Have a Buckeye State lover in your life – or want to share your love of Ohio with your family and friends? Here are the coolest, cutest, ideal gifts for anyone that needs a little Ohio in their life! Check out these 25 gift ideas for this year’s 2019 Ohio Lover Gift Guide.
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1. Homesick for Ohio?
Know someone that’s missing his or her home state so badly they want the essence of it in their home? This Homesick for Ohio candle has a combination of carnations, honeysuckle and orange zest, balanced with powdery musk and an herbaceous blend. So, maybe they won’t be home for the holidays (or are coming home and want to take the scent of it back with them), but they can certainly smell like they’re home.
2. Got Ohio Cheese?
I love Ohio cheeses and this all bamboo cheese board featuring the state of Ohio would be perfect for folks that love to host parties. Just think, grab some wine, cut up some cheese and artisan bread, and it can be a party for 1 or 100.
Speaking of wine…
3. A Little Wine with Your Holiday?
Whether you have an Ohio lover that likes wine, coffee, or water, this 12-ounce Ohio to-go tumbler by Tough Girls will keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks, well, you guessed it.
4. Bite Down on a Buckeye
I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Anthony Thomas Chocolates in Columbus and I can tell you, its giant, 200+ pound buckeye looks delicious every time I walk by, but I couldn’t imagine carting it home. Happily, the chocolate company makes traditional size versions and they are delicious! With 24 bite-sized buckeyes in a 14.5 ounce box, right now’s the perfect time to ship them without worry of melting.
5. You Better Do These Things in Columbus
I love knowing the go-to spots in any city, and Anietra Hamper has the scoop on Columbus. All 100 of them, in fact. The first edition was so popular it’s now a second, and order “100 Things to Do in Columbus Before You Die” through this link and she’ll even sign it for you.
6. Hang Ohio on the Wall
I remember old-school shadow boxes. These days, cute (and affordable) shadow hangings depict everything from A to Z – with Ohio in the middle. This super cute 6.76 x 7.5 inch Ohio shadow hanging has populated cities in the background, but the coolest touch is the ability to add a red heart to a hometown or favorite Ohio spot.
7. Wearable Ohio Art
Wearing a little piece of home, no matter where you are, is a fun way to still feel connected. I adore this dainty, yet detailed, Ohio Map Necklace in silver tone.
8. Not Monopoly, Buckopoly
I have to be honest, I’ve never finished a game of classic Monopoly, but Buckopoly – I might be able to with a one-hour version of the classic game. Filled with notable OSU locations, the game has board spaces specific to the university.
9. Is that What Ohio Smells Like?
Buckeyes are probably one of my top candy flavors, so this 9-ounce State of Ohio Ohio soy candle, featuring the scents of decadent chocolate and peanut butter, would be perfect for gift giving, especially to those with a sweet tooth.
10. Remember those OSU Drinking Days?
They may have swapped out Coors Light for Basil Hayden, so these whiskey glasses featuring the Ohio State University campus will be perfect for reliving the old days. Heck, they can still give it the old college try, too.
11. Upcycled Ohio
Hey, recycling and upcycling is a good thing, so why not show a love of the Buckeye State with repurposed dictionary pages. This 8×10 inch Ohio art print gives everyone who sees it knowledge that you might not live in Ohio, but your roots still remain there.
12. Tuck in Your Roots. Or Not.
Another way to show not where you are, but where you came from, is with this super soft Home Roots State of Ohio t-shirt. With 200% preshrunk cotton and a modern cut, it comes in several understated colors.
13. Ohio Coffee Lover
Ohio may not be where they came from, but it’s where they hang their hat now, so why not give them an adorable, aqua and white Ohio coffee mug. The mug holds 11 ounces, is UV protected, and is both microwave and dishwasher safe.
14. Jingle Jangle Ohio Bangle
Long distance relationships can last, definitely. So why not show that it’s only a plane ride between the two of you with an adorable Ohio charm bracelet. Not only is the stainless steel bracelet expandable, additional charms may be added.
15. We’re so Much More than the Miles Between Us
No matter who still lives in Ohio, this Ohio keyring is a statement to the longevity of long distance relationships. Made from stainless steel and alloy, the keychain offers a 100% money back guarantee if you don’t love it.
16. Ohio Hooligans?
Did you know there were fiends and hooligans in old-school Ohio? Authors David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker retell the tales of capital city corruption and its con men in Wicked Columbus, Ohio. Personally, I think this book would make a fun bedtime read for folks that love American (and Ohio) history.
17. Reclaim Your State Pride
The term ship lap may have taken a fall in popularity, but pallet art is still popular. Enter the Kindred Hearts 12x 13.5 inch Ohio State Slogan Pallet Board Wall Art. Made with reclaimed and natural wood, it can be hung or set on a flat surface.
18. Cuff Love
Whether it’s Ohio Pride or a piece of missed home state (or for a college upcomer!) this one’s a really cute idea. This Ohio Home Cuff Bracelet is made from gauge silver aluminum and will fit most wrists.
19. Beach Memories
If you’ve spent any time on at Lake Erie, you know there are plenty of beach areas perfect for collecting washed up glass and trying local Lake Erie wines. This Wine Lovers Sea Glass Sun Catcher is made with driftwood, wine corks, and beautiful beach glass that would be perfect both indoors and out.
20. Coordinate Your Locations
I’ve considered getting my daughter’s birth location tattooed, but until I’m ready to make that a permanent decision, I love the idea of a GPS Coordinate Necklace. Available in three colors, the coordinates can be limitless, but I like birth, proposals, weddings, and holiday locations myself.
21. Because Vinyl Is So Hot Right Now
I’ve been collecting vinyl my entire life, so hanging this Columbus, Ohio vinyl wall clock from VinylShopUS is a no brainer. Offering a small view of the C-Bus skyline, you can personalize it to reflect more than just the state capital.
22. A Whiff of The Oval
This candle’s specifically for OSU lovers, and I don’t hate it. If you have someone in mind that would love to reminisce about their college happy times, an OSU-scented candle (aka, chocolate and peanut butter) is the perfect gift.
23. A Salute to C-Bus on Your Back
Okay, technically it’s on your front, but it sounds much nicer the other way. Made with a vintage style, this C-Bus tee will be a great way to give tribute to their fave city. It’s got a classic fit, comes in plenty of colors, and is both lightweight and bank account friendly.
24. Aww, Cookie, You Shouldn’t Have
Enough with the terms of endearment. A super cute stocking stuffer for those that love to bake, or those that want to learn, this is a super cute, 4 1/8-inch state of Ohio cookie cutter made from tin plated steel. Even if you can’t see your special someone using it, consider buying one for yourself to make them cookies to take home.
25. Ahh, the Good Old Days
If you know someone that loves the Ohio days of yore, or just likes looking at old maps, this 1862 Ohio Vintage Map will look great on their wall. FYI: It doesn’t come framed, but do the honors and gift it behind glass and you’ll get bonus points.