Recycled-tin bins, $12 each

Peabody Papers

1261 Grandview Ave., Grandview

614-485-9855

Web: peabodypapers.com

These statement-making containers, made from printed tin leftover from product packaging, would suit a pack rat and earth lover equally. Stuff a surprise gift inside, like one of Peabody's pretty card sets.


Leather wallets, $10 each

The Market at Serendip

36 N. Liberty St., Powell

614-358-2784

Web: themarketatserendip.blogspot.com

These locally made, supple leather wallets are a steal. Armando Javier Designs also offers purses and leather cuffs, and you'll find plenty more work from Central Ohio artists at the Powell market, including jewelry, artwork and gifts for baby.


Coffee gift set, $18

Two Roasting Joes at the Winter Pearl Market

20 E. Broad St., Downtown

740-649-3811

Web: tworoastingjoes.com

Please the coffee lover in your life with a collection of eight blends roasted in Chillicothe. A variety of holiday flavors - Christmas Cookie, Holiday Cheer - are packaged along with several of Two Roasting Joes' bestsellers, like the chocolate-peanut-butter Buckeye.


Keel's Simple Diary, $15

The Wexner Center Store

1871 N. High St., Campus

614-292-1807

Web: store.wexnercenterstore.com

This diary is unconventional enough to spark the interest of a non-diary user or spice things up for a devotee. Each page includes thought-provoking prompts like "If you had to change your life today, what would you change first? Least?"


Framed flower art, $10

Bloomsbury Loft

30 W. Olentangy St., Powell

614-781-9479

Web: bloomsburyloft.com

This framed floral motif, handmade by the three women behind Bloomsbury Loft, makes a simple statement. It's especially perfect to have on hand, topped with a bow, in case you get an unexpected gift from a neighbor or co-worker.