published on November 2020

Crawford County Holiday Shopping


Crawford County Holiday Gift Guide

Everything on your list is right here this season!

This year, the holiday season may yet again look a little different even from last year.   Some annual traditions are coming back, and some are deciding another round of Zoom Thanksgiving dinners and canceled Christmas parties.  No matter what your holiday season looks like, whether it is mom’s pies and sled riding in the backyard or staying on mute so they don’t hear your side comments, you can still give them a piece of Crawford County – while supporting an array of local businesses!

Our region has something for everyone on your list this season – the perfect beer, the coziest sweater, a museum membership, hunting gear, and even a family train ride in 2022! Regardless of how hard Uncle Jeff is to shop for, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our 2021 Crawford County Holiday Gift Guide.

For the Family

Now is the perfect time to give experiences to those you love that can be used once life in 2022 actually gets back to *fingers crossed* normal! Crawford County has no shortage of amazing things to do…and many of our local attractions are already booking into next year! The Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad is already planning their 2022 season, with vouchers for train rides that your kids will love. Get tickets for a 2022 show at Meadville’s own Academy Theatre or get several shows all at once for your Live Theater connoisseur with their new gift cards. For the history lover in your life, grab a family membership for free admission next summer to the nationally significant Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum. Check out these options and more on the Family Activities section of our website.

For the Foodie

Whether you have local family or have to mail a gift, there are plenty of options for the foodie in your life! Twin Pies in Linesville has everything you need for the perfect Christmas, from pies of nearly every variety to candy, gift cards, home goods, and more. Get the gourmet on your list something great from Venango General Store, where you can purchase amazing pickled…well…nearly everything. You’ll also find locally canned and preserved favorites, and even grab a bite of lunch while you’re there. Hunter’s Inn has fantastic sauces and other carryout items to add to your haul. If you need more inspiration, try our extensive list of Crawford County food favorites.

For the Fashionista

No need to look at chain stores online or drive to a big box store – Crawford County’s local clothing shops can help you find that special guy or gal the most comfortable sweater they’ve ever worn. Chateau Christine has a wide selection of ladies’ attire; you can shop from your couch while watching their weekly Tuesday and Thursday Facebook Live video updates and sales. While you’re there, why not grab a subscription box for that special someone for great items year-round?

For the gentlemen on your list, Harmony Formals has the best selection of ties you can find…and many of them were made right in the shop! Grab a Teddy Roosevelt scented candle (yes…it’s a thing) to socks sporting everyone from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Bigfoot!

Be sure to stop in the Woolen Mill for sophisticated styles and a shopping experience you’d expect to find in New York City or Chicago! With an extensive list of designers in their collection, you should be able to find the perfect outfit for your family Christmas dinner, whether it’s in person or via Zoom. If these options weren’t enough to satisfy even the most discerning on your list, take a look at other great shopping options in Crawford County.

For the Outdoor Enthusiast

We’ve talked about indoor gifts of all sorts, but what about shopping for the outdoor lover in your life? A season pass to Avalanche Xpress is less than $100 for an entire winter of outdoor fun! Hunters, hikers, and…well…nearly everyone else will find their new favorite winter coat or pair of boots at The Boot Box. They even have a wide variety of jackets and other riding accessories for your favorite motorcyclist. Finally, for the person who has everything – why not help conserve a little bit of the great outdoors through a donation to the French Creek Valley Conservancy in their name? For more Crawford County outdoor adventures, visit our Hiking and Biking section.

For the Beverage Lover

Crawford County’s own, nationally known, Voodoo Brewery is always a great option for gift giving. Along with their seasonal stouts, the year round brews help make spring time feel less far away. What better gift than a case of 12 oz cans! Another local fave, Riverside Brewing Co. has staple and seasonal beers to delight any beer aficionado in your life. Their fireside indoor-outdoor dining set up is the perfect backdrop for a cozy night on the town, so pick up a gift card to treat a friend!

Beer not their thing? Have no fear, Davenport Fruit Farms and Cidery & Winery is here! With delicious ciders and mixed drinks to warm up a winter evening. In addition to wine bottles, growlers of cider are available for purchase! If you’d rather gift a night out, be sure to recommend their spiked milkshakes along with their gift card.

If you’re looking for something for a wine or liquor connoisseur, Conneaut Cellars has everything you need. With over 30 years of experience crafting distinctive wines with Lake Erie grapes, you can buy your favorite vintage online and have it shipped to friends or relatives. Also home to the newly bottled Meadville Rye Whiskey, we have spirits to keep your spirits high.  Crawford County has a plethora of wineries, breweries, and distilleries for any palate. We’ve even set them up as a Toasting Tour for your convenience!

For the DIYer

If you have someone in your life who loves to create hands-on memories, consider buying them an experience at one of our local craft and DIY boutiques. Gift them a cozy afternoon kiln-side at the Kilted Kiln! They can choose from over 140 different items to paint and glaze: dishes, figurines, and even keepsake boxes are all available for them to make their own and take home. The Chalk Shop also offers a variety of items to personalize, between colors, decals, and items the possibilities are endless. Some unique items that caught our eye this year – a book stand, serving tray and welcome mats! For a DIYer with a sweet tooth, look no further than Confections of a Cake Lover. Now offering cookie, cake and cupcake decorating classes, they provide everything you need for yummy fun. Gift an unforgettable experience this year!

For the Local Fans: Crawford County Gifts

If you’re shopping for Crawford County gifts to send to friends and family, look no further! Our own Lobby Gift Shop has clothing, Christmas ornaments, magnets, keychains, and more – all about Crawford County.  The Crawford County Historical Society also has a great online store with local history, fantastic apparel, and even a few historical items for your friends and family. Finally, round out your local gifts with something from Pennsylvania’s oldest continually operating Market House. They have everything you may need, and can even deliver some of it to your door – including many of the ingredients for Christmas dinner.

No matter the person, holiday or season, Crawford County has something for everyone on the list.  You might even say Crawford County is your one stop shop – not just to shop!