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Yelp Columbus guide to locally made gifts 2020

Even in 2020, we can all agree that this is the most wonderful time of the year. Twinkle lights are strung, festive tunes are playing 24/7, and holiday shopping is in full effect. Whether you’re planning to gift an experience, a much needed service, or a super special must-have item, we hope you’re supporting local businesses this season. To make shopping local safe and easy, we created this Yelp Collection of 50 Columbus businesses to shop at this holiday. Between shipping far and wide, curbside pickup, and delivery, there’s an option for everyone! 

Need some inspiration? Follow our Yelp Shops Local Collection and keep scrolling for recommendations from local Yelpers and members of the Columbus Elite Squad.

Columbus is full of creative people that make cool gifts and there’s several local shops you can browse in-person and online! Edkin Birkin in Old Towne East features a variety of sage bundles and Tiki Botanicals in German Village offers delicious smelling candles hand poured in shop. Yelp Elite Diana P. says, “This is the perfect place for gifts! I highly recommend and will be returning.”

Our home and wheels have been through a lot in 2020 and Columbus has a plethora of great local businesses that will help spruce them up and leave them feeling brand new. Yelp Elite Tom H. recommends Diego’s Mobile Auto Spa, even sharing, “I bought a wash and hand wash for my mom as a birthday gift. Diego took a paypal payment, and sent me a graphic gift certificate to print off for her.” No need to wait for a birthday, the holidays are just around the corner!

If the members of your family and friend group are itching to do something hands-on, this year, gift them an experience! Businesses like Makers Social and The Candle Lab offer fun activities all year round. While a gift card might be the safest route to go this year, it’ll be well worth the wait!

We’re all experimenting more in the kitchen lately! Columbus has many amazing local makers creating everything from specialty olive oil like Green Olive Company to gourmet popcorn. Yelp Elite Katelynn K. recommends Al’s Delicious Popcorn, sharing, “The bags are clear and beautiful and make amazing gifts on their own or in a basket.” We can all agree that gifts you can eat rank high on our wish list and supporting local just adds to the magic!

Everyone loves a new pair of fluffy socks, a unique piece of jewelry, or a much needed new winter coat. Does the sports fanatic on your shopping list need a new sweater sporting their favorite team? College Traditions on campus has you covered! Interested in ethically-made clothing for that special someone? Small Talk in Clintonville has just what you’re looking for.