Shop Ohio For The Holidays: Made In The 419

* This post is in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here.

More than ever shopping locally matters when buying gifts for friends and family. Supporting small businesses keeps your area entrepreneurs thriving. Whether you shop in person at markets or online, every purchase is an investment in the growth of your community.

I’ve partnered with Ohio. Find it Here. to curate a list of some of my favorite small businesses you should shop with this season. You are sure to find something for everyone on your list. 

Padgett Covid Art Greeting Card: Designer Brooke Padgett & David Padgett


The gift of art is truly a thoughtful gift. Not only is it environmentally friendly, as local art is not mass-produced, buying art directly from local artists helps small businesses in your community. I’ve come across many local artists in the Toledo area who are so talented. Each person listed below are artists I’ve purchased from or I’m planning on purchasing from very soon. The list contains a wide variety of different types of art but all are very pleasing to the eye. They are all amazing artists.

Bancroft and the Orchard
Artist:  Lisa Grizaniuk
Instagram @bancroftandtheorchard

Padgett Covid Art
Artist: Brooke Padgett/David Padgett
Instagram @padgettcovidart

Michelle Marie Mears Art
Artist:  Michelle Marie Mears
Instagram @mmmearsart

Elyse Frances Art & Design
Artist:  Elyse Frances
Instagram @elyse.frances

Jax & Kate Art Studio
Artist:  Kaity

Katrina Niswander
Artist:  Katrina Niswander
Instagram @katrinanart

Art By Cyd
Artist:  Cydnee
Instagram @artbycyd_2.0

Co-Curated: Designer, Colleen Yappueying


I love a great pair of handmade earrings. I used to make earrings myself so I know the time, effort, and investment needed to make each piece.  Gifting a pair of earrings from any one or all of these local earrings designers would make anyone happy. Unique gifts always win.

Designer: Colleen Yappueying
Instagram @co.curated

Rae Handmade
Designer:  Alex Kania
Instagram @rae_handmade

Sage Kimani Co.
Designer:  Sage Price
Instagram @sagekimanico

The Promise Earrings
Designer: Laneisha Pickens
Instagram @thepromise_earrings

Clay Made Co.
Designer:  Emily
Instagram @clay_madeco

Hexa Handmade 
Designer:  Elissa

Street Spun

Fiber Art

Street Spun
Designer:  Street Spun
Instagram @streetspun

419 Fiber
Designer:  Jill
Instagram @419fiber

Flourish in Fibers
Designer:  Tiara Miller
Instagram @flourishinfiber

Local Photographer, Doug Hinebaugh taking a photo of local maker, Sage Price.


Photography is the gift that lasts. Gifting a portrait session with a professional photographer is an unforgettable experience and the ultimate gift of love. Below are a few of my favorites in the 419. After looking through their portfolios it may be difficult to select just one. If that is the case, just book a session with all of them. 

Tyson Hughes
Instagram: @tysonhughesphoto

Doug Hinebaugh
Instagram @thedougiefresh

Rob Wagner
Instagram @manoverboardimages

Grant Beachy
Instagram @grantbeachy

Lang Thombre
Instagram @wandering.wolf

James Dickerson
Instagram @dirtykics

Marquis Martinez
Instagram @marqatlas

Ellen Dziubek
Instagram @ellendziubek

Instagram @greeneye_photo

Mariah Maddox
Instagram @viewsbyri

Maddie K.
Instagram @capturedbykotak

Anna White
Instagram @annawhitephotography

Nick Corbin
Instagram @nickcorbinproductions


Giving the gift that grows is the ultimate classic gift. Plants are beautiful to look at but also help one stay in touch with nature while improving a person’s overall mood. 

Green Crow Plants
Instagram @greencrowplants

Glass City Succulents

Hoen’s Garden Center

Bensell Greenhouse
Instagram @bensell_greenhouse

Toledo Soap Co.

Bath & Body Care

Handmade soap and body care products are for everyone on your list. These makers have everything you need to pamper your loved one this season. 

Toledo Soap Company
Instagram @toledosoapco

Hollow Moon Apothecary
Instagram @hollowmoonapothecary

Sonia Organics
Instagram @soniaorganics

Vintage Shops

Giving the gift of vintage is special in so many ways. Handpicking a vintage piece is a lot more personal than picking up something from the mall. It takes time and patience to find the perfect piece. Usually that vintage piece is one of a kind which makes the gift even more special. Check out the below local vintage shops to start your search now.

The Weekender Vintage
Instagram @theweekenderfashion

Collected Goods
Instagram @amanda.m.murray.collected

Good Goods Vintage Shop
Instagram @goodgoodsvintageshop

Two Dog Vintage Shop
Instagram @twodogvintage_toledo

The Seductive Duck Vintage

Land of Bohemian
Instagram @land.of.bohemian 

Knock 3 Times Vintage 
Instagram @knock3times_vintage

House of Dow
Instagram @houseofdow

Total Meltdown Candle Co.

Home & Decor

A unique light fixture or an amazing-smelling candle? Both make great gifts. Gifts for the home help one love it even more. 

Toledo Lamp Company
Instagram @toledo_lamp_company

Total Meltdown Candle Co
Instagram @totalmeltdowncandleco

Riverfront Candles
Instagram @riverfrontcandles

Hyggelight and The Growing Candle

Picnic Perfect

Unique Experiences

Gifts of unique experiences like a custom picnic, a special dining experience, or a fun day at a selfie museum are memorable gifts. Especially if it’s something the person receiving the gift does normally seek out to do themselves. These, in my opinion, are the best gifts. 

Picnic Perfect
Instagram @picnicperfect419

Destination Picnic
Instagram @destination_picnic

Fowl & Fodder:  Chef’s Table
Instagram @fowlandfodderdowntown

Brim House: Chef’s Table 
Instagram @brimhousetol

AList Selfie Experience 
Instagram @alistselfieexperience


Your coffee-loving friends will love getting a gift card and bag of coffee from one of these local coffee shops. The 419 has some pretty amazing coffee shops so you can’t go wrong. Most of the coffee shops also have apparel, drinkware, and at-home coffee-making accessories to also choose from. 

Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters
Instagram @maddieandbellacoffeeroasters

The Onyx Cafe
Instagram @theonyxcafe

Sip Coffee
Instagram @sipcoffee

Rustbelt Coffee
Instagram @rustbeltcoffee

Plate One
Instagram @plateonecafe

Plate 21
Instagram @plate21

The Flying Joe
Instagram @theflyingjoe

GrindHrs Co
Instagram @grindhrsco

Flatlands Coffee
Instagram @flatlandscoffee

Brew House Coffee & Bake Shop
Instagram @brewhousemaumee

Brew Coffee Bar
Instagram @brewtoledo 

Black Kite Coffee
Instagram @blackkitecoffee

The Bards Coffee
Instagram @thebardscoffee

Almost Human Coffee
Instagram @almosthumancoffee



If you’re looking for the gift of Toledo Pride, start at these local shops. You’ll have everything you need to help your loved one rep their city in style.

Instagram @jupmode 

Midwest Kids
Instagram @wemidwestkids 

Instagram @imfromthemud

The Gift of Lights

Take the family on the ultimate road trip on the Ohio Holiday Lights Trail. The trail has 42 stops and millions of lights to see. Get on the trail!

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