If the person you're shopping for eschews big-box retailers and is constantly talking about some neat little local producer they've discovered, why not home in on something well-suited to their Ohio-flouting ways?
If the person you're shopping for eschews big-box retailers and is constantly talking about some neat little local producer they've discovered, why not home in on something well-suited to their Ohio-flouting ways?Infant Ohio onesie, $14
This Ohio-emblazoned onesie is an ideal gift for the youngest local residents on your shopping list, and is available in 6, 12 and 18 month sizes. As a new parent, I can confirm that you can never own enough onesies (/dodges spit-up).
The Red Stable
223 E. Kossuth St., German Village
Want to rep both the state and a great local record shop? Score this Spoonful Records T-shirt, which features the store name printed in the shape of the state. Looking for further reason to score this one? It's good enough for rock stars (Ryan Adams' guitarist wore one onstage during the band's PromoWest Fest performance this summer).
116 E. Long St., Downtown
The local beer scene is booming, so why not assemble a Columbus-themed gift basket for the home brewer on your list? A few favorites: Wolf Ridge Brewing's Dire Wolf Imperial Stout, Seventh Son's Wilderman and Actual Brewing Company's Fat Julian Imperial Stout. Visit your favorite local bottle shop for one-stop shopping.Pistacia Vera macarons, $21 (for a gift of 12)
These petite, colorful treats are as eye-pleasing as they are palatable. Current flavors include the classic Buckeye (/drool), sweet, nutty Pistachio, Toasted Coconut and the deliciously named Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oat. Pro tip: Buy a second box for yourself, because you're gonna need it.
541 S. Third St., German Village
The latest from Columbus' own Lydia Loveless is not only the best album she's recorded, it's one of the year's best records. Period. Pick it up on CD or LP at your favorite local record shop. Some of our favorite spots? Lost Weekend Records (2960 N. High St., Clintonville), Elizabeth's Records (3037 Indianola Ave., Clintonville) and Magnolia Thunderpussy (1155 N. High St., Short North).