Whether your holiday shopping was done in November or you’re still working your way down the list, chances are you may have overlooked the stocking stuffers. Enter this handy-dandy list of ideas perfect as stocking stuffers (or for however you celebrate the season of giving). Even better—each one was made right here in Cleveland.
Rock This Town: Rock ‘n’ roll is practically woven into the DNA of every Clevelander, so Rock this Town! by Fran Belkin is a good choice for pretty much anyone on your list. The book relates the story of rock’s history through 30 years of concert T-shirts collected by the family behind Cleveland’s Belkin Productions.
Cleveland Candle Co.: The words “lake effect” can strike fear into a Clevelander’s heart at times, but why not embrace it with a “Cleveland Snow”-themed candle from the Cleveland Candle Co.? Boasting the “crisp smell of fresh-fallen snow and frosty air,” the candle is a reminder of winter’s beauty that can be enjoyed from a cozy vantage point on the couch.
Venus in Aquarius Apothecary: Sure to please the person who never misses a chance to read their horoscope, zodiac oils by Venus in Aquarius Apothecary are a must-have. The 12 coconut oil-based, aromatherapy oils are made with all certified-organic ingredients. Whether the recipient was born an Aries, Sagittarius, or somewhere in between, each one is specially blended for their sign.
Designing for Wellness: The book Designing for Wellness by local artist Susie Frazier is perfect for the self-care aficionado or home decor-obsessed. Drawing on Frazier’s self-taught principles to treat her own anxiety and ADHD, the book shows how to incorporate nature into your home to inspire optimal mental health and restfulness. Each decor tip is paired with lush photography of her art and interiors.
Rust Belt Arcana: Tarot and the flora and fauna of the Midwest are an unlikely combination. But that’s exactly the subject of the essays in Rust Belt Arcana by Matt Stansberry. The book is a unique gift on its own, but best paired with the matching tarot card deck featuring beautiful watercolor paintings of the Rust Belt.
Legend Headwear: Top off their stocking with a Cleveland-themed dad cap or beanie from Legend headwear. The perfect way to rep The Land, these are manufactured right here in the 216 and prominently feature Cleveland icons like our sports teams and the Terminal Tower.
Terminal Tower Earrings: Surprise a Cleveland-loving fashionista with a pair of Terminal Tower earrings by Memorabilia Productions. Laser-cut from draftboard and hand-painted by local artist Haley Morris, the kitschy earrings have a colorful, retro vibe that makes a big statement.
2019 Cleveland Women's Sports Calendar: Show your support for local women’s professional and semi-pro sports leagues with the 2019 Cleveland Women’s Sports Calendar. Each month highlights athletes from Burning River Roller Derby, Cleveland Crush Basketball, Iron Maidens Rugby, Cleveland Comets Softball, and Cleveland Fusion Football.
Studio How-To: Give someone the experience of learning a craft with a gift certificate to a workshop at Studio How-to in Cleveland Heights. Designed to foster creativity, the shop hosts classes on sewing, embroidery, leather working, knitting, and more (and also sells supplies for craft projects).
Fear's Confections: No stocking is complete without a sweet treat. Stock up on geeky Star Wars and Doctor Who chocolates from Fear’s Confections for your favorite sci-fi fan, or opt for chocolate-covered Oreos, truffles, or buckeyes. Either way, Fear’s has your Christmas morning sweet tooth covered.