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Let us help you support small business this holiday season

Make shopping at local businesses a priority this year, so we can work together to rebuild the Ohio economy, for everyone!


Keep scrolling to find lots of great gift options from great small companies.

Proceeds from these items – screen printed in Columbus by The Awesome Company – are donated to boost ECDI's COVID relief efforts for Ohio small businesses. Buy from a local small company and support small business through ECDI. Win-win! 

The Awesome Company is a mission-driven, female-owned small business that's changing the world for local adults on the autism spectrum through employment and training. Learn more.

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Tell the world you Support Local with an exclusive design on an Awesome t-shirt or tote

In super-soft, ringspun cotton (in kids and adult sizes), this will be your new favorite T.

Check off your holiday gift list for your friends who refuse to go to that huge coffee chain in favor of a great local café!

$30

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Sturdy, recycled canvas (and in a dark color that won't look dirty the first time you set it down).

Skip the disposable gift bags this year. Gift some extra love with this tote!

$15

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Let your caffeinated friends/family know you're thoughtful enough to shop local for their gift

With each rich, delicious bag of 3-19 Coffee – located in Cleveland – a donation of $5 will go to ECDI. Your coffee dollar does double duty when you buy local to support local!

3-19 Coffee has a passion for purpose, people and delicious, responsibly sourced coffee. They make relationships at the farm level to assure you know where your coffee is coming from and who it is supporting. Learn more.

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Make sure Mom knows you're her favorite child when you send a gorgeous wreath or bouquet

A percentage of sales from each of these Bigg Chug’s Flower Shop arrangements will support ECDI. Brighten someone’s day, support a small business and support a deserving nonprofit. (No wonder you're Mom's favorite!)

Bigg Chug’s Flower Shop bouquets are artistically designed by expert staff, using only the freshest flowers, delivered to your door for any occasion. Bigg Chug's is a Black-owned small business in Columbus, OH. Learn more.

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Make sure Mom knows you're her favorite child when you send a gorgeous wreath or bouquet

A percentage of sales from each of these Bigg Chug’s Flower Shop arrangements will support ECDI. Brighten someone’s day, support a small business and support a deserving nonprofit. (No wonder you're Mom's favorite!)

Bigg Chug’s Flower Shop bouquets are artistically designed by expert staff, using only the freshest flowers, delivered to your door for any occasion. Bigg Chug's is a Black-owned small business in Columbus, OH. Learn more.

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Be a community champion by sporting a Support Local tee!

Proceeds from the sales of the Support Local tee from HOMAGE – based in Columbus, with locations all over the state – will be donated to ECDI. From HOMAGE's donation, ECDI will match (up to $5000) to develop a scholarship fund providing memberships to the Women’s Business Centers of Ohio.

HOMAGE turns back the clock with shout-outs to eclectic moments and personalities in sports, music, and popular culture. Their clothing tells stories of triumph, individualism and hustle, preserving the old school and creating new legacies. Learn more.

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Let your friends and family know you thoughtfully selected their gift with this small business gift tag!

Single 4" x 3" tag

Letter-sized page of six tags

Other great small businesses

Here are more thoughtful gift options from Ohio small businesses. We'll add new suggestions to the list over time, so check back!

For your friend from yoga class: Good Energy

Female owned

Gifts from Good Energy remind us to spend some time on self care. Offering free virtual shopping appointments, so you can browse the store from a distance with a shopping assistant to assemble the perfect gift box.

Visit Good Energy

* Female owned

For your sibling with impeccable taste: Small Talk

Female owned

Small Talk boutique features ethically made women's, men's and kids' apparel, including washable face masks, along with home goods and gift items.

Visit Small Talk

For your fur babies: Growlers Dog Bones (and catnip)

Female owned, social good

There's so much right about this small company. It was founded to serve individuals with disabilities by providing vocational training and employment opportunities. Their all-natural dog treats make use of spent grains from local breweries. And they include ingredients from local farms. This is definitely the place where you should order the stocking stuffers for your dog or cat.

Visit Growlers

For anyone who likes snacks (i.e., everyone): Pat's Granola

Black owned, female owned

"Wow! Seriously, some of the best granola I’ve ever had."​

"This granola is amazing."

"It's delicious. My family really loves your granola."

 

These are just a few of the rave reviews from customers of Cleveland small business, Pat's Granola. And we would tend to agree! The granola is amazing, is made in small batches using real-food ingredients and ships for a flat rate anywhere in the continental United States (for orders $35+). Plus, Pat has a blog full of recipes and tips. Everyone eats, so you can't go wrong with this gift.

Visit Pat's Granola

For your cousin who proudly serves: Cousins Army Navy Store

Legacy family owned

Cousins Army Navy Store has been a Columbus staple for 50 years! They've recently moved to a new location on High Street and offer the highest quality military gear and outdoor equipment you can find, for seriously reasonable prices. (Last holiday season, they sold 600 dozen pairs of their famous merino wool socks!)

Visit Cousins Army Navy Store

For the friend who only drinks craft beer: Random Precision Brewing

Since we can't all enjoy a pint together at the taproom, the Christmas elves at Random Precision Brewing spent all weekend bottling SEVEN different varieties of beer that we can enjoy in our living room! They have a limited seasonal release of Obscuration Sugar Plum and are offering discounts on merchandise including holiday glassware until they run out. (So get 'em while the getting's good!) Order a gift card in any denomination, and they will happily mail it or deliver it with your beer purchase. I know what I'm drinking for dinner.

Visit Random Precision Brewing

For the family who likes everything spicy: Dos Hermanos Tacos

Hispanic owned, Black owned

Fresh, delicious salsa... check. Mexican-inspired tableware... check. Face masks with authentic Mexican designs... check. We're ready for a fiesta! Find an assortment of gift-worthy goods at Dos Hermanos at Bridge Park in Dublin, OH. And find a taco buffet (or order individually packaged meals during COVID) delivered right to your home. Start a new tradition by treating your spice-loving friends or family to a Mexican Christmas feast! Order for delivery online, or throughout the Columbus area via all your favorite mobile ordering apps (including grocery supplies on Instacart for when you're cooking tacos at home).

Visit Dos Hermanos

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