Skip to content

Tis the season to start thinking about gifts you may be giving during the holidays. There is no better time than now to support the local businesses right in your backyard! Take advantage of the many local businesses growing our community.

One of my favorite quotes is, “When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.” 

  1. Annual Passes/Tickets to Local Attractions & Museums

Give a gift that does not take up clutter. For example, buy annual passes or memberships to local attractions such as camps, museums, parks, theaters, etc. This is a gift that builds memories all year long. Lawrence County happens to have many great spots for you to discover with your friends and family:

268 Fox Rd.

New Castle, PA 16101

124 East Leasure Ave.

New Castle, PA 16101

4847 US 422

New Castle, PA 16101

3365 Mitchell Rd.

Neshannock Township, PA 16105 

2000 West State St.

New Castle, PA 16101

Some more local spots to check out: golf courses, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and Mines & Meadows. 

2. Stocking Stuffer Sweet Treats

Stop by Jameson Candy or Mona’s Chocolates to fulfill your sweet stocking stuffer needs.

3. Gift Cards

This may seem like an obvious one, but when you are choosing gift cards for gifts, are you being intentional with it? Or are you just choosing an Amazon gift card and calling it a day? This is a great chance to stop at the local barber or hair salon to buy a friend or family member a gift certificate for a haircutβ€”the place where everyone knows your name. 

It is also the ideal time to finally stop into the local boutique to check out what goodies they have. Lawrence County has many cozy warm and welcoming shops with unique items. Find trendy winter fashion, a new trinket to brighten your home for the holidays, and even homemade luxurious bath and body products to get you through the dry winter weather. Treat yourself while buying that gift card for a co-worker or friend. 

Dine in or takeout at a local restaurant, and snag a gift card while you’re there! If there is one thing Lawrence County does not lack, it is the variety of food options. Finally, there’s a dish to please all taste buds, from Middle Eastern and Italian to American cuisine. Not to mention all the wineries and breweries you can get a gift certificate for that could result in a fun evening out! 

When you spend money on a gift card for a local business, ultimately, the money stays within the local economy. From Volant MillsThe Cheese House, and small-town Amish Shops to New Castle Harley Davidson and everywhere in between, there is a gift to be found for everyone! 

I hope this encourages you to explore our community’s businesses this holiday season! 🎁

Scroll To Top