5 Ways to Shop Small this Christmas in Belmont County, Ohio

1. Shop local and handmade/produced

Find a unique gift when you shop locally at these specialty stores found only in Belmont County.

A bottle of wine from Vino Di Piccin in Lansing makes a great gift. Vino Di Piccin Winery and Tasting House is a family-owned winery. Bottles of their wine may be purchased on-site or at several local grocery and specialty stores. Call 740-738-0261 or visit their Facebook page for more information. You could also gift that special someone with a night out to Vino Di Piccin, where live entertainment is offered on scheduled Saturdays.

In addition to purchasing a beautiful piece of Imperial Glass manufactured in Belmont County for 80 years, the National Imperial Glass Museum gift shop (3200 Belmont St. in Bellaire) and website offer items with factory logos, historical logos, and website offer items with factory logos, historical maps, and historical books.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057613563433Barnesville artist Luke Johnson’s hand-thrown pottery is available at Johnson Family Pottery’s Main Street storefront for special events and by appointment at his studio by calling 740-425-3210.

The Longhorns Head to Tail store on the grounds of Dickinson Cattle Ranch, 35000 Muskrat Rd., Barnesville, sells Texas Longhorn beef in bulk and various cattle products, including skulls and hides. Their online shop has tons of unique items. They even have Christmas stockings made of cowhide. Call 740 758-5050 for more information.

2. Support a locally-owned shop

Find the perfect holiday gift or decoration at one of these locally-owned shops. You’ll find Avenues of Barnesville, Bless Your Heart Folk Art, and Out of The Barn in Barnesville. Avenues offer home décor, jewelry, cards, and gifts. Bless Your Heart is one of the largest primitive and country stores in the area. They sell candles, diffusers, furniture, curtains, wallpaper, quilts, calendars, wooden signs, garlands, all occasion cards, and other unique gifts. Out of The Barn has antiques, furniture, home décor, and handmade gifts.

The Little Bee Market on Route 40 between St. Clairsville and Morristown features handmade, old, new, repurposed, and refurbished, produce, seasonal plants, candles, gift baskets, gift items, clothing, etc.

Located on historic National Road, The Farmhouse on 40 offers curated gifts, clothing, jewelry, gourmet food, and home goods. Each room is decorated for the season and presents an opportunity to explore quality, hand-selected merchandise, and gifts for any occasion.

From Past to Present is a quilt and specialty gift shop on Main Street in St. Clairsville offering fabric, notions, patterns, books, and other quilting and sewing items.

Window Fashions by Beth & The Gift Shop in St. Clairsville is a full-service window treatment center for your home, business, or office. The Gift Shop features home décor, lamps, jewelry, and seasonal items.

Country Crafts and Gifts in Bridgeport offers Americana and country décor, including stars, flags, baskets, signs, candles, and tarts.

In Martins Ferry, The Wishing Well offers country, farmhouse, vintage, and primitive home décor, small furniture, second chance items, Naked Bee products, Crossroads candles and gifts, and so much more.

Deluxe Toy & Hobby is possibly the largest, continuously owned toy store in the nation, started in 1955. The three-story store is located at the corner of 5th and Hanover streets in Martins Ferry. The toys run from simple and nostalgic to new and unique. Visit their Facebook page for hours and information.

3. Make something old new again.

Find a one-of-a-kind gift at one of Belmont County’s antique stores.

2 Attic Pickers in Bridgeport features furniture, antiques, unique gifts, collectibles, and more.

Family-owned and operated Barnesville Antique Mall in Barnesville has three floors of antiques, including vinyl records, furniture, glassware, collectibles, jewelry, and much more.

Bridgeport is home to Brookside Antiques & Collectibles. Call (740) 633-5430 for more information.

Furniture Rescue in Flushing sells upcycled furniture and furniture painting supplies.

Hornswogglers in Bellaire buy, sell, and trade antiques, furniture, appliances, tools, etc.

Three Labs Salvage in downtown St. Clairsville is a cross between a boutique and an antique store located in a historic building with a full-service coffee shop inside! Sip on a brew from Aquila Coffee while perusing vintage stock, art, antiques, handmade items, clothing, lighting, furniture made from salvaged materials, and unique items for your home.

Sunni Rae’s in Flushing buys, sells, and trades furniture, appliances, antiques, and more.https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063736518428

4. Find the perfect outfit for holiday pictures

Are you looking for the perfect outfit for holiday pictures, the office Christmas party, or another holiday occasion? Belmont County has many unique clothing boutiques.

Moxie on the Main in Barnesville is beautifully decorated for Christmas and offers women’s clothing in various sizes, Hey Dudes shoes, accessories, and home décor.

Country Craft Bowtique/Dark Side Leather/M & M Custom is located on Rt. 331 in Bannock. They offer women’s standard and plus-sized boutique clothing, jewelry, Primitives, candles, and décor. They host paint and sips. Dark Side Leather offers motorcycle and riding apparel, and M & M Custom offers custom vinyl and screen printing services.

Lux Boutique in St. Clairsville features boutique and retailer name brands to offer new and gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Bloom Boutique and Tanning in Martins Ferry offers trendy, affordable, fashionable clothing, shoes, accessories, and more.https://www.facebook.com/UniqueTreatsByJacquie

5. Let someone else do the baking

Let one of Belmont County’s bakeries be your “Santa’s Helper” this year. You’ll find cookies, cakes, donuts, pies, candies, caramel apples, and more at these “sweet spots.”

Mary Jane’s Bakery in St. Clairsville offers cupcakes and Bundt cakes in various flavors, cinnamon rolls, soups, and daily lunch specials.

Blossoms Bake Shop in Shadyside creates custom cakes for weddings and other special events.

Tina’s Sweet Celebrations in Martins Ferry offers cookies by the dozen, cookie trays, and cookie gifts. They also have homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches.

The Fat Apple in Bridgeport features over 45 gourmet caramel apple flavors, custom character apples, chocolate-covered strawberries, nostalgic candies, specialty cakes, pies, bread, Amish foods, cookies, and specialty chocolates for all seasons and occasions. They also have a teddy bear factory on the top floor.

Unique Treats by Jacquie in Bellaire offers over 30 flavors and a variety of sweet desserts. Savory items are available Wednesday-Friday, and fresh grab ‘ n-go donuts are available daily.

Yorkville Bakery is a small-town bakery specializing in custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, homemade bread, pastries, and more.

Also, you can’t go wrong with a gift certificate from one of our hometown restaurants and pizzerias. Click here for a gallery of local restaurants, pubs, grills, and pizza shops.