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Local options for your list
Whether you need the perfect present for a party host, or to find a unique gift for people who have everything and say they want nothing, we’ve solved your holiday shopping problems by doing the hard work for you. So sit back, relax, and let us show you some of the great options offered by local businesses.
Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant
7742 W. Bancroft St. | 419-841-7523.
When it comes to Mexican dining in Toledo, the first word is Ventura’s. From its vintage exterior to the friendly atmosphere to its legendary margaritas, the restaurant has been close to the Glass City’s heart (and stomach) for 35 years now. And though the building itself has seen plenty of modifications and remodeling over the years, the mouth-watering menu— tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more— has remained a celebrated constant. Gift cards can be purchased for any denomination from $25 to $300. If you want to give someone a culinary gift to die for, you can’t beat Ventura’s!
4025 W Central Ave.
419-367-1417 | 3DWToledo.com
Giving the gift of health is perhaps the most thoughtful present one can consider. Providing Toledo residents with a wide variety of options, the experts at 3D Wellness are ready to help. They offer massage therapy techniques for both general relaxation and for expecting mothers. 3D has an impressive array of services for those looking for sports therapy and for older clients looking to preserve, or improve, their range of movement. They even offer a selection of neuro therapy options for clients looking for alternative options to medication. 3D Wellness offers gift cards at the store and on their website!
2 Guys from Philly Consignments
2578 Parkway Plaza, Maumee
419-740-3101 | 2guysconsignments.com
If you’re looking for some beautiful, vintage furniture and home decorations to surprise someone this holiday, consult the wise men at 2 Guys from Philly. Lee Humphrey and Dave Scott, two longtime Philadelphia residents with Toledo ties, know great deals when they see them. From years of hunting at flea markets, they’re ready to show you beautiful antique pieces that will wow the socks off anyone on your list. Open in Maumee since May, 2 Guys is a stellar store with tons of unique gift ideas you won’t find anywhere else!
So Sweet Lebanese & French Pastries
4038 Talmadge Rd. | 419-474-5445.
So Sweet’s delicious works of art are also feats of engineering— just scroll through their website gallery and Instagram page to see the variety— and anyone who tries their confectionery sweets won’t soon forget it. If you’re looking for a gift for your loved one with a sweet tooth, this is the place to buy a gift card or maybe even a gift basket filled with delectable macarons, baklava, tarts and much more.
Forté Music School
3208 W. Sylvania Ave.
419-471-2100 | fortemusicandarts.com
Give the gift of personal enrichment through music lessons at Forté Music School. They will customize a schedule of lessons for you to learn to play almost any instrument. From piano and guitar to voice, brass and winds, the highly trained instructors at Forté offer training for all levels and all ages. The music lover on your holiday shopping list will be thrilled with lessons at Forté. Above all, it’s a lot of fun.
Tougen Japanese Restaurant
7414 W. Central Ave. | 419-720-1098
Treat your friend to a meal at Tougen Japanese Restaurant, an intimate establishment that boasts an extensive menu for the sushi-lover in your life. But beyond sushi, options like Robatayaki (Japanese barbecue) and appetizers from baked mussels to Agedashi tofu make it a go-to spot for Japanese cuisine. Tougen offers gift cards to use for dining anytime.
Toledo Museum of Art’s Museum Store
2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000
The TMA’s Museum Store offers a variety of unique and artistic gifts, such as fine art books, apparel, books and jewelry, as well as pieces inspired by the TMA’s exhibits and collection. New this year are two limited-edition handcrafted glass pieces— the elegant 2019 Limited Edition Waterlily Ornament, created by Ohio-native and international award-winning artist Bandhu Dunham, and the water-inspired 2019 TMA Limited Edition Goblet, which supports efforts to protect the Great Lakes by donating $10 of each purchase to Toledoans for