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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?