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Shop Small and Give Big in the Shenandoah Valley

November 21, 2017
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On the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (November 25) celebrates the consumer’s power to support small businesses and funnel retail dollars into local economies. Shop Small delivers Big on your shopping Small spree. For every $100 spent at a local business, $63 dollars stays in the community. Check out these don’t miss places to support the local community while finding unique gifts!

Winchester:

Winchester has a wonderful offering of local products, and Handworks Gallery cannot be missed! This shop’s motto is “Global Gifts for a Small Planet,” and these artisan gifts are the perfect solution for your holiday gift list. For Small Business Saturday, Handworks will be running a promo: For every $75 spent, get a $10 gift certificate to either keep or give away.

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Beautiful white copper and zinc bracelets that look like Sterling Silver but cost much less.

New Market/ Shenandoah County:

Enjoy refreshments, discounts, and customized gift ideas in New Market—and don’t forget to bring your sense of fun! To counteract the dreariness of Black Friday, the owner of Still River Days Antiques offers 10% off to anyone who comes in dressed in plaid. New Market is also conducting a food drive for the holidays, so if you bring in canned food you get 10% off your purchase.

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Antique 1800’s travel trunk found at Still River Days Antiques.

Luray:

Want a quaint and personal shopping experience? Stop by the Virginia Gift Shop located in Luray, VA. If you have a hard person to shop for, then this is the store for you. They have a huge selection of collectables and well-known goods, from jewels to wine and everything in between.Eat Drink Large

Harrisonburg:

Harrisonburg’s downtown has a lively local shopping scene, and this season the town is going above and beyond for Small Business Saturday! Enter the social media contest to win $100 in downtown dollars, then download a Downtown Harrisonburg Holiday Gift Guide for special gifts to watch out for this season!

Shop Small And Give Big In The Shenandoah Valley

Staunton:

Staunton offers a wide array of small shops and boutiques, and Pufferbellies Toys & Books downtown is a sure bet for making children’s eyes light up on Christmas morning. Inspire imagination and creation with Pufferbellies’ fabulous selection of games, toys, and kits. In addition, Staunton has a multitude of niche shops to satisfy anyone on your list, such as Staunton Trains & Hobbies, the American Shakespeare Center Shop, and Made: By the People, For the People.

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These Squishable avocados at Pufferbellies Toys & Books are too cute for words.

Augusta County:

The Factory Antique Mall offers the best of all shopping worlds – as both a mall and as a home to over 200 small business owners. Your choices of antique dealers are located in over 130,000 square feet and offer everything from vintage pie safes to old records to trendy shabby chic furniture to those Christmas gnomes you know you need!

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Waynesboro:

Shenandoah Valley Art Center promotes the visual arts year-round with its rotating exhibits, classes, and art shows—not to mention its charming gift shop. Exquisite jewelry, handmade pottery, and whimsical décor all come together in a tantalizing display that will make you want to buy one of each. All pieces are locally made, including the creative vases and teapots thrown by award-winning potter Jake Johnson of Make Waynesboro.

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Jake Johnson’s work on display at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro. Photo by Norm Shafer.

Lexington:

Be sure to stop by Pumpkinseeds on the corner of Washington and Main Streets, featuring the “Millinery de Rousselot” mural – the fictional hat store portrayed in the movie Sommersby. Festive flower boxes and a sign stating “Cutest Darn Store Ever” entice shoppers inside to discover fanciful finds for the body, home and garden. Be sure to reward yourself with a stop at a gourmet food shop such as Cocoa Mill Chocolates, Cheese to You and Sweet Things Ice Cream.

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