2015 Heights Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking stuffers ($10 or less)

Youth Gardening Tools. Bremec on the Heights Garden Center.

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:


How to Knit Socks that Fit by Donna Druchunas. The book title says it all. ($8.95, Mac's Backs)

I Love You Around the World by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar. This book teaches how to say "te amo" around the world. ($9.95, Mac's Backs) 

One "Baby & Me" session. This informal weekly program encourages new parents to get acquainted, share experiences, find support and gain information from one another and staff members. ($5.00, Family Connections)

Note cards for the nature lover, from original charcoal drawings by Cleveland Heights artist Christopher Owen Smith. ($4.00 each, Heights Arts)

Handmade book pins by Cleveland’s Strong Bindery, to delight the teachers and literary lovers on your list. ($8.00 each, Heights Arts)

Slinky, a favorite childhood toy for more than 70 years. ($6.00, Big Fun)

Left-Center-Right is a dice game for people of all ages. ($7.50, Big Fun)

Super Ball. This is the same Wham-O Super Ball that kids have been playing with for generations. This classic hard rubber ball turned 50 this year. Hours of fun-until it's lost down the sewer or in the bushes. The good news: it's inexpensive to replace. ($2.50, Big Fun)

Grow-A-Buddha. We all need to grow spiritually. What better or cheaper way than dropping a deuce on a magic Grow-A-Buddha? ($2.00, Big Fun)

Portable Ping Pong Game. Do you love ping pong, but have no room for that big, cumbersome table in the house? With this version, you can enjoy the game wherever you go. Fits perfectly in a purse or backpack. ($8.50, Big Fun)

Gift cards. (Available in any amount. Bremec on the Heights Garden Center)

Youth Gardening Tools. ($6.00 to $15.00, Bremec on the Heights Garden Center)

Melt gift cards. Perfect for stocking stuffers or staff-appreciation gifts for that special cheese and beer lover in your life. (Available in any amount, Melt Bar & Grilled)

Sunray Jewelry Cleaner for gold, diamond and platinum jewelry. ($10.00, Antrobus Designs)

RichGlo Polishing Cloth. ($5.00, Antrobus Designs)

Mistletoe Soap. This handmade soap comes in an adorable box with two elephants kissing beneath the mistletoe, and lettering that reads, “Merry Kissmas.” The mistletoe scent is similar to a clean pine. Made from natural vegetable oils. ($5.00, Ten Thousand Villages)

Pachyderm Plaid Coin Purse. This elephant coin purse is the perfect gift for a young student who’s just learning how to be responsible for her own lunch money, or for any elephant enthusiast. Handcrafted by the artisans of Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts. ($10.00, Ten Thousand Villages)

Tug toys for dogs and organically grown catnip toys for cats; delicious all-natural treats for cats and dogs. Choose from chewy or crunchy cookies, as well as freeze-dried meats, fruits and vegetables. ($1.00 to $9.99, Animal Zen)

Andrea C. Turner

Andrea C. Turner is the Heights Observer E-news editor.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 12:12 PM, 10.30.2015