Holiday Gift Guide 2020

. November 3, 2020.
gifts

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Nothing warms the soul more than giving. Sure, we all enjoy getting presents, but the true spirit of the holidays is about gifting a smile to someone you love, and letting the people that matter know how much they mean to you. All the hours spent searching for gifts is worth it for that one moment of making their day just a little bit brighter. And let’s be honest here, we all need a bit more love after how difficult 2020 has been. Here are a few ways that you can spread the joy this holiday season.

Screen Shot 2020-10-19 at 2.16.41 PMGlendale Assisted Living
Peace of mind is one of the greatest gifts you can give to a loved one, and to yourself. This holiday season, the remarkable professionals at
Glendale Assisted Living are offering a holiday move-in offer to new residents: Move in by November 30 and receive $500 off your first four months, or move in by December 30 for $500 off your first two months. The Glendale has made a name for itself as one of the best assisted living communities in the area, with a caring staff, a social calendar full of events and a location near many of Toledo’s most cherished landmarks. A new life awaits you at The Glendale. Call The Glendale today at 419-389-0800, or visit glendaleassistedliving.com. 

11-1 holiday wish list - whitehouse inn 1The WhiteHouse Inn
A local favorite known for their steaks and prime rib dinners, the Inn offers a full range of meals and daily specials.  For this holiday season, beginning December 5, the restaurant will be selling $50.00 gift cards for $35.00 – quite a deal and a great gift item!!  Follow the WhiteHouse Inn to stay on top of their many specials.
10853 Waterville St, Whitehouse
419-877-1180 | thewhitehouseinn.net

Forte SquareForte Music School
3208 Sylvania Ave., just east of Secor Rd, is a private music school instructing for all instruments for over 600 students of all ages.  Responding to Covid-19, Forte now offers online lessons.  Do you have a budding musician that you want to support with a holiday gift?  Check our the various gift certificates Forte offers.
3208 Sylvania Ave.
419-471-2100 | fortemusicandarts.com

Briarfield CafeBriarfield Cafe
The word of the day at the Briarfield Cafe is “fresh.” It’s also the word of yesterday, tomorrow and always. From the fresh grade AA eggs served at breakfast, to the freshest garden vegetables used in their trademark Briarfield salad, to the fresh beef used in their delicious dinner entrees, the staff at the Briarfield prides itself on
using only the best ingredients to make the best possible dishes. This December, Briarfield is offering a $25 gift card for only $20.
3220 Briarfield Blvd.,
Maumee. 419-865-7260
briarfieldcafe.com

Sophia_Lustig_LogoSophia Lustig
When it comes to looking sophisticated yet stunning, brave and beautiful, the specialists at Sophia Lustig are the first and last name in Toledo women’s clothing— and it’s been that way for more than 80 years. Ever since Ms. Lustig opened her first shop in downtown Toledo in 1936, generations of women have visited her namesake store to experience the excellent customer service and unerring commitment to style that are Lustig’s trademark.
124 10th St. | 419-243-5131
sophialustig.com

popRachel Michael’s Gourmet Popcorn
Fun, colorful, tasty popcorn. “Every flavor, every color,” this makes a great gift! Check the website for holiday specials.
5305 Monroe St.
419-318-0800 | rachaelmichaelpopcorn.com.

massage-389716_1920Body and Sole Massage Therapy
Do you have a friend who’s overwhelmed by the stresses of the holiday season? Do they need to get away? Why not take a relaxing trip to Perrysburg? No, seriously. The staff at Body and Sole are masters at putting people at ease. From the soothing atmosphere to the wide variety of massages and bodywork available, this is a place where anyone can get away from it all. So treat yourself to Body and Sole. Uh, we mean, treat your friend. Yeah, that’s what we mean.
214 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg
419-873-7653 | bodyandsolemassagetherapy.com

TCM-55 (2)Tamara TCM
When it comes to looking sophisticated yet stunning, brave and
beautiful, the specialists at Sophia Lustig are the first and last name in Toledo women’s clothing— and it’s been that way for more than 80 years. Ever since Ms. Lustig opened her first shop in downtown Toledo in 1936, generations of women have visited her namesake store to experience the excellent customer service and unerring commitment to style that are Lustig’s trademark.
124 10th St.
419-243-5131 | 
sophialustig.com

11-1 holiday wish list - gino_s 2The Original Gino’s Pizza
Okay, we’re gonna be honest. It’ll be hard for us to get through writing this without getting very, very hungry, because Gino’s Pizza is that good. So we won’t dwell on how delicious Gino’s trademark sauce is. Or how the crust always has that amazing texture to it. Or how their specific blend of cheeses gives every pie a flavor you don’t get anywhere else. … okay, that does it. We’re ordering from Gino’s right now. They’re offering a great deal for the holidays— an additional $5 bonus for every $20 spent on gift certificates.
Various locations
originalginos.com

11-1 holiday wish list - tma museum storeThe Museum Store
Looking for a special gift for the art lover in your life? The Toledo Museum of Art has all the shopping options you need at their
Museum Store. Featuring specialty gifts inspired by artwork on
display in the museum, original pieces designed by area artists,
exclusive works made in tandem with the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop and more, you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind present. The limited edition Winterberries Ornament or Goblet will make a beautiful
decoration, as well. Curbside pickup available for all online
or phone orders.
2445 Monroe St.
419-255-8000 | tmastore.org

Trending

MSTORYTELLING: Visiting Gigi’s house

  A first time grandma reflects on the changes a baby brings to holiday family gatherings  By Lisa Alleman Thanksgiving 2018.  We gather around my dining room table to eat our turkey dinner with urgency. Unlike other years, the turkey is not the main event. My daughter, who is 5 months pregnant with our first

Thanksgiving Day Roundup 2020: All the Good Eats, None of the Hassle

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash We all know that cooking your own Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit stressful at times. Luckily, there are other options for both dine-in and pick-up if you want to skip the laborious work and relax with your family and friends. We’ve put together a list of some of

Quarantined and Disconnected: COVID-19’s effects on those with disabilities

Senior citizens and others with conditions that render them especially susceptible to COVID-19 aren’t just struggling because of the potential for contracting the virus — the isolation from months of lost social interaction has been devastating for many. Assisted living facilities, highly regulated, controlled environments when it comes to social isolation, finally allowed visitation with

HELPING OLDER ADULTS AVOID ISOLATION AND LONELINESS 

As winter sets in, isolation increases for older adults, but there are ways to limit loneliness.  In a year that has been defined by isolation, loneliness may increase in the next few months as flu season, cold weather and a possible uptick in COVID-19 become the norm.  It seems likely that many holiday activities will