Cleveland East Side Moms Local Holiday Gift Guide 2019
We are thrilled to bring you Cleveland East Side Mom’s first annual holiday gift guide, featuring gift items and experiences from some of our favorite local businesses. These amazing gifts for everyone on your list are sure to make your holidays extra special. Enjoy!
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 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 hosts classes that teaches you how to make all those yummy cocktails at home, plus while you are there you get to sample all of them! So 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!! Quintana’s also offers gift certificates!
My family loves taco’s, and we love going to BOMBA!! The kids love it because, well, taco’s.I love it because BOMBA is dedicated to serving healthy and super flavorful food. BOMBA supports farms that practice humane animal treatment and avoid using antibiotics and added hormones whenever possible. That is so HUGE when I am looking for a restaurant!!! If you have someone on your list that loves Taco’s, healthy food with big flavor and yummy adult drinks, then give them a BOMBA gift card!! They will love it and maybe even invite you when they use it!
There is no better gift for your children than that of theatre and the arts. This holiday season, Mercury Theatre Company is performing Frozen Jr December 20-22! Not only does Mercury create extraordinary productions, they also strive to lead in the creation of wildly innovative works of musical theatre, in theatre training and generating unique programs for using theatre as an inspiration for creative development.
Frozen Jr. is wildly popular and will only be around for 1 weekend!! So, get your tickets now and give a little early Christmas gift to your kids that they will never forget!! It’s the perfect show to feel what the holidays are all about……….family & unconditional love!
Pottery Painting at Color Me Mine isn’t just for kids! Color Me Mine also makes a great date night or Mom’s night out with friends. Bring your own wine and food and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while you make something completely unique for that special person on your list who loves personal touches!! At Color Me Mine, there are a TON of different pottery to choose from, so you can make the perfect gift for that special someone. You can bring the kids 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! Don’t miss the Painting with Santa Party, or paint a Menorah that’s just for you (they are having a party for that too!!) Go to their website (click on their name above) to register for all of their upcoming events or pop into their store and grab a gift card!
The holiday season can be hectic and stressful. At Citizen Yoga they make sure to give you space to take a breath and pause for a moment. Yoga is a perfect way to find relief from the hustle and bustle of the holidays as the yoga studio is a place of quiet, introspection, and peace. Citizen Yoga strives to be your second home, a place where they will look after your kids and you can enjoy time to yourself to reconnect, relax, and re-align. Give yourself the gift of self care with the first class free and our new student special of 5 classes for $25 or a $50 monthly unlimited package. They also have kids care available for many of their morning and afternoon classes.
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 arcade to keep everyone happy & healthy! They have something for everyone, even your littlest Monkey!! Your kids will be entertained for hours!! And if your kids get bored over the holidays, 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!! Choose from half or full day camps!!
My kids never say no when I offer them a few hours at Adrenaline Monkey! They absolutely love it and I love that they are doing something physical!! We’ve even had birthday parties there and all of the kids loved it!!
Don’t miss out on Adrenaline Monkey’s Annual Membership Flash Sale on Black Friday only, where they will slash the prices of memberships by 50%!! Talk about an awesome gift that will last the whole year!! Gift cards are also available to purchase!!
Kids of all ages will love going to see their favorite Disney characters on Ice!!
Road Trip Adventures Hit the road with Mickey and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy — and you — embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. See the world from the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins, travel to the sun-soaked Motunui and help Moana restore the heart of Te Fiti. Set off on a safari and snap unforgettable photos of giraffes and monkeys as you journey through the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. Discover a whole new world as you’re swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade filled with spectacular stunts, and magical moments with Genie and Jasmine. Play at a larger-than-life comedic carnival and team up with Woody and Bo Peep as they search for Forky. You’ll hit a high note with Mickey and pals during the Disney edition of Road Trip Karaoke as they introduce your favorite Disney Princesses. Grab your family for a fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprise, up-close character interaction — right here in Cleveland at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse!
Playing for 2 weekends only, January 10-12 and January 16-19, tickets start at only $15!!!
One of the most important gifts you can give your children is the gift of music, dance and art. Having had a musical childhood, I can tell you that music helped shape me in so many ways! Not only did I learn at an early age about personal discipline, music grounded me in sports, socially, school work and opened up a passion in me that nothing else has given.
At Thrive Arts, your child will discover a whole new world full of dreams, wonder and new discoveries! Where music, dance, paint pots and a bit of imagination shape their futures that will be filled with promise and possibility.
Because your child’s development & joy is the #1 priority at Thrive!
Thrive Arts offers Kindermusik, Dance classes, Art Classes and Private Music Lessons, so there is something for every child!
Give the special child in your life a gift certificate or class to Thrive Arts Center. Their classes and lessons are the perfect experience that all children love!
The ultimate “experience” gift for everyone on your list, a membership to the Cleveland Zoo never fails! Open 363 days a year, The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is the perfect place to make lifelong memories and spend quality time with your loved ones! There is always something new or different to see!
Right now, Cleveland Zoological Society is offering a 15% discount on gift memberships using coupon code MGIFT19
- Free unlimited daytime admission to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest for one year – go right to the gate, no waiting in line
- Discounted daytime admission to more than 150 zoos nationwide
- Discounts on camps and educational programs
- 10% discount at Zoo gift shops
- Discounts on Total Experience packages and select attractions
An added Bonus: $5 from every membership goes to support Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s conservation efforts worldwide.
After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, everyone on your list will need the gift of zen! A gift card for classes to Atma is the perfect gift. Atma has been teaching classical mindful yoga on the East Side for 23 years regardless of their age, size, shape, religion, physical or mental abilities.
Yoga is more than exercise. Classical yoga incorporates practice for the body, energy, mind and spirit. Whether you are stiff or flexible, experienced in yoga or have never taken a class, Atma works with you to optimize your experience.
Give the Gift of Goldfish! This holiday season, ditch all the stuff, and give the gift of experience! Swimming lessons provide essential skills and confidence that last a lifetime. Kids learn safety skills while having fun, making friends, building confidence and learning life lessons. Kids love Goldfish’s fun, tropical environment and 90 degree pools. Parents get the peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are accomplishing an essential life skill based on a proven curriculum. There’s no better gift than that!
Believe it or not, winter is actually the BEST time of year for families to be thinking about water and swim safety. Now’s the time to get a head start on the summer.
Goldfish Swim School (Cleveland East Side, Fairview Park, Hudson and North Canton) is offering special discounted holiday packages in November and December while supplies last. Choose from 3 holiday packages (each offer $100 in savings!).
The Artful Yarn
The Artful Yarn is a fun boutique yarn shop, located in Chagrin Falls. The perfect experience for the new knitter or crocheter, the not so confident, and those who want to refresh their skills. Meet fun knitters and crocheters from all walks of life, all skill levels, and all connected by a love of fibering. Whether it’s classes, new projects, new skills or a special event (they do love to have a party!), there is something for everyone.
Their intentionally-curated yarn and gift collection features companies owned by women or families, many of them from the United States. I love that they support fair-wage companies, and those that foster ethical treatment of animals, and responsible disposal of dye. Even the gift bags are made from recycled paper, not plastic!
Don’t miss their annual Trunk Show on December 7th & 8th. The Trunk Show will feature exclusive kits, open stock yarn and yarn discounts for all your special projects!! As an extra Yarn Card Bonus, receive FREE special order shipping, door prizes and refreshments.
If you have always wanted to learn to knit, now is your chance!! The Artful Yarn is offering FREE Learn to Knit classes on December 28th and January 3rd. These classes are super popular and fill up quickly, so make sure to go to their website and register ASAP!!
Stop in at The Artful Yarn and receive a free gift when you say “MOMS RULE” until December 31.
Don’t forget about your favorite furry friend this holiday season!! Schedule a grooming appointment now before their schedule fills up to have your little dog or cat looking their best for Santa! We’ve been taking our dog Chloe to The Pisces Puppy since it opened and we have never found such loving and caring owners! The owners do all of the work at Pisces Puppy, so you will know who is grooming your pet before you even walk in the door! I really love that Chloe knows who her groomer is and it’s never a surprise to me either!! They really care about her and take their time making sure she looks perfect!! I always pick her up happy and looking adorable!
The Pisces Puppy also offers homemade doggie treats and carries a line of locally made dog items! Their gift cards make a very welcome gift to any pet owner!
Super bonus: If you own a Pitbull, $5 of every spa appointment goes to City Dogs Cleveland Dog Rescue!!
I’ve been going to Burn Boot Camp for the past 4 months and I really love it!! After months of my neighbor telling me how awesome it is, I finally took the plunge and have not looked back!! Burn Boot Camp is a 45-minute interval training workout! Every class targets a different area, so your body is never bored, nor are you! Every class is different and so is the culture at Burn. The moment you walk into the door, you are family!! I cannot tell you how nervous I was when I went to my first class, but the trainers and other members are so incredibly supportive that my fears disappeared quickly!! There is never a part of camp that cannot be done!! The trainers always have an alternative move to work the same muscles, but switches things up, so if you have a bad knee, they can work around it. Me, I have a bad back and whenever I feel stiff or tight, they give me a modified exercise to do.
The community of members at Burn is tight!! You are never alone and everyone is always planning fun nights out or breakfast with their new friends!! It’s an amazing community, one where everyone is in it together. No one is trying to compete with another person and that is so refreshing!!
So give the gift of Burn this holiday season!! Monthly and annual memberships are available to purchase for yourself or to give to your BFF! With your membership, you also have FREE access to their child watch program, so you can workout and your kids can play and have fun at the same time!!
Paladar is one of those places that you just keep going back to again and again. Their menu is so inviting, with homemade guacamole and slow roasted meats, they have something for everyone, it’s even Picky Kid Eats Cleveland Approved!! A meal or a gift card this holiday season would make the perfect gift for those on your list who can never decide where to go to eat!!
Looking to host a party for your friends and/or co-workers? Paladar is the perfect location, with a private dining experience. Paladar’s menu will seriously be the talk of the party and will keep everyone happy! They are also able to handle all dietary restrictions! So make sure to book your party now before space and time run out!
Oh, one last thing….did I mention they have over 75 different varieties of RUM? Go now and while you are at it, get another gift card for yourself, you deserve it!
Looking for something fun and unique to give for the holidays? Trapped is the perfect gift for everyone and is the perfect family fun activity you have been looking for!! With multiple locations in the Cleveland area (a new one opened in Coventry Village area), there is something for everyone! They even have a special Christmas themed room, called Operation Candy Cane at the Southpark Mall in Strongsville and Middleberg locations!! Gift cards are available and you can rent out a room for a party or team building event!!
And don’t miss this the 50% off passes on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
Looking to recharge, find balance and heal this holiday season and beyond? The Wellness Center at Partners to Empowerment has everything you are looking for everyone, from young to old. Yoga classes for everyone and every body type, massages, reiki, acupressure, and my personal favorite, muscle release therapy! They also offer workshops throughout the year, everything from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to anti-aging classes! Step out of the chaos and into serenity and book a massage or yoga class! Just remember, Mom’s can’t take care of anyone unless they take care of themselves!
Partners to Empowerment is offering an amazing deal right now: Buy 3 Gift Cards and get 50% off the same deal for yourself. Yes, this is too good to miss!!
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series ® offers the ultimate mix of action and excitement in six different competitions.
World-class athletes tear up the dirt in Monster Jam trucks, speedsters and ATVs. They compete head-to-head for points in challenging Racing and Freestyle events testing their agility, speed and versatility. This is the big leagues of motorsports competition where the Series Champion receives an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion. From unbelievable action to unexpected thrills, this is fast-paced family fun. This. Is. Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
Coming to RocketMortgage Fieldhouse February 15th and 16th only. Tickets start at only $15!
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood…get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita.
Anything’s possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together. Kick your feet to the beat at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Coming to the Wolstein Center on April 4th & 5th. Tickets start at only $15.
Get into the Holiday Spirit with The Cleveland Botanical Garden’s A Garden Holiday now open!
Find the perfect Christmas Tree this Holiday Season and make memories that last a lifetime!
Community Baby Show helping over 30,000 families scheduled for November 21, 2021