Holiday Gift Guide to NW Ohio l Kids, Moms, Dads & Pets

Tis the season of Gift Giving. From experiences to fun finds, we hope to inspire you with ideas for the whole family. This list touches on the  Toledo and close surrounding areas, while exploring some spots like Findlay and Bowling Green.  Check it out and let us know who to include next year if we missed them!

Thanks: Swim School Sponsors

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West Toledo/Sylvania

This holiday season, give the kids in your life the gift of swimming at Goldfish Swim School Sylvania.   They’ll be unwrapping memories and fun, in a safe and clean environment. Most importantly, they’ll be unwrapping the gift of water safety — the gift that can save their lives! Grab a holiday package today.

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Perrysburg/ Rossford & Holland

What better than life saving and confidence building swim skills?! Getting to hang in the pool throughout the winter months! Give the gift of swim lessons along with fun memories. SafeSplash offers a clean, spacious and kid friendly environment along with wall to wall viewing ability for the adults.


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Since it’s discovery, Copper Moon has been a local hot spot for funky finds and unique art. This fused glass studio is one of the largest in the state.  Creative experiences and art classes are available daily for children and adults. They also house local artists’ work for one of a kind finds. Check out their purchase options as well as all their art experience/class options! Located in Holland off Airport Hwy. 

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This holiday season, Spin & Splat is kicking up the cheer level with a Neon Splatter Party that’s sure to be the talk of the 419!
This isn’t just a party, it’s an explosion of color, fun, creativity and holiday spirit!  Whether it’s a company bash, a get together with friends, or a unique family gathering, we’re here to make it spectacular.    Book your holiday party or family fun session and let’s make it the most colorful holiday season yet!
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The Children’s Museum of Findlay offers 24 hands-on exhibits built just for kids ages 0-10. CMF exhibits provide a safe place where kids can be creative and stretch their imaginations to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts. Play is one of the best ways for children to increase their health and develop mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially…it’s at the core of everything we do! Visit for a day, or get a membership!

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Give the Gift or an Art Experience! At CREATE they offer a variety of classes and workshops to give your kids the opportunity to explore many different mediums. At Create, they provide a positive and fun environment for learning and creating that encourages our guests to use their imagination and be creative. Tons of holiday workshops as well as other event options are taking place throughout the year. Located in Perrysburg & Sylvania.


Adventus Climbing – A great option for ages 5+. A fun challenge for the whole family.

Peace Love and Pottery– Pick a piece and paint! Great for all ages! (its washable)

Inspired Lumber Workshop- Great for the older kids!

Buff City Soaps– offers a Bath Bomb making experience!

KidStrong- Coming in January 2024, they focus not just on physical movement, but being strong as a leader, a speaker, and mentally being strong. For kids 14months to 11years.

Imagination Station Membership- All year long fun, along with special engagements throughout the year.

Toledo Zoo Membership- Need we explain more.

Gifts for Kids

For Clothingand Accessories: Check out online options- Little Hooligans, Baby Chic Boutique & twin mama creates.  Head to Downtown Perrysburg for Kids Klothesline or Downtown Sylvania to visit Bowinkles.

Toy Gifts: Toyland in the Franklin Park Mall, Smarty Pants Toys and Gifts in Findlay and Learning Express in Sylvania and Fallen Timbers. Light and Lovely Boutique offers some unique toy and book finds.

Collectables, Art and Sports: Sylvania Toy Company, Art Supply Depot (BG and Sylvania) and JC ComicsWersell’s Bike Shop.

Permanent Jewelry: it is all the rage right now, and a great mother daughter experience. Here are 3 options we suggest checking out: Golden Vanity in BG, Simply Stacked in Sylvania or Seven Sparks Co. (travels Oh/Mi) 

Gifts for Moms


For the person who likes to be pampered, try a Hydrafacial at Essentials Skin Care in Toledo/Sylvania or another luxury facial treatment, nails or hair at Golden Vanity in BG.

Looking for a pampered nail session: Johnathon Khoi and Anthony Vince are ones to check out.

Need a bike to join the kids on a ride? Check out these local options: Cycle Works, Wersells, Spokelife  (Fremont, Elmore, Sylvania, Perrysburg) and Reggies Bike Shop.

Shops/Unique Finds

Love to look around and get inspired, check out Roo Barb’s Studio and Thistle Exchange in Findlay, Whiskey Bean Boutique in Toledo, Fiddlestix in Sylvania/Perrysburg, For Keeps in BG. Online, check out Flourish and Fibers and Kays Kanning for special home made finds.

Looking for unique clothing, locally focused spirit wear and “mom gear”: Sassy Sis. Co, The KATS designs Designs and L’Wren & Co.

Candle and Wax Melt Lovers: Buff City Soap and  Swan Creek Candle Co.

Book Lovers?  Make sure to not only find a good read, but be thrifty and support small. Check out Gathering Volumes and Encore Books

Gifts for Dad

Looking for Experiences: How about Fore Golfers in Holland or Blue Skies Fore Ever in Toledo for a golf simulation. Check Axe419 for a fun night out as well.

How about a unique massage? Check out Remedy Barefoot Message near Ottawa Hills.

For the young at heart or sports fan:  JC Comics, Freedom Comics Buckeye Wolverine Store (maumee) or Buckeye Store and More (Sylvania).

Into Style? Get your custom, local Ts at Jupmode or a premiere styling experience at House of Him.

Did someone say BEER? The 419 has plenty of craft breweries:  Inside the Five, Patron Saints, Earnest Brew works, Upside Brewing, Buffalo Rock Brewing Co. , Twin Oast Brewery.

Want to stock the fridge? Casual Pint and  Harvest in Holland are a must stop shop! Harvest will not only fill up the fridge, but the stomach as well. Check out their amazing Sandwiches.

Gifts for Pets

For those furry friends: Three Dog Bakery (perrysburg and sylvania) Oaks Feed Company (Toledo/Sylvania) and  Pet People (Toledo and Holland)

The Bird Lover: Wildbirds Unlimited

No matter what takes you out shopping this Holiday Season, we hope this list sparked ideas for someone on your list! Thanks for following and allowing us to be a part of your Holidays.


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