December 11, 2018

20 Perfect Cleveland-Based Holiday Gifts for the Broke Clevelander

Looking for holiday gift magic that's all local and won't break the bank? This list features 20 perfect ideas for every Clevelander you're wanting to shower with presents this season.  

Looking for holiday gift magic that's all local and won't break the bank? This list features 20 perfect ideas for every Clevelander you're wanting to shower with presents this season.  Plus, nothing here is more than $25. 

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 Alex’s Ausome Socks 
Found at: Merchant Mrkt, 24687 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst
Cost: $14.95
Alex's Ausome Socks company not only make socks that are perfect for the holiday season, but with a purchase you are giving hope to young kids diagnosed with autism. Alex’s mom told Scene that he loves pizza and these socks are a great gift for the significant others and kids who also love some pie.

Alex’s Ausome Socks


Found at: Merchant Mrkt, 24687 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst
Cost: $14.95

Alex's Ausome Socks company not only make socks that are perfect for the holiday season, but with a purchase you are giving hope to young kids diagnosed with autism. Alex’s mom told Scene that he loves pizza and these socks are a great gift for the significant others and kids who also love some pie.
Give the Gift of Music  
Give the gift of an experience to a local music venue, like the Beachland, Grog Shop, Agora, Music Box or Winchester. These hot spots have so much new music coming through the door that you can always find something fresh and especially local. They all sell gift cards and one for $25 is the perfect gift for the music lover in your life.

Give the Gift of Music


Give the gift of an experience to a local music venue, like the Beachland, Grog Shop, Agora, Music Box or Winchester. These hot spots have so much new music coming through the door that you can always find something fresh and especially local. They all sell gift cards and one for $25 is the perfect gift for the music lover in your life.
Fiber and Gloss Holiday Cards 
Cost: $4 each
Sometimes all you need is a holiday card to brighten the spirit, and Fiber and Gloss has plenty of sassy and funny cards  that will spread the holiday cheer. Plus, you can feel good that these cards are hand drawn and printed in Ohio.

Fiber and Gloss Holiday Cards

Cost: $4 each

Sometimes all you need is a holiday card to brighten the spirit, and Fiber and Gloss has plenty of sassy and funny cards that will spread the holiday cheer. Plus, you can feel good that these cards are hand drawn and printed in Ohio.
Fiber and Gloss Holiday Cards 
Cost: $4 each
Sometimes all you need is a holiday card to brighten the spirit, and Fiber and Gloss has plenty of sassy and funny cards  that will spread the holiday cheer. Plus, you can feel good that these cards are hand drawn and printed in Ohio.

Fiber and Gloss Holiday Cards

Cost: $4 each

Sometimes all you need is a holiday card to brighten the spirit, and Fiber and Gloss has plenty of sassy and funny cards that will spread the holiday cheer. Plus, you can feel good that these cards are hand drawn and printed in Ohio.

Books, books and more books at Mac’s Backs-Books

Found at: 1820 Coventry Rd. Cleveland Heights Coast: All books under $25

If you have a bookworm in your family there are a ton of books from Cleveland-based authors that would make great gifts. We suggest books like Ken Schneck's “LGBTQ Cleveland”, Laura De Marco's “Lost Cleveland” and Ronald Koltnow's “Barberton Fried Chicken: An Ohio Original," or even a book by a national author like Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley's “Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism.”

Photo by Ken Schneck
City Mugs
Found at: In The 216, 1854-A Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights
Cost: $16
These city mugs are by local maker Lexicon Designs helps you find that one gift that will be great for coworkers, family and friends. The Mugs are all themed to that you love about our cities it includes Parma, Coventry, Cleveland, Bay Village and many more.

City Mugs


Found at: In The 216, 1854-A Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights
Cost: $16

These city mugs are by local maker Lexicon Designs helps you find that one gift that will be great for coworkers, family and friends. The Mugs are all themed to that you love about our cities it includes Parma, Coventry, Cleveland, Bay Village and many more.

Cleveland Babe T-Shirt

Found at: Océanne, 6515 Detroit Ave.
Cost: $20

Océanne in Gordon Square carries this printed Cleveland Babe T-Shirt that would be perfect for and Cleveland babe. The shirt is 100 percent cotton and is available in multiple sizes.
Cleveland Curiosities
Found at: 13375 Madison Ave., Lakewood
Cost: Under $25
There's always that dark enthusiast in your family and the Cleveland Curiosities store has you covered for all things strange and beautiful, including things like ducks, enamel bat skeletons, teeth and amazing plant posters.

Cleveland Curiosities

Found at: 13375 Madison Ave., Lakewood
Cost: Under $25
There's always that dark enthusiast in your family and the Cleveland Curiosities store has you covered for all things strange and beautiful, including things like ducks, enamel bat skeletons, teeth and amazing plant posters.
Cleveland Candle Company
Found at: 2032 W. 25th St.
Cost: Under $25
With names like Cle Magic, Edgewater Park, Cleveland Snow and Lake Erie, Cleveland Candle Company's best sellers are the perfect gifts for anyone on your list. For those feeling a little creative, there is even a candle bar where you can make your own scents.

Cleveland Candle Company

Found at: 2032 W. 25th St. Cost: Under $25

With names like Cle Magic, Edgewater Park, Cleveland Snow and Lake Erie, Cleveland Candle Company's best sellers are the perfect gifts for anyone on your list. For those feeling a little creative, there is even a candle bar where you can make your own scents.
Cleveland Ketchup 
Found at: In The 216, 11512 Clifton Blvd. 
$7
Cleveland Ketchup Company is a new local family-run venture, dedicated to providing ketchup using quality, natural ingredients with absolutely no high-fructose corn syrup. The ketchup is available in classic and ghost pepper flavors.

Cleveland Ketchup

Found at: In The 216, 11512 Clifton Blvd.
$7

Cleveland Ketchup Company is a new local family-run venture, dedicated to providing ketchup using quality, natural ingredients with absolutely no high-fructose corn syrup. The ketchup is available in classic and ghost pepper flavors.