Ohio | Shop Local Gift Guide, Columbus Inspired Gift Ideas

Columbus, OH, USA
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Hi, friends!

I wanted to share a shop local gift guide with all of you, because I have so many Columbus brands and places that I love! Hopefully some of these items/experiences in this guide will give you inspiration for any unique last minute gifts you might need!

& Don't forget to head over and enter my Shop Local Giveaway on my Instagram for a chance to win the bundle shown above! :)

My 2019 Shop Local Gift Guide
 {Columbus, Ohio}:

1. A Fair-Trade Jewelry Piece
QuiQuattro's Five in a Row Necklace - $49.99
A fair-trade jewelry piece from a local boutique is a special gift for a loved one and it also benefits a great cause! This one from QuiQuattro is a stunning statement piece! QuiQuattro is a women owned boutique that features female artisans from Turkey. They sell beautiful accessories and Turkish beach towels.

They have a surprise sale going on right now!
Buy any 3 items, get one jewelry item free! 

They also gave me a code for you guys to use:
to get 15% off any order 
valid until Dec.31st midnight EST

2.  French Market Bag
QuiQuattro's French Market Bag - $7.99
A French market bag is a useful gift for everyone on your list! You could even tuck other presents inside of it to save on wrapping. This is a great gift for the shoppers in your life! Columbus has a ton of great farmers markets, where this bag would come in handy at! A reusable market bag is a great eco-friendly gift option.

3. Gift-card To A Favorite Local Spot
Winan's | Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams | Stauf's Coffee
In my opinion, a gift-card to a favorite local coffee shop, or sweets shop is an unbeatable gift!
Who wouldn't want a few dedicated dollars to treat themselves with after Christmas! Winan's is my favorite local chocolate/treat shop. You have to try the raspberry milk chocolate truffle, the orange dark chocolate truffle, and the frozen hot chocolate! Jeni's has one-of-a-kind flavors and incredibly delicious ice-cream for the ice-cream lover on your list! Stauf's Coffee is a great option for your coffee queen/king! I've bought Fred a Stauf's Coffee gift-card before and he loved it.
P.S- Our 1st date was at Stauf's!

4. A Local Date Night, or Girls Night
Hotel Leveque, Franklin Park Conservatory, Mad River Mountain, The Candle Lab 
Fred's Uncle always gifts us with a thoughtful, local date night and it's always one of our favorite gifts! He's gotten us a gift-card to a movie theatre, a Franklin Park Conservatory membership, and a gift-card to Mad River Mountain! We've enjoyed those things so much that he's inspired me to gift other people with date nights! A planned out date night, or girls night out is a unique present that will be very memorable. A few of my favorite local ideas are: A night at Hotel Leveque, a membership to Franklin Park Conservatory, A Mad River Mountain Gift-card, and a gift certificate from The Candle Lab! 
5. Columbus Inspired Frames
Discount Glasses Westend Sunglasses Collection 
Discount Glasses has an entire glasses and sunglasses collection that is inspired by different areas in Columbus. I have multiple pairs from this collection, because I love them so much! 
I think picking someone a pair of sunglasses from one of their favorite places in Columbus is a cute and quirky gift!  

6. A Neutral Glam Holiday Clutch 
Kind Style Shop's Moxie Faux Leather Wristlet & Clutch
I think a holiday glam clutch is a classic, iconic Christmas gift. I would go for one in a neutral color, especially if you don't want to risk choosing one to match someone's personal style! This Moxie Faux Leather Clutch is from Kind Style Shop and it's the ultimate, universal clutch! It's also vegan, which is so amazing! Kind Style Shop has the best clutches, so you're sure to find a style there that love there!

7. Event Tickets   
Events & Things To Do | Eventbrite
Giving an experience as a gift is ALWAYS really special. I bought my mom concert tickets one year and she still talks about that gift and how much she loved it!
I've also bought Fred tickets before to local events and we've made some wonderful memories from those gifts. You can search on Eventbrite to get some ideas!
Think concerts, plays, sporting events, etc. :)

8. A Skincare Pamper Treatment
Face Forward Aesthetics Micro-Needling, Facial, Massage  
A spa treatment is a lovely gift if you're wanting to pamper a loved one! Fred got us a couples massage once and it was one of my favorite gifts EVER! If you know of a specific treatment someone you're buying for has been wanting then definitely gift that. However, if you don't know exactly what they would want, I think a facial, or a massage are pretty safe bets!

Do you have a favorite local-inspired gift idea?
Merry Shopping!


Christina xx

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