Posted: 06/24/2024 | by Kara

Where to Shop for Gifts in Lancaster, PA

Shop sustainably at one of Lancaster's secondhand stores, consignment shops, or antique malls!

Everyone knows Black Friday, but have you heard of Secondhand Sunday? The celebration falls on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (between Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday) and encourages participants to give gifts sustainably by shopping secondhand. Say goodbye to generic stocking stuffers, and invest in quality, one-of-a-kind items that Lancaster, PA is known for producing. As the holiday season approaches, consider gift shopping at Lancaster, PA’s secondhand shops and marketplaces.

Building Character

Building Character is Downtown Lancaster’s largest shopping destination for vintage, recycled, and handmade goods. Stroll through inventory from 70+ local craftspeople. Great gifts include recycled clothing, handmade jewelry, antiques, and handmade cards.

Prussian Street Arcade at REO Manheim Marketplace

Enjoy the light, airy atmosphere of Prussian Street Arcade’s boutique-style marketplace. Peruse vintage and handmade products, ethically sourced by Prussian Street Arcade’s 100+ creators and curators.

Green Dragon Farmers Market & Auction

Stop in on Fridays for this unique hybrid experience—a flea market and an Amish farmer’s market in one location! Explore 100+ local vendors of baked goods, produce, crafts, antiques, and upcycled furniture.

Gifts that Give Hope

Celebrate Secondhand Sunday at the annual Gifts that Give Hope fair, full of environmentally friendly and ethically sourced goods. After you finish shopping, make sure to stop by the array of local food vendors, with everything from coffee and quick bites to full meals. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 1st, at the Farm and Home Center, 11am – 4pm.

Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall

Explore 26,000 square feet of merchandise in one of the largest antique malls in PA Dutch Country. Expect an expansive inventory, unique finds, and hours of fun!

Strasburg Antique Market

Located in a restored 1898 tobacco warehouse, Strasburg Antique Market is filled with three floors of authentic antiques and collectibles. With an inventory ranging from vintage matchbox cars to antique automobiles (and everything in between!), there’s something for everyone at Strasburg Antique Market.

Fashion Cents

Consistently recognized by local publications as the best consignment shop in Lancaster, Fashion Cents is a staple for clothing, home goods, and baby gear. With store locations in two Lancaster towns—Strasburg and Ephrata —you’re never too far away to stop at Fashion Cents.

Make sure to stop by the Fashion Cents Bargain Bins in East Earl for a unique, hands-on shopping experience. Stocked weekly by deliveries of liquidated goods (and more!), the Bargain Bins offers a treasure hunt-like experience for shoppers who sift through bins of merchandise.


Located just 10 minutes outside of Downtown Lancaster, CommunityAid is a trip worth taking, and not just because of the short drive. CommunityAid is stocked with expansive racks of clothing for women, men, and children as well as home décor and housewares.

Dave's Cleanouts and Collectibles

Dave’s Cleanouts and Collectibles specializes in collectible Legos, action figures, video games, and more! This skillfully curated store combines history and pop culture, with a diverse inventory sure to please collectors from every walk of life.

Next to New Fine Clothing

Ladies—looking to update your wardrobe? Know someone who’s always on the hunt for their new favorite outfit? Next to New Fine Clothing specializes in clothes and accessories for women of all ages. Consignments must be in current styles (3 years or less) and in “ready to wear condition,” ensuring that you’ll leave with an armful of quality clothes.

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