SHOP SMALL: The definitive downtown Tipp City holiday shopping guide

The annual tradition of Yuletide Winter’s Gathering returns to Tipp City’s historical downtown this weekend on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11 as local business owners show off their shops, restaurants and other offerings. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
The annual tradition of Yuletide Winter’s Gathering returns to Tipp City’s historical downtown this weekend on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11 as local business owners show off their shops, restaurants and other offerings. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Fact: Walking through downtown Tipp City during the holiday season can feel as though you’ve accidentally stepped into a scene straight from a Hallmark movie. With its festive decorations and specialty shops, downtown Tipp City is nearly bursting at the seams with charm — especially during the holiday season.

Apart from its charm, though, downtown Tipp City offers visitors and locals alike a plethora of shops that can easily help you complete your holiday shopping list with ease. From the chic and stylish boutiques to specialty shops offering unique food, antiques, cosmetics and more, downtown Tipp City truly has it all in terms of holiday shopping.

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If you’re not familiar with all the holiday shopping opportunities that await you in charming downtown Tipp City, you’re in luck. Tipp City Merchants will be hosting a week-long special preview event, called the Yuletide Winter’s Gathering from Nov. 10-15. Throughout the week, the majority of the businesses throughout downtown Tipp City will be offering special events and sales to promote their holiday merchandise.

However, for those who can’t make it to downtown Tipp City for the Yuletide’s Winter Gathering, we have come up with a definitive holiday shopping guide that will help shoppers find a gift for everyone on their list this year. This is the definitive downtown Tipp City holiday shopping guide. Happy shopping!

Pro tip: If you find that you need a break from your shopping adventures, be sure to stop at one of the many equally charming dining establishments, which include, but are not limited to, Coldwater Cafe, Harrison’s Restaurant, Sam and Ethel’s, Chaffee’s Brewhouse and Grounds for Pleasure.

🛒🎄Antiques

Crossroads Consignments

Location: 42 S. 2nd St., Tipp City

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Crossroads Consignments sells gently used furniture, home décor and jewelry on consignment. And, just in time for the holiday season, the store will be stocked with modern and vintage holiday décor, along with plenty of fine and costume jewelry at reasonable prices. The antique store also runs the occasional estate sale.

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Browse Awhile Books

Bill Jones, owner of Browse Awhile Books, stands outside his shop in Tipp City.
Bill Jones, owner of Browse Awhile Books, stands outside his shop in Tipp City.

Location: 118 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This local (supposedly haunted) bookstore is one of the most beloved treasures in the downtown area, specializing in used, rare and out-of-print books in a variety of subjects that include fiction, mystery, cookbooks, history, classics, religion, science fiction/fantasy and more.

During the Yuletide Winter’s Gathering event, all cookbooks will be discounted an additional 20 percent.

Midwest Redesigned

A few of the treasures you’ll find at Midwest Memories Antiques in Tipp City. CONTRIBUTED
A few of the treasures you’ll find at Midwest Memories Antiques in Tipp City. CONTRIBUTED

Location: 24 W. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from noon to 4 p.m.

Midwest Redesigned is an antique and vintage marketplace with over 70 unique local vendors selling a variety of items that cater to every price point. Looking for a specific vintage item? It’s likely that you’ll be able to find it here.

Throughout the entirety of the Yuletide Winter’s Gathering event, Midwest Redesigned will be doing daily giveaways to those who like and tag a friend in this Facebook post.

Patriot Antique Shoppe

Location: 15 N. 2nd St., Tipp City

Hours: Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Search through some of the most unique antique collectibles in the area at the Patriot Antique Shoppe in downtown Tipp City. If you can’t make it to the shop in person, Patriot Antique Shoppe also boasts an impressive online store on their website. Questions about their products can be answered by calling 937-667-1243 or emailing info@patriotantiques.com.

The Tin Peddler

As you walk down the street in Tipp City's historic downtown you will run into the Tin Peddler.
As you walk down the street in Tipp City's historic downtown you will run into the Tin Peddler.

Credit: Katherine Ullmer

Credit: Katherine Ullmer

Location: 113 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Established in 1974, The Tin Peddler in downtown Tipp City recreates 18th and 19th century tin chandeliers, table lamps, sconces, lanterns and decorative accessories. These handcrafted items are either available in the shop or through a custom order by visiting or calling the shop at 937-667-3682.

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🛒🎄Art/home decor

Masterpiece Concepts Woodworking

Location: 212 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Call 937-681-6551 for shop hours

This shop, located across from the Tipp Roller Mill, specializes in artistic wood creations, either available for purchase at the shop or through a custom order.

Rusty Harden Studio

Artist Rusty Harden goes through some of her art work shortly after the opening of her new studio in downtown Tipp City. CONTRIBUTED
Artist Rusty Harden goes through some of her art work shortly after the opening of her new studio in downtown Tipp City. CONTRIBUTED

Location: 259 N. 4th St., Tipp City

Hours: Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aside from the art classes and workshops, the Rusty Harden Studio in Tipp City is also open on select days for those who wish to buy works of art from Harden herself.

Sugden Furniture

Location: 40 W. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On the perfect home décor for that special someone on your list? Look no further than Sugden Furniture, a downtown Tipp City destination that specializes in medium to upper-end furniture at discounted prices. Those who desire custom home décor will also have the opportunity to customize any order from most of their manufacturers.

🛒🎄Clothing, Jewelry and Cosmetics

BIRCH

Location: 24 W. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from noon to 4 p.m.

In the last year, BIRCH has closed their own storefront and are now located inside of Midwest Redesigned. BIRCH sells trendy clothing, graphic tees, school spirit wear and unique home décor. This boutique houses local gear, like t-shirts accessories, that are perfect for that Daytonian or local on your list.

During the Yuletide Winter’s Gathering event and holiday season, BIRCH will be selling special items like pampas grass, wooden architectural statement pieces like a modern boho nutcracker, candlesticks, a new wearables line including school spirit wear from over 50 local schools and new Ohio-themed items.

Fox and Feather Trading Co.

Location: 125 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Fox and Feather Trading Co. offers the perfect retail gifts, like women’s clothing and accessories, for the trendiest people on your holiday shopping list.

For the Yuletide Winter’s Gathering event, Fox and Feather Trading Co. will be offering guests $5 in Fox Rewards for every $50 that they spend. These Fox Rewards can be used throughout the month of December. And, just in time for the holiday season, Fox and Feather Trading Co. will be launching a brand new loyalty program.

Living Simply Soap

Tanya Brown, owner of Living Simply Soap.
Tanya Brown, owner of Living Simply Soap.

Location: 112 East W. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For the past several years, Living Simply Soap has been a shopping staple in the downtown Tipp City area. Living Simply Soap sells handmade olive oil soaps, lotions, creams, deodorants, bath bombs, bath salts, body sprays, room sprays, soap dishes, organic soaps, lip balms, scrubs, special occasion gifts, candles, tart melts, bath brushes and sponges. Those who are purchasing gifts at the store can have their items wrapped for them, free of charge, on site. The store can also ship items at a flat rate of $5.95.

During the Yuletide Winter’s Gathering event, Living Simply Soap will be giving away one $50 Yiftee Community e-gift card per day.

In order to prepare for the event, the store will be closed to the public until Friday, Nov. 6.

Merchant31

Location: 114 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tipp City is home to another to another women’s fashion destination — Merchant31. The retail store offers trendy women’s apparel, footwear and jewelry. To get an idea of the kind of merchandise the store sells, visit their online boutique.

The Clothesline

Location: 22 N. 2nd St., Tipp City

Hours: Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Clothesline is a clothing resale shop run by volunteers from churches in Tipp City and operating under the umbrella of the Tipp City Church of the Nazarene. The thrift shop features an assortment of clothing, accessories, linens and other specialty items, like prom dress and maternity clothing. All of the proceeds from The Clothesline goes to local charities.

The Hotel Gallery

Location: 109 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Living up to its name, The Hotel Gallery is located in the historic 19th century City Hotel. Visitors will be able to indulge in a unique shopping experience at The Hotel Gallery, with its plethora of locally-made pottery, artwork, designer clothing, jewelry and holiday items. Above all else, The Hotel Gallery prides itself on supporting the work of local artists by selling their merchandise and creations in the store. And, because of this commitment, shoppers will have the opportunity to pick out truly unique gifts for their loved ones.

🛒🎄Flowers

Always Blooming Flowers of Tipp

Location: 108 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Create a custom bouquet or pre-made floral arrangement for that special person on your list by paying a visit to one of downtown Tipp City’s newest additions — Always Blooming Flowers of Tipp. Customers who are interested in pre-made floral arrangements or gifts can pay a visit to the florist’s shop, and those who want a custom floral arrangement can place their order by visiting the store in-person or online and by calling the store at 937-506-7460.

🛒🎄Specialty foods

Sweet Adaline’s Bakery

A selection of cupcakes available at Sweet Adaline's Bakery in downtown Tipp City.
A selection of cupcakes available at Sweet Adaline's Bakery in downtown Tipp City.

Credit: Sweet Adaline's Bakery

Credit: Sweet Adaline's Bakery

Location: 29 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Another new addition to downtown Tipp City is Sweet Adaline’s Bakery, a shop offering pastries, breads and sweet treats. If you’re looking for a few sweet treats to impress your family and friends this season, stop by Sweet Adaline’s Bakery to pick up a cupcake, cookie, cake or seasonal dessert. If you’d like to purchase an entire batch of baked goods from Sweet Adaline’s Bakery for your holiday party or event, pay a visit to the bakery’s website to place a custom order.

Bodega

Bodega Wine and Specialty Foods Market opened this week adjacent to Coldwater Cafe restaurant at 27 E. Main St. in Tipp City. Photo from Bodega Wine and Specialty Foods Market Facebook page.
Bodega Wine and Specialty Foods Market opened this week adjacent to Coldwater Cafe restaurant at 27 E. Main St. in Tipp City. Photo from Bodega Wine and Specialty Foods Market Facebook page.

Location: 27 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For that person who appreciates the finer things in life (i.e. wine, craft beer and cheese), the Bodega Wine and Specialty Foods Market presents the perfect opportunity to find a thoughtful gift for your loved ones. Bodega houses over 300 wines, craft beer from top Ohio breweries, specialty meats, cheeses and even gluten-free foods.

Bodega is also a great place to sit, rest and grab a quick lunch during your shopping adventures in downtown Tipp City. The specialty foods market fills their deli case with Coldwater Cafe creations, meaning that delicious and easy lunches are ready to eat on the go.

The Golden Leaf Tea & Herb Company

Location: 128 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The tea lover in your life will appreciate the specialty loose and bagged teas, loose herbs, coffee beans, essential oils, soy candles, local raw honey and tea accessories like teapots available at The Golden Leaf Tea & Herb Company.

🛒🎄Toys/gifts for children

Topsy Turvy Toys

Sisters Mae Smith, 2, and Aura Smith, 3 1/2, check out some of the offerings at downtown Tipp City’s Topsy Turvy Toys. CONTRIBUTED
Sisters Mae Smith, 2, and Aura Smith, 3 1/2, check out some of the offerings at downtown Tipp City’s Topsy Turvy Toys. CONTRIBUTED

Location: 31 E. Main St., Tipp City

Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Instead of scouring Amazon or large retail chains for the perfect toys or children’s games and other items, visit a local toy store like Topsy Turvy Toys. The Tipp City toy store boasts an impressive selection of rare and inventive toys and interactive games that prove to be the perfect gift for every child, no matter their age.

During the holiday season, the toy store stocks special items, like the Pindaloo juggling toy, Playmobil and LEGO Advent Calendars, Smart Max and Magnatile building toys, telescopes and microscopes, science and art kits and games to play at holiday gatherings.

During the Yuletide Winter’s Gathering event, Topsy Turvy Toys wants to ensure that every family has a successful and happy holiday season by giving customers 20 percent off one item when they visit the store from Nov. 2-11. Additionally, during this time frame, customers can reserve a time slot with which to go on a “shopping spree," where they will receive 20 percent off every item in the store. Customers can reserve a shopping spree by heading to the toy store’s website.

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