Tis the Season to Shop Local

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The challenges with national supply chains may have you feeling nervous about holiday shopping. However, plenty of Columbus businesses offer a variety of clothes, decorations, crafts and other handmade goods that will make excellent gifts for your friends and family.

Plus, supporting small businesses helps the local economy.

Clothing and Apparel

State of Devotion: Are you looking for apparel to represent your home state? State of Devotion is a store dedicated to all things Ohio. Shop clothing, jewelry, accessories and other gadgets online or at their store on Grandview Avenue.

Thread: This Midwestern-inspired boutique offers a full line-up of tops, dresses, jackets, jewelry, shoes and home décor. They also have a holiday shop where you’ll find gift bundles, candles and ornaments.

Alison Rose: This shop is all about hand-printed tees, fleeces, tank tops and accessories. Located on North 6th Street, Alison Rose has an extensive online inventory of colorful and comfy clothing options.

Pursuit: Located on North High Street, Pursuit sells men’s suits, tuxedos, blazers, overcoats, shirts, ties and accessories. You can even design your suit.

Samson – A Men’s Emporium: This store sells all things men’s fashion and finery. Browse their selection of sweaters, Henleys, denim pants and athleisure. You’ll also find ties, lapel pins, leather goods and beard care products.

Home Goods and Personal Care

Celebrate Local: This one-stop-shop has products from more than 300 Ohio small businesses, so if you’re looking to shop local, this is the place to go. You can purchase apparel, home goods, food and cooking supplies, spirits and beauty products.

Happy Go Lucky Home & Her: There are many fun things to find at this boutique on North High Street, including ceramic décor, art prints, knickknacks, rugs, furniture, games and books. Their online store also has a Gifts Under $50 section if you’re shopping on a budget.

Glenn Avenue Soap Company: All the products sold at Glenn Avenue Soap Company are made with organic ingredients and essential oils. Shop their selection of bar soap, body butter, bath bombs, shaving products and baby care.

Bates & Brown: Give the gift of self-care with a gift card from Bates & Brown. This modern barbershop offers haircuts, grooming, straight razor shaves and massages. They have a location on Olentangy River Road and Longshore Street in Dublin.

Books and Entertainment

The Book Loft of German Village: This Columbus staple is packed to the gills with unique finds. Peruse their online store by title or author or get lost in the sea of bookshelves that line the 32 rooms of this shop.

Prologue Bookshop: Looking for some good reads to gift to family and friends? The Prologue Bookshop staff have you covered. They offer a wide array of books and audiobooks, which you can order online or pick up in-store.

The Hippie Hut Guitars & Things: This shop offers an eclectic collection of acoustic and electric guitars, clothing, handmade jewelry and knickknacks. Their eBay shop has a wider selection of inventory that’s also available for purchase.

Bluegrass Musicians Supply: This company sells banjos, guitars and mandolins, but they also offer instrument repairs and music instruction.

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