Holiday Gift Guide – Everything on Your List is Closer Than you Think !
The festive spirit is alive and well this year. Old traditions are returning, and new ones are emerging throughout the county. Whether it’s indulging in mom’s delicious pies or sledding in the backyard, you can share a slice of Crawford County with loved ones and support local businesses at the same time!
This holiday season, our region has something for everyone on your list. From the ultimate craft beer, snugly sweaters, and museum memberships to top-notch hunting equipment and a memorable family train ride in 2023. Worry not about finding the right gift for Uncle Jeff; we’ve got something for him too. Welcome to the 2023 Crawford County Holiday Gift Guide!
For the Family
Now is the perfect time to embrace the magic of the 2023 holiday season! Crawford County is brimming with incredible experiences to gift to your loved ones. Many of our local attractions are already filling up for the upcoming year, so don’t miss out! The Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad is already planning its 2024 season, with vouchers for unforgettable train rides that the whole family will love. Get tickets for a special 2024 show at Meadville’s own Academy Theatre – or get several shows all at once for your live theater connoisseur with their gift cards. For the history buff in your life, purchase a family membership for free admission next summer to the unique and educational Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum. Check out these options and more on the Family Activities section of our website.
For the Foodie
If your family is nearby or you need to send a gift in the mail, there are lots of great choices for the food lover in your life! Twin Pies in Linesville has everything you need for the perfect holiday present, from pies of nearly every variety to candy, gift cards, home goods, and more. Get the gourmet enthusiast on your list an up-scale dining experience at Silver Shores, where you can enjoy a special meal with a lovely Conneaut Lake view. Hunter’s Inn has fantastic homemade 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
Instead of checking out online chain stores or going to big box stores, think about stopping by Crawford County’s local clothing shops. There, you can find a super cozy piece of apparel that’s perfect for that special someone! Chateau Christine has a wide selection of ladies’ attire and unique accessories. You can either shop from your couch on their website, or you can stop by their boutique in downtown Meadville where their friendly staff will assist you in finding the perfect gift! For beautiful jewelry, stop by Indigo Boutique & Botanica to pick up a stunning handmade piece made of crystal or sterling silver. They also feature stylish, artisan-made decor that will brighten up any space.
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) or a pair of fun 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. 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 Lover
We’ve discussed various indoor present ideas, but how about finding the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life? A season pass to Avalanche Xpress is less than $100 for an entire winter of outdoor fun! Hunters, hikers, and virtually everyone can discover their next cherished winter jacket or footwear 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 Drink Enthusiast
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 springtime feel less far away. What better gift than a case of 12oz 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 setup is the perfect backdrop for a cozy night on the town, so pick up a gift card to treat a friend!
Is beer not their thing? Have no fear, Davenport Fruit Farm 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. Looking for something new? Try the newly opened Cussewago Creek Distillery in Meadville. This micro-distillery features unique and creative cocktails that will surprise and delight you! 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 know someone who cherishes hands-on experiences, think about buying them a session at one of our nearby craft and DIY shops. 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 last 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 from local businesses and organizations. 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.
Regardless of the individual, occasion, or time of year, Crawford County offers something for every person on your list. It’s fair to say that Crawford County is more than just a shopping destination – it’s an experience!