When it comes to retro kitsch, no local store is doing it in a more fun or adorable way than Wholly Craft! Located on N. High St. in Clintonville, this local boutique features handmade goods from over 50 Ohio-based crafters. If the cheeky name doesn't tip you off, this store is loaded with unique and hilarious finds, not to mention that they are the only "craft" store I've ever seen with an area devoted to adult humor! With a full range of products, from baby clothing to home décor, Wholly Craft is the perfect place to pick up unique gifts (even if some of those gifts are intended for yourself :)).
Another reason to check out Wholly Craft is their lineup of cute sewing/DIY classes, where you can learn knitting, embroidery, or create impressive items like a floral fascinator or cyanotype tote bag! And for budding business crafters, they offer Etsy workshops to help you learn how to jumpstart your business, as well as necessary factors such as copywriting and marketing. Check out their full listing, here.
And while you're in the neighborhood, check out the equally adorable Pattycake Bakery!
This unique local shop offers some really delicious baked goods, but for me, the real wow factor here is the many tasty options for those of us with dietary restrictions. I've been gluten-free for two years now, and when I'm just dying for a sweet treat, I love to pick up one of their gluten-free ginger spice cookies.
But in my dream world where I eat all the gluten I want, I would get one of their (non-gluten free) lovely lemon cupcakes or a pumpkin spice whoopee pie.
This entirely vegan bakery does a lot for the good of animal-kind and the planet. All of their products are 100% dairy and egg-free, making them great for both vegans and allergy-ridden folks. And if you're neither, trust me, you won't miss the animal products. They also do all local deliveries via bike cart, which if you're in the area, you've probably seen scooting around town. And if you've got an event coming up, they offer special orders to make the gluten-free/sugar-free/dairy-free/egg-free dessert of your dreams!