’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.
1205 Adams St. | 419-842-4477
If you’re looking for a place to visit during the holidays for a cocktail or beer and some of the best bar food around, head to the friendly and inclusive Georgjz419, where the fun never stops. Visit for their popular weekly events— including Sunday morning Drag Brunches, open mic on Mondays and karaoke on Wednesday nights— and check the Georgjz419 Facebook page to learn about fantastic upcoming drag shows, parties and more, including the Food Drive Benefit (2-6pm on Sunday, November 24), the Thanksgiving Eve Variety Show, and more. We think a night out to a lively performance is a perfect, and very memorable, gift.
Three area locations.
419-882-1017 | perfectbraces.com
A beautiful smile is a gift that can cause a lift in personal confidence. The professionals at HLS Orthodontics offer a wide variety of procedures to correct misaligned teeth, from traditional braces to Invisalign clear plastic aligners. The friendly and gentle staff at HLS, coupled with the upbeat atmosphere, makes HLS a destination that even the most anxious patients will embrace. They even offer a rewards program that patients can redeem for cool prizes!
Rêve Salon and Spa
5633 N. Main St., Sylvania.
419-885-1140 | revesalonandspa.com
Rêve Salon and Spa in downtown Sylvania is a perfect solution to all your gift-giving needs for the special people in your life this holiday season. Rêve has been a local leader in hair, spa and nail services for the past 32 years and offers something for everyone! shop Local, shop Rêve!! Look for their Holiday Gift Cards incentives!!
Toledo Funny Bone
6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg
419-931-3474 | toledo.funnybone.com
The laughs never stop at the Funny Bone at Levis Commons, the Toledo area’s premiere comedy club, where a whos-who of comedic talent takes the stage. Treat someone with a ticklish funny bone on your list to show tickets, then add in the club’s menu of entrees, appetizers and desserts, and you have the guarantee of a memorable night out. Or, opt for gift cards in
any denomination through the club’s official website.
Ye Olde Durty Bird
2 St. Clair St.
419-243-2473 | yeoldedurtybird.com
The Bird is the word, and everyone knows it, so treat someone special to a lovely night out by flying over to this favorite Warehouse District restaurant and bar that is housed in a beautiful building with a rich history. With unique character, a welcoming and attentive waitstaff, an expansive menu of elevated pub grub and fantastic live music, we think a night out, or a gift card, to the Durty Bird is a perfect gift for anyone on your list.
2807 N. Reynolds Rd.
419-537-1818 | grosselectric.com
The wide selection of home decor, lamps, light fixtures and other gift options you’ll find, makes Gross Electric a one-stop-shop for anyone on your shopping list who appreciates the ambiance of a well-designed home. Gross Electric also offers services, like lighting design, to take your giftee’s home to an enviable level of sophistication. Visit the store to shop their Home for the Holidays Sale through December 31.
Hoen’s Garden Center
1710 Perrysburg Holland Rd, Holland.
419-865-6566 | hoensgardencenter.com
The very definition of family-owned and operated, Hoen’s has been a staple with do-it-yourself gardeners for over 35 years. Along with an awesome variety of home grown produce and flowers for sale, Hoen’s also offers remarkable landscaping services, informed by decades of expertise. Both physical and digital gift cards— in denominations from $15 to $1000— are available!
5689 Main St., Sylvania
419-779-4899 | Facebook.com/SunikaSylvania
Get a gift that speaks to the heart and ‘sole’ of what a sneaker enthusiast desires with on-point footwear from Sunkia. Upscale activewear and sneakers are the specialties at this boutique sneaker and streetwear shop, which offers quality shoes from major brands like New Balance, Puma, Reebok, Champion EU, and Adidas, as well as lesser-known brands with cult followings, like 10 Deep, Asics, Chinatown Market, Mitchell & Ness, Saucony, and Staple. Everything— from sneaks to sportswear— is hand-selected to be hype-beast-worthy, which is sure to impress any of your giftee’s Instagram followers. While any insatiable sneaker addiction will be happy if you pick them up a limited-edition sneaker, a gift card will make sure to satisfy their notoriously selective aesthetic. Stop by Sunika in Sylvania on Friday, November 29 for a Black Friday BOGO deal, where you can buy one item and get a second (of equal or lesser value) half-off.
6036 Angola Rd., Holland.
419-866-0420 | mynaturescorner.com
A staple of Toledo gardeners since 1981, Nature’s Corner at Glass City Landscape Co. is a one-stop shop for all your outdoor decor. They have a wide variety of special events lined up to celebrate the holiday season, including different sales every week, which can be found on their Facebook page or website. Nature’s Corner gift cards don’t expire, so anyone with a green thumb will appreciate having one for years to come!
The Stubborn Brother Pizza Bar
3115 W. Bancroft St.
419-720-1818 | stubbornbrother.com
Toledoans who want a taste of authentic New York-style pizza should get a bit Stubborn. Owners John and Gabrielle Mancy have taken great pains to recreate the thin, hand-tossed pies made famous in the Big Apple, down to the kind of water Stubborn Brother uses in its dough. One bite and you’ll know that the newest member of the Mancy’s family of restaurants is bringing something special to the Glass City.
Toledo Museum of Art’s Museum Store
2445 Monroe St. | 419-255-8000
Give the aesthete in your life an artwork suitable for the world-famous galleries by picking up unique gifts, such as fine art books, apparel, children’s educational toys and books, and jewelry, inspired by the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection at the Museum Store. Two limited-edition handcrafted glass pieces are available this year— the elegant 2019 Limited Edition Waterlily Ornament, created by Ohio-native and international award-winning artist Bandhu Dunham, and the water-inspired 2019 TMA Limited Edition Goblet, which supports efforts to protect the Great Lakes by donating $10 of each purchase to Toledoans for Safe Water.
Sidelines Sports Eatery
Six area locations | sidelinessportseatery.com
Sophisticated dining and an elegant evening out is wonderful, but sometimes, you just want ribs or a burger as you watch your team. Are you game? Then head to Sidelines, which boasts plenty of options on their menu— from chicken chunks to pizza, and other sports bar favorites. Treat friends to a $50 holiday gift card and you’ll receive a free gift (we think you deserve it).
We’ll Frame It
328 W Dussel Dr, Maumee.
419-897-0591 | wellframeit.com
No prizes for guessing the main focus of We’ll Frame It, but know that they live up to their name with high-quality framing work. If you’re looking to preserve a painting, treasured heirloom, piece of memorabilia or more, the experts at We’ll Frame It will make it look like the treasure that it is, while also offering guidance to make your keepsakes last a lifetime. Gift certificates are available in any denomination.
Lily’s at Levis
The Town Center at Levis Commons:
4190 Levis Commons Blvd.
419-931-5611 | Lilysatlevishome.com
Home is where the heart is, and this locally-owned boutique is the perfect place to pick out a present for the big-hearted homebody on your list. From soy and beeswax apothecary candles and fragrance oils (available in a variety of swoon-worthy scents, like almond biscotti, Bartlett pear, and hazelnut Kona), to L’Epi de Provence French soaps, jewelry, home decor and more, you’re sure to find a luxurious and royal addition to the castle of any queen (or king) in your life.