2012 Downtown Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati offers more than 400 places to eat, shop, and play. This is a sample of the unique gift ideas to be found, from 20 downtown retailers. Find out more at DowntownCincinnati.com.
More than 20 lines of fine writing instruments, plus refills, inks and writing accessories. Other gift items include globes, chess sets, timepieces and stationery.
Appointments 441 Vine Street | 513-421-7430 | www.411pens.com Grace your home’s Christmas tree with Rookwood ornaments. The new rabbit ornaments, crafted once again by Terri Kern, are a timeless design you will be inspired to display year-round.
Starry Night, Van Gogh’s most famous work inspired this series of pens by Visconti. The resin of the pen matches the color palette and emotion of the painting. The name of the painting and artist are delicately engraved around the pen’s ring, and each pen is packed into a unique gift box that is complemented with a faithfully reproduced canvas of the painting. These kaleidoscopes, handcrafted in Ashland, Kentucky will take your imaginatin soaring! Unique inside and out, each is a one-of-a-kind work of art crafted from quality vintage materials.
Bromwells 117 West Fourth Street | 513-621-0620 | www.bromwells.com
Bromwell’s, established in 1819, is downtown Cincinnati’s oldest operating business. With over 10,000 SF of showroom, Bromwell’s is the FIREPLACE AUTHORITY in Cincinnati and the entire Midwest. In addition to everything relating to fireplaces, Bromwell’s now is a leader in design, home furnishings, and fine art. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Solitaire Di Venezia Solitare game with fine Venetian glass marbles on a handsome wooden base... fun for kids and adults from 8-88!
$75 Bumble Bee by Evan Hildebrandt (Additional artists represented throughout the showroom).
$3500 Hearth Cricket A great gift that bestows good luck to the owner/recipient, per the Charles Dickensâ€™ classic novella, A Cricket on the Hearth.
$12.99 Flying Pig Weathervane A decorative and functional weathervane that is suitable for rooftop, garden or interior display. One of many styles and finishes available at Bromwellâ€™s.
$350 Fireplace Tools and Accessories A wide selection of fireplace tools and accessories makes for a thoughtful and practical holiday gift.
$99 and up DowntownCincinnati.com
Grinch Hoodie Hat $19.95
Party supplies and decor for events, holidays, parties, including novelties, silk florals, wedding decorations and bridal invitations, crafts and more.
Cappels 920 Elm Street | 513-621-0952 | www.cappelsinc.com
Cincinnati Skyline Playing Cards featuring photos by J. Miles Wolf $9.95
Regency Plush Santa Suit $129.95
Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-stateâ€™s finest performing arts venues â€“ the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall â€“ and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery; and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies.
Cincinnati Arts Association 650 Walnut Street | 513-621-2787 | www.cincinnatiarts.org Receive a 10% discount on Cincinnati Arts Association 2012-13 Season at the Aronoff Center tickets, by using promotional code DOWNTOWN at: www.CincinnatiArts.org/promotions
621-ARTS  Center Ticket Office
Experience the Beatles with RAIN April 17 at 8 pm Jim Brickman: On A Winter’s Night With special guests Anne Cochran, Tracy Silverman, and Luke McMaster
December 30 at 2 pm
Elvis Lives: “The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event” February 9 at 8 pm
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group April 17 at 8 pm
Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! May 17 at 8 pm
TKO Full Zip Hood $50
Official Cincinnati Bengals apparel and accessories. Free parking.
Cincinnati Bengals ProShop Bengals Stadium Pro Shop 1 Paul Brown Stadium | 513-455-8484 | 866-774-4776 http://proshop.bengals.com/istar.htm
Nike Dalton Game Jersey $100
Abomination Knit $22
New Era Player Pom Knit $23
Cincinnati Opera 1234 Elm Street | 513-241-2742 | www.cincinnatiopera.org
Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the U.S., Cincinnati Opera presents grand opera every June and July, with repertoire ranging from beloved classics to contemporary masterworks.
Cincinnati Opera Gift Certificates Available in any dollar amount and redeemable for any production during Cincinnati Operaâ€™s 2013 Summer Festival: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni June 13 & 15 at Music Hall Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier June 27 & 29 at Music Hall
Philip Glass Galileo Galilei July 11, 14, 17, 19 & 21 at SCPAâ€™s Corbett Theater Giuseppe Verdi Aida July 18, 20, 26 & 28 at Music Hall
Great Contemporary Gifts Open 7 Days a Week (including Tuesdays) CAC Member Discounts and Special Offers Free Gift Wrapping Purchases Support the CAC *Like us on Facebook for advance notice on exciting events like our Semi-Annual Sale!
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art 44 East Sixth Street | 513-345-8400 www.contemporaryartscenter.org/catalog Newly Expanded Art Book Selection Find the best, contemporary art books for your coffee table. $15-$150
Uno-Magnetic Interactive Jewelry This versatile jewelry by Luis Pons can be transformed into a bracelet, necklace or ring! $18
Shark-O the Clump-o-Lump by Knock Knock $24.95 Naturally Cute Wool Sheep Ornaments From Cupcakes & Cartwheels by Twoâ€™s Company $10 each DowntownCincinnati.com
Downtown Cincinnati Gift Card 35 East Seventh Street, Suite 202 | 513-421-4440 www.DowntownCincinnati.com
A multi merchant prepaid credit card valid at more than 140 participating downtown merchants, from The Banks to Over-the-Rhine, the Downtown Gift Card makes the perfect gift for those who share one thing in common â€“ the love for downtown Cincinnati! Available year-round online and at the DCI offices, 35 East Seventh Street, Suite 202, (513) 421-4440.
Enjoy the Arts connects audiences to the arts. We open your eyes to all the great things going on in Greater Cincinnati. Enjoy the Arts provides anyone under the age of 35 with free and VIP access to the best of arts, culture and entertainment in Greater Cincinnati.
Enjoy The Arts 1301 Western Avenue | 513-455-7140 | www.enjoythearts.org
An Enjoy the Arts membership provides you with free, VIP, and discounted admission to the best of arts, culture, and entertainment. A membership allows you to sample Greater Cincinnati’s world-class arts and cultural landscape, meet interesting new people and become part of a vibrant world of visual art, music, dance, theater, film and more! A one year membership includes: • All Access Passes: Over $500 in pairs of free tickets to arts, culture and entertainment in the Cincinnati area. • Upgrades: Ongoing upgrades and discounts to museums, dance, music, theatre, exhibits and events as often as you’d like. • VIP access to fun social events and parties. • Discounted admission to regional attractions including the Cincinnati Zoo and Newport Aquarium. • A weekly e-newsletter telling you everything that’s going on in Cincinnati.
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati 1127 Vine Street | 513-421-3555 | www.ensemblecincinnati.org
Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its dedication to bringing incredible new works to local audiences, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati continually presents a portfolio of visually stunning premiere theatre.
Make Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati part of your holiday tradition by attending Alice in Wonderland, or by purchasing gift cards, a gift that is guaranteed to garner rave reviews!
5th Street Gallery is a cooperative gallery of 15 nationally- known Cincinnati artists. We feature painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry and floral design. Our gallery also exhibits the works of guest artists in all mediums. We have been located at the corner of 5th and Race Street in the Hilton Netherland Plaza for seven years. Our mission is to be a creative point of light and color in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.
5th Street Gallery 55 West Fifth Street | 513-579-9333 | www.5thstreetgallery.com
Menâ€™s business apparel and upscale sportswear. Located in the Carew Tower.
Hunt Club Clothiers 441 Vine Street | 513-721-2004 | www.huntclubclothiers.com
Bills Khakis brings back the classic
Peter Millar Melange Fleece Quarter Zip
car coat with a vengeance. Weather-
Constructed for work and for play, the
resistant, quilted Mackinac twill or
Melange Fleece is double-faced for
place waxed cotton, adjustable side
warmth and wearability and features
straps. Made in USA.
ample room for a comfortable look and
feel. 100% cotton.
Bills Khakis Hopkins Coat
$145 Solid $165 Herringbone Cuff links Cuff links are the perfect way to add a bit of individual style and personality to a shirt or suit.
We are an urban lifestyle furniture store offering home accents, rugs, accessories, lighting, and gift items.
Joseph Williams Home 1232 Vine Street | 513-721-3600 | www.josephwilliamshome.com
Voluspa 2-wick candle
$18 Corkcicle Use with white wine instead of an ice bucket
$24.99 Mighty Wallet Made from Tyvek速
Filled with treasures for readers, writers and gift-givers, The Library Friends’ Shop at the Main Library has a wide array of merchandise to delight shoppers of all ages. Click here to see featured items from the shop, including a selection of seasonal merchandise. In addition to a large selection of gently used books, videos, CDs and DVDs, the Friends’ Shop offers a variety of unusual items, including greeting card, literary-themed bookmarks, key chains, and T-shirts, and toys for children of all ages. Members of The Friends receive a 10% discount on all items purchased at The Friends’ Shop.
Library Friends Shop 800 Vine Street | 513-369-6920 | www.cincinnatilibrary.org
Dewey Decimal Jewelry from The Written Nerd. Created by a Massachusetts librarian, each piece is unique and is made from a vintage catalog card. The jewelry is packaged with the card it was cut from so you know which book you are wearing!
Out of Print Clothing
$25 Dewey Decimal Earrings
Celebrate great literature book cover
with lever back closure
art with T-shirts treated to feel soft and
$15 Necklace on 24â€? ball chain
worn like a well read book. A Clockwork
$15 Shephardâ€™s Hook Bookmark
Orange, 1984, The Great Gatsby. Unisex sizes S-XL, Ladies Cut sizes M-XL. All Tess $24.99 Repurposed Literature Bags, wallets and other accessories, and journals repurposed from vintage Little Golden Book covers and inside pages. Selection also includes repurposed items from maps, vintage game boards, and other children and classic literature books. $11.99 and up
Macyâ€™s, Inc. is one of the nationâ€™s premier retailers. This Department store located adjacent to Brooks Brothers, Tiffany & Co., and Palomino restaurant on the Skywalk level, overlooking Fountain Square. Fountain Place is connected to Tower Place and the Carew Tower by Skywalk.
Macys Fountain Place 505 Vine Street | 513-362-4200 | www.macys.com
Artist signing: November 23 & December 22, 10 am – 1 pm
Home for the Holidays,
Available for purchase exclusively at
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra has released
Macy’s Fountain Place, the sixth edition
its first recording under Conductor John
commemorative downtown tile was
Morris Russell. Home for the Holidays
commissioned by Downtown Cincinnati
features the May Festival Chorus under
Inc. and designed and created by the
the direction of Robert Porco, popular
experts at Cincinnati’s own Rookwood
tenor Rodrick Dixon, Broadway and film
star Brian Stokes Mitchell, the popular vocal group New York Voices, and the Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble under the direction of David Bell. $16.99
This year’s tile (dimensions are 6”x6”) depicts the Taft Museum of Art, currently celebrating its 80th anniversary. Limited supply. $75
MiCA 12 v 1201 Vine Street | 513-421-3500 | www.shopmica.com
MiCA 12/v is located at the corner of 12th & Vine in Over-the-Rhine.Â MiCA, (named for husband and wife owners Mike & Carolyn Deininger), Â features art & fine craft by local artists, as well as jewelry, accessories and gifts by independent designers.
Mouse in Matchbox Danish designed, linen embroidered “Matchbox Mice” with sleeping bags in matchbox beds. Boxes measure 4.5”L x 3”W x 2”D
Ceramic Mug and Plate
$29.50 Twins $28 Holiday Mouse
designed by Shelly Klein of K Studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
$48 set / $20 mug only Ohio Throwback Fleece Thick eco fleece, super soft and toasty warm, by Ohio Bandits Apparel Co. Unisex sizes.
Urban Gridded Cincinnati Necklace Stainless steel necklace by Aminimal, Brooklyn, NY.
Men’s custom and readymade clothing, accessories, and women’s fine apparel.
Hugh Parsons Men’s Cologne $65
Mike and Carol Trotta 406 Walnut Street | 513-621-2930 | www.mikeandcaroltrotta.com
Taylor Byrd Shirts Left: Spread Collar, Contrasting Trim on Collar & Cuffs, 100% Cotton. Right: Hidden Button Down Collar with Pocket, Contrasting Trim on Collar & Cuffs, 100% Cotton.
$98 each Frank Lyman Dress $350
Gold Multi Stone Jewelry $95 Necklace $25 Earrings
Park + Vine offers a wide variety of eco-friendly merchandise that minimizes the use of natural resources and animal byproducts. Products include reusable bottles, bags and food carriers, non-toxic cleaning and paint supplies, natural baby and parenting supplies, a growing selection of foodstuff, and lots more.
Park+ Vine 1202 Main Street | 513-721-7275 | www.parkandvine.com
Compost Collector Full Circle Fresh Air Odor-Free Kitchen Compost Collector $30
Jacob Bromwell Original Popcorn Popper Jacob Bromwell started here in Cincinnati 190 years ago and is still made in USA! $29
Teko Socks and PACT Apparel $12-$14
The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is a historic art deco masterpiece and home to the nationally acclaimed restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court. Behind the swinging kitchen doors, Executive Chef Todd Kelly combines classical cooking methods with modern imagination for an unforgettable dining experience.
Orchids at Palm Court
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 35 West Fifth Street | 513-421-9100 | www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com
Todd Kellyâ€™s Orchids at Palm Court Known for his inventive style of combining fresh ingredients, Kelly has earned accolades from critics and guests alike and has most recently been awarded the title of Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation. For anyone with a passion for food and fine dining, this cookbook is a stunning record of how to manage the high heat with a cool head-and take home a rare collection of starters, entrees and desserts from one of the countryâ€™s most dynamic restaurant kitchens.
$29.95 Personalized copies are available at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, 513-421-9100 or at www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com DowntownCincinnati.com
Jimmy Choo Anouk patent leather pumps in brilliant shades.
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the worldâ€™s preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates.
Saks Fifth Avenue 101 West 5th Street | 513-421-6800 | www.saksfifthavenue.com
Bond no.9 New York
New York musk, a blend of sparkling
Exclusive. Polished Rock Candy
grapefruit flower, spice accents and musk Deco Collection. Set in 18k yellow gold.
$1695 Mosaic teardrop earrings $2995 Circle/oval station necklace
in a Swarovski crystal-embellished bottle. 100mL.
$1000 Saks Fifth Avenue Menâ€™s Collection All three sweaters were woven from Mongolian cashmere and have been top-dyed for maximum color saturation.
$348 Half-zip pullover with suede piping $348 Turtleneck sweater $328 Crewneck sweater DowntownCincinnati.com
Striped Wool Stole $48
Substance is an independent ladies clothing and accessories boutique offering a well priced assortment of contemporary and sustainably designed lines. With products ranging from beautiful basic cotton tees in a rainbow of organic cotton colors to fun dresses, handbags and jewelry from many designers such as Stewart+Brown, 49 Sq. Mi., Spiewak, Indigenous Designs, Pure & Co., Levi’s, Melie Bianco, Feral Childe, Skunkfunk, Eileen Fisher... and don’t forget our instore Design Lab™ where we design and create our own collection.
Substance 1435 Main Street | 513-381-0545 | www.shopsubstance.com
Clingy Wallet Italian lambskin $195
Long Sleeve Tee
Long Sleeve Organic Cotton Vneck Tee. $31