The holidays are here, and your gift shopping is almost done, but shipping delays have caused some of your gifts not to arrive until after the holidays. What should you do now? Easy! Shop and gift local.

Why Shop Local?

Shopping locally has its benefits. First, it’s an opportunity to support your local community and its economy. When you buy from small businesses, more of your money stays right here, helping to create jobs, improve your neighborhood, and contribute to the growth of our beautiful city. Shopping locally also helps foster a stronger community. When you walk into a small business in Frostburg, you will meet those who are passionate about their services and have a great shopping experience. 

Frostburg is home to many great small businesses where gift givers can find those perfect gifts, even if they are last minute.

Shop and Gift Local

Here is a Gift Guide to help last minute shoppers find the best gifts for their loved ones:

The Romantic: There are plenty of great gifts for the romantics of Frostburg. Gladstone Mercantile offers a wide selection of wines, including local brands like Toasted Goat. You can never go wrong with flowers from Harvey’s Floral. Baker Babes has cupcakes, cookies and cakes, oh my! For an extra special gift, head over to Bartles Jewelry to pick up some custom pieces. Of course, if you need a night away, the Allegheny Trail House is a cozy bed & breakfast right here on Main Street.

The Adventurer: Frostburg is a great place for adventurers and to find gifts for those adventurers like a travel mug from Clatter Cafe. Old Forty Trading Co. has a great selection with brands like CamelBak, Life is Good, and Smartwool. For hand-knit beanies, perfect for chilly hikes, visit Mountain City Traditional Arts. J&S Pawn Shop has cameras for those adventure photographers. For a fun and unique experience, treat your loved one to Tracks & Yaks, a railbike excursion through scenic Frostburg.

The Introvert: Looking for a gift for someone who loves staying in? Main Street Books has books and journals perfect for a night in. Help your introvert relax and unwind with tea from the Nettle Pot and a candle from Mountain City Candles. Need a cozy loungewear set? Madison Paige Boutique has you covered. To complete a perfect night-in, treat your loved ones with Eastern Express gift cards.

The One on the Go: For the person in your life that is always on the move, give them some coffee from Gladstone Beanery or a relaxing stay at the Hampton Inn in Frostburg, Maryland. Help those on the go get ready for winter with new shoes from Runners Wings and gloves from Madison Paige Boutique. Be sure to top it off with sushi from Shogun Japanese Restaurant, perfect for on the go!

The One Who Needs Self Care: When shopping for someone that needs a break and some pampering, The Nettle Patch, LLC Herb Shop & Tea Bar has the perfect herbal teas, soaps, and scents to help. Pair them with serums and lotion from Mountain City Traditional Arts, chocolates from Wholesome Harvest Co-op, and a gift card to Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant.

The One Who Plans: For a friend who loves a plan, get a Rifle Paper planner for 2024 from Spectrum Designs, LLC! In it, they can plan a new project from Frostburg Fiber Depot, plan some redecorating at Muddy Creek, plan a stay at Hotel Gunter Frostburg, or even plan to try Frostburg’s newest restaurant, Café Oasis!

Vintage Love: Lovers of vintage flair will adore a gift card or unique piece from the thrift witch at Cauldron Vintage, or even their favorite throwback tunes on vinyl from Yellow K Records. If you really want to bring back memories, grab them a vintage item from their childhood at Generations of Toys, LLC. Looking into a unique vintage setting? Try a gift card to LG’s Pizzeria and Pub or The Speakeasy at the Hotel Gunter Frostburg.

Pet Love: Shopping for a pet lover is as easy as walking into Pet Wants Mountain Maryland for toys, treats, beds, collars, and more. Pick up a frame for their furry friend’s photo at Spectrum Designs, LLC or get them a gift card for Independent Ink-Frostburg to have their pet permanently with them. Add in a book of cat or dog poems from Main Street Books, Frostburg, MD and it’s the perfect set!

Local Love: Buying for someone who can’t get enough of Frostburg? Easy! Gift them local themed art and ornaments from the General Art Store & Star Gallery. Grab gifts featuring local schools and small town charm at Ladybug Boutique and Gift Shop. Pick up handcrafted items from local artisans, or even have items personalized at Peace by Piece. And, of course, a gift card to Frostburg’s oldest restaurant, Princess Restaurant.

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