Looking for unique gifts for Easter? The vendors at Dayton’s 2nd Street Market have great new items, perfect for all ages. The friendly vendors will help you select items for a custom creation; if you need an Easter basket, you can get a beautiful basket to get you started at Rahn’s bakery or the Wegerzyn Gardens Gift shop. With the variety of items available at the Market, you can assemble a terrific gift basket perfected suited to the tastes of the lucky recipient. While you are at The Wegerzyn Gardens Gift Shop, check out all the great little toys and books for Easter baskets, as well as unique playing cards, hand-painted ceramic eggs, mason bee houses, butterfly houses and great gardening supplies.
At the east end of the market, Fabric Art Creations has gorgeous offerings of recycled and re-purposed fabric items. Handcrafted toys, woven rag rugs, sewn coiled bowls, purses, lipbalm holders (yes!), glasses cases, passport covers, and Kindle, Nook and Sony Reader covers are just a few of the many items to choose from. Across the aisle, Montco Enterprises has handmade dog biscuits, as well as beautiful, colorful jewelry, artwork and handcrafted wrapping paper on offer.
Animal Snackers Bakery has some very cute stuffed toys, suitable for either pets or people; as always you can shop for your four-legged friends from the ever-rotating selection of over 70 homemade gourmet animal treats. Treats are all natural, with no preservatives or unpronounceable ingredients. There is a wonderful selection of toys, beautiful pet scarves for spring and tasty cat grass (the cat grass and some of the vegan animal treats are also suitable for bunnies).
New World Alpaca Textiles offers fiber art supplies as well as finished products. Hand spun and hand dyed yarns, natural yarns, drop spindles, knitting & crochet needles and patterns, weaving products, and luxurious finished products on offer. New World Alpaca Textiles has the softest, warmest socks around, beautiful scarves, and wonderful home décor including their artisan rugs.
Tim’s Gifts n’ More has a cutest selection of coasters in the shapes of bunnies, chickens, cows and more in a variety of colors, as well as small, carved bunnies and other small items perfect for an Easter basket. Tim’s also has wooden clocks, plaques, frames and larger items for gift-giving, as well as a line of fine, handcrafted pens.
Dayton Urban Green offers an outstanding selection of eco-friendly products for everyday living (green cleaning products, personal care products) as well as heirloom seeds and urban homesteading supplies for food preservation, cheese making, soap making and more.
These are but a few of the dozens of vendors at Dayton’s 2nd Street Market. Check out the slideshow for some photos and then visit the Market this Thursday or Friday from 11-3 pm or Saturday from 8-3 and get your Easter basket together!