Ohio Small Business Gift Guide

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Think local this holiday season! Make it a December to remember.


Shopping small keeps your money in our local economy to help make our communities better places to live. Local businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors, who care about the well-being of your community. If you can make a conscious effort this holiday season to shop at more locally owned businesses you are supporting to a more vibrant community AND helping maintain the unique character of your city by helping a small business survive.

Keep scrolling to discover local must-haves from great small companies across Ohio.



Northern Ohio



Shugar Babe's Sweet Confections

Specializing in custom made, creative, cakes and cupcakes, as well as a variety of delectable sweet treats. Nothing is cookie cutter about Shugar Babe's! Order one of these local CREATIONS your next holiday event.






Barbara's Fiber Art Hand-made, one-of-a-kind items for the home, including pillows, table linens and baby quilts made from hand-dyed or painted fabric or African prints. Barbara's Fiber Art also offers product-based quilting classes.






Wardrobe Replay

Shop NEW and gently used clothing & art better threads. Wardrobe Replay provides a reimagined shopping experience for people who love to buy high quality resale. They carry an assorted collection of "one-of-a-kind" and unique pieces you won't find in traditional stores. Visit their store at: 774 E.185TH Street, Cleveland, OH 44119




Central Ohio




Tiny House Vintage and Art Original Artwork and Wood Signs, Vintage and New Home Decor, Bath and Body, Flower Bar, Workshops & Classes! If you’d like to visit their store outside of their normal hours, please book an appointment for a private shopping experience.







Espresso Air Travel the World One Cup at a Time! Located right in the heart of old Westerville, Espresso Air is a cozy spot to get you perfect cup of coffee or tea. Explore home-made Turkish treats and greatly crafted espresso drinks.






Krazzy Comics Get your comics, action figures, collectibles, and gaming needs met in Gahanna, OH.







Southern Ohio




Eleven/22 Vegan Provides products, education and awareness of plant based alternatives. They're dedicated to supplying toxic free, plant based, and nutrient rich hair care, skin care, supplements and more.





Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge Exploring wine should feel inclusive and not intimidating. Nostalgia offers 40 wines by the glass and/or bottle (eight of which are on tap!) with a focus on highlighting minority and women winemakers and producers. They offer curated flight options, a selection of classic cocktails, minority-owned spirits and cheese + charcuterie boards.






Stylish LéNese Boutique A modern up-and-coming boutique in Madisonville that seeks to bring women together to look their best. At Stylish LéNese, you can find carefully curated and designed quality clothing for women and girls at a moderate price. They also offer up-cycled details, reworked stylist services, customizable basics, and personal tailoring. Visit the store: 4905 Whetsel Ave - Cincinnati, Ohio 45227




Akron, Ohio


Blissful Glow An all natural, vegan, cruelty-free nail polish that offers colorful shades with catchy names. All polishes are 10-free, hand crafted and use ingredients made in the USA. Get blissful, healthy nails that glow!







Full Grip Games Hobby shop with a wide selection of board games. They also specialize in Magic: the Gathering & Pokemon making us your go-to store to buy, sell, and trade cards!






The Cultura Collective Cultura Collective is committed to becoming your go-to for candles, crystals and self-care goods with CULTURE. They specialize in hand-poured home fragrances, hand-blended body care products, and sustainably sourced crystal and metaphysical goods.








Canton, Ohio





Grapes In A Glass Wines by the flight, the glass, and the bottle that pair with a tapas menu and upscale ambiance. Over 50 beers, meads and ciders and cocktails.










Steph Frazier Designs Handmade gift boxes and personalized gifts.











Irie Island Jamaican Restaurant

Come visit their restaurant at 3407 Mahoning Rd NE, Canton, OH 44705. Irie Island is a laid back hidden gem. You come through the door wondering, but you leave smiling.






Check out our online "Support Local Store": ecdi.org/store

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