Best Gift Shop: Wholly Craft
In the Columbus shopping scene family, Wholly Craft is the cute but quirky cousin whose cool quotient is only amplified by those thick tortoise shell, cat-eye glasses she wears all the time. Our readers love this six-year-old store for many reasons.
Owner Olivera Bratich gave local crafters and artisans a place to sell their wares before doing that was hip, and the store has been influential in making the Columbus craft community the force it is today. Plus, the offbeat, inexpensive indie items shoppers find here make great gifts no matter who is on the receiving end. Wholly Craft's future holds a bigger online sales presence and a craft supply area in the shop (coming this summer). As long as this pink storefront remains, there will be crafts!
Runners-up:The Candle Lab, Helen Winnemore Craft
3169 N. High St., Clintonville