Local Shops and Gift Guide 2022

Local Shops and Boutiques Make Holiday Gift Buying Easy

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Local Shops for Gifts

Gift giving is, at the best of times, fraught with pitfalls. The choice is always clear: local shops or mega stores.

When it comes to shopping we all have mixed emotions. Sure, we all love it. We all, when time becomes short, hate it.

There are many reasons to shop local. But the biggest reason is fun. Shopping with neighbors is more enjoyable on every level. Sure, you can have a pleasant experience at a mega-store. However, as they say in golf, that is a low-percentage shot.

Fun.

We can’t say it enough. The shops in our local business directory have many advantages, from expertise to financial benefits but when it comes right down to it, they are engaged. Engaged in their product, engaged in their clients, and engaged in their community. From the moment the bell rings on the door to the second you leave with a bag, you are valued.

No matter what type of impression you want to make, taking your business local will pay off. More importantly, you stand a good chance of leaving in a better mood than when you walked in.

Value, service, fun. Find a chain store that offers all of that.

See you around town!

Local Pride!

No matter if you are from the region, visited the region, or just want to sport a great shirt that says “Hit Somebody”, these shops are ready to help. From our local sporting teams to crafters, artisans, and printers, these shops will help you sport our local pride!

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    Toledo Museum of Art

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    Taste of Toledo

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    Rockets Bookstore

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    Jupemode Adams St.

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    The Swamp Shop, Ballpark

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    The Swamp Shop, Arena

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    Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

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    Falcon Outfitters

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    Jupemode Cricket West

Florists

Local florists may be one of the best options for gift giving around. Of course, they specialize in fresh flowers and arrangements, perfect for host/hostess gifts or simply to brighten up your home or office. However, hidden away in these amazing shops are an uncanny…well bouquet…of other gift options including plants, cards, ornaments, jewelry, clothing, and tableware, just to name a few. They are worth exploring!

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    Ken’s Flower Shop

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    Hirzel Brothers Greenhouse

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    Loden Floral Design

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    Emery’s Flowers & Co

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    Ken’s Flower Shops

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    Hafner Florist Inc

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    David Swesey Florist

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    3rd Street Blooms

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    Klotz Floral Design & Garden

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    Anthony Wayne Floral & Gifts

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    Craig’s Flowers

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    Lee Winters Florist, Inc.

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    Ivy League Florist

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    McKenzie’s Flower Basket

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    Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts

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    Bartz Viviano Flowers & Gifts

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    Craig’s Flowers & Gifts

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    Myrtle Flowers and Gifts

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    B.G. Blooms

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    Ella Flora Weddings

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    Bella Design

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    Angel 101

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    Black Crow Flowers and More

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    Obie’s Flowers

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    Beautiful Blooms by Jen

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    The Flower Market

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    Lighthouse Flowers by Vickie

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    Schramm’s Flowers

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    Urban Flowers

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    GardenView Flowers

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    Beth Allen’s Florist

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    Myrtle Flowers & Gifts

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    Ken’s Flower Shops

Chocolates, Candies, Sweets, and Nuts

What are the holidays without something sweet? Even the most strict of lifestyle coaches will turn a blind eye to some indulgence during the holidays. Our area has a great number of chocolatiers, confectionaries, bakers, and other sweet purveyors. Forget the mail order or stale mega mart boxes. This is a great way of showing local pride.

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    The Cookie Jar

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    Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory

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    So Sweet

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    Marsha’s Homemade Buckeye Candies

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    The Cookie Lady

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    Christie’s Candies and Mints

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    Bassett Nut Company

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    Boyd’s Retro Candy Store

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    Ben’s Craft

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    Edible Arrangements

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    Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company

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    The Cookie Lady

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    BulkFoods.com

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    Taste of Heaven Chocolates

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    Christie’s Candies & Mints

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    Middle East Market

Coffee, Teas, and Coffee Shops

Say what you will about the Pacific Northwest and its so-called coffee culture, here along the western shores of Lake Erie we have a rich group of caffinators as well. Along with great tea shops and coffee shops that support their local roasters, check out these local coffee and tea specialists.

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    Fangboner Farms

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    Get ROEHsted Coffee Roasted

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    DaCapo Coffee

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    Doodle Bean Coffee LLC

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    Flatlands

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    Dragon Roost Coffee and Games

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    The Onyx Cafe

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    Red Rambler Coffees

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    Brew Coffee Bar

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    Coffee Amici

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    Ignite Coffee

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    Christy’s Corner Cafe

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    Clara J’s Tea Room

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    Boom Town Coffee

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    Maddie and Bella Toledo

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    House of Brews

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    The Baker’s Cafe’

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    Brew House

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    Grounds for Thought

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    Georgette’s

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    Maddie and Bella Perrysburg

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    Actual Coffee

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    The Bard’s Coffee

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Wineries and Breweries

Nothing shows local pride like buying your holiday cheer locally. Starting right after Thanksgiving and lasting right through Valentine’s Day, our local vintners and brewers are helping us celebrate special moments.

Forget the holidays. They are helping us celebrate life! These are some of the best gifts around.

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    Earnest Brew Works

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    Juniper Brewing Co.

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    Inside The Five

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    The Lumberyard Winery and Supply

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    Inside the Five Brewing Co.

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    Cooper’s Hawk

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    Benfield Wines

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    Knotty Vines Winery

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    Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

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    Wildside Brewing Company

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    Upside Brewing

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    Earnest Brew Works

    • Majestic Oak Winery 768x499

    Majestic Oak Winery

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    Urban Pine Winery

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    St. Julian Winery

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    Chateau Tebeau Winery

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    Stoney Ridge Winery

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    Pavlov’s Brewing Company

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    Black Frog Brewery

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    Aistear Brewing

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    Gillig Winery

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    Patron Saints Brewery

Games, Hobbies, and Electronics

Toys. Big kid toys. That is what the holidays are about…or at least should be. Movies, games, hobbies, and crafts all make up an essential part of time away from work and responsibility. Plus, if you have kids, it is never too early to introduce them to your favorite hobby or craft.

These local stores have great options, many used but still ready to plug in and/or play. Plus, as a hobbyist, gamer, or crafter, going to a local story is a great way to meet your tribe!

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    The Game Room Comics

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    Replay of Toledo

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    Ben’s Craft

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    Replay of Toledo

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    Jann’s Netcraft

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    The Art Supply Depot

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    The Busy Thimble

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    The Quilt Foundry

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    Frogtown Hobbies

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    Allied Record Exchange

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    Your Media Exchange

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    Checkmate Games and Hobbies

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    Allied Record Exchange Oregon

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    Woodcraft of Toledo

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    Old School Gaming

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    Bernina Stitchin’ Post

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    Replay of Toledo

Comics, Books, and Records

Everything about this category of gifts is fun. No matter if you are the highest-quality literature aficionado or love a good old-school romance novel, local bibliophiles and used dealers are here to help you find the perfect distraction.

Add in a great selection of records plus comics and graphic novels and these local merchants will ensure that you can get gifts that last well beyond the initial reveal, well into winter, and beyond.

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    A2Vintage

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    22mrkt

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    Wazoo Records

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    JC Comics and More

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    Old Gilead Books

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    Allied Record Exchange

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    Culture Clash Records

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    Freedom Comics

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    People Called Women

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    Literati Bookstore

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    Dearborn Music

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    Finders Records

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    Gathering Volumes Book Store

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    Grounds for Thought

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    Your Media Exchange

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    Monarch Cards & Comics

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    Rad Raptor Comics

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    Black Stone Books

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    Allied Record Exchange Oregon

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    No Noise Records