2019 Holiday Gift Guide Part Three

. December 3, 2019.

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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. You’ll find exactly what you need at these local establishments.

Jim White Lexus of Toledo

7505 W. Central Ave.,
855-893-4119 | 419-841-3500


There once was a time when December was considered a relatively sleepy time for U.S. auto sales, but Lexus changed all of that in 1999 when they debuted the iconic image of a shiny new car in the driveway, adorned with a big red bow, as part of its festive “December To Remember” campaign. Two decades later, Lexus is keeping the tradition going and making holiday seasons unforgettable by honoring the excitement of giving.

Join Lexus of Toledo in celebrating the 20th annual December To Remember sales event, highlighted by featured leasing and financing offers on both 2019 and 2020 models available through January 2, 2020.

Competitors have attempted to keep up, however, Lexus maintains its elegance, while also appealing to the spirit of giving, by proving a simple truth about the holidays— some of the most treasured memories are the gift-giving moments.

And Lexus knows that it’s not just what we give our loved ones that make those significant moments so emotional. It’s the fantastic reaction we get in return that proves that the act of giving is as important to us as the gift itself.

This year, discover what happens when you go to extraordinary efforts to surprise someone special in your life with a high-quality luxury vehicle— complete with that iconic big red bow.

Visit Lexus of Toledo today to learn about the limited-time, exclusive December To Remember sales event offers.

Cousino’s Steakhouse

1842 Woodville Rd., Oregon.
419-693-0862 | facebook.com/cousinos


Consider giving someone on your list a piece of Toledo history with a gift certificate to Cousino’s. Since 1945, this restaurant has been an area staple by serving up hearty staples, steaks, fresh seafood, perfect pasta dishes, stunning martinis and fantastic desserts. The family-owned steakhouse keeps tradition interesting with daily specials and surprising twists to the menu, so don’t expect the same thing every time. If you really want to splurge, treat yourself (and your friends) to a dinner party featuring fare from Cousino’s bustling catering business.

Six-Fifths Distilling

120 W South Boundary St., Perrysburg.
419-575-6749 | sixfifthsdistilling.com


Some of the most unforgettable drinking experiences and highest quality libations are likely to be found in Perrysburg. Six-Fifths Distilling is no exception. Priding themselves on crafting all-natural spirits with local ingredients, The Six-Fifths tasting room presents a chance to sample their wares in a relaxed atmosphere. With flatbread pizzas and live music, this Perrysburg favorite offers a spectacular evening for you and any others you want to impress.

3D Wellness

4035 W. Central Ave.
419-367-1417 | 3dwtoledo.com


If someone on your list deals with pain, movement or balance issues, then the best gift may be treatment at one of Northwest Ohio’s top massage centers, 3D Wellness. Offering a variety of services from sports massages to cupping therapy, neurokinetic therapy and their infrared sauna, the experts at 3D can be an invaluable resource on the road back to living without pain. Check out their website where they sell digital gift cards in any dollar amount. Deal of the month: $10 off a half-hour sauna session when you book a massage.


1320 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg
419-872-6100 | biaggis.com


Classic Italian cuisine in a relaxed, elegant environment. Friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff who will make it an evening to remember. A delicious variety of scrumptious appetizers, entrees and desserts. If you want to give the gift of an unforgettable evening, look no further than Biaggi’s. Through December 31, you can get a $15 bonus holiday gift card with every $100 in gift cards purchased— as if you needed another reason to put Biaggi’s on your gift list. You may want to keep that perk for yourself… no judgment here.

Social Gastropub

25818 N Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg.
419-931-9936 | socialgastropub.com


Want a local watering hole we can head to for a good meal, good drinks, and a good time with friends and family? Look no further than Perrysburg’s Social Gastropub, which offers a remarkably expansive selection of beers, wines and cocktails, as well as a menu that offers mouth-watering twists on standard pub fare (try the Build-Your-Own Mac ‘N Cheese and thank us later). Check out Social’s website to learn about their food and drink specials.


7742 W. Bancroft St. | 419-841-7523


Some of Toledo’s best Mexican food and margaritas define Ventura’s. The no-nonsense ambiance of the restaurant is complemented by a friendly waitstaff and its delicious, fresh-made food. And did we mention the margaritas? Because the margaritas are amazing. Buy us a gift card, we’ll appreciate it.

Soto Signature Salon & Spa

580 Craig Dr., #6, Perrysburg.
419-872-5555 | sotosalonspa.com


“Options” is the word that best sums up what the discerning client will find at Soto. Whether you need your hair styled or nails manicured, an invigorating massage or even some extra help on your wedding day, Soto’s amazing staff will have you looking and feeling your best. Soto offers a ton of options on their website for holiday shoppers, too— from gift cards to special package deals for a complete spa day. Stock up on brands like Redken, Pureology and more during your visit.

Libbey Glass Factory Outlet

205 S Erie St. | 419-254-5000


This is the Glass City, and Libbey is one of the big reasons why. Share some of Toledo’s signature wares this holiday season with a trip to Libbey’s Factory Outlet, featuring trademark drink and serving pieces, along with beautiful vases, jars and other home decor options. The look of luxury coupled with supporting an area business, all in one convenient location.

Zaza Wood-Fired Pizza & Mediterranean Cuisine

3550 Executive Pkwy.
419-531-2400 | Zazawoodfiredpizza.com


Toledo boasts two main of comfort food— pizza and Mediterranean cuisine— and, at Zaza, you can satisfy both cravings at once. From shawarma and tabouli to Margherita and Philly Steak pizzas, Zaza’s massive menu has dozens of options, including plenty of vegan and gluten-free items. Pick up a gift certificate to Zaza and watch happily as your giftee uses hummus as a dipping sauce for slices of delightfully-crispy wood-fired pizza.

Jonathan Khoi Nail Spa

Various locations and contact info.


With the new year approaching, many of us want is to be pampered and made to look beautiful and the experts at Jonathon Khoi do just that. Three locations throughout the Toledo area offer a variety of manicures, pedicures, repairs and more— including private parties for bridal showers and other special events. Right now, take advantage of their cucumber pedicure deal: with any signature, paraffin or deluxe pedicure, you also get the cucumber soak, lotion and cucumber water to sip while you luxuriate in all the pampering.

Angie Scott Skin Health

3049 Sterns Rd., Lambertville, MI.
734-568-6066 | facebook.com/AngieScottSkinHealth

With 20 years of experience in plastic surgical skincare, Angie Scott is the ideal destination for anyone who is considering a wide variety of skincare treatments. Laser Hair Removal, Intense Pulsed Light to even out skin tone, HydraFacials or even the application of Permanent Cosmetics are all available. Purchase a gift card, or opt for one of their December specials with Lily, her new aesthetician: a package of three HydraFacials for $600, or a package of three HydraFacials with Perk treatment for lips and eyes for $800.


6023 Manley Rd.
419-865-4483 | facebook.com/Dexters419


Looking to find a gift that strikes the right chord for the rock n’ roll lover on your list? Play their favorite hits— burgers, bands and brews— with a trip to Dexter’s. This hoping bar is known for its lively atmosphere, fantastic shows, drool-worthy drinks, ice-cold beers and creative pub fare, including bodacious burgers that are sure to please any carnivore. Treat your giftee to a night out and catch local favorites (Sugar Pax, Venyx, Rizzo, and Pop’s Garage are all on the stage this month), or opt for a gift certificate to let them get into the groove anytime they’d like.

Souk Mediterranean Kitchen

139 S Huron. | 567-777-7685


Say hello to the new kid on the Toledo culinary block. Souk has made a splash with its unique twists on classic Mediterranean cuisine. The dishes, created by Chef Moussa Salloukh, capture the spirit of the foods he enjoyed growing up, but with creative transformations inspired by his decades as a respected Toledo chef. The end result: a meal that feels both daring and comforting in a friendly atmosphere.

Mason Jar

8504 Secor Rd., Lambertville, MI.
734-854-8737 | masonjartapandgrill.com


Treat your friend who’s been nice, not naughty, to a quick trip across the Michigan state line for a meal at the Mason Jar, a gastropub with an excellent selection of wine, beer, cocktails and a wide array of food options that will have your mouth watering. With Southern fried pickles, burgers, fish and chips, or flatbread pizzas (try the Mexican veggie pie. Mmmm.), the Mason Jar fits any diner’s taste.

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

200 W Main Cross St., Findlay
419-423-2787 | mcpa.org


Romeo and Juliet Ballet, featuring the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine. Fairy Tale Follies. The Spongebob Musical. Performances by Chanticleer, EmiSunshine, Albert Cummings and the Official Blues Brothers Revue. Those are just some of the amazing acts that will take the stage at the Marathon Center in 2020. If you want to give someone an evening they’ll never forget, head to the website for an eGift card!

Grifols Biomat USA

3217 Dorr St. | 419-531-3332

We hear that “the best gift is giving back” a lot during the holidays, but sometimes we wonder if those repeating this oft-uttered phrase truly believe that giving is better than receiving. Fortunately, sometimes you don’t have to choose, and Grifols Biomat USA offers that sought-after opportunity for reciprocity. A visit to Grifols means you can help others in the community live healthier, happier lives by donating plasma while also earning some money in return. Get peace of mind from helping to make life-changing medicines, and fulfill a relatable idiom—“give a little, get a little.”

Mainstreet Ventures

Various locations and contact info.


Give someone freedom of choice with a dining gift card that opens doors to a wide variety of experiences. Check out Mainstreet Ventures’ website— any of their cards can be used at any of MV’s establishments. In Toledo, that means Ciao!, Real Seafood Company, The Chop House and Zia’s, all covered by one card, no matter which restaurant’s name is on the front. You can get a card for any amount, from $25-100!


2013 N Reynolds Rd. | 419-535-9116


We all know Schmucker’s has what is probably the best selection of pies within a hundred miles, sure. At this classic American diner, discover a remarkable selection of homemade favorites— for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don’t miss out on their chili or pork chops. Trust us. And what about dessert? We’re sure you’ll think of something.

Serenity Health & Wellness Center

1685 Lance Pointe Dr., Maumee.
419-891-2181 | SerenityWellness1.com


Celebrating their 10-year anniversary, Serenity Health & Wellness Center offers a variety of holistic health services in a serene, spa-like atmosphere. Dim lighting, soft music, waterfalls, and a ten-foot ocean scene video wall become Serenity. Now offering amazing gift certificate specials including a 3-Hour Spa Day for $99 and a Massage or Facial for only $59. Visit their full retail store for gifts such as salt lamps, aromatherapy, skin care, lotion sets, and more! Gift certificates available in-house or purchase online at SerenityWellness1.com. Give the gift of SERENITY this year!

Diamond’s Men’s Shop

1564 Spring Meadows Dr., Holland
419-865-1211 | diamondsmensshop.com


If Diamond’s Men’s Shop can’t make you look good, no one can. Diamond’s Toledo location has been in the business of outfitting the men of the Glass City in the most stylish and high-class menswear since 1972. Their remarkable staff work to make each visitor feel like a king, helping to guide choices to let them dress like one, too.

Benchmark Restaurant

6130 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg
419-873-6590 | benchmark-restaurant.com


Classic American cuisine is elevated in high style at Benchmark in Perrysburg’s Levis Commons. Open since 2017, Benchmark features a unique menu crafted by chef/owner Jeff Dinnebeil, featuring high-end steak and seafood fare with a special touch, making Benchmark one of the most delectable choices in Toledo dining. Treat the foodie on your list to something special with a gift card, available in any denomination from $25 and up.

Three Girlz Urban Living

4728 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
419-690-4780 | threegirlzurbanliving.com


Running low on shopping energy or need some inspiration to find something amazing for the hard-to-buy-for? Stop at Three Girlz, a quaint boutique housed in a renovated farmhouse featuring wonderfully unique gift ideas, from home decor options to jewelry and lotions. You can even join the wedding gift registry there! For any imaginable occasion, Three Girlz Urban Living’s quaint surroundings and welcoming staff make every visit a memorable experience.

Untamed Salon

2712 Central Ave.
419-725-8404 | untamedsalonbeauty.com


It’s a family affair at Untamed Salon, in more ways than one. The shop is operated by sisters Alicia and Lauren Henderson, who share a passion for making their clients more confident in how they look. The Hendersons and their staff treat everyone who walks through their doors like family as well, providing hair styling and makeup consultations with a kind approach and fair price.