A few steps from Medina’a Public Square is a popular, Victorian-themed restaurant — Miss Molly’s Tea Room and Gift Shop.  It is pretty, feminine and very, very floral. Roses predominate — they are found on all the teapots and teacups, they spill out of vases and adorn the wallpaper. There are also lace table cloths [...]

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).

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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