Gifts wrapped in eco-friendly wrappers

Shop Local for Christmas: Buy Presents From the Heart of America

Heart of America. Just a little moniker we've given our home state, Ohio, inspired by its charming heart-like shape. Don't just take our word for it, grab a map and see for yourselves.

And speaking of hearts, this is the season that we can share our love with the people we care about, ourselves included. One of the best ways to celebrate love is through gift-giving. Sharing brings joy to our souls, and receiving presents can have the same magical effect.

So, have you already got a gift list? Before hitting up the big stores, visit the small shops and local makers in your area first. They'll probably have what you need and more. 

This holiday season, make local shopping a priority.

Buy why shop locally?

By choosing to shop small or locally, you're not just making a purchase—you're making an investment in your community. Your support keeps money flowing and jobs thriving, encouraging and building resilience. 

And let's be real, shopping local means no more waiting forever for shipping (or going through long lines in the holiday sale season). Support your community and get your shopping done in a snap!

If you are in Columbus, Ohio before or during the holidays, we welcome you to visit T.Y. Fine Furniture. We have an array of gift options for you, and they're all from local artists and makers.

With us, there's no chaos. There are only friendly, genuine smiles and a warm welcome. You can shop in comfort knowing that our items are handmade, crafted from high-quality materials, by passionate artisans who actually care about what they create.

Check out our store for a great holiday gift option. In the meantime, here's a little peek at the handmade gifts you can find in our store:

1. Handmade Ceramic Mug

Handcrafted ceramic mugs


These pretty ceramic mugs right here are handmade by White Squirrel Clayworks, a wife and husband team based in Oberlin, Ohio, who have a passion for nature and animals. Their handicraft mimics the beauty of the natural world, promoting authenticity and connection to nature. This is why you'll often see animals and plants as part of their ceramics' design.

Ensuring each piece is made with love for the planet, they use eco-friendly materials and power their production with green energy. Their pottery is not only beautifully and mindfully crafted but also practical, as it is both dishwasher and microwave-safe.

2. Wool Eco Dryer Balls

 eco-friendly wool dryer balls


Are you looking for practical, eco-friendly gifts? Introducing the Friendsheep Eco Dryer Balls. Handcrafted from 100% premium New Zealand wool, these dryer balls are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic dryer sheets. Why? They are produced without harmful chemicals and are reusable for over 1000 loads.

Moreover, they can reduce drying time by up to 40%, which means they can help you save energy. They are also environmentally friendly and safe for babies and people with sensitive skin, as they are free of plastic, chemicals, scents, and toxins. 

Bid adieu to wasteful dryer sheets and embrace a more sustainable way of doing laundry.

3. Succulents in Cute Pots

 Houseplants at TY Fine Furniture


Now, for your friends with a green thumb. You'll be pleased to know that we have houseplants, mostly succulents, now in our showroom. These beauties are ready to be taken home in adorable pots. Simply purchase and they're good to go for gifting!

Succulents make great gifts for many reasons. They're low maintenance, so even the busiest people or gardening newbies can keep them alive.

They come in a variety of unique shapes and vibrant colors that instantly liven up any space. Plus, they are often associated with endurance, growth, and good luck. So, gifting someone with succulents is like a non-verbal way of saying you wish them well in their lives.

4. Scarves and Blankets

 Blankets at TY Fine Furniture


Scarves and blankets are fairly popular gift items, and you're in luck because we have a few, handmade by local makers.

They are great Christmas presents because they are practical, versatile, and thoughtful gifts. Scarves can be worn in a variety of ways to keep warm and stylish, while blankets can be used for snuggling up on the couch or bed.

And the best part? They won't break the bank. Plus, they come in an array of colors, patterns, and luxurious materials so you'll have plenty of options.

5. Artisanal Handmade Soap

Handmade soaps are the perfect gifts for so many reasons. They are super unique and personalized. Imagine receiving a bar of soap that was made just for you, with love and attention poured into every detail. No two bars are exactly alike, making them extra special and thoughtful. 

Plus, we carry a specific variety in our store, a special shaving soap that's handmade from natural ingredients like cocoa butter and sunflower oil. It's also from White Squirrel Clayworks, so you know that it's authentic, with top-notch quality. 

6. Gift Baskets

 Gift basket at TY Fine Furniture


We also have another option for you: gift baskets that we lovingly put together. We carefully curated these gift baskets, filling them with unique handmade items crafted by mindful makers who create with intention and authentic artistry.

Each basket contains a piece of the best we have, from wooden chopping boards and spoons to organic condiments.

Gift baskets sure are a convenient way to give multiple gifts at once, allowing you the opportunity for your loved ones to receive all that you want them to have.

7. Gift Cards

Now, if you're unsure what to get someone for the holidays, don't worry because we also have gift cards or gift certificates. And you might ask, aren't they a bit impersonal?

Well, gift cards give your loved ones the freedom to choose what they want or need. This is especially helpful if you're unsure of the recipient's preferences or if they are a little picky. While some may argue that gift cards lack a personal touch, they are actually pretty thoughtful gifts. You care enough to let them get the presents they truly like. 

Plus, if you're in a tight spot, they are a super convenient option, as they can be purchased quickly and easily.


Make this Christmas extra special by supporting small businesses, whether you're finding the perfect gifts for yourself or your loved ones. And of course, if you're in Columbus, Ohio, don't miss out on the incredible selection at T.Y. Fine Furniture!


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