Thursday, September 29, 2022

TOLEDO GQ 2021 – Gifts for Guys

Dudes are tough to shop for, no question. Don’t worry, the City Paper is here to help. Here are local shopping ideas for you heading into this holiday season.

…for high adventure

Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course
2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721. toledozoo.org. Included with admission, from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Give your guy a challenge with this adrenaline rush of a rope course, more than three stories above Expedition Africa.

…for a new do

The Art of Men’s Grooming
6725 W Central Ave., Ste. KK. 419-350-1871. Search “The Art of Men’s Grooming” on Facebook

If it’s growing on your head, the experienced team at The Art of Men’s Grooming can make it look great, from precision hair cutting to shaving and beard trimming in a classic, old school barber chair. 

La Moda
1467 Secor Rd. 419-578-6632. lamodastyle.com. Gift cards available

La Moda promises a luxury experience where visitors can also shop for additional accessories— belts, clothes and more— while waiting for their trim.

…for a whole new look

House of Him
5646 Summit St., Sylvania. 567-402-4345. 3100 Main St., Ste. 460, Maumee. 567-420-5574. thehouseofhim.com. Gift cards available

From the finest men’s grooming and spa services, to made-to-order custom clothing items, House of Him earns its name through a sharp focus on making you look, well, sharp.

…for the links

The Golf PIT at McDivots Golf Center
6200 Angola Rd., Holland. 419-866-1866. thegolfpit.com

Beyond boasting a great name, the Golf PIT features a wide range of equipment and accessories for the man who loves to spend time on the course.

…for a cheesy gift

The Original Gino’s Pizza
Various locations. originalginos.com.
Gift certificates in $5 denominations available

It’s never a bad time for pizza, especially if the pie is a classic Gino’s. The delicious sauce and crust have been a staple of Toledo diets for nearly 70 years now.

…for a taste of the town

Taste of Toledo Gift Baskets
109 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-861-4438. tasteoftoledo.com. Gift certificates starting at $10

Give a delicious cross-section Toledo eating.  Taste of Toledo supplies a wide variety of gift baskets filled to the brim with our area’s trademark food options.

…for the cigar fan

The Cigar Affair
323 Conant St., Maumee. 419-891-0109. thecigaraffair.com

There are few places in the Toledo area that rival the classy atmosphere of The Cigar Affair. Featuring over 1000 open boxes of product in a walk-in humidor, the Affair is also a great place to visit and unwind, in both the beautiful cigar lounge or on the outdoor patio. It’s no wonder that the Affair has been voted “The Best of Toledo” consistently for the past nine years

…for the big sports fan

Mud Hens’ Flock Membership
milb.com/toledo

Why not get him seats to the game— all of them? Full season memberships to the Toledo Mud Hens are $720 for field level, or $792 for club level (if you want that luxury experience).

The Swamp Shop
500 Jefferson Ave. 800-736-9520. swampshop.milbstore.com.

If the fan on your list wants some great Mud Hens swag, there’s no better place than the Swamp Shop at the Huntington Center.

…for fine apparel

Ticknors Men’s Clothier
Franklin Park Mall, 5001 Monroe St. 419-472-7588. ticknors.com.  Gift cards available

No matter your size, shape or style, every guy wants to look their best, and Toledo’s finest men’s clothing retailers can make that happen. Ticknors offers the classiest threads for anyone shopping for a suit, sports coat or outerwear.

Szar’s Mens Shop
4743 N. Summit St. 419-726-2226.

Szar’s first-rate service has made it a mainstay of Toledo menswear aficionados for years. With a surprisingly robust selection of fine men’s apparel at remarkably affordable prices, stop by and see why Szar’s is a hidden gem supported by remarkable word-of-mouth.

…for the kid at heart

Funagin’s Family Fun Center
5340 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. 419-517-1750. funagins.com. 

You wanna shoot your friends? Yeah, of course you do. Treat your guy to an evening of fun(agin’s) with one of the Center’s paintball or laser tag courses, or try one of their escape rooms.

…for the high roller

Hollywood Casino Toledo
1968 Miami St. 419-661-5200. hollywoodtoledo.com. Gift cards available

Poker, blackjack, roulette or just a fun evening at the slots can be under the tree for your guy with a convenient gift card from Hollywood.

…for some culture

Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org

Our world-class museum may be free of charge to visit, but a $75 individual membership provides free parking, free admission to ticketed exhibits, discounted tickets to special events and more.

…for the outdoorsman

Mountain Man Sports
2735 N. Reynolds Rd. 419-536-0001. mountainmansports.com. Gift cards available

Skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking— if it’s outdoors and a touch extreme, Mountain Man Sports has your guy covered. Check their website for upcoming clinics or swap events, too.

…for the easy rider

Signature Harley-Davidson
1176 Professional Dr., Perrysburg. 419-873-2453. signaturehd.com. Gift cards available

Whether your guy is a new rider looking for his first bike or a veteran Harley fan who would love some swag, Signature has all the badass gifts you’re looking for.

…for keeping his ride clean

Russ’ Auto Wash
Various Locations. russautowashtoledo.com 

If he cares about keeping his car looking beautiful, Russ’ Auto offers monthly plans which allows members to wash their vehicles once daily.

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