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Pedal Wagon Cincinnati Local Holiday Gift Guide 2020


2020 has been a year for the books. While we can celebrate that it’s finally almost over, it’s now more important than ever before to help and support local businesses in our community so they can try to end the year on a positive note. So, what’s the best way to do this? Shop small and shop local this holiday season!

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite local holiday gift ideas and even some fun ways to safely celebrate this holiday season. Not only are gifts from small businesses usually more unique and carefully made, your support really goes a long way since many of these companies have worked twice as hard this year, jumping through hoops to get them ready for you safely.

  1. Perfect for any craft beer or Cincinnati-lover, Northern Row Brewery & Distillery has an awesome orange & blue hat that would make anyone happy this year. Plus, everyone could use some of their hand sanitizers (because, 2020), so throw them in everyone’s stockings! And, if you’re looking for a way to take a break from holiday shopping, head into their taproom for a delicious beer or drink.
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    Image credit: Northern Row


  2. Stressed about cooking for the holidays? Three amazing local businesses have teamed up to take the worrying off your plate! Order your Holiday Take & Bake Meal, featuring slow-smoked hams, homemade sides, fresh-baked pies, and perfectly-paired wines from Revel Urban Winery, Avril-Bleh Meats, & Lucius Q. And if you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover on your list, gift a Virtual Tasting from Revel. Can’t meet up with someone you’ll be missing this year? Send a bottle of wine or two their way!

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    Image credit: Lucius Q


  3. Does your giftee love hitting up some of the best bars in Cincy? Gift them a 4EG gift card from places like Rosedale, Igby’s, or Low Spark! If they’re not ready to head there in person, they also all have awesome merch to rep in the meantime.

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    Image credit: Rosedale OTR


  4. Have an Ohio gamer on your list? This 16-Bit Space Invader Hoodie is sure to make them smile!

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    Image credit: 16-bit


  5. There’s still time to shop in person at the Winter Market at Washington Park! Featuring regional artisans and crafters in newly-designed huts, you’re sure to find something special on your list and have some fun yourself doing so! Plus, you can take the Cincinnati Bell Connector (aka the streetcar) for FREE to Fountain Square’s Ice Rink afterward. a sign on the side of a road
  6. Let Cincinnati’s iconic Arnold’s Bar & Grill get your holiday shopping (for both food and gifts) done in a jiffy! They’re whipping up delicious food and drinks to preorder, such as their special Christmas Cocktail: Ronda’s home-made spiked eggnog, lamb pot pie, take-and-bake biscuits, and gravy casserole, Grippo’s mac and cheese, and so much more. Yum! Their Cincinnati beanies are perfect for anyone on your list and they even have a Holly Jolly Hangover Vinyl Album!

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    Image credit: Arnold’s Bar & Grill

  7. Love ArtWorks as much as we do?! Gift some ArtWorks swag and bundles to support their mission of transforming people and places through investments in creativity. Check out their list of options, here.
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  8. Looking for a stocking stuffer? How about a Cobblestone gift card?! They’re doing a special promotion, where you get $5 free when you buy $25.

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    Image credit: Cobblestone OTR


  9. From cool wooden coasters to awesome pride tees, a gift from Queen City Radio never disappoints!

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    Image credit: Queen City Radio

  10. Stumped? Rhinegiest has you covered. Head in for a pint or two and pick up some amazing gifts. Not feeling like going in person? Their website is stocked with items like a blue/orange scarf, dad plaid flannel blanket, neck gaiter, LED sign, and a Babygeist onesie for anyone who’s expecting!

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    Image credit: Rhinegeist

  11. Give the gift of a round of beer with a Queen City Exchange gift card. Email [email protected] to purchase and they’ll have it ready for pick-up the next day! They also have some extra shirts, so email them to inquire about style and sizes!

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    Image credit: Queen City Radio

  12. Give the gift of experience with a Pedal Wagon gift certificate! We could all use some fun in 2021, so buy today to use next year! For a limited time, our gift certificates are 30% off. As our gift to you this year, we’re letting you choose any amount you want to gift and we’ve gotten rid of expiration dates, meaning your purchase is 100% worry-free. With so many pedal-powered experiences to choose from, a Pedal Wagon gift certificate is great for anyone on your list. Plus, your giftee can visit any of the local businesses we’ve highlighted above!
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