Where to Get the Best Handmade Holiday Gifts in Cincinnati

Gift-giving is part of the fun of the holiday season, and often one-of-a-kind presents are the most meaningful to give. Plus, this year —considering the supply chain issues— there’s even more of a reason to shop locally and buy handmade holiday gifts in Cincinnati. Support artisans by purchasing handcrafted presents this year. Look no further than our handmade holiday gift guide. Here are six perfect places to buy handcrafted Cincinnati holiday gifts this Christmas. 


two men checking out Cincinnati holiday gifts at a local market

Not only does Lumaze have fantastic light displays, live entertainment, and plenty of things for the kiddos to do, but there is also a holiday market. So plan to attend the event and check folks off your holiday list at the same time. Whether you need something personalized for your new baby niece or are looking for the perfect something for your grandmother, heading to the handmade section of Lumaze is the way to go. 

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

Christmas tree ball

Have plans for the weekend of November 12th-14th? If not, then head to the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market for your gift-giving needs. If you want the first pick, purchase a ticket for the VIP Shopper Morning from 8 am-11 am on the 12th. Otherwise, shop for Cincinnati holiday gifts at your leisure during the whole weekend. They are also hosting giveaways (so you may win a gift or two!) and featuring Santa, which will delight the little ones. 

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The Holiday OFF Market @ Summit Park

Christmas tree adornments

Ok, before we get into all that the Holiday OFF Market in Blue Ash offers, let’s first say a brewery is involved. Plus, the event takes place at Summit Park, which already has plenty of stuff for families to do. This monthly market focuses on Christmas during its November 20th event, and you’ll find artisans, bakers, farmers, and small businesses there. So stroll around in the fresh air and enjoy a brew while you’re shopping for holiday gifts.

Greater Cincinnati Winterfair

Christmas toys and adornments on local market stand

When handmade equals art, then head to the Greater Cincinnati Winterfair, right over the border in Covington, Kentucky. This juried art show happens right after Thanksgiving from November 26th – 28th and features handmade pottery, paintings, and other works of art. It’s the perfect place to shop for someone who loves to fill their home with genuine art pieces. Winterfair is definitely the most upscale event in our handmade holiday gift guide.

City Flea Holiday Market

Billed as a “curated urban flea market,” this Cincinnati Christmas event is perfect for those who want to shop in the evening. Save December 11th (from 4 pm – 9 pm) to shop for handmade goods. The City Flea Market also has vintage vendors and farmers, and you can grab dinner while you’re shopping for Cincinnati holiday gifts.

Pleasant Ridge Montessori’s Handmade Market

somebody taking picture at local holiday market (shows hand, cellphone, and Christmas tree in the background)

Although it’s a bit closer to Christmas, vendors will be well-stocked at the PRM Handmade Market. Shop for all things handcrafted, and grab a bite to eat from one of the many on-site food trucks. Support the school while you buy for everyone on your list. Shopping in December gives maximum holiday vibes, which is why this event made our handmade holiday gift guide list.

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