Oregon District offers great last-minute holiday shopping options

Luna Gifts & Botanicals, located on Wayne St. in the Oregon District, has some great gifts. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

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Luna Gifts & Botanicals, located on Wayne St. in the Oregon District, has some great gifts. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

So you waited until the last minute to get those gifts again this year, huh?  Not to worry ... Oregon District shops have your back.

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Not only can you likely find something for just about anyone on your list, but you can have a libation in between and wrap it all up in a nice bow within a few hours and know you are supporting local, small businesses. 
Here's your quick guide on where to go, what to look for and some suggestions on what gifts you might want to pick up.

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Brim
464 E. Fifth St., Dayton
(937) 222-4287
www.brimonfifth.com
This store's motto is "somewhere out there is just the right hat for you — it's our job to help you find it." In addition to hats, this hip shop has an array of accessories including scarves, jewelry, ties, wallets and shaving and beard supplies. All are exquisitely made. It goes without saying that this is the perfect stop for the person in your life that loves to supplement and accent their outfits.

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Brim is a hat shop, but also has lots of accessories like scarves, jewelry, ties, wallets and more. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

Brim is a hat shop, but also has lots of accessories like scarves, jewelry, ties, wallets and more. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

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Brim is a hat shop, but also has lots of accessories like scarves, jewelry, ties, wallets and more. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

Clash Dayton
521 E. Fifth St., Dayton
(937) 241-9434
http://clashdayton.com
This boutique has vintage clothing, locally made jewelry and artwork and other handmade goods. We love the Joy Division-inspired map of Ohio with the coordinates for Dayton that's just $17. It's a great stocking stuffer for the hipster, graphic designer, music fan or all-around cool cat in your life. And with plenty of other gift ideas in store, Clash is a great stop to make.

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Eclectic Essentials
510 E. Fifth St., Dayton
(937) 361-0662
http://eclectic-essentials.com
Antiques, vintage barware and signs, jewelry, home goods and other surprises will greet you when you step through the doors at Eclectic Essentials. The inventory turns over often and there always seems to be something new that's of interest when you visit. The shop also has mainstay items like a Wright Brothers Dayton replica bike sprocket ($40), goat soap ($6), t-shirts, ($19), wine candles ($14.95), locally made Sriracha ($8.50) and more.

Heart Mercantile

504 E. Fifth St., Dayton
(937) 938-5828
www.heartmercantile.com
This curated boutique has a hip array of jewelry, clothing, candles, glassware, vintage goods and more. In addition to lots of great gift ideas for ladies, the beer snob glasses ($16), bourbon socks ($14), and Dayton t-shirts ($26) make this a great shop to stop for the guys as well. 

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Heart Mercantile on 5th St. in the Oregon District is a great one-stop-shop for gifts. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

Heart Mercantile on 5th St. in the Oregon District is a great one-stop-shop for gifts. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

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Heart Mercantile on 5th St. in the Oregon District is a great one-stop-shop for gifts. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

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Luna Gifts & Botanicals
261 Wayne Ave, Dayton
(937) 938-5838
www.facebook.com/Lunadayton
Luna, which opened in mid-September, has been a welcome addition to Oregon District shopping. This is the sister business of Heart Mercantile with a thoughtful merchandising and layout that's definitely reminiscent of the other store. This store specializes in house plants (mostly air plants and succulents), candles, paper items like journals and gift merchandise inspired by plant life and animals. Beautiful blooming air plants are just $10 each, making it a nice hostess gift -- or, when paired with a nice container, a interesting gift for mom that will be a good conversation piece.

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Omega Music
318 E. Fifth St., Dayton
(937) 275-9949
www.facebook.com/OMEGAMUSICDAYTON
Obviously this is the spot to go to for the person in your life that likes music (or movies). Just tell the smart folks that work here the three favorite bands (or movies) of your loved ones and they will have suggestions to get you hooked up for the holidays. The store also has an array of items that you also might be interested in grabbing while you were there. Cards Against Humanity, a record player, incense, new ear buds, a magazine? They have all that and more.

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Omega Music is a great place to find gifts for any music lover on your list. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

Omega Music is a great place to find gifts for any music lover on your list. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN

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Omega Music is a great place to find gifts for any music lover on your list. PHOTO / ALEXIS LARSEN



If none of these are hitting the spot, go the gift certificate route. Any of the above spots will work or go for an experience with gift certificates to an Oregon District restaurant or one of these businesses:

Belle of Dayton Distillery
122 Van Buren St., Dayton
(937) 867-2355

Crafted and Cured
531 Wayne Ave, Dayton
937) 623-6177

The Neon
130 E. Fifth St., Dayton
(937) 222-7469
 
Toxic Brew Co.
431 E. Fifth St., Dayton 
(937) 985-3618

Wiley's Comedy Joint
101 Pine St., Dayton
(937) 224-5653

Contact this contributing writer at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com.

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