Tuesday, May 21, 2024

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Libbey Glass

Factory Outlet Store: 205 S. Erie St.
419-254-5000 | retail.libbey.com 

Chemistry Bar Collection, $29.99

Have a friend who fancies themselves as a mixologist? Get them a present that honors their loved-science of crafting the perfect cocktail with this fun and unique Chemistry Bar Collection. Beakers, flasks, graduated cylinders, and more will help give your friend or loved one the perfect chance to show off their skills with precision and dedication. The best part? They can test out the set on a drink just for you. Call us Old Fashioned, but seriously— this is the perfect way to craft an Old Fashioned. 


Rosie’s Italian Grill

606 N. McCord Rd.
419-866-5007 | rosiesitaliangrille.com

Gift Cards, set your own price

Nothing says “you deserve it” like gifting a beautiful night out at one of Toledo’s finest restaurants. Present your giftee a pre-loaded grill card to Rosie’s Italian Grill, the homebase of Rosie’s Rolling Chef (which was voted Best Food Truck by our readers). Rosie’s Italian Grill is an elegant restaurant that offers “Wino Wednesdays,” where patrons enjoy $10 off bottles of wine. Even better— receive $10 for yourself for every $100 in gift cards you buy. Who says you have to be selfless during the holidays? 


Paula Brown Shop

912 Monroe St.
419-241-8100 | paulabrownshop.com
10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm Saturdays

Offer your favorite host or hostess the gift of great parties to come with a beautiful serving piece, like this festive, gingerbread man accented dish. Guests will fawn over the smooth, white surface and the delectable goodies it is filled with. Crudités and dip? Strawberries and chocolate sauce?
The possibilities are endless.


Beads and Books 

4925 Dorr St.
419-350-1087 | beadsandbooks419.com

Necklace, bracelet and earrings set, $30

Give the gift of local art by buying beautiful accessories and jewelry from Beads and Books. Either purchase individual pieces, or help then stun with matching set, including earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet, featured here made by local artist and co-owner, Carmen Smith Nedrow. Want to up the ante? Pick out individual beads to string your own necklace, or take a basic beading class to get the professional guidance you need to receive the best compliment— “You made THIS?”


Rachel Michael’s Gourmet Popcorn 

5307 Monroe St.
419-318-0800 | rachelmichaelspopcorn.com 
10am-7pm, Monday-Thursday
10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday

Spread holiday cheer with locally-made and flavored popcorn. Rachel Michael’s offers enough flavors to keep everyone in your life happy— from sweet-tooth satisfying choices like confetti corn, to savory cheddar options— gourmet popcorn is the prize of any party. With flavors including bacon, beer caramel, pinot, or sea salt and balsamic vinegar, Rachel Michael’s is the perfect place to shop for everybody.


Kyoto Ka

6801 W. Central Ave.
11:30am-2:30pm and 4:30-9:30pm, Monday-Friday
Noon-10:30pm, Saturday
5-9pm, Sunday

300 Madison Ave.
10:30am-2:30pm, Monday-Friday.


Forget about rolls of wrapping paper. Give the Japanese-cuisine connoisseur in your life the rolls they really want— sushi rolls. A gift card to Kyoto Ka provides your giftee limitless menu options, including delicious sushi, bento boxes, traditional entrées, and more. 


evolv Medical Aesthetics

2000 Regency Ct #204
419-720-2008 | frankbaronemd.com 
8:30am-5pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
30-7pm, Tuesday
30am-3pm, Friday

As all beauty buffs know, Clarisonic has completely changed the game. The sonic brushes are proven to clean your face better than your hands or washcloth ever could. evolv is the perfect place to purchase a Clarisonic brush for the skincare enthusiast in your life. For Clarisonic converts, evolv also offers a Body Brush Extension Handle to give your whole body the royal treatment it deserves. 


Mancy’s Steakhouse

953 Phillips Ave.
419-476-4154 | mancys.com 
11am-2pm and 5-9:30pm, Monday-Thursday
11am-2pm and 5-10pm, Friday. 4:30-10:30pm, Saturday

We all know someone who is busy 24/7 during the holidays. Whether they are at work, or carefully preparing a party and meal for their loved ones, it’s obvious when someone needs a break. Give the busy-bee who can’t stop buzzing the opportunity to take a night off, sit back, and relax, and dine on a prime cut at one of Toledo’s best fine dining restaurants.


FACES Skin Health Experts

6595 Secor Rd. #3, Lambertville, MI.
734-568-6100 | skinbyfaces.com 
9am-5pm, Monday and Wednesday
9am-7pm, Tuesday and Thursday
9am-3pm, Friday
Appointment only, Saturday

Ossential Daily Power Defense is the best way to give the gift of healthy skin. An anti-aging powerhouse, the product uses DNA repair enzymes to fix damaged skin cells, while antioxidants and ceramide protect against future damage. Peptides boost collagen production, which minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and helps tighten and firm the skin. Retinol promotes cell turnover to provide a more even skin tone and healthy glow. Ossential Daily Power Defense is a must-have product.


Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons

1360 Arrowhead Rd., Maumee
419-855-2955 | arrowheadsurgeons.com 
8:30am-5pm, Monday-Thursday
9am-noon, Friday

Help your friends and family love the skin their in as much as you do with help from Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons. Let their team of professional navigate through any and all skin problems. Let eyelashes flutter with the help from Latisse. Give the gift of luxury and a beautiful face this holiday.


Signature Harley

1176 Professional Dr., Perrysburg

7960 W. Central, Toledo

10am-6pm, Monday-Friday
10am-5pm, Saturday
10am-4pm, Sunday


You don’t have to buy a motorcycle to make the biker in your life happy, though it certainly wouldn’t hurt. Signature Harley also offers a diverse assortment of biker-approved apparel, for both men and women, and home accessories, like barware, ornaments, holiday decor, clocks, door mats, photo frames, and decorative signage perfect for all year round. 


Amish Custom Furniture 

1241 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI
734-241-8100 | amishfurnitureandaccents.com
10am-6pm, Monday-Friday
10am-5pm, Saturday
Noon-4pm, Sunday

Heirloom quality is the name of the game at Amish Custom Furniture, and handcrafted, Amish-made furniture is the kind of gift that will stay in the family for years. Choose between accents or dynamic tables, chairs, and couches for a truly special gift that will keep on giving, generations to come. 


Buckeye and Wolverine Shop 

1412 Reynolds Rd.
419-897-9916 | buckeyewolverineshop.com 
10am-7pm, Monday-Friday
10am-5:30pm, Saturday
Noon-5pm, Sunday (August-January only)

“Who is your team?” is the ultimate question in Toledo. You know your friends, and you know their answers. With both teams represented at Buckeye and Wolverine Shop, you can streamline your shopping process by purchasing merch and apparel for all the football fanatics in your life.


Ada Aesthetics

12780 Roachton Rd., Perrysburg
419-873-6961 | daohio.com/Ada-Aesthetics
9am-7pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9am-8pm, Wednesday
9am-5pm, Friday
9am-2pm, every other Saturday

Give the beauty lover in your life the option of high quality spa services and high end products with a gift card to Ada Aesthetics. The sophisticated boutique salon boasts a team of professional aestheticians, massage therapists, nail technicians, and a knowledgeable, encouraging staff that can help your beauty buff locate the perfect product.


Degage Jazz Cafe

301 River Rd., Maumee
419-794-8205 | historiccommercialbuilding.com/content/degage-jazz-cafe
5-10pm, Tuesday-Thursday 
5-11pm, Friday-Saturday
4-9pm, Sunday

Want to convince your significant other to switch off the Netflix and Chill’ routine? A gift card to Degage is the perfect hint to kick date night up a notch. Smooth jazz accompanies French-inspired southern cuisine to create a beautiful, intimate atmosphere that is the perfect way to show your love and sophistication.


Buffalo Wild Wings

3555 Navarre Ave., 419-691-9453. 
Regency Plaza: 6710 W. Central Ave., 419-843-2400
425 W. Dussel Dr., 419-893-9464
River Place Shopping Center 26567 N. Dixie Hwy. #142, 419-872-9464
11am-midnight, Sunday-Thursday
11am-1am, Friday-Saturday

“Beer, wings and sports.” We all know a person who salivates at the very mention of this trifecta of relaxation, so give them what they really want during the holidays— a gift card to what wing-enthusiasts affectionately refer to as “b dubs.” For the ultimate fan of BWWs, consider bottles of the signature sauces as a hot, $4.99 stocking stuffer sure to make the rest of their gifts seem mild.  


Gino’s Pizza

3981 Monroe St., 419-472-3567
9am-1am, Sunday-Thursday
9am-4am, Friday-Saturday

5307 Monroe St., 419-843-3567
9am-11pm, Sunday-Thursday
9am-midnight, Friday-Saturday

26597 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg, 419-874-9170
2670 Woodville Rd., Northwood, 419-690-4466
449 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee,  419-897-4466
9am-10pm, Sunday-Thursday
9am-11pm, Friday-Saturday


While Toledo is full of diversity, one thing everyone agrees on is that pizza rules. Late-night delivery, the perfect sauce, and pizza that has made Toledo smile since 1955 Gino’s sure to keep all of your family and friends happy. 


Hoen’s Greenhouse and Garden Center

1710 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., Holland
419-865-6566 | hoensgreenhouse.com 
9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday

Green thumb or not, Hoen’s has an entire stock of options perfect for gift giving. Preserve the magic of the holidays for year round whimsy by selecting one of the 700 different miniature and fairy garden accents and a huge selection of plants and succulents as a unique and treasured holiday gift. Tiny fairy homes make great decor alone, but are an even better way to set friends or family off on a new creative pursuit of creating their own fairy garden. 


Meyers Auto Wash

4340 Heatherdowns Blvd.
419-725-9191 | www.meyersautowash.com
8am-8pm, Monday-Saturday
10am-6pm, Sunday

Salty winter roads wreak havoc on cars. Not only does a salty car look bad, but it actually damages the paint on the vehicle. Don’t let your loved ones drive around with a car ruined by winter roads— buy them a gift card to Meyers Auto Wash for a buff and clean that will have their whip looking brand new. 


The Town Center at Levis Commons

3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg,
419-931-8888 | www.shopleviscommons.com 
10am-9pm, Monday-Saturday
Noon-5pm, Sunday

Fashionistas know that the holidays are a time of both excitement and dread— ”Will I actually get something I like, or should I smile politely and return this sweater?” Bypass the anxiety and offer up a gift card to The Town Center at Levis Commons. Dozens of businesses offer up the perfect chance for you stylish giftee to find exactly what they want, no returns needed. 


Serenity Health and Wellness Center

1685 Lance Pt. Rd., Maumee
419-891-2181 | www.serenityspamaumee.com
9am-9pm, daily

With yoga, life coaching, sound therapy, waxing services, retreats, infrared sauna treatments and more offered at Serenity, there are plenty of options available for the person in your life who needs to destress, including $99 spa sessions. Give them what they really want— the choice of how they relax with the help of a gift card. 


Gross Electric

2807 N. Reynolds Rd.
419-537-1818 | www.grosselectric.com 
9am-6pm, Monday-Friday
9am-5pm, Saturday

Make someone’s home merry and bright with a gift that doesn’t have to be packed away with the holiday decorations.  Gross Electric has lots of gifts to enjoy all year long — lamps, wine racks, clocks, LED candles, fans, Tiffany animals, home accessories, and much more.  Shop their selection today!


Toledo Walleye

The Swamp Shop, 500 Jefferson St.
800-736-9520 | www.toledowalleye.com | www.swampshop.mlibstore.com 
11am-4pm, Monday-Friday
10am-3pm, Saturday-Sunday

Let the sports fan in your life feel the love for their team during the holidays. Gift them a sweatshirt or hat adorned with their team’s logo so they can carry Walleye pride with them wherever they go. Find your perfect gift at the Swamp Shop this holiday season, with Cool T’s, comfy sweatshirts, game-worn jerseys, and other fabulous stocking stuffers. Visit their downtown stores at Fifth Third Field and Huntington Center or shop online, with free shipping on orders over $50.  


Poco Piatti

3155 Chappel Dr., Perrysburg
419-931-0281 | www.pocopiatti.com 
11:30am-9pm, Monday
11:30am-9:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday
11:30am-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday
Noon-9pm, Sunday

Give your friends and family the gift of community and culinary excitement with a giftcard to Poco Piatti. Small plates with tapas-style cuisine encourages sharing and conversation in an intimate atmosphere. Bring everyone together, without having to worry about the dishes, at this treasured Mediterranean restaurant. 


Hollywood Casino Toledo

1968 Miami St.
419-661-5200 | www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com
Open 24/7

We all have a frugal friend who masterfully pinches pennies while laughing at shopaholics. Don’t let their frugality dictate your gift giving, instead opt for a present they would never dream of asking for: gift cards at Hollywood Casino.


Pleasure 365

9410 Airport Hwy., Monclova
419-866-0750 | www.pleasure365.com 
Open 24/7

Santa shouldn’t have all the fun when it comes to deciding who’s been naughty or nice. Stay warm in the winter by demonstrating to your partner what their good– or bad— behavior means to you. Opt for a gift card if they are the one in the driver’s seat, or decide for yourself by stopping in the store and surveying the many options for indoors enjoyment. 


Belamere Suites

12200 Williams Rd., Perrysburg
419-874-2233 | www.belameresuites.com 

Tripadvisor ranked Belamere Suite the 10th Most Romantic Hotel in the America, and we’re inclined to agree. Our readers have voted this boutique hotel the Best Romantic Getaway for 9 years straight. Guaranteed to make lifelong memories with LRG heated in-room swimming pools, jacuzzi tubs, saunas and two person showers are just a few of the many amenities that are offered to each couple. A great gift for your special someone, or give a gift certificate that can be redeemed for a luxurious get away any time of year. 


Element 112

5737 Main St., Sylvania
419-417-1104 | www.element112restaurant.com
5-9pm Monday-Thursday
5-10pm Friday-Saturday

Up your sophistication level this year by treating friends and family to a specialty dinner at Element 112. Either purchase $100 gift cards for only $80 through December 23, or reserve a space at a themed dinner. RSVP now for the English Pub Dinner on December 18, or for New Year’s Eve. Seating is limited! 


El Camino 

Sky: 2072 Woodville Rd., Oregon. 419-693-6695
Real (in the Deveaux Village Shopping Center): 2500 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-472-0700
11am-9pm Sunday-Thursday
11am-10pm Friday and Saturday

Toast Feliz Navidad with margaritas and more at El Camino. Either offer a gift card as a present, or treat your friends and family to a relaxed, authentic Mexican meal with the perfect spice to ring in the new year. 


Beehive Salon and Spa

West: 7510 New West Rd., Sylvania. 419-517-4447
East: 4024 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd., Sylvania. 419-517-0006

Let superior products and the trained staff at the Beehive Salon and Spa locations do the work on your hair this year with a Bumble and Bumble package gift. Spend less time getting ready, and more time having fun, during the holidays by giving your tresses the royal treatment with products specifically chosen for your hair type. 


Reve Salon and Spa

5633 Main St., Sylvania 
419-885-1140 | www.revesalonandspace.com 
8:30am-9pm Monday-Friday
8:30am-6pm Saturday
8:30am-4pm Sunday

Get New Year’s Eve ready properly with help from Reve Salon and Spa. All December long, $100 in gift cards gives you $20 back for yourself. Whether you want a new manicure, hairstyle, or color, gift giving has never looked so good. 


Walt Churchill’s Market

3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee. 419-794-4000
7:30am-9pm Monday-Saturday
8am-9pm Sunday

26625 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. 419-872-6900
7am-10pm, daily


They’re the first person you call when you face a kitchen disaster. They’re the person with enough cook books to start a library. They’re a foodie, and you know what they want for the holidays: luxurious additions to their every-growing pantry. Pick from quality ingredients, vintage candies, aged wines and fine cheeses to stimulate their culinary creativity during the holiday season.


Revolution Grille 

In the Monroe Street Market Square Shopping Center, 5333 Monroe St.
419-841-0077 | www.revolutiongrille.com 
4:30-10pm Tuesday-Thursday
4:30-11pm Friday-Saturday
4-9pm Sunday

Treat your special someone to a luxurious meal at Revolution Grille to ring in 2016. Enjoy six courses of gourmet food perfectly paired with wine during Chef Rob’s New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner, at $80 per person. Can’t celebrate NYE at Revolution? A trip to this adventurous, contemporary restaurant is a great present no matter the day. 


Lola’s Frozen Yogurt

26597 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg, 419-872-7780
Noon-10pm, daily 

183 S. Main St., Bowling Green, 419-352-1330
Noon-9pm, Sunday-Thursday
Noon-10pm, Friday-Saturday

3550 Executive Pkwy. #4 (off of Secor Rd.), 419-214-1144
11am-10pm, Sunday-Thursday
11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday


Want to get something truly sweet for friends and family? A gift card to Lola’s Frozen Yogurt lets your giftee satisfy their sweet tooth with self-serve frozen yogurt and bubble tea. The best part? Lola’s offers customization, which means patrons can pick out their own toppings, from fresh fruit to candy, to create their perfect dessert.

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