1No vacation is complete without checking out the local shops. Procuring the island vibe for yourself is a must-do when you visit Put In Bay—whether you want a new outfit for swaying in the breeze or lazing at the beach, a home decor piece to invite in the island flare, or niceties no person should go without (we're thinking wine, jewelry and cigars!)—the island has it all. Even the pickiest shoppers will be delighted with the gifts and fare they find from local artisans, clothiers and craftsman. And don't forget about grabbing gifts for your loved ones back home. They will be jealous of your time on the island as you reminisce upon your beach and bay memories, so you will want something to soften the blow. For the best shopping in Put In Bay, check out our comprehensive list below.
Shopping in Put In Bay is a one-of-a-kind experience. Case in point: the Crystal Cave Gift Shop, which sells some of the island's best treasures, including geodes, crystals and gems harvested from the island's caves. The shop also offers wine from Ohio's oldest winery, Heineman's Winery. At Great Lakes Tobacconist, the owner personally blends cigars to invoke different parts of the island. If you are looking for a souvenir that invokes all the senses, these shops are the perfect place to start.
For those looking for that something perfect to add to their home or wardrobe, stop in to Bay View Gifts and Apparel. The owners curate the perfect gifts and home decor to help you bring a genuine nautical vibe to your home. And you will find more treasures to fill your closet at Misty Bay Boutique, which boasts a highly curated collection of clothing. Finally, at Jessie's Jewelry you will find delicate, elegant jewelry that truly embodies Put In Bay Island.
There are also plenty of charming shops where you can find trinkets, chocolates and T-shirts aplenty. Put In Bay Shirt Shack, Put In Bay Surf Shop and Mr. Ed's Gifts are just a few of our favorite stops on our quest to find the perfect gifts for friends and family.