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 [...]

Art 101 Gallery is an elegant new showplace for the work of local artists located in the Town Square Commons on the Square.  Through January, gallery owner Lisa Bond is offering a 20% discount on gift certificates and 10% off all inventory.

All Fired Up! is where you come to demonstrate your creativity by painting unglazed pottery  — plates, platters, frames and any number of items that can be personalized to suit your taste.  It can be done individually and it also works well for children’s  parties or as a family activity. At this late date — [...]

Medina’s historic downtown district is lined with shops offering a wide variety of elegant and unique gifts.  During these last three days before Christmas, let’s look at one special offering from each of 12 stores on or near the Square.  (If you are looking for a last minute gift, you may even find a bargain.)
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This colorful desk lamp is  made of fossilized cocoa leaves (dried 3-4 months) by a Fair Trade company in the Philippines. To see photos of what else Tandem Trolley offers, click here.

Winsome dog prints like this one by Marc Tetro are this season’s best sellers. (There are a few cat prints as well.)  Click here to see photos of other last minute gift ideas at Gramercy Gallery.

Is there a  Francophile in your life? If so, this place is not to be missed.  Very French and very chic. Fleur de lis and Eiffel Towers abound.  To see more photos, click here.

This shop offers a wide variety of  decorative and unusual martini glasses. To see photos of more sumptuous, glitzy gifts, click here.

Whitey’s Army- Navy store has stood on Public Square since 1949. To read more about Whitey’s: