Find the Perfect Gift at Our Local Businesses

 

A snowman mascot holds a "Shop Small" sign outside of J.R's Hallmark
J.R.’s Hallmark in Tunkhannock, PA

 

Wrap up your holiday shopping list in the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Here in the country, you won’t find shopping malls or Black Friday crowds. Instead, local, family-run shops still line the streets of our small towns, just like they have for generations. And on our rural backroads, you never know when you’ll stumble across a hidden gem.

Discover one-of-a-kind gifts and show some love to local businesses while you’re at it. Check out these shops for a little inspiration and explore our full list of specialty and retail stores for even more gift-giving ideas.

 

Gifts for All Ages

 

Stuffed bears at Jolly Trolley Variety in Dushore, PA
Jolly Trolley in Dushore, PA

 

Check off everyone on your list at our region’s popular gift shops. They offer something for everyone, making them great one-stop shops for your Christmas shopping.

Mercantile 22 in downtown Tunkhannock is a general store with a modern twist. Looking for a hostess gift for that holiday party? Check out their unique home goods and serveware. Know an adventurous spirit? Browse their outdoor gear and apparel. Need something for the kids? They even have a selection of books and toys that you won’t find in the big-box stores.

J.R’s Hallmark in Tunkhannock is another holiday hotspot. This family-owned store has a gorgeous selection of candles, jewelry, accessories, décor, and more. They offer mementos for all of life’s milestones, not to mention those iconic Hallmark Christmas ornaments.

For the “hard to buy for” folks on you list, stop by Jolly Trolley Variety in Dushore. This nostalgic shop will remind you of an old-fashioned five and dime with everything from cute country gifts and décor to toys for the kids to Sullivan County souvenirs.

From the Heart in Montrose is always stocked with unique and thoughtful gifts. For the kids, they have a beautiful selection of baby gifts, children’s toys, and puzzles. They also showcase jewelry, accessories, handbags, bath and body products, mugs, candles, and snacks for everyone on your list.

 

Gifts for Foodies

 

Buttercrunch candies, featuring chocolate squares topped with crushed almonds.
Signature Buttercrunch at Chocolates by Leopold in Montrose, PA.

 

One of the best things about the holidays is the food. You can never go wrong with local treats made right here in the Endless Mountains. For decadent Christmas sweets, check out Chocolates by Leopold in downtown Montrose. They create gourmet European-style chocolates and hand-decorated candies right there on-site.

For a true taste of the Endless Mountains, visit Loch’s Maple in Springville. Stock up on maple goodies like syrup, candies, popcorn, and so much more. They’ll be open for special holiday hours all season long.

The Endless Mountains are also home to several wineries and vineyards. A bottle of local wine is sure to make spirits bright.

 

Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts

 

A group of hikers post in front of a frozen waterfall at Ricketts Glen State Park
Guided waterfall ice hikes with Valley to Summit

 

The Endless Mountains are a destination for outdoor fun all year round. We don’t let a little snow stand in our way of exploring the great outdoors. In fact, winter opens up a whole new world of adventures.

If your friends and family like to hit the slopes, then you can’t go wrong with season passes from Elk Mountain Ski Resort in Union Dale. Dubbed “Vermont without the drive,” this resort boasts 180 skiable acres, 27 trails, a terrain park, and 1,000 vertical feet. They’re only 30 miles north of Scranton and offer easy access from Interstate 81. Their ski shop also offers a great selection of cold-weather apparel and accessories.

Give the gift of unforgettable views with Valley to Summit. This professional guide company leads waterfall ice hikes along the Falls Trail in Ricketts Glen State Park. No experience necessary—Valley to Summit will provide all the gear and guidance you need to see the frozen falls. Gift cards are available.

 

Warm & Cozy Gifts

 

A rack of alpaca sweaters at Artisan Alpacas in Dushore, PA
Artisan Alpacas in Dushore, PA.

 

With winter on its way, you’ll want to stock up on sweaters, hats, gloves, blankets, and other cold weather gear. Stop by Artisan Alpacas in Dushore or Alpacas of Sunshine Farm in New Milford for the softest, most luxurious alpaca fiber products. Both farms are offering special holiday deals just in time for the shopping season.

 

Save with EMVB’s Holiday Deals

Don’t break the bank this holiday season. Check out our deals page for discounts, sales, and specials at businesses throughout the Endless Mountains.

 

Originally published: November 23, 2022
Last updated: November 16, 2023

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