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The Ultimate 2018 Columbus Holiday Gift Guide

January 10, 2019

During the holiday season, there are few places merrier and brighter than Columbus, Ohio. With so many cool spots to frequent and events to experience in the city, there are a ton of great gift options available for those that call it home.

To help you choose the perfect gift to give friends and family a fun filled authentic Columbus experience, we put together the ultimate guide, filled with ideas for the 2018 holiday season.

Columbus Blue Jackets Holiday Pack

March with us this holiday season and give the perfect gift for the Columbus Blue Jackets fan in your life. Right now, Nationwide Arena is offering an exclusive Holiday Pack that includes two tickets to two games of your choice, plus one limited edition t-shirt from Homage.


Tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Nationwide Arena

For the music lover in your life, gift them the experience of seeing the Trans-Siberian Orchestra play at Nationwide Arena on the day after Christmas! The multi-sensory holiday concert–in its 20th consecutive year of touring–presents guests with world-class music paired with an unforgettable story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious abandoned theater. This could be a holiday gift you’ll keep on giving each and every year.

 Arena District Athletic Club Membership

Know someone in Columbus that’ll have a 2019 New Year’s Resolution to focus on their health and fitness? Get them a gift card or membership to the Arena District Athletic Club! This state-of-the-art fitness center in downtown Columbus has everything your friend or family member needs to reach their personal goals. For a limited time, the Arena District Athletic Club is offering a New Year’s special–waiving the $79 initiation fee when you get a 12-month membership.


Relaxation & Revitalization from Massage Envy

There’s no better holiday gift than a certificate for a professional massage, and Massage Envy in Columbus’ Grandview Yard certainly knows how to give them! From massages and facials to stretch and skin care treatments, Massage Envy will relinquish stress and help your friends and family feel revitalized. Visit their store to pick up a gift card, or simply purchase one online.


Crowlers & Growlers from Hofbrauhaus Columbus

If you have a beer-loving friend or family member, they’ll love the holiday gift of a crowler or growler (or both) from Hofbrauhaus Columbus. Right now, the brewery and restaurant is offering $4 off a 4-pack of crowlers, and throwing in a free holiday tote with the purchase!

You can also gift membership into Hofbrauhaus’ 1589 GROWLER CLUB–which includes a 64-oz. growler and a monthly refill of their favorite Hofbrauhaus beer. Additionally, for every $50 gift card purchase, you’ll receive a fee $10 bonus card to spread that holiday cheer!

Chocolates and Coffees from Winans

One of our more refined holiday gift ideas, Winans–a family company established in the late 1800’s–offers premium chocolates, freshly roasted coffees, delicious wines and tasty teas. The retailer runs a factory and roastery in Ohio, which means just about every product they sell is locally hand-crafted and produced. Residents of Grandview Yard will be in for a treat when Winans opens their newest Columbus location in the neighborhood!


Tickets to WWE Live Holiday Tour at Nationwide Arena

Know a wrestling fan in Columbus? Gift them tickets to see the WWE Live Holiday Tour at Nationwide Arena on December 27. They’ll be able to witness superstars like Rhonda Rousey, Seth Rollins and more duke it out for the title of champion.


Entry Into the 5th Line 5K Race at Nationwide Arena

Know any runners in Columbus? Register them for the 5th Line 5K on February 9th–a polar race starting and ending on the ice at Nationwide Arena. To add to the holiday gift, all participants receive a voucher good for two tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets game, a long-sleeve race shirt, a finisher’s medal and access to the post-race party.


More ways to get into the Holiday spirit with friends & family


Harmony Project at Nationwide Arena

Want to spoil your Columbus friend or family member early this holiday season? Get tickets to The Harmony Project’s Concert for US 2018 at Nationwide Arena on Thursday, December 6! The concert, which begins at 7:30 PM, will bring together people from all types of backgrounds and age ranges for a night of artistic passion and social purpose. This unique and compelling event is a great gift for the cultured and cause-driven people in your life.


Experiencing SantaCon 2018 Columbus

Start December in Columbus off right by gathering some friends and donning Santa, elf and reindeer costumes for SantaCon 2018 on December 7 from 7PM to midnight! This festive event–which is completely free to attend–will take you to several bars throughout the Arena District, where you’ll enjoy drink specials, raffle prizes, a costume contest and more.