Outside the Box
A modern spin on a photo album, AwesomeBox lets customers curate a custom card collection using their favorite pictures. Upload a photo for the front of each 5.25-inch card and a message for the back. Sets ($49 for 25 cards) are packaged in a coordinating box and mailed to the recipient. It's a fun and easy way to share favorite family memories. Because it's a web-based service, siblings and others can add photos to create a group gift.
Available at awesomebox.com.
Knock on Wood
Keep table rings at bay with help from the folks at Re:workFurnishings, who handcraft these coasters from repurposed Ohio barn wood. Each set ($30 for four) is custom-made, so customers can adorn them with the outline of Ohio or three letters or numbers. Show Grandma and Grandpa you're thinking about them by personalizing a set with their area code or initials.
Available at Re:workFurnishings, 757 Adena Drive, Unit B, Columbus, 43215; 614-657-6306; reworkfurnishings.com. (Note the business will move in late December.)
If Grandma exudes elegance, this beautiful 12-by-6 handmade Museware Pottery plate is sure to impress. Each piece ($98) is custom-designed and hand-painted with a title word (Grandma, Grandpa, a last name, etc.) and up to 20 other names or words in the background. Some customers opt for inspirational quotes or song lyrics. The last day for Christmas orders is Dec. 14.
Available at Fritzy Jacobs, 635 High St., Worthington 43085; 614-885-8283; fritzyjacobs.com.