“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” – Anna Lappe, Author
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance welcomes you to our historic shopping district where you can shop for everyone on your list! You won’t find big box stores, long lines at the register, or mass-produced items in Downtown Harrisonburg. Instead, our streets are lined with charming local, independent stores ranging from art and clothing to outdoor recreation.
Why shop small? You’ll discover quality, one-of-kind, artisan items that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll receive personalized attention from small business owners and employees who are knowledgeable about the products they sell. Most importantly, you’ll make a significant impact on our community by investing your money locally. When you spend $100 at local, independent businesses, $68 dollars gets returned to Harrisonburg’s economy. When you spend $100 at national businesses, only $43 gets returned to the city. When you buy a gift online, $0 gets returned. By shopping small, you’re investing in our schools, roads, and other services we use daily.
Help us create a downtown that we all love by investing money in our community and joining us for a special holiday experience downtown this season.
Thank you so much to our generous sponsors for their support of this year’s holiday gift guide:
187 N Main St | 540-432-5552
We are loving this popcorn cardigan for cooler weather! A customer favorite and a great staple piece to add to your wardrobe. The neutral colors we have in stock are sure to pair perfectly with any outfit! The fabric is so soft and cozy and the best part?! It also has pockets!
$39.99 | Buy online here
FREE shipping on every online order!
Bring Your Own
165 S Main St Suite 101 | 540-209-7722
Zero-waste Starter Kit
This kit is perfect for the environmentalist in your family. Complete with airtight stainless steel food containers, bamboo utensils, a reusable water bottle, and reusable sandwich bags, give a gift that you can feel good about. All items come from Harrisonburg’s own zero-waste store, where Bring Your Own’s mission is to inspire and educate others to reduce their waste and plastic use by providing practical and sustainable non-disposable products. Items pictured can be purchased together as a set for $98 or separately for $16 – $25.
$16 – $98 | Shop online here
10% off in-store if you show this ad!
Charlee Rose Boutique
165 S Main St Suite 101 | 540-466-3455
Clothing, Accessories, and Locally-Made Gifts
Charlee Rose is a women’s clothing + accessories boutique with a focus on size inclusivity. We know + understand the importance of celebrating every body, shape, size, + stage of life + strive to achieve that through our clothing options. You deserve to wear clothes that are stylish, comfortable + affordable. Clothes that enhance your inner + outer beauty. We also carry a variety of gift items that are locally made in Virginia by other really amazing women entrepreneurs.
$10 – $115 | Shop online here
Free shipping on online orders over $75!
Dart Resale and Trade
205 S Liberty St Suite E | 540-810-4561
Mending Kit, Paper Doll, and One-of-a-kind Secondhand Fashion
Visit Dart Resale and Trade to find a wide variety of modern and vintage secondhand clothing. Purchase a great vintage sweater or flannel for a friend, pick up a Dart gift card for any amount, or take home one of our essential mending kits. We hope to promote sustainable fashion by encouraging customers to take care of the clothes they already own and shop local secondhand when it suits. Here at Dart we also promote self expression through fashion and this lovely paper doll by Louise Lockhart is a great gift for younger friends interested in dress-up.
Mending Kit $12 – Paper Doll $6 | Shop online here
Explore More Discovery Museum
150 S Main St | 540-442-8900
The Gift of PLAY!
Playful stocking stuffers + fun gifts for kids that encourage imagination and inquiry! Not sure what to buy? Gift certificates are the perfect way to let those on your list choose their favorite items, enjoy a museum visit, or purchase a membership to play all year long! Plus, your gift literally gives twice – proceeds support the museum’s nonprofit mission.
$1 – $125 | Shop online here
Friendly City Dance Room
2 N Main St | 540-305-4143
Holiday Dance Bundles
Rock the night away with Friendly City Dance Room’s Holiday Bundles! Get something special for your Santa baby, or a friend, with our Holly Jolly Bundle! It includes 3 lessons, 3 classes, and 1 dance night! Enjoy a whole lot more jingle bell rock with our Home For Christmas Bundle. It includes 5 lessons, 5 classes, and 3 dance nights! It’s the perfect holiday gift for working off the milk and cookies, and laughing all the way!
$200 – $350 | Buy online here
Friendly City Food Co-op
150 E Wolfe St | 540-801-8882
Local Beer, Wine, Cider & Cheese
Give the gift of local this year – locally crafted beer, wine, hard cider and cheese. Select a special bottle, or put together your own package of goodies. There’s something for every budget and something for every person on your list – and it’s never wrong to treat yourself!
Shop online here
(Please Note: not all local selections are available online. Stop by in person to see all the Co-op has to offer!
Glen’s Fair Price Store
227 N Main St | 540-434-8272
Glen’s Fair Price Store, “Harrisonburg’s Most Unusual Store”, is the #1 stop for STOCKING STUFFERS! Toys like you used to play with, holiday costume rentals (we’ve got Santa suits!), nostalgic candy, gifts, and our famous camera store — Glen’s can be your one-stop shop this holiday season.
$0.99 – $6.99 | Shop online here
320 S Main St | 540-421-1441
A very versatile product that you can throw over any outfit and wear many different ways. Wear it as a wrap, cape, to the side, over your head, or as a scarf. Perfect all year round! Comes in just about every color you can think of as well as many beautiful color combinations.
$30 | Buy online here
Free shipping with online orders over $100!
165 S Main St Suite 101 | 540-705-1047
Come visit our shop, inside Agora Downtown Market, where you can find all things vintage! We specialize in the 1950s, 60s & 70s, carrying clothing, accessories, kitchen and housewares, furniture, and more! We can help you with all your holiday hosting needs or help you find a unique gift for someone special. Shop sustainably, shop vintage!
$1 – $200
15% off in-store if you mention this ad!
11 N Liberty St | 540-607-2075
Stones, Games, Jewelry, and More
At Horizon Gifts you’ll find a wide variety of merchandise including a large selection of board games, incense, tarot cards, jewelry and especially gems and minerals.
$3 – $40 | Shop online here
HUGO KOHL Jewelry Boutique & Workshop
217 S Liberty St | 540-574-4306
Venus & The Lion Pendant
On this 14k rose gold pendant, Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, is depicted sitting on the back of a Lion. This pendant is the perfect representation of love conquering all, even the most ferocious of beasts. Also available in sterling sliver, 14k yellow gold and 14k white gold.
$139 – $2,220 | Buy online here
25% off entire online store with the code ‘HAPPYSHOPPING’
165 S Main St Suite 101 | 540-744-2961
Hand-poured Soy Candles
Explore our collection of hand-poured soy candles, made right here in our downtown Harrisonburg studio. Our collection of scents include something unique for everyone on your list, from fresh and floral to earthy and woodsy. Stop into our store at Agora Downtown Market or place your order online.
$24 | Buy online here
FREE priority shipping on online orders over $95
New Creation VA
Agora Market location: 165 S Main St Suite 101
withSimplicity location: 108 S Main St
Christmas Gift Set
Each Christmas gift set has been curated using Fair Trade & Survivor Made items around the world. These unique gifts are perfect for just about anyone on your list and comes ready-to-give.
$20 – $42 | Buy online here
FREE shipping on online orders over $20
OASIS Fine Art & Craft
103 S Main St | 540-442-8188
Unique, Handcrafted Gifts From Local Artists
Jewelry, glass, baskets, wood items, photography! All unique and handcrafted by local crafters, from $10. You can even order gifts to be specially made for you. There’s something for everyone at OASIS!
$10 – $70 | Shop online here
Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn
102 S Main St | 540-208-7601
Shirley’s Famous Gourmet Popcorn
The gift of pure happiness! Select from 14 different flavors made by hand in small batches right in our store. Several size options are available, from small and large bags to our refillable tins. Bring your tins back to refill in our store for around half off the original price!
$3 – $97.50 | Shop online here
Ten Thousand Villages Harrisonburg, VA
181 S Main St | 540-442-1010
This one-of-a-kind nativity scene from the Philippines is a great gift for everyone. Crafted from unique materials such as handmade paper, dried flowers, and fossilized leaves. This fair trade nativity is easy to store and looks great in any home.
$24.99 | Buy online here
The Frame Factory
139 N Liberty St Suite 101 | 540-443-2667
Gift Certificates and Ready-made Frames
Need a last minute personalized gift? Give a ready-made frame with your photo in it, or a gift certificate that allows the recipient to select exactly what they want!
$20 and up | Book appointment or buy gift cards online
The Lady Jane
117 S Main St | 540-421-3252
Handmade Holiday Ornaments
Handmade holiday ornaments from The Lady Jane are perfect for stocking stuffers and sprucing up your own tree! These ornaments stand out from the pack with fun and unique designs, including some cacti for the succulent lovers in your life and hand-painted animal ornaments all the way from Scandinavia.
$5 – $15 | Shop online here
Virginia Quilt Museum
301 S Main St | 540-433-3818
Barn Quilt Coasters, Warren Sipe House Replicas, Puzzles, Thimbles, and more!
Our products are perfect for those looking for a gift for the creative and crafty in your life. Whether it is sewing, quilting, or putting together a puzzle, The Virginia Quilt Museum has something for all ages and skill levels.
$4 – $20
90 N Main St | 540-434-9900
Women’s Lhamu Jacket
A long cut and a graceful wraparound collar give the Lhamu Jacket, which takes its name from a Tibetan word meaning “Goddess,” style and grace. Made of bonded sweater fleece, it’s comfortable without being overly casual. Knit interior storm cuffs for maximum weather protection. Includes our unique low profile media system with a media port and earbud guides for ease of use.
$159.95 | Buy online here
108 S Main St | 540-209-9862
Limited Edition Peppermint Lip Love Set
Need a cute Christmas gift for a teacher, co-worker, or friend? A simple stocking stuffer? Keep lips in MINT condition with our Peppermint themed gift bag containing our Organic Peppermint Lip Balm and Peppermint Lip Scrub.
$9 | Buy online here
New customers get FREE shipping on their first order when they subscribe to emails
Pendleton Community Bank | 57 S Main St
Can’t decide on a gift? Downtown Dollars are perfect!
These gift certificates are accepted at more than 60 downtown locations, including restaurants, retail shops, attractions and service businesses.
When you purchase downtown dollars online at downtownharrisonburg.org, you can choose to pick them up at Pendleton Community Bank located at 57 S Main Street or have them mailed directly to you.
The Downtown Dollars program is supported by HDR and Pendleton Community Bank.
$10 and up | Buy online here