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Holiday Shopping Guide 2011 – Arts & Crafts

Anne Evans Anne Evans Holiday Shopping Guide 2011 – Arts & Crafts
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If you’re the type of shopper to support local stores, then this year consider going one step further and buying products that have also been locally made! Columbus is filled with creative and talented artisans who make all types of products that are perfect for the gift giving season. Below you’ll find an assorted selection of items that to some degree have been hand-made, designed or in some other way produced locally!

1. Heart of Ohio sketchbook – $20

This locally embroidered Moleskine sketchbook comes from Hilliard-based artist B.Radly and is available in several different colors and designs. Show your Ohio pride on the cover, and support your local artisans in the process. This item is available for sale in the Columbus Museum of Art’s Store.

2. Local Crafts at the CMA Craftacular Spectacular

The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting the Craftacular Spectacular this Sunday, December 11 which is the perfect opportunity to either pick up some locally made crafts, jewelry, toys or other gift items — or, to make some of your own! Workshops will be included at the event that will allow you to custom create some of your own holiday gift items this year.

3. Ohio Pride Magnets (set of 4) – $5

Perk up your fridge and with these darling magnets made by Poshta Designs. Sold as set of 4, there are available at Wholly Craft. Would be a cute stocking stuffer too!

4. Main Street Bridge Magnet – $6.00

Celebrate the 2012 Columbus bicentennial with this cool vintage style magnet, designed locally and made in the USA. Your purchase goes towards funding the 200 Columbus effort that will celebrate the bicentennial next year!

5. Personalized Stationary – starting at $24.95

Encourage the art of writing by gifting a loved one their own set of personalized stationary from On Paper. Prices for a boxed set of 50 embossed notes or cards with matching envelopes start at only $24.95.

6. Pet Photo Session with PhotoBark – Prices Vary

Got a friend or a family member who has a pet they love? Treat them to a photo session of their pet. Lydia Stewart captures the spirit of your pet and creates long lasting memories for you. She offers several ways of presenting your gift card – a frame, Bucket-O-Bones, Bucket-O-Meow Meow, pet tag card, tin of treats and more.

7. Books by Local Authors – Prices Vary

For those that love to read, why not gift some books by local authors? The Columbus Creative Cooperative recently published a third book of Columbus stories- Across Town, Stories of Columbus. Breakfast with Nick: Columbus is having a book signing at the North Market this Sunday. The Columbus Historical Society is having a book signing and sale Friday night with four books that are telling the stories of Columbus: A Haunted History of Columbus, Ohio, Packard Takes Flight, Look to Lazarus, The Big Store, and a book about the history of The Ohio State University. And you could always gift Jeni’s book, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams At Home alongside a bunch of the ingredients necessary to create those confections or the exclusive Hills Market’s I Dream of Jeni’s package that includes the book, a pint and a red hoodie.

8. Owl Cutting Board – $22

This cutting board is so pretty you might find yourself propping him up on a bookshelf instead of getting used in the kitchen. If you need a pretty hostess gift for your holiday parties this season, this would fit the bill nicely! Also available at Wholly Craft.

9. Subscription to Clinton Reno Prints – $300

Local poster artist Clinton Reno has offered up a 15 print subscription for 2012 which includes a bonus subscribers only print! The Regional Subscription is $300 and pickups can be made twice over the year. The National Subscription is $340 and includes boxing and shipping costs. Clint says he has at least 4 planned that he’s already excited about, so it would be a good bet!

The 2011 Columbus Holiday Shopping Guide is presented by The Columbus Museum of Art.
Think Creative. Think Local. Think CMA.
Throughout the season you can also look for these special holiday offers from the Columbus Museum of Art Store. The Museum Store is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM-5:30 PM and open late on Thursday 10 AM – 8:30 PM (closing early on Christmas Eve at 3 PM). Click here for creative, local gift ideas.

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