If you haven’t done some holiday shopping in downtown Dayton, you’re missing out.
There are several shops that carry unique, amazing gifts that are perfect for your friends, family or a good ol’ white elephant gift. So many, in fact, that we’ve tried to break them out by topic.
In short, there’s something for literally everyone on your list. Happy shopping!
When in doubt, go for the (food) goods. Dayton’s local restaurants and retailers have plenty of delicious offerings for the holidays, like Pine Club favorites and Dorothy Lane Market’s Killer Brownie (we’ll take two tins, please).
Not far behind food is the booze. Here, we’ve curated 12 of the best bottles (local, regional and national) that are pretty prime for gift-giving.
Gift a taste of some of the world’s best chocolate from our own neck of the woods. Madame Delluc’s in Oakwood has been hailed as one of the “Best Chocolates in the World” (Conde Nast), and one of the “15 Happiest Places in the World” (CNN). Need we say more? Their decadent artisan chocolates are a sight and a taste to behold.
Whether you’re shopping for mom, your best friend, or the perfect white elephant gift, these amazing, must-visit stores have a wide range of items for everyone’s taste. We recommend hitting as many as you can.
Know someone who adores the theatre or loves live music? These shows are best bets. From Harlem Globetrotters and country star Luke Combs to National Geographic LIVE!, there’s something for all tastes.
Dayton is blessed with plenty of hiking, biking and paddling trails. If you know someone who’s obsessed with the outdoors, we’ve got some top picks to make that experience more fun and enjoyable. (Plus who doesn’t love getting new gear?!)
Luckily for you, Dayton is an artistic hub with a strong community of local artists and makers. At the center of that is Dayton Visual Arts Center, a nonprofit that functions to connect, support and showcase local art. DVAC also turns their amazing space into a gallery each holiday season, full of art gifts for everyone on your list -- from the purely aesthetic to the functional.
Ahh, the gift that keeps on giving. Did you know that you can give all sorts of Dayton-based memberships as gifts? Here’s a sampling: Rose Music Center Insider Membership, a fitness or gym membership, Link: Dayton Bike Share, or a museum membership.
There aren’t too many people who will turn their noses up at a good champagne, and for that reason alone, it’s a lovely little luxury gift that you can spend $25 or less on.
Luna Gifts & Botanicals has gorgeous gifts and TONS of plants.