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Harrisburg's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Published: Oct 29, 2021
Harrisburg Christmas Present

Looking for gift ideas this Holiday Season? You might be surprised at the unique, memorable gifts you can put together by shopping in Harrisburg.  Not only can you find one-of-a-kind creations, Harrisburg is also home to lots of events and experiences that would make fantastic gift ideas. Here are just a few ideas to get your holiday shopping list started:


Artisan Jewelry, Paintings & Sewn Goods

For a truly one-of-a-kind piece, visit the 36 artists' studios and gift shop at the Millworks. In fact, with a full restaurant, brewery and outdoor courtyard, this might be the most enjoyable evening of shopping you have all season. Grab a bite to eat before exploring the artists' studios where you can shop for pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry, portraits, sewn goods, and more!

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Garden-Grown Bath Products

Stop by Vivi on Verbeke for a wide assortment of garden-grown bath products, including loofah's, handmade soaps, shower products, and more. Owner Vivi is also a master potter and her shop is filled with stunning pottery available for sale or custom order. Vivi even created custom gift baskets with a curbside pick-up option for those with busy schedules.


Floral Arrangements & Holiday Decor

If you are looking to send a stunning holiday floral arrangement, look no further than Paper Moon Flowers, located on 3rd Street in Midtown Harrisburg. Specializing in custom and high style floral arrangements & Holiday decorating, their beautiful storefront is also known for unique giftware, candles and a collection of vintage items. 

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Locally Sourced, Small Batch Spirits

At Midstate Distillery in Harrisburg, you can stop in for a free tasting and put together your own basket of small batch spirits. From Whiskey, & Rum, to Vodka & Coffee Liqueur, Midstate has something for almost everyone. Best of all, if you stop by during Harrisburg's 3rd in the Burg Gallery Walk (held every 3rd Friday of the month) you can enjoy 10% off all bottle purchases.

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A Night at the Theatre

Theatre tickets make wonderful holiday gifts, and Harrisburg is home to several amazing local theatres. 

  • Gamut Theatre Group has been delighting adults and children alike for 27 years! They offer a delightful mixture of Shakespeare & modern works for adults, while their Popcorn Hat Players perform children's tales that make for a perfect family outing. Check out their performance schedule here, or purchase a gift card so your loved ones can pick a showtime themselves.
     
  • Theatre Harrisburg is one of the oldest continually operating community theatres in the entire country, and each year they bring classic tales to life on the beautiful Whitaker Center Stage in downtown Harrisburg. Their winter performance for 2022 will be The Secret Garden and tickets are now available.
     
  • If you are looking for a Holiday comedy, you won't want to miss Open Stage's adults-only performance of Who's Holiday, the story of a grown Cindy Lou Who as she recalls the night she met the Grinch. Open Stage will also be home to "A Christmas Carol" in December, Rock/Musical in January, and the Mad Ones in February & March. Tickets make a great Holiday gift, while also supporting the local theatre community.
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Author: Devan Drabik

Devan was the Director was the Marketing and Communications for ExploreHBG from 2018-2021, and today serves as a guest contributor.