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25 HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR $25 AND UNDER FROM GREATER CINCINNATI SHOPS

The holiday season is upon us, and so begins the frantic dash to find the perfect present for everyone on your list. Whether for friends, family, partners or coworkers, it can become a challenge to find the perfect item within your budget. Luckily, Cincinnati is home to a medley of outstanding locally owned shops and boutiques filled with goodies that make it easy to shop local and check off your gift list at the same time. Explore our list of the top 25 favorite finds, all under $25, that you can find right here in the marvelous Queen City.

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Loose Leaf Tea Brewing Set at Churchill's Fine Teas
$24.95 | 3438 Edwards Road, Hyde Park | 122 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market)
Whether the giftee is an avid tea drinker or just beginning their journey, Churchill's Loose Leaf Tea Brewing set includes all the tools they’ll need to make a cozy cup of tea. It comes with a stainless steel infuser and teaspoon, a porcelain mug and a brewing basics brochure for guidance about brewing all types of tea. While you're shopping, don't forget to check out their loose-leaf teas, most of which can be purchased by the ounce. With an abundance of tea styles available, from herbal and black to green and organic, the associates are super knowledgeable and can help guide you in deciding which flavor the recipient might like best to include with the gift set.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Loose Leaf Tea Brewing Set at Churchill's Fine Teas

$24.95 | 3438 Edwards Road, Hyde Park | 122 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market)
Whether the giftee is an avid tea drinker or just beginning their journey, Churchill's Loose Leaf Tea Brewing set includes all the tools they’ll need to make a cozy cup of tea. It comes with a stainless steel infuser and teaspoon, a porcelain mug and a brewing basics brochure for guidance about brewing all types of tea. While you're shopping, don't forget to check out their loose-leaf teas, most of which can be purchased by the ounce. With an abundance of tea styles available, from herbal and black to green and organic, the associates are super knowledgeable and can help guide you in deciding which flavor the recipient might like best to include with the gift set.

Coffee mugs at Coffee Emporium
$14.95-17.95 | 3316 Erie Ave., Hyde Park | 110 E. Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine
Cincinnati is home to a plethora of talented coffee roasters and shops, so it's almost impossible to pick one as a favorite to recommend for this Gift Guide. And while Coffee Emporium's coffee and tea blends are excellent presents, their coffee mugs cannot be overlooked as a beautiful and thoughtful option, too. Whether you choose the classically illustrated Hyde Park or Over-the-Rhine mugs to rep your favorite location, or you go for a beloved Charley Harper version, these mugs are a delightful gift that can be used over and over for years to come. You can even gift the mug as a standalone gift or use it to hold packaged coffee beans, chocolates or treats that fill Coffee Emporium's shelves all year, with even more available during the holiday season.

Coffee mugs at Coffee Emporium

$14.95-17.95 | 3316 Erie Ave., Hyde Park | 110 E. Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine
Cincinnati is home to a plethora of talented coffee roasters and shops, so it's almost impossible to pick one as a favorite to recommend for this Gift Guide. And while Coffee Emporium's coffee and tea blends are excellent presents, their coffee mugs cannot be overlooked as a beautiful and thoughtful option, too. Whether you choose the classically illustrated Hyde Park or Over-the-Rhine mugs to rep your favorite location, or you go for a beloved Charley Harper version, these mugs are a delightful gift that can be used over and over for years to come. You can even gift the mug as a standalone gift or use it to hold packaged coffee beans, chocolates or treats that fill Coffee Emporium's shelves all year, with even more available during the holiday season.
Wine and cheese at Jungle Jim's
$6.99+ | 4450 Eastgate S. Drive, Eastgate | 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield
‘Tis the season for get-togethers and gift exchanges. While Jungle Jim's is a treasure trove of yummy goodies, like hot sauce and international cuisines, it also topped our Best of Cincinnati 2023 list as the No. 1 spot to stock up on wine. And what's a better present than a thoughtful wine and cheese pairing during the holidays? Not much! So whether you're looking to delight the taste buds of your foodie friends or show your gratitude to a party host, you'll find a wide variety of international and domestic wines and cheeses you can mix and match for a delectable and custom treat.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Wine and cheese at Jungle Jim's

$6.99+ | 4450 Eastgate S. Drive, Eastgate | 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield
‘Tis the season for get-togethers and gift exchanges. While Jungle Jim's is a treasure trove of yummy goodies, like hot sauce and international cuisines, it also topped our Best of Cincinnati 2023 list as the No. 1 spot to stock up on wine. And what's a better present than a thoughtful wine and cheese pairing during the holidays? Not much! So whether you're looking to delight the taste buds of your foodie friends or show your gratitude to a party host, you'll find a wide variety of international and domestic wines and cheeses you can mix and match for a delectable and custom treat.
Housemade jerky treats at Pet Wants
$9.75/1.5oz | 1813 Pleasant St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market) | 1409 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
It wouldn't be a complete list without mentioning a scrumptious treat for beloved canine companions, and you can't go wrong with Pet Wants’ housemade jerky treats. And when they say housemade, they mean it. They slowly dehydrate the beef right in the back of the Pet Wants Kitchen in Over-the-Rhine, so you can trust it's fresh and ready for pups once it hits the shelves. And if you've spent any time in the store, you'll know dogs literally pull their owners in when they walk past the door for the tasty treats inside, so it's safe to say this is a dog-approved gift.
Photo: instagram.com/petwants

Housemade jerky treats at Pet Wants

$9.75/1.5oz | 1813 Pleasant St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market) | 1409 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
It wouldn't be a complete list without mentioning a scrumptious treat for beloved canine companions, and you can't go wrong with Pet Wants’ housemade jerky treats. And when they say housemade, they mean it. They slowly dehydrate the beef right in the back of the Pet Wants Kitchen in Over-the-Rhine, so you can trust it's fresh and ready for pups once it hits the shelves. And if you've spent any time in the store, you'll know dogs literally pull their owners in when they walk past the door for the tasty treats inside, so it's safe to say this is a dog-approved gift.
Shower steam tabs at &Sundries
$10 | 2807 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills
&Sundries’ shower steam tabs are the closest you can get to giving the gift of relaxation during the holidays. These delightful shower steamers are available in lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus lemongrass scents and instantly turn any mundane shower into a spa-like experience. They come in packs of four and are not only great for a relaxing shower, but the peppermint tabs are excellent at clearing up congestion during the winter. These tend to be a much sought-after item, especially during the holidays, so you'll want to call the shop to make sure they have some in stock, and if they do, plan to get there when they open to get your hands on some.
Photo: Provided by &Sundries

Shower steam tabs at &Sundries

$10 | 2807 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills
&Sundries’ shower steam tabs are the closest you can get to giving the gift of relaxation during the holidays. These delightful shower steamers are available in lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus lemongrass scents and instantly turn any mundane shower into a spa-like experience. They come in packs of four and are not only great for a relaxing shower, but the peppermint tabs are excellent at clearing up congestion during the winter. These tend to be a much sought-after item, especially during the holidays, so you'll want to call the shop to make sure they have some in stock, and if they do, plan to get there when they open to get your hands on some.
Wood coasters at Grainwell
$10+ | 33 W Pike St., Covington
The sister duo at Grainwell has a knack for crafting charming handmade wood pieces at their shop in Covington, and their wood coasters are no different. These coasters are made with a water-resistant poly finish, so they're both stylish and durable, and are available in engraved and laser-cut designs. You can find them in different styles, from cityscapes of Cincinnati and Covington to Brooklyn and Chicago to ones with city names around the U.S. you can give as mementos from vacations and trips you've taken with the recipient. And if you're looking for something more customized, they can even make personalized designs upon request.
Photo: instagram.com/grainwell

Wood coasters at Grainwell

$10+ | 33 W Pike St., Covington
The sister duo at Grainwell has a knack for crafting charming handmade wood pieces at their shop in Covington, and their wood coasters are no different. These coasters are made with a water-resistant poly finish, so they're both stylish and durable, and are available in engraved and laser-cut designs. You can find them in different styles, from cityscapes of Cincinnati and Covington to Brooklyn and Chicago to ones with city names around the U.S. you can give as mementos from vacations and trips you've taken with the recipient. And if you're looking for something more customized, they can even make personalized designs upon request.
Gift certificates at Findlay Market
$5+ | 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
Historic Findlay Market is a hub of locally owned shops where you can discover a wide range of products, like fresh meats, seafood, baked goods, decadent chocolates and handmade items. If you're looking for a gift for someone who has it all, consider a Findlay Market gift certificate. These versatile certificates can be redeemed at any merchant listed on Findlay Market's website, allowing the recipient to select their preferred vendor or explore exciting new discoveries. Gift certificates can be purchased on Findlay Market's website, where you'll be sent a physical certificate in the mail, or they can be purchased in person during market hours at the Market Center desk.
Photo: Aidan Mahoney

Gift certificates at Findlay Market

$5+ | 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
Historic Findlay Market is a hub of locally owned shops where you can discover a wide range of products, like fresh meats, seafood, baked goods, decadent chocolates and handmade items. If you're looking for a gift for someone who has it all, consider a Findlay Market gift certificate. These versatile certificates can be redeemed at any merchant listed on Findlay Market's website, allowing the recipient to select their preferred vendor or explore exciting new discoveries. Gift certificates can be purchased on Findlay Market's website, where you'll be sent a physical certificate in the mail, or they can be purchased in person during market hours at the Market Center desk.
Urban Farmer’s Gift Set at Farmer Nate's Hot Sauce
$25 | Covington, Kentucky
Farmer Nate's Urban Farmer's Gift Set is a fantastic present for those who like to add a little kick to their dishes. The set includes three 5-ounce bottles, varying in intensity from mild to hot, in Kentucky Tang, Curry Jalapeño and Smokehouse Habanero. Farmer Nate first started bottling his hot sauces using peppers from his personal urban garden in Covington, Kentucky, until 2021, when the business moved its operations to a 48-acre farm in Piner, Kentucky. The gift set is available on Farmer Nate's website, or you can find individual bottles for sale in local stores, like Carl's Deli, ETC Produce & Provisions, Jungle Jim's, Harvest Market and more, which are all listed on their website.
Photo: Provided by Farmer Nate's Hot Sauce

Urban Farmer’s Gift Set at Farmer Nate's Hot Sauce

$25 | Covington, Kentucky
Farmer Nate's Urban Farmer's Gift Set is a fantastic present for those who like to add a little kick to their dishes. The set includes three 5-ounce bottles, varying in intensity from mild to hot, in Kentucky Tang, Curry Jalapeño and Smokehouse Habanero. Farmer Nate first started bottling his hot sauces using peppers from his personal urban garden in Covington, Kentucky, until 2021, when the business moved its operations to a 48-acre farm in Piner, Kentucky. The gift set is available on Farmer Nate's website, or you can find individual bottles for sale in local stores, like Carl's Deli, ETC Produce & Provisions, Jungle Jim's, Harvest Market and more, which are all listed on their website.
Assorted chocolate boxes at Aglamesis Bros
$3.75+ | 3046 Madison Road, Oakley | 9899 Montgomery Road, Montgomery
Aglamesis still uses the same recipes the founders used when they opened in 1908, so you can trust they've been doing something right after being in business for over 115 years. During the holiday season, the inside becomes a magical wonderland of candies and treats that are delectable gifts, and their assorted chocolate boxes are an elegant way to show someone you care. From you-pick boxes to premade options, these gourmet chocolates are available in rich milk, dark and white varieties, along with sugar-free options.

Assorted chocolate boxes at Aglamesis Bros

$3.75+ | 3046 Madison Road, Oakley | 9899 Montgomery Road, Montgomery
Aglamesis still uses the same recipes the founders used when they opened in 1908, so you can trust they've been doing something right after being in business for over 115 years. During the holiday season, the inside becomes a magical wonderland of candies and treats that are delectable gifts, and their assorted chocolate boxes are an elegant way to show someone you care. From you-pick boxes to premade options, these gourmet chocolates are available in rich milk, dark and white varieties, along with sugar-free options.
Flour sack towels at SKT Ceramics
$15-$20 | 2449 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills | 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market)
SKT Ceramics is known for crafting whimsical porcelain pottery pieces, from cups and dishes to vases and bowls. However, what caught our eye as a useful and adorable holiday gift are their illustrated screen-printed flour-sack towels that are all $20 and under. Featuring various animals and landmarks (including a Roebling Bridge one), these 100% cotton towels are machine washable and add a touch of flair to kitchens while still being a functional and helpful tool, whether used to cover proofing dough, a functional decoration in a serving basket to keep bread warm or an eco-friendly replacement for gift wrap.

Flour sack towels at SKT Ceramics

$15-$20 | 2449 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills | 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market)
SKT Ceramics is known for crafting whimsical porcelain pottery pieces, from cups and dishes to vases and bowls. However, what caught our eye as a useful and adorable holiday gift are their illustrated screen-printed flour-sack towels that are all $20 and under. Featuring various animals and landmarks (including a Roebling Bridge one), these 100% cotton towels are machine washable and add a touch of flair to kitchens while still being a functional and helpful tool, whether used to cover proofing dough, a functional decoration in a serving basket to keep bread warm or an eco-friendly replacement for gift wrap.
Plush toys at Gumdrop
$12.50+ | 417 W. 6th St., Covington | 2710 Park Ave., Norwood
Gumdrop is an adorable shop whose bright colors and modern layout make it a fun trip for kids and adults. Their shelves are filled with toys, books and some seriously cool clothes for babies, toddlers and young kiddos, along with adorable stuffed plush toys that make fabulous gifts. From classic favorites like stuffed bunnies and lambs to adorably quirky characters, like clementines and acorns with adorable smiling faces, these toys are easy for small hands to carry around and are sure to become an instant BFF. And while some plush toys are above $25, many on their website and in-store are available for under. Bonus tip: If you visit the store in person, pop into their sister store next door, Handzy Shop + Studio, for teen and adult gifts, including adorable statement earrings, many of which are under $25.
Photo: Aidan Mahoney

Plush toys at Gumdrop

$12.50+ | 417 W. 6th St., Covington | 2710 Park Ave., Norwood
Gumdrop is an adorable shop whose bright colors and modern layout make it a fun trip for kids and adults. Their shelves are filled with toys, books and some seriously cool clothes for babies, toddlers and young kiddos, along with adorable stuffed plush toys that make fabulous gifts. From classic favorites like stuffed bunnies and lambs to adorably quirky characters, like clementines and acorns with adorable smiling faces, these toys are easy for small hands to carry around and are sure to become an instant BFF. And while some plush toys are above $25, many on their website and in-store are available for under. Bonus tip: If you visit the store in person, pop into their sister store next door, Handzy Shop + Studio, for teen and adult gifts, including adorable statement earrings, many of which are under $25.
Cincy Pride Spice Sampler at Colonel De
$20 | 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market) | 1 Levee Way Suite 2114, Newport
Wrap up the flavor of Cincinnati for food enthusiasts or friends and family who are homesick for the Queen City with Colonel De's Cincy Pride Spice sampler set. The kit includes four dry spice containers filled with Cincy-inspired blends, including Cincinnati Chili featuring a hint of cocoa powder, OTR Butt & Booty Rub that goes well with chicken and pork, and two versatile seasoning salts, Cincy Fried and 513 Seasoning Salt, that can be added to a medley of dishes to amp up the flavor.

Cincy Pride Spice Sampler at Colonel De

$20 | 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market) | 1 Levee Way Suite 2114, Newport
Wrap up the flavor of Cincinnati for food enthusiasts or friends and family who are homesick for the Queen City with Colonel De's Cincy Pride Spice sampler set. The kit includes four dry spice containers filled with Cincy-inspired blends, including Cincinnati Chili featuring a hint of cocoa powder, OTR Butt & Booty Rub that goes well with chicken and pork, and two versatile seasoning salts, Cincy Fried and 513 Seasoning Salt, that can be added to a medley of dishes to amp up the flavor.
Wood ornaments at Lucca
$12-$24 | 126 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market)
Lindsey Estes, owner and machinist at Lucca in Findlay Market, grew up in her father's machine shop and became enamored with the wood-cutting process. Today, her elegant, handcrafted pieces can be found in her shop's store and website, including wooden bookmarks, coasters and exceptional wood ornaments that make thoughtful presents and keepsakes. From intricate geometric designs to witty phrases and Cincinnati landmarks, these ornaments are crafted using the shop's signature natural Alder wood. Not only do they make beautiful holiday decorations, but due to their rustic and minimalistic design, they can even be hung year-round.
Photo: instagram.com/luccaworkshop

Wood ornaments at Lucca

$12-$24 | 126 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine (Findlay Market)
Lindsey Estes, owner and machinist at Lucca in Findlay Market, grew up in her father's machine shop and became enamored with the wood-cutting process. Today, her elegant, handcrafted pieces can be found in her shop's store and website, including wooden bookmarks, coasters and exceptional wood ornaments that make thoughtful presents and keepsakes. From intricate geometric designs to witty phrases and Cincinnati landmarks, these ornaments are crafted using the shop's signature natural Alder wood. Not only do they make beautiful holiday decorations, but due to their rustic and minimalistic design, they can even be hung year-round.
Outing for two at Krohn Conservatory
Tickets: $10/adult and $7/child | 1501 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park
During the coldest parts of winter, taking a trip to Krohn Conservatory to explore their seasonal and permanent botanical collections is a pleasant way to warm up and get away from the hustle and bustle for a bit, making this a memorable experience gift for a friend, family member or partner. From the lush tropical forest to the serene desert environment, this breathtaking spot is a welcome retreat for all ages to hide away and explore this magical gem in the heart of Cincinnati.
Photo: Devin Luginbill

Outing for two at Krohn Conservatory

Tickets: $10/adult and $7/child | 1501 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park
During the coldest parts of winter, taking a trip to Krohn Conservatory to explore their seasonal and permanent botanical collections is a pleasant way to warm up and get away from the hustle and bustle for a bit, making this a memorable experience gift for a friend, family member or partner. From the lush tropical forest to the serene desert environment, this breathtaking spot is a welcome retreat for all ages to hide away and explore this magical gem in the heart of Cincinnati.
Small houseplants at Fern
$8+ | 6040 Hamilton Ave., College Hill | 737 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
Whether gifting to a friend with a savvy green thumb or to a sibling who never gives up hope in becoming a plant guru, Fern is an excellent place to shop for a beautiful selection of small houseplants. With two locations stocked with a variety of stylish pots to pair with your chosen plant, you're sure to find a winning present that'll keep the holiday cheer going well into the new year.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Small houseplants at Fern

$8+ | 6040 Hamilton Ave., College Hill | 737 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
Whether gifting to a friend with a savvy green thumb or to a sibling who never gives up hope in becoming a plant guru, Fern is an excellent place to shop for a beautiful selection of small houseplants. With two locations stocked with a variety of stylish pots to pair with your chosen plant, you're sure to find a winning present that'll keep the holiday cheer going well into the new year.
Arts & craft kits at King Arthur's Court
$11.99+ | 3040 Madison Road, Oakley
King Arthur's Court might be the closest thing to a visit to the North Pole in Cincinnati. With an array of toys lining the walls, from dolls and art supplies to building blocks and puzzles, this beloved toy store provides a magical and nostalgic experience for all who walk through the doors. Whether you're shopping for a little kid or a teenager, their wide selection of arts & crafts kits offers ample choices for all the kiddos on your list. From bubble bath potions and magic swirl kaleidoscope projects to ocean-themed clay kits and paint-by-the-number paint sets, these presents will inspire creativity and screen-free fun. An added bonus: they offer complimentary gift wrapping for items bought at their store.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Arts & craft kits at King Arthur's Court

$11.99+ | 3040 Madison Road, Oakley
King Arthur's Court might be the closest thing to a visit to the North Pole in Cincinnati. With an array of toys lining the walls, from dolls and art supplies to building blocks and puzzles, this beloved toy store provides a magical and nostalgic experience for all who walk through the doors. Whether you're shopping for a little kid or a teenager, their wide selection of arts & crafts kits offers ample choices for all the kiddos on your list. From bubble bath potions and magic swirl kaleidoscope projects to ocean-themed clay kits and paint-by-the-number paint sets, these presents will inspire creativity and screen-free fun. An added bonus: they offer complimentary gift wrapping for items bought at their store.
Fine art puzzles at Cincinnati Art Museum
$21.95-$23.95 | 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park
Van Gogh, Matisse, Pollock and Renoir: Give the gift of fine art with mesmerizing puzzles from the Cincinnati Art Museum Gift Shop. There are 300, 500 and 1000-piece boxes of well-known and classic paintings, like Edward Hopper's “Nighthawks” and Claude Monet's “Water Lilies.” In true Cincinnati fashion, there's a variety of Charley Harper options, including “Wings of the World” and “Woodland Wonders,” that provide hours of entertainment for beginner and advanced puzzle enthusiasts.

Fine art puzzles at Cincinnati Art Museum

$21.95-$23.95 | 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park
Van Gogh, Matisse, Pollock and Renoir: Give the gift of fine art with mesmerizing puzzles from the Cincinnati Art Museum Gift Shop. There are 300, 500 and 1000-piece boxes of well-known and classic paintings, like Edward Hopper's “Nighthawks” and Claude Monet's “Water Lilies.” In true Cincinnati fashion, there's a variety of Charley Harper options, including “Wings of the World” and “Woodland Wonders,” that provide hours of entertainment for beginner and advanced puzzle enthusiasts.
Gently used books at The Friends of the Public Library Warehouse
$1+ | 8456 Vine St., Wyoming
If you're looking for a more eco-friendly gift option, look no further than the Friends of the Public Library Warehouse. This warehouse is filled with second-hand books for all ages on art, fiction, cooking, non-fiction and even barely used recently released best-sellers, with paperback books starting at $1. From experience, it's best to go in with somewhat of a plan of authors and titles you're looking for, but be open to browsing their vast collection that not only includes books but comics, vinyl records, games and puzzles. Not only are you helping to reduce, reuse and recycle, but the profits from sales also help support local libraries. That's a double holiday win!

Gently used books at The Friends of the Public Library Warehouse

$1+ | 8456 Vine St., Wyoming
If you're looking for a more eco-friendly gift option, look no further than the Friends of the Public Library Warehouse. This warehouse is filled with second-hand books for all ages on art, fiction, cooking, non-fiction and even barely used recently released best-sellers, with paperback books starting at $1. From experience, it's best to go in with somewhat of a plan of authors and titles you're looking for, but be open to browsing their vast collection that not only includes books but comics, vinyl records, games and puzzles. Not only are you helping to reduce, reuse and recycle, but the profits from sales also help support local libraries. That's a double holiday win!
Tarot cards and decks at Kismet
$16.50-$24 | 1233 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine | 2037 Madison Road, O'Bryonville
Kismet often tops the Best of Cincinnati list as one of the readers' favorite local shopping places, with its wide selection of eclectic clothes, accessories, decor and candles. They also have a sizable collection of tarot card decks for those on your list with a soft spot for mystical gifts. They offer an array of classic and modern decks packaged in convenient square boxes that are easy to wrap. For even more spiritual and unique gift ideas, check out their collection of gemstones, crystals and incense while you're browsing.
Photo: Emerson Swoger

Tarot cards and decks at Kismet

$16.50-$24 | 1233 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine | 2037 Madison Road, O'Bryonville
Kismet often tops the Best of Cincinnati list as one of the readers' favorite local shopping places, with its wide selection of eclectic clothes, accessories, decor and candles. They also have a sizable collection of tarot card decks for those on your list with a soft spot for mystical gifts. They offer an array of classic and modern decks packaged in convenient square boxes that are easy to wrap. For even more spiritual and unique gift ideas, check out their collection of gemstones, crystals and incense while you're browsing.
Eye masks at Launch Party
$5-$24 | 114 E 13th St., Over-the-Rhine
For beauty-obsessed friends and family, indie beauty store Launch Party is a one-stop shop stocked with makeup, skincare, fragrances and more. One product that caught our attention is their eye masks, which have become a must-have beauty item as of late, providing moisturizing and de-puffing benefits to the delicate undereye area. Launch Party sells individual and multi-packs, with options that target brightening, like the Bright Eye Collagen Eye Masks, to more soothing and hydrating choices, like the Wake Up Charcoal + Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Eye Mask.
Photo: Launch Party, Google

Eye masks at Launch Party

$5-$24 | 114 E 13th St., Over-the-Rhine
For beauty-obsessed friends and family, indie beauty store Launch Party is a one-stop shop stocked with makeup, skincare, fragrances and more. One product that caught our attention is their eye masks, which have become a must-have beauty item as of late, providing moisturizing and de-puffing benefits to the delicate undereye area. Launch Party sells individual and multi-packs, with options that target brightening, like the Bright Eye Collagen Eye Masks, to more soothing and hydrating choices, like the Wake Up Charcoal + Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Eye Mask.
Gold travel tin candles at Manitou Candle Co.
$12 | 4015 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum
There's something about candles that makes them a reliable go-to gift option. With over 100 different scents, Manitou Candle Co. is one of our favorites to visit during the holidays. Their hand-poured candles line the wall, making it easy to smell each scent to decide which ones to get. Their 3-ounce gold travel tins are small enough to make lovely additions to stockings and personalized gift baskets or given on their own due to their chic and modern design. Each candle is hand-poured in small batches in their Columbia Tusculum shop using soy wax and lead-free cotton wicks to ensure a clean burn.

Gold travel tin candles at Manitou Candle Co.

$12 | 4015 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum
There's something about candles that makes them a reliable go-to gift option. With over 100 different scents, Manitou Candle Co. is one of our favorites to visit during the holidays. Their hand-poured candles line the wall, making it easy to smell each scent to decide which ones to get. Their 3-ounce gold travel tins are small enough to make lovely additions to stockings and personalized gift baskets or given on their own due to their chic and modern design. Each candle is hand-poured in small batches in their Columbia Tusculum shop using soy wax and lead-free cotton wicks to ensure a clean burn.
Cincinnati books at Joseph-Beth Booksellers
$18+ | 2692 Madison Road, Norwood
For history buffs and Queen City enthusiasts, Joseph-Beth's shop local section offers a vast collection of books catering to all things Cincinnati. From the history of Cincinnati and its food scene to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame highlights and deep dives into the changing concert venues in the '50s and '60s, you're sure to discover a delightful new read for the bookworm on your list. There are even deep dives into the neighborhoods of Cincinnati and a look into the history of the infamous incomplete subway that would interest both locals and non-locals.
Photo: facebook.com/JosephBethCincy

Cincinnati books at Joseph-Beth Booksellers

$18+ | 2692 Madison Road, Norwood
For history buffs and Queen City enthusiasts, Joseph-Beth's shop local section offers a vast collection of books catering to all things Cincinnati. From the history of Cincinnati and its food scene to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame highlights and deep dives into the changing concert venues in the '50s and '60s, you're sure to discover a delightful new read for the bookworm on your list. There are even deep dives into the neighborhoods of Cincinnati and a look into the history of the infamous incomplete subway that would interest both locals and non-locals.
Calligraphy practice sheets at Paper Wings
$12 | 1207 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Walking into Paper Wings is a stationery lover's dream, with all kinds of colored and weighted pens and pencils, planners and cards greeting you at the entrance. Their calligraphy practice sheets, available in beginner to advanced sets, make fantastic presents for preteens to adults who are crafty or looking to try something new. Each set comes with 25 sheets of woven paper designed with calligraphy guides to learn the art of calligraphy. There's also a medley of writing utensils, inks and exemplar sheets for extra practice you can include with the gift, too.
Photo: Holden Mathis

Calligraphy practice sheets at Paper Wings

$12 | 1207 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Walking into Paper Wings is a stationery lover's dream, with all kinds of colored and weighted pens and pencils, planners and cards greeting you at the entrance. Their calligraphy practice sheets, available in beginner to advanced sets, make fantastic presents for preteens to adults who are crafty or looking to try something new. Each set comes with 25 sheets of woven paper designed with calligraphy guides to learn the art of calligraphy. There's also a medley of writing utensils, inks and exemplar sheets for extra practice you can include with the gift, too.
Crystal-infused body oils at Coda Co.
$22+ | 400 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue | 617 Madison Ave., Covington
Coda Co. is the place to go if you're unsure what to get your best friend or sister for the holidays. Housed within a homey chic space you may want to hide in forever are trendy tops and sweaters and unique home decor finds like macrame plant holders and candles. With all the goodies in-store, it's the Luna + Quartz crystal-infused body oils that caught our eye as a luxurious holiday gift that won't break the bank. Available in scents like sweet and spicy Witches Brew, citrusy Callisto, and crisp Everyday Magic, these blends are a fantastic way to pamper oneself, especially during the dry winter months, and are beautifully packaged with a mesmerizing shine.
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Crystal-infused body oils at Coda Co.

$22+ | 400 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue | 617 Madison Ave., Covington
Coda Co. is the place to go if you're unsure what to get your best friend or sister for the holidays. Housed within a homey chic space you may want to hide in forever are trendy tops and sweaters and unique home decor finds like macrame plant holders and candles. With all the goodies in-store, it's the Luna + Quartz crystal-infused body oils that caught our eye as a luxurious holiday gift that won't break the bank. Available in scents like sweet and spicy Witches Brew, citrusy Callisto, and crisp Everyday Magic, these blends are a fantastic way to pamper oneself, especially during the dry winter months, and are beautifully packaged with a mesmerizing shine.
“Woke•anda” Black Coffee House Blend at blaCk Coffee Lounge
$17.50 | 824 Elm St., Downtown
blaCk Coffee Lounge is more than just a delicious coffee spot; it's a gathering place inspired by community and hip-hop in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. In 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris visited the location and ordered a cup of the "Woke•anda" Black Coffee House Blend. This medium roast blend with notes of apricot, grapefruit and roasted almonds makes an excellent gift for coffee lovers and allows you to brag about your city to out-of-towners.
Photo: Elizabeth Davis

“Woke•anda” Black Coffee House Blend at blaCk Coffee Lounge

$17.50 | 824 Elm St., Downtown
blaCk Coffee Lounge is more than just a delicious coffee spot; it's a gathering place inspired by community and hip-hop in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. In 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris visited the location and ordered a cup of the "Woke•anda" Black Coffee House Blend. This medium roast blend with notes of apricot, grapefruit and roasted almonds makes an excellent gift for coffee lovers and allows you to brag about your city to out-of-towners.
Original Source: https://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/the-gift-guide-25-holiday-gifts-for-25-and-under-from-greater-cincinnati-shops/Slideshow/16305235
  





















     
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