Uh oh, guys. We are rolling in on the most busy shopping time of the year—there’s less than a week to go until Christmas! Are you still scrambling about trying to find that perfect gift for your special someone? Does that special someone love Cleveland? And are you tired of long lines and agonizing crowds at the mall? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this gift list is for you. Check out the best gifts Cleveland has to offer.
Best Cleveland gifts for…
…the FOOD LOVER
“Oh dear me, I’ve experienced too much delicious food,” said no one ever. Whether your loved one is a cuisine connoisseur or can simply appreciate a quality meal, these holiday opportunities will make the perfect gift:
Purchase a $100 Cibréo gift card, and receive a free $20 Cibréo gift card. Your loved one can experience some fine Italian food the next time they’re downtown, and you get a small gift for yourself! The gift card is redeemable at any of the Driftwood Restaurant Group locations, which includes Washington Place Bistro & Inn and Welshfield Inn.
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“Reds, whites, and small bites.” If that doesn’t sound like an ideal evening, you’ve been doing evenings wrong. Get a $50 gift card from Bin 216 for your loved one, and you’ll receive a free $10 card. This gift card is also redeemable at 87 West in Crocker Park and Rothschild Farms.
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Photo by Bin 216
Bavarian pretzels, sauerkraut, live music and beer. You could literally hand your loved one an Oktoberfest for Christmas. Get on over to Hofbräuhaus Cleveland today, and you will receive a free $10 rewards card for every $50 you get in gift cards. Don’t forget your Lederhosen! Prost!
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…the CLEVELAND LOVER
The King has returned, downtown got a new record-setting chandelier (thank you GE!), and for a minute there The Browns had the best record they’ve held in decades. It’s an exciting time to be in Cleveland, so what better gift than something with a little CLE pride?
Chocolate. Rich, divine, melt-in-your-mouth, and fabulous. Even Scrooge can’t deny that chocolate is the perfect way to make someone’s holiday bright. Malley’s Chocolates is definitely the way to go, but they’ve put something extra special in the mix this year: the Greetings from Cleveland Box. Featuring a picture of the Terminal Tower lit green and pink (for Malley’s 80th anniversary!), this box is truly yummy and highlights a Cleveland landmark!
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Photo by Malley’s Chocolates
Rock your way to the top by getting your loved one a Hard Rock Cafe pin, featuring PlayhouseSquare. What better way to show some Cleveland pride than by gifting someone with a Cleveland-exclusive pin? Plus, 15% of the proceeds support PlayhouseSquare! Come down and get yourself some dinner, and pick up one of these bad boys today!
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Virtually everything you love about Cleveland is represented on a shirt, sock, or poster at the Cleveland Clothing Company. From baby onesies to CLE-themed ugly Christmas sweaters (and PlayhouseSquare shirts too!), you can please everyone on your list from 1 to 92. NYC ain’t got nothin’ on us. Go CLE!
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Photo by Cleveland Globetrotter
Here’s something neat! We didn’t want to steal from another fabulously-made holiday catalog, so we’re just going to give you a link to this list. Created by Cool Cleveland, this features gifts for every age and interest. And the best part? It’s a Shop Local list—everything on the list is from a NEO entrepreneur!
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You remember A Christmas Story, right? A young boy’s quest for a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle? Did you know that movie was filmed right here in Cleveland? Give your loved one the opportunity to tour the house! Or better yet, pick from a variety of sizes and present them with the iconic leg lamp. Who doesn’t love fishnets in the window?
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Photo by A Christmas Story House and Museum
…the PLAYHOUSESQUARE LOVER
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include the largest performing arts center outside of New York on our holiday giving guide. After all, if you’re reading our blog you must like us at least a little! ; )
If you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season, we recommend this little chandelier air freshener. We know it’s your secret way of telling them their car stinks, but your loved one will only see the nod to our city’s great GE Chandelier.
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Have you checked out our PlayhouseSquare online gift shop lately? We have some really cool stuff on there! There’s show merchandise, PlayhouseSquare items, and Dazzle the District shirts—everything you need to adequately dress or impress that special someone.
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We say that this next item “always gets applause,” and it really does! It’s not everyday someone gets to pick from over 1200 of the best concerts, family shows, Broadway musicals, and more! The PlayhouseSquare gift card is the chance for your loved one to make the memories that will last a lifetime.
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Baby, it’s cold outside, so be safe out there no matter how much shopping you have left to do. Happy holidays!