Find The Perfect Gift Right Here In Northern Kentucky:
10 Local Shopping Treasures
Most years, I am able to finish my Christmas shopping without even leaving my house. However, this year, I have discovered some really unique gifts hidden right here in Northern Kentucky. Purchasing through local businesses can not only leave you with the perfect one of a kind gifts, but also support our local small businesses. Here, we’ve got you covered with ideas for the art lover to the family pet!
*Be sure to confirm store hours be fore heading out. Some stores may have adjusted seasonal hours.
1. Brand My Steak
Perfect for: Any man or griller
If you have a griller in your life, here is the perfect gift- personalized steak branders. With a large selection of sports teams, images, numbers and monograms, you are sure to find one that any griller would be proud to brand their steaks with. This company in based in Northern Kentucky, but the product is shipped from an out of state location. Items are available by delivery only and should be ordered by December 15 to ensure delivery by Christmas.
Let Brand My Steak know you heard about them on ParentingInNKY.com by using discount code “parentingnky” for 10% off orders over $50.00!
2. Bridewell Crystalline Gems
467 Foote Ave. Bellevue/ 859-663.6945
Perfect for: The woman in your life
Bridewell Crystalline Gems has some great jewelry made of the most unique, beautiful gems. Where do they find such brilliant gems? Why, they grow them of course! Not only do they offer the premade jewelry, but they will work with you to custom design exactly what you desire. Still aren’t convinced? Stop by for their Open House on Saturday, December 14 from 12:00pm-5:00pm.
Perfect for: all women and girls
The eastern culture’s use of Henna in tattooing, isn’t just for skin. Jewelry and candles are just two other things Henna can be used on. Click on over to Cincy Party’s Facebook Page and check out a couple of examples. Each item is made by hand and personalized uniquely to who it is made for.
Mention ParentingInNKY.com. All orders over $50 receive a free candle!
4. Stoney’s Gifts and Toy Shoppe:
All Things Princess & Fairy
323 W 6th St, Covington / (859) 655-9571
Hours: T, Th, F 11 am-5 pm/ W 12pm-7pm / Sa 12pm-3pm
Perfect for: young girls
Have a little princess on your list? We’ve found her store! I’m not going to try to describe this cute little store any better than they do: “Tucked away in MainStrasse Village, this house with the purple porch and the glitter floors is fast becoming a popular destination for those seeking quality, unique and educational gifts for their little ones! Stoney is diligent about seeking out those products that meet her high standards (most of which are not found in the big box stores).”
Be sure to mention you read about them on The Parenting In Northern Kentucky Blog and receive a free gift!!
5. The Magic Shop
526 Philadelphia Street, Covington/ (859) 491-1313
Hours: M , T , Sa 11am-5pm / W & F 11am-6pm
Perfect for: All kids and adults, including that hard to buy for teenage boy
The art of magic is still alive in NKY and The Magic Shop is where you’ll find some of it! Stop in and you are sure to find the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person on your list! From 5 years old – teenagers- 50, who doesn’t love magic!?!? Another little store along Mainstrasse, The Magic Shop was opened over 15 years ago out of Artie Kidwell’s passion for magic. If you see Artie, just ask. I bet he’d show you a trick or two 😉
6. Blue Marble Books
1356 South Ft. Thomas Ave, Ft. Thomas./ (859) 781-0602
Hours: M, F & Sa 10am-5pm / Tu, W, & Th 10am-8pm/ Sun (Thanksgiving-Christmas only) 1pm-4pm
Perfect for: All kids
Blue Marble Books is a cute little book store with not only books, but educational games, puzzles, toys and more Here’s what they have to say about their store , “Blue Marble Books, which has served the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area since June 1979, features the best in children’s literature for all ages from infancy to teen. We are an independent bookseller and founding member of the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC). Our nationally-recognized store stocks over 30,000 titles with quick access to over a million more in print. We also carry educational games, toys and puzzles, activity kits, parenting and teacher reference books, autographed books and out-of-print books.” When checking out at this great little store,
tell them The Parenting In Northern Kentucky Blog sent you and receive 10% off your purchase!
7. Kiki Magazine
Perfect for: T’ween & Teen Girls
A super magazine from right in our NKY backyard. “Kiki magazine is an independent, ad-free magazine for girls who love life, appreciate creativity, and recognize good ideas. It is a fashion magazine and creativity journal written for girls who are ages eight and older. Kiki has a unique point of view. We’re an independent magazine owned and operated by women who care about girls. We’re mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, and friends. We understand girls and are committed to supporting them in growing up to be strong, capable, creative, confident women. A Kiki reader is a girl with style and substance!” Such a refreshing magazine compared to what most teen magazines today contain! Let Kiki Magazine know you heard about them on ParentingInNKY.com.
Use discount code “PARENTINGINNKY” to save 10% off any order!
8. Bunches of Bows
3420 Valley Plaza Parkway, Fort Wright/ (859) 331-4222
Hours: M-F 10am-8pm/ Sa 10am-4pm
Perfect for: Everyone, especially kids and ladies
What started as a small hair bow shop has turned into a wonderful boutique with just about everything you’d expect to find and more. Along with any color or style hair bow you can think of, Bunches of Bows offers baby items, kids’ clothing/accessories, items for every holiday, items for your favorite sports team, just about everything Elf on The Shelf (including clothes for your elf!), Melissa and Doug toys, Lilly Pulitzer and much more. They can personalize just about anything. Buy something there to personalize or bring in your own items. They are able to provide custom appliques (even with your child’s favorite characters), heat pressed items, items personalized with Cricut (glasses, plates, etc) on ornaments, clothes, purses, glasses, plates, jewelry, car plates…oh, the possibilities are endless! Stop in, take a look around and tell them The Parenting In Northern Kentucky Blog sent you!
Perfect for: The art lover
If you have an art lover on your list, be sure to check out Jeff John’s work. Jeff has an eye for art in many forms and his art is often inspired by the local Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area. Not only does he have his latest works for sale, he will paint your dream art. He is committed to working with his customers to create their dream painting exactly as they imagine it. To view his portfolio of fine art, check out his websites: www.jefferyj.com and www.jeffjohnsgallery.com/. Give him a call and
be sure to mention you read about his art on The Parenting In Northern Kentucky Blog to receive a discount!!
10. Strasse Dog
605 Main Street Covington, KY 41011/ (859) 431-7387 (PETS)
Hours: M, W, Th 4pm-8pm / F 12pm-9pm/ Sa 12pm-8pm/ Su 12pm-7pm
Perfect for: The pet in your life
Did you know Mainstrasse Village has a cute, little, not so pricey, dog boutique hidden inside? “Strasse dog owners are pet lovers that are dedicated to providing quality pet products at affordable prices. Stop in to say hello to them or to see their dogs.”