Beaded Baubles

If your shopping list includes a picky teen who likes jewelry, these necklaces from Daisy Mae Designs ($30) are just the right mix of funky and dainty. Each pendant hangs on a beaded chain and features a small piece of a map; destinations include Athens, Bexley, Kent, the Short North, Westerville and Worthington.

Available at State & Third, 65 E. State St. (Downtown), Columbus; 614-636-0130;

Pick Your Palette

Let your teen exercise some artistic muscles with this Artisan Watercolor Paint Set ($48) by One Canoe Two. The nicely packaged box includes three 9-by-12-inch black foil prints as well as paints and a brush.

Available at Wholly Craft!, 3515 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus; 614-447-3445;

Literary Lessons

Every teenager has feelings of angst. “Wild Bird” (suggested retail $17.99) explores what happens when all-out rebellion ensues. Wendelin Van Draanen's novel follows a teenage girl who is sent by her parents to a wilderness survival camp to turn her life around.

Available at Fundamentals Children's Books, Toys & Games, 25 W. Winter St., Delaware; 740-363-0290;

Go Green

Author John Green's latest best-seller, “Turtles All the Way Down,” (suggested retail $19.99) tackles the tale of a teenager coping with anxiety as she and a friend attempt to solve the mystery of a fugitive billionaire. This is Green's first book since “The Fault in Our Stars,” another teen and young adult hit. Bonus: Some copies are signed by the author.

Available at Gramercy Books, 2424 E. Main St., Bexley; 614-867-5515;

Figure It Out

Those ubiquitous Pop! figures by Funko ($10 to $20) have proven popular with teenagers and adults alike. Characters hail from a wide variety of pop culture, including Harry Potter, X-Men, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Walking Dead and even Guns N' Roses.

Available at Big Fun Columbus, 672 N. High St. (Short North), Columbus; 614-228-8697;