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Explore gift ideas from locally-owned shops, boutiques, and so much more when shopping for last-minute holiday gifts.

Are you struggling with that last-minute shopping list? Visit Greater Lima is here to help! We’ve got you covered with these suggestions of gifts for everyone still on that shopping list. From locally made to sweet treats to experiences and more, check it out below!

  • Home Decor: Whether you are wanting to spend $5 or hundreds of dollars, Country View Barn has just the piece you are looking for. A beautiful new desk to work at home or a buffet to complete her dining room? A fun and festive new mug or set of lanterns? Done! Deliciously scented candles or a few new decorative pillows? Done and done. Check them out today >>

  • Sparkling Piece of Jewelry: Don Jenkins Jeweler is known for its memorable jewelry and amazing statement rings, necklaces, and bracelets that are ready to be wrapped. That’s why they are the destination for the perfect gift of jewelry for those you love. Shop while you still have time >>

  • Sycamore Lake Wine Co.: There's no better gift than the gift of time spent together, so why not enjoy it while sipping on your favorite local wines? You’ll be treated to a sampling of their locally made wines, a delicious snack menu, and a gorgeous setting that will make you feel like you’re far away from home. Explore their offerings today >>

  • Racing Fever Dad: The Pit Stop Hobby Shop Find all your RC needs at Pit Stop Hobby Shop. They have a wide range of items to choose from to pursue their hobby. They also offer in-store repairs done by professionals and customization is one of their popular specialties! Seasonally they also carry stock boats and planes. is the perfect place to shop for Dad!

  • A New Bike: Does Dad really need a new bike? Crankers Cycling has just the thing he needs. You can either pick out a bike for Dad or take him to try out one in the showroom. Learn more about the brands and rentals that Crankers offers at

  • A Gift Box of ALLLL the caffeine: Let’s face it - raising a family is exhausting. And nothing helps keep the energy going this time of year more than a little (or alot) of gourmet coffee! You still have time to order your custom gift box from The Meeting Place on Market or stop in and shop in person! Visit them ahead to order curbside >>

  • Colorful Crawlies Caterpillar Bugs: A super popular toy trend for kids again this year - sensory and fidget toys! Educational Providers has all of the best lines of toys, educational gifts, educator gifts, and more. The only dilemma you’ll have is choosing just one gift! Check out these Colorful Crawlies Caterpillar Bugs, they’re squishy and stretchy and a fun toy for kids of all ages by Toysmith! Shop now >>

  • A Pass to TheHeroDay: The Hero Day™ is one of the world’s largest indoor Inflatable Ninja Parks and they have your solution for a one-size-fits-all gift: GIFT CARDS! With extended hours right now you can grab gift cards for all the kiddos in your life. Let them burn off that winter weather energy all season long! Grab your gift cards online or in-store >>

  • A Visit to Westgate Entertainment Center: Kids are obsessed with competition and video games (let’s be honest!). Why not take them to a place that offers it all. Westgate gift cards are a great gift for anyone! Use their gift cards for food and beverage, bowling, arcade, virtual reality, and bumper cars! Plan your visit today >>

  • A good read: Check out Lima Ohio's original bookstore - Brunner News Agency has been a part of Lima since the ‘60s. They have the finest selection of books and magazines in the area. Grab a novel or two to gift your BFF and let them cozy up by the fire this winter with the perfect read. Find out more and visit them today >>

  • Art from the Heart: ArtSpace/Lima is Lima’s premier 3 story art gallery that enriches the community with creativity through exhibitions, educational programming, and events relevant to all cultures and populations. They offer the opportunity to learn and create your own works of art through their workshops and classes. You can order gift cards for classes but for a unique shopping experience and for a more robust selection, step inside their gift shop in Downtown Lima to view an incredible collection of locally handcrafted art, gifts, and more >>

  • Sweets and Snack Box: Charcuterie boards are the most popular gifts this season and 7th Street Deli have grazing gift boxes that make the perfect gift! Boxes include cheeses, meat, gourmet bread, nuts, olives, and other seasonal goodies. Order yours today and explore all gift options >>

  • Cheesecake Cheesecake and MORE Cheesecake!: If you haven’t visited Purple Feet Wine Boutique yet this season…GO! Chef Alisa has been working hard to restock their sweet Christmas treats this week. Stop in for some last-minute gift ideas and all the amazing goodies! Here is what THEY have until they are gone: Brownie Bite Cheesecake, Buckeyes, Bourbon Ganache Balls, Iced Sugar Cookies, Christmas Crack, Red Velvet Cheesecake in a Jar, KETO Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake in a jar. Check out all the goods >>

  • Treat them to a world of fine dining: Old City Prime is a modern-day classic American steakhouse with a menu featuring fresh oysters and chilled seafood, classic tableside salads, gourmet appetizers, USDA prime-aged steaks to breads, and desserts from their in house bakery. Indulge in classic cocktails and a boutique wine list - you'll find yourself comfortably enjoying their vision of what today's supper club should be. Grab a gift card today to treat that food lover in your life to the ultimate in upscale dining right here in the heart of Downtown Lima >>

  • A shopping experience for the food lover in all of us: Ever since opening in 2013, The Olde Thyme Pantry has been a local staple in the community. Most of the products they carry are unique and locally sourced. You'll find everything from classic pantry items and fresh baked goods to snacks, spices, coffee, candy, and so much more plus, they have an in-house deli with specialty meats and cheeses from the heart of Amish country. Stop in today for those last-minute items >>

  • Local and Live: Want to give them an experience they will never forget? Live at The Lab is an intimate event space in the heart of downtown Lima, Ohio. Their focus is on original entertainment, from music to comedy, visual to performance art. When you experience an event at The Lab, you know it's going to be unique! Grab tickets for an upcoming event at Lima’s newest and hippest joint >>

  • Allll the games: Alter Ego Comics has a variety of games for all ages including double shutter, snow dice, fish club, and more! Lima's award-winning comic book shop specializes in new comics, graphic novels, tabletop games, action figures, and pop culture collectibles. Shop online or pick up those last minutes finds >>

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