If you would love to shop locally this holiday season, but don’t know where to start, this list of 6 local gift ideas is perfect for you!

  1. A mug from a local coffee shop. In the last few years we’ve seen a rush of local coffee shops opening up all over the community. Odds are, you have a coffee lover on your list that has a favorite… so find out what shop they love and pick up a branded coffee mug, so they can sip their java, in style.
  2. A book written by a local author. Ode to Love by Sarah Dickey is beautiful and inspirational… and as one reviewer put it, it’s like your morning coffee… but in book form!
  3. An album produced by a local musician. Sticking with the arts… Youngstown has developed an amazing local music scene, and an album produced by a local musician makes a great gift for vinyl aficionados and music lovers of all types. A compilation album, like JD Eicher – A Collection is a great way to introduce someone to their next favorite artist.
  4. A hand poured candle made by a local artisan. For those who like to rock… have we got a gift idea for you! For a locally made, some might say music-infused, candle, check out 1820 House Candles. These extraordinary fragrance combinations would fill anyone’s home with warmth and coziness.
  5. A Youngstown-themed piece of home decor. If you’re buying for someone that wants to turn their house into a home, check out Spruce Home Décor’s new popup shop in Downtown Youngstown. There you’ll find a collection of gorgeous and unique handmade pieces… like this throw pillow that features most of Mahoning and Trumbull county.
  6. A graphic tee showing hometown pride. Speaking of popup shops, Youngstown Clothing Company has their new store in the Southern Park Mall, where you can pickup trendy and comfortable fashions that highlight our proud past and promising future. Their assorted selection of tees, hoodies and sweats are perfect for anyone on your list that loves to show their hometown pride.

And that’s our list! Hopefully this will inspire you to get out there and fill the space under your tree with awesome local products.

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Learn more about some of the featured businesses in past videos: Stone Fruit Coffee CompanyComin’ Home with JD Eicher1820 House CandlesSpruce Home Decor