Why? Holiday Shopping!

It’s beginning to look a lot like holiday shopping time. Stores are decorated, commercials for holiday deals are everywhere, and the over-achieving already-bought-gifts people are making me feel guilty. So, here’s a little holiday shopping guide to hopefully make your gift giving a bit easier:

For the Fashionista

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There are lots of great options, but ultimately you want something unique for the glamour queen in your life. Here are some places to check out:

Banyan Tree – Clothes, accessories, jewelry and more with a laid-back vibe, located in the heart of Tremont.

Yellowcake Shop -Designs from Cleveland’s own Project Runway diva, Valerie Mayen.

Room Service – Danielle DeBoe’s store features a collection of fun and whimsical apparel.

For the Homebody

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For the person who needs or can never have enough art, vases, and various home accouterments, check these places out:

Wine and Design – From trinkets to furniture to artwork, this store has a little bit of everything. Plus, you can pick up a bottle (or a case) of wine while you’re at it!

DUOHOME – Much like Wine and Design, this shop has a little bit of everything, from knick knacks to furniture and lots in between.

Salty Not Sweet – From candles to cool art prints and more, this store has great gifts, with a very strong Cleveland theme.

For the Cleveland Lover

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Maybe you know a friend (or a blogger) who loves them some CLE and loves to show that love off. Shop for them at:

C.L.E. Clothing Co. – Everything you need to dress from head to toe in Cleveland gear, while reading a Cleveland book and looking at Cleveland artwork.

Fresh Brewed Tees – A great collection of Cleveland apparel, now with a store in South Park Mall.

For the Sweet Tooth

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Is there someone in your life who wants nothing more than a stocking filled with candy? Get them some of the best at these places:

Lilly Handmade Chocolates – Amazing truffles and barks in interesting and adventurous flavors, plus wine and craft beer.

Sweet Moses – Take a step back in time at this soda fountain and pick up a bag filled with delicious candies, popcorn, and baked goods (plus reward yourself with some ice cream while you’re there)!

Malley’s Chocolates – It’s a Cleveland institution for a reason: delicious candy! You’ll find lots of great gift box options here.

For the Wine and Beer Aficionado 

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Shopping for the wine or beer snob in your life? Aside from some of the places already mentioned that carry wine and beer, also check out:

Rozi’s Wine House – A huge selection of wine and craft beer, plus liquors! Check out the gift baskets.

Vineyard’s Wine Merchant – Run by the nicest guy you’ll ever want to meet, with a story about every wine. Go on an evening when they have a tasting and discover a new favorite for yourself too!

The Wine Spot – Another great place to get both wine and craft beer.

For the Techie

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Need to buy for the person who has to have the latest technology? Head over to:

Microsoft Holiday Pop-Up Store – Located in Beachwood Place, this only-for-the-holidays shop makes Microsoft technology and service even easier to access.

Apple Store – With locations at Crocker Park and Legacy Village, you can get your iGifts on either side of town.

For the Athlete

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For the person who will be working off the Christmas cookies before the last gift is opened, these stores have just what you need:

Lululemon Athletica – A wonderland of incredibly well-made clothes, catering largely to runners and yogis.

Athleta – Gap brand’s workout clothing store just opened in Beachwood, with a great mix of cute, comfy, and performance gear.

Second Sole – THE place for running shoes, with professional advice on finding the right pair. Also a great stop for workout apparel.

Where are your favorite spots for holiday shopping?

7 Responses

  1. Stephanie

    Another good place for the fashionista is Evie Lou, Kim Crow’s (former PD Style Editor) store in Tremont. A great selection of both clothing and jewelry, with wonderful customer service!

  2. Couldn’t agree with these picks more! I think I will be sending out this guide…except I don’t know what category I would fall under!

    I will be making use of this (hopefully sooner than later, but probably later.)

  3. I recently met you at the food show this year and I was introduced to your blog by my sister and I am in love! Well done! I’m always looking for small local businesses to buy from and this blog is very helpful. Thank you! Have a great Thanksgiving 🙂

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