Magician's Changing Bag
Capture the “magic” of the holidays in more ways than one. This crafty change bag is a great way to exchange, vanish, or reproduce an item. Entertain friends and family this season. Step-by-step illustrated instructions included. Artie’s Magic Shop, 526 Philadelphia St., Covington, 859-491-1313, $25.
Give the gift of theater this year with the help of Broadway Across America. Gift certificates and single tickets are now on sale for all shows, including Billy Elliot the Musical (Jan. 17-29), West Side Story (Feb. 28-March 11), The Addams Family (March 27-April 8), Mama Mia (May 1-6), Les Miserables (May 8-13). Broadway Across America, 120 E. Fourth St. (ticket counter), 800-982-2787, cincinnati.broadway.com, $25 and up.
Holiday Yule Log
This whimsical holiday confection is fun for any holiday table. The cake is a delicate chocolate filled with fresh chocolate whipped cream and studded with miniature handmade chocolate truffles. The Bonbonerie, 2030 Madison Road, O’Bryonville, 513-321-3399, bonbonerie.com, $30 small (serves 6-8) and $50 large (serves 14-16).
Liz Zorn Perfume Sampler
Liz Zorn, a multimedia artist from Ohio, put her other passions on the back burner and focused her artistic energies on scent in 2003. Since then, she’s created her Soivohle line of luxury perfume — an acronym that stands for “Sending Out Inspired Vibrations Of Healthy Loving Energy.” For the scent fan in your life, grab the Soivohle Deluxe Sampler
. Six pieces of 2.5 ml spray atomizers include all current offerings in her demi-absolutes, eau de toilettes and pour homme collections. Mix and match scents to create a perfect, beautifully packaged box.Lizzornperfumes.com, $7-$12.50 for individual scents.
Chartogne-Taillet Brut Champagne
Market Wines offers more than 500 wines and a full assortment of craft beers, along with gift bags. Market Wines, Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine, 513-744-9888, $48.99.
Seastorm Mini Scarf
Pale blue handknit Merino wool scarflette with button. McMullin Fiber Co., etsy.com/shop/McMullinFiberCo, $34.
Tabletop Floral Arrangment
Eden Floral Boutique, 1129 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, edenfloralboutique.com, $40-$60.
Eco-Friendly Shaving Kit
This greenie shaving and groom kit by Orange Fuzz features all natural products housed in an upcycled wooden cigar box. Inside you’ll find a rhassoul clay and Sierra Nevada Stout Beer shaving soap, spiced citrus after shave, a 5 oz. body soap in your choice of scent (default is Guinness Cedarwood Beer Soap) and a free boar bristle shaving brush gift. Available at Fabricate, 4037 Hamilton Ave., Northside or on etsy (etsy.com/shop/orangefuzz), $37.
Children’s EcoBox Gift Package
Designed by a pediatrician and art educator, this unique gift box for babies and children comes in a pack of 3, 6 or 9 books, which promote reading, creative play and parent-child engagement. Build your own collection or choose from one of the Blue Manatee’s themed boxes based on specific interests, occasions or holidays including “ArtBox,” “BabyBox,” “CritterBox,” “DreidelBox,” “EcoBox,” “JingleBox,” “UnpluggedBox,” “ZoomBox.” 3054 Madison Road, Oakley, bluemanateeboxes.com, $30-$80.
Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Membership
Membership-based organic, all-natural, local grocery delivery service. greenbeandelivery.com, minimum order is $35.
Everyone has at least one Beatles fan in their life. Give them a little soul with this collectible Rubber Soul boxed mug, and a Sgt. Peppers or The Yellow Submarine 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Shake It Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-591-0123, $9.99 for the mug and $15.99 for the puzzle.