Toledo Local Holiday Gift Guide

If you are anything like me, and are a world class procrastinator, you still need some Christmas gifts! If you are a local Toledoan, I have some great ideas just for you from some amazing local vendors. If you are not local, make sure to bookmark this article for all of your future gift giving needs! Most of these places can ship right to you!

It’s the holiday season and in just a few short weeks we will be celebrating our favorite winter holidays! To me, the holiday season means shopping, shopping and more shopping! What better way to find some amazing gifts and give back to your own community than by shopping LOCAL! Whether it is art supplies for your favorite little artist or assistance in planning your own event, Toledo has the best local shops for you to find exactly what you need.

With the help of some of my favorite local business owners and friends I have compiled a list of some of the best local small businesses in Toledo and surrounding areas. Please remember to choose local this holiday season to find some unique holiday gifts!


Bird DoodleBird Doodle is a little shop on Etsy where you can buy fine art, screen printed shirts, & paper goods handcrafted by Toledo, Ohio native Holly Whitney.

Emily Archer PicturesGraphic prints, photographs and handmade books.

Coyote Beads & JewelryWe offer a large variety of beads and jewelry making supplies, along with custom design jewelry, repairs, and jewelry technique classes. Make sure to check out their selection of beautiful hand-dyed scarves made by olive m’lou another local designer.

Fiddle Stix Boutique & GalleryUnique gift boutique carrying an extensive line of Vera Bradley, Cotton Colors, Mud Pie, and more!

The Art Supply DepotArt Supplies and Art Classes for all ages.

The Hoop ShopHand embroidered hoop art.

ComplEventsComplEvents is born from a passion to help others create unforgettable memories. With a degree in Business Marketing and over ten years of experience, they are­­­ prepared to design and implement the perfect social or corporate event for you.

Natalie Pohorecki Makeup ArtistNatalie is an award winning makeup artist that has been featured on several television shows and in print. She co-hosts and is Executive Producer of a Sunday morning talk show, with co-host Cori Rist, Living Today. Natalie offers bridal makeup applications, as well as private parties and can even be your own beauty personal shopper! Check out the different services that she offers.

She’s CraftyShe’s Crafty specialize in custom banners and bunting but also offers an array of party favors including goody boxes, gift tags, cake/cupcake toppers and general customized party accessories for ANY event. Don’t forget about her fabulous photography props!

Paint Your Place By Jessica MackPersonalized Crafts and Craft Workshops

Oh Sew BettyA one woman sweat shop that makes everything with love and her own two hands. Oh Sew Betty! specializes in custom retro, rockabilly, pinup and bombshell dresses, bags and pillows. All dresses are made to your exact measurements, no matter what your size. Just remember, you are beautiful exactly the way you are!

Tu-2 SistersCustom handmade children’s accessories and clothes.

Crave Jewelry DesignHandmade jewelry and unique designs.

Sherry’s Sweet Shop & GiftsSherry’s Sweet Shop & Gifts – Sherry’s Sweet Shops products are all handmade and unique. Specializing in cupcakes, cakes and baked goods for all occasions, including custom orders and gift baskets for the greater Toledo area.

Intrinsic MadeIndie Apparel Brand located in Toledo, Ohio. Screen printed clothing, sunglasses, and more made by artists and designers.

JupModeJupMode makes fun, comfortable t-shirts for the city of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and University of Toledo. They provide custom full service screen printing services for all events and organizations – schools, businesses, churches, races, festivals, family reunions, sports leagues, bands, and more!

Massages By April at Bloom Studio SalonRelaxation, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Leg Relief massage and Aromatherapy.

Fresh Nails & SpaManicures, pedicures, threading, eyelashes extensions and other beauty services.

Bel Viso Skin Care at Bloom Studio SalonFacial Services, Customized Facials, Waxing Services, Make up application, Eye Lash tinting, Eyebrow Tinting, and Microdermabrasion.


  1. Come back!!! :)

    Hope you enjoyed the holiday season, momma! Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2014. MUAH!

  2. I was just thinking about you today and wanted to check in. I miss you! How are you, sister? How are you and the family and that crazy awesome hubby of yours? Hope you are enjoying the spring so far and that life is treating you well :) XOXO

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