• Erin Zaranec

February Favorites: Cleveland Makers

I recently took 'The Five Love Languages' test and gift giving ranked third on the ways I like to receive love. To me, receiving a thoughtful gift is a true act of love - I love findings gifts that perfectly fit a person and from the second I swipe my card I'm simply giddy to give it to them.


I find the best gifts through local makers and, with Valentine's Day coming up, I wanted to share some of my favorite Cleveland creators and makers with you all!


Free Period Press

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Free Period Press creates products that help you focus on... well, you.


From Self Care Master Plans, Habit Calendars, adorable stickers, and more - you can gift something truly meaningful (and affordable!) that will be a gift that keeps on giving.


I received the Self Care Index as a birthday gift and love it! Over the holidays, I gifted the Cleveland Metroparks Mini-Guide.


Svona Studio

Photo courtesy of Svona Studio

Shelly creates beautiful art that is super giftable! Her pieces range from large-scale murals and landscapes to smaller, frame-friendly pieces.


I first purchased some of her Cleveland skyline sketches during last holiday season and purchased a few more every time I saw Shelly to gift around.


My latest love of hers? Her #MantraSeries, coming just in time for Valentine's Day!






Océanne

Photo courtesy of Oceanne

Jewelry can be a great gift... or it can fall flat. I love jewelry, but it's such a personal statement that sometimes I get weary of gifting or asking for jewelry.


Océanne has such classic, delicate pieces that also make a bold statement. I have a hand-stamped necklace that I wear every single day and love it! I've also gifted one of their rhinestone zodiac necklaces with great reviews.





Urban Planting Cleveland

Ok, so... maybe not a marker, per se, but I love Urban Planting Cleveland and have been all about the plants-as-gifts thing.


For Galentine's Day, I picked up a cute little succulent as a gift and was actually pretty sad to part ways with it. .


All of my plants at home are from Urban Planting. If you're going to gift one of their babies, I'd just recommend picking something hard to kill - snake plants are my favorite!






Where are your top places to go for gifts around Cleveland? Let me know your favorite Cleveland creators or creators in your city!