Looking a gift horse in the mouth may turn a party into an etiquette lesson, whereas looking a gift basilisk in the eyes will turn the birthday girl to stone. Give curse-free gifts and goods with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of jewelry, home goods, and clothing at Tropical Trends. Choose from the following locations:
Over the course of its 21-year history, Tropical Trends has grown to include three Columbus-area locations, where shelves brim with whimsical home goods, eclectic jewelry, and funky clothing from around the globe. WoodWick candles ($10–$24), which burn with a signature crackling fire sound, make ideal gifts for friends with birthdays or s’mores with homesickness. Trendy sterling-silver rings ($12–$22) spiff up dull digits, and bright dresses and skirts ($18–$26) crafted from breezy fabrics prepare wardrobes for the sunny days of summer. Hand-dipped in Ohio, Wild Berry incense sticks ($2 for 10 sticks) tickle nostrils with more than 40 scents, including vanilla, fizzy pop, and sandalwood. Shopkeepers also stock a broad range of home accessories ($5–$148) in hopes of wowing visitors with their selection and making living spaces as unique as monogrammed snowflakes.