Get into the Holiday spirit by shopping local at your favorite Bowling Green businesses! We’ve spotlighted 50 of our locally owned businesses on VisitBGOhio’s social media to help you “Countdown to the Holidays.” Check out VisitBGOhio on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the full posts, but make sure you check out each of the businesses that were highlighted and many of the other great businesses around Bowling Green!

Check out some the great local businesses that we spotlighted below.

For Keeps: Bowling Green’s one stop unique gift shop! You’re sure to find something for everyone here. Check out their website here.

Stone’s Throw Tavern and Grill: The Irish themed restaurant is great for try a few unique beers and get some great food while listening to good music. Home of Hump Day Revue and the Hump for the Holidays fundraiser for Downtown BG. Check out their website.

Coyote Beads: Have you ever wanted to make your own jewelry? Stop out to Coyote Beads for all kinds beading supplies and pre-made jewelry! Check out their website here.

Finders Records and Tapes: Bowling Green’s independent record store. Whether you like mainstream hits or an underground band, you’ll be able to find it at Finders. Check out the video we made for them here.

BGSU Planetarium: The Planetarium at Bowling Green State University has a wide variety of fun and educational show through out the year. Check out their schedule on their website.

Bostdorff’s Greenhouse: Bostdorff’s houses many beautiful plants, provides landscaping services, and hosts fun classes. Take a look at their Wine and Wreath class here or check out their website.

Wood County Historical Museum: Once a county poor farm, the building now serves to share the history of Wood County. Take a tour of the museum and make sure you stop out to their gift shop. Check out their website here.

BGSU Teaching Kitchen: The Teaching Kitchen at Bowling Green State University offers a variety of cooking classes for students and the community. Check out their website to see upcoming classes.

Main Street Ace Hardware: Bowling Green’s hardware store. They offer great service and just what you need to get the job done! They also have creative people making artwork out of various supplies at the store. Check it out on their website.

Eden Fashion Boutique: Eden provides women’s contemporary clothing and accessories. They’ll be having a gift card special during the entire month of December (2019). Check out the video here or check out their website.

Flatlands Coffee: Flatlands serves up coffee art one delicious latte at a time. Did you know you can order bags of coffee from Flatlands? Check out their website!

Waddington Jewelers: Waddington Jewelers offers beautiful jewelry and premium servicing. Check out their website to see some of what they have in store!

Sass Salon and Spa: Whether you want a new hairstyle or just feel like relaxing at the spa, Sass in Bowling Green is your place to go! During the month of December (2019) they have a gift card special going on. Check out their website to learn more.

Big Fab Lab: Big Fab Lab is full service makerspace that provides everything you need to create! They even added paint-your-own-pottery nights. For more info on the services and classes they provide, check out their website.

National Tractor Pulling Championships: The National Tractor Pulling Championships are one of the biggest events in Bowling Green! Did you know that they have a gift shop so you can purchase Tractor Pull merchandise all year round? Stop out to the store located at 1150 Haskins Road, in Bowling Green.

Exhale and Create: Whether you’re looking to attend a class on how to create a masterpiece or would like to hold a party with friends, you’re sure to have fun letting your creative side flow at Exhale and Create! See what they have planned and can create by looking at their website.

Grounds for Thought: Part coffee shop, part book store, part record store, part music venue, Grounds for Thought does it all! Want a quick walk through their store? Check out their video. Don’t forget to check out their website to order some delicious bags of coffee!

Elite Collegiate Apparel: Your destination for BGSU and Bowling Green Bobcat apparel. Order something for your favorite Falcon or Bobcat from their website!

Asherah’s Garden: A full service holistic boutique providing the community with holistic health, educational services, and products to support health and wellness. Check out the video we created or their website for more info.

Gallery Salon and Spa: In need of a facial, massage, or new hair care products? Stop out to Gallery Salon and Spa to get just what you need! Take a peek at the video we created or their website to see some of their services.

Rick and Carl’s Tree Farm: Whether you’re looking for pumpkins in the fall or trees in the winter, Rick and Carl’s Tree Farm is something the whole family can enjoy. Check out some of the beautiful trees here.

Art Supply Depo Bowling Green: Art Supply Depo has a plethora of art supplies perfect for beginners and seasoned veterans. They also have many great opportunities through out the year to learn a new artistic skill. For a list of classes and more info, go to their website.

The Stacked Deck: Bowling Green’s premiere shop for table top games! Don’t find something you want, don’t worry they can order it for you!

Little Bare Furniture: Unique, hand crafted wooden furniture, children’s toys, and decor. For more info, check out our video!

BeYoutiful Nutrition: A one-of-a-kind smoothie shop. Try some of their holiday flavors!

McKenzie’s Flower Basket: Whether you want an arrangement of wonderful smelling fresh flowers or an arrangement of fake flowers that they can keep forever, you’re sure to get something beautiful. You can choose from a pre-made arrangement or customize your own! Look through our photos to see some of the items you can get for your home or garden.

Calico Sage and Thyme: A unique gift shop providing a variety of teas, spices, decor, and creations by local artists. They also house the Winter Farmers Market on Wednesdays at 4pm. Check out their website for events and much more!

Mode Elle Boutique: Mode Elle is a contemporary boutique showcasing the latest trends in fashion! Check out their website and browse their shop.

Aardvark Screen Printing and Embroidery: Your store for local schools and custom apparel. Check out their video for more info and make sure to browse their website to see their services.

Main Street Photo: The talented team at Main Street Photo will bring your photos to life with their full-service, professional photo lab and finishing services.

The Busy Thimble: The Busy Thimble offers a variety of classes for all skill levels, quilting & knitting supplies, and readymade fiber-crafts waiting to find their next home.

Painted Clovers: Painted Clovers has a variety of repurposed furniture and decor that will make a splash in any home! They also have paints and as is pieces that you can purchase so you can create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Look through our photos to see some of their beautiful pieces.

The Sundae Station: Open all year long, The Sundae Station has delicious treats and a full food menu that will satisfy any palette. Make sure to try some of their seasonal items like Egg Nog Soft Serve or a Candy Cane Avalanche!

BG Beverage Center: BG’s shop for hundreds of craft & domestic beers and wines. They get new things every week, so there’s always something new to try. They also offer a walk-in humidor with top rated cigars.

Klotz Floral and Garden Center: Family-run Klotz Floral and Garden Center provides beautiful arrangements and pieces for your home or garden. Check out their website for arrangement ideas!

Falcon Outfitters: Your premiere destination for all things BGSU! They also have a tech center in their store. Shop their online store for all your BGSU needs.

Ben’s: From toys and craft items to candy and frames, Ben’s has it all! Check out their website to see what all Ben’s in Downtown BG has to offer.

Rock Em Sock Em Retro: Whether you’re looking for your favorite retro video game or toy, Rock Em Sock Em Retro can help you relive your childhood. Check out the video we made to see what all they have!

Loonar Station: Loonar Station is the place to get all of your counter culture merchandise. Check out their website to learn more!

Changes on Mane: Changes on Mane is a full service salon with great stylists and flexible hours. Located downtown, this great salon uses Redken and Matrix products, and carries Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Matrix retail products. Check out their website to see all of the services that they provide.

Cycle Werks: Cycle Werks specialized in bicycles, cycling accessories and apparel, residential and commercial fitness products, and triathlon gear and apparel. They offer the full spectrum of service and repair options.

The Cookie Jar: Home of the Cookie of the Day, the Cookie Jar provides fresh baked cookies in a variety of classic and unique flavors!

Sunset Bistro: Not only does Sunset Bistro have great food, they do great things for the community by fundraising for local Veterans!

Vanderhoff Jewelers: Vanderhoff’s has a wide variety of jewelry available. Check out their website to see what they have for you!

Get Inspired Nutrition: Whether you like your tea or smoothie hot or cold, Get Inspired Nutrition can make it for you! Try some of their holiday flavors.

Vint’illage: This unique store has a wide variety of antique items for you to peruse and many have a rich history along with them. Check out some of our photos of these fun vintage items!

Shirley Sei Bella Salon: Your stop for a perfect hairstyle or hair care products. They also have a variety of accessories and beauty products to purchase.

Bowling Green Beer Works: Bowling Green’s first nanobrewery. Everything is done in small batches and done right here in BG. Make sure you pick up some of their merchandise while you’re there!

Belleville Brother’s Meats: Your place to go for great cuts of meat and friendly service. They have a huge selection of fresh and fresh frozen meat. Check out our photos to see what all they have.

iOutlet: Your destination for pre-owned electronics and repair services. They also have screen repair services at affordable prices!

While this list is extensive, it only scratches the surface on just how many locally owned businesses Bowling Green has. We love all of our businesses and are so grateful that they made Bowling Green their home. Remember to shop small, shop local and #ThinkBGOH!