Rod’s Hallmark offers gift-givers a myriad of attractive options, from dainty ornaments and well-crafted glassware to sparkling jewelry. With the holidays a swiftly approaching, ominous glow on the horizon, Hallmark is releasing 100 new Keepsake ornaments ($7.95 and up), with soon-to-be treasured tree-danglers including the Peanuts characters on ice and the Switzerland edition of the Santas Around the World collection. Freshen up your living room or shrine to Ben Stein with autumnal scents from Yankee Candle ($1.99–$24.99). Davinci Jewelry makes the ideal gift for your special anyone, with alluring beads ($6.99), necklaces ($19.99), and bracelets ($10.99) for your perusal. And, of course, Hallmark offers a wide array of gift and greeting cards for virtually every conceivable holiday, from recordable birthday cards to oddly specific missives that congratulate grandmothers on accidentally escaping from maximum-security prison.
Cozy Melts intoxicates the mind with the subtle scents of candles and warmers. A line of WoodWick candles make sounds like a crackling fire, whereas 100% soy candles provide a steady burn with a limited environmental impact. For scent lovers with a DIY streak, the shop also runs candle-making classes and offers glass-painting, pottery-making, and paint-your-own pottery sessions that let their creativity shine.
Blue Jacket Books is a clean and friendly used book store offering a great variety of carefully selected books. Fiction and lit, history, military, poetry, art, crafts, cooking, gardening, religion, science, nature, religion, philosophy, anthropology, folklore, mystery, sci fi, and more.
With a plethora of frame and mat samples, Deck The Walls can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most framing starts at $99), dorm-room movie posters sparkle (24"x36" pieces start at $99), and sports jerseys shine. The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. Deck The Walls' lifetime guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
Tri College Bookstore maintains an online stock of textbooks for students at Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, and the University of Dayton. Students from a variety of majors can find the appropriate books for their classes, whether they're studying environmental policy, graphic design, or the art of the keg stand. When the semester ends, Tri College also allows students to sell their books whether they sell them back to store (Tri College will even pay for shipping) or on the communal marketplace. Those that don't want to commit to the hassle of buying and selling their books can confidently rent them with Tri College's guarantee of good quality.
Since 1976, the folks at Busy Beaver Arts & Crafts have been sharing their niche skills and supplies?from needlework to candle making to stained glass?with anyone who's interested. Armed with an array of equipment, the knowledgeable staff guides visitors through aisles lined with glass cutters, lead, solder, breaking pliers, and more than 450 sheets of stained glass. The quaint store is also packed wall-to-wall with art supplies, including jewelry-making materials, paints, and fabrics to make all kinds of fun ghost costumes.