Every year I receive numerous requests wanting suggestions of places to shop around Ohio for the holidays. Many are just looking for a fun shopping day out with family and friends. Mini one-day trips. This year I would like to share a few of my favorite places to find holiday decorations and unique gift items, along with a few #MyOhioFun Road Trip notes. Happy shopping!
PINE TREE BARN
4374 Shreve Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 | pinetreebarn.com
Located just on the outskirts of Downtown Wooster, Pine Tree Barn offers home furnishings, beautiful holiday decorations and ornaments, and yes even a tree farm.
A visit to Pine Tree Barn would not be complete without enjoying time in their Granary Restaurant. The perfect place to enjoy a respite from the days shopping. The restaurant offers a nice selection of choices including French Onion Soup, a Black & Bleu Steak Salad, crepes, flatbread pizzas, pasta, and my absolute favorite combination, a slice of the days quiche alongside a portion of their spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. Make sure you leave room for one of their famous Lemon Crumb Muffins!
4779 Kidron Rd., Dalton, OH 44618 | 800.438.5346 | website
Every holiday season I always make sure to stop at Lehman’s in Kidron for any kitchen utensils or baking pans I may need for holiday baking. I also enjoy their lantern section. They make the perfect gift and a great way to add a warm holiday glow to your home. A stop at Lehman’s would not be complete until you check out the retro soda pop department. #GrapeNehi Word to the wise. Allow time to shop all the departments including the holiday department.
Have you checked out my Ice Box Butter Ring recipe s on Lehman’s Blog? I was so honored to be asked to share its story. Click here to read more.
(photo courtesy of Lehman’s)
JOURNEY IN TIME
1314 Wadsworth Road, Orrville, Ohio 44667
330-465-6709 | Facebook page
(photo courtesy of Journey in Time)
Not far from Wooster in Orrville, Ohio just north of the J.M. Smucker Company Store and Cafe you will find Journey in Time. This antique store is not your normal antique store. Inside you will find everything from primitive furnishings to unique pieces from the past. For those who want to create that farmhouse holiday, this is your place.
For local visitor information visit :
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau
CATHERINE’S CHRISTMAS SHOP
910 E Main St, Geneva, OH 44041 440-466-3545
440-466-3545 | Facebook page
You will find this seasonal Christmas shop in the heart of Ohio’s Wine Country. There are fourteen rooms filled with decorations to explore in this century home. Make sure you check all the nooks and crannies! The Christmas shop is open the first Friday in August to Christmas Eve.
#MyOhioFun Road Trip notes:
Yes, we know it’s winter, but a stop at Rees’ Corner Olde Fashioned Soda Shoppe and Pharmacy is a must. Take a seat at one of the few old-fashioned soda fountains in Ohio. The root beer float is such a treat. After a long day of shopping you deserve it.
18 S Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44041 | 440-466-0785 | reescorner.com
If diners are more your speed, Mary’s Diner in Geneva takes you back to the 50’s. You will find a menu that includes breakfast items, lunch and dinner items, diner specials, and of course desserts. The diner is open 6am – 8pm daily.
666 E Main S. Geneva, OH 44041 | 440-466-6393 | marysdiner.com
For local visitor bureau information visit Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
260 S. Court Street, Medina, OH 44256 | 330.721.NOEL (6635) | castlenoel.com
For some of us it just wouldn’t be the holiday season until we have enjoyed a bit of punch in our National Lampoon Christmas Vacation moose mug. If you or someone on your holiday list is a fan of Christmas movies, then a stop at Castle Noel in Medina, Ohio should be on your to do list. From moose mugs to “A Christmas Story” movie ornaments, the museum shop offers a wonderful selection of items, including special designed ornaments and sculptures by Mark Klaus.
Leave time in your shopping day to tour Castle Noel. Wow at all the toys through the years and slide down the famous Christmas Story slide. Then take a picture next to Cousin Eddie’s trailer that was featured in the National Lampoon Christmas Vacation movie. Be amazed by the beautiful New York window displays.
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Another great place to shop in Medina is the A.I. Root Candle Company Store. For over 150 years, this candle company with it’s rich history in the beekeeping industry, still fills all their candles with an all-natural beeswax blend. The company store offers a wonderful selection of scented candles. I always stock up on their various sizes of dinner candles. Don’t forget to check the outlet store around the corner. You never know what bargains you will find there.
623 W Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256 | 800.289.7668 | rootcandles.com
Before you go take time to read our “Explore the Charming Square of Medina” article. In the article we share other stops that make for a fun day of shopping in Medina, including a place to enjoy a cup of tea, a lovely jewelry store and our favorite place to find a good book.
For local visitor information visit
Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau
WHITE HOUSE FRUIT FARM
9249 State Rt 62, Canfield, OH 44406 | 330-533-4161 | whitehousefruitfarm.com
Yes, White House Fruit Farm is home to those famous blueberry donuts. But this fruit farm offers more than produce and bakery. During the holiday season they open up their Winter Gift Barn. Various gifts and decorating items are available for purchase. For additional details about Christmas on the Farm click here.
#MyOhioFun Road Trip notes:
A short 15 minute ride from White House Fruit Farm is the Gorant Chocolatier Factory Store. Since 1949 this chocolate factory continues to make all their candies by hand. In the store you will find a wonderful selection of chocolates to choose from, including those delicious Milk Chocolate Meltaways and French Mints. Gorants is the perfect place to pickup a selection of holidays gifts or stocking stuffers.
8301 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512 | 330-758-4208 | gorant.com
For the nature and garden lover on your list, I would suggest a stop at the Shop in the Gardens located inside the Davis Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Metroparks. The shop is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, Noon, – 5pm.
123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509 | 330-740-7116 | website
For local visitor bureau information visit
Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau
‘TIS THE SEASON
4363 State Route 39, Millersburg, OH 44654 | 888-893-3604 | tistheseasonchristmas.com
It’s always the season at ‘Tis the Season in Millersburg, Ohio. Open year round, this Christmas shoppe is filled with holiday ornaments, trees, nativity scenes, holiday decorations, cards and more. The perfect place to get holiday tree decorating ideas.
Tis’ the Season is located in Ohio Amish Country where you will find plenty of additional shopping.
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A quick 5 minute ride down the road you will find another one of our favorite places to purchase holiday gifts.
COBLENTZ CHOCOLATE COMPANY
4917 Walnut Street, Walnut Creek, OH 44687 | 800.338.9341 | coblentzchocolates.com
The Dutch Pretzels are always a favorite in my house. Make sure you buy a box for yourself. Better make that two boxes.
HIXON’S FLORAL BARN
14125 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107 | 216.521.9277 | hixsonsinc.com
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a stop at Hixson’s Floral Barn. Known as Mr. Christmas, Bill Hixson has found his place in the who’s who of holiday floral design and custom designed holiday ornaments. Bill’s career has also included assisting in the holiday decorating at the White House.
Don’t let the large Raggedy Ann doll in the window scare you. You will be amazed at the number of ornaments and holiday displays in this one-of-a-kind store. Need a pickle ornament? He has them. Need bird ornaments? He has those too. Looking for a bit of Cleveland history. Check out his Mr. Jingeling ornament. Make sure you look Bill’s collection of White House ornaments.
I hope you find time to visit one or all of these shops in your quest for the perfect gift or holiday decoration. As My Ohio Fun continues our holiday shopping, I will be sure to share any additional places I may find worth writing about.
Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com
Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com, NorthernOhioTourism.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel. She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.
Editor’s note: Part of this story ran in 2020. The dates and additional events have been updated for the 2021 season. Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws.
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