From magic makers to talented bakers, Columbus is full of amazing local businesses doing everything they can to share their goods and services all over the city. With the holiday season in full swing, there’s no better time than now to support them by gifting local for those on your shopping list. With ideas for your foodie friend to the plant lover in the office and the beauty expert in your family, we’ve rounded up 50 gift ideas that are sure to leave your loved ones smiling ear to ear. Not to mention the business owners and staff behind the scenes who help bring extra sparkle to the season of giving.
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Ebb & Flow can offer your loved one a relaxing escape with a gift card for a float therapy session.
Earth Elements has a variety of natural skin and body care products. Pick up a lavender toner and smoothing face cream as a gift for the body and soul.
For the beauty expert and environmentally conscious person on your list, get them refillable shampoo and conditioner from local bath and body distillery Koko.
Give the gift of relaxation with a gift card for a massage at Paloma.
Keep the holiday spirit going all year round with a membership for monthly manicures and pedicures at The W Nail Bar.
Find vintage toys and action figures of all kinds at Big Fun. This place has the perfect gifts for those who are a kid at heart.
For a truly unique gift, head to Flower Child for a rare antique item that old souls will keep forever and ever.
Cool stones and crystals are all the rage these days, and Rock Candy Healing Stones in Clintonville has a huge inventory.
Rummage through the large collection of vinyl records at Spoonful Records, which was named one of the best record stores in the U.S. according to Yelp.
The Laughing Ogre is known for having a great collection of comic books. Browse their shop to find the perfect comic for the collector on your list.
For the art lover in your life, give the gift of an annual membership to the Columbus Art Museum which provides free admission, parking, and more.
There’s nothing better than a hands-on experience and glass blowing classes at Glass Axis are a pretty rad option for the curious type.
Surprise your loved one with tickets to a Broadway show at Ohio Theatre.
Get a gift card for painting ceramics at The Clay Cafe. They have everything from decorative plates to mugs and vases.
Support local artists and put a smile on your friends face with a painting made by a local artist at 3060 Artworks.
Nature lovers always appreciate a wilderness escape and a trip to the Chalets in Hocking Hills will do just the trick.
Give the gift of experience with passes for an immersive exploration of Otherworld, a central Ohio attraction that is great for kids and couples alike.
Only for those 21+ on your gift list, Pedal Wagon is a super fun experience, perfect for those planning to celebrate special occasions in 2022.
You can get a gift card to local rock climbing hotspot, Vertical Adventures with a few clicks of a button online.
For the adrenaline junkie in your circle, a trip to Zipzone Outdoor Adventures makes for a thrilling time outside.
From caramel popcorn to roasted cashews, American Nut Company is a must for those in need of stocking stuffers.
Columbus Food Adventures offers food tours all over the city which makes for a fun filled day of exploring Columbus eats.
A North Country Charcuterie Kit full of meats, jams, and more is a wonderful item to give to the entertainers in your world.
Quinci Emporium offers cooking classes of all types for the foodies in your life that like to get their hands dirty.
For those with a sweet tooth, Anthony-Thomas Candy Shoppe has everything from chocolate truffles to sourpatch.
Grab a bottle of rye whiskey at Echo Spirits Distillery for the one that likes to wind down with a glass.
A bag of whole coffee beans from One Line Coffee is a must for the coffee fanatics in your family.
Yelpers rave about the Lemoncello at Noble Cut Distillery and lucky for you, you can pick up a bottle of it in Gahanna.
Just about everyone has a craft beer fan on their shopping list and Seventh Son Brewing offers delivery and fun merch!
Uptown on Main is a quaint shop in Westerville that offers a wonderful selection of herbal teas for those that prefer to skip the booze.
Grab some home decor items at Elm & Iron for the loved one looking to mix up their space at home in 2022.
Make a personalized scented candle at Penn & Beech Candle Company and give the gift of hygge this winter.
THREAD offers a lovely curated selection of home goods and accessories for the leading lady in your life.
If someone in your inner circle is renovating their home, a custom item from URBN Timber is super meaningful.
From throw pillows to candles and frames, Vernacular has a nicely currated inventory of top of line items.
The Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is open year round and a monthly membership is an excellent choice.
Gramercy Books Bexley has a great selection of plant books for the plant parent that loves to read.
Groovy Plants Ranch has everything from unique plants to cute pottery and then some.
Jewelweed Floral offers more than just beautiful floral arrangements, indoor plants and accessories can be found there too.
Stems & Stone is a Black-owned business that offers grow kits and even a monthly subscription for new plants every month of the year!
For all your Ohio sports gear, head to Clothing Underground for a huge selection of clothing options, perfect for wearing to the big game.
CUB SHRUB has fashionable items for the little ones in your life.
Homage started right here in Columbus, Ohio and offers a ton of locally themed clothing.
Rowe Boutique has a beautiful, hand selected inventory of clothing and accessories, all worth the extra dollar signs.
Black-owned business Tact Luxe has an inventory of hand-picked unique and nostalgic clothing items and accessories.