The holiday season is upon us now, and time is growing short to check off everything on your shopping list! Luckily, Ohio is a prime place to have that unique shopping experience you’re looking for. With gifts and events that you won't find anywhere else, check out our 15 favorite holiday shopping destinations in the Buckeye State.
The German Village in Columbus maintains an authentic 1800s German style and is home to dozens of unique shops, stores, and art galleries that are perfect for a holiday shopping trip. Afterward, you can stop at one of the many pubs, restaurants, or bakeries to grab a bite to eat!
Crocker Park is an outdoor shopping destination with a fantastic mix of national and local retail stores, great restaurants, and relaxing garden spots. They often feature live music outside, transforming your shopping trip into a lifestyle experience!
With over 75 of the nation's top retailers, you're sure to find the right gifts for every one of your friends and family at The Greene. From clothing stores like American Eagle and Banana Republic to tech stores like Apple and AT&T, or the two-story book store in the heart of The Greene, you could spend all day holiday shopping here and never get bored.
The Dayton Mall is one of the largest regional malls in the Springfield-Dayton area and one of the best malls in the country. It features over 100 stores with national anchors like Macy's and Elder-Beerman, and specialty retailer like Forever 21, Journeys, and H&M. There's even an indoor arcade if you need to take a gaming break from your shopping trip.
Settlers' Village is an Amish-style neighborhood of Americana-like shops open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can enjoy the quaint old-country scenic environment of while exploring the arts and crafts shops, antique retailers, quilt shops, toy shops, and more!
Waynesville is famous for its small-town USA business district filled with Mom & Pop shops, art galleries, antique shops, and more. With over 60 shops and restaurants in a five-block area, you'd be remiss if you didn't go treasure hunting at some of the 10 antique specialization shops, four antique malls, or many antique furniture and collectable shops.
Tanger Outlets more than 3,000 outlet stores where you can buy directly from the most popular, brand name manufacturers which means you get the nation's biggest brands for the cheapest you can find them. Don't have time to explore? Tanger outlets allows you to fill out a form online describing what you need and their on-staff personal shopping consultants who will help you find the best deals on the best brands that you can pick up or have delivered straight to your home!
The Easton Town Center takes pride in being the most upscale, aspirational shopping destination in Columbus. Over the holidays, take a trip around the center in one of their horse-drawn carriages. With over 1.8 million square feet of shops, restaurants, and major retail stores, Easton Town Center draws more than 22.5 million visitors each year, but they're committed to providing an experience that feels personal and distinctive from average shopping centers.
Summit Mall is Akron's premier shopping destination, boasting over 125 specialty shops, a wide range of dining options, and major national chains like Banana Republic and an Apple Store. Ride the carousel with your kids while you dine in the food court or take a break at the children’s play area in the center court!
Lane Avenue is an outdoor lifestyle center that showcases a unique mix of over 30 national and local retailers, including everything from Whole Foods Market, to Bed Bath & Beyond to Rusty Bucket Tavern. Pick up some festive winter décor from one of their many Mom and Pop antique shops or pick up gifts for the techies, fashionistas, traditionalists, and everything in between in your family!
The Short North Arts District in Columbus features art, food, drinks, spas, live music, festivals, and even hotels and lodging if your holiday shopping expedition turns into a multi-day adventure, and with so much to do, why wouldn't it? Whether your friends and families are on the cutting edge of the latest trends and styles, or they have an eye for traditional vintage treasures, you're sure to find something to put a smile on the face of anyone you know with the gifts you'll find at the Short North.
Roscoe Village is famous for its shops and restaurants, all featured in brilliantly-restored 19th century buildings for a delightful holiday shopping experience like no other! Pick up some handmade gifts and vintage wines at Canal Cargo or locally-made arts and crafts at Commonwealth America. And if you need a break for lunch, Medbery Marketplace is in a canal era hotel building where you can pick up gourmet foods, international dishes, or delicious chocolates.
Located just minutes from Cleveland and Akron, Aurora Farms Premium Outlets features more than 70 designer and brand name outlet stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, North Face, Nike Factory, and more! Stop by Kay Jeweler's for that special someone in your life or Toys R Us for the kiddies. If you're near Aurora, Ohio, this is the place to be!
Mohican Country in Loudonville is another great little quaint village for finding one-of-a-kind antiques and vintage treasures for the special gifts you won't find anywhere else. You can find handcrafted oak, cherry, and walnut furniture at the Amish Oak Furniture Company, Loudonville-themed pottery, mugs, and clothing at the Blackfork Inn Gift Shop, or take a stroll through the Copper Top Art Gallery which features works from 80 local artists!
Ohio Station is named so for the two authentic English trains that you can take a ride on, the Sophie and the Victoria, to explore everything the shopping center has to offer. And if it’s your child’s birthday, they can even be engineers of a train for the day! They feature 42 different national chain retailers and restaurants as well as 13 Ohio-based retailers for all your holiday shopping needs.