Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Gifts for 20-Somethings

Emily Thompson

Caught somewhere in between college kid and settled-down grown-up, 20-somethings can be difficult to pin down. Not to worry-we've got something for all the local-loving, hobby-honing young professionals in your life.

Impossible Instant Lab ($200)

Midwest Photo Exchange

Give the gift of instant gratification with Instant Lab, which connects to an iPhone or iPod Touch to print Polaroid-style photos. The Instant Lab film is available in black and white, color and even animal-print border at Midwest Photo Exchange,

Lunch box, Monbento ($32)

Bink Davies

Young professionals establishing a career likely can't afford to eat lunch out every day, so manager Mara Kotwica recommends a reliable lunch box. "These are great because of the different compartments, and you can take them apart and put them in the dishwasher," she

In Bloom Book Collection, Rifle Paper Co. ($16)


These classic books with reimagined covers make bookshelf styling a snap. Gift her favorite childhood story, like "A Little Princess," "Anne of Green Gables," "Heidi," "Little Women" and more.

Col. Conk chrome and badger brush ($34)


This shaving brush features badger hair and a chrome handle. "It's going to last a lot longer, and it's softer," says store manager Michelle Parsons.

"The Columbus Ohio Coloring and Activity Book," by Katie Barron ($20)

Wholly Craft

Split into four neighborhoods-Clintonville, Downtown, German Village and the Short North-this coloring book will keep your 20-something busy with 98 pages of familiar landmarks to color, crossword puzzles to fill in and phrases to unscramble.

Lodge enameled cast-iron skillet ($63)

The Cookware Sorcerer

"Eleven inches is big enough that you can get four chicken breasts in it, but it's not too big for just one," owner Nancy Haitz says of this cast-iron skillet.