Still looking for the perfect gift for someone on your list? We’re here to help! In our second annual holiday gift guide, we share our picks for unique holiday presents.
Take creative gift giving to a new level with “Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman and Six-Word Memoir creator Larry Smith. Wonderball features DJs and live music by Popgun, games, bites from Columbus’ best eateries, creative experiences, cocktails and more. Ticket proceeds benefit the museum’s creative programs.
My gift idea is the DSCVR Headset for virtual reality viewing. It’s inspired by the Google cardboard viewers, but is a nicer way to check out virtual reality videos through your Android or iOS phone before moving up to a more expensive viewer.
Pay tribute to the caustic humor of South Park with spot-on replicas of the hats worn by Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. This one-of-a-kind collection by Burton celebrating the 20th anniversary of the irreverent show includes hats, snowboards and other winter apparel.
This year, I’m recommending Black Radish Creamery’s Bootleg Butter and the Parker. Both are so good that your toast will refuse regular old jelly. Totally addictive! The Bootleg Butter is made from Ohio Apples slow cooked with orange cognac liqueur, vanilla bean and organic toasted spices. The Parker is made from grilled Ohio peaches preserved with a vanilla bean spiced rum glaze and a hint of cayenne pepper. The company is based in New Albany and is opening a shop in North Market.
Think Geek, which is an awesome source of gifts for smart people of any age, has a battery-powered twinkling constellation skirt that is at the top of my Christmas list. This would be a terrific gift for a tween, teen, Millennial or really any woman who’s not afraid to shine like the star she is. I really want this skirt! (Hint, hint.)
Full of ridiculous phrases and loads of laughter, Watch Yo Mouth is the hottest party game on the market right now. How do you play? Split into teams, pop in a mouth guard and have your partner guess what you are trying to say – and it is not easy! Watch Yo Mouth is a guaranteed good time for any social gathering and will make a great gift for anyone who loves party games.
Bubble Wrap Calendar
Samantha Hendel, Intern
Very few things in life are as satisfying as popping bubble wrap. So why not do it more often? How about every day? Clever and fun, this poster-size Bubble Wrap Calendar allows you to do just that. Each day of the year has a bubble to pop. All days of the week and U.S. holidays are marked for quick reference.
What’s better than cheese and crackers? An elegant ampersand board to serve them on! This solid maple serving board is the perfect gift for typography enthusiasts, frequent party hosts or anyone looking for creative kitchen decor.
Looking for a personalized gift? These stainless steel, hand stamped rings are a charming choice. Great for names of loved ones, children or grandchildren, you can stack as many as you’d like. My husband bought a set for me when I was pregnant with our son and could no longer wear my wedding rings – thanks swollen fingers! I still cherish and wear them daily.
Need even more ideas? Check out our 2015 list to see what our staff recommended last year.