Women of Cincy Gift Guide: Fall 2018


I’ll be honest: I’ve never been a huge fan of summer. While others may yearn for sunshine and swimming pools, I’m all about the crisp autumn air, changing of leaves, and the feeling of getting back into the swing of things. And if the annual pumpkin spice latte craze says anything, it’s that I’m definitely not alone in this.

The great entrepreneurs of our city help to make this an especially exciting time of year, and we’re delighted to share with you a roundup of the goods, hangouts, and haunts we’re most looking forward to this fall. From gear we need for weekends in and not-your-average school supplies to apparel that helps us sport our neighborhood pride, these ladies have us covered. 

Items featured in the Women of Cincy Gift Guide are either made or sold by local, women-owned and -operated businesses. Because, simply put, we believe that where you spend your dollar matters, and by being more intentional with where we put our hard-earned cash we can both support and celebrate the women bringing us the goods, building up communities, and making Cincinnati a great place to call home. 

All photography provided.

Back to School

Canvas Backpack, Baggu, $45, Handzy; 2. Pencils Hand Painted Print, $25, The Diggingest Girl; 3. Paint Swash Weekly Planner Notepad, $12, Handzy

Cincy Proud

Cincy Care Package, $55, Paper + Petal; 2. Northside Streets Tank, $20, Originalitees; 3. Craft Beer Brewery Map, $30, Handzy; 4. Ohio Wood Coaster Set, $38, Lucca Laser

Seasonal Self-Care

1. Pumpkin Harvest Minimalist Jar Candle, $25 , Gia & the Blooms; 2. Pinecone Print, $25, The Diggingest Girl; 3. Daughters of the Land Body Oil, $48, Continuum; 4. Tame Thy Mane, $15, Honey Listen XO

Cozy Chic

1. Organic Cotton Scarf, $38, Eco Raw Studio; 2. Dusty Sweater, $189, TMBTITWI; 3. Honey Overall Dress, $58, Handzy; 4. Wool Mexican Blanket, $125, TMBTITWI

Hangouts + Haunts

1. Skeleton Root Winery, 38 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Go for: A tasting flight of wines that are made on site with locally and regionally sourced grapes.

2. The Rhined, 1737 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Go for: Cheesemonger’s Favorites flight, a delectable variety of cheeses, local jams, dried fruit, candied pecans, and crostini. Bonus fun fact: Owner Stephanie Webster prioritizes sourcing both cheeses and jams from woman makers.
Want more? Check out our past gift guides. Know of a women maker, baker, artist, or entrepreneur you’d like to see featured in future guides? Give me a shout at sarahkmackey@gmail.com.