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VLOG Series, "Find it Here" at For Keeps Gift Shop in Bowling Green, Ohio

Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect gift? Do you know someone that is hard to shop for? Do you like supporting local businesses? If you said ‘yes’ to any of these things, do we have a shop for you! During this episode of ‘Exploring Northwest Ohio with Cathy,’ Cathy stops at Bowling Green’s famous gift shop, For Keeps.



Located in the heart of Bowling Green’s historic downtown, For Keeps is the go-to for unique gifts and décor. Upon entering, Cathy was greeted by shop owner and mastermind behind For Keeps, Amy Craft Ahrens. Amy and her team at For Keeps have been providing Bowling Green with eclectic gifts since 1997, which means when you walk through their doors you’re sure to get a wonderful shopping experience.

If we haven’t stated it enough, For Keeps

has a great variety of gifts available for

everyone on your shopping list! They have brands like Vera Bradley, Nora Fleming, Poo-Pourri, and Corkcicle Tumblers, while also having merchandise promoting Ohio and Bowling Green life. Need something for the man in your life? They carry the popular Duke Cannon soaps, Whiskey Elements that will help you improve the flavor of your whiskey, recipe cocktail glasses, and much more. The second story of their shop houses themed areas where you can shop for baby gifts, wine-themed gifts, farm-themed décor, kitchen accessories, and more.


Need a gift for someone that lives far away? No problem! For Keeps offers shipping, all you have to do is pay the shipping and handling fees. Are you on a time crunch, but need to get a gift for a party? For Keeps also offers gift wrapping services. They’ll wrap your gift perfectly, complete with a beautiful bow on top. No one will ever know that your gift was prepared last minute.

With so many options, it may be hard to pick something out for those you’re shopping for. Thankfully For Keeps has Mystery Boxes! All you have to do is tell the team at For Keeps about the person that you’re shopping for and the amount you’re looking to spend (over $30) and they’ll do the rest. They’ll also individually wrap each gift in the Mystery Box so recipients can get a surprise within their surprise! Once your box is done, they’ll ship it where it needs to go or you can pick it up at the store.

With all of these great services, it’s normal for people to come back again and again. For those that frequent the store, they’ve created the For Keeps VIPeeps rewards program. Sign up is free and rewards cards are kept at For Keeps so you don’t have to remember to bring it, just grab your card at the check out counter. Once your first card is full, you’ll receive 5% off and a VIP tote. When a month has a 5th Saturday, bring your tote in and fill it up to receive 20% off whatever is in your bag!


To learn more about For Keeps visit their website: forkeepsgifts.com. They’re also on Facebook and Instagram, give them a follow: @forkeepsgifts.

For Keeps

144 S. Main St.

Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Author/Editor: Carmen Cano, Bowling Green CVB & David Thornbury, Sandusky County CVB

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