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10 amazing Dayton gift guides to spoil everyone on your list

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!

The Ohio Bag from shopdlm.com. Photo from ShopDLM.com web site. (Staff Writer)

🎁For the Dayton foodie

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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).

>> 5 hyper-local gifts for Dayton foodies

Bird Dog Whiskey, $22 (Staff Writer)

🎁The gift of spirits (literally)

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. 

>> 12 boozy bottles for the days before and after Christmas

Madame Delluc chocolates. SUBMITTED (Staff Writer)

🎁For the sweet tooth

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.

>> Decadent gift ideas from one of the best places for chocolate in the world

Agnes & Orson gives back: with the purchase of Sydney Hale Co. candles, 10% of the $30 candle goes to local animal shelters. A favorite scent: Fir & Blue Sage. PHOTO / Tess Vella-Collette

🎁 For anyone & everyone

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.

>> How to buy for everyone on your list -- right here in downtown Dayton

Dayton seniors Charles Cooke, Kyle Davis, Scoochie Smith and Kendall Pollard head up up the court after a defensive stop against Winthrop on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at UD Arena in Dayton. David Jablonski/Staff (WHIO Radio)

🎁The best tickets to gift

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.

>> 7 amazing tickets to Dayton events that are perfect for everyone on your list

Three MetroParks employees try out the new Hilltop Flow trail at Huffman MetroPark’s mountain biking facility. (Staff Writer)

🎁For the outdoor lovers

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?!) 

>> Gift ideas for Daytonians who love the great outdoors

Wooden Cheese Slicer Board by Glen Clark costs $65 at DVAC’s Holiday Gift Gallery. CONTRIBUTED (Contributing Writer)

🎁For the art lovers

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.

>> 8 gifts you can buy at DVAC’s holiday gift gallery

Rinse Cycle offers stationary bikes that allow riders to turn, lean and pivot. (Immerse Photography)

🎁The gift of membership

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. 

>> 7 amazing Dayton membership gift ideas that keep on giving

The gift of bubbly is always a welcome choice. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

🎁The gift of bubbly

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.

>> 4 delicious sparkling wines for $25 or under

🎁For the crazy plant lady

Luna Gifts & Botanicals has gorgeous gifts and TONS of plants.

>> Luna Gifts & Botanicals has plenty to love when it comes to gift giving

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