Pretty Plants

An item for mothers whose thumbs are green—from something other than baby food or finger paint: an Indoor Grow Kit ($12) from Modern Sprout. Each comes in a waxed craft planter with seeds, plant materials and instructions. Varieties include lavender, poinsettia, poppy and spruce.

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

Jazzy Jewelry

This fun, funky Pop-Out Pendant ($49.95) from Melissa Borrell Design is just the kind of gift you'd expect from an art museum. As the name implies, simply push the metal design out of the backing and hang on the enclosed sterling silver chain. The line includes necklaces and earrings in several colors. Visitors who are just going to the Museum Store do not have to pay for admission or parking.

Available at the Columbus Museum of Art, Museum Store, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-221-6801;

Bottoms Up

Root 23's line of simple syrups ($13.99 per bottle, $29.99 for a sampler) can be used to spice up water, make nonalcoholic drinks and also craft cocktails. The Columbus-based company, which was founded by two moms, touts its natural ingredients, including organic sugar cane and items from local farmers. Flavors include Cucumber Habanero, Pear Rosemary and Vanilla Ginger.

Available at numerous Central Ohio retailers and grocery stores and at

Keep the Change

This simple yet chic Mona B Coin Purse ($12.99), made from upcycled canvas, provides a place to keep change and a photo ID. Attach it to a purse, keys or belt loop for safekeeping. Several designs are available.

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