Oh, this isn't for you, of course. But maybe you know someone who could use some help with their last-minute gift shopping this month. So to help them, we've expanded our regular Product Pix feature to include a few more helpful hints of the holiday season.
Oh, this isn't for you, of course. But maybe you know someone who could use some help with their last-minute gift shopping this month. So to help them, we've expanded our regular Product Pix feature to include a few more helpful hints of the holiday season. Wear Your Veggies Columbus-based Veg•gie T's has created a line of adorable t-shirts for kids (and grown-ups) with proceeds from each purchase going to help local health organizations. Each organic-cotton shirt ($18) has a word like veg•gie or car•rot printed on it, plus it comes with a package of seeds to plant. They're sold at the Whole Foods Market near Dublin and online at veggiets.com. 3670 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, 614-760-5556, wholefoodsmarket.com Columbus Peanut Shoppe There's nothing like the experience of visiting the Columbus Peanut Shoppe during the holiday season and trying the freshly roasted nuts and candies. Holiday-themed gift tins can be purchased for $3 and can be filled with any of the store's offerings. 46 N. High St., Downtown, 614-221-8837, On Facebook: Peanut Shoppe Columbus Luggage Tag Travel in style! The Vera Bradley luggage tag adds a splash of color to any travel bag or suitcase. Priced at $12, the tag comes in an array of signature patterns and has a slot for a business card or identification information. Find them at Vera Bradley retailer Simply Rr's located in The Mall at Tuttle Crossing. 5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., Dublin, 614-734-0505; simplyrrs.com A Whole Lotta Chocolate Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees is a part of a Piqua family operation that has made its own chocolate candies for five generations. We don't think anyone would object to finding their chocolate rice krispies treats (four for $1.75), chocolate-covered mini-pretzels (4 ounces for $4.95) or chocolate raisins (10 ounces for $5.95) in a Christmas stocking! Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees, 897 S. Third St., German Village, 614-445-6464, winanscolumbus.com Ten Tiny Trumpette Toes Trumpette Baby Socks, available at Hey Diddle Diddle, instantly take your sweet pea from high chair to high fashion with their unique line of faux-shoe socks. Comfy and oh-so-cute, Trumpettes ($26) stay snugly in place while adding some flair to any infant ensemble. With tons of sweet and spunky styles for both girls and boys, these socks are sure to knock yours off. Hey Diddle Diddle, 38 N. State St., Westerville, 614-818-5437, heydiddlediddle.com Be True to Your School She may not be able to yell "Go, team!" yet, but it's never too early to show some school spirit with these handcrafted hair bows from Happy Turtle Wear. Made locally and sold at Lilylimes, these mini pom-poms ($10) are available in the colors of seven area schools. Lilylimes, 7850 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, 614-448-1222, lilylimes.com Princess-worthy Art Supplies Little ladies will be inspired to draw with the Melissa & Doug Princess Crayon Set ($4). The 12 triangular crayons come in a tiara-shaped case. The wrapper-free crayons let children skip the peeling and get right to doodling. Lair's Hallmark carries the equally adorable Truck Crayon Set as well. 1645 W. Lane Avenue, 614-486-1573, lairshallmark.com Cutie Hair Accessories Little girls will love completing their look with Cutie Heads. The adorable barrettes ($7.95- $10.95) and headbands ($16.50) are handmade by two Columbus-area moms. The barrettes, which come in lots of colors and styles, clip onto the headband for increased versatility. Helen Winnemore, 150 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, 614-444-5850, helenwinnemores.com YouKnow Jack Jungle Jack Hanna + Cute Stuffed Animal = Wishpets. These adorable plush animals ($15) even come dressed in a safari vest and are sold at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's Zoo Marketplace. 4850 W. Powell Road, Powell, 614-645-3550, columbuszoo.org Ultimate Bottle The Vapur Anti-Bottle ($9) is reusable, roll-able, fold-able, freezable, attachable AND dishwasher safe. Great for lunch bags, sport bags and travel bags. Water has never been so cool! Find Vapur .5L Anti-Bottles in a rainbow of bright colors at The Morgan House Gift Shop. 5300 Glick Road, Dublin, 614-889-0037, morganhse.com Rockin' It Out The Rock-It 2.0 ($50) can turn any object into a speaker - seriously. Plug one end into an audio device with a standard headphone jack and stick the other end onto anything you want (cereal box, football, backpack, you name it) and push play. You won't believe your ears! (To see to believe, check out "Rock-It 2.0" on YouTube and then buy one at Bed Bath and Beyond.) Multiple locations, bedbathandbeyond.com