Yelp Cincy’s Guide to Handmade Holiday Gifts

With two weeks ’til Christmas, it’s what we call “holiday shopping crunch time.” If you’re at a loss on what to buy a teacher, friend or family member, you’ve come to the right place! We consulted our knowledgeable pals at Yelp Cincy for their top 5 picks for handmade holiday gifts. Ditch the stuff in favor of a little DIY fun! Without further ado, here’s Cindy from Yelp:

Show of hands: who wants to check off those gifts-to-buy and keep the kids busy at the same time?

We thought so.

Read on to learn about the local hands on businesses offering something extra special this holiday season!

Candle Lab

Candle Lab


For those family members seeking relaxation this holiday season (perhaps a great gift for mom!) have your child create a custom scent from scratch! Choose from more than 100 scents ranging from: eucalyptus, and lavender, to old books, and maple syrup.

Brazee Street Studios



Brazee Street Studios offers you and your kids many different ways to spread the holiday joy to your friends and family. Let your child’s creativity run wild making ornaments, glass picture frames, or even Santa’s very own cookie plate.

The Hoop & Needle



Not your grandma’s cross stitching (but could be a nice gift for her!). The Hoop & Needle focuses on modern and edgy patterns, kits, and accessories. With occasional classes offered and all the supplies you’ll need, this can easily be a one-stop shop for your family’s cross- stitching masterpiece.

Knit On!



Learn to knit baby sweaters, hats, booties, and much more! Knit On! offers specialty classes for those with experience and also classes for those beginners wanting to start off a little smaller. If knitting isn’t the right fit for you and your kids, try a beginners crochet class and outfit the whole family with matching scarves.

World of Beads


Hyde Park

Sign you and your little ones up for a metal stamping, beaded bib necklace, or holiday earrings class or simply stop by and pick up supplies to work from home!

Yelp tip: this holiday season they offer a free instruction gift making class with purchase of supplies. Whether it’s for a cousin, an aunt, or a teacher, who doesn’t love a handmade jewelry set?

Happy Handmade Holidays, Cincinnati Parents!


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