Your guide to the best local gifts in Dayton

  • Ashley Bethard
6:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 What To Love
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Want to support local and get some shopping done? We have you and everyone on your list covered.

8 ways to give the gift of experience in Dayton

Whether it's tickets to a big show at the Schuster, an elegant performance by Dayton Ballet, or membership to one of Dayton's best museums, there's something for everyone. This kind of gift is personal, and perfect for those who value experiences over stuff.

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The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC). Submitted photo.

Dayton is home to several beauty and skincare brands, including cult favorite Skin Food by AB and Naturecraft beeswax goods. Whether you're looking for some of the best in skincare (detox mask, scrub and facial oil, anyone?) to luxury bath supplies (salts, scrubs and more), there's something for everyone. Even the guys, because they deserve pampering too. 

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From Dayton-themed postcards and ornaments to artisan candles to cured meats and a bottle of bubbly, here's the stuff you'll want to keep for yourself. One of our writers picked her faves from Agnes & Orson and Crafted & Cured, so you know there's something for everyone (yes, even you).

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Try not to drool on your keyboard: these gifts will make your mouth water. Perfect for your foodie friends and fam near or far, you can give everyone a taste of Dayton this year -- whether it's beer from a local brewery, Mamma DiSalvo's Italian sauce, a bottle of locally-crafted vodka or Dorothy Lane Market's infamous Killer Brownies (you had to know THAT was coming).

A DLM Killer Brownie. FILE PHOTO
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