweries are near you? Use our brewery finder to locate a craft brewery you’d love to try.

To see more shopping ideas in Pennsylvania, check out the VISIT PA website. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to stay up-to-date on even more great trip ideas and places to visit around the state.

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