Without local shops, shoppers would buy gifts exclusively from in-flight catalogues, and fathers would sneak into airplane wheel wells on Black Friday to order spy camera blenders for their children. Enjoy earthbound browsing with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 toward American-made jewelry, crafts, and gifts at Helen Winnemore Craft in German Village.
One of the oldest stores of its kind in the country, Helen Winnemore Craft has been providing adornment seekers with artisanal gifts for all occasions since 1938. After being offered complimentary tea and coffee in a ceramic cup, customers will get to browse the cozy, charming house at their leisure—including more than 40 custom-built drawers stuffed with high-quality, carefully constructed jewelry. Tether earlobes with ceramic drop earrings ($35) made using the ancient technique of milleflori, mirror your multiple floral personalities with a reversible petal necklace ($36.50), or keep flocks of starlings from roosting in your child's neck with a cute owl charm necklace ($24.50). A selection of usable, wearable, and beautifully useless art line the store walls, ceilings, and floors, which retract to reveal an underworld of mythical, compostable trinkets. Avenge a neighbor's many newspaper thefts by loading up on handmade glass windchimes ($32.50), make mom shed a tear with a Leigh Standley card ($4.25), or gift a silk leaf mobile ($169.50) to the environmentalist newborn in your life. American artists are responsible nearly 95% of the goods in the shop.
Jewelry makes even better eye-catching adornments for necks and arms than pet pythons, since it's far less likely to playfully swallow its owner's head. Find a thoughtful gift for anniversaries, weddings, new moms, and friend-bestenings with today's Groupon to Helen Winnemore Craft.
Not valid for online purchases. Closed Mondays.
Reviews are limited for Helen Winnemore Craft, but it does score a four-star average from four Yelpers.
150 E Kossuth St.
Columbus, Ohio 43206Get Directions