43 Places to Shop Local for Your Last-Minute Gifts

Do you have some last-minute gifts you need to buy before Christmas? Is that one particular person on your list proving to be difficult to buy for again this year? Or maybe the list of people to buy for is still very (embarrassingly) lengthy. Never fear! We’ve compiled a categorized list of 43 local shops that would be happy to help you out with the outstanding balance on your Christmas list.

When you shop local, you not only get a great gift for the person on your list, but you also make your fellow Harrisonburg-resident (who owns the store) happy, and you give to the Harrisonburg economy, which in turn gives back to you by making this an even better place to live. Seems like everybody in that situation is a winner. So….happy shopping!

Harrisonburg Shop Local
Source: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce

Artisan Gifts

SoLace Studios – fine handcrafts, unique gifts, and marbled artwear

Artisans’ Hope – global, cultural gifts from fair trade sources

Oasis Fine Art & Craft – art and crafts made my local artists and artisans

You Made It! – personalize your own piece of pottery or fused glass

Ten Thousand Villages – artisan crafted home decor, personal accessories, and gift items from around the world

Larkin Arts – artwork by local artists and fine art supplies


Green Hummingbird Fair Trade Clothing – local, domestic, and international women’s clothing from fair trade sources

The Yellow Button – “Harrisonburg’s clothing boutique for those that want to express themselves with their clothing and accessories”

Bluetique Cheap Chic – “Trendy and affordable clothing and accessories for gameday and everyday”


Elk Run Mining Company – Virginia gem stones that are mined, cut, polished, and placed in handmade settings by the owner

Hugo Kohl – vintage filigree rings and jewelry made using antique equipment

Outdoor Activities Equipment

Walkabout Outfitter – outdoor clothing and gear

The Runner’s Corner – running shoes, apparel, and accessories

Rocktown Bicycles – “offers quality service and great products from top-notch companies”

Shenandoah Bicycle Company – “dedicated to supporting cyclists of all levels by providing the highest quality service, products, and experience”


Patchwork Plus – fabrics, gift cards, kits, and patterns for all your quilting needs

Virginia Quilt Museum – the gift store offers “an ever changing array of beautiful gifts for the quilter in your life”


Hometown Music – guitars, amps, drums, ukuleles, keyboards, and musical instrument accessories

Health & Wellness

Kate’s Natural Products – natural health store carrying foods, supplements, and beauty products

White Oak Lavender Farm – lavender-based soaps, lotions, creams, and aromatherapy made from lavender grown locally, on-site

The Isle Co. – a candle and bath & body retail store

Food & Drink

Friendly City Food Co-op – healthy, organic meats and produce grown by farmers in the Shenandoah Valley

Greenberry’s Coffee Co. – coffee, merchandise, gift cards, tea, and gift boxes

Grandma’s Pantry – bulk foods

The Country Canner – locally homemade and handmade canned goods

Three Brothers Brewery – local brews

Bluestone Vineyard – locally produced wine

Downtown Wine & Gourmet – wines, craft beers, homebrew equipment, foods, chocolates, and gift baskets

Vintage Wines – wine, beer, gourmet, and collectibles

Also, be sure to check out all the Harrisonburg restaurants for gift cards for your “foodie” friends.

Local Gifts & Souvenirs

The Heritage Museum – gifts and books reflecting local history

Rocktown Gift Shoppe – local gifts and souvenirs


Blue Ridge Dog – dog supplies and treats

Home Decor

Snow & Ice – Christmas and seasonal decor

Shabby Love – upcycled, vintage, handmade, and reclaimed home decor and furniture

The Lady Jane Shop – vintage home decor

Zola’s – silk floral arrangements, home decor, bath and body items, jewelry, and scarves


Explore More Discovery Museum – educational toys and games

Timeless Toys – “specialty toy store where imagination is key to learning”


Kitchen Kupboard – “everything you need for the kitchen”


Glen’s Fair Price Store – “everything from costumes to cameras”

Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shops – from jewelry, to clothing, to furniture

Gift & Thrift Shop – good quality used items

Shenandoah Heritage Market – contains a variety of stores selling everything from antiques, to toys, to souvenirs

About Emily Marsh

Emily takes impressive photos, interviews interesting locals, and keeps things organized for Harrisonblog. She also works on special marketing projects, transaction management, and event management for The Harrisonburg Homes Team. Emily loves dogs, her friends and family, dancing, and getting outdoors.