The countdown clock to the holidays is ticking, and there’s a good chance you’re scrambling to get things done. When shopping for your loved ones, head to these local stops along the Made in Cbus Trail to find that perfect gift and earn stamps toward prizes of your own!
For the One with Ohio Pride:
Two go-to stops for all things Ohio are Easton’s Celebrate Local and Grandview’s State of Devotion, both of all of which offer Buckeye State -themed products ranging from clothing and handmade jewelry, to housewares and fine art. Web-based Clothe Ohio is another favorite for Ohio themed merch, and donates clothing to people in need with every order placed.
For the Homebody:
Your loved one will adore spicing up their living space with a unique re-purposed, handmade piece of décor from Fortin Ironworks, a new houseplant from STUMP Plants or a carefully-curated bouquet from Three Buds Flower Market. Add to the comforts of home with a personalized, custom-scented candle from The Candle Lab, or some natural skincare products from family-owned Glenn Avenue Soap Company
For the Adult Beverage Aficionado:
The makings for the perfect holiday cocktail can be found at Watershed Distillery, Middle West Spirits and High Bank Distillery, all of which offer fine bottled vodkas, gins and whiskeys of various flavors. For something even more unconventional, try one of Brothers Drake Meadery’s bottled meads.
While nothing’s better than a bottle for gifting, all previously listed locations also offer behind-the-scenes tours of their production facilities; another great idea for those who want to go beyond just the glass.
For the Handicrafts Hound:
The following shops all offer a bit of everything creative, quirky and unexpected. Short North’s Glean, Clintonville’s Wild Cat Gift & Party (formerly Wholly Craft!) and German Village’s Helen Winnemore’s and The Red Stable all exhibit works of local and global artists and crafters, with wide varieties of products that range from re-purposed antiques to pottery and home decor, clothing and accessories to paper goods, toys and fine art.
For the Fashionista:
As far as accessories go, jewelry is never a bad gift idea for the fashionable person in your life. Find that perfect handmade or vintage piece at Red Giraffe Designs, Peace Love Bling or The Smithery. Or join the cult following zerOz has created over their line of artist, inventor and designer-made ultra-thin wallets.
For the Health Nut:
Give your fitness-nut friend or family member the gift of good health in the fresh, unique form of a juice cleanse system from Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe or Native Cold Pressed– just in time for those New Year’s resolutions.
What’s a gift without a card? Head to Igloo Letterpress for dozens of unique handmade gift tags and greeting cards to add some artistic personalization to your giving.
For more info on the Made in Cbus Trail visit madeincbustrail.com, and don't forget to grab your official booklet to collect stamps at the above stops to earn prizes!