Shop Local this Holiday Season

Can you believe it? Holiday shopping is upon us! Shopping locally can be fun and beneficial for us all. Not to mention, you can usually find unique gifts for the most important people in your lives. To make your shopping easy, I’ve created a Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide – showcasing some of my favorite local makers, products, stores and events.

TSHIRT | Tru Man Brand

For the person in your life looking to express themselves in a fun and comfortable way, while looking stylish and unique – Tru Man Brand is for them. Bonus: Katie’s shirts are the softest EVER. If we’re being honest, I wear them every week!


Prices start at $15 and go up. On their website, you will find shirts for kiddos and adults.

This is the perfect Ohio holiday tee! OH what FUN! is designed on a unisex tri-blend raglan. Available in infant-adult sizes! $28 (adults) PS – HOW gorgeous is Katie, the owner!?!


Strong AF. The first of the many inspiring activewear selections they’ve got lined up for the bad@$$ woman in your life is finally here! Long-sleeved sweatshirt with ribbed cuffs and hem. The soft, breathable cotton blend will keep you warm and comfortable for day. This is seriously my FAVORITE sweatshirt. I would be lying if I didn’t say I wore it at least 3-5 times a week.

Strong AF – Ladies’ Sweatshirt | $ 38.00

HATS | Shelly Lou Lids

Hats range on average from $22 – $28.

Hand stitched, fun and unique hats! I love these hats. Not only are they very comfortable, there are so many great designs.
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TuBows is a children’s apparel and accessories brand that focuses on game day gear, state pride, and unique gear to dress up your littles. I know where I will be getting my nieces presents from!

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Clothe Ohio has been one of my favorite local brands for a long time. Born out of a desire to help the less fortunate in our great state, Clothe Ohio is a company that gives when you get. Combined with their love for producing comfy, artsy, yet fashionable Ohio apparel, donating clothing fuels their passion to give back. With each order placed, they will give a new t-shirt or sweatshirt to an Ohioan in need. How amazing is that? While I LOVE all of their clothes – I am focusing on their boutique line. It is my absolute favorite right now. Tip: Make sure to sign up for their emails. You’ll earn a $7 off coupon!

Ohio Stacked Women's Racerback Cropped Tank

Ohio Stacked Women’s Racerback Cropped Tank

Ohio Slide Pocket Women's Striped Shirt

Ohio Slide Pocket Women’s Striped Shirt

Small O H I O Circle (Black Ink) Women's Drift Eco-Gauze

Small O H I O Circle (Black Ink) Women’s Drift Eco-Gauze

Small Circle Ohio (White Ink) Tablet Sling Bag

Small Circle Ohio (White Ink) Tablet Sling Bag

Mid Westin Women's Flowy Side Slit Tank

Mid Westin Women’s Flowy Side Slit Tank

ART PRINTS | Natterdoodle

For the creative and upbeat person in your life, Natterdoodle has the perfect gift. She uses modern calligraphy to create beautiful, hand-written quotations, affirmation and sassy sayings on framable prints {and cards, tea towels, phone cases and more}.

Just try to get this song out of your head…. UNBREAKABLE! They alive, dammit! It’s a miracle! $16.99

This tea towel breaks down your real life food pyramid. $16.99

PLANTS | Planthropy

Coming  from her love of nature and the outdoors, Jessie creates the most gorgeous specialty succulent arrangements in up-cycled containers. Perfect for the nature loving person in your life.

Introducing their new Inca air plant collection. Natural elements, simple design, neutral colors and all hand made and hand painted. These 2″x2″x2″ cubes are intricate and packed with detail from the wood cube to the copper wire and accent bead. $22.00

The Unwind & Refresh gift box is curated with all of my favorite things that help me relax. This box features products that inspire relaxation and renewal. $56.00

WINE | Meza Wine Club

This is the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. Each month, they will have hand selected wine delivered to their front step (if they live in Westerville) or they can come and pick it up after the 15th of each month. It is a great way to learn more about wine! Each membership tier has different benefits (discounts on food, wine tastings and more).

If you are a Westerville resident, the wine is delivered right to the front door!


Price ranges from $30 – $60 per month

SALSA + LOLLIPOPS | Ridiculously Good Salsa

This is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone, especially me. Dad, are you reading this? This is the perfect stocking stuffer! If you haven’t had this salsa, be prepared. One container will not be enough. It is the most addicting salsa EVER. Literally a #chipmagnent. You could give this as a gift, stocking stuffer, party favor or bring it to the party – guarantee it’ll be a hit for everyone.

i suggest the cranberry margarita lollipop!

ACCESSORIES | Glitteracy Art & Design

For the fashionista, boss babe or just a lover of pins, Glitteracy has the perfect gift.


Pins $12 & Mug $20

CANDLES | Legacy Candle Co.

For the person who loves a great smelling house and also wants to make a difference – this is the perfect gift. Each of their candles are hand-poured with 100% soy wax which means your candle will burn longer and cleaner. By purchasing a candle from them, you will also be helping those who have been victims of human trafficking.

Depending on the size, prices range from $5 - $15.

Depending on the size, prices range from $5 – $15.

BARTENDER  | Root 23

For the bartender or cocktail enthusiast in your life, Root 23 provides handcrafted, all-natural, small batch simple syrups created with organic cane sugar & locally sourced ingredients. They can be used for cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks & cooking.

Individually they are $13.99. The 4-pack is $27.99.

Individually they are $13.99. The 4-pack is $27.99.


Don’t let your yoga lover get caught at class with a boring bag!  This bag holds a mat, keys, wallet- pretty much everything you need with you. All in one spot!


Yoga Mat Bag $29

TOUR Columbus Food Adventure

This is the perfect gift for the food lover. From their walking tour of the Short North Arts District, featuring artisan producers and the finest local cuisine to exploring the city’s colorful taco trucks, they offer something for everyone!
Depending on how many tours or which package you purchase, the price will range from $60 - $250. You can purchase the gift certificate off of their website.

Depending on how many tours or which package you purchase, the price will range from $60 – $250. You can purchase the gift certificate off of their website.

KEYCHAIN |  Daisy May Designs

This is the perfect gift for the stylish wanderlust. You pick the city and tassel color for this key chain. This is a great way to keep memories close by. You can choose their favorite vacation spot, home town, really any location in the world.

Key Chain Tassel $17

Key Chain Tassel $17

HOCKEY + ART LOVER  | Designs Entwined LLC

This is perfect for both the art and hockey lover. They’ll be able to cheer on the best time in the NHL with a Blue Jackets inspired Ohio string art. Perfect for the office, home, basement, kids room, etc.

Columbus Blue Jackets String Art, CBJ, Blue Jackets NHL. Each piece is handmade after your order is placed and ready to ship out in 1-2 weeks. PLEASE NOTE: processing times may be longer during peak holiday shopping months. $55.00

ADVENTURE | Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

 For the adventure seeker in your life, gift them the experience a thrilling, scenic Hocking Hills Zip line canopy tour adventure. Check out last visit here.


OLIVE OIL | Olivina 

They are Central Ohio’s premier destination for super premium olive oils and vinegars, endorsing a rich-food culture driven by promoting healthy eating, in-store education and community involvement. I love the huge selection of olive oils they have. For me, if I received a few oils + one of their delicious breads, I would be in heaven. Hint Hint if any of my family members are reading this. Perfect stocking stuffer, Dad! They even take the hard work out and have different gift baskets and sample packs put together in store, just waiting to be purchased!

This basket starts off with their 375ML Tuscan Herb Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil paired with a 200ML Traditional 18 Year aged balsamic, plus a great pasta and their Sicilian Spice Blend and a Lindor Truffle chocolate treat. Nothing says “love” than a home cooked meal with the most fresh ingredients around! $39.95

SAUCES | Bellisaris

Bellisaris gourment sauces are the perfect gift for the chef or food lover in your life. Each high-quality product is created with simple, yet bold flavors, along side few secret ingredients for a unique taste. They are also a great thing to have on hand for the upcoming holiday parties! If you check out their website, they have many recipes and instructions on how to use their sauces.


Individually the sauces are $7.99. They do offer gift baskets ranging in price from $40-$100.

CLEAN CAR  | Sudsmen Auto Detailing

This is perfect for anyone who loves a clean car, but, doesn’t have the time to drop it off! Besides doing an incredible job, making you feel like you have a brand new car, they COME TO YOU!!! Right now they have a wonderful special going on. You can get an entire minivan makeover for $179. Check their website for other pricing – it is quite affordable. They also have gift cards!

Events to Shop Local 

The holiday craft shows in Columbus are the perfect way to find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Plus, with everything being in one spot, you can get your holiday shopping will be a breeze.

Ohio Made Market | November 11th  | Join them for the 2nd Annual Holiday Market at the Hollywood Casino Event Center in Columbus, Ohio! The market features Ohio’s top talent in handmade products! You’ll want to #ShopLocal this Holiday season with over 100 phenomenal vendors. The event is FREE from 12PM – 7PM.

Holiday Fair – Craftin’ Outlaws | November 11 – 12| Join 100 Craftin’ Outlaws who will be taking over the Greater Columbus Convention Center with DIY attitude. Shop the best of handmade from vendors all over the midwest and find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Allow the spirit of the season and inspiration from our Outlaws to get you feeling creative with DIY experiences. ~ Make and Takes – create quick crafts ~ Workshops – get more hands on and learn a new skill. Sign up needed. Want to shop early and beat the crowds? Outlaw super fans can grab Early Bird tickets which offers hardcore shoppers handmade goods before the general public. Early Bird passes range from $15 – $25, and anyone purchasing Early Bird passes will receive a screen printed Outlaws tote by Alison Rose, complimentary coat check and coffee, plus the option of a handmade gift. General admission is FREE from 12PM – 6PM and is open to Outlaws of all ages. As always, enjoy a cash bar, grab lunch from the food court and support local charities through handmade raffles.

Friday Before Black Friday | November 17th | All your favorite local bosses and brands in one place to kick off shopping season. It’s your one stop Christmas shop and you won’t want to miss it. Head to old town Pickerington on Friday, November 17th from 3-8pm. Over 25 vendors, Star City Sliders food truck, sweets from Blystone Farm and a $100 visa raffle.

Not Your Mama’s BIG Holiday Craft Market  | November 18th | Loads of new amazing vendors plus all the ones you love to love! They’ll be serving up unique handmade items from 70+ Makers, along with food + drink, festive music, and much, much more. Grab your $10 Early Bird Pass here to get in one hour before the doors open to the public AND recieve a swag bag with your ticket! Swag bags will be chock full of handmade items donated by our awesome vendors and discount coupons to area shops and restaurants. Tickets are very limited so grab yours while you can! Admission from 2p-6p is FREE to all!

Made LOCAL Marketplace Holiday Show #2 | December 2 | Join Made LOCAL for the second of two Made LOCAL Marketplace Holiday Shows from 9am-4pm at Bridgewater Banquet Center and SHOP LOCAL from over 100 Ohio makers!!

Ohio Made Market: Last Chance Shoppe | December 16th  | Join the Ohio Made Market for the Last Minute Holiday Shop. This SMALL event will feature 10 handmade Ohio vendors in an environment where you can both drink local and shop local for those last minute gifts. Vendor list is coming! It will take place at Grove City Brewing Company.

Places to Shop Local 

If you don’t like shopping online or can’t make one of the shows, don’t worry – we have a few shops in Columbus that are filled with local, handmade products!

A Little Simplicity  | 53 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015

Celebrate Local | 3952 Townsfair Way, Columbus, OH 43219

Glean | 815 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Pure Roots Boutique |18 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081

Simply Vague | 5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd, Dublin, OH 43016

Simply Vague | 1500 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240

Storge | 94 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065

Wholly Craft  | 3515 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and remembers to shop LOCAL!

Image via Jasmine Dowling Instagram

PS – If you’re looking for a holiday outfit, check out The Gemma Shop  in Uptown Westerville. Have a party to attend? Make sure you head to The Blowdry Cafe for your hair and makeup. You won’t be disappointed in either!