It’s beginning to look a lot like holiday shopping time. Stores are decorated, commercials for holiday deals are everywhere, and the over-achieving already-bought-gifts people are making me feel guilty. So, here’s a little holiday shopping guide to hopefully make your gift giving a bit easier:
For the Fashionista
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There are lots of great options, but ultimately you want something unique for the glamour queen in your life. Here are some places to check out:
Banyan Tree – Clothes, accessories, jewelry and more with a laid-back vibe, located in the heart of Tremont.
Yellowcake Shop -Designs from Cleveland’s own Project Runway diva, Valerie Mayen.
Room Service – Danielle DeBoe’s store features a collection of fun and whimsical apparel.
For the Homebody
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For the person who needs or can never have enough art, vases, and various home accouterments, check these places out:
Wine and Design – From trinkets to furniture to artwork, this store has a little bit of everything. Plus, you can pick up a bottle (or a case) of wine while you’re at it!
DUOHOME – Much like Wine and Design, this shop has a little bit of everything, from knick knacks to furniture and lots in between.
Salty Not Sweet – From candles to cool art prints and more, this store has great gifts, with a very strong Cleveland theme.
For the Cleveland Lover
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Maybe you know a friend (or a blogger) who loves them some CLE and loves to show that love off. Shop for them at:
C.L.E. Clothing Co. – Everything you need to dress from head to toe in Cleveland gear, while reading a Cleveland book and looking at Cleveland artwork.
Fresh Brewed Tees – A great collection of Cleveland apparel, now with a store in South Park Mall.
For the Sweet Tooth
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Is there someone in your life who wants nothing more than a stocking filled with candy? Get them some of the best at these places:
Lilly Handmade Chocolates – Amazing truffles and barks in interesting and adventurous flavors, plus wine and craft beer.
Sweet Moses – Take a step back in time at this soda fountain and pick up a bag filled with delicious candies, popcorn, and baked goods (plus reward yourself with some ice cream while you’re there)!
Malley’s Chocolates – It’s a Cleveland institution for a reason: delicious candy! You’ll find lots of great gift box options here.
For the Wine and Beer Aficionado
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Shopping for the wine or beer snob in your life? Aside from some of the places already mentioned that carry wine and beer, also check out:
Rozi’s Wine House – A huge selection of wine and craft beer, plus liquors! Check out the gift baskets.
Vineyard’s Wine Merchant – Run by the nicest guy you’ll ever want to meet, with a story about every wine. Go on an evening when they have a tasting and discover a new favorite for yourself too!
The Wine Spot – Another great place to get both wine and craft beer.
For the Techie
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Need to buy for the person who has to have the latest technology? Head over to:
Microsoft Holiday Pop-Up Store – Located in Beachwood Place, this only-for-the-holidays shop makes Microsoft technology and service even easier to access.
Apple Store – With locations at Crocker Park and Legacy Village, you can get your iGifts on either side of town.
For the Athlete
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For the person who will be working off the Christmas cookies before the last gift is opened, these stores have just what you need:
Lululemon Athletica – A wonderland of incredibly well-made clothes, catering largely to runners and yogis.
Athleta – Gap brand’s workout clothing store just opened in Beachwood, with a great mix of cute, comfy, and performance gear.
Second Sole – THE place for running shoes, with professional advice on finding the right pair. Also a great stop for workout apparel.
Where are your favorite spots for holiday shopping?