We may not be able to get out and explore all of Cleveland at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy Cleveland right at home!
You can certainly check out awesome Cleveland related things to do at home (we recommend it!). But you can also purchase a fun gift to support local Cleveland businesses during this crazy time.
Whether you know a Cleveland fan or just want to bring the spirit of Cleveland home to you, there are plenty of unique Cleveland gifts to choose from – many that you can have conveniently shipped right to you!
Whether you love Cleveland-made food, gift boxes, decor, or clothing, this list has something for you.
The Perfect Cleveland Gifts
1. Cleveland Traveler merch
Did you know that we have our very own merch shop here on Cleveland Traveler? We totally do! We teamed up with an awesome illustrator to come up with a brand new and totally unique Cleveland skyline design, which you can now buy on posters, mugs, and tote bags.
These make the perfect gifts, either for a Cleveland-lover in your life, or just as a gift for yourself!
Where to buy: Check out the shop here
2. CLE Clothing Co. apparel
If you’ve ever ventured to East 4th Street in downtown Cleveland, then you’ve probably seen CLE Clothing Co.‘s flagship store. This popular, local store features apparel with Cleveland’s sports teams and iconic sights (like the West Side Market), and even fun gifts like drinkware and art prints.
Clevelanders love to sport their hometown pride, and buying a shirt or fun souvenir from Cleveland Clothing is a must. Snag a Cleveland-themed gift from this store online and bring a dash of Cleveland to your work-from-home wardrobe!
Where to buy: Online at CLE Clothing Co.
3. Malley’s Chocolate
Easter has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to fill your basket… with Cleveland chocolate! This famous chocolate company isn’t just a place to grab a hollow chocolate bunny, though; it also has so many other tasty treats!
Malley’s best chocolate is definitely their Nutmallow, a tasty combination of walnuts, marshmallow, and chocolate! Other notable items include their buckeyes, pretzel crunch bar, and chocolate fudge. All can be ordered online for home delivery.
Where to buy: Malley’s website
4. Cleveland Kraut
Located at a Whole Foods near you, if you love fermented deliciousness, Cleveland Kraut from Cleveland Kitchen is where it’s at. Whether you plan to drive out to Whole Foods or just get it delivered via Amazon, be sure to add this kraut to your grocery list.
Add it to traditional fare like sausages and sandwiches, or mix it up in dips, tacos, and more! They have several flavors including beet red, curry kraut, and even whiskey dill.
Where to buy: In-store at selected Whole Foods, Heinen’s, or Giant Eagle locations
5. Cleveland Candle Co.
We’re obsessed with this make-your-own candle company with over 150 different scents that you can choose from! While you can’t go make your own candle right now, Cleveland Candle Co also sells their most popular candles online.
And, for those who love a relaxing bath, this company offers incredibly fragrant bath bombs, too.
Where to buy: Check out their Cleveland Collection here
6. Bertman Original
We still may be mourning the nonexistence of the Cleveland Indians’ Opening Day this year, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be grilling up some hot dogs and squirting Bertman Original Ballpark Mustard on them!
Only the greatest mustard you will ever use, this made-in-Ohio condiment is a staple at every single Indians game. If you want to bring some Cleveland flavor home to you, then grab a bottle of this mustard online! They also have a specialty Dortmunder Beer mustard as a collaboration with Great Lakes Brewing Company, as well as a tangy horseradish sauce.
7. Plum City Designs
For more Cleveland pride apparel and gifts, look no further than Plum City Designs. Shop local and show off Cleveland with tote bags, blankets, t-shirts, and more.
They also have beautifully designed cards to send to a loved one to share that Cleveland joy!
Where to buy: Find their Cleveland goods online here
8. Great Lakes Brewing Company beer
GLBC is one of our favorite breweries in Cleveland. Great Lakes is also the oldest and largest brewery in Cleveland when it comes to distribution to other states. If you live in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, or Washington, DC, you’re in luck, as they sell GLBC beer in these states!
If you are in need of a pick-me-up, many popular beers for sale include Dortmunder Gold Lager, Eliot Ness Amber Lager, Holy Moses White Ale, Burning River Pale Ale, and, around the holidays, you can even snag a Great Lakes Christmas Ale for a real treat!
Live close to Great Lakes? You can also stop in right now for carry-out beer (and food), or even get it delivered to your house!
9. Banyan Tree
This popular Cleveland shop could definitely use some love right now. They offer many trendy fashion items, as well as home goods like the adorable “Someone in Cleveland Loves You” mug and Cleveland map beer mugs and wine glasses.
Banyan Tree is also offering free shipping right now! Whether you want to stock up your wardrobe for the summer or send a Cleveland gift to someone, this store has wonderful options!
Where to buy: On Banyan Tree’s online shop
10. Campbell’s Sweets Factory
Who doesn’t love sweet treats? This is a Cleveland staple, with one shop even located in the famous West Side Market. But even if you can’t get to Cleveland right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the best food it has to offer!
The best thing from Campbell’s Sweets Factory has to be the popcorn. Indulge in flavors like nacho jalapeno, fruity corn, and dichotomy corn, a mixture of cheese and caramel corn that hits the spot!
You can build your own popcorn tin online and peruse some of their other merchandise like cupcakes, chocolate, and gift baskets, including their “I Heart CLE Gift Box.”
Where to buy: You can order items for curbside pickup on Fridays, or just order online (currently with free delivery)
11. Phoenix Coffee Company
Coffee addicts, rejoice! Cleveland has some pretty incredible coffee shops (see our full list here), but one of the best ones is Phoenix Coffee Company.
They always have a great mix of blended coffees and single origins, and you can get it delivered to your home! If you can’t currently visit Phoenix Coffee Company at one of their Cleveland locations, grab a bag of coffee online (and maybe pick up an Aeropress) to create your own Cleveland-inspired cup of Joe at home.
Where to buy: Online at Phoenix’s shop
12. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame gifts
Cleveland rocks and you can certainly bring home the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to you! With everything from rock-themed clothing to CDs, records, and posters from your favorite artists, get your jam sesh on with a visit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Gift Shop!
I suggest taking a virtual tour around this Cleveland museum, and then purchasing some rock & roll gifts to commemorate your virtual trip to Cleveland.
Where to buy: Online at the Rock Hall shop
13. Perla Pierogies
Pierogies and Cleveland go hand in hand. If you happen to live in the greater Cleveland area, then you’re in luck! You can snag these perfectly delicious Perla Pierogies from Whole Foods in the area, as well as at other Cleveland shops like K&K Meats and Taste of Europe.
Just pan fry them up with a bit of olive oil, pair with a sauce, and it’ll feel [almost] like you’re enjoying pierogi night at Jukebox!
Where to buy: In-store at several local spots; use this page to find the location nearest you.
Now may be the perfect time to #treatyoself to a luxury item if you have the extra disposable income. Since plane tickets are out of the question at the moment, why not grab some leather goods from Fount?
Find your new favorite handbag from this fashionable company, which designs and produces all its leather goods right here in Cleveland. (Amanda’s favorite is their new Bellfield Crossbody.)
Where to buy: Online at Fount
15. b. a. Sweetie Candy Company
The largest candy store in America may be closed at the moment, but you can still satisfy your sweet tooth by purchasing candy online! From hard to find candies to seasonal collections, now is the time to increase your candy stash at b.a. Sweetie Candy Company, another Cleveland-based favorite.
Where to buy: Order online here for home delivery, or curbside pick-up on weekdays.
For timeless jewelry with modern flair, Oceanne is a local Cleveland shop making beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces that you can mix and match for years to come.
They are also known for the iconic “Cleveland Babe” shirts, so you can rep your love of Cleveland, and Oceanne, throughout the year!
Where to buy: Order online for delivery, or local pick-up
17. Old Brooklyn Cheese Co.
For the foodies and home chefs, adding Old Brooklyn Cheese Co. to your list of Cleveland gifts is a phenomenal idea. This spot bills itself as Cleveland’s only cheese shop, serving up seasonal raw-milk cheeses made right here in Ohio.
Old Brooklyn Cheese Co. also sells delicious gourmet mustard that has earned a reputation as being “Cleveland caviar.” The flavorful “Pepped Up” is made with beer-infused whole mustard seeds, and won a Good Food Award in 2020.
18. Stock up on gift cards for a future visit
If you can’t decide on a Cleveland-inspired gift, why not help out a couple different Cleveland businesses during this time with a gift card purchase?
Many restaurants have gift cards for purchase online, and could use the extra sales right now! Some favorite restaurants that are selling gift cards include Jukebox, Cleveland Vegan, Barrio Taco, Momocho, Dante, and Butcher and the Brewer!
You can also purchase gift cards from stores like Fount and Bayan Tree to help out, and then you can shop when you finally can come to Cleveland again.
19. Build your own Cleveland in a Box
Last, but certainly not least, if you want to bring the gift of Cleveland home to you or to a friend, why not build your own Cleveland In a Box?
With many ideas including Bertman Original mustard, Campbell’s Sweets popcorn, Cleveland Bagel everything mix, and many other types of Cleveland memorabilia, you can combine the best of Cleveland together in one box.
This is a great way to support many local businesses at the same time by building a box to share with those at home, or to send to friends around the world!
Where to buy: Build your box online here; shipping is free to US addresses, and to military overseas
What other Cleveland products would you add to this list of Cleveland gifts?
Kat is a Cleveland transplant and has lived here for over 4 years. She loves to eat, drink, and explore the gems across the city, and has made it her personal mission to find the best breweries and pizza in Northeast Ohio. She also runs a couples travel blog and podcast called World Wide Honeymoon.