Retail Roundup: Holiday Shopping 2011
Black Friday is less than two weeks away, so you’re probably either already planning your shopping strategy, or planning to stay as far away from stores as humanly possible. Either way, there’s plenty of local shopping options that are producing or procuring some great gift ideas, and many of them already have these items in stock.
The Attic has new holiday sweaters, jackets, coats and jewelry in stock, and have expanded their skincare products to include items from Portland General Store and Tokyo Milk. They’ve also changed their store hours for the winter to Tuesday through Thursday 3-9pm, Friday & Saturday noon to 10pm, and Sunday noon to 8pm.
What the Rock?! is ramping up their holiday shopping offerings with new Dr. Suess onesies, new guitar picks, new socks, mustache-shaped cookie cutters, baby mustache pacifiers, Ohio cufflinks and volume knob magnets.
B1 Bicycles will be running a 10% off sale on all bikes in stock, starting on November 25th. They’re also offering half-off on tune ups through the entire months of December and January.
The Olive Orchard recently added gourmet Halkidiki olives (stuffed with feta, garlic or sun-dried tomatoes) and Red Kabanaki Peppers stuffed with feta and green olive tapenade to their project line. Additionally, they are soon introducing small batch Red Wine vinegar created by Manchester Hill Estate located in Circleville.
Signature Wines has designed 18 new holiday labels for the 2011 holiday season. They’re also offering free delivery to anyone with I-270 who is ordering two or more cases, and a 10% discount per case of wine bottled with personalized labels.
Wholly Craft is also preparing for the holiday season with new products. They’ve stocked a gift section at the Celebrate Local store at Easton with items from over 30 local artists and crafters. They’ve also added new classes to their schedule of events that runs through the end of the year.
Mary Moon Designs is featuring new tote bags, animal applique wristlets and new aprons.
zeroz is expanding the hours of their Downtown store to cover 11am to 6pm on weekdays starting on Black Friday. They’re also adding some new leather styles and product designs that are available in-store only and not being sold online
Brothers Drake is expanding their bar offerings to include cocktails featuring spirits from Middle West and Watershed and beers from Rockmill Brewery. They’re also stocking up on mead selections for the holidays, which includes Apple Pie, Black Liquorice and Paw Paw flavors.
Mary Catherine’s Antiques is now open on Sunday from 1pm and 5pm, in conjunction with the “Home On High” home decor program. They’ll also be hosting a special sale event during Holiday Hop on December 3rd.
Brian Coovert Floral Design is running a 40%-off special on custom made holiday wreaths ordered before December 1st. His services also include holiday decor installation for residents or businesses who want a professional touch to their decorations this year.
Grid Furnishings recently helped to refurnish the lobby at the Columbus Museum of Art. The space features Ohio-made maple tables, a sofa and chairs from Blu Dot and a floormat from Chilewhich.
Roots Records is currently offering a new live roots high power reggae mix cd every week for free with a $10 purchase. They’re also now offering CD duplication and thermal printing services.
The Hills Market is giving responsibly during the holiday season with their Buy Ohio, Feed Ohio program, which donates 10% of the sale of more than 75 Ohio products to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
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Photos from zeroz, The Olive Orchard and The Hills Market.