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Holiday Shopping Guide – Over Twenty Local Gift Ideas

Anne Evans Anne Evans Holiday Shopping Guide – Over Twenty Local Gift IdeasGift a fabulous Columbus themed scarf this holiday! From the Wexner Center for the Arts.
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Welcome to this year’s first Holiday Shopping Guide! We’ve got local gift ideas coming every Friday over the next four weeks to help you find the best in shopping local to make your holidays special. The 2018 Holiday Shopping Guide is presented by Middle West Spirits. Raising a glass to holidays in the Middle West with OYO Vodkas, Vim & Petal Gin, and Middle West Whiskies. Additional support is provided by the Short North Arts District. Shop the Short North Arts District this small business weekend and find Black Friday deals.

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1. Antique Typewriters, pristinely preserved and restored to make a perfect gift for someone who is just your type! $300 each at On Paper.

great gifts for men

2. Travel Dopp and grooming kit, All organic and all natural grooming products for guys on the go. Solid cologne, shave soap, mini mach 3 razor, and beard oil. Normal retail price $210. CU special $129, at Flying Gent.

columbus art

3. “Columbus” Art Print, Available in a variety of sizes from 8″ x 10″ to 30″ x 40″, this is an archival art print of the Columbus skyline, $28 – $195 at Yao Cheng Design.

holiday decorations

4. Seasonal Wreath, A naturalistic style grapevine wreath adorned with seasonal fragrant winter greens; Carolina Sapphire, Leland Cyprus, Blue Spruce and Pine, Eucalyptus, Magnolia, dried accents and winterberries. Can display inside or outside, dries naturally and smells great for months!, $65 from Jewelweed Floral Studio.

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5. Cedar Candle, Cedar-scented candle hand poured in California. Approximate burn time of 60 hours, $44 at Fourth Home.

cute gifts for kids

6. Ceramic Piggy Bank, Available in two sweet colors, bubblegum and ivory, these ceramic piggy banks are a great gift for any small savers on your list! $7 each at Trove Warehouse.

fun gifts for techies

7. Cable Bites, Cute little animals protect your cable from damage while you charge your iPhone. $5.99 at Bink Davies.

gifts for men

8. Men’s Carhartt WIP Hoodie, Hooded fleece sweatshirt, $84 at Rowe.

gifts for people who love cats

9. 2019 Animal Calendar, an adorable animal calendars to tell you the date through 2019, $8-$10 each at J Avenue.

awesome party games

10. Confessions Game, stimulates daring and real conversations about relationships, careers, money, and sex. A treat at any party where you want to get to know the guests, it’s part of a series of games from The School of Life designed to increase emotional IQ. $30 at Surprise Modern Party + Cocktail Goods.

local authors

11. The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, A Best Book of 2018 —Kirkus Reviews: Moving through a selection of first-person accounts and written with a sinister sense of humor, THE DEEPER THE WATER THE UGLIER THE FISH powerfully captures the quiet torment of two sisters craving the attention of a parent they can’t, and shouldn’t, have to themselves. In this captivating debut, Katya Apekina disquietingly crooks the lines between fact and fantasy, between escape and freedom, and between love and obsession. $12 at Two Dollar Radio Headquarters. Boom Box Tote, $12.

gifts for yogis

12. Modmala, A DIY Mala Making Meditation Kit designed for the journey. Inside the box are the contents to create your own personalized mala. $48 at The Wild Sage Collective.

funko pop dolls

13. Mr. Rogers Funko Pop! Help remind someone that you like them just the way they are! $12 at Big Fun Columbus.

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14. OYO Sherry-Finished Bourbon Whiskey from Middle West’s Double Cask Collection. Crafted from a blend of corn, wheat and barley, and aged in freshly toasted American white oak barrels. Contact Middle West for pricing.

flamingo pool float ornament

15. Flamingo Pool Float Ornament, $17 at Vernacular Home.

columbus themed scarf

16. Wexner Center Museum League scarf, A plush and sporty cold weather accessory created in partnership between the Wexner Center for the Arts and Italian designer Maurizio Cattelan. $55 at the Wexner Center Store.

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17. Simple Times Mixers Cocktail of the Month Club, access to seasonal favorites & exclusive mixers only found in the box each month, $40 one month; $115 three months; $225 six months at Simple Times Mixers. Boxes will be sent out around Jan 5th, 2019.

fun socks for guys

18. State of Ohio Mens Novelty Socks, For every pair of Franklin Morrow socks purchased, the artist will donate a pair of socks to a local homeless shelter for individuals in need. $9.99 at Celebrate Local, Shop the Best of Ohio.

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19. Pocket Metal Detector by NPW gifts. You might be standing above buried treasure and not even know it. This mini metal detector is conveniently pocket sized for on-the-go exploring and lucky hunters could discover gold, silver, ferrous and non-ferrous metals up to a depth of 5cm. $15 at Piccadilly.

beer clubs

20. Can Collective membership at Platform Beer Co. You’ll receive 12 extremely rare taproom release canned beers (6 or 4-packs, once per month), year-round Happy Hour pricing at all Platform Tasting Room locations, exclusive and specially designed Platform Can Collective merchandise, exclusive party and tour of our production facility, Platform Can Collective membership card and much more. $199.99 at Platform Beer Co.

Thank you for reading the Columbus Underground 2018 Holiday Shopping Guide, presented by Middle West Spirits. Support comes from Middle West Spirits. Raising a glass to holidays in the Middle West with OYO Vodkas, Vim & Petal Gin, and Middle West Whiskies. Visit Middle West at 1230 Courtland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201. For more information, visit middlewestspirits.com.

Additional support for the Holiday Shopping Guide is provided by The Short North Arts District.

We’ll have more ideas for you next Friday, November 30. Happy Shopping!

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