Lifestyle | My Shop Local Gift Guide + Ohio Holiday Gift Release Party

Hi, friends!

A few weeks ago, Fred and I attended the second Ohio Creative Collective's Holiday Gift Release Party. We had such a good time last year that it became an event we looked forward to all year. It's so fun to see all of the local gifts that are out for the holiday season and to meet up with inspiring creatives in the area. I always leave feeling inspired!

 Keep scrollin' for some snapshots of the event!

I love reading gift guide posts. This year I've found some great inspiration for my holiday shopping from gift guides! I also think it's important to support local businesses, especially this time of year! There's a lot of talent and creativity in our area and I want to share some of my holiday finds with my fellow Ohioans and all my friends across the globe. Hopefully you'll be inspired in some way by my little gift guide. Whether you go pick up some of these items as a local, or you finally think of the perfect gift for someone left on your list. The guide includes a few of my favorites items from the Ohio Holiday Release Party. I think all of the items listed would make awesome gifts for anyone on your Christmas list and you might find a few things for your wishlist as well!

My Shop Local Gift Guide

For the bestie:
1. Spirit Infused Lollipop | $3.99
I think these little spirit infused lollipops are such a fun gift item! They'd be perfect as a little stocking stuffer or a gift topper. I know all of my friends would really love to get one of these. Also, they have adorable drink flavors. I gave my sister-in-law the Cranberry Margarita flavor this year! 
*A gift for adults 21+!

These treats are by Lollipop Lush and you can find them at Deja Vu Boutique located in Grove City, Ohio. 

2. Lumberjack Pot Holder | $12
I think these pot holders with different types of guys on them are such funny gift to give your besties!  (Especially for the gal that has a type she's always crushes on) The lumberjack is my favorite and I feel like he's a festive option with all those pine trees in the background.

You can find them here from Kuddle Bumz.

3. Jingle Ladies Dish Towel | $16.99
The minute I saw these dish towels, I immediately thought of my best friends! My 2 favorites are:
1. All My Jingle Ladies and 2. Sleigh My Name ... of course all of the ones that reference Beyonce. This would be such an adorable, festive little gift to dress up your friend's kitchen!

You can find them here from Natter Doodle.

For the foodie/hostess: 
1. The Cheesecake Girl Cheesecake | $40
The Cheesecake Girl has a lot of different options for cheesecake flavors and sizes! I would love to get a festive cheesecake for Christmas. I think it's a great gift option to give a family to enjoy or to give a treat loving person or couple! I've had the pumpkin cheesecake and let me tell ya, it's super delicious. The crust is salty-sweet and I love a bit of salt in my desserts. 

You can see the full menu of flavors and pricing here from The Cheesecake Girl.

2. Salsa Party Pack | $21
I think a salsa party pack is a great gift to bring to a holiday party, or to gift your host/hostess with. These salsas really are ridiculously good! I've tried some of the flavors and I know they'd be a big hit at our holiday gatherings. 

You can buy it here from Ridiculously Good Salsa.

3. Holiday Barn Box | $100
This is like the ultimate holiday gift pack of appetizers and treats. Bleu & Fig has never disappointed with their food! I've enjoyed everything I've ever sampled there. I love the chai cookies and Fred really loves the brown sugar candied bacon. I think of my parents and my in-laws with this box! I think they'd really like to receive this over the holidays.

You can buy it here from Bleu & Fig.

For the adventurer: 
1. Adventure Print | $16.99
Fred and I have this print and we absolutely love it! It's such a perfect gift for someone who likes to travel or likes the wanderlust style!

You can buy it here from Natter Doodle.

2. City Skyline Framed Burlap Print | $48
This is such a cool gift idea! A framed city skyline could be a great present for families, for newly married couples, for someone who recently moved, or someone who just really loves their city!

You can get it here from InkandCoMadeinOhio.

3. Custom Map Skeleton Key Necklace | $32
I would personally love to have a key necklace of my favorite cities! I think this is a really unique gift to give someone of a city that holds special meaning to them. It would be great for graduates who are moving away and it would also be a good gift for brides-to-be of the city they met their significant other in!

You can find it here from DaisyMaeDesignsShop.

For the one with everything:
1. DIY String Art Kit | $25+
This would make the perfect gift for any DIY-er in your life! Just pick a design that they'd enjoy and you'd be giving them the experience of making it and having a piece of art that they love. 

You can find the DIY string art kits and other string art here from DesignsEntwinedLLC Etsy shop.

2. Workshop to make 4 amazing holiday blends | $25
I think this is a super unique idea! If you know someone that likes organic beauty and/or essential oils, they might really enjoy this. It would also be a fun experience to make the blends!

You can make and take home 4 amazing blends with Peppermint and Grapefruit.

3. Diffusing Pendants & Stones | $3+
I fell in love with this diffusing pendant! I've never seen a necklace like this. I would be so happy if I received this as a gift. 

You can find diffusing pendants and other oils here from the Second Nature Artisan Etsy shop.

For the mama bear:

1. OH So Good Sweatshirt | $35
What mama wouldn't want a new cute + cozy sweatshirt to live in?! Especially one that reps the buckeye state.

You can find this here from TRU MAN BRAND apparel.

2. OH What Fun Matching Tees | $17
I love matching outfits soo much! If Fred and I have kids, our family will have matching outfits! Especially around the holidays, I would want us all to match. These matching tees would be fun for the whole family and could double as pj's!

You can find them here from TRU MAN BRAND apparel.

3. Dog Collar Bow Tie | $16
Pup mamas are still mamas! I know a lot of pup mamas so I had to include this item! These bow ties for collars are so dapper and precious. This is the perfect present for a chic little fam.

You can get this here from the MarloAnnsBoutique Etsy shop.
Ohio Holiday Gift Release Party 2017

The event was held at Bleu & Fig and their food never disappoints! I loved the chai cookies and Fred really liked the brown sugar candied bacon. I'm so glad that I got to connect with local vendors and I'm excited to announce that I will have a Shop Local Holiday giveaway on my Instagram page very soon!!! So be sure to follow me there if you haven't already. The giveaway has some of my favorite items in it, you won't want to miss it! 

& Here is the full OCC Holiday Gift Guide 2017 if you're curious. It has some other awesome gift ideas for you!
Happy Shopping!


Christina xx

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