It's the most wonderful time of the year! Small Business Saturday!
While things have been uncertain this year, we can be sure that it’s more important than ever to support our local and independent small businesses when holiday shopping, as well as throughout the year. Instead of hitting “buy” on that long list of Amazon gifts, close your laptop and head out into the quaint and historic communities throughout Cambria County, where you’ll find friendly shop owners offering personalized service and unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list, or even for yourself! Here are just a few ideas to get you started, but you’re sure to discover more along the way.
High Street Emporium is not your average antique store...This place has three floors of antiques and other used items being sold by local merchants. So if you're looking for a gift for an antique enthusiast make sure to stop in and browse for a few hours!
Shopping for the nerd in your family? Codex Comics is the place for you. Though they boast their wide variety of comic books and graphic novels, the fun doesn't stop there. They also have a wide variety of collectible card games, miniatures, and board games on sale!
This store name says it all. Guitars-N-Stuff is your one-stop-shop for the string musician in your life, offering a wide variety of instruments, and of course guitars! They carry most major brands of guitar including: Les Paul, Epiphone, Gretsch, and more!
Music Mart TV has been delivering results since they opened in 1955. Their goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for you, the customer. They offer a wide selection of CDs and records, electronics, and appliances. They also service broken electronics. Why buy new when you can fix what you have?
This cozy little corner shop is home to the works of hundreds of artists in the local area. They have everything from paintings and wood carvings to postcards and homemade candles! They also have are: quilts, framed photos, drawings, and other cool crafts that you'll just have to come out and see for yourself!
Have a name on your shopping list that's all about exercise? Up-N-Running is the place for you! They sell a variety of active wear and other accessories to complete your running outfit. Their shelves are stocked with most major brands such as Mizuna, Asics, and Reebok.
They're not just a quilt shop, but a creative sewing center. Here you will find unique patterns, sewing notions, lace, embroidery floss, fleece and flannels, and hundreds of beautiful fabrics. They also have a large "lending library"; over 800 books and magazines for your reading enjoyment!
Since 1988 Mid's Candy has been producing delicious results in the Ebensburg Mini Mall. Occupying 6,500 square feet, the company has a retail store featuring candy, gift tins and baskets, and seasonal gifts including a large selection of Melissa & Doug toys. An additional basement level is utilized for the chocolate factory. Specialty chocolate is purchased and melted with many popular ingredients including cherries, nuts, coconut, raisins, peanut butter, and more! Don't want to make the trip? They deliver!
Sandy Johns is a locally owned shop in the Ebensburg Mini-Mall that offers a wide variety of gifts including: Purses, jewelry, beach themed home decor, and more! The products in their store are just some of the ones they love and they hope that you find them just as enjoyable as they do! The items they have are unique and will hopefully bring warmth to your soul just like time spent on the coast of North Carolina.
This local shop across from scenic Lake Rowena is a taste of country. If you're looking for home decor for any holiday their sure to have something that fits whatever decorating plans you may have. They rotate their selection seasonally and for the holidays they have a wide variety of wreaths, snowmen trinkets, Christmas trees, and other great items! Their artisan crafts are sure to bring a little bit of country to your home, and the home of anyone on your Christmas shopping list!
The Pittsburgh Gift Shop is a store that carries Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates & Steelers merchandise. They also carry apparel by Nike, Majestic, Adidas, Fanatics, New Era, 47 Brand & other major brands. Their shelves are also packed with licensed jewelry, mugs, glassware, flags, car plates, frames, decals, magnets, lamps & more! This gift shop is conveniently located off of Route 22 west of Ebensburg - for easy in-and-out access! If you like Black & Gold - you're going to love The Pittsburgh Gift Shop!
This jewelry store has everything you need for the special someone in your life! Whether you're looking for a necklace for your Mom, or a diamond engagement ring for your love, anything you find here is sure to make nearly everyone on your list say "Wow!"
Classic Elements is a lovely gift shop located right on Main street. in Johnstown, It's an independent bookstore, a coffee shop, and gift shop all in one! A must stop for Johnstown themed gifts such as coffee mugs, paintings, shirts, and more! They also carry a ton of locally produced items like jewelry, winter hats, cambria county themed coasters, baked goods, and ornaments.
In addition to the various accessories they offer, their focus lies mainly on the care and upkeep of hair for ladies and gentlemen. Bougie offers quality products for the care of natural hair and for those who need, or simply desire it. They offer the finest enhancement products such as wigs, hair extensions, and everything else you may need!
Ski Den Sports caries full lines of sports equipment for all of your summer or winter sports gear needs. Products in stock include professionally fitted for skiing, biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and apparel/accessories that you may need to round out your set up. They also have rentals available if you aren't sure about buying right away!
United Jewelers is a perfect location to shop on Small Business Saturday, the owner of this business puts it like this: "For over 100 years, we have been a family owned business bringing Johnstown some of the best jewelry for all occasions! Whether you are looking for full engagement sets, wedding bands, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and watches for men and women we have a full stock available!"
A music store for the record collector in your family! Locally owned and operated by the same family for over 75 years, this record shop has everything you need for the vinyl collector on your shopping list. With over 2,000 vinyl records in their available stock, this store is not only a great place to shop, but also a trip through the history of music as well!
Adorned is Johnstown’s premier upscale boutique offering the latest in women’s accessories, gifts, and home decor. They offer one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, bags, scarves, and gift items that you won’t see at your “cookie-cutter“mall store. They buy inventory in very small amounts, so your look will be unique to you. Stop in and browse their wide selection of brands like Mariana, Sorrelli, Spartina 449, Lenny& Eva, Uno de 50, Spanx, Tyler, Rewined, Tea Forte, Table Topics, Primal Elements, and LAFCO. Also, they carry baby gifts and fabulous holiday décor!
Peaced together is doing fantastic things with items that most would just throw away. Here's a quote from the business owner describing this charming shop: "For those of you that know me, you know I have a LOVE for old antiques!! I have repurposed these amazing finds to make everything from button bracelets and hairpieces, to "Peaced Together" cake stands/serving pieces that have been created from dishes and candle sticks and beautiful old (and some more modern) plates and platters. I originally started by finding beautifully patterned plates, smashing them and "peacing" them onto flowerpots to make these incredible mosaic pots (Hence, where I got the name of "Peaced Together")."
Shopping should be an experience, not a chore. Whether you are looking for business clothes or the perfect outfit for a night on the town, Stryking Boutique has everything you need for that hard-to-shop-for clothing fanatic!
Shopping for the sci-fi/fantasy fan in your family is always a bit challenging, but fear not, Main Street Hobby is a store for everyone! They have a selection of sports collectibles to video games that will make the season bright for kids of all ages, and even some adults! Stop in and see what they have to offer!
Riek's is a home accessory shop located in Johnstown. Established in 1986, they specialize in creating unique accents for your home and offer a selection of seasonal decors, braided rugs, and more. Based on the picture above, you can tell that this store is the go-to holiday decor shop this year! Stop by this holiday season and find something cool!
Flowers from LaPorta's Flowers & Gifts are sure to make any occasion special! Proudly serving the Johnstown area, this shop is a full-service local florist that is family-owned and operated. Their knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you with placing orders for local delivery or anywhere in the world. Not sure what to send? They'll gladly help you with creative suggestions!
This gift shop specializes in items from the local area. Since Cambria County has a large diversity of ethnic people, to honor these individuals this gift shop offers special ornaments celebrating their countries of origin! They also have a special series of coverlets or as some people call them, afghans. These afghans feature images such as an Amish buggy pulled by a horse going thru a covered bridge and the Johnstown Inclined Plane. Also featured are the State bird (Rough Grouse) and the State flower the Mountain Laurel. Stop in and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!
A small independent bookstore with a funky vibe, open every day from around 11-3, except Sunday. Selling mostly inexpensive used out of print and rare books. This shop is perfect for the bookworm in your life!1217 Menoher Boulevard, Johnstown, PA 15905
The Community Arts Center of Cambria County is proud to be holding its 50th Holly Bazaar. The Holly Bazaar is a multifaceted holiday celebration that begins Saturday, November 14th and runs through Christmas Eve. The Community Arts Center will be open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from Noon to 5 PM during the Holly Bazaar.
2451 Bedford St, Johnstown, PA 15904
"Candies made The Old-Fashioned Way!" This candy store still uses the same methods that their grandparents developed over 80 years ago. In addition, they have over 60 varieties of chocolates made using quality ingredients! Whether you like chocolate covered pretzels or peanut butter meltaways, they have what you crave! Delivery options are also available on their website or by calling in to the store.
This gallery offers a vast display of paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and more. The Gallery is free and open to the public and makes a lovely place to visit, absorb, and reflect. The public is invited to come and view the exhibits or to enjoy a beverage or snack from their Art of Tea Shoppe. This location is perfect if you're shopping for someone who loves the arts!
The Bottleworks typically offers a yearly market of artisan Christmas gifts, but this year they're changing things up with their limited-time event the "Merry Makers Mart". More information about this event is available here!
Find the perfect gift for the history buff you're shopping for, or simply get some great Johnstown-themed items including “The Johnstown Flood”, a book by renowned historian David McCullough, t-shirts, and gifts for the kids! The Johnstown Flood Museum is a historical building located in Johnstown, dedicated to the Johnstown Flood of 1889. The museum is housed in the old Cambria Public Library Building, which on its own is an architectural marvel! The Johnstown Flood Museum chronicles the events of the flood through exhibits and media, including its Academy Award-winning documentary film.
With a gift-shop featuring Johnstown mugs, local books, T-shirts, and more, you can't go wrong! The Heritage Discovery Center, officially known as the "Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center", is a community history and culture center operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association in Johnstown.
With inclined plane-themed merchandise, and branded Johnstown apparel, you're sure to find a local gift for you or anyone you're shopping for! The Johnstown Inclined Plane is the world's steepest vehicular inclined plane! The incline and its two stations connect the city of Johnstown, situated in a valley at the confluence of the Stonycreek and the Little Conemaugh Rivers, to the borough of Westmont on Yoder Hill. When you're done shopping consider taking a ride up and down the hillside for a picturesque view of the city!
B&L is a family-owned and operated winery located in the Cambria City section of Johnstown, PA. Established in 2012 their aim is to bring a variety of Pennsylvania and California grape varietals to the area. If you're a wine lover, you won't want to miss out on this small business! The top three local favorite wines that they sell are: Thunder Red - (semi-sweet red blend), Niagara - (Sweet white wine), Cambria City Red - (dry red blend). But it doesn't end there, the gift shop in their Cambria City location also carries wine accessories such as: bottle toppers, T-shirts, coasters, and even candles!
Blaine Boring Chocolates is a popular gourmet candy store in downtown Johnstown. They offer rich milk chocolate candies, as well as dark semi-sweet chocolates and white chocolate pieces. They hand dip their cherries, nuts, caramels, creams, meltaways and peanut butter specialties in the finest premium chocolate. The quality of this small business rivals that of any big city chocolatier. They also have an online store, so if you can't make it out, order online and they'll ship it to you!
An antique shop with a variety of items! Located on the edge of Summerhill. The owner of this store travels around finding interesting antiques from all over, so they're sure to have something you'd be interested in!
Servinsky Jewelers is your Jeweler in Cresson, PA for diamond jewelry, bridal and wedding rings, bracelets, bangles, earrings, men's jewelry, and much more.
A full-service local florist located in Nanty Glo, PA that is family-owned and operated. Their staff is ready to assist you with placing orders for local delivery or anywhere in the world. Not sure what to send? They can help with creative suggestions. You can also choose the Designer’s Choice or let them design something truly remarkable just for you!
This shop has a vast selection of: antiques and collectibles, cards and stationery, homemade soap, country crafts and candles, Ghost Town Trail afghans, shirts & mugs, kitchen gifts, herb dips, mixes, and seasonings, jams and jellies, Swan Creek soy candles, beverages, ice cream, snacks, and so much more! This location's main claim-to-fame is its bed and breakfast accommodations along the Ghost Town Trail!
Nestled in the mountains of Portage comes a quaint, local winery with German roots. With tons of local wines available for purchase, it's hard to name them all, but their best wines are: Catawba - (Fruit wine), Ruby Red - (Red and white blended wine), and Niagara - (White wine)!
Established in May of 2012, Lilly Mountain Alpacas is a working farm, owned and operated by a local family. Depicted above is a small sampling of what the shop has to offer including: hats, scarves, shawls, gloves, and socks! The farm & farm store are open Sunday’s noon - 4PM. Other times are available by appt. Please call 814.312.3439 to arrange a visit!
The first legal distillery in Cambria County selling moonshine, bourbon and rye whiskey, rum, spiced rum, vodka, grain alcohol, and flavored liquors! Some of their more unique flavors are: cherry habanero whiskey, hemp vodka, butterscotch rum, and of course corn whiskey moonshine!