Holiday Gift Guide

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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.  

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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

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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!  

Location: Polaris

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Christmas Gift

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.

Where to Buy

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Chadwick Home is a mesh between my two loves. Home styling and event planning. It is a place where these two things come together to create warm, heartfelt feelings for those that experience a space or a life moment.

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

Christmas Giveaways!

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. 

Happy Holidays!

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Elisabeth
Elisabeth, a native of southwest Ohio, has recently moved back to her home state after 3.5 years in Dallas, TX, y’all. After having their son in early 2015, Elisabeth and her husband knew it was time to make the bittersweet decision to leave Dallas and head back home. Although neither Elisabeth nor her husband are originally from Columbus, it immediately felt comfortable and welcoming, home at last. Elisabeth is mama to a darling, wacky, and scrumptious one-year-old boy, Baby Bean, and married for over four years to the man who stole her heart with a smile junior year in college. Before embarking on her life-long dream of being a stay at home mom, Elisabeth attended law school in Cleveland and then promptly decided to become a real estate agent in Dallas. Elisabeth loves making lists of all kinds, squeezing into skinny jeans whenever possible, and truly believes nothing tastes better than that first cup of morning coffee (with lots of cream). Her favorite things include Cadbury Eggs, Christmas decorations, hotel room service, and watching Baby Bean grow and change each and every day, even if that means toddlerdom is upon her! Elisabeth is passionate about parenting, and loves to learn about the many different types of parents, child-rearing, and how individual families approach various, every day challenges. She hopes her stories can help others see a new perspective, understand that no matter what, they aren’t alone, bring forth a little bit of inspiration, and ultimately help other parents through this nutty job we’ve bestowed upon ourselves.