You may have heard the plea to shop local this holiday season, but what does that look like? The following locally owned companies offer something special for everyone on your list, and you can feel good knowing you supported your community.
2421 Bridge Ave., Cleveland
Hand-blown glass artwork created by artisans, glass handmade by you in a class, and glass-blowing classes are all gift options from The Glass Bubble Project. Kids ages 6 and up as well as adults will enjoy creating a one-of-a-kind paper weight or vase in a glass-blowing class, and gifts from the studio's artists are truly unique. Class prices range from $25 to $125 per person, so choose the amount and class type that the fits your budget.
Galleria at Erieview
1301 E. Ninth St., Cleveland
Visit HeARTworks Gallery & Gifts to purchase unique gifts for the people on your list while helping out local artisans with developmental disabilities. HeARTworks has fun children's aprons for only $10 each, greeting cards, beautiful wire-wrapped utensils, jewelry, and artwork of all kinds.
Olive trays are only one of the many eco-friendly, locally made products created by Deby Cowdin of From the Blue Bag . The olive tray is a dish that was created by slumping a glass bottle and then tempering it. This process is used to make a variety of serving dishes, cheese trays, etc., all of which can be browsed and purchased directly from the company's website.
342 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
15813 Waterloo Road, Cleveland
Show some Cleveland pride with a cool CLE logo hoodie from CLE Clothing . This local T-shirt company offers the best in Cleveland merchandise. Remind someone of his roots or give a Browns fan a unique new look. From the popular to the obscure, there is a Cleveland T-shirt, hoodie, or accessory perfect for anyone on your list. Check out their products at the downtown or East Side shop or shop online.
5585 State Route 307, Harpersfield Township, Geneva, Ohio
Lake Erie ice wine from Ferrante Winery makes a great gift for the wine connoisseur on your list or practically anyone who enjoys a little vino with dinner. Two flavorful options include the Cabernet Franc ice wine, flavored with sweet raspberry and cherry for $34.99 a bottle, and the Vidal Blanc, with flavors of honey, melon, and brown sugar for $28.99 a bottle. If you have several people to buy for this season, you can mix and match and still get a whole case discount if you order online, or visit them in Geneva.
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