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3 Columbus Shops for the Perfect Graduation Gift


Whether you’re looking for a graduation gift for a friend or to treat yourself, here are three great shopping spots near Ohio State University.



Vernacular is a top-notch boutique with two locations north and south of downtown Columbus, including one near campus in Grandview. They sell women’s apparel, home goods, and accessories. If you don’t see the ideal gift, you can grab a gift card for your graduating friend to pick out their own favorites at a later time. Looking to save time? Peruse their online marketplace online and knock out your graduation gift shopping quickly. 


Celebrate Local

Celebrate Local isn’t just a great shop – it’s one of the best stops if you’re looking for fun things to do in Columbus. From salsa to upcycled jewelry, there is something for everyone and every interest at Celebrate Local. Their items and gifts make great graduation gifts for someone who might be leaving the area, so they can continue to enjoy their local favorites after moving away. 


Global Gifts

If you’re looking for something unique, stop by Global Gifts. They use ethically-sourced fair trade goods that you can browse by country or interest. If you have a person in mind who likes a certain vibe, you should check out Global Gifts’ online store front. You can browse their site and easily pick up your order or have it shipped. 

Looking for more last minute stops, shops, and food before graduation? Check out the UNCOMMON Columbus blog to enjoy more great local spots near Ohio State University.


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