Holiday Shopping List of Dayton Startups

November 20, 2017

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching. With Black Friday four days away, many begin planning their shopping sprees this time of the year. The Dayton area has lots of unique startups that could provide a great gift for a friend or loved one this holiday season. Lucky for you, we have a list, with links provided, to make your life a little easier.


Airborne Outfitters:

Airborne Outfitters is a veteran owned company that is dedicated to the outdoors. They have a wide range of high-quality products including:

  • Leather Wallets
  • Hats
  • Shirts
  • Notebooks
  • Insulated Water Bottles

Spend $75 or more and receive free shipping!

Dolphin Hat Games:

Looking for some family friendly games to keep your kids off their phones this winter? Check out local game maker Dolphin Hat Games for family-friendly options like Emoji Says and Frog Pig Pug, both available via Amazon Prime.


Fronana offers a delicious, banana based ice cream that is free of the top 8 allergens. This tasty treat is free of added sugar, sweeteners, or artificial ingredients. Get some Fronana this Holiday Season for all of your parties and family get-togethers. Send your loved ones a Fronanagram this holiday season! We recommend the Fronatic Favorites pack for first-timers. Their flavors include:

  • Wildberry Whirl
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Fromocha
  • Mango Pineapple
  • Rich Dark Chocolate


Designed for fans of Super Smash Brothers and Overwatch, Galatune is simple enough for casual players and families new to tabletop, and yet rich enough strategy to challenge serious gamers. Each player leads a Champion into battle to fight for knockout victory points. First to 3 knockout points wins, but Champions keep respawning so that everyone stays in the battle the entire time. The game also features an exciting battle system where everyone attacks simultaneously. 

Galatune is now available on Amazon and is a Prime eligible present!

Products available include:

  • Dawn of Borrowed Light Starter Pack
  • Fan Character Expansion Pack

Mutt’s Sauce:

A versatile sauce that can be used for any meal. Charlynda Scales’ tasty sauce recently won an award at Bob Evans Farms’ “Heroes to CEOs” program designed to help veterans in the field of entrepreneurship. Mutt’s Sauce was highlighted on Dayton Tech Guide’s website. To read the exclusive article, click here.

Get some Mutt’s Sauce for your holiday dinners or share a bottle with your neighbors. Flavors include:

  • Original
  • Ghost Pepper
  • Sweet and Spicy


Sports or Theatre fan in the family? Neet Seat has them covered with their uniquely designed seat pocket, with a spandex blend fabric, a rear zipper, and a front elastic band that together form a secured pocket beneath your seat, allowing for a hands-free viewing experience.  Clap, cheer, eat, and drink in comfort while keeping your personal items clean and protected.


Noxgear provides running equipment for the late night or early morning run that will keep you safe and visible to motorists.

Products include:

  • Tracer360
  • Shoulder Reflectors
  • LightHound (Glow in the dark for dogs)
  • Other Apparel

Pig of the Month BBQ:

Looking for a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal for the family? Pig of the Month BBQ provides amazing, natural meals, happiness guaranteed. All products are responsibly raised and all natural free range animals.

Meal options include:

  • BBQ Ribs
  • Pulled Pork
  • Chicken
  • Steaks
  • Burgers
  • And Much More!

Tame Ties:

If your tie gets caught in the wind, Tame Ties are for you! Their unique neckties stick to the shirt, making you look even more professional! Buy one for your favorite startup lawyer or accountant now!

Tie options are:

  • Red with blue polka dots
  • Pink with light blue polka dots
  • Dark Blue with white polka dots
  • Light Blue with yellow polka dots

The Wright Cup:

It’s a stated fact that entrepreneurs love coffee. The Wright Cup offers lots of high-quality coffee machines and coffee itself. The subscription service offers freshly roasted craft coffee from the largest choice of Ohio roasters delivered directly to the door of your favorite caffeine fiends. Sign up for a subscription yourself while you’re at it!

They offer:

  • Baratta Sette 270
  • Handground Precision Coffee Grinder
  • Large Clever Dripper
  • Coffees from all around the world

Third Wave Water:

Coffee is 98% water so, it makes sense that the quality of your H2O makes an impact on your favorite cup of Joe. But what many coffee drinkers don’t know is that minerals and allowable contaminants found in water vary dramatically across the globe. This affects not only the flavor of water, but also your cup of coffee. Want the flavor of your favorite coffee beans to taste fresh, no matter where you are? Now it can. Third Wave Water, as seen on Shark Tank, makes the optimum mineral content in water to brew the best cup of joe.

Third Wave Water offers a classic water profile as well as an expresso version to brew the best coffee or expresso you can!

Want to add your startup to this list? Email me at [email protected]!

Let the Holiday Season Begin!