Holiday shopping can be fun — especially when exploring small and local businesses! There is something for everyone on your list right here in Armstrong County. Below you’ll find a few ideas to fulfill the wishes of everyone near and dear to you. To find a complete list of shops in the county, visit our shopping directory

For the Farmhouse Decor Fan: The Rustique Log Cabin + Black Dog Wine Co.

Rustique Log Cabin and Black Dog Wine Company is a home decor shop full of wonderful treasures, including hand-crafted items, farmhouse decor, antique and repurposed furniture and wares, and more. The shop is also a retailer for Black Dog Wine Company, a boutique winery located in Western Pennsylvania and a producer of award-winning fine wines. Shop a wide selection of wines for the wine lover in your life, or treat yourself with a slushie to go! 

  • 115 Sandy Flat Road, Kittanning, PA 16201 
  • Thursday & Friday, 11 AM-5 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday, 12-4 PM

For the Spiritual Soul: Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness Studio 

Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness Studio is a family-owned and operated spiritual oasis in Ford City. Give the gift of reiki, crystal healing, tarot card reading, spiritual coaching, or meditation to your loved one this season, or shop for handmade essential oil rollers, perfumes, bath salts, sugar scrubs, jewelry, crystals, macrame, and more. 

  • 418 Third Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226
  • Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 11 AM-5 PM 

For the Sweet Tooth: Gardners Candies 

Celebrate your loved one’s sweet tooth (and Gardners Candies’ 125th Anniversary!) with a visit to Gardners Candies & Gifts in Franklin Village Mall. This classic candy shop carries a wide variety of chocolate, candies, and other sweet treats, as well as an extensive selection of gift items for the holidays and beyond. 

  • #8 Franklin Village Mall, Kittanning, PA 16201 
  • Monday-Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM

For the Coffee Lover: 1833 Coffee & Tea Co.

For the coffee lover in your life, you can never go wrong with a bag of coffee beans or tea, a gift card, or a mug from 1833 Coffee & Tea Co. in Freeport! The shop also has a wide selection of retail gifts, including shirts, ornaments, t-shirts, candles, and more. 

  • 300 Fifth Street, Freeport, PA 16229
  • Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM-4 PM; Saturday, 7:30 AM-3 PM; Sunday, 8 AM-1 PM

For the Adventurer: Scott’s Scuba Service 

Did you know that Armstrong County is home to a full-service dive center? Scott’s Scuba Service in Freeport carries a wide array of products from leaders in the industry, as well as a full line of adult and children snorkeling and scuba gear. Gift the diver in your life something from the retail shop, a learn-to-dive course or continuing education courses, or even a trip on one of the upcoming exotic group dive trips! 

  • 509 High Street, Freeport, PA 16229 
  • Monday-Friday, 9 AM-7 PM; Saturday, 9 AM-3 PM

For the Holiday Host: Flowers on Mulberry 

Flowers on Mulberry in downtown Kittanning is hosting its Christmas Open House all December long, and you won’t want to miss out on the gorgeous flower arrangements, live wreaths, flowers, gifts, and more for the host of this year’s holiday festivities. 

  • 103 Mulberry Street, Kittanning, PA 16201
  • Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM

For the Camper: Silver Canoe Campground 

Give the gift of camping this year from Silver Canoe Campground in Rural Valley! Silver Canoe not only offers gift cards for its year-round campsites but also has gift items available in the camp store, including firestarters, mugs, water bottles, ornaments, keychains, stickers, and more! 

  • 140 Silver Canoe Campground Road, Rural Valley, PA 
  • Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-8 PM; Sunday, 8 AM-5 PM

For the Golfer: Birdsfoot Golf Club

For the golfer in your life, consider a Christmas gift package from Birdsfoot Golf Club in Freeport! Gift certificates are available instantly via email and are good for green fees, cart rentals, range balls, lunch, drinks, golf clubs, golf balls, and anything in the Birdsfoot Golf Shop. Certificates range from $25-$200. There are also discounts available on 18-hole rounds with cart rental and range balls for two or four golfers. View all Birdsfoot gift packages here. 

  • 225 Furnace Run Road, Freeport, PA 16229
  • Tee times vary, call for details 

For the History Buff: Armstrong County Historical Museum & Genealogy Society 

Give the gift of history with a membership to the Armstrong County Historical Museum & Genealogy Society! Membership includes a mailed copy of The Armstrong County Pennsylvania Genealogy and Museum News and free admission to the museum and library. Find the membership application here.

  • 300 N. McKean Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 
  • Open by appointment only 

For the Self-Care Queen: Earthbound Apothecary

If your loved one needs some serious R & R, Earthbound Apothecary in Kittanning is the place to shop. Find a large selection of soy candles and wax melts, bath bombs, soaps, body lotion, CBD muscle rubs, and other self-care stocking stuffers. 

  • 114 S. Jefferson Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 
  • Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM; Saturday, 11 AM-4 PM 

For the Person Who’s Hard to Shop For: Rittner’s Farmhouse Bakery & Market 

If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, visit Rittner’s Farmhouse Bakery & Market in Ford City. Rittner’s is the one-stop shop for everyone on your shopping list: blankets and wine tumblers for movie night, apparel and accessories for your fashionista, dip mixes for holiday hosting, gifts for your pets, and so much more! They also have fresh baked goods prepared daily.

  • 308 Ford Street, Ford City, PA 16226
  • Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-3 PM (check Facebook to confirm Saturday hours)

Shop for the Holidays in Armstrong County!

Whether you’re looking for some last-minute stocking stuffers or want to spruce up your holiday hosting this season, you can find what you’re looking for in Armstrong County. The retail shop at our Welcome Center in Kittanning also has a variety of locally-made wares and Armstrong County-related items for purchase. Happy shopping!