Win the holidays with the 2023 Launch Into the Holidays gift guide

November 28, 2023

We’re making it easy to shop small and support local startups this holiday season with the Launch Into The Holidays Gift Guide!

We’ve broken this year’s guide into a few categories to help you find the best gifts for everyone on your list.

Plus, jump over to the @LaunchDayton Instagram account to meet these small business owners all month long.

Are we missing your favorite small businesses? Any local business owner can sign up to participate — Tell them to jump into this year’s campaign!

Sweet treats:

  • The scRUMptious Dessert‘s seasonal sampler offers extra-special rum cake for the holiday season, including traditional vanilla, triple chocolate, eggnog, and peppermint flavors
  • Magic Gem Sweets is bringing the cheer with their 12 Days of Christmas cookie box and Christmas swirl milk bread
  • CB Cakes and More, LLC whips up home-baked sweet treats and also offers cookie kits! (use code “Christmas” for 10% off)
  • Berry & Brine offers artisanal jams, perfect for the foodie in your life (use code “jolly” for 15% off orders of $25 or more!)
  • Gem City Gourmet Lollies offers hand-poured gourmet lollies in holiday flavors (use code “HOLIDAY10”!)
  • Sizzlin Sistahs has the specialty cake you need this holiday season
  • Sweet P’s Handcrafted Ice Pops crafts more than 300 flavors — try the cookies and cream!
  • CheezCake Lab offers gourmet cheesecakes and treats — try the lemon blueberry (and use code “Joy23” for 15% off your online order for the month of December!)

Cuppa cheer:

  • Poppets Coffee & Tea offers freshly roasted coffee and teas
  • Double Chocolate Press offers holiday-flavored coffees plus books & journals (use code “DCP20” for 20% off!)
  • Savorista is your source for craft decaf and half caf — all the joy, without the jitters (use code “LAUNCH2023” for 25% off your order!)


  • Vegan It IZ Eats offers yummy food, but also vegan cookbooks, including the popular Plant Based Jumpstart
  • Brixx Ice Company has giftcards (perfect for the baseball lover in your life!)

Clothes & Accessories:

  • paperreka’s Dayton earrings are perfect for the Dayton lover in your life
  • Sole Touchers offers a selection of Nikes, Jordans, plus clothing and art
  • SILC Custom Jewelry crafts timeless pieces including their men’s agate beaded bracelets and a new pearl line (use code MARKET@MALL for 10% off!)

Art + Home:

  • Pink Moon Goods is your one-stop shop for home goods, paper goods, and other beautiful and ethically crafted gifts. Customer holiday favorites include imabari towels, cutlery wraps, cloth napkins and finger puppets.
  • Maraluna offers ethical and sustainable goods that nourish the soul including handmade baskets, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and more.
  • paperreka offers letterpress and hand-made designer goods for mindful homes.
  • Serendipity Paper Co. is a small eclectic boutique that offers cards and other paper products along with clothing and home goods. For the holidays, check out their sophisticated bar ware and locally made glass ornaments.
  • Soulfolio Co offers a fun, hand-illustrated gift for your favorite cat lovers! (Plus, get the plush gift bag for free)
  • Fever Dreams Engineering LLC creates functional, beautiful, 3D-printed products with a high quality finish in plant-based bioplastic including The Stand, the ultimate MagSafe charging dock (use code HOLIDAYLAUNCH24)
  • Skuld LLC can turn your idea into an aluminum, brass, bronze, or copper statue
  • Caring Transitions of South Dayton is your source for vintage and MCM decor, furniture and clothing, jewelry, and high end furnishings. Check out their online bidding site
  • Storm Falcon Studios offers in-studio family portraits or ready-to-frame fine art prints (use code “Holiday23”!)

Wellness + Beauty:

  • Tears, Tides, and Transformation encourages healing with their affirmations deck and coloring book
  • Ari Infinite‘s DIY beauty bar offers 100+ scents for you to make your own custom infused whipped lotion, body cream, body oils and candles
  • Modern Eye offers unique, designer sunglasses
  • Space Three‘s class passes are perfect for the friend who wants to get active in the new year



For the kiddos:

For the new momma:

  • Lunnie‘s sassy, chic nursing bra (use code STOCKUP15 for 15% off!)
  • Lattation‘s healing, soothing boob butter (use code Launch23!)