Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts under $50
Find something for everyone on your list at the many independent merchants in the Heights. Most will gift wrap or ship your items, too. Here are some of our favorites:
Coaster Set ($12.00), Placemat Set ($46.00, Jubilee Gifts).
Big Fun Wine Glass, holds an entire standard-size bottle of wine ($12.50, Big Fun).
Thermal Mug ($14.99, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Rising Star Coffee by the pound, direct trade and locally roasted—super delicious ($16.00/lb., Katz Club Diner).
Elk Split Extra Large ($17.95, Animal Zen).
Cleveland Memories books by Gail Bellamy. Cleveland Summertime Memories is the latest in a trio of books published including Cleveland Christmas Memories and Cleveland Food Memories ($17.95 each, Mac’s Backs).
Photo Books ($19.00, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Photo Calendar ($19.95 and up, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Sue Berry Hand-Blown Glass Cups ($20.00 to $30.00, Heights Arts).
eeBoo Design Tiles, 64 double-sided shapes to foster imagination by creating colorful patterns ($21.50, Simply Charming).
Case of Fussie Cat: for the extra-picky cat, eight flavors ($23.76, Animal Zen).
Alex & Ani Charm Bracelets: stack them to create a vertical story. Made in the USA from recycled materials ($24.00 and up, Simply Charming).
November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913 by Michael Schumacher. Did you know this storm dumped almost two feet of snow on Cleveland, demolished dozens of boats and killed more than 250 sailors? ($24.95, Mac’s Backs).
Ceramic Tree Ornaments ($24.95, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor: An illustrated history of Hip Hop by Ed Piskor who also illustrated The Beats by Harvey Pekar ($24.99, Mac’s Backs).
Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry: brand new biography of the ground breaking stand-up comedian ($25.95, Mac’s Backs).
Dog Interactive Puzzle ($25.99, Animal Zen).
Animal Hats for Kids & Adults ($26.00 each, Revive).
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver: poetry inspired by this iconic poet's connection to her dogs ($26.95, Mac’s Backs).
Branch Out Servers, entirely hand-cast of recycled aluminum by artisans in Kenya ($28.00, Revive).
Sprout Watches, colorful and environmentally friendly ($29.00 and up, Simply Charming).
Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($31.95, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Allie M. Handcrafted Bangle Bracelets ($32.00) and Charms ($18.00 to $22.00, Blush Boutique).
Photo Statuettes ($32.95 to $49.95, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Tickle Monster Laughter Kit: slip your hands into the super-soft fluffy blue mitts and start reading and tickling ($34.95, DuoHome).
Wristlets or Cross-body Bags ($35.00, Jubilee Gifts).
Candy Cottage, a plastic house that assembles easily and is ready to decorate in seconds. Christmas and year-round decorating ideas are included. ($38.00, Pinwheel Kids).
Mosaic Bowl, made from recycled glass by artisans in India ($39.00, Ten Thousand Villages).
Photo Phone Cases ($39.99, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Ceramic Tile Art ($39.99, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Kaisa Baskets, made by Bengali artisans using recycled cotton sari fabric as a decorative element with kaisa grass ($49.00, Ten Thousand Villages).
Photo Pillows ($49.00, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Glass Cutting Board ($49.95, MotoPhoto Cedar Center).
Kitty Block: all-in-one climber, hide-away and scratching block ($49.99, Animal Zen).
Deanna Bremer Fisher
Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.