We’re counting down the days to Christmas, getting the last few pieces together for the big day, people are getting more and more excited by the minute – however, you’re taking a count of everyone you’ve gotten a gift for, and you realize that you are short a few gifts…
A lot of people will flock to the big stores, or the internet in hopes of finding that last minute gift, but sometimes people forget there is one more option for gift searching, and that is shopping local for your last minute gift needs.
Venture out to Ross County – and to a city known as the First Capital of Ohio – Chillicothe. Their downtown is filled with beautiful little shops and restaurants. We visited some local gift shops, all in hopes to give you some ideas for a last minute gift.
Merry Christmas to Ewe Chillicothe Ornament – Julie’s Shop on Paint
This wooden ornament is just too cute to overlook, and apparently others think so, too! This ornament is a hot gift item this season for Julie’s Shop on Paint, but ornaments in general have been a big hit for them. This particular ornament would make a great souvenir for family or friends traveling through for Christmas, or a great stocking stuffer or ornament exchange gift.
Located at 92 N Paint St, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Children’s Storytime Toys House and Book – the Mighty Children’s Museum Pop Up Shop
Storytime just became so much more fun and interactive – with this unique gift idea for the little one in your life! Storytime Toys has a line with popular children’s stories that not only comes with a book for little ones can have read to them, but a house to help recreate and act out the story themselves! Promoting imagination and an early encouragement to read, the Mighty Children’s Museum Pop Up Shop currently offers beloved tales such as Hansel and Gretel, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Located at 90 N. Paint Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601
EARresistible Earrings – First Capital Mercantile
Earrings can make a statement, bring an outfit together – and they could be the last minute stocking stuffer you were searching for. First Capital Mercantile carries an earring line created by a local – the brand is known as EARresistible Boutique Earrings. These earrings come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes, so there is always something for someone! What makes these even better, is they can be big – without hurting your ears. They’re super lightweight, and absolutely perfect.
Located at 72 N Paint St, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Hape Wooden Food Toys – Hatch Boutique
Hatch Boutique has a lot of cute gift ideas, from baby, to toddler, and to expecting mothers. One of their more popular gift items is the Hape food line – a wooden series of toys that promotes imagination and fun, all the while educating them about the different types of food. The kits can be about anything from healthy basics, such as milk and eggs, to something as exotic as Sushi. What’s great about Hape’s toys, is they’re made from natural materials that will allow the toy to last and to be passed down to future generations.
Located at 16 W Water St, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Downtown Chillicothe has a lot of choices as far as gift stores and boutiques, but these are a few that will hopefully give you some ideas on that last minute gift idea. So swing by downtown Chillicothe, check out their amazing stores and look out for that perfect gift – think local, and shop local for those last minute gift needs.
To find out more about downtown Chillicothe visit Discover Downtown Chillicothe to see some of their member businesses.
Lauren has been writing since she was at least ten years old – and anywhere she traveled, you could always bet that she would have a journal and a pen in hand. Though she writes mostly for the Dimple Times now, she has dabbled in writing short stories and novels throughout her life.
She’s spent most of her life in Circleville, Ohio – which has been a huge inspiration behind a lot of the locations, situations and ideas she has come up with for her different stories over the years.
Lauren enjoys using her writing to bring enlightening, encouraging and informative content to the Dimple Times – but outside of work, she also enjoys curling up with her cat to watch movies, read or simply to write for herself.