St. Patrick's Day inspired gifts

Since Ohio weather in March is unpredictable, stay warm and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a fleece jacket ($30) and mittens ($10) from Creative Knitwear. Emblazoned with a shamrock, the items come in both pink and green, and you'll find a matching hat ($15, also available in navy).

Available at Ha'penny Bridge Imports of Ireland, 75 S. High St., Dublin 43017, 614-889-9615, hapennybridgeimports.com

Lucky Tie

Get your little man all dressed up in this shamrock tie ($12.50). It's made by Stella Doris Designs, has a Velcro closure around the neck for easy wear, and is made for ages 1-2.

Available at Blankets and Booties, 82 S. High St., Dublin 43017, 614-889-6303, blanketsandbooties.com

Lacing Cards

No batteries or cheat codes required for this staple of childhood learning. Eeboo makes Life on Earth Lacing Cards to help little hands learn small motor skills. We found this beautiful and sturdy set at the Franklin Park Conservatory's Botanica Gift Shop for $17.

Available at Botanica Gift Shop, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus 43203, 614-715-8010, fpconservatory.org/Plan-A-Visit/Botanica-Gift-Shop-Greenhouse