You want to buy local–maybe even handcrafted–and you want to stay classy without breaking the bank.
Best of Columbus has sifted through Columbus local businesses (online and offline) in search of the most unique gift ideas. In our search we were careful to keep in mind a variety price points as well as options for men and women of all ages.
We’ve come up with 5 of the very best of Columbus local gift ideas.
Let’s start with something you’ve probably never seen before:
Rasberry Pi is a credit card sized computer for only $25 to $35. It comes with USB ports, the ability to connect to hi speed internet, and is capable of HD video and images. Move over iPad! Best of Columbus went to the Rasberry Jam at the Columbus Idea Foundry. Watch the video coverage explaining the Rasberry Pi and some of the things you can do with this affordable computer. … read more
Did you know that Columbus is quickly becoming a mecca for comic book writers and artists? Local comic book writer and founder of Nix Comics, Ken Eppstein, is one of a handful of local Columbus comic artists and writers responsible for helping make that happen. Ken Eppstein and his Nix Comics titles have been a big hit locally and are starting to attract attention nationally. While the wide and varied field of comic writers and cartoonists prohibits calling any one of them “typical,” Ken brings a unique point of view to the party owing to his firm belief in the power of local, punk rock music themed books and experience as both a clerical worker and retail shop owner.
Back in April, I spoke with Ken at a small press and creator owned comic expo. I’ve posted that conversation here along with a current update since the launch of his 6th and most impressive Kickstarter project yet. … read more
We think this month’s prize drawing is pretty awesome and will be a tough one to beat. Thanks to Seagull Bags this month’s winner will be taking home a medium custom courier bag.
To enter the drawing, just sign up for the Best of Columbus weekly newsletter. Just once. Then, every month, you will automagically be included in the drawing for a new prize sponsored by one of our local small businesses. You can sign up HERE or on this page–just to the right.
What, exactly, is a Seagull custom courier bag? Check out this example of their fine work:
At Seagull Bags we strive to make the most comfortable, durable, practical, and beautiful bags while putting customer service above everything. What began as one guy in a basement trying to build the perfect bag has grown into an internationally respected maker of high quality messenger gear. While our bags have gained international acclaim for their durability, smart design and custom embroidery, our staff is small enough to lend close personal attention to every order; we pride ourselves on working directly with you to build a bag exactly to your specifications completely start to finish in our Columbus Ohio workshop.
Owner/Designer Seagull Bags