13 local items we’d put in a Columbus gift basket

Is there anyone in your life who hasn’t experienced all that Columbus has to offer? Do they joke about it being a cow town with just a football team and some corn fields?

If you can relate, then you need to set the record straight with them.

Our suggestion? A kickass Columbus gift basket.

In no particular order, here are 13 local items we’d put in ours to show ’em how we do it in the ‘bus.

Homage Shirt

Sports, city pride, and even popular local haunts and events, Homage’s shirts that embody Columbus will look good on any body.


Watershed Distillery Bottle

This award-winning distillery is sure to add a kick to your Cbus basket.


Carfagna’s Sauce

Carfagna’s has been a family tradition in Columbus since 1937 and if anyone knows Italian, it’s them.


Buckeye Necklace from College Traditions

If you’re heading to a Buckeye game, odds are you’ll pass College Traditions on your trek down Lane Avenue. And would your gift basket really be complete without Buckeye game day gear?!


OH! Chips

These tasty crisps are cut, fried, and slated right here in Columbus. Read their story here.



Schmidt’s Buckeye candies

Chocolate. Peanut butter. Schmidt’s. Buckeyes. Honestly, this item is a home run, nay, grand slam.


Krema Nut Company Goodies

One of the oldest peanut butter companies still manufacturing in the US today located right here in Ohio’s capital city!


CD102.5 Bumper Sticker

Voted Columbus’ best radio station by (614) readers and also one of the last independently owned and operated alternative stations left in the country!


Stauf’s Coffee

Caffeinating the fine people of Columbus since 1988.


Six pack of Four String Hilltop Heritage Lager

A blue collar craft brew for the salt of the earth Buckeyes that make this city so great. Read more.


Jeni’s Gift Card

Though possible, we’re not going to suggest you go to the trouble of sending a separate box just for the ice cream. Instead, send your uneducated pal and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams gift card. She got her start right here in Columbus but has scoops shops all over the place now!


Glenn Avenue Soap Company Products

This local and natural soap company has products for everyone—bath bombs and body butters for the ladies, beer soaps and shaving brushes for the gentlemen!


Aunt Flow Products

Even if the recipient of your basket is a male, there are bound to be some females in his life who deserve to be treated like a queen during their menstrual cycle. Aunt Flow, a young entrepreneur from Columbus, hooks her ladies up with 100% natural, cotton pads and tampons that are good for you, the environment, and the world. Read more.


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