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Deby Lexow with LOCLE Box (MP Photo/Deby Lexow)

One woman’s tradition of giving northeast Ohio-made gifts to family and friends around the holidays has turned into a fun adventure as she expands the joy across Cleveland, the U.S. and beyond. Deby Lexow of Bainbridge is now introducing people around the world to the incredible artisan products that northeast Ohio has to offer.

With the help of her daughter, Deby launched LOCLE Box (pronounced local) in the fall of 2014, a venture in which she carefully selects and hand makes boxes before filling them with specialty items, both old and new, that were made in and around Cleveland. LOCLE Box’s themed, vintage-style gift boxes can be ordered online and are filled with products such as pure maple syrup, coffee and tea, pancake flour, raw honey, Amish popcorn, homemade jams and specialty pastries. Newer items now include specially made Ohio mugs, jewelry, wine stoppers and notecards. Deby selects products, packs boxes and sends out the best of the best in unique gift boxes with handwritten cards. You can even work with LOCLE Box to create your own custom box.

“I love where we live and I love sharing what is made here,” said Deby, who is all about showcasing the incredibly talented people who make the local products that fill her LOCLE Boxes.

Every LOCLE Box is hand-packed with attention to detail and contains an added personal touch: a handwritten note with a message from the sender and a heart sticker. Whether you’ve bought a box for yourself or are sending one as a gift, your LOCLE Box will arrive beautifully packaged and filled with lots of goodness and love from northeast Ohio specialty stores. Share some Ohio goodness with your “LOCLE” and out of state friends and relatives. Visit www.loclebox.com to learn more.


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