my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide (for yogis, foodies, Clevelanders & more)

It’s that time of year! I get pretty giddy about showing my gratitude towards my loved ones with tokens of appreciation — even if I generally wait until the last minute to decide what to get them!  Last year’s Holiday Gift Guide was such a huge hit, so I’m sharing round two with some add on categories for 2015. Disclosure: Most photos captured from retailers’ websites — except for Manduka mat and Connor Palace stage photos, which are from my personal collection. 


A crate of Cleveland from The Cleveland Crate Co. filled with a bounty of CLE made products.

A piece of vintage paper art from Paper Cutz — I’m obsessed with the Hanna Theatre piece.

A City Streets Map Table from Citzens Woodshop — another recent Cleveland Flea find, I could have easily gone home with at least five of their times that day.

A Cleveland That I Love Spirit Tee from GVArtwork — Christmas came early when I picked this up for myself at their Lakewood shop recently.

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A class pass to their favorite yoga studio <<hint hint>>  — support your locally owned location and become a part of their community.

Elena Brower’s Art of Attention cards — a set of stunningly beautiful cards with kind reminders on how to shift your thinking.

Mantra blocks and Intention Block Magnets from Susie Frazier — more opportunity to place inspiration around you.

A mala from OMala Jewelry, locally created by Carrie Treister — such pretty work by another local yoga teacher.

A Manduka mat (disclosure: affiliate link) — my mat of choice, I love this brand so much that I have two.

The Four Desires Workbook — available in the ParaYoga online store, this process was (and still is) a game changer for me and my personal growth.

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Fig & Cocoa Spread from Pope’s Kitchen — STILL obsessed with this offering from Clark and his team. Goes great on cheesecake, BTW…

Trentina Chef School Cooking Class led by Chef Jonathon Sawyer, Forgaer Jeremy Umansky, and/or Chef Dave Kocab. What an opportunity to learn from some of Cleveland’s best!

The Thug Kitchen cookbook — a friend let me peruse this recently, and it went to the top of my Amazon Wish List.

Soup of the Month from Gina Gucina — some organic goodness and delivered directly to your door.

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Tickets to a performance: whether it be one of the Playhouse Square HoliDeals, an early surprise with tickets to a holiday concert of the Cleveland Orchestra, enjoying the holiday offerings of Great Lakes Theater with A Christmas Carol and the Cleveland Playhouse with A Christmas Story… I’m just scratching the surface with all our area’s offerings.

Classes or a Workshop at Praxis Fiber Workshop — so many offerings to explore your love of the fiber arts with my gal pal, Jessica, and her team.

A GNO for a Paint and a Pinot — “learn how to paint” workshops are still super popular, one newer offering to CLE is Pinot’s Palette in Olmsted Falls.

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Someone to clean my house — seriously! After having it on the market since Memorial Day, I’m OVER the weekly deep cleanings and up keep. Perhaps Cleveland’s own Cardinal Maids can me help out prep my four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Colonial for future open houses…

An at home gym set up, complete with a Spinner® Sprint spin bike. Time is my biggest commodity. While I adore getting out and about for classes, adding some kettlebells and this bad boy to our house is on the top of my to-do list and my 2016 fitness goals.

Constellation Cuff from Océanne Jewelry — for us gals who are obsessed with intergalactic accessories. ADORE.

A “puppy brother” for Grady — because eight paws are double the fun.

Health and happiness in 2016 — more on this in a future blog post. You know I love me some goal and intention setting, after all!

What fun items would be on your holiday gift guide??  

Disclosures: I work at Evolution Yoga School and Practice Space, one great place to purchase that yoga studio class pass for a friend. Also, I was compensated for sharing information about Cardinal Maids in this post. My thoughts and opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

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  1. Katie B. says:

    I just bought the skyline with the Hanna theatre from Paper Cutz, I couldn’t pass it up!! Great recommendation!!

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