November 7, 2018

Short North Holiday Gift Guide

It’s no secret that The Short North Arts District is full of wonderful gifting options, from locally made jewelry to boutique clothing. But where are the best spots to get your friends and family the perfect holiday gift?

We asked a few of our favorite Columbus influencers which spots in The Short North are their go-to for holiday gifts. Check out their responses below, and start making your checklist:


  • Fox in the Snow: A gift card for future coffee and egg sandwich stops, a tote bag, or sweatshirt. How cute is that little fox logo?
  • Chunky Armadillo: Anything! They always have the most unique gifts.
  • Native Cold Pressed: Gift cards. They’ll be put to use immediately if you have a family member or friend who likes a “healthy reset” after the holiday season.
  • Laughlin’s Bakery: Everyone loves baked goods, and they’ll be even more pleasantly surprised when you arrive with the best in the Short North!
  • Homage: For those who are OSU Alum, this shop is a winner. I got my brother a “Buckeye Donuts” t-shirt a few years ago and he loved it.

614 Mom

“I love finding unique pieces you can’t get just anywhere and I’m passionate about shopping with locally owned businesses. I am often shopping for the cutest stuff for kids, candy from Rocket Fizz, and fun fashion for me. I am a big believer in experiences over things so The Candle Lab is perfect for that. I purchase a gift card and give someone close to me an experience and some delicious smelling candles!”

Short North Holiday Gift Tigertree

Cbus Food Authority

“I love anything and EVERYTHING from Quinci Emporium. They have a unique selection of imported goods from Italy, as well as glassware, pottery, and other kitchen items made in Ohio. Obsessed!”

The Beard and The Baker

We love Red Giraffe Designs & North Market Spices! Literally anything from RGD, especially their custom necklaces! The hot chicken spice blend from North Market Spices is seriously the BEST.

Short North Holiday Gift shopping

Midwest Foodfest

  • Red Giraffe: I LOVE all of their Ohio jewelry and their dainty rings, earrings, and necklaces. They also have great prices.
  • The Chunky Armadillo: They have really cute home goods and some trendy clothing.
  • Homage: I love to get Ohio branded clothing or super soft sweatshirts and shirts to rep the favorite team of whoever I am shopping for.
  • On Paper: On Paper is where you tie everything together. They have the cutest cards and stationary to complete any gift!

Get your shopping done at
The Short North Holiday Hop on December 7th!


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