2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

As moms, we know who brings the true sparkle and shine to all the seasonal activities – it’s you mama!  It’s hard work bringing tidings of comfort and joy to our loved ones all season long, but we’ve got your back.  While we can’t trim your tree or deck your halls, the cheerful CMB elves are here to help give you some amazing ideas on how to #shopcbus this season.

Below you’ll find gift ideas that can be found at local businesses throughout Central Ohio, many handcrafted by local artisans.  We’ve even got ideas for experiences and help around the house!  Let us know when you’re out shopping local with #shopcbus!

Ohio Made Gifts

Special thanks to our Section Sponsor, Ohio Made Market.  Check out these local artisans at the upcoming Ohio Made Holiday Market, and don’t forget to #shoplocal when you #shopcbus this holiday season!

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Ohio Made Holiday Market

Date:  November 11, 2017  

Time:  9:00am-12:00pm VIP hours, 12:00-7:00pm FREE

Where:  Hollywood Casino Event Center

At the Ohio Made Holiday Market, Ohio artisans will fill the event center at the Hollywood Casino for 10 hours (!) of local shopping.  Admission is FREE and includes a DJ, cocktails and concessions, college football on the big screen AND SANTA! The big guy will be with us all day for photos and fun! 

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Ohio Made Market Last Chance Holiday Shoppe

Date:  December 16, 2017
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Where:  Grove City Brewing Company
Join a select group of Ohio Made Market local artisans to complete your Holiday shopping or pick up some last minute gifts.   Be sure to enjoy a craft brew or cocktail and a delicious lunch  with friends while visiting the brewery. There are also many unique shops located just a few steps away on Broadway in Grove City!
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Ohio Home Trucker Hat

The Ohio home trucker style hat is a best seller for Shelly Lou’s Lids. It features an embroidered patch that is hand sewn to the hat. This is a fantastic gift to send an Ohio born loved-one living in another state. This hat has an adjustable Velcro strap for just the right fit!

CMB Review:  I have never been a huge hat person, but this super cute hat is one that I feel comfortable in! There are a variety of styles to choose from, but I loved the mesh fabric in the back to keep my head cool with the distressed fabric in the front. The hand sewn Ohio gave it such a personal touch. I know I love to shop local around the holidays, and this is one gift I want to put on my list for family and friends. I love their dedication to state pride! Go Bucks!  – Maureen

Where to Buy

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Shelly Lou’s Lids is owned by mamaprenuer Michelle Kirby. She creates unique hats with state pride in mind. Each “lid” features an embroidered patch that is hand sewn to the hat. 

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Handcrafted Steel Ornaments

Let us help you create a one-of-a-kind ornament perfect for loved ones, teachers, employees, housewarming gifts or that hard-to-buy-for friend! From custom states to school mascots, monograms to logos, each ornament is adorned with a suede loop and available in a variety of finishes from rustic raw steel, rose gold, milk glass blue and more. Prices range from $10-12 per ornament – and discounts are available for bulk orders. 

CMB Review:  As a lover of all things Christmas, and a huge collector of ornaments, I was thrilled to receive my “Ohio” shaped ornaments (one with HOME punched into the state, the other with a heart).  And I was not disappointed.  Totally on trend and beautifully crafted, these ornaments will look stunning next to the sparkly Christmas lights on our tree this year.  And in fact, the neutral, yet charming “ornaments” could easily be moved off the tree and into a wall display for year-round enjoyment.               – Elisabeth

Where to Buy

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We are a true family operation and all of our creations are handmade in Dublin, Ohio, using high quality 16 to 20 gauge steel. We design, cut, grind and finish every piece ourselves (with a little help from our CNC plasma table, aka. Johnny-Five). We love what we do, and we prepare each piece as if we were going to display it in our own home.

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#teacherlife collection

#teacherlife tumblers, ornament and keychains make perfect gifts for your favorite teacher or teachers.

Where to Buy

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At Sweet Buttercup Designs we make fun, unique, personalized gifts such as tumblers, ornaments, key chains, totes, wristlets and more.  All of our products are hand designed, made to order, and use high quality vinyl.

Local Brands

Check out these local stores and brands for even more great gift ideas for everyone on your list.

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Hanna Family Long Johns

For over 30 years, kids have played and laughed in Hanna Andersson’s clothing. And our absolute favorite Hanna products?  Their pajamas!  If you’re on the hunt for matching family pajamas this holiday season, then you’ll love what Hanna has to offer.   Whether your family prefers sweet stripes or fun prints, you’ll find the perfect festive Holiday Long Johns for the whole family at Hanna Andersson.  Made from the softest pure organic cotton, these matching family PJs are crafted to me loved through a whole family of memories and traditions.

Where to Buy

For over 30 years Hanna Andersson has created clothing for kids that allows them to romp and play as kids should.  

Store Location:  Easton Town Center

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Bellisari's Gourmet Spreads and Sauces

Looking for that perfect Teacher or Hostess gift this holiday season? Let Bellisari’s handle all your gift giving needs, and delight someone on your nice list with the gift of gourmet convenience! Bellisari’s offers six spreads and sauces, any of which can be conveniently packaged in a sweet burlap gift bag with a recipe card attached for only $10.00 with free shipping.

Where to Buy

Bellisari’s is a Columbus based brand celebrating the tradition of great food and family through an exceptional line of specialty spreads and sauces. We are all about Gourmet Convenience, and that concept guides every delicious decision we make when blending all natural ingredients with unique flavors, and sharing recipes to give even the simplest of dishes a gourmet twist.

Check out Bellisari’s Store Locator HERE


The Long Sleeve Hoodie

Our Long Sleeve Hoodie is the winter version of everyone’s favorite Short Sleeve Hoodie from this past Summer. It’s made from a high-quality, supersoft french terry fabric that is amazingly comfy. No more fighting with your kids over what to wear because your little one will want to wear this hoodie every single day. A curved hem and coverstitch details make it unlike any other hoodie in the market and a must-have this Holiday season. Not to mention the hood lining and sleeve cuff that take the coziness factor to a whole other level! Available in grey heather and navy. Ages 1-5.

**Available starting Friday 11/9**

Where to Buy

mrly is a new kidswear brand based in Columbus, Ohio specializing in simple, comfy, everyday items that allow your kid’s personality to do the talking. All of our items are easy to mix-and-match and are made in the USA from the finest textiles from Japan. For every item purchased, we donate a load of laundry to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio to help families in need.

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Cleaning Service Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything?  Or maybe there’s a new mom in your life, or just any mom who could use (and deserves!) a break.  Two Men & A Vacuum cleaning service is the perfect gift!  Offering gift cards for a specific service or for any amount of money you’d like to gift someone with, Two Men & A Vacuum gift cards can be put toward any of our services. 

CMB Review: I recently received a housecleaning from Two Men and a Vacuum. It was a rare treat to be able to go out with my family and return home to a clean house, instead of the mess we usually leave from our morning rush. My counters were shiny, my kitchen floor gleamed, and my stove top was literally cleaner than when I moved in. I feel like my family got a fresh start, and it’s one that will definitely be easier to maintain in the future.                                                     – Sarah

Where to Buy

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Established in 2012, Two Men & A Vacuum has become the go-to cleaning service in Ohio for residential and commercial cleaning. Two Men is committed to raising the bar in the cleaning industry by providing a seamless client portal, an original line of eco-friendly products, and long-term talented employees in a business used to a lot of turnover. Two Men also offers rough and final cleans for construction sites and commercial property developments!

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Too Good Eats Gift Cards

We’ve got the perfect gift to make your life a littler easier and someone else’s! Know an expecting mama or family who would enjoy gourmet ice pops made with taste and nutrition in mind or all organic fruit and veggie re-usable baby and toddler food pouches? If you answered yes to that question Then a Too Good Eats gift card will make the perfect gift to give! We offer free home delivery and national shipping. Our food is made simple with the best ingredients. We take pride in offering no added sugar, dairy free, gluten free, and wholesome Good Eats! Gift cards will be mailed directly to the recipient or you!

Where to Buy

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Too Good Eats changes the way families choose healthy deliciously! We help everyone Eat and Live Too Good!

Direct Sales

Looking for that personal touch this holiday season?  Check out these Consultant-Run businesses for the perfect shopping experience.


Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive

MONAT holds its own signature oil formula Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive, which is the foundation used in almost every one of the MONAT products. It is a light , non-greasy blend made from 11 botanical essentials oils from different lands around the world, creates a unique molecular structured product that mimic’s the body’s own natural oils to visibly replenish and repair with instant as well as long-term age prevention benefits for BOTH hair and skin. Independent clinical studies show that Rejuvenique’s main ingredient, Abyssinian Oil generated superior results when compared to argan oil. The proprietary formula helps to: reduce hair thinning, prevent oxidative stress, and add incredible volume with long-lasting shine. All without the damaging effects of silicone.

Where to Buy

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Monat is a family owned business with an incredible luxurious, naturally-based hair care product line. Monat’s products are carefully crafted collaboration of science and nature that provides a unique anti-aging experience. Monat treatment systems have been clinically proven to restore vitality to hair exposed to the damaging effects of the sun, the environment, product use, chemical processes and aging.  Check out local Market Builder, Erica Cerra’s, information in the links below.

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Curie Dress

The Curie Dress offers a flattering fit with a midi length, perfect for every season. The dress not only offers a stylish look, but is also soft and comfortable. The Curie Dress features a v-neckline, above the elbow sleeve, pockets and soft stretchy flattering fabric.  Available in sizes 0 to 20.

CMB Review: When I read that the Agnes and Dora dress was flattering, soft and stretchy, I knew I had to try it.  As soon as the dress arrived, I threw it on, and LOVED it. The fabric is so soft and stretchy – almost like a silky suede, and the cut hugs your body in a way that shows your curves without showing any bulges.  I would totally recommend this dress and I’m thinking about getting it in black next.                                                                                                                         – Malini

Where to Buy

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Agnes & Dora is the destination for effortless fashion featuring the latest trends for confident, social, and active women. We offer quality, fashionable apparel at affordable prices that allow women to feel good in mind, body, and spirit.

Additional Holly Jolly Ideas

Still in need of some holiday inspiration?  Check out some of our partners for some great gift ideas for experiences in and around Columbus, as well as a great way to keep your Holiday Budget in check:

Lazer Kraze

Little Gym

Zip Zone

Goldfish Swim School

Credit Union of Ohio

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6 Responses to 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Leanna Sobecki November 8, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

    This is a great post! I’d love to offer another shopping option under “direct sales”. Could I be directed towards the resource to help me do so?

    Thank you!

  2. Chelsea November 9, 2017 at 7:00 am #

    So many great ideas, it’ll be hard to give away most of these gifts;)

  3. Helen
    Helen November 9, 2017 at 9:15 am #

    Wow, loving those steel ornaments and the Hanna Anderson family long johns!

  4. Erica Cerra November 9, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    Wanting to learn more about who is Monat? I would love to help anyone with theses amazing products… Thanks for taking time to look at my website:)

  5. Malini November 12, 2017 at 8:04 am #

    Omg that hoodie looks awesome! I think I need one for myself!

  6. Erica cerra November 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

    Black Friday deals with Monat!!!!! Comment to get on my list to hear about the deals!!!!