Best Gift Shop

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

What the Rock?!

1194 N. High St., Short North



No candles, picture frames or stuffed animals for us. Alive readers prefer gift shops with a heavy dose of irreverent, rock 'n' roll attitude. The kids' gifts alone - vulgar baby onesies (little ones can't read, after all), watercolor activity books with scenes from the '90s - are enough to endear us to this Short North boutique.

Plus, there's plenty for the not-so-grownups in your life: cassette-tape belt buckles, brass knuckle earrings, Joey Ramone action figures and a collection of mugs, glasses and coasters you just have to see for yourself (mostly because we can't print their messages here).

Runners-up: Tigertree, Collier West