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Dayton’s Not Dead: Kokopelli Gift House

Kokopelli Gift House

Kokopelli Gift House | Photo by Grace Ramsdell | The Wright State Guardian

Hosting a wide variety of Native American crafts, crystal jewelry and a vast selection of individual crystals, Kokopelli Gift House located at 4125 Little York Rd. in Dayton is the perfect place to find a gift for a loved one.  


With the sound of Native American hymns playing as you enter, Kokopelli Gift House greets all customers with a warm welcoming amongst the lingering scent of burning sage and incense.  

Established in 2006, Kokopelli Gift House has been serving the Dayton community and its regular customer base for over 15 years.  

Specializing in crystals, jewelry, dreamcatchers and Native American drums and weaponry amongst other various gifts, Kokopelli truly is a dream store for someone looking to either explore their spirituality or to find a gift for someone special.  

With prices on individual crystals ranging from $1 to a few hundred dollars, there are gifts at Kokopelli fitting the budget of all customers. 

“We get items from all over the place, some local and others sourced in. It’s hard to keep track of sometimes. We are getting new items for customers to purchase almost daily,” Kokopelli staff said.  

Customer Experiences 

Certified Reiki Master and returning patron of Kokopelli Gift House for over eight years Coral Michelle of Troy said that the atmosphere and knowledge of the staff is what keeps her coming back time after time.  

“I love how lit up everything is from the second you walk through the door,” Michelle said. “When you visit other crystal shops, it can be sort of dark and almost witch-like. Kokopelli has such an inviting atmosphere and such a wide variety of things to look at and purchase.”  

Reiki, a Japanese form of alternative medicine healing called energy healing, see’s practitioners using a hands-on healing method, in which the practitioner uses his or her hands to transfer energy to their patient and encourages emotional or physical healing.  

Michelle said that oftentimes, crystals are used in holistic healing methods such as those practiced in Reiki.  

“I started shopping at Kokopelli for material reasons, like getting gifts for loved ones and things of that nature. After beginning my Reiki practices and learning the holistic healing methods taught in the practice, I began to understand how these crystals work and how to use them to heal my clients,” Michelle said. “Kokopelli has allowed me to continue my practice and use these precious crystals along the way.”  

Kokopelli’s off-the-highway location is an additional leading factor amongst the regular customer base.  

Derrick Brownlee, also of Troy, said that having a location in between Yellow Springs and Troy keeps him coming back to purchase gifts for his beloved fiancé.   

“When you do a Google Search for crystal shops near the Dayton area, most of them are closer to Yellow Springs and areas south of Dayton,” Brownlee said. “Being from Troy, I realized that Kokopelli is the closest place for me to get gifts for my Fiancé, so the choice was a no-brainer.”  

Whether you’re looking to explore your spirituality through crystals and Tarot card decks, or looking to purchase a gorgeous piece of Native American Jewelry for a loved one, Kokopelli Gift House in Dayton is a one-stop-shop for all desires.  

Nicolas BenVenuto

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