Top Gift Shops In Cleveland

July 16, 2016 8:00 AM

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With the summer season now in full effect, tourists from all over the state and country will be heading to Cleveland for some rest and relaxation. Given the area’s many natural wonders and cultural hotspots, it’s no surprise that America’s Comeback City has become a popular vacation destination in recent years. However, in addition to hundreds of photos, it’s important to grab something special to commemorate the trip. Accordingly, here’s a rundown of the top gifts shops in Cleveland.
Cavaliers Team Shop
Quickens Arena
1 Center Court
Cleveland, OH 44115
(800) 252-6061
www.cavaliersteamshop.com

For 52 years, Cleveland languished without a major sports championship. That all changed when LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals. As such, a few pieces of memorabilia celebrating the Cavs’ historic win would make fantastic keepsakes. The best place in the city to find official Cavaliers caps, T-shirts and hoodies is the Cavaliers’ Team Shop, which is located inside The Q.

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The Cleveland Museum Of Art Store 
11150 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-7350
www.clevelandart.org/store

Although Cleveland has earned a reputation as a sports town, the Cleveland Museum of Art, which celebrates its centennial this year, has a robust and varied collection that makes it a must visit for any fine art aficionados. After spending a few hours touring the museum, visitors should hit up the gift shop to pick a few one-of-a-kind mementos. The store is loaded with posters, art books, jewelry, clothing and other unique items that reflect the institution’s current exhibits. Regardless of an art lover’s interest in medium, period or style, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s store has something for everyone.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Gift Shop
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 661-7603
www.clemetzoo.com/Zoo/Gift-Shops.aspx

The sprawling Cleveland Metroparks Zoo features a host of different birds, bears, tigers, snakes, octopi and other exotic creatures that will delight any animal lover. After spending the day taking in all manner of flora and fauna, visitors should stop the zoo’s gift shop. It houses a wide variety of branded merchandise that the whole family will enjoy, including caps, guidebooks, T-shirts, action figure sets, mugs and picture books. Also, kids will likely flip over the gift shop’s eagle and butterfly wings, as well as its assortment of stuffed animals.

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The Flavor Of Ohio
6736 Hathaway Road
Valley View, OH 44125
(216) 264-1016
www.flavorohio.com

While posters, mugs and hats are fun souvenirs, the only way to truly understand Cleveland is to taste some of the area’s unique culinary delights. The Flavor of Ohio gift shop, which is a locally owned and operated business that has served Northeast Ohio since 1988, offers its customers a range of regional treats. The popcorn balls come in a Cleveland Indians tin, Cleveland Browns Dawg Pound box and the Cleveland Rocks gift basket, which is full of goodies like a pound of Cleveland’s Daily coffee, four Cleveland Candy bars and Cleveland’s Little Italy Marinara sauce, all highly recommended. Flavor of Ohio’s various sized offering of Ohio Buckeye Candy are the sweetest mementos that can be found in the city.

Great Lakes Science Center’s Science Store 
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 694-2000
www.greatscience.com

Anyone interested in having an up-close and personal experience with science should definitely swing by the Great Lakes Science Center, which includes more than 100 hands-on exhibits. After enjoying the Science Center’s mind-expanding programming, vacationers should pop by the gift shop to pick up some of its science-themed clothing, books, games, jewelry and toys. Some of the shop’s most intriguing goods include GoldieBlox interactive kits, solar-powered toy packs and, for traditionalists, sets of agate geodes. Also, in a nod to Ohio’s rich aeronautical history, the Science Store sells honest to goodness astronaut ice cream.

Mario McKellop is a freelance writer who has covered the pop culture beat since 2010.

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