Let's face it, holiday shopping can be stressful.
With so many people to buy gifts for and so little time, it's easy to fall victim to a retail-induced panic. Luckily, there's a solution.
If you're having a hard time finishing your holiday shopping, why not give the gift of food?
To get you started, here are 10 of the best food gifts in Dayton.
1. Canned beer from Warped Wing, Yellow Springs Brewery or Dayton Beer Company
Perhaps the most obvious (and, arguably the most delicious) food gift to give a fellow Daytonian is a pack of canned beer from one of the Gem City's many highly-acclaimed breweries. Dayton Beer Company and Yellow Springs Brewery, for example are selling 6-packs of some of their best brews, while Warped Wing fans will find the brewery's familiar 4-pack on store shelves.
WHAT: Canned beer from Warped Wing, Yellow Springs Brewery and Dayton Beer Company
WHERE TO BUY: Locations around the Dayton area, including Belmont Party Supply (2621 Smithville Rd.) and The Barrel House (
INFO: Warped Wing (Website | Facebook | Call (937) 222-7003)
Yellow Springs Brewery (Website | Facebook | Call (937) 767-0222
Dayton Beer Company (Website | Facebook | Call (937) 228-2337 (downtown) and (937) 640-3107 (Kettering)
2. Ghostlight Coffee ground coffee
Looking to perk up your presents and give a non-traditional stocking stuffer this year? A bag of ground coffee from Ghostlight Coffee might be just the ticket.
3. Esther Price chocolate-covered potato chips
Mike-Sells potato chips covered in chocolate? It's a thing, and it's AMAZING. Try them and gift them this season.
4. Pine Club salad dressing and steaks
The perfect salad dressing to compliment the perfect salad, or some of the finest steaks you'll eat in Dayton? Look no further than the nationally-renowned Pine Club for both of those items.
5. Mamma DiSalvo's Italian sauce
The gift of old-world Italian flavor will please any foodie on your list.
6. Nuts and candy from Dayton Nut Specialties
7. Bottle of Buckeye Vodka
O-H-I-O! The Buckeye State is known for a lot more than just a dominant football powerhouse. It turns out, Ohio claims a nationally-recognized vodka brand, too.
8. HouseMade Sriracha
Whether you slather it on tacos, eggs, veggies or anything else, for that matter, you can't go wrong with locally made Sriracha (traditional, or one of the many fabulous varieties) by well-known Dayton Chef Lee Anne House.
9. Wine from The Winery at Versailles
Whether you're buying for the pinot, chardonnay or merlot fan on your list, The Winery at Versailles has a bottle of Ohio-made wine that is sure to please.
10. Dorothy Lane Killer Brownie and Brownie Bites
Often imitated, never duplicated. This is the only sweet you'll need to indulge in this holiday season.
And here are a few more Dayton food gift ideas to consider: