’Tis the season to give and be thankful. Show your friends and family how much you appreciate them with a gift that supports local business. Whether you are picking out something specific at a local shop, or want to treat your friend to the flexibility of a gift card, you’ll find exactly what you need at these local businesses.
12200 Williams Rd.
Vacations are great, but going out of town takes time and money. Give someone special the gift of luxury by treating them to a night, or two, at this stylish and award-winning getaway. Expansive and detailed rooms are romantic and private, with each suite designed to pamper guests and provide a personalized retreat close to home. Throw in jacuzzis, wine baskets, elegant accommodations and plenty of rose petals, and you’ve got one of the best way to ring in the new year.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
We promise, a gift card to Fuzzy’s isn’t a cheesy gift— but it is sure to cheer any cheese-lover. Boasting a broad and bold baja-style menu, Fuzzy’s tempts with unique items, like grilled shrimp tacos topped with garlic sauce and feta, burrito bowls complemented by a spicy chimichurri sauce, and breakfast favorites, including huevos rancheros, served all day long in a cozy environment with a full bar.
2934 W. Central Ave.
419-535-7837 | opticalartsinc.com
10am-6pm, Monday. 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Wednesday & Friday.
10am-7pm, Thursday. 9am-noon, Sunday.
If eyes are the window to the soul, it’s important to give those peepers a beautiful and unique frame. That’s why Toledoans have trusted Optical Arts to frame their faces with the perfect pair of glasses since 1962. For loved ones who are craving a new style, offer them the chance to look through more than 3,000 diverse styles of frames. For those already happy with their glasses, find accessories, cleaning products, and other bold choices— like getting laser-etched designs and Swarovski Crystals added to lenses— that will make sure they are looking, and seeing, their best.
Harold Jaffe Jewelers
4211 Talmadge Rd.
419-472-4480 | haroldjaffe.com
10am-7pm, Monday & Thursday. 10am-6pm,
Tuesday-Wednesday & Friday. 10am-5pm, Saturday.
The holiday season is a great time to propose, right? Ok— no pressure. If nuptials aren’t in your immediate plan, you can still find a gift that will make your loved one smile as bright as a diamond at Harold Jaffe. Since 1946, the watchmaker’s business has bloomed into a full jewelry boutique. Find fine jewelry, stunning and unique pieces, sophisticated watches— including the popular Shinola brand from Detroit— as well as personalized items, a large selection of diamonds, jewelry cleaning and repair services, and much more, at this family-owned business.
2103 N. Reynolds Rd.
419-535-9116 | schmuckers.com
Most people have a sweet tooth, but some are fated with a mouthful. For the person on your list who never turns down dessert, a pie (or three) from Schmucker’s is the perfect way to tell them that you think they’re as sweet as, well, pie. With more than 20 varieties of homemade pies— ranging from traditional fruit pies to decadent options, like Chocolate Peanut Butter— this family-owned and operated diner has proven themselves as a Toledo tradition since first opening in 1948. If you want to bring a Schmucker’s pie to a holiday gathering, make sure to order now.
Jim White Lexus of Toledo
7505 W. Central Ave.
888-240-6560 | jimwhitelexustoledo.com
Sales Hours: 9am-9pm. Monday & Thursday.
9am-6pm, Tuesday-Wednesday & Friday-Saturday.
Sophisticated and elegant, Lexus has a reputation for high quality, luxury vehicles that perform as well as they look. Whether you want to treat yourself, or make someone’s holiday truly one to remember, Jim White Lexus of Toledo is making the iconic vision of a new car on Christmas obtainable. Shop this month during their December to Remember sales event for spectacular leasing deals on Lexus models from 2017 and 2018.
Buy with confidence from Northwest Ohio’s largest volume luxury dealership
True REST Perrysburg
5140 Chappel Dr., Perrysburg
419-931-9988 | truerest.com
3-10pm, Monday. 9am-10pm, Tuesday-Sunday.
Know someone who needs a break? Help them escape everything— including gravity— with a trip to True REST Float Spa, which offers six private float pods that only require clients to lay back, relax and enjoy a world free of distractions. While sensory deprivation might sound like something only for the adventurous, this effective and effortless form of therapy is enjoyed by anyone looking to relieve stress, tension and pain.
7402 W. Central Ave.
419-517-7777 | citybbq.com
Charm your carnivorous friends and family with a gift card to City Barbeque so they can enjoy beef brisket, pulled pork, free-roaming Amish Farm chicken, smoked sausage, ribs and plenty of delicious sides to keep them warm all winter long. Plus, this is a gift that gives back to you. You can buy three $15 gift cards for $40, or get a free $5 bonus card with every $25 gift card purchase until the end of the year. Earn a double bonus ($10) on 12/14 and 12/15.
The OriginalGino’s Pizza
Original Gino’s has six locations to choose from:
3981 Monroe St. | 419-472-3567
26597 N. Dixie Hwy. | Perrysburg | 419-874-9170
1280 W. Alexis Rd. | 419-269-4466
2670 Woodville Rd. | Northwood | 419-690-4466
449 W. Dussel Dr. | Maumee | 419-897-4466
5307 Monroe St. | 419-843-3567
Hours differ by location. Get more info or place an online order at originalginos.com
Since 1955, this cult-favorite pizza place has served Toledoans exactly what they crave: perfectly-crisp pizza, a signature sweet and spicy sauce, and a plethora of unique toppings to keep everyone interested. Make a convenient meal even easier for those on your gift list this year with a gift certificate, or surprise them with a fresh pie, submarine sandwich, salad or pasta dish. Consider their specialty options, like the Cheeseburger Pizza and the Cheesy Garlic Bacon, or opt for your own creative concoction.
Garden Smiles by Carruth Studio
211 Mechanic St., Waterville
419-878-5412 | carruthstudio.com
10am-6pm, Monday-Friday. 10am-5pm, Saturday.
For decades, artist and designer George Carruth has been helping plant happiness in local gardens with his unique “Garden Smiles”— handcrafted stone sculptures of happy faces and whimsical characters. Visit Carruth Studio’s gift shop and gallery, Garden Smiles, to explore his iconic, welcoming designs carved out of rough stone. Shop Carruth’s complete collection of designs, see new ideas he might be working on in the gallery, and works from other artists and craftsman, to find a present sure to breathe life into the home or garden of anyone on your list.