When it comes to supporting local I am ALL about it, and with the holidays upon us, there’s no better time to support Cincinnati's local businesses! Here is the ultimate guide to shopping local this holiday season at some of my favorite places in and around town. With the variety of local shops featured you are guaranteed to find something for everyone, even those that are hardest to shop for, on your holiday shopping list!
Did you know for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $73 remains in the local economy? Your dollars stay in the community. These business owners appreciate YOU and are thankful for your business because it makes a difference. Tell people where you shopped, spread the word and encourage others to go there. Bonus, no shipping delays! But seriously, think about the meaning behind giving a gift and how great of a feeling it is to see the person receiving it light up with excitement.
Head out to the locally owned shops in your area, walk around, take it all in. Have some fun! Grab a coffee from the local coffee shop, make a day of it and enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants while you are in the area. Impressed by what’s on the menu? Show your support by purchasing a gift card for a friend or teacher gift.
Shop Local Businesses in Hyde Park & Mt Lookout
A women's contemporary boutique that has been curating beautiful clothing, shoes and accessories since 2002. They provide customers with access to the latest looks from top fashion houses as well excellent customer service in order make your experience one you'll never forget!
This soho style boutique is combining luxury with sustainability and is a one of a kind experience in the Queen City. With big names like Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Marc Jacobs and a large selection of bags, wallets, and other accessories this is the perfect place to purchase a nice gift or treat yourself!
Find the perfect gift for any occasion with their wide selection of handmade jewelry, scarves, and accessories.
Welcome to the most modern boutique in town! Your little ones will love browsing around the store with its fun, colorful design. They have only designer clothes and shoes for infants & children so you can be sure they're going look great no matter what their style preference may be.
A unique gift shop boutique located on Michigan Avenue just off of Hyde Park Square behind the fire department. They have gifts for all occasions that will make a distinctive statement about how much you care.
Cincinnati's premier sneaker and clothing shop. Offering you the best brands and customer service that is next to none.
Shop Local Businesses in Oakley
This gem is located in the heart of Oakley Square and has been the place to get toys in Cincinnati for the last 35+ years.
Designs that keep your feet on the ground and head in the clouds. Explore our collection of modern, handmade, and ethically sourced pieces to obsess about.
A children and baby clothing store located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shop our playful, fun and comfortable clothing & accessories!
A clothing and gift boutique in the heart of Oakley (and now online) for women of all ages to find unique, high-end fashion at affordable prices. We provide an unmatched friendly, helpful, and inspiring shopping experience.
Offering carefully selected everyday wear clothing, handmade jewelry, leather goods, and small gift items.
Shop Local Businesses in Madeira
Camargo Trading is a specialty boutique in Madeira unlike any other. We have modern, elegant gifts for every occasion, at every price point.
Featuring the best selection of gifts for every occasion, including stationery, paper goods, invitations, and more.
Elevated yet approachable. A curated clothing store for women filled with fashion-forward clothing, shoes, accessories, and gifts.
Clothing, jewelry, accessories, spa & gifts, for women of all ages.
Offer a unique shopping experience for women, as we are three independent businesses working “cooperatively together” to provide on-trend, fun, and quality women’s fashion, wellness wear, shoes, accessories, and home.
Shop Local Businesses in Downtown Cincinnati & OTR
Founded in 2007, HOMAGE turns back the clock with shout-outs to eclectic moments and personalities in sports, music, politics, and popular culture through clothing.
Creating hand-poured candles in over 120 unique fragrances, and are made using natural soy wax, pure fragrance oils, and cotton paper wicks for a candle that is long-lasting, clean burning, and true to scent.
Kismet is a fated destination for shoppers, effortlessly connecting them to what they are looking for. With it’s youthful, fresh, and sweet spirit, Kismet stands as our connection to what is current and holds close a fierce sense of sisterhood.
A fashion boutique in Cincinnati, OH for women and men that mixes classic pieces with a little edge. We carry brands like Ganni, AG, Closed, Jenny Bird, Intentionally Blank, and more. We focus on building our clients’ personal style with curated items that highlight each person.
Find the perfect Cincinnati gift for your special someone this holiday season!
From Rookwood Heritage Beer Mugs to Cincinnati Skyline Ornaments, Rookwood Pottery has so many options for the Queen City fan in your life. Find a special Cincy gift today! Give the gift of art.
Cincinnati's oldest and largest sporting goods store, offering a full line of team sporting goods products.
Shop Local Businesses in Loveland
A highly curated collection of local and global brands for all. Deeply rooted in the mission of supporting the communities we live and play in.
We sell women's clothing & accessories, shoes, jewelry, home decor & giftware.
Cincinnati-based new and used record store in downtown Loveland, OH!
Featuring unique home decor and accessories to make your haven inviting and beautiful. stop by and check us out! we are located in the heart of historic downtown Loveland.
Nice little gift shop with an assortment of unique gifts. · Such an adorable store with excellent gifts and great people.
*** Consider giving these wonderful local shops a follow on social media to learn more about their products and to see all the deals and goodies they have in-store!
As you can see, there are so many unique, lovely, and affordable shops right here in Cincinnati that will have something for everyone on your list. I don't know about you, but for me, there’s something about walking into a store, talking to the people that work there or others shopping, holding what you are buying and really putting thought into your purchase, plus knowing exactly what you are getting.
Remember, people working at these shops can answer questions you have, right then and there, no chat window on the computer. Tell them what things the person you are buying for likes, they can also make suggestions and point out great gift ideas you wouldn’t have thought of.
I service the following Greater Cincinnati, OH areas: Amberly, Anderson Township, City of Cincinnati, Clifton, Columbia Tusculum, Blue Ash, Deer Park, Hyde Park, Indian Hill, Kennedy Heights, Kenwood, Loveland, Madeira, Madisonville, Mariemont, Mason, Milford, Montgomery, Mt. Lookout, Mt. Washington, Newtown, North Avondale, Northside, Norwood, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge, Silverton, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township, and Walnut Hills.