You can’t go somewhere as awesome as Put-in-Bay Ohio without going shopping and bringing home gifts for family and friends. Not to mention a few things for yourself! Put-in-Bay is loaded with unique shops for you to find the perfect souvenirs to take back to the mainland.

Mr Ed’s Gift Shop

Mr Ed’s Gift Shop has fun t shirts, hoodies, hats and more.  Here, at Mr. Ed’s, “Nobody is Ugly after 2.” Clearly, this mantra reflects on the fun and quirky items available. There are styles available with Mr. Ed’s, Mist and Green Room logos.  There is the right Mr Ed’s gear to represent for the…

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272 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Bay Bucks Coupons

Bay Bucks Coupons are the premier saving option for a trip to Put-in-Bay.  Inside the booklet, there are many island discounts.  The total value is hundreds of dollars.  Participating businesses represent both Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island.  There are over 60 businesses participating in the booklet.  So, there is a considerable amount of savings.  Savings…

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306-364 Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

The Put-in-Bay Winery

Put-In-Bay Winery, located in Put-in-Bay, Ohio between Sandusky and Toledo just north of Port Clinton, opened its doors for visitors on South Bass Island in May 2009. Visitors from nearby Midwestern states, southern Ontario Canada, and around the world come to visit our winery exhibit. Once you get off the ferry, hop in a taxi…

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392 Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

Bayview Gifts

Bayview Gifts offers a wonderful selection of great apparel and home decor. Find that special gift for that special someone.  Browse among the carefully chosen products. A quick walk from the downtown area of Put-in-Bay will lead you to Bayview Gifts. It is a small and charming gift shop just down the road from the…

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560 Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

The Bucket Shop

The Bucket Shop can be found within the walls of the World renowned Roundhouse Bar.  Take home some Roundhouse swag to commemorate your visit with a variety of great choices. The selection is eclectic.  Items include t-shirts, hoodies, blankets, ear rings and much more.  This shop is located in the rear of the building near the back entrance.  Selections are added often, so…

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199-259 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

Butterfly House Put-in-Bay

Since 2004, the Butterfly House at Put-in-Bay has been an enjoyable family attraction for many visitors. The location is within the Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, which boasts several other notable attractions such as Gem Stone Mining and the War of 18 Holes Miniature Golf Course. Guests can stroll around the over 4000 sq.…

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979 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

The Candy Bar

The Candy Bar is one cool candy store, selling 1/4 pounds of fudge, taffy, chocolate and novelty candy. Probably more types of unique candies in one store than you have ever seen. We have an ice cream shop that sells ice cream, shakes, sundaes, etc. and is available to enjoy on the outside patio. Remember…

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170 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States

Carriage House Put-in-Bay

The Carriage House is one of Put-in-Bay’s largest souvenir shops.  This impressive building is very prominent in the downtown Delaware Avenue strip. The bold green façade is inviting and intriguing, so one can’t help but stroll in.  Located across the street from the Boathouse Bar and Grill, and adjacent to DeRivera Park, the location is both convenient and accessible.…

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160 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Country House

The Country House is in the heart of downtown Put-In-Bay. DeRivera Park is right across the street.  Beginning in the 1850’s, Jose DeRivera began to develop South Bass Island into the tourist destination it is today.  Special gifts line the shelves of the Carriage House.  Therefore, this shop is a must stop! Neat coffee mugs, post cards, key chains and picture frames are just a few…

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246 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

Crystal Cave Gift Shop

The Crystal Cave Gift Shop has spelunking and wine inspired gifts.  Inside, browse among the many varieties of Put-in-Bay wine.  Pick out a unique here from their eclectic selection. Crystal Cave Gift Shop Location This shop is located within Heineman’s Winery.  Heineman’s was founded in 1888 by Gustav Heineman.  He immigrated to the United States…

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978 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States

From clothing, to art, antiques and everything in-between, Put-in-Bay is the place to shop ’til you drop! Plan your Lake Erie Islands shopping outing by checking out all of our amazing shops below. You may need a Golf Cart Rental to visit all of them!

In between all of the action-packed outdoor recreation and fun-filled attractions that South Bass Island has to offer, you may begin to feel a bit of the retail therapy itch. Whether you’re looking for something to replace an item you forgot to bring with you, you want to bring home a special gift for someone back home, or you’re interested in picking up a unique item that will help you remember your time in Put-in-Bay, you’ll encounter a wide range of stores on the island that are eager to help. Learn more about shopping on Put-in-Bay!

Add to Your Souvenir Collection

Chances are good that your home is littered with souvenirs: postcards from Disneyland, Statue of Liberty snow globes, and posters that have been rolled up for several decades. They’re nice, but you’ve aged out of such trivial keepsakes. After all, when you travel to the ends of the earth, or even just a weekend getaway to Put-in-Bay, you want to take home more than a gimmicky picture frame. And what better way to celebrate a new place and the memories you made than to pack them in your suitcase and wear them at home? Put another way: You should shop on vacation.

Not only should you shop on vacation, but you should shop smart on vacation. After all, there are no return policies on vacation-only spontaneous decisions, impulse purchases, and a growing collection of souvenir mugs that we pretend never happened. Follow some good shopping tips and extend your island vacation shopping budget. You might end up with some cute bucket earrings or beach glass!

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Tips & Tricks for the Best Shopping

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but sometimes you just want something tangible to take home with you to remember an incredible trip. But space in your suitcase is prime real estate, so whatever it is you plan on lugging home better be worth the extra weight. These easy-to-follow tips will help you determine what’s worth hauling home and what’s better left behind.
Avoid chain stores. If you’re looking for a souvenir that won’t get dusty sitting on a shelf, clothing isn’t a bad bet. It’s great because you’ll actually be able to use it and the pieces will bring back fun memories every time you wear them. That being said, you’re better off passing on shops that you can find at home — we’re talking H&M, Zara and the like. Not only will you end up paying more for those products because of higher taxes in other countries, but you won’t find anything that isn’t already carried stateside. Support small local businesses instead by seeking out local designers and boutiques and take home a more one-of-a-kind creation that will give your wardrobe a unique, personalized flair.
Skip the souvenir shops. Want to bring back a few mementos for your family and friends? Ditch the kitschy doodads and “I Love X” t-shirts (unless that’s totally their thing) for something that isn’t destined for the dump or the back of the junk drawer. Besides, most of that stuff is manufactured in some factory thousands of miles away anyway. You don’t have to throw down mad cash for rare jewels and the like, but finding something that reflects the place you’re visiting and that the recipient will actually enjoy is a way better way to spend that hard-earned cash.
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It’s ALL About You and Your Shopping

Cultivate your personal style. Traveling is a great way to build on your personal style. Look at the pieces in your closet that truly speak to your personality — an arsenal of amazing hats, colorful, eye-catching prints or vintage bags — and use these as inspiration for your getaway buys. Your new pieces will add sentimental value to your wardrobe and they’re sure to get a LOT of wear.
Make a budget. Because you still need to eat and pay rent when you get back home, it’s not a bad idea to make a vacation budget. In addition to things like dining out, museums, transportation and the like, you should also decide how much you’re willing to spend on gifts or souvenirs. Figure out who you want to buy for and what they might like, then estimate how much the items will cost and try not to go over that amount. And if you don’t feel like dropping a lot of dough, go for something more sentimental in nature like a nice card or cool prints from a local artist. Remember, it’s the thought that counts!

Find Local Shopping

Ask the right questions. You can score some seriously great stuff at local markets. But, there are also a fair number of people out there peddling junk. How do you know that what you’re buying is authentic to the region? Be sure to ask the right questions: who made the item, where, how and with what materials. That little bit of research you did about the area should help you snuff out whether the items you’re interested in are the real deal or imitation goods. And don’t forget to read up on market culture to ensure you’re conducting yourself in a manner that’s both polite and sensitive to local customs.
Seek out local makers. One of our favorite things about visiting a new place? Discovering the artists and makers that really give the place local flavor. But how do you go about finding them? Markets aren’t a bad place to start. You’re likely to find at least a few members of the crafty crew selling their wares there, but independent boutiques are a pretty good bet too. If you follow any bloggers based in the area, check out if they have any recommendations or favorite local haunts, or use Etsy to scope out artisans in the area. And if you are part of the Couchsurfing network, be sure to ask locals if they know of any must-visit shops.
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How to Pack

No space? No dice (sometimes). You’ve fallen in love with a stunning tapestry, a one-of-a-kind piece of art or a pair of impeccably handcrafted shoes, but there’s just one problem: There’s no space in your suitcase. As a general rule, you should skip anything that you don’t have room for in your bag. Not only will this make you think more carefully about how you spend your money during your trip, but you won’t have to deal with that last-minute scramble to find an extra carry-on bag. If you do go a bit overboard, ask the shop if they offer shipping. You can also enlist the help of your hotel’s concierge service too.
Do a little research before you leave. One of the best parts of traveling is the opportunity to discover new cultures and ways of thinking while shopping. To make the most out of your trip and bring back awesome, authentic goods to remember it by, it’s best to know your stuff before boarding the plane. Do a little research about the islands and the region you’ll be visiting beforehand and find out about the area’s history, culture and if they specialize in certain types of cuisine or artisanal skills.
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More Great Put-in-Bay Island Shopping Options

  • Bayview Gifts Or Bay View Gifts
  • Misty Bay Boutique (t-shirts)
  • Butterfly House (trinkets)
  • Crystal Cave At Heineman’s Winery (geodes)
  • Perry’s Family Fun Center
  • Jessie’s Jewelry
  • Mariner’s Locker (next to derivera park)
  • Sunstopper (downtown put-in-bay)
  • The Bucket Shop In Roundhouse Bar (shot glasses)
  • The Candy Bar (fudge)
  • Chocolate Cafe (ice cream)
  • Compass Pointe
  • Crystal Cave Gift Shop (home decor)
  • Del Sol (on delaware avenue)
  • Lobster Trap (nautical shopping))
  • Lovella Fashion Apparel
  • Mr. Ed’s Bar (sweatshirts)
  • Perry’s Cave Gift Shop (on catawba ave)
  • Put-In-Bay Surf Shop
  • Put-In-Bay T-Shirt Shack (t-shirt shop)
  • The Carriage House
  • The Country House (general shopping)
  • Gift Shop at Heineman Winery
  • Frosty Bar (tobacconist)
  • Wharfside (fishing licenses)

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Google Put-in-Bay Shopping

If you want to check out how many great spots there are, just Google “Put-in-Bay Bars & Pubs” on your Samsung or iDevice and watch the listings come down. Or you can just use the address of Put-in-Bay, OH 43456. Most of the best bars & pubs are located on Delaware Ave around DeRivera Park in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay.