Let your Lake Erie pride shine bright with thoughtful, creative, locally made gifts everyone will love.
Lather up with a sudsy, creamy, chemical-free soap made with plant-based ingredients that comes in a range of fragrances, from cool cucumber mint and lake house to velvet merlot, mad for chocolate, plain and simple and much more. $7.
Sandbar Suds Soap Co., Conneaut, Ohio, 440-265-1266, sandbarsuds.com
Get guests giggling with the whimsical gurgling sounds made when drinks are poured from these colorful and creative beverage pitchers. Crafted from durable stoneware, these conversation pieces come in a variety of colors and multiple sizes. $14.95-$49.95.
James Street Home Decor, Port Stanley, Ontario, 226-658-6000, jamesstreethomedecor.com
Get hooked on this Lake Erie Islands favorite, a tasty Bloody Mary Mix that includes seasonal tomatoes and real pieces of shrimp and crab. Just add your favorite vodka and pile it high with toppings, and you’re on your way to becoming a star mixologist. $13.95 (32-ounce bottle).
The Boardwalk, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, 419-285-3695, theboardwalkfamilyofrestaurants.com
Whip up a sweet treat with a local flare with Johnson Estate’s French Crepe Kit, featuring organic white and buckwheat flours, a half-pint of Big Tree Maple Syrup and 2-ounce jars of cinnamon walnuts, Austrian chocolate hazelnuts and toasted pecans. For the perfect pairing, also purchase the estate’s maple liqueur, which is sweet but has a dry finish. $25 (kit), $15 (liqueur).
Johnson Estate Winery, Westfield, New York, 716-326-2191, johnsonwinery.com
Shop in style while showing off your Lake Erie pride with a custom navy canvas tote bag featuring leather handles and a buckle closure. $128.
Erie & Anchor, Vermilion, Ohio, 440-963-9447, erieandanchor.com
Treat yourself or a fellow lake lover to a beautiful, unique, locally made Lake Erie Water Basin necklace made from fine silver and Australian opal doublet on a sterling silver chain. $175.
Jessie’s Jewelry, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, 330-608-4664, jessiesjewelry.com