Here in Cambridge/Guernsey County, Ohio, we believe holiday shopping should be as fun and festive as the loved ones on your list. There’s no jollier time than December to browse our locally-owned, beautifully-bedecked boutiques and shops! Our Dickens Victorian Village (now through January 1) has transformed downtown Cambridge into a fabulously decorated winter wonderland. It’s the perfect place to find something for everyone on your “nice” list while enjoying the sights and sounds of the season. Here are a few can’t miss stops along your shopping itinerary:
What do you get for the person who has everything? Gifts from The Towne House! (738 ½ Wheeling Ave.) with its eclectic mix of women’s apparel, distinctive jewelry, handbags and gifts. The friendly staff even offers free gift wrapping so you can spend your evening shopping and sipping rather than wrestling with tissue paper and tape.
Looking for something vintage? Downtown hosts several great places to find that nostalgic gift or unusual find. Black Cat Vintage ( 637 Wheeling Ave) is always freshly stocked and full of vintage finds. Around the corner, Alley Cat Antiques (118 S 7th St.) is home to many wonderful dealers with booths filled with hundreds of antiques and collectibles.
Home and gift store Country Bits (700 Wheeling Ave.) has something for even the toughest person on your list to shop for this year. Ellie’s Cottage (653 Wheeling Ave.) offers products from handmade Items, to antiques, home décor, curtains, rugs & shower curtains.
Upscale resale offering eclectic mix of hand selected items for women, men, juniors and household items can be found at MJ’s Closet (731 Wheeling Ave). For the bookworms on your list, a must stop is Bookology (646 Wheeling Ave).
With so many locally owned shops to peruse, you’ll want to start planning your big shopping trip right away! Visit our website www.VisitGuernseyCounty.com for a full list of local shops, along with restaurants, entertainment and much more.