The Ultimate Gift Giving Guide for Altoona, PA

The holiday season is fast upon us, and like so many others your thoughts have probably already begun to shift to the gift giving that will occur.

While there is still plenty of time, at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Altoona we love giving back to the community that has supported us for so long. That is why we have put together this amazing list of local businesses that we not only love but frequent ourselves!

If you are looking for the perfect gift, make sure to check them out, and fall in love with our amazing local small businesses!

LaVintage Decor

LaVinatge Decor Kitchen corner

This eclectic store takes design to the next level, using vintage and repurposed items in large and small decor for your home. As an added bonus they also rent pieces and displays for events, helping to give weddings and parties a unique flair.

Stop by their boutique to find beautiful gifts and decor, or explore their backroom to find that large piece that will perfectly complement your home.

Kerr Kreations Floral & Gift Shoppe

Kerr Kreations Floral & Gift Shoppe

More than just flowers, this sweet smelling shop has a large gift shop full of locally made gifts, treats, and decor. Not only will you be able to find something for everyone, you can do it while surrounded by the fragrance of a million flowers. It just might be enough to inspire you to buy that bouquet for someone special

Green – Home – Goods


This earth conscious business may specialize in renewable furnishings for your kitchen and bath, but their large gift shop goes beyond that, making it a must-stop for that one of kind gift for the decor lover in your life.

Things Remembered

Things Remembered Altoona

While this large chain may not seem like the cute little local boutique of your dreams, the locally operated business is the stop all for personalized gifts. You can find everything from bags, to plates, to towels here and easily get them personalized with words phrases and even pictures.

For the perfect gift, that says just the right thing, a visit to Things Remembered should be on your list. Location is now closed.

Bedford Candies

Bedford Candies Storefront

We all have that one friend with a sweet tooth. The one who loves everything, and thinks the perfect gift is one drenched in chocolate. If you find yourself scratching your head over what to get them, you are in luck, this local store specializes in just that. With sweets and popcorn made daily, all in unique flavors that you won’t find anywhere else, the perfect gift to feed your sweet tooth is waiting.

Located just outside of Altoona, PA in neaby Bedford, you won’t regret the trip to discover these tasty creations.

Fox Hollow Boutique

Local designers come together to stock the racks of this one-of-a-kind clothing boutique in Altoona. Here you will find everything from that unique jacket you know will look great on your best friend, to the custom made jewelry that will make that slinky black dress pop.

Escape Rooms Altoona

Escape Rooms Altoona logo

Why not give the gift of adventure this Christmas?

The newly opened Escape Rooms Altoona can help you do just that! At this popular activity you and a few friends will find yourself locked in a room, solving a mystery as you work to find your escape.

They say there is no better gift than an experience, and a visit to Escape Rooms Altoona will let you do just that.

Trade Secrets

trade secrets pumpkin products

If your friends and family (or even you) are in need of some pampering, then this store is a must stop. With handmade bath bombs, candles, natural deodorants and more, you will find exactly what you need to make your friend say ‘awww’.

Plus, with so many amazing things, chances are you will probably find something for yourself as well.

The Salon Professional Academy, Altoona

TSPA - Altoon'a Beauty School Utra-modern Student Salon

We can’t leave ourselves out of the ultimate gift giving guide! With gift certificates available in multiple amounts you can not only give your loved ones a service, you can put them in control of getting just what they want.

From coloring services to spa treatments you can give the gift of beauty, all while supporting your local economy, and the future professionals who will keep our city beautiful for years to come.

Do you know of a local business that we forgot, let us know in the comments so we can add to our ultimate guide, and keep Altoona local!