It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Every year we receive numerous emails wanting suggestions of fun places to shop for the holidays.  Many are looking for a shopping day out with family and friends.  So this year My Ohio Fun has started a list of some of our favorite places to find holiday decor and unique gift items, including 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 decor 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!

#MyOhioFun Road Trip notes:

Just a short drive from Pine Tree Barn is Blue Barn Winery.  The winery resides in an 1860’s Dutch built barn. The perfect backdrop to enjoy one of their flavorful wines.  On weekends (during select hours), you will be able to enjoy your glass of wine while listening to some of the areas best musical talent. The winery is closed December 23 thru mid-April)

Blue Barn Winery – 4407 Columbus Rd., Wooster, OH  330-575-1028 | bluebarnwinery.com

 

Lehman’s
4779 Kidron Rd., Dalton, OH 44618 | 800.438.5346 | website

Every holiday season we always make sure to stop at Lehman’s in Kidron for any kitchen utensils or baking pans we may need for holiday baking.   We 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.

(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.

 


CASTLE NOEL
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.

#MyOhioFun Road Trip notes:

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

A few months ago we wrote an article, “Explore the Charming Square of Medina”.  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.  From November 4th thru December 15th they open up their Winter Gift Barn.  Various gifts and decorating items are available for purchase.  The market is only open from 11am – 4pm, Fridays – Monday.

#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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MANFULL ORCHARDS
8146 Kensington Rd NE, Augusta, Ohio 44607 | 330-895-4861 | manfullorchards.com

You will find this cute market in Carroll County, Ohio.  Located 30 minutes southeast from Canton and 15 minutes north of Carrollton, this family-owned orchard and market offers everything from jams, local honey, maple syrup, produce, rustic furnishings,  and more.  You can even find one those delicious fry pies.  The market is open seasonally.  Please check their website for times.

(photo courtesy of Manfull Orchards)

#MyOhioFun Road Trip notes:

While in Carroll County, Ohio you should visit the Ashton 5¢ & 10¢ Variety Store.  You will take a step back in time when you walk into this Ben Franklin.  The aisles are packed with just about anything.  From fabric to toys to housewares, you are certain to find that item you never knew you needed.
60 W Main St., Carrollton, OH  44615 | 330-627-2340 | ashton5and10.com

We suggest you not leave the area until you have made a quick to stop to Betty’s Kaye Bakery, located next door to the 5¢ & 10¢. This bakery has been making their “World Famous Brownies” for 3 generations.  Make sure you bring a cooler!
72 West Main St., Carrollton, Ohio 44615 | 330-627-2665 | bettykayebakery.com

For local visitor information visit
Carroll County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 


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.

We hope you find time to visit one or all of these shops in your quest for the perfect gift or holiday decor.  As My Ohio Fun continues our holiday shopping, we will be sure to share any additional places we may find worth writing about.

 


 

Article: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com
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