For the quintessential holiday shopping experience, you can't beat downtown Dayton.
As you crisscross the downtown area, you'll get to enjoy the twinkling lights on the trees lining Dayton's streets as well as glimpses of the gorgeous tree at Courthouse Square.
Check out these local Dayton businesses for your holiday shopping this year:
Agnes & Orson
514 E. Third St., Dayton
This boutique, named after dogs Agnes and Orson, features "dog gone good gifts" for your loved ones. Offering stationary, candles, vintage items, and gifts, this is a unique boutique that always has the perfect thing for everyone on your list.
Website | (937) 640-1500 | Hours: T-F 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Sunday & Monday
37 S. St. Clair St., Dayton
One shop that takes the guesswork out of shopping is Puff Apothecary. The staff has tried every item in store and can offer recommendations and insight to help you find the perfect gifts this holiday season. Specializing in natural hair care products as well as bath and body items, every item Puff offers is made by black-owned businesses from across the country, particularly small businesses.
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Website | (513) 549-1807 | Hours: W-F 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Closed Sunday - Tuesday
1709 Wayne Ave., Dayton
Nothing says the holidays quite like receiving one of these little golden boxes from Esther Price. Your loved ones will adore receiving them as well so definitely plan to stop in and stock up for hostess gifts, teacher gifts and more.
Website | (937) 253-2121 | Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Sunday
Skeleton Dust Records
133 E. Third St., Dayton
This small record store offers a fantastic, curated collection of vinyl, cassettes and more. If you have a record collector on your list, definitely check out Skeleton Dust. Not sure what they're looking for? They offer gift certificates so your loved ones can select for themselves.
Website | (937) 221-8528 | Hours: T-Sat 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Closed Monday
Linwood Men's Specialty Shoppe
27 S. St. Clair St., Dayton
It can be hard to find great boutiques offering specialty items for men. Thankfully there's Linwood, located downtown and offering men's clothing, accessories and gift items.
facebook | (937) 938-1480 | Hours: T-F 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat 1 p.m., Closed Sunday & Monday
Museum Store at Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton
Do you have an art fanatic on your list this holiday season? Then make sure to visit the museum store at Dayton Art Institute. Featuring art gifts, jewelry, books, toys, and more, you're sure to find some unique items for under the tree.
Website | (937) 223-4278 | Hours: W-Sat 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Monday and Tuesday
Baker Salvage Co.
31 S. St. Clair St., Dayton
Baker Salvage Company offers truly unique home decor items and handmade furniture made from reclaimed wood from all over the Dayton area and beyond.
Website | (937) 985-2066 | Hours: T-Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday
Strings Attached Yarns
225 N. Main St., Dayton
Do you know a knitter or a crocheter? Then you should definitely check out Strings Attached, where they offer artisan made yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, patterns and more.
Website | (937) 221-9585 | Hours: T-F 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday
2nd Street Market
600 E. 2nd St., Dayton
When you're getting ready for family get-togethers and parties, stop in at 2nd Street Market for local produce, baked goods, spices, and other culinary delights. There are also many artisans and vendors to find gifts for everyone on your list.
Website | (937) 228-2088 | Hours: T-F 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Closed M-W
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