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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Published: Nov 3, 2022
Vivi on Verbeke Pottery

Shop small this holiday season and find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Our Holiday Gift Guide features everything from fashion to art to floral arrangements and more!

Amma Jo

Did you know that Harrisburg is home to fashion designer, Amma Jo’s showroom? Located in Strawberry Square, Amma Jo’s features expertly crafted Italian leather handbags, fabulous scarves, signature clutches and fashion jewelry.

Vivi on Verbeke

Vivi on Verbeke Gift Guide

Stop by master potter, Vivian Sterste’s shop, Vivi on Verbeke for one-of-a-kind pottery pieces that are sometimes inspired by local Harrisburg scenery. Her shop also features a wide assortment of homemade bath products including vegan and organic soaps, loaded loofahs and soap savers. You can also find fine art and photography prints here.

Paper Moon Flowers

If you want to send a stunning holiday floral arrangement, then you must stop by Paper Moon Flowers, located on 3rd Street in Midtown Harrisburg. They specialize in custom and high-end floral arrangements and holiday decorating. They even carry unique giftware, candles and more.

Midtown Dandy X Stash Vintage

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For the vintage loving heart, look no further than Midtown Dandy X Stash Vintage. Their brick and mortar at 11 S 3rd St., carries vintage clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry mostly from throughout the 40s/50s into the 90s. Sometimes you can even find house-ware items, plants, art, and other odds and ends. You can shop in person at the store or online!

Midtown Dandy: https://themidtowndandy.com/

Stash Vintage: https://www.stashhbg.com/

NuBorn Skin

With skin care being all the rage these days, someone on your list is sure to appreciate a coffee mint scrub or a black tea moisturizer from NuBorn Skin. These two popular items along with other products are available at their pop-up shop located within the Broad Street Market. You can even shop NuBorn Skin products online at www.nubornskincare.com. Bonus: While you are there browsing for a gift, you can treat yourself too, and grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors.

Nyeusi Gallery

Nyeusi Gallery is a Black owned and operated art gallery and media center showcasing original art. It opened in September 2021 and hosts not only local art but also art from places like Ghana, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Stop by to admire the different pieces, attend an art class, or purchase an item for a loved one on your holiday gift list. Check out their Facebook page to see what’s on sale!

Matangos Candies

Who doesn’t love a little something sweet? A local favorite, Matangos Candies makes the finest quality candy in the Harrisburg area since 1947. Some of their best sellers are Venetian Mints, Assorted Chocolates, Chocolate Covered Cherries and Figaro. Check out their website or visit their store at 1501 Catherine Street.  

Midtown Scholar

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For that bookworm on your holiday gift list, The Midtown Scholar is a must! With five floors of books, artwork, and historical prints you are sure to find something great whether it’s a rare first edition or a recent bestseller. You can even buy a gift card and let the recipient enjoy a day exploring the Scholar!

Other Unique Ideas

Explore the HBG Flea

Holiday Flea

Open every Saturday at Strawberry Square, the HBG Flea features over 60 local vendors selling a multitude of items. Their Holiday Flea will be held on December 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm. You are sure to find something unique for everyone on your list!

Night at the Theatre

Christmas Live Theatre

Harrisburg is host to some of the best theatre groups like Open Stage, Gamut Theatre and Theatre Harrisburg. They offer award-winning shows all year long for the whole family! Weather you are gifting to a couple or a family, tickets to shows from any of these theatres will make the perfect gift for anyone!

Midstate Distillery


Visit Harrisburg’s first distillery, Midstate Distillery, at 1817 North Cameron Street for unique, local spirits. The Distillery sells gift sets for even the pickiest Holiday shopper. From whiskey & rum to vodka and coffee liqueur, Midstate has something for almost everyone.  

For more ideas, visit our Shopping page! 

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Author: Syeda Tayyeba

Director of Marketing & Communications, ExploreHBG