Looking for the perfect last minute gift for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list? The FH team is here to help! Here are our gift ideas for 2017 — and, if you need even more recommendations, check out our 2016 and 2015 guides.
For the little darlings on your list, these slippers are simply everything. Despite being undeniably frivolous, these free-trade felt slippers achieve feel-good gift status courtesy of organic wool and eco-friendly dye. With eight animals and two mythical creatures to choose from, there’s an adorable pair to suit every personality. (The swan and fox are my personal favorites. Now, if only they came in my size…)
If you’re looking for a great alternative to Columbus candy shops, I recommend Shirk’s Homemade Candies in my hometown of Marion, Ohio. You can order a wide range of boxed candies online or visit their brick and mortar store. Shirk’s has been making delicious candies in Marion for the past 85 years. A great gift for any occasion!
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Display your own Christmas Story “major award” in your front window, just like the Christmas Story movie house in Cleveland! The infamous leg lamp features a fishnet stocking, stiletto heel base and a fringed lampshade, just like the one that thrilled Ralphie’s father and displeased his mother. I doubt it ships in a wooden crate, but hope the container arrives stamped “fra-GEE-lay” like the original.
If you’re like me (or Bryan), every morning is a battle to find your keys before leaving the house. Thanks to the Tile, that’s not something I worry about anymore. This small electronic square can go on a keychain and will beep when it’s missing. Just download the app and press find when they’re lost!
For the art lover with a dark sensibility, I recommend checking out the hand-crafted art of Chris Cumbie. I came across Chris and his delightfully weird C.R.E.E.P.S — Curiously Random Emotionally Elusive Peculiar Specimens — at the Columbus Arts Festival a couple of years ago, and I am now the proud owner of two.
Here’s something for the hard to buy for person on your list – of any age: a night time, color-changing light projector that creates a ceiling or wall full of waves of soothing colors and also plays music or tranquil nature sounds. This could help someone get to sleep, relax, find a more zen state of mind or simply enjoy a somewhat psychedelic evening with friends after a long day. Doesn’t that sound like a good gift?
Codenames is a team, word-based board game that is fun and challenging. Taking place in the world of espionage, teams attempt to contact all their “field agents”, who are only identifiable by their codenames, with one-word clues. Contact all the field agents before the other team, without accidentally contacting the assassin, to win. Codenames is the perfect gift for the family game night lover in your life!
If you know someone like me who loves planners but has a hard time finding one that looks and works just right, Plum Paper is the perfect solution! You can select your planner’s size, binding, page layouts and cover design, or even create a blank journal. Even better: send a gift card and let your loved one design the book or planner of their dreams.
Add a little extra magic to story time with the Moonlite projector. The adorable device clips directly onto your smartphone to project images onto the wall or ceiling. The fun doesn’t stop there—the companion app allows you to read along to each story while projecting the corresponding images. The favorites in our household are “Goodnight Moon” and “If You Ever Want To Bring An Alligator To School, Don’t!” It’s the perfect way to bring story time to life for those little ones with big imaginations.