It might seem like an impossible task: Find a unique and memorable gift at a local, independent boutique that is cheaper than $20.

It might seem like an impossible task: Find a unique and memorable gift at a local, independent boutique that is cheaper than $20.

Then again, the holiday season is the time for miracles, right?

We've found 20 for you. These gifts can satisfy even the most discerning recipient on your gift list - from eco-conscious officemates to bullied little K9s.

Merry shopping!


Hadaki change purses, $18

Buy it: Fritzy Jacobs

635 N. High St., Worthington

614-885-8283

fritzyjacobs.com

A colorful and convenient way to carry around cash or just about any tiny thing you want to stash. Big spenders, make it more lavish by stuffing it with gift cards.


Heavy metal dog vests, $10

Buy them: A Gal Named Cinda Lou

20 N. State St., Westerville

614-776-1409

cindalou.org

To quote the sign in the shop, "Is your little dog getting pushed around at the park? We have the solution!"


Vinyl notebooks, $10-$15

Buy them: Objects for the Home

3284 N. High St., Clintonville

614-268-3380

objectsforthehome.com

The only downside to these ultra-cool all-purpose scribbling pads is knowing those Aerosmith and Billy Ocean records emit sweet sound no more.


Trophy wine stoppers, $20

Buy them: Wholly Craft

3169 N. High St., Clintonville

614-447-3445

whollycraft.com

Sometimes people deserve a reward for exercising enough restraint to not finish off the bottle.


Columbia winter hats, $16

Buy them: Clintonville Outfitters

2869 N. High Street, Clintonville

614-447-8902

clintonvilleoutfitters.com

The new high-tech "Omniheat" thermal reflective layer inside these caps will keep heads extra toasty throughout the impending winter.