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Looking for ways to shop local this year? Main Street Ventures put together this festive list that has everyone on your nice list covered
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Main Street Ventures' Shop Local Guide

Not sure where to start shopping this holiday season?

We've compiled a list of amazing gifts from a group of Main Street Ventures (MSV) grant recipients to encourage you to shop small and shop local. While shopping around town, stop in these storefronts and grab a bite to eat at the restaurants MSV has supported! (Visit this Grant Recipient Map to find one near you)

FOR THE OUTDOORSY TYPE

GIFT A CAMPERVAN ADVENTURE!

Aclipse rents fully equipped campervans for those who are passionate about adventures big and small! If you want to climb at the Red, kayak at the New, or just unwind for the weekend, you will have a cozy place to settle in night after night. Click to learn more: https://aclipsecampervans.com

NETTIE PICKLEBALL - DOUBLE PACK

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America. If you haven’t played yet - why not now!? Nettie's best-selling starter sets are perfect for a pickleball tete-a-tete. Click to learn more: https://playnettie.com

REKKIE SMART SNOW GOGGLES

REKKIE Smart Snow Goggles feature a transparent heads-up display that keeps critical information within easy glancing distance and revolutionizes mountain safety, navigation, and communication. Click to learn more: https://rekkie.com

FOR THE HOME COOK

DOHJOY 1 NET CARB STUFFING

With Dohjoy's 1 Net Carb Stuffing, you can enjoy the holiday feast, and keep it low-carb, too! Tastes just like "regular stuffing" - but without all the carbs and calories, plus 13g fiber and 8g protein per serving! Click to learn more: https://dohjoy.com/products/1-net-carb-stuffing

TICKETY-BOO GRAIN-FREE CRUST

Are you looking for an easy holiday dessert or gift?! Our Grain Free Crusts come in Classic Graham Style and Chocolate Cookie flavors and are ready to use. Nothing to add or any crazy ingredients to buy. Gluten-free made easy and delicious! Click to learn more: https://ticketybootreats.com/order-here

YEE MAMA SAUCES

Yee Mama now offers bottled Scallion Sweet Soy Sauce, Homestyle Chili Oil, and Garlic Sweet Soy Sauce. The perfect addition to their wontons or any dish! Click to learn more: https://www.yeemama.com

FOR THE FASHION ENTHUSIAST

BAQETTE CRESCENT WOODIE

Meet your favorite new accessory & wardrobe essentials! The handcrafted leather crescent with cherry, oak, or walnut wooden handles has a matte leather on one side/ suede on the other tonal stitching. Handmade in Cincinnati! Click to learn more: https://baqette.com

STRIPES DON'T COME EASY II

BlaCkOWned is a community-centric brand highlighting Black Stories and promoting ownership through Fashion and Culture. Pre-Order from the 'Stripes Don't Come Easy' line in collaboration with the Cincinnati Bengals! Click to learn more: https://blackowned19xx.com

INNERJEE COLLECTION BEADED BRACELETS

Junebug Jewelry Designs created the Innerjee Collection of gemstone beaded bracelets. They are designed around the metaphysical properties of the gemstones, allowing every glance to remind you of where your focus needs to be. Click to learn more: https://junebugjewelrydesigns.com

FOR THE COFFEE LOVER

RUYA TURKISH COFFEE KIT

500 years in the making, Turkish coffee is the first brewing method, EVER. Sultans and sultanas of the Ottoman Empire sipped on Turkish coffee. Now you can, too. The Coffee Kit Includes - a bag of super finely ground Rüya Coffee, an Ibrik to cook it with on your stovetop, and a Turkish Coffee Cup/Saucer. Click to learn more: https://ruyacoffee.com

FRANKLIN'S COCONUT COLD BREW

Mom 'n 'em is a coffee & wine shop located in Camp Washington and Madisonville! Franklin's Coconut Cold Brew is their house iced coffee lightly sweetened with coconut. A delicious and refreshing cold brew coffee to get you through the day! Click to learn more: https://momnemcoffee.com

WYCOC GIFT CARD

At Wyoming Community Coffee, they want to host your group, give you a space to work, and even hire your kid. They want you to relax while enjoying high-quality locally-sourced goods. They’re here to create community--and they’re using really great coffee to do it. Click to learn more: https://www.toasttab.com/wyoming-community-coffee/giftcards

MIXICLES

Mixicles are all-natural botanically infused ice cubes that provide an instantly elegant, consistent, and bespoke craft-cocktail (or mocktail) experience. Simply top a cube with your favorite spirit, wine, or other beverage, give it a stir or a shake, and enjoy as the flavors unfold and infuse your drink! Click to learn more: https://mixicles.com

MAD CHEESE CHARCUTERIE BOARD

Mad Cheese and Charcuterie Boards are hand assembled for a beautifully delicious addition to your table. Boards serve 4-6 people and include:3-4 Mad Cheeses, 2 Meats, Sugared fruit, fresh vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers. Products are 100% plant-based, vegan and dairy-free. Click to learn more: https://www.madcheese.com/shop

FOR THE SWEET TOOTH

LULU'S SWEET BOUTIQUE MACARONS

Give the gift of sweets this holiday season by sharing a box of made-to-order french macarons! Check out Lulu's Sweets Boutique opening soon 7745 Cox Ln in West Chester! Click to learn more: https://www.lulussweetbites.com/

THE CHEESECAKERY CUPCAKES

Leave the stress and mess of baking to us this holiday season and let us make you the star of your party! With over 30 flavors of cheesecake cupcakes to choose from, we have something for everyone!! The shop is open seven days a week for walk-in pick up or you can place your order online! Click to learn more: https://www.cincycheesecakery.com/

PANETTONE FILLED WITH GELATO

uGoGelato is an artisanal Gelato shop featuring in-house production near Findlay Market! Gelato (Italian Ice-cream)-stuffed panettone. One (1) Flavor to choose from: Sicilian Pistachio, Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, or Pumpkin Spice. Click to learn more: https://ugogelato.com

FOR THE OFFICE

BOOK A SPA DAY AT INDULJU

Indulju Relaxation Boutique provides a complete and total relaxation experience. Gift your employees or coworkers the complete and total relaxation experience through our corporate wellness program which offers spa services that relax, refresh and renew! Click to learn more: https://www.indulju.com/

LETTERPRESS HOLIDAY CARDS

Bring holiday cheer to friends and family with a letterpress card from Lickety Split Press! nside is left blank for your message. Each card comes with a kraft envelope to match. Click to learn more: https://www.licketysplitpress.com/

LUCCA'S HARVEST HOME BASKET

Lucca Laser Workshop is a woman-owned machine shop and studio focusing on natural, laser-cut gifts, supplies, and decor. Treat your team with a Marble + Wood Serving Tray, Wood & Bone Serving Utensils, Marble & Wood Coaster Set, and Cutting Board Oil! Click to learn more: https://www.luccaworkshop.com

FOR THE TIMES YOU NEED A TREAT!

HONEY CHILD CUSTOM POP BOX

Choose 4 pops from the available flavors and pick them up from Findlay Kitchen in this festive holiday box! Email sarah@honeychildpops.com for a list of available flavors and to place your order. Click to learn more: https://www.honeychildpops.com/

SWEET MAE'S COOKIES - FOUR PACK

Order four packs of the staple flavors, Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk, Rainbow Sprinkle Celebration, and Lemon White Chip all year long! You also have the option to order the monthly assortment or the special monthly flavors! Click to learn more: https://sweetmaescookies.com

PAKTLI CELEBRATION BOX

PAKTLI is a company that creates handmade puffed ancient grain snacks made with puffed amaranth plus puffed quinoa and millet, highly nutritious ancient grains that are also considered superfoods. Every box includes: 12 handmade Paktli snacks and a handmade fabric piece from Oaxaca! Click to learn more: https://paktlifoods.com/products/gift-box

FOR THE KIDS

HEALTHY ROOTS DOLLS

Zoe, Gaiïana, and Marisol are here to help other girls learn to love their curls. Their hair is specially designed full of curl power to be styled just like real hair. They teach all their new curlfriends how to wash, style, and care for their hair through play! Click to learn more: https://healthyrootsdolls.com

1-ON-1 WITH AN ASTRONAUT!

Do you have a son or daughter who loves science? Have they ever wondered about space or becoming an astronaut someday? TinnCann exists because big dreams feel more within reach when you can talk to someone who has done it before. Karen Nyberg made two trips to the space station, which she lived aboard for six months, and she's available to chat on TinnCann! Use 'MSVChristmas' for 20% off! Click to learn more: https://tinncann.com/

QLICIOUS HANDCRAFTED BUBBLE TEA

Take the kids for a drink so social media-worthy they might tag you! Qlicious creates premium Handcrafted Bubble tea and whole-heartedly made pastries. Visit them in Liberty Township or their OTR Location opening soon! Click to learn more: https://www.everythingcincy.com/listings/qlicious-bubble-tea-pastries-main-street-ventures-grant-recipients-liberty-township-oh

BOSA - TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR TASKS

Bosa is a collaborative to-do list that engages your community to help you accomplish your tasks. Start the new year off right by prioritizing your tasks and joining a community to help! Get Free Early Access on the Bosa Website! Click to learn more: https://www.bosa.life/

DON'T LET SCHEDULING TAKE OVER!

Get Together Al is an automated messaging software that instantly identifies the best time for everyone on a group text message chain to get together. Give the gift of instant scheduling to your entire team! Free via Text, Microsoft Teams, and Slack. Click to learn more: https://www.gettogether.ai

COLLECT YOUR LOOSE CHANGE

Koinage App (iOS and Android) provides shoppers who use cash an option to collect their loose change electronically. Participating merchants can pay up to $99.99 in change to shoppers via a simple QR code scan. Free, available on iOS and Android. Click to learn more: https://www.koinageapp.com

MSV launched in 1999 with a focus on providing tech companies with a physical structure and wifi network. In 2005, MSV launched The Brandery, a seed-stage startup accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati region - namely branding, marketing, and design. As the needs of the entrepreneurial ecosystem have evolved, Main Street Ventures launches new initiatives to meet the challenges of the future. For more information, visit here.

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