Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Gifts for Women Who Have It All

Anthony Dominic

Chances are, your mom, grandmother, aunt or that favorite neighbor already has a house full of knick knacks and personal effects. Don't add to the clutter. This year, seek out fun and functional gifts she'll cherish.

Handmade soap bar ($6)


Glean owner Dawn McCombs crafts fresh, botanicals-laden soaps almost every week for her Short North shop. "I always have a variety, but I do requests, too," she says. If in doubt, go for the chipotle caramel with crushed walnut shells or the lavender, chamomile and corn grits.

Infinity scarf ($49)

SoBo Style

SoBo owner Katie Palmer recommends doing some closet snooping before picking up one of these cozy, no-fuss scarves. "The cream [color] definitely goes best with brown coats, and the charcoal goes better with black coats," she says.

Beepothecary moisturizing skin balm ($14)

Simply Vague

This gentle, propolis-based balm is ideal for treating and preventing rashes, cracks and callouses. "It's a really good anti-inflammatory moisturizer, especially for winter months," says sales rep Jenn

Garden markers ($6)


Swap those neon-colored markers with these smartly repurposed utensils, engraved with phrases like "Grow, Damn It!" and "Worm X-ing."

Elizabeth M 8-ounce all-natural soy candle ($10)

Celebrate Local

Counter sickeningly sweet-scented holiday candles with Elizabeth M's smoky Emerald Pines variety. The cotton and paper thread wick is easy to trim and also minimizes soot.

Catstudio Ohio dish towel ($20)

Elm & Iron

Brighten up her kitchen with this colorful dish towel, illustrated with state landmarks. Be sure she keeps the towel's envelope, ideal for stashing postcards, letters and photographs.