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 shop local this season.
Below you’ll find gift ideas, which can be found at local businesses throughout Central Ohio.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Columbus Moms Blog
[P.S. To help make your season extra merry and bright we are giving away many of the items featured. Check our Facebook page throughout the holiday season for a chance to enter these flash giveaways.]
This guide is brought to you by the wonderful businesses featured throughout the guide. We couldn’t have done it without them! But rest assured, each item was personally checked out and reviewed by the CMB staff.
The Little Gym Gift Card
Give the gift of The Little Gym! With retail items, special winter camp and Parent Survival Nights and weekly classes, you’ll be able to check off all the kiddos on your gift list! The Little Gym offers Parent-child classes for children under 3, Pre-k for children 3-6 and Grade School classes for 6-12 year olds.
Purchase a gift card online here: The Little Gym
CMB Review: Great for kids of all ages, we have loved attending the Little Gym since my oldest was 18 months. He’s now almost 4 and continues to improve in his gross motor skills, learning team building techniques, as well as his listening skills, all while getting energy out and, most importantly, having FUN!
Where to Buy
Beat the winter blues by enrolling your child in weekly classes and winter camps at The Little Gym! Our non-competitive gymnastics based program is designed for children 4 months-12 years of age. At The Little Gym of Polaris, our environment is fun, but our purpose is serious. That’s why we embrace a proprietary philosophy called Three-Dimensional Learning, in which physical activity is a conduit for nurturing your whole child. The Three-Dimensional Learning approach to skill development means that every class we offer fosters growth in three holistic dimensions—Brain Boost!, Get Moving! and Citizen Kid!
Meza Monthly Wine Club Subscription
Meza’s Monthly Wine Club is a great way to explore the world of wine! Two bottles per month, customizable options, and tons of member perks!
CMB Review: We all have that friend/family member who has everything, yet you still want to treat them to something nice. A wine club membership is the perfect option! It’s a recurring gift, something they will use up, and with two bottles a month not overwhelming.
Where to Buy
Meza Wine Shop stocks a collection of 800+ wine labels and continue to grow and expand their assortment. Meza brings their customers a unique assortment of wines that are top quality and affordable. Whether you are looking for a great weeknight wine or a special bottle to commemorate an occasion, Meza has a variety of offerings that will fit your needs.
Store Location: Uptown Westerville
Lazer Kraze Gift Card
The best gift of all is to let them pick whatever they want to do at Lazer Kraze! From awesome laser tag to bouncing off the walls on the trampoline or a round of Cyber Sport, there’s something for even the biggest kids on your list!
CMB Review: With two locations to choose from (Lewis Center and Gahanna), Lazer Kraze is a perfect spot for those cold winter days. This gift is best for older kids, and makes a great stocking-stuffer.
Where to Buy
Lazer Kraze is an entertainment facility featuring laser tag, trampolines, inflatables, cyber sport, an arcade, pizza and soft drinks. There are two locations serving the Central Ohio region, each with slightly different offerings. Be sure to check out the website for more information.
Locations: Lewis Center and Gahanna
Bottled Old Fashioned Cocktail
Looking for a gift that’s as delicious as it is convenient? Watershed Distillery’s Bottled Old Fashioned cocktail is ready to go right out of the bottle. We did the hard work for you, so you can take your good old fashioned time. Just open, pour, enjoy with friends and family. Find Watershed’s Bottled Old Fashioned, along with their award-winning family of gins, in Columbus liquor stores.
CMB Review: Delicious! I recently enjoyed a Watershed Old Fashioned on a girls’ night out and I loved it. It was strong and flavorful, and even after multiple rounds of ice (I’m a slow drinker!), never lost it’s kick or taste. My husband and I always stock a full bar, especially around the holidays, and this will definitely now be added to the menu.
Where to Buy
Watershed Distillery was built to make exceptional spirits. Firmly rooted in the belief that success doesn’t happen overnight and certainly not by chance, Watershed seeks to create and celebrate change within the community and beyond. Columbus based distillery, home to spirits and cocktails by the bottle, offering tours, a full kitchen, and private events.
Location: Grandview – bottled beverages also available at liquor stores
Wooden Ohio "Home" Sign
The OHIO wood sign measures 6” by 24” and can be customized with any state. This particular piece has 2 stain color options, espresso and a lighter gray.
CMB Review: The perfect gift for Ohioans near and far. A subtle, yet effective way to proclaim our love for the Buckeye state – and what makes it even more special? It’s handcrafted right here in Columbus, Ohio!
Where to Buy
Elizabeth Grace Decor represents both of the owner’s daughters’ middle names, truly giving life to the fact that this is a locally owned, mom run, business. With everything from hilarious t-shirts, sweatshirts, cozy blankets and funny totes, Elizabeth Grace Decor loves to make custom works with your ideas, including custom wood signs. Everything from coordinates of an address of a first home, honeymoon or just a last name and “est.” Elizabeth Grace Decor would LOVE to make your ideas come to life!
2019 Elf Box
The 2019 Elf Box was specifically crafted to be easy and fun. Supporting families with my creativity in helping make this Elf tradition magical and stress free…we are truly in this together! The 2019 box has a few favorites from last year but all on different days. I worked hard to create a fresh, new spin on this year’s box. I really wanted to add things that are silly, as that is key for any Elf! It was also important to me to create days with meaning behind them for the kiddos, for your family and for your greater community.
CMB Review: What a perfect gift to surprise family and friends with before Christmas (yay for cutting down on Christmas Day clutter!). Perfectly organized and creative, the Elf Box helps me create 25 days of magical fun for my family while also removing some of the seasonal stress from my to-do list.
Botox and Teeth Whitening Services
$12 Botox Units AND $100 off our Platinum or Gold ZOOM Teeth Whitening Packages
CMB Review: We love the all female staff at Northstar! Taking the time for self-care is a great confidence boost.
Where to Buy
Give (or give yourself!) the gift of looking and feeling amazing! Northstar offers instant-beauty-gratification through their professionally offered Botox and ZOOM Teeth Whitening services. Say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles with $12 Botox units and enjoy an instantly radiant smile, up to eight shades whiter with Philips Professional ZOOM Whitening at $100 OFF!
The Salt House of Worthington Gift Card
Give the gift of health and relaxation this year! Let us help you plan a night out for you and 5 of your friends and come experience dry salt therapy in a beautiful, serene setting – you can even bring your own snacks and beverages!
CMB Review: Gifts of experience are a real treat. Heading to The Salt House of Worthington is a great way to relax and unwind, especially after a busy holiday season.
Where to Buy
The Salt House features Dry Salt Therapy in either our Relaxation Room, our Salt Booth, or Salty Playtime for the kiddos. We also offer a far Infared Laser Sauna, LED Light Therapy and Massage Therapy. Gift cards are 25% off through December 31! Come find out what all the buzz is about!
Little Italy Olive Oil Sampler Pack
Little Italy Olive Oil Sampler Pack: fresh olive oils and aged balsamics perfect for Italian inspired cuisine.
CMB Review: This makes a great hostess gift and one that truly everyone will love. It’s practical and it’s fun to sample a few of the different flavors.
Where to Buy
Located in Historic Downtown Delaware, OH, Olivina Taproom is your destination for super premium olive oils and vinegars. Crushed to perfection and bottled fresh, we offer over 50 varieties to choose from. At Olivina, we endorse a natural food culture driven by promoting healthy eating, in-store education and community connections! Try out our Little Italy Sampler Pack this Holiday Season, featuring mini bottles of our Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Barolo Wine Vinegar, Milanese Gremolata Infused Olive Oil, Dark Balsamic Vinegar,Family Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil and White Balsamic.
Enter to Win the CMB Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!
That’s right! The holly jolly elves at CMB are gifting an item from some of the businesses listed above! We love everything on this list so much, we want to share the love. Check our Facebook page frequently for these giveaway opportunities.