Let the Holiday Shopping Begin! #KeepItLocal

November 18, 2014

A great way to buy local this holiday season is by participating in Small Business Saturday on November 29. Held between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to do a little holiday shopping at local hometown businesses. You get high-quality items with a personal touch while supporting locally family-owned businesses such as these distinctive shops below.

BrummersBrummer's Chocolates – Candy makers since 1904, this store features homemade chocolates, candies, a large selection of sugar-free treats, many gift items, and a large selection of Polish pottery.

Christi's Just for Ewe – Seven shops in one stop! Try on wonderful jewelry, apparel, and shoes; taste gourmet goodies, including homemade fudge, soups, teas, and coffees. Try your hand at knitting, crocheting, spinning, or weaving in the beautiful yarn shop.

Decidedly Different - This cozy coffee, tea, and gift emporium offers Vera Bradley handbags and accessories, beach glass jewelry, unique gifts, and baby items.

Frosty Bar - Put a little island in your life! Shop the online gift shop for Frosty Bar souvenirs, gift certificates, apparel, and more.

Liberty Aviation Museum Gift Shop – This museum store offers one-of-a-kind items and artwork including plane models, books, clothing, and memorabilia of both vintage aircraft and Ford Tri-Motor aviation.

Merry-Go-Round Museum Gift Shop – At this gift shop you can find many unique and interesting gifts including a carousel leg lamp, similar to the leg lamp made famous in the movie “A Christmas Story.”

Sawmill Creek Shops – This restored 1800's barn offers a variety of upscale fashions for men and women, home accessories, gifts, and gourmet food items.

Shirt Shack – Shirt Shack offers the area's largest selection of souvenir t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and collectibles. Lake Erie Love t-shirts are also available for purchase.

The Olive SceneThe Olive Scene – Offering over 50 different types of olive oils and balsamic vinegars; the olive oils are pressed to enhance both flavor and nutrition. Rounding out the experience is a selection of specialty foods, cruets, handmade pottery, and other items.

Tre Sorelle Cioccolato – Enjoy premium chocolates made by hand in an on-site professional kitchen. Ingredients are sourced locally when possible, with no added preservatives. One local ingredient source is Firelands Winery – Tre Sorelle is known for its wine-infused chocolates and truffles.

Vine & Olive – Vine & Olive is a specialty Mediterranean store featuring a selection of baked goods, imported market items, wines, and prepared foods.

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