Gifts for Kids: Ages 13+

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Ohio Proud

Fans of the Wine & Gold will happily sport this super-soft T-shirt from Columbus-based Homage. Dubbed "Believe It Cleveland" in the online store, this shirt ($32) pays tribute to the Cleveland Cavaliers' hard-fought victory in the 2016 NBA Finals.

Available at Homage, 4032 Easton Station Road, Columbus 43219, 614-532-5037; 783 N. High St. (Short North), Columbus 43215, 614-706-4254;

Fashion Flair

Enamel pins ($10) have been a hot ticket for guys and gals at Wholly Craft!, which carries more than 130 different designs. From a selection of cute animals, food, Frankenstein, Prince, Michael Jackson and the ever-popular poop emoji, you're sure to find one-or several-to please even the pickiest person on your list.

Available at Wholly Craft!, 3515 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214; 614-447-3445;

Glass Act

If your daughter leaves jewelry strewn across her dresser, enter the Trés Chic Trio ($24.99) from Craftivity. The kit has multiple colors of paint and gold decorations that she can use to transform three glass dishes into beautiful trays for her trinkets.

Available at Learning Express Toys, 180 F Market St., New Albany 43054; 1349 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 43221; 7227 N. High St. (Shops at Worthington Place), Worthington 43085;

Book 'Em

Just because they no longer bring home assigned reading doesn't mean teenagers have outgrown books. What Light-the second young adult novel ($18.99) from Jay Asher, the author of Thirteen Reasons Why-is a holiday romance that follows Sierra, whose family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon. Or try Falling Over Sideways ($17.99) by Jordan Sonnenblick, in which 13-year-old Claire's struggles suddenly are put into perspective when her father has a stroke.

Available at Cover to Cover, 3560 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214; 614-263-1624;

Go Retro

Take your teen back to the days before smartphones and iDevices with the DIY Gamer Kit ($97.99) from Technology Will Save Us. Build a basic console and code games, learning about electronics and programming in the process.

Available at Micro Center, 747 Bethel Road, Columbus 43214; 614-326-8500;