The Gift of Local

Shop and give local this holiday season with gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Article by Amanda Stout

Photography by Jenna Beers–Photography by Jenna & Provided

Originally published in Centerville Lifestyle

Gifts for Athletes and Kids 

Have an active friend or a creative kiddo on your list? Up and Running in Washington Township and Blue Turtle Toys of Oakwood share ideas to make their holidays happy. 

1. Shoes: Gift custom-fit shoes for runners/walkers/health care providers and anyone on the go. Shoe Brands: Diadora, Hoka, ON, Brooks, Saucony, New Balance, Asics, Mizuno and more. 

2. Recovery: Treat their feet to Birkenstocks so they can recover and feel great all day. Pair with a Roll Recovery R4 Body Roller for aches and pains. 

3. Up and Running Gift Cards: Gift the perfect fit! Footwear for kids and adults and apparel and accessories for all the active loved ones in your life.

4. Marmals: Award-winning magnetic art toys, Marmals are customizable with washable markers. They promote sensory awareness, concentration, creativity and self-expression. 

5. Charlie Bears Holly Jolly: Holly Jolly is a delightful, handmade plush bear that makes a cherished childhood companion or a charming addition to your collection. 

6. Guidecraft Branch Blocks: Bring the outdoors in with Guidecraft’s 36-piece Branch Blocks set. Textured Branch Blocks can be stacked, sorted and used for STEM activities. 

Gifts for Beauty & Self-Care

Treat the people in your life to luxurious beauty products or a day of pampering at Harmoni Salon & Spa in Centerville and Dayton Powder Brows in Kettering. 

1. Harmoni Gift Card: Gift cards are a great way to share a little dose of self-care. Good for use on products and salon services. 

2. Milbon Holiday Boxes: Milbon boxes include shampoo and conditioner. Perfect for Harrmoni clients and amazing gifts for friends and family! 

3. Davines Holiday Boxes: Davines boxes include shampoo, conditioner and a style product. The Harmoni team is happy to help you choose the best products for your hair needs or your gift recipient’s.

4. Dayton Powder Brows Gift Card: Gift cards can be used for any service offered by any of their artists and all retail products.  

5. Lashbox LA's Lash Accelerator Serum: Perfect for growing and repairing damaged lashes, this serum uses a nourishing peptide complex.  

6. Beaming White's Deluxe Teeth Whitening Kit: A great gift for men or women, this kit is designed for sensitive teeth and uses a professional-grade whitening gel that whitens up to 12 shades. 

Gifts for Luxe Tastes 

For your discerning giftee, Loralei’s Boutique in Centerville is a consignment shop focused on designer and premium brands, while Mason’s Moss & Ivy is an inspiring spot to find plants and unforgettable gifts of all sorts.  

1. Clothing & Accessories: Loralei's Boutique is located in Uptown Centerville and specializes in ladies' premium and designer-brand clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. 

2. Unique Gifts: They carry many items that are "new with tags" that make the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift at a fraction of the original price. 

3. Designer & Premium Brands: Gift a stylish lady a Loralei’s gift certificate. Brands include Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Tory Burch, Prada and more. 

Instagram: @MossAndIvyMason 

4. Match Cloche: Made of handblown glass and fitted with a cork to stylishly hold an assortment of matchsticks. A unique gift for any candle lover. 

5. Cabernet or Merlot Barrel-Aged Candle: A wine barrel-inspired vessel houses a candle with earthy, complex notes. Perfect for wine lovers or a special gentleman. 

6. Santa Planter with Plant: Glazed earthenware pots with jolly faces give plant gifts a festive twist. Treat Teachers, friends and of course plant lovers!

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