Shop Small for the Holidays

 

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.

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” – Anna Lappe

Scroll down for direct links to items featured in this year’s guide, or download a PDF version of the guide below.

Download the 2022 Downtown Holiday Gift Guide as a PDF

As seen in the Daily News Record!

The Downtown Harrisonburg Holiday Gift Guide is presented by:

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Find holiday shopping promotions from these Downtown Harrisonburg retailers and more on our Shop Small Win Big page!

Made Locally with Love!

When you shop local in Downtown Harrisonburg, you are supporting local makers and business owners. All of these gift ideas are items made in Virginia, many right here in Harrisonburg!

Virginia Quilt Museum

301 S Main St | vaquiltmuseum.org

Home Decor – $5-20

Uniquely handmade pillows & felted wool pincushions for gift giving or your own home decor and use.

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OASIS Fine Art & Craft

103 S Main St | oasisfineartandcraft.org

Mug – $32

This Hot Flash Pottery mug is made of food-grade clay and glazed with an Everglade/Nutmeg glaze combination. It is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

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Friendly City Food Co-op

150 E Wolfe St | friendlycity.coop

Local Love Gift Pack – $19.99

Enjoy a convenient and easy way share a taste of Virginia with your family and friends. Features best-selling beer, wine, and cider made in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Lineage

165 S Main St # 101| lineagegoods.com

Bags, Accessories & Candles

Explore the Lineage collection of waxed canvas and leather bags and accessories. Their scented soy candles are perfect for holiday gifts. Handmade in Virginia.

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HUGO KOHL

217 S Liberty St #103 | hugokohl.com

Handcrafted Earrings – $140+

Made by hand using ethically sourced materials, these earrings are available in sterling silver, 14k white, yellow, and rose gold.

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Frame Factory

139 N Liberty St #101 | framefactoryharrisonburg.com

Frames & Local Art – $20+

Find a wide variety of handmade tabletop frames, local art, and jewelry in the gallery, or purchase a gift certificate for custom framing.

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withSimplicity

66 E Market St | withsimplicitybeauty.com

Shower Steamers – $6

Relax and get the spa experience without taking a bath. Activated by steam and water droplets, just place one tablet on the shower floor and enjoy the rejuvenating effects.

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Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market

228 S Liberty St | harrisonburgfarmersmarket.com

Artisan Goods

Find a variety of locally crafted artisan goods from jams, CBD products, art, toys, and quilts. The Holiday Market is open the first three Saturdays in December from 9 AM – 1 PM.

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Handmade Holidays

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Harrisonburg! Make holiday decorations, gifts, and more at a variety of business locations throughout the months of November and December thanks to these workshops organized by our downtown retailers.

Experience Something Special

Court Square Theater

41-F Court Square | courtsquaretheater.org

Annual Membership – $100

Court Square Theater Annual Memberships help support quality films and live performances with benefits to enhance your theater experience such as discounted admission, free popcorn, and a Members Only Movie event at the end of the year. Memberships purchased during the holiday season will be for 2023.

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Explore More Discovery Museum

150 S Main St | iexploremore.com

Membership – $90+

Purchase a membership and give the gift of PLAY! Two floors of playful exhibits encourage imagination and inquiry, with friendly social interaction for kids and their grownups!

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Cat’s Cradle

122 South Main St #101 | catscradleva.org

Coffee & Cats Session – $20

The perfect experience for the ultimate kitty-loving, Instagram aficionado! This 15-minute cuddle session for two includes a complimentary cup of coffee and helps Cat’s Cradle fund its spay/neuter program!

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Shenandoah Yoga

135 S Main St | shenandoahyoga.com

Gift Cards – $17+

Give the gift of yoga to help your friends and family de-stress, be healthier, and feel better. Shenandoah Yoga’s live, online yoga classes can be enjoyed from anywhere.

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Winter Wonderfest

The most magical day in Downtown Harrisonburg is back and bigger than ever! Join Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Saturday, December 3, for Winter Wonderfest. Enjoy carriage rides, photos with Santa, carolers, holiday shopping, performances, a holiday movie, and more!

Add Some Flavor

Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn

102 S Main St | shirleyspopcorn.com

Pure Happiness Box – $75+

Shirley’s Pure Happiness Box is just that – a box of happiness! Each box contains 30 mirco bags in a variety of your favorite flavors, including Afterburner, Buckeye, and Jellybean.

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Chestnut Ridge Coffee Roasters

85 W Gay St | chestnutridgecoffee.com

Monthly Subscription – $15+

Enjoy a convenient and easy way share a taste of Virginia with your family and friends. Features best-selling beer, wine, and cider made in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Bittersweet Bakery

120 W Wolfe St #103 | bittersweetbakeryva.com

Pie of the Month Club – $78+

This Hot Flash Pottery mug is made of food-grade clay and glazed with an Everglade/Nutmeg glaze combination. It is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

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Sage Bird Ciderworks

325 N Liberty Street | sagebirdciderworks.com

Stocking Stuffer Cider & Lineage Collab Candle & Room Spray – $12-24

Reminiscent of oranges and cloves used in ornaments you might have made as a kid, Sage Bird’s Stocking Stuffer cider, and Lineage-crafted candle, and room spray is the perfect holiday pairing for the senses.

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COMING SOON!

Winter Wonderfest

The most magical day in Downtown Harrisonburg is back and bigger than ever! Join Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Saturday, December 3, for Winter Wonderfest. Enjoy carriage rides, photos with Santa, carolers, holiday shopping, performances, a holiday movie, and more!

Start Your Holiday Shopping in Downtown Harrisonburg and Finish Your Adventure at One of 40+ Cafes and Breweries Just Steps Away

Horizon Gifts

160 W Market St | horizongiftsandgames.square.site

Board Games for kids to adults including everything from Dungeons and Dragons to assorted dice. Locally made candles, teas, and soaps.Crystals, jewelry, and metaphysical.

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Alakazam Toys

165 S Main St #101 | alakazamtoys.com

Gray Axolotl Weighted Plus – $69.99

Star Wars Villainous – $49.99 (Slide 2) |Ukadelic Color Ukulele: UK – Taxicab – $39.99 (Slide 3)

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Green Hummingbird

320 S Main St | greenhummingbird.net

Jemma Tunic – $44

Daisy Wire Earrings – $13.50 (Slide 2)

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Blue Ridge Dog

115 W Water St | blueridge.dog

Toys and treats for your four-legged friends!

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Charlee Rose Boutique

165 S Main St #101 | shopcharleerose.com

Carefully curated gift bundles are perfect for sending as a pick me up, for a special occasion or just to let someone know you are thinking of them.

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Dart Resale & Trade

205 S Liberty St | dartresaleandtrade.com

Socks – $13

Fun New Socks to go with Dart’s unique secondhand shoes.

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Walkabout Outfitter

90 N Main St | walkaboutoutfitter.com

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 55L – $169

Hand Crafted Jewelry – $28.95+ (Slide 2)

 

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Ten Thousand Villages

181 S Main St | tenthousandvillages.com

Quilled paper ornaments – $10-15

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Glen’s Fair Price Store

227 North Main St | glensfairprice@aol.com

See Glen’s Fair Price Store, Harrisonburg’s Most Unusual Store, for all your holiday costume rentals that include – Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the Elf, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, and the Grinch.

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James McHone Jewelry

75 Court Square | mchonejewelry.com

Antique Platinum Sapphire & Double Diamond Ring $2900
Antique Platinum 2.13cttw Diamond Ring $9000
Antique Platinum Double Sapphire & Diamond Ring $4100

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Shop Small & Win Big!

We’re making shopping small even sweeter this holiday season! Save your holiday shopping receipts from Downtown Harrisonburg businesses, because on Small Business Saturday and during Winter Wonderfest we’re drawing two lucky winners to win big in downtown gift certificates and other prizes.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: