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Hey Columbus! Shop Independent for the Holidays

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The holiday shopping season kicks into full swing this week with Black Friday quickly approaching. Avoid the crowds at Easton and Polaris and instead check out the plethora of small independent boutiques that can be found in and around downtown! Here’s some links to local businesses to get some ideas flowing. Feel free to contribute to the list via comments below.

Au Moda – Mens & Women’s fashions can be found at this South Campus Gateway boutique.

B1 Bicycles – Got a cyclist to buy for this year? Get them some accessories downtown from this shop.

CaJohn’s Flavor and Fire – Add a bit of heat to your holiday gifts with some hot sauce from this North Market Vendor.

Cj Daniels – A variety of men’s and women’s clothing lines fill this downtown boutique in the heart of the Red Brick District.

Dine Originals – Buy a gift card online for one of the excellent original dining options in Columbus including Café Corner, Katzinger’s Delicatessen, Press Grill, Surly Girl Saloon, Due Amici, The Refectory, and more!

Lave – Handcrafted Bath Products are always a great holiday gift from this shop in the South Campus Gateway.

Le Luxe – Women’s boots, shoes, and accessories can be found at this South Campus Gateway boutique.

Loot – Loot features a great collection of furniture, fabric, bedding and gifts in the Short North.

North Market – Want a gift with some variety to it? Grab a Gift Certificate to the North Market for that person who likes options.

On Paper – Pick up some items for a gift or have some custom stationary made at this Short North shop.

Paul Robinett – With over 70 fragrances to choose from in this Short North store, you’ll find a candle to fit just about anyone on your gift-buying list.

Rivet – Grab a one-of-a-kind custom toy for any collectors you know from this store/gallery in the Short North.

Schmidt’s Fudge Haus and Gifts – This German Village shop offers exactly what the name says… fudge and gifts!

Seagull Bags – Grab a locally-made customized bag online for someone you really care about.

Skreened.com – What could be better than a one-of-a-kind custom made T-Shirt for Christmas? You can buy them online or stop in the Clintonville shop.

SoBo Style – The best in Clintonville home decor comes from this shop on High Street.

Sole Classics – Got a Sneaker Freak in your life? Grab them a new pair in the Short North!

The Book Loft – With 32 rooms of books in this German Village shop, you’re bound to find a book for anyone you’re buying a gift for.

The Source by Wasserstrom – An excellent collection of kitchen items can be found at this North Market vendor.

Tigertree – This Short North boutique offers unique clothing and gift items that you won’t find anywhere else in Columbus.

What The Rock ?! – Need a gift with a Rock and Roll edge? Stop by this Short North boutique for a great variety of gift ideas.

Y Boutique – This South Campus Gateway store offers a variety of women’s clothing and accessories.

Y Sadiq Diamond – You can’t go wrong with diamonds. Stop downtown in the Red Brick District to browse through the collection.

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