Holiday Gifts Blog
Welcome back to the busiest time of the shopping year! Let’s avoid the last minute running from store to store shopping. There are 2.2 million people in the greater Cleveland area that are expected to spend between $900-$1,000 this holiday season… Whenever possible, why not spend your money locally? If you #Pledge100 you could potentially help bring $190 million back into our local economy. What could be better than choosing unique gifts for your friends and family that also support our talented network of friends and neighbors in the community?? Here are some great local vendors to help finish up your Christmas shopping when Amazon Prime just won’t do…
Are you trying to keep up with what’s trending? Are you trying to impress who you’re giving gifts to or a picky teen? Stay stylish! Stay Hip! Keep up with the ever-changing fashion trends here locally.
Fringe Boutique: Locally owned and operated boutique featuring unique, trendy, stylish, and exclusive designs for women of all ages.
Fetch & Co.: Fashion and accessories for everyone – it is our mission to make all women feel comfortable and beautiful in their clothes.
In The 216: A showcase for 70 Ohio artisans – we have everything from stickers to jewelry to tee shirts to fine art.
Cleveland Sleeves: Tee shirts featuring your hometown, sports, comics, music, and pop culture.
Cleveland Running Co.: Performance running footwear, apparel, and accessories.
Girls Got Swing: Designer brand apparels that combines both fashion and function with unique patterns & features like mesh sleeve panels, sun-protection factors, and moisture-wicking fabrics for golf, travel, or any active lifestyle (also find unique accessories, footwear, & gifts).
For all of us fashionistas, the key to the perfect clothing ensemble is accessorizing with the perfect jewelry. The right piece can add sparkle, adds glamour, and it shows off our own style and personality. If you love jewelry just as much as the rest of us, check out some of these amazing local jewelers.
Cleveland Rocks and Beads: Finished jewelry includes sterling silver and made to order pieces along with gifts.
Wanderlust Jewelers: One-of-a-kind designs with an emphasis on custom pieces curated for you by designer Wes Airgood. Using a conventional approach to design, each and every piece is hand fabricated from start to finish.
Tiny Erica Jewelry: A collection of sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry handcrafted by designer and metalsmith Erica Montejo. Clean line work is often combined with unique patterns and textures to create a line that is fun, fresh, and versatile. Custom requests are welcome!
Bunny Paige: Creates edgy wearable art that simultaneously conveys one’s inner strength and feminine charm. Handcrafted by Lauren Tatum, the brand prides itself on using only the highest quality materials available including crystal clear jeweler’s resin and genuine Swarovski crystals.
Local Toys & Games
Let’s keep the imagination running! Ditch the iPad and close your laptop. Keep family game night alive, fun, and competitive. Age is just a number, no one is “too old” or “too young” for a new puzzle or board game. Let’s put our phones down and create some interactive memories! Make family game night a weekly event!
Once Upon A Time: Offers a selection of toys that promote imaginary play.
Cuddle Cult: Where you find cute and collectible pop culture inspired plush toys.
Camike Press Puzzle Company: More than a puzzle – jigsaw.
Critical Hit Games: Offers a wide selection of tabletop games, card games, and RPG books. We also offer a large amount of play space for both casual gaming as well as our many regularly scheduled events which include Magic the Gathering, Fantasy Flight, Pathfinder, and much more!
Local Furniture & Design
Are you looking to redecorate? Surprise your significant other with the living room you’ve been dreaming of? Or is that terrible office chair that you spend 8+ hours a day in killing your back? Spoil yourself with comfort this holiday – help your back out! Think about it… we’re only getting older at this point… LOL
North East Factory Direct: No added charges for expensive storefronts when you buy things like wholesale spas and wholesale bar furniture from us.
Sapphire Pear: Interior design and home decor store.
National Office Services: Reception and lounge, desks, workstations, conference rooms, training tables, filing and storage, ergonomic accessories and a great selection of seating options. Even offer free design service.
Are you or someone you know trying to be the next Jimi Hendrix? Your time is now! Get one step closer to becoming the next guitar star by getting your first or new guitar at Heights Music Shop!
Heights Music Shop: Specializes in new and vintage string instruments; acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, banjos, etc…
Nothing beats a handmade gift – it is clearly made with love, right?. Like we said before, what could be better than choosing a unique one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family? You can get anything from repurposed trash into treasures to a unique personalized LED product, the options are endless.
ReThunk Junk: Repurpose trash into treasures by using recycled and new materials to create unique wall art pieces.
Larchmere Fire Works: Blacksmithing, glass-blowing, and glass fusing studio. Offers group and individual classes. You can also book a party! The gallery features local artists in an array of mediums.
Unique LED Products: Custom personalized LED signs, night lights, battery operated nameplates, acrylic awards, keychains, cork and acrylic coasters and more to fit your personal and business needs.
Work of Arc Welding: Creates a unique, one of a kind, functional art, primarily focused on metals – featuring one of a kind home decor items and art pieces such as lamps, clocks, shelving, fountains, and even CLE pride art.
Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and lots of chocolate – okay do we have your attention? These sweets factories can give you a drool-worthy serious sugar craving… Nothing beats a local homemade sweet as a present!
All City Candy: We have special and hard candy to find! A 5,000 square foot candy megastore featuring bulk candy, nostalgic candy, candy by color, fine chocolates and fudge, candy for all occasions, gift baskets, corporate gifts, all occasions trays, candy buffets and more.
Campbell’s Sweets Factory: Produces and sells popcorn, chocolates, and cupcakes!
Fear’s Confections: Make sweets that are to die for! Tantalizing creations, handmade with care, pair unique flavors with timeless techniques and confectioning. Your counterculture candy counter – where modern meets nostalgia.
The Cute Little Cake Shop: Over 40 years of combined experience in the baking and candy-making/ decorating industries.
We are asking everyone to pledge to spend $100 of your shopping budget this holiday season at local businesses. There are 2.2 million people in the greater Cleveland area that are expected to spend between $900-$1,000 this holiday season. Keep It Local Cleveland estimates that the #Pledge100 campaign has the potential to put back $190 million into our local economy.
To make things even better this season, we have some awesome prizes to give away. Shop local and win big!
If you #Pledge100 click HERE.