Indigo Hippo

indigo hippo holiday gift show
Courtesy Indigo Hippo

If you're looking for alternatives to the big box stores for your holiday shopping, homemade gifts can add a personal touch. There are several local non-profits offering holiday gift sales with artist-made items, and classes you can take with your family to make your own gifts this season.

Brazee Street Studios

Still checking items off your list this season? There are many ways to get your holiday shopping done while thinking outside the big box stores. Tune in to Cincinnati Edition on Wednesday, December 12, at 1 p.m. for some great gift giving ideas. In the meantime, here are four unique spots to check out this holiday—whether you're looking to buy or make something unique on your own, these shops can help make your Christmas one of a kind.

On the corner of 13th and Main in Cincinnati's Over the Rhine neighborhood sits a unique combination of art supply/thrift store, non-profit organization, gallery space, art program provider to multiple social service agencies, local artists, area residents and more. 

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There is a new program in Cincinnati helping women turn their passions and hobbies – whether that’s baking, arts or ceramics – into businesses. MORTAR Indigo is a partnership between MORTAR, an entrepreneurial training program, and Indigo Hippo, a creative reuse store, gallery and mentorship program in Over-the-Rhine. The program helps teach women the skills they need to successfully build their businesses.