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So, it’s Christmas Eve and there are still gifts to be purchased?  Check out these four Medina stores for gifts that are delightful, unique, beautiful or useful. (Or perhaps all of the above.)
Here are suggestions nine through twelve  — the final four from Everything Medina’s list of 12 Wonderful Gifts from Medina Shops.

Toy trains and Christmas — a long cherished tradition.  Ormandy’s on Public Square carries a huge number of toy trains in every size and make. And there’s a toy museum on the second floor.

The beads are dazzling and available in vast profusions.  But it’s what you can do with them that is the fun part.  The Potomac Bead Company offers classes in earring, necklace and watchmaking — as well as gift certificates for all of the above. Perfect for the creative soul on your list.

Candles from A.I. Root — a “one-size-fits-all-and- delights- everyone” kind of Christmas present.  Visitors  all over Northeast Ohio come to shop here. 

Select something useful for the outdoor lover on your list. Camouflage, cold weather and camping gear — Whitey’s has  it all. (See the post of Dec 19).

To see more photography of the Medina Public Square decorated for the holidays by Medina lawyer Denis Kucharski (Medina High School class of 1995), click here.


But there’s still time.  Medina’s  shops offer a wide variety of gifts from the sleek and sophisticated to pioneer era rustic — and everything else in between. Gift certificates are available, as well as pre-Christmas mark-downs.
Shop in an atmosphere of by-gone America.  Enjoy the Victorian ambiance as well as the Christmas decorations.
Here are gift ideas [...]

Mark Roberts fairies and elves  have been a big hit with adults this year.  Christmas, after all, is a magical time, isn’t it?

This is a beloved Medina institution — an old fashioned hardware store where you can ask for five small nails if that’s all you need, and someone will climb a ladder to get them for you  from the old oak drawers that line the walls.
But a well-kept secret is the outstanding kitchen store in the [...]