Sometimes finding the perfect gift can feel like an insurmountable goal. But take heart, there are solutions, including gifts of membership and lessons, along with some other unique local finds.
Pre-order a copy of FC Cincinnati’s limited-edition commemorative book (due out in 2017), Rise Together: Celebrating FC Cincinnati’s Inaugural Season. The book takes a look at the franchise’s first year, complete with photos, interviews and more. The 144-page book is priced at $24.95 and can be purchased at fccincinnati.com/book.
Check out Great Parks of Hamilton County’s gift stores, Nature’s Niche, for a great selection of hand-crafted ornaments, art, jewelry, toys and specialty items. Stores are located at the following parks, be sure to visit greatparks.org for info on discounts and sale hours:
- Farbach Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road
- Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike
- Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt. Hope Road
- Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road
- Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road
Winter is actually a great time to start swim lessons, so that kids are ready by the time warmer weather rolls around. Give the gift of lessons – Goldfish Swim School (7058 Ridgetop Dr.) is offering two months of lessons plus a bag of goodies like swim goggles and towels, all for a discounted price this holiday season. Visit Westchester.goldfishswimschool.com for details!
More spots for swim lessons:
- Hubbard Family Swim School at Kids First Sports Center at hubbardswim.com
- Bear Paddle Swim School in Mason and Oakley at bearpaddle.com
- YMCA of Greater Cincinnati at myy.org
- Mercy Health Plex at e-mercy.com
- Cincinnati Sports Club at cincinnatisportsclub.com
- Mayerson JCC at mayersonjcc.org
The Gift of Membership
Museum memberships are always a great gift! Check out these venues for family membership information:
- Behringer-Crawford Museum at bcmuseum.org; $75 for a family membership
- Cincinnati Art Museum at cincinnatiartmuseum.org; $75 for a family membership
- Cincinnati Museum Center at cincymuseum.org; $13 – $160 for a family membership
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at cincinnatizoo.org; $129 – $209 for a family membership
- Contemporary Arts Center at contemporaryartscenter.org; $65 for a family membership
- Newport Aquarium at newportaquarium.com; Annual passes range from $30.99 – $46.99, depending on age of passholder