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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Gifts for Moms
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.
Gifts for Dad
How about a unique massage? Check out Remedy Barefoot Message near Ottawa Hills.