With the holiday season in full swing (and just under 2 weeks until Christmas!), you may be in need of some new and different gift ideas. Dayton is FULL of small, local businesses offering unique options, for any budget, that easily rival the chain stores.
When: Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm; Closed Sunday and Monday
Where: 63 W Franklin St Centerville, OH
Why: This hidden gem is an affordable necessity for any fashion forward person on your gift list. ZebraGirl Boutique features chic clothes, jewelry, handbags, sunglasses, scarves and so much more! Aside from all the stylish options available, the real highlight of ZGB is the owner Natasha. Natasha is welcoming, warm, and truly cares about her customers; treating them all like family.
When: (Centerville) Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
(Dayton) Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: 615 Lyons Rd Centerville, OH and 2950 Far Hills Ave Dayton, OH
Why: Arrow Wine and Spirits sticks by their slogan of “If it’s hard to find, try Arrow Wine”. A Dayton staple, Arrow Wine carries beer/wine making supplies, cigars, fine liquors, a wide assortments of beers, as well as over 2,000 wine labels in store (with access to thousands more!). Their custom gift baskets are the perfect present for any connoisseur of fine wine, brews or spirits.
When: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm (In December only - Typically closed on Sundays)
Where: 2314 Far Hills Ave Oakwood, OH
Why: For a refreshing alternative to the large chain toy stores this holiday season, check out Blue Turtle Toys. Located in the heart of Oakwood and carrying toys made in the USA; they are the perfect place to find a new favorite toy for any child on your list.
When: (Dayton) Monday - Friday 10:00am - 7:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm; Closed Sunday
(Montgomery) Monday - Friday 10:00am - 7:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm; Closed Sunday
Where: 3100 Far Hills Ave Kettering, OH and 9555 Main St Montgomery, OH
Why: If you are looking to REALLY impress this holiday season, this is your place! James Free Jewelers is always striving to exceed all client expectations. Their exceptional customer service; partnered with their knowledge and love for fine jewelry, watches and diamonds makes them second to none!
DiSalvo's Deli & Italian Store
When: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 7:00pm; Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm; Closed Sunday
Where: 1383 E Stroop Rd Kettering, OH
Why: As soon as you walk in, you will be greeted with amazing smells, and warm personalities. DiSalvo's Deli carries the finest pastas, meats, cheeses, wine and homemade pastries for the gourmand in your life. Their signature sauces, dressing and wine are also available for online ordering!
When: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm; Closed Sunday & Monday
Where: 1273 N Fairfield Rd Beavercreek OH and 4465 Glengarry Rd Beavercreek, OH (The Greene)
Why: Tired of buying the "same old thing" every holiday? Check out Puzzles Plus for something new and different. They carry puzzles, books, games, and brain teasers for all levels and age ranges!
When: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm; Closed Sunday
Where: 341 S Jefferson St Dayton, OH
Why: For the established or aspiring artist in your life, consider buying the gift of art! After opening in 1993, "K12 Gallery and TEJAS" quickly became a leader for Visual arts in Dayton/Miami Valley. They offer a wide variety of art classes for all ages, from Pre-k through adult!