It’s the season for giving and picking out the perfect gifts for your loved ones. I have been feverishly buying gifts this past week, but I wanted to pause and call out some of my favorite local businesses to help you finish up your Christmas shopping. I vouch for all the businesses listed below, as I have shopped with them before and have their items throughout my home. Many of these businesses participate in local holiday markets, so you may have the opportunity to see them around town. Check their individual websites for more info.
Aside from the fact that I am obsessed with the Shore Society Instagram feed (the image featured below is theirs), I love their products. Reasonably priced and great quality, I own shirts, sweatshirts and mugs from this local gem. My favorites include the Salty sweatshirt ($45) and Cooler by the Lake mug ($12). You can order items off the Shore Society website, or you can find items stocked at local stores.
Boundary & Thorn
Looking for a fun print to accent your kitchen or bar area? Boundary & Thorn has you covered. My favorite items here include the Coffie Punnie Print ($15), which features sayings like “Don’t be such a drip” and “This is how we brew it” and cocktail recipe prints for above my bar cart. Boundary & Thorn also sells prints of Cleveland. You can buy items online or West Elm this holiday season (Cleveland and Columbus).
Into the Pines
While not local to Cleveland, I recently discovered Into the Pines at the fall Cleveland Flea so I figured it was okay to include here. Based in Chicago, Into the Pines focuses primarily on jewelry, but I am simply obsessed with their air plant holders and dream catchers. I have the double air plant in copper ($36) and I couldn’t love it more. I would’ve bought about ten more for family and friends, but I didn’t want to risk killing the air plants before the holidays. All items are for sale on Etsy and many are currently listed with free shipping.
Personally, I love abstract art. It speaks to me more than any portrait ever will. So, I recently splurged and purchased a circular, abstract painting called Broken Home Baby ($280) from Svona Studio. I probably walked by no more than five times before I made the purchase, as it was a splurge. Not looking to be that big of a spender? She sells black and white Cleveland cards and prints with gold foil accents that start under $10 each.
Located right in my backyard (well, Lakewood), Cuyahoga Collective has a ton of great gift options. I’m particularly obsessed with my camera patent print ($35) that is printed on archival canvas, but they have other unique prints, pillows, candles and more. If I need to pick up a last minute, high-quality gift for someone, this is where I usually stop.
Inked and Dotted
Last Christmas I bought a ton of these adorable Ohio mugs ($14) from Inked and Dotted of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Who doesn’t love a good Ohio drawing on a pretty mug? Plus, the price was great. Aside from the mugs, they have a variety of prints, apparel and totes.
Lucca Workshop is another vendor I was introduced to at the Cleveland Flea. Their pieces are so unique because of the wood accents that accompany many of the items. I bought a fabulous wooden clock with copper accents ($62) for my sunroom. I feel like I’ve never seen anything quite like it. They also have beautiful coasters, mirrors and cutting boards. Check out their site for a truly special gift.
Converse Custom Metal Design
I love good Cleveland decor and Converse Custom Metal Design delivered with this metal Cleveland skyline ($64). I added it to my entryway above our coat rack and it fits perfectly. I love supporting the CLE and this piece adds the perfect city look with a sophisticated vibe. Aside from their pre-designed Cleveland pieces, they also have custom options available for a reasonable price.