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Gift Guide: Red Letter Days and Off the Wagon

Lauren Sasala Assigning editor December 4, 2019

Off the Wagon is a family-owned eclectic toy store with gifts that will bring out childhood memories and provide a few laughs too. According to its website, the store features weird, funny gag gifts...

Gift Guide: Bent Tree Coffee

Amanda Levin Assigning editor December 4, 2019

Bent Tree finished in third place in downtown Kent’s holiday decorating competition to celebrate the holiday season. The coffee shop hung up reefs and painted its windows with reindeers and poinsettias.Bent...

Welcome to the Gift Guide

Madison MacArthur Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2019

Welcome to the Gift Guide edition of the Kent Stater. The staff has worked for the past few weeks to gather some tips for holiday shopping. As the semester comes to an end, the holiday season is upon us...

Gift Guide: UniversiTees

Abigail Miller Features editor December 4, 2019

Having a hard time finding the right gift for someone? Stop into UniversiTees and pick up Kent State spirit wear for any age or gender! UniversiTees sells a variety of different gear, including their Kent...

Gift Guide: Squirrel City Jewelers

Squirrel City Jewelers offers a variety of unique jewelry. The store, which opened in downtown Kent in March 2019, is “something between (an) art gallery and jewelry store,” said owner Michael Faehnel....

Gift Guide: Woodsy’s Music

At Woodsy’s Music, located on South Water St., shoppers can find deals on a variety of musical instruments for the holidays. “We got sales going on, on everything,” said Paul Braden, manager of...

Gift Guide: Malley’s Chocolates

If you’re shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, consider Malley’s. Based in Northeast Ohio, this family-owned candy company offers a variety of chocolates and treats. Malley’s has many options...

Gift Guide: Handcrafted

Handcrafted, a boutique located in downtown Kent, offers "a little bit of everything" for the holiday season, owner Jessica Ryan said.The store opened a year and a half ago and sells jewelry, soaps, leather...

Gift Guide: Carnaby Street Style

For those looking for unique and stylish gifts, Carnaby Street Style offers exactly what they need. Located on Erie Street, this family-owned boutique carries an assortment of clothing, jewelry and accessories...

Gift Guide: Popped!

Amanda Levine Assigning editor December 4, 2019

Popped!, owned by Gwen Rosenberg, is set up and ready to go for the holiday season. The local popcorn and treats store offers a wide variety of specialty items for the holiday season.The store, located...

Gift Guide: Kent Natural Foods

Hannah Gooch Housing reporter December 4, 2019

Downtown Kent fights off the cold with holiday events, gift ideas and cheer throughout the month of December.Kent Natural Foods Co-op invited local shoppers to “come warm up with the co-op” as part...

Gift Guide: Franklin Hotel Bar

Maria McGinnis Assigning editor December 3, 2019

Located on East Main St. in Kent, the Franklin Hotel Bar is an upscale bar located in the lower level of the Franklin Hotel. The bar features classic cocktails, craft beers, fine wines and small plates...

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