Coffee, Tea, Gifts and More at One Good Woman
Apr 30, 2014 01:01PM
● By Nancy Somera
One Good Woman, a specialty coffee, loose tea, fine food and gift shop located in Camp Hill, may have been started by one good woman out of the back of her truck 17 years ago, but owner Holly O’Connor says, “There are many good women working here now.” O’Connor, who wanted to own a store since childhood, operates out of a recycled garage with a SoHo feel, selling specialty gift and gourmet items, 80 varieties of award-winning loose teas selected from around the world and 50 varieties of fresh-from-the-roaster coffees roasted in small batches to individual perfection.
O’Connor says One Good Woman’s steady growth, which includes healthy Internet sales, is attributed to the reasonable prices which make her coffees and teas an affordable luxury for everyone. She states, “I really watch my price point because I want everyone to be able to walk in here and buy something and be treated well, regardless of how much they spend.”
Aside from working with enthusiastic employees and interacting with wonderful customers, O’Connor loves the quest for the next new, fun and memorable item to sell in the gift shop. “I love the buying aspect of the business, because we bring something new in, it’s here for a short time and then it sells out and I look for the next new thing,” she says. This also means that customers are constantly stopping by to see the new merchandise and they often joke, “If you see it, buy it, because it won’t be here the next time!” O’Connor says.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, One Good Woman is carrying many lovely personal items, including scarves, bags, teapots, books, skin care products and gardening items. They also carry a line of One Good Woman items, such as aprons, mugs and glasses, canvas bags and towels, and because O’Connor’s supportive husband was feeling left out, they even carry One Good Man items, too. Any of these items can be combined with tea, coffee and a variety of gourmet foods to create customized gift baskets available for delivery or pickup. Businesses can drop off their own corporate swag to be used in baskets, if desired. Generic gift baskets can be purchased on the website.
Location: 1845 Market St., Camp Hill. They can be reached at 717-975-8101. For more information and to purchase items, visit OneGoodWoman.com.
Nancy Somera is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings.