Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Looking for something special for someone special? Here's a sampling of some stellar finds around town.

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Handsome Handbag

Classy with a touch of artsy flair, this Lockheart handbag is be-au-ti-ful.

Available at: Etc Boutique, 543 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley; $295

Cool Cuffs

Made from vintage leather belts, these cuff bracelets are fabulous for men and women alike.

Available at: Collier West, 787 N. High St., Short North; $40 each

Travel Treats

What do you give the well-traveled woman with everything? A Baekgaard cover that makes her passport as chic as she is.

Available at: Occasionally Yours, Easton Town Center, $21 each

Flower Power

These eye-catching, one-of-a-kind decorations-- called Passion Flowers -- are both stunning and sweet, crafted from recycled aluminum by adults in southern Ohio with mental and physical challenges.

Available at: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. 5th Ave., Grandview; $50.50 for small, $67.50 for medium and $83.50 for large

Gorgeous Globes

These hand-blown glass globes, created by Elias Studios in Rhode Island, look great year-round, but are especially impressive as holiday ornaments and gifts.

Available at: Jan Allmon Studio Gallery, 650 N. High St., Worthington; $25 to $32

Perfect Pumpkin

This rich, scrumptious pumpkin chocolate chip dessert bread is perfect to keep on hand for holiday guests-or to take to party hostesses.

Available at: Beehive Bread Co., 50 S. Liberty St., Powell; $6

Finger Fun

Help her make a statement with these subtly bold Lauren G Adams rings.

Available at: Accent on Image, Polaris Fashion Place; $60 each

Cute Cozy

Is there a more adorable way to gift a bottle of wine at the holidays than with this Santa cozy?

Available at: Outside Envy, 15 N. State St., Westerville; $7.50

Soft Scarves

Designed and weaved by Blacklick craftswoman Joanne Buck, these neutral scarves can warm your neck in the winter and style it come spring.

Available at: Ursus, 2814 Fishinger Rd., Upper Arlington; $59

Brilliant Bedding

The Sferra Italian bedding is so luxurious that the Pope reportedly sleeps on it.

Available at: Found, 21 W. Olentangy St., Powell; $135 and up

Winter White

Add some wow to her outerwear wardrobe with this Ben Sherman treat.

Available at: Tigertree, 771 N. High St., Short North; $289

Nifty Necklaces

Heather Kramb of Lebanon, Ohio uses parts from vintage watches (along with other unique jewelry, like rosaries) to craft these one-of-a-kind necklaces. Awesome for those looking for that one-of-a-kind gift for a friend who don't want to pay and arm and a leg to find it!

Available at: Sobo Style, 3282 N. High St., Clintonville; $32 to $44

Dreamy Downtown

Local photographer Jason Wilson offers a fun take on Columbus in this shot-and many others. It's a lovely look at the city-whether you're in a Downtown loft, four-bedroom in the 'Burbs or transplanted in a Florida condo.

Available at: Metroscap, 177 E. Beck St., German Village; $160

Stellar Stoneware

Each piece of this boldly colored stoneware is unique and handcrafted by Philadelphia-area artist Jason Silverman.

$21.50 for mugs, $42.50 for bowl at Helen Winnemore Craft, 150 E. Kossuth St., German Village

Stylin' Socks

Buying for a newborn or parent-to-be? These socks have the cuteness of shoes... but won't be kicked off as easily.

$24 at Hey Diddle Diddle Things for the Little, 38 N. State St., Westerville

Sugar Sticks

These delectably rich cinnamon sticks will delight and impress-- and make another grand hostess gift.

Available at: Tremont Goodie Shop, 2116 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington; $9.60 a dozen ($.80 each)

Thymes Essentials Face Wash & Face Lotion with SPF 20

Paraben-free and gentle yet effective, this duo is a pleasure to use.

$20 and $24 at The Tortoise Shell, 2068 Arlington Ave., Upper Arlington

Aveda Hand Relief

A soothing lotion packed with fruit acids and anti-oxidants, this makes a great stocking stuffer.

$19 at Phia Salon, 771 N. High St., Short North

Pangea Organics Facial Mask

A lovely mask packed with good-for-you stuff that leaves skin soft and smooth.

$40 at Generation Green, 6375 Sawmill Rd., Dublin

Freckle Bear Lavender Soap

Handmade by Upper Arlington mother Cheryl Olshove (who grows the lavender on her Urbana farm), this olive oil soap is packed with lavender buds and organic oatmeal that offer a gentle exfoliation and divine scent. A great idea for co-workers!

$7 at