2022 Guide to Holiday Shopping on The BLVD

Still have some holiday shopping to get done? We’ve put together some ideas to help you find the perfect presents and take the stress out of your last minute shopping!

For The Model Hobbyist

E&S Hobbies and Trains

980 Kenmore Blvd.

Open Mon., Weds. & Fri. 3 – 6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For over 30 years, E&S Hobbies and Trains has been the Akron destination for beginning enthusiasts and expert model makers alike offering trains, models, rockets, RC boats, Planes, Helicopters and cars.

For The Snappy Dresser

Ethicrace Clothing Co. 971 Kenmore Blvd. Open Tues. – Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; 12 – 5 p.m. Saturday (*Extended hours Fri. 12/23 until 8 p.m. and Sat. 12/24 until 6 p.m.) Kenmore clothier Ethicrace Clothing Co. designs and specializes in t-shirts, hats, hoodies, jogging suits, shorts, jackets, belts and accessories – including its popular jogging suits and short sets. Ethicrace also offers soaps, which make perfect stocking stuffers!

For Experienced & Aspiring Music Makers Alike

The Guitar Department 972 Kenmore Blvd. Open Mon. – Fri.10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (*Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat. 12/24) Whether you’re looking to give someone their first beginner guitar, bass or ukulele, are in search of a higher end instrument for a more advanced player, or simply want to grab the guitarist in your life some of the essentials like picks, strings, cables, straps, etc., The Guitar Department has got you covered and is fully stocked with a range of instruments and accessories to fit any budget.

For a Gift That Spreads Positivity

Just A Dad From Akron 937 Kenmore Blvd. Open Weds. – Fri. 1 – 7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Just A Dad From Akron sells apparel printed featuring original designs and positive messages to empower the wearer. A portion of the proceeds go toward hosting free events and offer relief to the community through different outreach programs. Just A Dad From Akron’s goal is to continue providing service to the community in hopes to promote change, positivity and inspiration.

For Kids of All Ages

Kenmore Komics & Games 1020 Kenmore Blvd. Open Mon. & Thurs. 12 – 3 p.m.; Weds. & Fri. 12 – 6 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kenmore Komics & Games is a comic book and gaming store offering an incredible selection of modern and silver age comics for all ages, role playing/strategy games, collectables, and non-sport cards. You are guaranteed to find something for the comic book lover in your life at Kenmore Komics & Games.

And be sure to stop back again with your holiday money December 28 through 31 for Kenmore Komics & Games end of the year sale!

For The Tea Connoisseur

ManiKitchen Tea Shop 978 Kenmore Blvd Open Tues. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (*Open Sat. 12/24 until 2 p.m.) ManiKitchen is a family-run tea shop specializing in loose-leaf tea blends, tea sets, tea ware, and accessories. Perfect for the tea lover in your life, ManiKitchen is also offering popular seasonal tea blends including Snow Berry, Holly Berry, Seasons Greetings, Pumpkin Spice, Chai, Chocolate, Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Orange Spice and Toasted Hazelnut Crunch.

For Something One-of-a-Kind

Marigold Sol 962 Kenmore Blvd. Open Weds. & Thurs. 12-5 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (*Open Sat. 12/24 until 2 p.m.) Specializing in hand-painted one of a kind vintage furniture and home décor, Marigold Sol also offers craft goods and clothing made and sold by an array of local vendors, Wise Owl paints, painting supplies, stencils, stencil kits and gift cards for DIYers and hobbyists. If you’re looking for a gift that’s truly unique, stop by Marigold Sol – they will even package your gift in a bag so it is ready to give!

For a Unique Gift

New Beginnings Boutique and Thrift 932 Kenmore Blvd.

Open Mon. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (*Closed Sat. 12/24) New Beginnings is a thrift store selling gently used clothes, housewares, and vintage items. Stop in and discover all they have to offer!

For The Health Conscious

SRINA Tea House & Cafe. 975 Kenmore Blvd.

Open Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; (*Open 2 p.m. Sat. 12/24)

SRINA Tea House & Cafe is one of Kenmore’s newest meeting spots serving up tea, coffee, and healthy food items. SRINA’s signature tea grown in Sri Lanka, along with tea pots, tea cups, and gift certificates are all available for purchase and make the perfect holiday gifts!

Don’t forget! Gift Certificates are available from these and many businesses on Kenmore Blvd., including The Rialto Theatre, Pierre’s Brooklyn Deli & Pizza, Paninoteca, Lay’s Guitar Shop, The Nite Owl, Buzzbin Art & Music Shop, and Old 97 Cafe.

Recent Articles

Take a seat
May 2024 1 minute

Written by Jason Chamberlain Edited by Ted Lehr Since 2021, you may have noticed black park benches on both sides of Kenmore Blvd, spanning...

Read More
Iconic new wave musician Chris Butler has become a part of Kenmore’s expanding music community 
May 2024 3 minutes

Interview by Jim Carney Iconic new wave musician Chris Butler has become a part of Kenmore’s expanding music community. The member of The Waitresses...

Read More
An Akron neighborhood guide to Kenmore
December 2023 1 minute

“The people and the neighbors and the sense of pride of just living here, that’s what makes Kenmore, Kenmore.”

Read More