A store full of Buckeyes with good eyes for the finer things.. The Stuff A Show of Hands is a tiny nook (or is it a cranny?) of a store nestled within the hulking Great Northern Mall. Despite its small size, you can find yourself lost inside so long that you forget where you parked ... again. The store's claim to fame is that it sells the wares of Ohioans, but this stuff is so unique and eye-catching--everything from pottery and jewelry to lawn ornaments and leather goods--the home state of its makers hardly matters. (It would if they were from somewhere awful, like Michigan.) The Great Northern shop is one of four locations throughout Ohio, a good venue to find a gift for your co-worker, neighbor, aunt or any cat lady in your life.
Greener Pastures Although not terribly expensive, Hands isn't a clearinghouse for starving artists: There isn't one couch-sized seascape on the wall. So, if you're lookin' for something cheap and tasteless, better hit the smoked-meat store. If you want something purdy to look at (and to support local artists), this is a great place to catch a respite from the department store. You'll definitely make someone's favorite gift-giver list.