I've been shopping around for stocking stuffers for a couple weeks now. I always get flustered when it comes to buying little things for people. I can do big ticket items no problem, but the little ones have to be clever and cheap and can't look like I just threw it into their gift for quantity's sake.

But today I found these:

They're Ohio coffee cozies created by local crafters Alison Rose and Amy D. Awesome and affordable ($6 each). Find them on the ladies' websites or at Wholly Craft in Clintonville.

In other news, I've selected my item for a White Elephant gift exchange I'm attending and it's in keeping with this Ohio theme I seem to have acquired -- a White Castle-scented candle. I expect many arguments about whose house gets to smell like grilled onions, steamed beef and a pending trip to the bathroom.