With Thanksgiving over, we are now officially fully into the holiday season! Welcome to the Right Down Euclid Holiday Gift Guide, an annual tradition and your best source for cool, memorable gift items featuring some local businesses you may already know! Our ground rules are simple: You won’t find standard-issue Browns jerseys here since you probably already know where to find those. But, if you’re looking for unique products relating to Cleveland and other areas of Cleveland aesthetics or interests, you’ve come to the right place.
Keep in mind that Hanukkah is a bit earlier than usual this year, plus lots of vendors are dealing with supply-chain issues. So for the best results, shop early and be sure to shop local as often as you can!
For the Spirits and Snacks Enthusiast Full of Holiday Spirit
Locally Crafted Spirits – Western Reserve Distillery
If your cocktail enthusiast is more of a drink purist, why not shop local? Western Reserve Distillers is a family-owned Organic Craft Distillery producing award-winning world-class spirits in Lakewood, Ohio, which is just a few miles from downtown Cleveland. All of their products are handcrafted in small batches with grains from Ohio farms within 150 miles of the distillery. Full list of products here.
More Than Mead Everyone’s Expectations – Crafted Artisan Meadery
Crafted Artisan Meadery is dedicated to producing highly drinkable, modern mead that is made for everyone. Made in nearby Mogadore, their mead believes in creativity over tradition and that the quality of the liquid behind their labels is the most important thing to their customers. Right now, they have several holiday blends as well as tons of classics for any mead enthusiast in your life to enjoy. Full list of products here.
Delicious Local Treats to Share – Old Brooklyn Cheese Co.
For the foodies and home chefs, adding Old Brooklyn Cheese Co. to your list of Cleveland gifts is a phenomenal idea. This spot bills itself as Cleveland’s only cheese shop, serving up seasonal raw-milk cheeses made right here in Ohio. They also sell gourmet mustard that has earned a reputation as being “Cleveland caviar.” The flavorful “Pepped Up” is made with beer-infused whole mustard seeds, and won a Good Food Award in 2020. Check it out for yourself here.
La Dolce Vita – Corbo’s Bakery
Okay, so, this might get me a little bit of heat. But, if you want the best authentic Italian sweets in Cleveland then you’d be hard-pressed to find anything better than Corbo’s Bakery, Presti’s included. Growing up in a very Italian household, walking into Corbo’s Little Italy location sends me back to my great aunt’s house on the outskirts of Western Pennsylvania. Sure, it might not be a gift that lasts until the holiday you’re celebrating. But, that just means you can just go back for more! Here’s a link to their address.
For the Sports Fan that will be glued to the boxscore near Boxing Day
The gift that keeps on giving and giving! – FanDuel
FanDuel is launching in Ohio on January 1 but you don’t have to wait. Sign up and fund your account FanDuel now to be ready to place a bet at 12:01! Plus get an additional $100 free bet for pre-registering. Click here to sign up today!
New, limited edition Cleveland gear with a vintage feel – Homage
Looking to add some Cleveland Cavaliers gear to the wardrobe for you or your loved one? Then check out what our friends at Homage, an Ohio staple have to offer. Everything Homage produces has a classic feel to it and it’s betting than buying standard-issue Nike apparel. Click here to check it out!
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A curious curation of Cleveland commodities – Cuyahoga Collective
Cuyahoga Collective is a purveyor of goods and objects for the home. Their aesthetic represents the roamers and the seekers by taking inspiration from the North Coast and bridging the gap between home and exploration. They highlight their in-house creative alongside makers from Ohio, the United States and beyond. They pride themselves in connecting customers with the world around them, whether from their living room, around town or on a journey into the wild. Located in Lakewood on Madison Avenue, it’s right in our backyard as well! More information about them.
Cuddle up with a good book by the fire this holiday season – Mac’s Backs-Books on Coventry
Mac’s Backs-Books on Coventry has three floors of new and used books & magazines. They are located on Coventry Rd. in Cleveland Heights, a walking neighborhood near Cleveland’s museums and Case Western Reserve University. They have a large selection of classics, mysteries, science fiction, contemporary fiction and non-fiction. Mac’s also hosts readings, book signings, author events, book clubs as well writing workshops. Click here for more information on them!
Hang out in the Hanger! – City Goods
City Goods is a new shopping and cocktail bar experience in the Hingetown area of Cleveland’s Ohio City utilizing a community of 7 dome-shaped hangars to create a unique environment unlike anything in town. 20+ small local businesses & makers will share 6 of these unique hangar spaces and a bodega-style cocktail bar with grab & go beer, wine, and spirits from local vendors will occupy the seventh hangar. The goal of City Goods is to create a sustainable and accessible shopping environment to nurture and provide growth, community, and conscious purchases for local, small makers & sellers. Click here to check them out!
Evan Dammarell is a sports journalist covering all things Cleveland right off the shores of Lake Erie. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. You can also email him at [email protected] He can also be found three to five times a week on Locked On Cavs, a part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
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