Best Toledo, Ohio Gifts of 2021
Looking for the best gifts for someone who loves Toledo, Ohio?
Are you proud to call Toledo home? You're not alone. Whether you're from Toledo, moved to Toledo, or even just came for a visit, you know Toledo is a place that makes you feel at home. You seriously will be do better in Toledo.
The Glass City is so special in that even when people leave it, they carry a piece of it in their hearts no matter where they go next. Toledo is near and dear to so many that gifting someone a Toledo gift instantly makes them feel at home, and might elicit a "Holy Toledo!"-like reaction. Trust us, we've seen it more than once - Toledoans simply love their Toledo gear.
No matter how big or small, Toledo gifts are special because they bring a strong sense of pride and love for this city unlike any other. Celebrate the 419 with any and all of our gift options.
What to look for in an Toledo themed gift
There are many elements to finding the perfect Toledo gift. A gift is a serious reflection of what T-Town means to them. Even more, buying a Toledo themed gift from a Toledo-based retailer is extremely special because it’s like being able to take the people and places that mean the most to you anywhere in the world, only this time it’s a gift that is uniquely made in Toledo for your Toledoan!
Another important aspect to finding the perfect Toledo gift is quality. Jūpmode maintains its standard of creating durable and long-lasting apparel while also constantly brainstorming local, vintage, and relatable Toledo-themed designs.
Represent the city you love, just a little more subtly. The perfect unisex garment to celebrate sweatshirt season. What isn't there to love about this embroidered crew? The garment dyed material and minimalist embroidery are simple, comfortable, and classic. This is the perfect sweatshirt for the person who can't wear their Toledo pride enough.
If you’re a Toledoan, odds are you’ve heard the TOL-EDO Rocket call. Whether you’re at home, on campus, or wherever life may have taken you, these sweatpants are the perfect combination of comfortable and fashionable. These Toledo sweatpants are also a great gift for your favorite Toledoan or Rocket.
Soft vintage feel
You know that feeling of putting on your coziest t-shirt? So soft and comfortable. It's probably a shirt you've had for a while. From the first time you put on one of our Toledo shirts you will feel that vintage softness every time.
One of a kind designs
Our design team has creativity that is hard to be matched. Each Toledo design we create is in house and original guaranteeing unique designs for every piece we release.
Gives you the feeling of home in Toledo
Do you ever see something that makes you think of home? Our Toledo designs are sure to spark some "home" emotions. Best part? When you wear it, its so cozy it transports you back to T-Town wherever you are in the moment.
Jupmode Top Toledo Gift Choices for 2021
Whether you're looking for a gift for your grandchildren, favorite sibling, coworker, 419 puppy, or that friend you want to entice back to T-Town, Jūpmode's Toledo gift collection has something for everyone. From cozy socks to Toledo themed coloring books to our You Will Do Better In Toledo line, Jūpmode wants to remind everyone of their love for the city of Toledo.
Toledo Gifts for Her
Picking out the perfect gift gift for her can be a daunting task. This collection is sure to help you by providing the perfect combo of sentimental and cozy.Shop Now
Toledo Gifts for Him
Boys can be so hard to shop for. This gift guide will help you choose something other than the typical watch or wallet. From vintage tees, to hats, socks and more, your guy is sure to love this collection.Shop Now
Toledo Gifts for Kids and Babies
Still looking for something to give to your children, nieces, nephews, or special kids in your life? Look no further! These tees are so comfortable it will become their favorite t-shirt.Shop Now
Toledo Gifts for Siblings
Brothers and sisters. You grew up with them. You love them. We want to help you gift your siblings something meaningful. This Toledo collection is sure to guide you to the perfect gift for your siblings.Shop Now
Toledo Gifts for Grandparents
Do you know what to get your grandparents for Christmas? Shop this collection to find all the vintage apparel your grandparents will love.Shop Now
Toledo Gifts for your Fur Babies
Pets > everything. Time to give back to our fur babies for always making us so happy. Shop our dog collection here to get everything you and your pup need.Shop Now
Our You Will Do Better in Toledo coloring book was included in the Toledo Blade's Arts and Crafts section of their Holiday Gift Guide! Check it out here featured among other great local gift options from Handmade Toledo, The Art Supply Depo, and The Toledo Museum of Art:Shop Now
If you can't get out to enjoy Toledo's natural spaces, burning our candles will transport you there. Our soy candles were poured by RiverFront Candle Co. Our Toledo Woods candle was inspired by The Spot at Oak Openings and our Floral Ohio candle will fill your room with the scent of flowers. When your candle is done, clean out the glass for a Libbey rocks glass!Shop Now
Who doesn't love being cozy? Our Toledo City Pride Collection has everything you need to stay comfortable this winter season. Snuggle up in our super soft Tol Sweatshirt blanket while wearing your favorite Toledo shirt while sipping some coffee and relaxing with our Toledo coloring book.Shop Now
What began as a fascination of the "You Will Do Better in Toledo" sign in Toledo's own Wesley's Bar ended up becoming a massive source of Toledo inspiration for Jūpmode. One glance of the sign and you might see something straightforward and typical of any city that has a lot of pride. But upon further inspection, you will learn that the sign itself has a lot of incredible history.
It's Toledo's history that makes it such a special place. By knowing our history we can make a brighter future for Toledo. And it's this history that began our love affair with Toledo and that we look to for inspiration in our designs and products.
Our History is Toledo History
Over 100 years ago, a sign stood near the old Toledo Commerce Club with the phrase "You Will Do Better in Toledo." Since reading about it, that phrase has been in the back of our minds here at Jūpmode in learning more about our very special T-Town. The sign itself featured a large locomotive, a lake freighter and the infamous "YWDBIT" slogan. To read more about one of our primary pieces of inspiration for Jūpmode, as well as an excerpt from the Toledo Blade's own book, "You Will Do Better in Toledo: From Frogtown to Glass City. A Toledo Retrospective in Postcards, 1893-1929," look no further than here. Who would have thought that a slogan contest with more than 7,000 entries would create an entire sign that would eventually come to influence our brand? That is the magic of Toledo.
Our "You Will Do Better In Toledo" shirt was our first shirt in our Toledo City Pride collection. It laid the foundation for what has come since then and inspired people throughout Northwest Ohio to be proud of their hometown.
A lot of our Toledo shirts are based on the rich historical context Toledo itself provides for us at Jūpmode. From former prominent Toledo retailers to jazz clubs to high schools that have a lot of amazing local history and stories, Jūpmode is honored to be able to create items that reflect how much Toledo means to us. We want to be able to give back to people who share in this same 419 history.
Hear what Jūpmode customers say about their Toledo gifts
"Great Toledo themed shop. Lots of great t-shirt designs and themes. Love the shirts that pay tribute to old Toledo landmarks...Sports Arena, Southwyck Mall and more. Check out their website! - Jessica
“The best quality Ts and sweatshirts! They're cute and comfy and they wash/wear super well. Gotta love being able to have the softest shirts ever and supporting local!” - Lauren
"Very high quality sentimental shirts. Something for everyone."- MJ
"Cool selection of high quality apparel items and collectibles that are Toledo-centric, especially retro and historic themes. Staff are super friendly and helpful." - Tobias
"Offering lots of great Toledo and Ohio branded shirts and items! All very reasonably priced." - Meghan
"Always happy to support Jūpmode. Such a great local company with a strong love for Toledo." - Tony
Check out how we screen print our famous vintage Lion Store shirts!
As we've said before, one thing that makes us different is that we make our products in house. In addition to custom screen printing, we have been screen printing our own shirts since 2012. We love having control over the quality of the final product and the ability to test and experiment with new designs and print techniques.
Check out this video below where John explains how he screen prints our Lion Store shirts and hoodies.
It's a lot of fun to show people the process of screen printing. While some people may have experience with it from an art class, it's one of those things that we encountered in our everyday lives but don't understand how it works.
John has been screen printing for eight years and our manual press operator, Mike, has been printing for over 20 years. That experience gives us a lot of expertise in translating the creative in the artwork to the shirts and sweatshirts that we print on.
By doing the decoration work in house, it gives us more control over the creativity of our designs and the quality of the work. It's been an advantage for us since we began screen printing in house eight years ago. We know all of the elements of our products better than anyone else, stay up on trends, and respond faster to demand because we work with them on a daily basis.