Best Of 2018

Best Ornament that Gives Back: Rookwood Pottery

Fun fact: Rookwood Pottery was the first female-owned manufacturing company in the United States (#girlboss). And since the 1880s, it has been producing heritage ceramics, designed and crafted by world-class artisans. The heirloom-minded legacy continues with their Fiona ornament. Designed by Rookwood Art Director Mary Guanciale, this disc features the happily swimming fat, little hippo on the front and the story of her birth and struggle to survive on the back. Twenty percent of each ornament’s proceeds are donated to the Cincinnati Zoo Conservation Fund; a great reason to keep your holiday display up year round. Rookwood also created a limited-edition #TeamFiona mug (only 1,000 were made). In the Rookwood’s classic ceramic-stein style, each was “Fiona approved” and sold out super quickly. Sorry. Rookwood Pottery, 1209 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, rookwood.com.