2021 Cleveland Local Holiday Gift Guide | Cleveland East Side Moms

2021 Cleveland Local Holiday Gift Guide

by | Nov 16, 2021 | Around Town

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If ever there was a year to surround yourself in the magic of the holiday season and gift-giving, this would be that year!  We are excited to give you this Local Holiday Gift Guide for Cleveland’s East Side!!  Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanza or the Festival of Lights or Festivus or..nothing but the Winter Solstice, this list is for you!!  As always, it’s so important to support our small businesses, but this year it’s more important than ever!    Our small businesses have been through a lot in the last 8 months and they have changed their way of business overnight!!  It’s been a rough year all around, but if you have the means this year, please SHOP LOCAL, BUY LOCAL and EAT LOCAL!!


Disclosure: This Gift Guide is brought to you by the awesome businesses listed. Make sure to shop small and support local businesses this holiday season!



Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa


Quintana’s has it all, facials, massages, men’s/boy’s hair cuts, mani/pedi and a kick-ass speakeasy, serving the most delicious drinks you can imagine!  The Speakeasy has a variety of drink specials and charcuterie boards for order on the Toast App.  Schedule an appointment for the one you love and make sure to make it a double because you will not want to miss out on all the relaxing and pampering. You’re both worth it!!  


Online Appointment Scheduling: You can schedule and book online appointments at www.QBDS.net  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We would happy to add any additional services to your appointment. 
Online Gift Certificates: Need a last-minute gift? It is easy, simple, and they will love an indulging gift from you. Just personalize an Instant Gift Certificate, email or print, and you are done. Purchase Online! 

Color Me Mine (Orange Village)


Make sure to schedule a time for your kids to paint pottery with Santa!!!  Santa will be visiting Color Me Mine only 2 days this season and Color Me Mine has gone ALL out to make sure you and your family have the experience of a life time!!! 

Kids will be able to paint and visit with Santa for 3 hours of fun!!  There will be story time, goodie bags, pottery and a professional photographer onsite to make sure you can enjoy your time and they snap the pics!!  Make sure to reserve your space because it’s extremely limited and filling up fast!!  Santa at Color Me Mine:  Saturday, December 11 at 10AM-1PM AND Sunday, December 12 at 4PM-7PM!!!

Can’t make it?  You can bring the kids anytime and make hand/foot prints on a plate or platter for the grandparents!!  The friendly staff will help you every step of the way, so you can create the perfect piece!   Also, Color Me Mine gift cards make the perfect gift!!  

Goldfish Swim School (Cleveland East Side & Fairview Park)

Give the Gift of Goldfish!

This holiday season, give a gift that will last a lifetime! Kids learn water safety skills while having fun, making friends and building confidence in Goldfish Swim School’s fun, tropical environment and 90 degree pools. Parents get the peace of mind of knowing that kids are learning an essential life skill. There’s no better gift than that! 

Purchase your holiday package while supplies last! Holiday gift packages include swim lessons plus goodies for kids to open! Note that packages vary from location to location. Goldfish Swim School has locations in: Cleveland East Side, Hudson, Fairview Park, North Canton and Strongsville.

Links to purchase packages: 

Adrenaline Monkey


Get the family out of the house and head to Adrenaline Monkey where you can burn off some serious energy with 4 different adventure courses, fitness classes (including Yoga & Boot Camp), and an arcade to keep everyone happy & healthy!  They have something for everyone, even your littlest Monkey!!   Your kids will be entertained for hours!!  If your kids get bored over the holiday break or you need time to work or chill, Adrenaline Monkey has just the camp for them!  They are offering Thanksgiving and Christmas break camps that are fun-filled and designed to keep your kid active!!  And if you are looking to celebrate your child’s birthday, Adrenaline Monkey is the best!!  Every kid walks out of Adrenaline Monkey happy and TIRED!!


Adrenaline Monkey also offers gift certificates and memberships to keep you going all year long!

The Glass Asylum


Located in the beloved village of Chagrin Falls, The Glass Asylum  glassblowing studio is a hotspot for art and entertainment and custom lighting. At the Glass Asylum, you’ll find a supportive community of glass artists and staff who collaborate with each other and with guests to create meaningful experiences and works of art.
Now through December 31, 2020, The Glass Asylum is offering you the chance to create custom made ornaments for $45 and/or a snowman ornament for $75.  For pictures and more information, check out their website page HERE!
The Glass Asylum is also the perfect place for private parties, custom glass installations, and offers gift certificates!

Musicologie Cleveland Heights


Give a lifetime of music with a Musicologie gift card.

This year, give the gift of music with a Musicologie gift card. Good for private lessons and classes, online and in-person, at any Musicologie location. Plus, everyone who signs up for weekly lessons by Jan 31 will be entered to win The Golden Ticket: a free year of lessons! 



Manifest is a unique beauty lounge offering beauty services to both men & women while serving distinguished craft cocktails. Owned by local Mom, Jamie Spaid, Manifest offers, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, and bridal hair & makeup!!  


Also, just for East Side Moms, Manifest is offering 20% off our targeted Emminence facial and 15% off all Emminence skincare products during the months of January and February 2022. Use promo code EASTSIDEMOMS when then book or purchase the skincare products. 

Studio J Academy of Dance


Bring your child’s dreams to life with dance classes from Studio J!   My daughter has been a student of Studio J for the past 4 years!!  While she has a blast learning different dance techniques, dance has also taught her lessons in self-discipline, patience, self-accountability, and perseverance!!  Having had an outlet of dance over the past few years has created a solitude for her and something new and exciting to look forward to each week.  She loves the teachers and has made life long friends who support her and laugh with (and boy, do they laugh)!

Register today for dance classes in January and give the gift that will last way past the holidays!

The Wine Spot

Not sure what to gift friends and family this year?  Why wine and beer of course!!  The Wine Spot has a HUGE selection for you to choose from and their expert staff is here to help you pick the perfect bottle or six-pack!!!  Also, did you know, not all wines are created equal?  The Wine Spot carries natural wines that are produced by family-owned wineries, in small batches using no chemical additives and little to no sulfites. Plus they have fewer calories as they have fewer sugars and alcohol.  They taste great and offer a healthier alternative to mass-produced wines.  That sounds amazing!
You can also order wine and beer online and have it delivered to your door or pick it up curbside!!  Their new online ordering (click HERE) is easy to use and has lots of beer and wine to choose from!!  They are adding to their selection every day!
And don’t forget the gift cards!!!



Milk and Cookies


Celebrate the holidays your way by customizing your Milk and Cookies order! Choose your cookie flavor, size, cake, or sandwich that fits your holiday celebration. You can also get creative this season by decorating the cookies yourself – DIY kits come in a variety of holiday shapes and include icing and sprinkles. Milk and Cookies is great for parties, gifts, or just because you need a sweet treat on a cold, snowy night. Gift certificates are also available and never expire!

Fairmount Center for the Arts


For nearly 50 years, Fairmount has been a nurturing community where people of all ages and interests have come together to discover, learn, and develop new skills in a friendly, welcoming environment. Explore programs for toddlers through seniors. Classes, workshops, music lessons, lectures, camps, speakers series, special events and performances are all offered in a welcoming, friendly environment.


Registration for the Winter/Spring session starts on November 29th.  Give the gift of dance, music, theatre, art and/or fitness this holiday season!!  For more information, check out their website:  HERE

Perfectly Imperfect Produce


A box of beautiful produce in the mail is the best gift anyone could ask for these days!!  Perfectly Imperfect Produce rescues imperfect produce from local farms and wholesalers.  So nothing goes to waste!  Also, for every box ordered of Perfectly Imperfect Produce, they donate produce to people in need via local food pantries.  Talk about a win all around!!  It’s easy to order, just go to their website and select the size and frequency and you are on your way to fresh, delicious produce delivered to your door!!  It’s that easy and makes the perfect holiday gift for even the pickiest of wish lists!!


NAPRIM Naturals


Skin irritation can be really hard to deal with and really hard to treat!  The creator of NAPRIM Naturals, local mom, Stefanie, knows all too well from trying to treat her childs eczema.  After trying every prescription and over the counter treatment she could find, she wanted to create something that was all natural, that didn’t include harmful chemicals, something that was effective and worked quickly!!  After many tries, NAPRIM Naturals was born.  


Free from talc and other harmful chemicals, NAPRIM Naturals works hard to help soothe and heal any kind of skin irritation, from eczema, psoriasis, acne, chapped lips, rashes, dry skin, hand, foot and mouth sores, and so much more!!  


She has even developed a pet safe formula, so your pet’s will feel relief too!!  


NAPRIM Naturals are the perfect stocking stuffers, or just for having on hand!  


Young  Chef’s Academy of Solon


A membership to Young Chef’s Academy of Solon benfits everyone!  Your kids will love going to class each week and learning new recipes, techniques, making friends and most importantly, tasting their work 🙂  And you will love having another hand in the kitchen!!  Cooking also teaches kids about where their food comes from, math skills, fine motor skills and gives them the experiences to taste foods from different cultures or foods they might not experience at home!!  

Chagrin Valley Dental


Healthy teeth and gums are important to everyone’s overall health.  If you are looking for a new family dentist, make sure to book an appointment with Dr. Santos and her team at Chagrin Valley Dental.  


They offer regular teeth cleaning and checkups, as well as, invisiline, bonding, crowns, implants, veneers, sealants, extractions, and teeth whitening (just to name a few services).  


In fact, a whitening kit or appointment would make the perfect gift for everyone on your list!!  

Village Trends


Village Trends Boutique brings you fun, trendy, and affordable apparel, accessories, gifts and handmade items. 
Their mission is to bring you quality products that suit women of all ages, body types and budgets. Locally woman-owned and operated, they strive to create a welcoming atmosphere and hope you feel like family!! 
You can visit their shops in Chesterland or Chardon or enjoy $5 shipping on their website!! Gift cards are also available, but this boutique is so cute, I bet you will find exactly the perfect gift for all the women on your list (and for yourself)!  

The Cleveland Museum of Art


Visitors can explore free exhibitions and favorite galleries, enjoy lunch in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium, Cleveland’s largest free interior public space, and snap a photo with family and friends in front of the holiday wreath and tree and menorah. Holiday-inspired treats will be available for purchase in Provenance Café.


While you are at the Museum, purchase:

CMA Membership

Share your love of art by purchasing a CMA membership. Recipients can take advantage of exclusive discounts and free exhibition tickets. Shop online at cma.org/giftmemberships to choose the perfect level for your loved one.


Museum Store

Find a special holiday gift at the museum store. Choose from a variety of cards, posters and gifts based on exhibitions and works from the museum’s collections as well as unique jewelry from the PONO line by Joan Goodman, clothing accessories and other items from both local artists and museums around the country. Members receive a 15 percent discount in the museum store.

The Woodhouse Day Spa


The Woodhouse Day Spa is a locally owned and operated Spa, located at Pinecrest.  Offering over 70 distinct treatment options, The Woodhouse Day Spa is a place for you to escape and enjoy your massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, waxing and so much more!!  What sets the Spa apart is its focus on customer service. They believe that when you arrive at The Woodhouse their sole mission is to treat you like royalty. And boy do they!!  Their attention is detail and pampering is second to none!!  Once you step foot in the Spa, you will truly be able to leave all the stress behind.   The Spa offers gift certificates, as well as curated items to take the spa home with you!!  Everything they sell is of the highest quality.  They offer an organic skin care line from Ireland that uses the power of seaweed as a detoxifer!    Shop on their website or stop in and see everything The Woodhouse Day Spa has to offer!

Farmer’s Feast 

Located inside The Bottlehouse Brewery in Cleveland Heights, this little restaurant packs a HUGE punch!!  Using locally raised meats for their amazing sandwiches, this place has become one of our favorites and most requested, even by the kids.  Whether you want to go hang out and enjoy some beer and food or have them cater your next event, you MUST make this apart of your holiday bucket list!!!

Sing and Swing, LLC


Music is an essential part of learning and developing, and that is why Sing and Swing’s small online classes fosters a love of music in every child!  Register for their Winter Session and see your child grow in so many different ways!!

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland


Discover something new every visit to The Children’s Museum of Cleveland!!  Watch your child explore, play, learn, and laugh  all year long with a Family Membership!  It’s the perfect gift that just keeps giving all year long!  Kids of all ages love the Museum, even Moms and Dads!!

Dahlia Salon


If you are looking for the best for your teases, Cori Carmosino at Dahlia Salon is the person you have been dreaming of!!  Not only has she given me the best hair of my life, her coloring is gorgeous, her extensions perfect and she is just so much fun to be around!!  She is located at Pinecrest!

Cleveland Picnic Popup


Looking for an intimate fun adventure?  Cleveland Picnic Popup can plan your next special occasion, family meal, date night or holiday party at different locations all across the Cleveland area!!  Let them take all the stress off of your next gathering, from the location, décor, food, drinks, etc!!

Yaya’s Desserts


Yaya’s has quickly become my family’s go to for special event cakes, holiday goodies and everything in between!!  Her one of a kind French pastry cream cookie cakes makes every occasion truly special and are what dreams are made of!!  And don’t even get me started with her donuts for Hanukkah, cheesecakes, brownies, eclairs and the list goes on!!!  But, you better hurry and order, she is almost booked up!!  But don’t worry, 2022 can be filled with these delicious desserts 🙂

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