Cincinnati Holiday Gift Guide

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Presenting your annual Cincinnati holiday gift guide! Whether you’re looking for awesome new gift ideas for your kids, want experiences to gift, or are searching for a good cause to gift to on behalf of your family, we’ve got our top picks all rounded up here for you.

holiday gift ideas in cincinnati

We have found some of the coolest new gift ideas for you this holiday season! Plus, we secured exclusive discounts for our readers AND a giveaway!

Yoto

yoto holiday gift guide

Use code CINCIMOMCOLLECTIVE10 for $10 off any purchase of $50 or more!
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YOTO PLAYER UNBOXING!

Inspire creative learning and play with Yoto! Yoto puts kids in control of an inspiring world of audio. Their award-winning audio players let kids aged 3-12+ explore over 1,000 titles without a screen. No microphones. No cameras. No ads.

“Absolutely love the Yoto Player! It helps to calm my son when his anxiety is high. He has had the Yoto Player for a year, and it has helped in so many ways that this year we got him the Yoto Mini for on-the-go. Even better, we have Yoto Club, so we receive a fun and exciting delivery every month with 2 new cards! These are definitely our best purchases; they are used daily and throughout the night.” – CMC Parent

Elf Antics

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Use code CINCYMOM for 10% off their entire store!

Don’t let your little elf visitor from the North Pole stress you out. Elf Antics’ kits are truly sanity savers for the busy holiday season. No more disappointed kids because of a lame elf. Learn to love your elf again with their kits that include everything you need for a quick stress-free set up. Impress the kids and make magical memories all season long. Elf season just got easier!

“I think the Elf on the Shelf is a wonderful idea and a fun Christmas tradition! We have had our little elf for several years now, and we miss her between Christmas night and the day after Thanksgiving. We named her ‘Vixen’, and it suits her well, because she is always getting into some sort of mischief! Elves are a LOT of work, so having kits like from Elf Antics is a holiday lifesaver!!!” – Courtney Snow, CMC Owner

Make sure to watch THIS CLIP from when CMC was on FOX19 NOW to chat about elves on the shelves around Cincy. 

goSili

gosili stocking stuffers

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goSili Holiday Sale!

Our friends at goSili are having an awesome holiday sale right now through the end of the year. Looking for a great stocking stuffer idea? Get their Merry & Bright pack of straws for the whole fam!

goSili Reusable Silicone Straws are made from nontoxic, platinum silicone and can be used over and over again. Standard in length, this multi-pack of straws will allow you to enjoy every sip of your beverage all while reducing your plastic footprint. They have more than straws! Check out their site to see all their cups, lids, and so much more.

pediped

pediped holiday gift

We’re giving away a FREE pair of pediped shoes* to one lucky mama! To enter, email us at [email protected] by December 10, 2022 at 8pm EST with the subject line “pediped Entry” and let us know what your favorite part of the holidays is. We’ll select the winner after December 11, 2022.

*Pick any shoe from their site (based on availability). Open to continental US and Canada entrants. Must be following pediped’s Instagram page to be eligible to win.

2022 Holiday Gift Guide by pediped®

Give the Gift of Healthy Foot Development

Now is the time to begin planning for a holiday shopping season that will surely be busy, to say the least! The secret to making that happen is the pediped® Holiday Gift Checklist! They’ve highlighted the best shoe options by age and walking stage to make shopping for your friends and family a breeze this holiday season! Make 2022 your most special gift-giving year yet.

Womple

womple holiday gift guide

Use code LOUISVILLEMOMS for 50% off your first box on any WompleBox subscription (Monthly, 3 Months, 6 Months, or 12 Months) – Thanks to our Sister Site, Louisville Mom Collective!

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Bring the wonders of the world to your child’s fingertips with WompleBox! WompleBox is an award-winning subscription box that takes your child on a rollicking adventure to a new country each month. It’s the most engaging and exciting way for kids to discover geography, culture, sciences, wildlife, and more to deepen their knowledge of the world. Every box includes an illustrated early-reader adventure book that will transport them to a new place, two hands-on STEAM projects, fold-out map & fact-filled country guide, ‘Pen Pal Pack’ with stickers, stationery, envelope, and postcard, and a collectible from each place.

WOMPLE UNBOXING!

experience to gift in cincinnati

If your houses are anything like ours, the last thing you need this holiday season is more stuff. More toys, more gadgets, more anything! If we had to guess, our friends and family would most likely say the same thing.

This Holiday Season, give the gift of our city.

Living in a diverse city is amazing because it offers so many fun options, and we bet something on this list is the perfect gift for someone special in your life.

McHarper Manor

mcharper manor experiences to gift
1011 Business 28, Suite E
Milford, OH 45150

At McHarper Manor, they believe in the world-changing power of creativity and community! Their studio has become Cincinnati’s leading creative space for kids, teens, and adults to explore their creative powers in a variety of ways. Through weekly classes, day camps and mini-camps, one-time workshops, and private events, they hope to make something beautiful with everyone they meet. Knowledgeable instructors and low student-teacher ratios make their sessions intimate and impactful. Check out their classes and event listings to see what you can learn & create next!

“We loved McHarper Manor! During the pandemic shutdowns, Tabitha and her team put on free art classes for the entire world! She had followers from across the globe making art! This speaks to what the studio stands for. Our daughter took some classes there and made amazing projects! She felt cared about as an artist and a person with McHarper Manor! Love them!” – Feliz Hall

Our team is having a post-holiday event there in January, and we can’t wait!!!

The Craft Lab

Empowering Humans Through Creativity

The Craft Lab in Milford’s unique gift store has one of the largest selections of locally, hand-made products in the area. Many of their local artists also offer a variety of workshops in their new, expanded space, where you can learn a new skill and have fun at the same time. They’re best known for The Paint Playground Experience where your group has 45 minutes to explore with paint :: throwing paint from brushes, dripping paint with pipettes, painting with squirt guns, and even waving your canvas. Your group has the room to yourselves where you can let loose, play your favorite music, and paint everything from your canvas to the walls and furniture!

“Hidden gem in Milford. What a fun experience. Take the family, and go get messy. The gift shop is amazing with fun DIY craft kits, local art, and cool gifts.” – Danieal Barratt

Make sure to tell them the Cincinnati Mom Collective sent you!

Presenting the CMC TOP 25 Cincinnati gift experience recommendations below:

  1. Tour Cincinnati on a Pedal Wagon
    (CMC Mom Tip: Check out the mural tour and add some art to the exercise.) 
  2. Cincinnati Nature Center Family Membership
  3. Family membership to Gorman Heritage Farm
    (CMC Mom Tip: Design your own “gift certificate” that can be redeemed for a week of summer camp!)
  4. Family Pass to Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens
  5. Play Passes & Mom’s Day Out Passes to Learning Through Play Café 
  6. Smale Riverfront Park outing, including Carol Ann’s Carousel
    (CMC Mom Tip: Pre-purchase the tokens and wrap them up with a carousel ornament.)
  7. Tickets to any show at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
    (CMC Mom Tip: If you splurge on season tickets, you get free parking at a nearby garage.)
  8. Day or Season passes to discover and learn at Cincinnati Museum Center
  9. Explore with a Zoo Troop Class
  10. Gift Certificate for Kids in the Kitchen Cooking classes this summer at The Art of Entertaining
    (CMC Mom Tip: Pair this gift with a fun apron to wear when you go.)
  11. Get creative at Mad Potter
  12. Take a family dinner or kid’s cruise on the B&B Riverboats
    (CMC Mom Tip: A family membership makes for lots of cruising fun!)
  13. Overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge. 
  14. Annual Passes to Newport Aquarium
  15. Give the gift of safety with swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School.
    (CMC Mom Tip: Goldfish offers a holiday gift package for lessons purchased around the holiday that makes the shopping super simple.)
  16. Coney Island Season Passes
    (CMC Mom Tip: Season Pass pricing is the lowest around the holidays!)
  17. Discover at the Cincinnati Observatory
  18. EnterTRAINment Junction 1st Class Boarding Pass
  19. Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Tickets
    (CMC Mom Tip: The Lollipops Family Series is an amazing way to introduce children to the orchestra.)
  20. Explore Cincinnati and/or Newport history with an American Legacy Tour
  21. Tickets to a show at the Aronoff Center for the Arts
  22. Make your own candle at Manitou Candle Co.
    (CMC Mom Tip: This is a great excuse to plan a night out with your tween/teenager) 
  23. Gift card for adventure at ZipCity
  24. Catch a show at Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre
  25. Great Parks of Hamilton County Annual Pass

You truly can’t go wrong giving the gift of Cincinnati; exploring our beautiful city while creating meaningful, lasting memories with your loved ones.

Don’t forget, if you visit any of these local spots, tag us on Instagram @cincymomcollective with your #MomsAroundCincy photos!

causes to gift to in cincinnati
give like a mother cincinnati

Give Like a Mother (G.L.A.M.) is a licensed 501(c)3 nonprofit, clothing assistance program that supplies children in need with seasonally appropriate clothing. 

Although, they operate on gently-used clothing, they pride themselves on providing quality, in-style clothing to their clients at no cost to them. They want children to be proud to wear the clothing they receive. They believe this can increase self-esteem, decrease ridicule, and in turn have a positive effect on their experience and performance in school. 

While their name is fun and a little sassy, they mean it as a challenge. Too often, mothers give everything they can for their children and it is still not enough.

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