A staple in downtown Morgantown, The Elegant Alley Cat has gifts for every occasion. West Virginia–themed goods, local artwork, jewelry and accessories, housewares, and seasonal and year-round decor give customers the warm and loving feeling of home. Just looking around is part of the experience. At The Elegant Alley Cat, finding gifts is not the challenge—it’s having to choose between the two or three or maybe five options you fell in love with.

The Elegant Alley Cat has offered downtown shoppers a steady stream of stylish and heartwarming gifts since 1984. Co-owners Amy Dale and Amber Sellaro became the third owners in 2015. What makes the store one-of-a-kind, in Dale’s mind, is the products they sell and their customer service. “I love everything about this business,” she says. “I love being able to wait on customers, help them pick a gift, and wrap it for their loved ones. It’s a labor of love.” — DFR

358 High Street, 304.292.4433, elegantalleycat.com @elegantalleycat on Facebook