27 Cleveland Gift Ideas for Your Valentine's Day Sweetheart

If you're still searching for gift ideas for Valentine's Day, we're here to help. As a bonus, all our suggestions are locally made and locally available. Happy shopping.

If you're still searching for gift ideas for Valentine's Day, we're here to help. As a bonus, all our suggestions are locally made and locally available. Happy shopping.

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A Year of Ice Cream: If you do the math, buying a year of Mitchell's Ice Cream doesn't really save you that much money. You'd probably spend about the same amount of cash if you were to go to one of the locally owned ice cream shops and just buy a scoop every week for a year. But you're not buying it for yourself and it's not about the deal. It's about delivering sweet, sweet dessert goodness to someone else. The "A Year of Ice Cream" certificates come in a tin, and each one is redeemable for one free scoop of ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt at any Mitchell's. They may be used toward any item of greater value and never expire or lose value. Plus, Mitchell's regularly introduces seasonal flavors and makes its ice cream using dairy from family farms in Holmes and Wayne Counties.
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A Year of Ice Cream: If you do the math, buying a year of Mitchell's Ice Cream doesn't really save you that much money. You'd probably spend about the same amount of cash if you were to go to one of the locally owned ice cream shops and just buy a scoop every week for a year. But you're not buying it for yourself and it's not about the deal. It's about delivering sweet, sweet dessert goodness to someone else. The "A Year of Ice Cream" certificates come in a tin, and each one is redeemable for one free scoop of ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt at any Mitchell's. They may be used toward any item of greater value and never expire or lose value. Plus, Mitchell's regularly introduces seasonal flavors and makes its ice cream using dairy from family farms in Holmes and Wayne Counties. mitchellshomemade.com
'Baseball Jerks' Print: We might be biased, but that doesn't mean we're not right. Oliver Barrett is pumping out some of the best illustrations around. You might have seen his work on the cover of Scene, on ESPN, on Bandcamp, or any other number of places. Drop by his online store and support a great local artist. One of our favorites: his "Baseball Jerks" series, which includes Albert Belle and Julio Franco and Roberto Alomar and gives them, and others, a comic-book, monsteresque treatment.
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'Baseball Jerks' Print: We might be biased, but that doesn't mean we're not right. Oliver Barrett is pumping out some of the best illustrations around. You might have seen his work on the cover of Scene, on ESPN, on Bandcamp, or any other number of places. Drop by his online store and support a great local artist. One of our favorites: his "Baseball Jerks" series, which includes Albert Belle and Julio Franco and Roberto Alomar and gives them, and others, a comic-book, monsteresque treatment. ohbarrett.com
Ash Bowl by Billy Ritter: When the food stylists and photographers at BurkleHagen want to set an impressive table, they reach for one-of-a-kind tableware from local ceramicist Billy Ritter. Each piece of ceramic tableware is made by hand, one at a time. Many are fired in a wood-fueled kiln, which gives the pieces a striking surface with light ash-dusted glazing. Ritter uses only food-safe, non-toxic glazes, and despite their museum-quality beauty, the pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe. "One of the reasons I honestly make tableware is that I love the sense of belonging and meaningful functionality that comes along with that," Ritter explains. "The thought of people sharing their very important and personal gatherings on my handmade tablewares, it warms my heart in a way that I can't explain. When I think of that feeling I want it to last forever, and more importantly, I want to share it with you all."
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Ash Bowl by Billy Ritter: When the food stylists and photographers at BurkleHagen want to set an impressive table, they reach for one-of-a-kind tableware from local ceramicist Billy Ritter. Each piece of ceramic tableware is made by hand, one at a time. Many are fired in a wood-fueled kiln, which gives the pieces a striking surface with light ash-dusted glazing. Ritter uses only food-safe, non-toxic glazes, and despite their museum-quality beauty, the pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe. "One of the reasons I honestly make tableware is that I love the sense of belonging and meaningful functionality that comes along with that," Ritter explains. "The thought of people sharing their very important and personal gatherings on my handmade tablewares, it warms my heart in a way that I can't explain. When I think of that feeling I want it to last forever, and more importantly, I want to share it with you all." billyritter77.com/new-index/
Christina Sadowski's CLE-inspired Gifts:
Local photographer and co-founder of 78th Street Studios' E11even 2 gallery, Christina Sadowski is turning her love for photographing Cleveland into a business. Available both on Etsy and at her gallery (which she co-owns with fellow artists Rich Cihlar and Billy Nainiger), Sadowski's wares include a curved Cleveland skyline necklace ($25 each, available in white, black or mirrored gold, as well as now in new cherry and maple woods), metal skyline ornaments ($12 each or 2 for $20, available in red or blue), metal skyline business card holder ($12 each), City of Champions professional bottle opener ($20), LED plexiglass nightlights ($25 each), championship trophy keychains ($6 each or 2 for $10), Cleveland Against the World skull-and-bones keychains ($6 each or 2 for $10), Guardians of Transportation duvet covers ($175 and up) and much more.
1300 West 78th St., etsy.com/shop/ChristinaSadowski/
Christina Sadowski's CLE-inspired Gifts: Local photographer and co-founder of 78th Street Studios' E11even 2 gallery, Christina Sadowski is turning her love for photographing Cleveland into a business. Available both on Etsy and at her gallery (which she co-owns with fellow artists Rich Cihlar and Billy Nainiger), Sadowski's wares include a curved Cleveland skyline necklace ($25 each, available in white, black or mirrored gold, as well as now in new cherry and maple woods), metal skyline ornaments ($12 each or 2 for $20, available in red or blue), metal skyline business card holder ($12 each), City of Champions professional bottle opener ($20), LED plexiglass nightlights ($25 each), championship trophy keychains ($6 each or 2 for $10), Cleveland Against the World skull-and-bones keychains ($6 each or 2 for $10), Guardians of Transportation duvet covers ($175 and up) and much more. 1300 West 78th St., etsy.com/shop/ChristinaSadowski/
City Club Membership: Each year, the City Club brings an impressive roster of speakers to Cleveland — people like President Barack Obama, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen, Sen. Cory Booker, writer Ta-Nahisi Coates and leaders from around the country doing noteworthy work. As the "citadel of free speech," the City Club is all about fostering civil discourse in our society — something we could all use more of after this recent election season. A standard Civic Participant membership costs $200 for the year, and comes with two complimentary tickets, discounted tickets to all other events, invitations to special events, and more —including a dope pin and history book.
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City Club Membership: Each year, the City Club brings an impressive roster of speakers to Cleveland — people like President Barack Obama, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen, Sen. Cory Booker, writer Ta-Nahisi Coates and leaders from around the country doing noteworthy work. As the "citadel of free speech," the City Club is all about fostering civil discourse in our society — something we could all use more of after this recent election season. A standard Civic Participant membership costs $200 for the year, and comes with two complimentary tickets, discounted tickets to all other events, invitations to special events, and more —including a dope pin and history book. cityclub.org
Cleveland Against the World T-shirt:
We believe in ourselves when no one else does, and this is the perfect time to show it off. The Cleveland Against the World t-shirt is part of iLYTHY's Essential Collection, and comes in black and white or wine and gold (we prefer the wine and gold for obvious reasons). In case you're wondering what iLTHY stands for, it's "I Love the Hype," and a perfect way to welcome 2018 in our city.
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Cleveland Against the World T-shirt: We believe in ourselves when no one else does, and this is the perfect time to show it off. The Cleveland Against the World t-shirt is part of iLYTHY's Essential Collection, and comes in black and white or wine and gold (we prefer the wine and gold for obvious reasons). In case you're wondering what iLTHY stands for, it's "I Love the Hype," and a perfect way to welcome 2018 in our city. Ilthy.com
Adult Coloring Book:
Get distracted — on purpose ­— with the adult coloring books and packs from Free Period Press. Why, you say? Because sometimes a mental vacation is in order. There are several styles available, as well as loose coloring sheets in case you want to be a little more discreet during that staff meeting at work. The books and sheets are available online, or at Lovely Somethings in Akron, Fireside Bookshop in Chagrin Falls, Native Cleveland in Cleveland, Mac's Backs in Cleveland Heights and at the Kent University Bookstore. Know a teacher or librarian? You can also sign them up online to receive free coloring pages for their class and groups.
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Adult Coloring Book: Get distracted — on purpose ­— with the adult coloring books and packs from Free Period Press. Why, you say? Because sometimes a mental vacation is in order. There are several styles available, as well as loose coloring sheets in case you want to be a little more discreet during that staff meeting at work. The books and sheets are available online, or at Lovely Somethings in Akron, Fireside Bookshop in Chagrin Falls, Native Cleveland in Cleveland, Mac's Backs in Cleveland Heights and at the Kent University Bookstore. Know a teacher or librarian? You can also sign them up online to receive free coloring pages for their class and groups. Freeperiodpress.com
Crescent Watch: If you're willing to splurge on something unique, the steam punk-y, adventure-inspiring time pieces from Exquisite Corpse Boutique could be the gift you're looking for this season. The Crescent Watch in particular is probably something you've never seen before and is sure to draw the eye of, and compliments from, your envious friends and neighbors. The Crescent Watch is the boutique's very first timepiece creation and is only available in limited runs, so if you've got your eye on it, you may want to act quickly.
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Crescent Watch: If you're willing to splurge on something unique, the steam punk-y, adventure-inspiring time pieces from Exquisite Corpse Boutique could be the gift you're looking for this season. The Crescent Watch in particular is probably something you've never seen before and is sure to draw the eye of, and compliments from, your envious friends and neighbors. The Crescent Watch is the boutique's very first timepiece creation and is only available in limited runs, so if you've got your eye on it, you may want to act quickly. theexcb.com
Duck-Rabbit Coffee: Named after the age-old optical illusion that asks viewers what they see, a rabbit or a duck, this small-scale roastery has some very big ideas about coffee. Located in the same Duck Island warehouse as Forest City Brewing, Duck-Rabbit Coffee is one of Cleveland's youngest entries into the quickly developing third-wave coffee scene. The owner directly sources his beans from farmers in Sumatra, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Colombia, paying above Fair Trade minimums. Pick up some earthy, rustic and sweet Lintong coffee, which comes from the south side of Lake Toba in northern Sumatra, or El Angel, farmed on the slopes of the Santa Ana volcano in El Salvador. Any true coffee aficionado will love the gesture and the beans.
duckrabbitcoffee.com
Duck-Rabbit Coffee: Named after the age-old optical illusion that asks viewers what they see, a rabbit or a duck, this small-scale roastery has some very big ideas about coffee. Located in the same Duck Island warehouse as Forest City Brewing, Duck-Rabbit Coffee is one of Cleveland's youngest entries into the quickly developing third-wave coffee scene. The owner directly sources his beans from farmers in Sumatra, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Colombia, paying above Fair Trade minimums. Pick up some earthy, rustic and sweet Lintong coffee, which comes from the south side of Lake Toba in northern Sumatra, or El Angel, farmed on the slopes of the Santa Ana volcano in El Salvador. Any true coffee aficionado will love the gesture and the beans. duckrabbitcoffee.com
Fresh Fork Membership: There might be no better gift for passionate home cooks than a subscription to Fresh Fork, a year-round provider of fresh foods sourced from local family farms and producers within 75 miles of Public Square. The founder has spent years cultivating relationships, establishing food ways and steering the entire farming community in the right direction. Each week, members pick up their shares from refrigerated trucks in communities across Northeast Ohio, along with recipes and tips on how best to utilize the produce, meat, eggs, dairy, breads, canned goods, pastries and grains within. Available shares include summer or winter, small or large, vegan, vegetarian or omnivore.
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Fresh Fork Membership: There might be no better gift for passionate home cooks than a subscription to Fresh Fork, a year-round provider of fresh foods sourced from local family farms and producers within 75 miles of Public Square. The founder has spent years cultivating relationships, establishing food ways and steering the entire farming community in the right direction. Each week, members pick up their shares from refrigerated trucks in communities across Northeast Ohio, along with recipes and tips on how best to utilize the produce, meat, eggs, dairy, breads, canned goods, pastries and grains within. Available shares include summer or winter, small or large, vegan, vegetarian or omnivore. freshforkmarket.com
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