Shopping might not be high on the to-do list when planning an island getaway, but with so many unique stores to shop at in Put-in-Bay you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity! With so many local artisans, clothiers and craftsman, there is something here for everyone. Pick out some new apparel this weekend or maybe pick out a souvenir that is memorable.
Once you arrive at the island, you and your family will see that that a souvenir is a great way to help you look back on the great times you had on Put-in-Bay. For years to come you will be able to look back and remember the great times. Check out the one-of-a-kind shops that are on put-in-Bay in the list below. There are too many to name, so here are just a few.

Freshwater Remedies
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Freshwater Remedies

Freshwater Remedies is a delightful shop located inside Freshwater Retreat. This bed and breakfast is situated about a mile from downtown Put-in-Bay in a quiet, peaceful area of the island. It is well worth the stop. Freshwater Remedies offers a range of exciting gifts and products, most notably the homemade, all-natural skincare line, OnktOrganics. The proprietress of both Freshwater Remedies and Resorts, Christie Onkto, was born and bred on Put-in-Bay. A true island girl, she now splits her time between Maui and Lake Erie. She understands that all-natural products are the healthiest, most loving ways to take care of your...

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Crystal Cave Gift Shop
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Crystal Cave Gift Shop

Together the Crystal Cave and Heineman Winery makes for a delightful afternoon. Located about a mile from downtown Put-in-Bay, the Crystal Cave Gift Shops sells wine from Heineman’s as well as souvenirs, geodes, crystals, and gems. Some even come directly from the cave. Heinemans Winery Heinemans Winery has been producing locally made wine since 1888. Founded by German immigrant Gustav Heineman, this winery takes advantage of the long growing season on the island due to the tempering effect of Lake Erie. Ideal soil conditions help produce superior grapes. After Prohibition wiped out most of the 17 wineries on Put-in-Bay in...

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The Shops At Compass Pointe
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The Shops At Compass Pointe

A charming complex of stores, The Shops at Compass Pointe features a lovely selection of fine gifts, apparel, even knife sharpening! A short walk from downtown Put-in-Bay, Compass Pointe offers a pleasant shopping experience in a beautiful setting. The Shops at Compass Pointe Dock 421 The Little Store Happy Holidays Island Hardware Home Port Dock 421 is a favorite of visitors and local alike with a great selection of casual wear for both men and women. Home Port offers nautically inspired gifts and decor while the Little Store provides a very big jewelry selection. Stock up on plenty of Ohio...

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LEIHS Museum Store and Resale Shop
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LEIHS Museum Store and Resale Shop

The Lake Erie Historical Society is tasked with preserving and promoting the rich history of the Lake Erie Islands. The LEIHS Museum Store and Resale Shop is great spot to purchase clothing, appliances, and gifts at a discounted price while also supporting the historical society. The staff carefully vets every item, making sure it is clean and works properly. All proceeds from the Resale Shop benefit the LEIHS. Whether you are stocking up on necessities or looking for something a little special, this is a great spot to peruse. The LEIHS Museum Store and Resale Shop is located right behind...

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Pull out your reusable shopping bags and put on your athletic shoes! Shopping at Put-in-Bay is a great way to experience what Put-in-Bay has to offer! Grab some friends and family, or just go by yourself to get a little “me time”. With so many places to shop it might be hard to find out where to start.

One that you can’t go wrong with is the Crystal Cave Gift Shop, which sells some of the island’s best gifts and souvenirs: geodes, crystals and gems from the beautiful caves and bottles of wine from Ohio’s oldest winery, Heineman’s Winery.
But you can’t stop there! Just as the island offers natural beauty, its shops offer handmade, natural items, too. At Freshwater Remedies, you will find skin cleansers, balms and color toners, along with incense and beautiful jewelry.

However, there’s more than one way to catch that island vibe! At Great Lakes Tobacconist, the owner personally blends cigars to invoke different parts of the island—a special treat for the special people in your life. So go out and see what the island has in store for you!

There are also a lot of Put in Bay bars and restaurants that are great places to hangout with friends and get a great meal. Make sure to check them while at the island!

Take a Put in Bay ferry offered by Jet Express or Miller Ferry to get to the island. They offer plenty of options for transportation and you are even able to take your car, motorcycle, or bicycle if you want.