A Shopper’s Guide to Uncovering Local Treasures and Unique Finds This Season
Dive into the magic of holiday shopping in Harrisonburg this season, where the downtown district boasts over 50 locally owned retailers, boutiques, and galleries waiting to be explored! Discover two bustling indoor markets, Shops @ Agora and the Liberty St. Mercantile, and navigate through an array of shops scattered across the heart of the city. Each store is a treasure trove of unique finds, carefully curated or handcrafted by local artisans and business owners. From outdoor recreation stores to vintage boutiques, fair trade markets to jewelry shops, bookstores to clothing stores, and everything in between, Harrisonburg offers a plethora of options. The city is a haven for those seeking truly one-of-a-kind gifts, with specialty shops catering to diverse tastes, including children’s stores, self-care boutiques, sustainably focused outlets, flower shops, and art galleries.
Just a short 10-minute drive from downtown, Snow and Ice Christmas and Gift Store stands out as one of the top year-round Christmas Stores in the United States, recognized by Country Living Magazine. Specializing in gifts and decor for all seasons, along with everything Christmas, they offer hard-to-find and high-quality items for your home and business. A must-visit destination for those seeking unique and festive treasures, the store is conveniently located for holiday shoppers.
During December, Makers Markets add an extra layer of excitement, creating pop-up opportunities to discover even more locally made goods. To assist shoppers in finding the perfect gifts, Downtown Harrisonburg provides a comprehensive gift guide and the Harrisonburg Handmade Gift Guide showcases the talents of local makers and artists, offering unique and thoughtful gift ideas. Whether exploring the downtown district or attending one of the Makers Markets, holiday shoppers in Harrisonburg are sure to find something special for everyone on their list.
Fair Trade Stores
- Elk Run Mining Co.
- Got Rocks Jewelry
- HUGO KOHL Jewelry Boutique & Workshop
- James McHone Antique Jewelry
Outdoor Recreation Stores
- Blue Ridge Dog
- Gadget Town
- Gamer Oasis
- Rocktown Yarn
- Snow and Ice Christmas and Gift Store
- The Tuning Fork Repair
- University Outfitter
- Wonder Skate Shop