2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Looking to give that perfect gift that supports your local community? As we were doing some of our own last minute holiday shopping, we asked you for some of your favorite local businesses to support. These are in no particular order, but here are some of the best local gift ideas in Columbus!
1. Watershed Distillery (Prices Vary): https://www.watersheddistillery.com/distillery/
Looking for a gift they won’t return? Watershed Distillery is open for business for all your last minute holiday needs. They have something for everyone and there’s still time to snag a bottle of their limited seasonal offering, Bourcino. Are you done shopping? Then go relax with a drink and a nosh in Watershed Kitchen + Bar, one of Columbus’ top restaurant and cocktail bars.
2. Fruit Symphony: https://www.fruitsymphonyjams.com/
Is a husband and wife team from here in Columbus that make some of the best jam around. They also work with local farmers for their ingredients as well as using local distrillies for their alcohol infused jam.
Thinking beyond single flavors, they began to compose "symphonic" combinations of fruits. Whether enjoyed straight from the jar, or paired with your favorite baked good or main dish, their jam and marmalade will make your taste buds drool for an encore!
3. Ohio True Joggers ($45 and C-BUS Shirt $25): https://ohiotrue.com/
One of our favorite local t-shirt shops! However, they are so much more than just t-shirts. They have everything from joggers, baby onesies, to custom items to best fit your loved ones. Their shirts are made with a super soft poly/cotton blend and are great for lounging during the holiday break.
4. Franklin Morrow Socks ($9.99): https://www.franklinmorrow.com/
I admit we are a little biased on this one, but what would a holiday gift list be without everyone’s favorite holiday gift? Socks! I highly recommend buying your friends and family a pair of our new athletic socks.
5. Oakmond Design (pricing varies): https://www.oakmonddesign.com/
I fell in love with the work being done at Oakmond Design at the Dublin Market this summer. When exploring their booth you could see the care and detail that went into each of their custom designs. They have so many options available to customize the perfect piece for anyone. I highly recommend talking to their team for your next statement piece in your home or office.
6. Roosevelt Coffee/Roosevelt Coffee Roasters (Starting at $15): https://roosevelt.coffee/
I mean who doesn’t like coffee? Their winter blend is the perfect morning cup this holiday season. While you are shopping their amazing selection of coffee, take the time to visit their merchandise store and support a great cause.
7. La Dolce Nola: https://la-dolce-nola.myshopify.com/
La Dolce Nola started with a family passionate about granola and high quality ingredients gifting hand made granola to friends and family. The name is actually from their two year old calling it ‘nola. The name stuck, the gifts were a hit, and requests for more did not stop and so their company, La Dolce ‘Nola, was born! Their granola is artisan and small batch. They make it all by hand in small quantities which means they don't cut corners in sourcing ingredients or creating their products.
8.Cover to Cover (Prices Vary): https://www.covertocoverchildrensbooks.com/
As someone who just had my first child, this is the perfect gift for anyone shopping for me. Cover to Cover bookstore was first opened in 1980 by teacher Sally Oddi. Her store in Clintonville earned a reputation as the place to go for children, parents and teachers for classic children's literature and the best of what's new. You can either shop online or check out their location on Arlington Avenue in Columbus.
9. The Seasoned Farmhouse (Cooking Classes Starting at $75) : https://theseasonedfarmhouse.com/
Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves to cook, is trying to become a better cook, or even someone that wants a good date night idea. Look no further than the Seasoned Farmhouse. The Seasoned Farmhouse is a place that features our local farmers and artisans, as well as talented local instructors who are coming together to share their love of cooking with you.
10. Pursuit (Suits Starting at $349): https://www.pursuityourself.com/
Once again I'm biased here. Pursuit fitted me for my wedding tux and made the whole experience easy and fun. Their experts get to know you and tailor the experience to your needs. From there they can simplify your choices and offer the appropriate level of approachable advice to be sure you feel comfortable with your decision. With suits starting at $349 they don't believe a great experience needs to come with a luxury price tag. If you are looking to step up your suit game or have a wedding coming up then look no further than Pursuit.
11. Vincent & West (Prices Vary Dependent on Customization): https://vincentandwest.com/
This is another great suit company in Columbus. Vincent & West offers completely personalized suits and tuxedos to sports coats, dress shirts and golf trousers, we use the most beautiful Italian fabrics from mills including Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana, Scabal, Guabello, and Vitale Barberis Canonico. They offer so many features that they guarantee no two Vincent & West suits are ever created the same. From full handmade suits, to unlined or unconstructed jackets, hand finished pick stitching, custom linings, built in pocket squares along with hundreds of fabrics to choose from.
12. Boozy Bakes (Starting at $9): https://www.boozybakesohio.com/
This drunken Ginger Bread Man boozy cup cake is amazing! Bring this to your holiday party for everyone to enjoy. Boozy Bakes specializes in cocktail-inspired and alcohol-infused cupcakes. Because what’s better than whiskey in your frosting? Maybe tequila...or vodka...or champagne...Their treats are sure to add an element of creativity to every occasion - and they bring a bit of deliciousness to any day.
13. Scioto Made (Tree Trucker Hat $28): https://sciotomade.com/
Scioto Made is a great local company supporting local artists. If you follow my instagram you’ll likely see me wearing this exact hat. This is the perfect store for all the outdoor fans in your life. They have so many items to choose from. Mens and Womens apparel, wallets, candles, and soaps.
14. Glenn Avenue Soap Company (Activated Charcoal Bar Soap $8) : https://www.glennavesoap.com/
The Glenn Avenue Soap Company is more than its name. They have everything from your bar soaps, soap dispensers, body lotions, bath bombs, and even insect repellant. This is a great gift for that individual who enjoys relaxing or a great quality soap at an affordable price.
15. Hope and Light Candle Company ($10): https://www.hopeandlightcandleco.com/
These candles are hand poured here in Columbus, Ohio and made with you in mind. They are a conscious maker with all of their candles being made with sustainable materials. Their candles are made with natural coconut wax and a small amount of soy. These candles also come at an affordable price and make a great stocking stuffer.
16.Culebra Cigars (Prices Vary): https://culebracigars.net/
If you are like me you always have a few cigar lovers in your life. If you love a good conversation with someone who is knowledgeable about cigars and wants to make sure you pick the right cigar, then take yourself to Culebra Cigars. They have a style and price of cigar for every cigar smoker on your list.
17.Brick House Blue (Starting at $25)
This is a great gift for the entrepreneur or small business owner in your life. The Brick House Blue space is one of the most creative co-working spaces I've ever seen. Their team makes you feel right at home and provide you with more amenities than you could ever dream of. Have I mentioned they have beer on tap? Well they do! Head over to their website to schedule your visit or start your membership today.