Harrisonburg’s unique shops, independent retailers, and small businesses offer personalized, one-of-a-kind gifts that can’t be found anywhere else. From jewelry and pottery to culinary delights, many of the materials and ingredients in these items have roots in the Valley and tell a story about the businesses and people that reside here. When you take one of these gifts home with you, you will be bringing with you the memories, connections, and experiences you had while visiting Harrisonburg, VA.

Waxed Canvas Bags


When Paul Hansbarger and his wife, Jessica, were expecting their first child, Jessica asked him if he would create a functional, practical diaper bag. Requests came pouring in from friends and family for a bag of their own and Lineage was born. The retail space and workshop in historic Agora Downtown Market now offers high quality waxed canvas bags made from durable, time tested materials such as water repellent canvas and vegetable tanned leather. Each bag is named for a river that flows through the state of Virginia, with the exception of the Mountain Laurel, which is named for Paul’s daughter. 


Soy Waxed Candles


Lineage also provides an offering of candles and room sprays, with unmistakably familiar, remarkable fragrances. These candles ignite memories of warm campfires, lush leafy forests, and crisp walks in the woods. All candles are poured in small batches and stored in amber low ball glasses and with kraft paper lids. 


Craft Beer

Brothers Craft Brewing, Friendly Fermenter, Pale Fire Brewing Co., Restless Moons Brewing Co., Three Notch’d Brewing Company

From home brew inspired beers to meticulously crafted mainstays, Harrisonburg’s five craft breweries offer some of the best brews in the nation. Award winning flagships and seasonals are made fresh on site. A continually changing tap list and locally sourced ingredients add variety to the flavors that you can bring home to share with your kin.


Apple-achian Cider

Sage Bird Ciderworks

Zack and Amberlee Carlson began experimenting with cider in their tiny apartment on Gay Street. Eventually, their hard work, passion, and countless hours of perfecting their craft led to the opening of Harrisonburg’s first cidery in 2020. Their handcrafted hard cider is sourced from 12 varieties of locally grown Virginia apples. Varieties such as Dry River Reserve, Sweet Shenandoah, and Rocktown Light honor the mountains and rivers surrounding the Friendly City and are sure to please any palate. Travelers and growlers are available for purchase in the taproom. 


Personalized Puppy Bowl 

Ros O’Brien Ceramics

Potter and artist Rosalind O’Brien is inspired by nature. With her rolling pin and home kiln, her work has a way of effortlessly bringing a piece of the natural world into our lives.These custom puppy and kitty bowls are no exception, with warm, organic and peaceful tones that evoke memories of spring flowers and summer sunsets. They are made to order and made to last, formed from thick, sturdy slabs and shaped into deep curved rims. A range of sizes is available to accommodate the size and appetite of your pet. You can also customize your bowl with your choice of texture, glaze, pawprints, or swirls. 

All gifts will be shipped with recyclable, biodegradable packaging or can be picked up at The Lady Jane store downtown. 


Gift of Clean Beauty


withSimplicity began with owner Irina Dovganetskiy’s desire to create clean beauty products that were safe to use for her and her family. The bath bombs, shower steamers, hand balm and lip masks available in their holiday collection are made from the cleanest, purest of ingredients and wrapped in recyclable packaging. Their 12 Days of Beauty Box is the gift that keeps on giving, with one small box of limited edition, best selling or new withSimplicity items for each day of the advent.


You Child’s Art into Jewelry

Hugo Kohl

Hugo Kohl’s offering of exquisite, timeless jewelry and vintage period pieces have delighted customers for years. Now, you can turn your child’s art into a beautiful and lasting piece of jewelry through these simple wax strip kits. One kit will allow your child to fashion a ring, pendant, or other item of their own imagination that can then be sent back to the jewelry store and cast into sterling silver. The piece of jewelry will then be returned to you in a gift box, ready to gift to any parent, grand parent or loved one. 


Fine Art and Craft

OASIS Fine Art and Craft

OASIS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit selling fine art and contemporary crafts created by 35 Shenandoah Valley artists and artisans. The quality and diversity of these artists’ pieces have delighted visitors and brought colorful design into their homes. A myriad of items including jewelry, pottery, glasswork, paintings and photography are available in store, and a limited selection online. 


Virginia Gemstone Jewelry

Elk Run Mining Company

The earrings, necklaces, and rings found at Elk Run Mining Company cannot be found anywhere else in this world. Each gem is cut, mined and polished by Stuart Mercer and shaped into stunning cabochons. Brilliant gems sourced from throughout the state of Virginia yield one-of-a-kind jewelry set in sterling silver or 18k gold.


Locally Roasted Coffee

Merge Coffee Co.

Cousins Darryl and Charles Matthews merged their lives and their friendship into a business that produces responsibly sourced, award winning coffee. Their passion for providing customers with stellar culinary experiences has led them to roast each batch on site, ensuring the freshest, richest taste possible. Each of their varieties are available in 12 oz bags for sale online or in one of their two locations.


Customized Treat Box 

Blue Ridge Dog

This customized treat box from Blue Ridge Dog is full of silly surprises for your furry best friend. Homemade and hand-decorated dog treats are cut into fun holiday shapes and wrapped up with a bell and a bow. Past designs have included snowmen, snowflakes, ornaments, stockings and reindeer. One very special cookie will be frosted with your pup’s name on it. Your dog will be bouncing with joy at the sight of these delectable dog treats.


These are just a sampling of the unique gifts that Harrisonburg has to offer. Click here for a full listing of businesses and attractions.