Holiday Gift Guide: Ideas for Ages 13+

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
DIY Pin & Flair

Pretty Pins

If you spent time making Shrinky Dinks as a child, this product will send you down memory lane. The DIY Pin & Flair kit ($14.50) from Yellow Owl Workshop features 18 designs, pin hardware and colored pencils. Just decorate, pop them into the oven and you’ll have custom-made jewelry in a jiffy.

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

Before the Big Screen

The recipient of numerous awards and critical acclaim, Angie Thomas’ debut novel centers on an African-American teen who sees a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend. “The Hate U Give” ($18.99) addresses timely themes of social justice and garnered renewed interest after being released as a major motion picture in October.

Available at The Book Loft, 631 S. Third St. (German Village), Columbus; 614-464-1774; 

Chill Out

Mom (or dad) looking a little stressed? Consider a gift certificate to Urban Float, the Polaris area’s new flotation therapy spa. Customers spend an hour in a private, sensory-limited pod filled with water and 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt. Gift certificates start at $50; a first-time visit is $45. (It’s not customary to tip.)

Available at Urban Float, 675 Worthington Road, Westerville; 614-392-9300;