Last Minute “Local Love” Gift Guide

My friend P.G. Sittenfeld asked me to go on WLW today to share some ideas for Last Minute gifts for anyone still on your shopping list. So, I came up with these ideas that I’ll be sharing on-air at 4:30pm.

Faceing Classes and Makeup
An opportunity to get together with your girlfriends for a night of pampering and learning how to look your best! They do mother/daughter classes (which are $100) or groups of up to six friends for $35 each.

Gift Sets and Gift Certificates to The Party Source
They recently revamped The Party Source and there’s now a craft brewery in back, expanded cigar selection, wine-tasting vending machine, bourbon tasting bar, and more. This is the perfect way to get them in to enjoy all the new expansions.

A local jewelry designer – Krombholz Jewelers in Montgomery – makes these great “Cincinnati Charms.” They’re sterling silver miniature versions of Cincinnati landmarks like Music Hall, The Roebling Bridge and Fountain Square. You can get them a charm bracelet with a charm to start with and then add a new one each year.

Nest in Hyde Park Square
Even though this shop looks girly at first glance with all its jewelry and accessories, it actually has some of the best gifts for guys! For the past few years I’ve gotten my dad’s gifts here, and he’s loved them. Their Red’s gift items are the best like marble coasters with all the vintage Red’s logos on them. Or Cincinnati Reds Game Used Baseball Cufflinks or Used Bat Bottle Opener. Comes with a certificate of authentication with a unique serial number that you can go online and learn when the ball or bat used to make your gift was actually from! ($48-175)

MiCA 12/v in OTR has something for everyone on your list!

  • Cincinnati Grid Necklaces and Earrings ($40-50)
  • Great Cincinnati-themed prints, framed and unframed
  • Fountain Square Mosaic art ($150)
  • Cincinnati-themed T-shirts ($25.99)


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