"Gifts for Every Occasion"

2624 West 8th Street. Erie, PA 16505. (814) 838-6749

Things We Love

These are a few of our favorite things.
Let us know if you see something special you’d like to give to someone special. We can help you do that!

Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani


Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball



Chamilia beads





Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley

About Us

a la Carte has been a part of Erie’s history for over 40 years. Nancy Walker of Erie originally opened the business in 1971 with a focus on stationary and needlepoint items. Our present location at the Colony Plaza has been home to the store for thirty years.

Nancy Walker’s four daughters- and even her granddaughter- have each worked at the store throughout its history; Daughter Mimi Sherwin has managed the store for the last 15 years.

a la Carte has gifts everyone will enjoy – including yourself!  Vera Bradley, Trollbeads, Chamilia and SO much more…Bridal Registry, Wedding Invitations, works by Erie artists, Presque Isle maps pictured on unique gifts.  Stop in to see our wonderful and reasonably priced selections!

Store Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 10:00 to 5:30
    Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
  • November & December :  Open Sundays  11:00 – 4:00

Contact us

Email : gifts@alacarteshop.com
Phone : (814) 838-6749
Fax : (814) 836-0077

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Owner and Manager:
Nancy (“Mimi”) Sherwin

Bridal Specialist:
Debbie Garnon

The Perfect Gift!

a la Carte has gifts for all occasions and for all kinds of tastes. Whether you’re off to an informal dinner at a friend’s house or heading to a formal wedding, or maybe to a baby shower, or even if you just need a great greeting card to say it all, we have the perfect gift here.

Here’s just a short list of some of the many lines we carry:

  • Vera Bradley handbags, travel accessories and luggage
  • Alex & Ani
  • Trollbeads
  • Chamilia Jewelry
  • Lori Bonn
  • Erie Souveniers
  • Map of Presque Isle (pictured below) available on coasters, trivets & clocks
  • Beatriz Ball
  • Mariposa
  • Monogrammed glasses, platters, cutting boards and more
  • Seasonal Items

And so much more in a wide variety of prices.

We also carry work by local artists!


Set of 4 Presque Isle coasters