Edible Holiday Gifts

Present your loved ones with a few of our favorite locally made or produced edible gifts in our Edible Holiday Gift Guide.

Sausage-Making Class Gift Card

Ordering a gift certificate to one of Saucisson’s sausage-making classes ($45 per person) is a great way to give the gift of an experience, say co-owners Penny Barend and Melissa Khoury. SaucissonCleveland.com

A Tray of Pastries

If you’re looking for a sweet treat to share with friends and family during holiday celebrations, skip the supermarket and head over to Ohio City’s Farkas Pastry Shoppe, where there is a full lineup of delicious Farkas originals and traditional European pastries, including a delectable walnut roll ($9) that owner Mike Harrison describes as a traditional Hungarian holiday pastry. FarkasPastries.com

Coffee-for-Two Gift Sets

Caffeine enthusiasts on your list will perk up at receiving an Obvious Coffee Company’s Coffee-for-Two gift set ($44.99). Each set comes with a 1 pound bag of single-origin coffee and two mugs. The Twinsburg-based coffee roaster’s gift set and other coffee-oriented products will be available this year at 78th Street Studios’ Holiday Bazaar. Obvious.coffee

Handmade Cutting Board

A must-have in every kitchen, a cutting board is an ideal gift for professional chefs and home cooks alike. We love the lineup of stock and customized boards ($55 and up) handmade by veteran Michael Lazusky, owner of Cleveland Cutting Board Company. “People love our boards. We are passionate about quality and service.” CleCuttingBoardco.com

Breakfast Baskets

If you’re craving a nourishing and locally sourced breakfast, look no further than Wooster’s Grain Man, Dave Fath. A potential Grain Man breakfast basket might include a Dave’s own organic honey, a pint of his maple syrup, and a package of Stutzman spelt flour pancake mix ($20 total). Grain Man can be found year-round at North Union Farmers Market in Crocker Park. NorthUnionFarmersMarket.org

Cleveland Jam Three Packs

This holiday season, Cleveland Jam is offering gift-worthy three-packs ($20) of their splendid jams. Try the spicy pack (Burning River pepper, raspberry pepper, and mango habanero jams), the dessert pack (cocoa cherry wheat, carrot cake porter, and strawberry chipotle jams) or feel free to mix and match. Don’t forget the newest addition to the North Royalton company’s roster: the maple onion bacon jam. According to co-owner Jim Conti, this savory tailgate-favorite is loaded with “caramelized onions and rich bacon flavor.” cle-jam.com

Masthead Brewing Company’s
Sleigh All Day Holiday IPA with Spruce Tips

Sleigh All Day Holiday IPA, Masthead’s limited holiday release, is a perfect gift for the craft beer aficionado on your list. This brew possesses “a balance between tropical hop goodness, piney dankness, and a brilliant malt backbone that complements all of our favorite parts of the holidays,” says marketing coordinator Liz Weiler. Stop in for your four-pack ($10.99) at Masthead’s downtown Cleveland location or at multiple retailers around the city. MastheadBrewingCo.com

 

 

Pet Holiday Gift Baskets

A range of cat and dog gift baskets ($19.99 to $39.99) is available this holiday season at Ohio City’s Lake Erie Pet Food Company. Dog baskets may include shampoo, paw butter, nose balm, and a food scoop, along with treats and chews. Cat baskets include treats, food samples, and a locally made cat toy. LakeEriePet.com

 

—Compiled by Kevin Tasker