Looking for a gift to send a Tri-State friend, relative or colleague? Look no further than downtown Cincinnati for gifts unique to the Queen City.
Tricia Suit of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. showed 9 News gift ideas from various downtown vendors that can help you get the right gift for any of the Tri-State's residents.
1. Local sports gear
Suit up with Reds and Bengals gear from their pro shops at their respective stadiums downtown, or at one central location at Koch Sporting Goods. Good ideas include cellphone covers, a Mr. Red winter cap, a Bengals fleece zip-up, or either team's winter beanie caps.
Reds Pro Shop: http:// shop.mlb.com/shop/ index.jsp? categoryId=1452348
Bengals Pro Shop: http:// www.nflshop.com/category/ index.jsp? categoryId=716574& utm_content= JkV6kSYW&002=2309643&004=2184582974&005=36511963462&006=7817841974&007=Search&008=& gclid= CNL19Lnug7QCFQU5nAodJz8AJg
Koch's Sporting Goods: http://kochsports.com/
2. Winter wear
Grab an elegant Burberry scarf from Saks Fifth Avenue downtown, along with several other winter accessories that will keep you warm and stylish through the cold weather.
Saks Fifth Avenue: http:// www.saksfifthavenue.com/ Entry.jsp
3. Something to make you think
The Friends' Store at the downtown Cincinnati Public Library has projects for all ages, from puzzles to books and other games, you can bring home a brain-tingling gift this holiday.
Friends' Store at the library: http:// friends.cincinnatilibrary.org/ shop.html
4. Or something you can drink
City Cellars downtown has spirits, wine and other accessories to make your night by the fire even cozier.
City Cellars: http:// www.citycellarscincinnati.com/
5. A gift that sings
Tickets to the Pops can be pricey, but you can take home John Morris Russell's first holiday album with the Cincinnati Pops to spread the holiday cheer from ear to ear.
Music Hall: http:// cincinnatiarts.org/ musichall
6. Grab an artsy accessory
The Taft Museum of Art has a surprising shop full of Cincinnati-only items. Books and gifts related to the Taft’s collections and special exhibitions as well as stationery, toys, home décor, one-of-a-kind jewelry, scarves, and other accessories.
Taft Museum Shop: www.downtowncincinnati.com/planyourvisit/Category/Establishment.aspx?EstId=10750
7. Start your own art
From canvas accessories to sketchbooks, and even pieces from their collection, the Contemporary Arts Center also offers a variety of Tri-State gifts that you won't find anywhere else.
Contemporary Arts Center: contemporaryartscenter.org/catalog
8. Treat someone to Cincinnati eats
Graeter's, LaRosa's and Skyline are just a couple of the great Cincinnati eateries you can find downtown and not only give out gift cards, but also ship some of their holiday baskets of delicious Queen City grub.
Get all your local favorites to be gifted at http://cincyfavorites.com/holidays/ .
9. Can't decide?
There's also downtown Cincinnati gift cards, that serve 140 different vendors across the riverfront, so you can let the recipient decide on their own where they want to buy.
Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.: http:// www.downtowncincinnati.com/ Home.aspx
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