* This post is in partnership with Ohio Find it Here.
Last month I featured some amazing places to eat in Downtown Toledo. I’m so excited to partner with Ohio Find it Here again and sharing with you some amazing downtown local shops to consider when looking for that perfect gift. If you’re looking for something unique or one of a kind, you will most definitely find it in one of these downtown shops.
During these uncertain times, these local businesses are working hard to ensure the safety of you and their staff. All shops require face masks at all times to enter and shop. Some shops have put limitations on how many customers they are allowing in their shop, with a few requiring appointments to browse. I’d suggest calling ahead to get all of the needed information. All shops listed below have an online shop with delivery and/or curbside pick options available.
Give the gift of Toledo pride this season with a fun T-shirt from Jupmode. I have a few myself and the quality is exceptional! They fit great and the best part of the T-shirt is how soft they are. Jupmode is a Toledo-based retailer located in the heart of downtown. Their “goal has always been to create and foster a sense of pride in the city of Toledo by remembering our past and highlighting the new wave of excitement happening today.” However you’re connected to Toledo, Jupmode you “to feel proud of this city and give you a way to show off that pride.”
In addition to T-shirts, Jupmode carries an awesome selection of hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, socks, just to name a few. You will also find gifts for the Ohioan, Midwesterner, or Michigander in your life. Gift cards are available at both Jupmode locations as well as online at wwww.jupmode.com. This holiday season, Jupmode is offering curbside pick-up at their Adams Street location. Just place your order online, then wait for a confirmation that your order is ready, then pull up to the Curbside Pick Up area at the storefront. Curbside pick-up is available Monday-Friday from 11 am to 6 pm.
Jupmode Adams Street
2022 Adams Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
(Mon-Fri 11 am-6 pm)
Jupmode Cricket West
3142 Markway Road
Toledo, Ohio 43606
(Tues-Sat 11 am-6 pm, Sunday 10 am-4 pm)
House of Dow (Vintage Shop)
Find unique, one of kind vintage pieces at House of Dow. House of Dow was founded by Allison Dow, who very carefully selects the perfect pieces to stock House of Dow. This shop is a vintage lover’s dream. It is filled with many vintage gems. From jewelry to clothing, to rare vintage toys, your next amazing vintage find could be here.
Shop curated vintage clothing and accessories online with free local delivery in the Toledo area. Another great way to see new items in the shop is to follow them on Instagram @houseofdow. They frequently post new arrivals which can be held up to 3 days and purchased via PayPal, CashApp, or Venmo. Gift cards are also available in several monetary increments.
1501 Adams St.
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Handmade Toledo is home to hundreds of Toledo makers, crafters, independent designers, and artisans. With so many made with love items in one shop, you are sure to find that perfect gift. Shop handmade jewelry, prints, hand-poured candles, small-batched beauty products, pins, and unique apparel in the shop or online. Be sure to shop their annual Maker’s Mart this season, featuring 50+ makers, with over 500 products using one easy checkout. Shipping and curbside pickup are available for your convenience.
1717 Adams Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Tuesday-Sunday 12 pm-7 pm
CURBSIDE PICKUP AVAILABLE
Located in the Historic Toledo Warehouse District, Gathered Glass “specializes in handmade functional objects for everyday pleasure, and custom site-specific glass installations.” Their “goal is to bring glass that has a local and handmade flavor into your life.” All works in Gathered Glass are proudly produced in Toledo. While selecting a gift, choose from hundreds of glassworks made by local glass artists as well as photo prints by local photographers. Gathered Glass also offers gift cards and online shopping.
23 N. Huron Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
HOURS: By Appointment Only
The gift of furniture is always a good idea. Make it even more special with a vintage piece from Glean Vintage. Glean Vintage specializes in 20th-century furniture and vintage lamps and lighting. Shop owner, Tom, hits the roads with his trusty sidekick, Emmit, to find the most unique vintage treasures in the wild. In a recent Ask Me Anything segment on Instagram Stories, Tom said that over the years he has “built up a mental treasure map of strange people, places, and secrets honey holes.” This peculiar network has led him to a multitude of gems.
I enjoy following him on Instagram and seeing what new arrivals are hot in the shop. Make a private appointment to browse the shop or follow on Instagram to see the latest finds available. New inventory daily!
2491 Collingwood BLVD
Toledo, Ohio 43610
Toledo Museum Collector’s Corner
You can find so many amazing gifts at the Toledo Museum of Art. In addition to unique gifts inspired by works from the museum collection, you can also select from the Collector’s Corner. The Collectors Corner features signed works of art from hundreds of local emerging and established artists. The perfect gift for someone starting an art collection. Curbside pickup is available. And as always a Toledo Museum of Art Membership makes an amazing gift.
2445 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH 43620
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 11 am-5 pm
Friday-Saturday: 11 am–8 pm
If you know someone who’s a big fan of kombucha, head to Boochy Mama’s to find the perfect wellness-inspired gift. Boochy Mama’s offers botanical-inspired kombucha with a large selection of seasonal flavors, bulk Kombucha, and even kombucha popsicles! All handcrafted in small batches in Downtown Toledo. You can also find wellness gifts from other local sellers like Sonia Organics and Bear Moon Botanicals inside Boochy Mama’s. Gift certificates are also available for purchase.
130 10th St
Toledo, OH 43604
Walk-Up Store Hours
Thursday + Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Place your order in advance for Thursday or Saturday pickup and select your day at the checkout.
Culture Clash Records
With over a decade of providing new and pre-spun vinyl, CDs, record players, and speakers in Toledo, this shop should be your destination for gifts of music. If you’re looking for a specific artist you don’t see in the store, Culture Clash will try its best to fulfill any special requests you may have. Culture Clash also offers gift cards and Culture Clash apparel and accessories. Browsing is currently by appointment only. Online shopping is available for your convenience.
912 Monroe Street,
Toledo, OH, 43604,
Browse by Appointment Only
Mon 12pm – 6pm
Tue 12pm – 6pm
More Places to Find Gifts in Downtown Toledo
Maddie and Bella: Coffee beans, shop apparel, home brewing accessories, and gift cards.
44 S St Clair St, Toledo, OH 43604 • www.maddieandbellacoffeeco.com
Libby Glass Factory Outlet: Glassware, tableware, local food, and more.
205 S Erie St, Toledo, OH 43604
Toledo Farmers Market: Shop various local vendors.
525 Market St, Toledo, OH 43604 • www.toledofarmersmarket.com
Architectural Artifacts Inc.: Rare antique finds
20 S Ontario St, Toledo, OH 43602 • www.coolstuffiscoolstuff.com
Plate One: Coffee beans, gift cards, and home brewing accessories.
420 Madison Ave, Ste 104, Toledo, OH 43604 • https://plate-one.business.site
Rustbelt Coffee: Coffee beans, shop apparel, mugs, gift cards.
119 N Ontario St, Toledo, OH 43604 • www.rustbeltcoffee.com
Where to See Drivable Holiday Lights in Ohio
In these uncertain times, providing safe entertainment for your family during the holidays is so important. Check out Ohio Find it Here’s Ohio Holiday Light Trail for a 16-stop drivable trail highlighting the most festive light displays in Ohio. These grand light displays are designed to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own car. So pack up some snacks and make it a fun road trip!