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’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 picking out something at a local shop or treating your friend to the flexibility of a gift card, you’ll find exactly what you need at these local businesses.
Whether your giftee’s computer is running slowly, needs serious security upgrades, or they are mourning the loss of deleted files, computer problems can cause serious damage. Help your tech-tortured friend with expert computer repair and and service from Virtual PC’s. The locally-owned company goes the extra mile, beating “big box stores” with both prices and customer service, to ensure that tech problems are solved quickly and efficiently. Virtual PCs has served the Toledo area since 1989, making them the most trusted name in PC sales and repairs.
Mancy’s Restaurant Group
Mancy’s Steakhouse: 953 Phillips Ave | 419-476-4154
Mancy’s Italian Grill: 5453 Monroe St | 419-882-9229
Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian: 5453 Monroe St | 419-824-2463
Shorty’s True American Roadhouse: 5111 Monroe St | 419-841-9505
Bluewater Grille: 461 W Dussel Dr, Maumee | 419-724-2583
The Ideal: 5333 Monroe St | 419-841-0066
This family of restaurateurs know how to bring together good food and great company: they’ve been doing it for generations. Pick up a gift card for Mancy’s Restaurants so the foodie in your life can choose their own adventure. Whether they want classic favorites from The Steakhouse, Mancy’s Italian Grill or Bluewater Grille, something a little different at The Ideal, slow-smoked BBQ at Shorty’s, or a select vintage from the Bottle Shop, this gift card is a fast-pass to a myriad of delicious options.
Lily’s at Levis
2110 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg
419-931-5611 | lilysatlevishome.com
What do you get the hostess with the mostest? Find a creative present for your favorite divine DIY diva at this eclectic home boutique. Browse jewelry, handcrafted soaps, candles, home decor, and more, at this cozy and welcoming locally-owned shop where you will find a present as unique as the woman you’re shopping for.
3309 N Holland Sylvania Rd
419-214-1330 | facebook.com/419tacos
We all have a friend who just loves street tacos. Treat them to a 419 Tacos gift certificate. Favorites include enchiladas, elotes (Mexican street corn), and flautas, with a good selection of beers on tap as well. 419 Tacos is known for their authentic Mexican cuisine, reasonable prices, and the variety of their menu, so trust us, your friend will be grateful for this holiday gift.
5140 Chappel Dr, Perrysburg
419-931-9988 | truerest.com
Know someone who needs a break? Help them escape everything—including gravit—with a trip to True REST Float Spa, which offers six private float pods that allow 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 perfect for anyone looking to relieve stress, tension or pain. The best part? If you buy them a $79 gift card you’ll get one for free.
Toledo Symphony Orchestra
419-246-8000 | toledosymphony.com
From collaborations with Queen Latifah (Saturday, February 16, 2019) to the Toledo Ballet, including their 78th annual Nutcracker (Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9), the TSO consistently makes classical music feel new, exciting and contemporary. Bring the beauty of the Orchestra to your musically-minded friend with tickets to an upcoming performance or a subscription to one of the TSO’s eight different themed series. Now in their 75th season, an experience with this treasured Toledo staple is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays.
Toledo Game Room
3001 W Sylvania Ave
419-475-3775 | toledogameroom.com
Want to make the geek in your life happy? Just roll the 20-sided dice at the Toledo Game Room, the 419’s tabletop scene since 1987. Find everything from comic books to board games to accessories for fans of gaming miniatures, and more. Unsure what you’re looking for? Just vaguely describe the elves and orcs that your giftee loves and the shop’s experienced and knowledgeable staff will make sure to fill in the blanks.
Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant
7742 W Bancroft St
419-841-7523 | toledostripletreat.com/ventura
Toast Feliz Navidad with friends and family while enjoying Toledo’s favorite margaritas at this relaxed, friendly Mexican restaurant. In 1984, Ventura’s established itself as a neighborhood staple and has maintained good cheer and quality family recipes ever since. For the perfect way to enjoy the holidays, treat your loved ones to a hearty meal or offer up a gift card to this favored locale.
Smokey’s BBQ Roadhouse
2092 Woodville Rd, Oregon
419-725-2888 | smokeysbbq.restaurantwebexpert.com
Charm your carnivorous friends and family with a gift card to Smokey’s BBQ Roadhouse, the People’s Choice Winners of the The Blade’s 35th annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off and Best of Toledo nominee for best burger and best BBQ. Let your giftee sink their teeth into slow-smoked beef brisket, chicken, pulled pork, baby back ribs, and more, all made with local meats and veggies, with a treat that offers a bonus—get $5 for free on every
$25 gift card you buy.
Cocina De Carlos & Carlos’ Poco Loco
Want to add a little heat to the holiday season? Warm up winter with authentic Mexican and Cuban cuisine from one of the hot-spots in the Cocina De Carlos restaurant group. Whether you’re craving carnitas or want to tempt yourself with one (or more) of Poco Loco’s 65 varieties of tequila, a gift card to one of these eateries is the perfect way to give a present packed full of flavor.
4035 W Central Ave
419-367-1417 | 3dwtoledo.com
With a team of trained experts offering massage therapy, movement therapy, nutritional counseling and more, there are plenty of options available for the person in your life who needs to destress at 3D Wellness. For your friends or family members with a Type A personality, give them what they really need—the choice of how they want to relax and improve with the help of a gift card.
Cake Arts Bakery & Supply
2858 W Sylvania Ave
419-472-4959 | cakeartssupply.com
Looking for a sweet gift? For immediate satisfaction, treat a loved one to an artfully-designed and perfectly-baked cake from Cake Arts. Or, help the budding baker in your life learn how to master the art of frosting and decorating by signing them up for a cake decorating class or workshop. Classes are also available for teens and kids, so make sure to look online for full details.
We’ll Frame It
328 W Dussel Dr
419-897-0591 | wellframeit.com
Memories can be fleeting, but here’s how to make them permanent, with the help of this locally-owned frame shop. Whether you’re looking to preserve a family heirloom in a shadowbox or your need to find a picture-perfect frame for a treasured photo, We’ll Frame It will protect your keepsake and help enhance the memory with a beautiful display.