I’m a big supporter of shopping small. It keeps money in the community, it helps support small businesses and keep them open, and you’re going to find amazing gifts. This is why I made my Shop Local in Cleveland Ohio Guide. Depending on the shop you can find heirloom quality, previously loved, handcrafted items you will most likely not find anywhere else. I encourage you to shop locally in Cleveland, Ohio this holiday season and throughout the year!
With Small Business Saturday here, I wanted to share a list of some of my favorite local Cleveland shops, pop-up markets, and shopping centers that have a great mix of national, regional, and most importantly, local shops for you to find the perfect gifts. If they have an online shop, I’ve also shared a few of my favorite finds.
Discover Unique Finds When You Shop Local in Cleveland, Ohio
Explore my go-to spots to shop local in Cleveland and find the best gifts, from carefully curated vintage shops to chic boutiques and everything in between. I’ve highlighted the neighborhoods where you can discover these brick-and-mortar gems. Plus, I’ve included links to some of my favorite items from vendors with online shops to spark your shopping inspiration.
Did I miss an amazing local shop? I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment and let me know.
I love exploring these shops that vary from meticulously curated to overwhelmingly abundant in their selection of previously loved goods. Whether you’re shopping for someone notoriously hard to please or searching for that perfect one-of-a-kind gift, make sure to check off your list at these fantastic vintage shops when you shop local in Cleveland this year.
Flower Child Edgewater Neighborhood
Explore multiple themed rooms at this two-level vintage shop. I especially love their huge vintage Holiday selection that finds its way throughout the entire store and exploring the many little rooms filled to the brim with unique items.
Sweet Lorain Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood
Don’t be deterred by this shop’s messy entrance, it is packed with everything under the sun. There’s also a huge Christmas decor section during the season you should check out. Also find records, magazines, books, jewelry, clothing, home goods, and so much more.
Magically Found Lakewood
I finally had a chance to visit this gem of a shop recently and it instantly became a new favorite. Filled with vintage finds and current handmade goods from a cabinet of glass in rainbow order to a dresser with each drawer filled with the prettiest taper candles in many designs and colors.
Rook Modern Tremont
This shop is filled with Mid-century styles from furniture to home decor, art, and accessories.
All Things For You Ohio City Neighborhood
Two floors of incredible vintage and antique finds from dreamy mid-century furniture, decor, art, books, and beyond. NOTE: This shop is currently closed due to flooding.
Moonstruck Vintage Little Italy
A cute shop filled with a mix of vintage and more recent goods in the heart of the Little Italy Neighborhood.
Table for 2 Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood
This stunning vintage shop feels more like a showroom than a collection of formerly loved treasures. Find beautiful vintage furniture and a mix of vintage and new small goods. This Phrenology Bust is so cool, this is the most unique Milk Glass vase I’ve ever seen, and love the simplicity of this basket, you can make it a gift basket easily.
Helm Collective Ohio City Neighborhood
See items from your past in a new light at this very curated vintage goods shop. It’s a small shop but it’s full of great rugs, small furniture, artwork, and tons of trinkets, glassware, and more with an earthy, boho focus. These Ceramic Seashells are simple but lovely, this Monstera Leaf dish would look fun on a dresser. Lots more in store.
home + gift
Need a hostess gift, something for a friend who just moved, or home decor before holiday guests? Shop local in Cleveland at these home and lifestyle boutiques.
The Print Shop Bay Village
This shop easily became one of my favorites and I try to visit at least once each season to see the delightful seasonal goods they bring in and the curated mix of home goods, jewelry, giftables, kids, and more. Love this ornament, how cute is this cookie jar? And this sweater is awesome.
Room Service Shaker Heights
Beautiful home and lifestyle goods surrounded by creative, hand-designed decor and some of the prettiest shop windows out there. This animal print would look adorable in a child’s room, I’m so intrigued by these Food Crayons, and just look at these lovely socks that look like pressed flowers! Also, check out their gift guides.
Mishi Lifestyle Lakewood
This very stylish and curated boutique has a dark and moody aesthetic and some lovely goods for the home, seasonal decor, jewelry, and more. These Druzy Earrings are so pretty, this B&W Rimmed Tumbler Set is so unique, and this fruit print is so simple but lovely.
Cuyahoga Collective Lakewood
One of my favorite shops for excellent gifty finds and home decor items. They’ve got lots of fun local prints, apparel, gift items, and beyond. You’ll be sure to find the perfect gifts here. These Field Guides make a fun small gift and love these cozy items.
Salvaged Boutique Lakewood
This charming shop has the most stylish furniture and home decor. These would look awesome on a kitchen wall, a perfect gift for the hostess in Ohio, and serve in style with this.
plants, gardening + outdoors
If you’re planning to gift flowers this holiday, opt for a plant. It lasts longer, and local shops offer plants for both the green thumb and those who may forget to water them regularly.
Wicked Plant Company Lyndhurst
This quirky plant shop is full of beautiful plants, gifty items, and the unexpected. I have one of these on my window and it is the best on sunny days, and how cute is this little plant decoration?
Urban Planting Cleveland Tremont Neighborhood
A tropical plant destination plant shop that also sells the prettiest color planters, accessories, and more. Look at the leaves on this plant. and this is an odd little cactus. Also, I shared a post last year on Urban Planting Cleveland’s new Tremont location.
Recreational Pots & Plants Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood
Offering easy-to-grow houseplants, tropicals, and chic, urban planters with a super cute interior space that has a faux Parisian boutique storefront inside. Fun!
Lakewood Plant Company Lakewood
A tropical indoor plant boutique with a large selection of plants, planters, hangers, and accessories. This is one of my favorite plants, and look at the leaves on this one!
River Plant Company Rocky River
This is the west side’s quirky plant shop. You’ll find not only awesome plants but unique gifts and the unexpected. This kit would be great for someone getting into plants, this is a cool planter, and this is so cute!
Stump Shaker Heights
Regional plant shop with a focus on tropical and desert plants, sustainable wares, and artist-made planters.
Everarbor Company Tremont
A local outdoor brand with a focus on eco solutions through landscaping and other outdoor services, they also sell apparel and accessories under their brand. Love their candles.
One of my favorite ways to shop local in Cleveland is by visiting one of the many independent bookstores. There is a wide variety of shops all with unique characteristics making each one worth a visit. From being located inside a former Studebaker Showroom to only selling books translated into English from other countries, and beyond, you’re going to find the perfect gifts for all the bookish people on your checklist.
Loganberry Books Shaker Heights
I visited this amazing bookstore for the first time this year (see my Instagram Reel from my visit this summer), and was in awe. This huge bookstore is full of themed nooks and endless books. I especially love the rare books in the back and the collection of Wizard of Oz books. So cool.
Book Brothers Lakewood
This shop is filled with piles and piles of high-quality used books and has some of the most unique selections I’ve seen out there.
Macs Backs Coventry
An institution in Coventry, this cozy bookstore is 3 floors full of new and used books in every genre you can imagine.
Visible Voice Books Tremont
This gem of a bookstore is located above two restaurants (Crust & Proof BBQ) and while small, has a mighty selection of books and independent publications.
Index Ohio City
Formerly Horizontal Books, this recent name change comes with a small cafe inside serving coffee, tea, and space to work and read while you sip. Books are still stored horizontally, and there is a discount structure offered throughout the shop.
Unexpected and Awesome
Clevo Books Downtown Cleveland
You might think this is just another bookstore, however, you might be surprised to learn that all the books are translated by authors all over the world. Find some hidden gems and broaden your horizons with these awesome books.
Black Cat Books & Oddities Medina
While this shop is still on my to-visit list, I just know I’m going to love it. Books and oddities? Right up my alley. This bookstore has created immersive themed rooms like The Raven’s Roost where you’ll find a collection of horror books, primarily from Edgar Allen Poe, or check out Sherlock’s Study full of mysteries, thrillers, and beyond.
art + music
Shop local at these art and music shops in Cleveland and find the perfect items for the creative people in your life.
Brittany’s Record Shop Ohio City
This small record shop with a focus on hip-hop, reggae, soul, and jazz records recently opened upstairs of one of the City Goods hangars.
Coffee shop & cafe with two floors of records to peruse while getting your caffeine fix.
Lakewood Art Supply Lakewood
Cute art store with a great selection of art supplies and the prettiest colorful floor. I want one of each of these prints, these are unique, and I’ve never seen clay like this before!
If you’re going to shop local in Cleveland, these t-shirt shops offer easy gift ideas. And, besides, are you even from Cleveland if you don’t own a t-shirt that says something about Cleveland on it?
Cleveland Clothing Company Downtown, Westlake, & Shaker Heights + online shop
One of the first Cleveland t-shirt brands known for their Cleveland-focused t-shirts featuring local radio stations, iconic Cleveland, and beyond. Love this Terminal Tower Bottle Opener, and these cute Ohio socks, and if you need some help they have a gift guide on the site.
GV Art & Design Lakewood
A local family-owned creative boutique that specializes in sports art and entertainment. They have lots of fun Cleveland holiday shirts for this year and custom-designed tees for a variety of Cleveland and some other major cities.
Rocket E3 Ohio City + online shop
Local artist-designed t-shirts, posters, and stickers with a unique and fun perspective on local sports and pop culture. This t-shirt always makes me laugh, and I just bought the print of the design on this t-shirt recently.
Homage Shaker Heights + online shop
This regional brand features a lot of local sports and fun-themed t-shirts. This Home Alone-inspired shirt always makes me laugh. They have lots of gift guides online, too.
clothing + accessories
Shop local at these boutiques in Cleveland to find some of the most stylish and unique clothing and accessory pieces sure to delight any fashion lover on your list.
Banyan Tree Tremont, Westlake
Apparel and Lifestyle accessory boutique with some of the more unique pieces you’ll find around town. These gloves are so cute, a classic coffee mug, and these sparkly pants? Need!
Summer Camp Outfitters Rocky River
Clothes that flatter without needing to be styled. Find classic and easy-to-wear pieces at this fairly new shop. I love the detail on these jeans, this playful hat, and this super comfy-looking long-sleeve top.
Project Runway alum Valerie Mayén’s local fashion line is full of unique and versatile pieces and special themed collections like Force in Vogue, a Star Wars-themed collection. This is a perfect gift for the person who loved the Barbie movie, this crossbody is giving Hunger Games vibes, and this Asymmetrical Tank is out of this world.
Clash Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood
A friend and former colleague/ missing Olsen twin built up a stylishly curated vintage clothing shop online and now has a space inside Antonymn Collective inside 78th Street Studios. I love the color of these trousers, the cut of this long-sleeve tee, and this cozy-looking thermal shirt.
Slow Union Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood
A collective of 3 vintage collectors combined into one seriously stylish shop that gives life back to well-loved pieces.
Océanne Gordon Square & Orange
Jewelry designer and boutique with many locally made and other stylish goods. These delicate studs are a great stocking stuffer, this graphic tee would be very on-brand for me, and this watering can is so cute, and this hat, hehe.
Liza Michelle Jewelry Ohio City Neighborhood
Jewelry designer creating unique, one-of-a-kind rings and necklaces inspired by nature.
Noble Fawn Jewelry online shop
Handmade jewelry made in small batches with lightweight polymer clay. These checkerboard earrings are so fun, simple solid color shaped earrings would go with just about anything, and what a pretty necklace.
bags + purses
Blair Ritchey Lakewood
Practical, hand-crafted bags and accessories made locally. I love the casual style of these bags and the pops of color you’ll find inside. I have a large PAK bag and love it, this bag is on my wishlist. They have plenty of small accessories if you don’t want to make such a big commitment as a gift.
Fount Westlake & Orange
Beautiful leather bags designed and made locally by a husband-and-wife creative team. I love this bag in the color Wolf. They also sell lots of small accessories and add-ons to their bags, perfect gifts if you are gifting someone with a Fount bag already.
Capsoul Ohio City
This unique bag made with travelers in mind is super versatile and durable.
beauty + wellness
Revival Body Care Lakewood
Locally made, all-natural skin, lip, and hair care products made with organic, fair-trade, and 100% vegan ingredients. This lip scrub is a perfect stocking stuffer and there is so much more online and in-store.
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Co. Ohio City Neighborhood
Family-owned and created soap brand creating skin and hair products using all-natural ingredients that are USDA-certified organic. Find gifts for men, women, babies, and even pets. They have a page full of great Holiday Gifts if you can’t decide what to get.
Sacred Hour Spa Lakewood & Rocky River
This is my favorite place to go to unwind, relax, and get pampered. A gift certificate to get a massage is one of my favorite gifts to get! They also have little boutiques in the entrance with candles, crystals, and other lovely items. The Lakewood location also has a small lounge called Tribu where you can relax and indulge a little before or after your treatment (or just because). I tend to get deep tissue and Indian head massages, or craniosacral therapy. Delightful.
STEM Handmade Soap Shaker Heights and Lakewood
Find lots of great gifts at this local soap shop. From shampoo bars, lotions, shower steamers, and more. This gift set will get them ready for winter, I love this smell combination in a soap bar, and these will make your shower smell so much better.
Green Opal Salon Hingetown Neighborhood
My salon of choice is an eco-conscious salon that focuses on sustainability with the products and treatments they use. Shop their Kevin Murphy products online, or treat someone on your list to pampering hair treatments, sauna visits, or tanning.
Great Lakes Health & Wellness* Ohio City Neighborhood, Strongsville, Westlake
I’ve been visiting Great Lakes H&W for almost a year now for chiropractic adjustments and it’s truly been a lifesaver. As someone who is sitting at a desk, hovering over a photo set, or out hiking the day away, these weekly adjustments have seriously helped keep my back, shoulder, neck, legs, and ankles feeling good. They also offer massage and have great deals often, which is a perfect gift (in my opinion!). If you are interested in getting adjusted, you can use my code lustvip to cover your first visit which includes consult, exam, and x-rays ($99-$150 value). If you are interested in massage, check out their website (linked above) to see the current offer. (As I write this, I am eagerly anticipating my massage appointment tomorrow).
*I am a Great Lakes Health & Wellness ambassador.
babies + kids (+ kids at heart)
Apple Jax Toys Lakewood & Chagrin Falls, and Downtown, Cleveland (soon)
Filling in the gap that Big Fun used to occupy for many is this modern and vintage toy store filled to the brim with toys that span generations. Find the perfect toys and novelty for kids of all ages.
Once Upon a Time Rocky River
This family-owned shop has been around for 35 years and focuses on hands-on toys and finding the perfect gift for the kids in your life.
Double Rainbow Shaker Heights
Find the cutest books, toys, and clothes at this stylish kids’ boutique.
S’il Vous Play Cleveland Heights
Self-described as a happy shop for well-made toys, they have a commitment to sustainability and thoughtful design in their curiously curated collection of toys.
Print Shop on Wolf Bay Village
While most of this shop is gifts for the home and entertaining, they have a whole section in the middle of the shop dedicated to the cutest kids and baby toys.
All these shops are making me wish I still had a four-legged friend, but I can always get something cute for my four-legged siblings! (you know, your parent’s pets)
Luca’s Barkery Ohio City
A pet store with a “barkery” inside making baked goods for your four-legged friends. They even make cakes!
Lake Erie Pet Food Co. Detroit-Shoreway
Fresh, healthy, and local pet food for dogs and cats, plus special treats and more.
These shops have an eclectic mix of gifts from fun-filled pop culture references, to the very obscure and unexpected. You’ll find a little something for everyone at these Cleveland-area shops.
Funktini Land Ohio City
Eclectic gift boutique inside City Goods. Filled with local artists’ goods ranging from art and home goods, plus items made by the shop owners. Find something perfect for everyone here.
Cent’s Goods Detroit-Shoreway
Local pizza shop that has a small gift boutique in front. Find items you won’t find in the Cleveland area (and why not get a tasty pizza while you’re there, and don’t sleep on the Wonder Bread, so good.)
Pop Life Waterloo Arts District
This bold-colored building offers art and wellness events and classes and also has a shop full of experiential gifts, local brands, home goods, and more.
Bear Soul Studio & Rockshop Lakewood
Find your rock-lover the perfect gift at this shop that is filled to the brim with every gem and stone you can imagine.
Cleveland Curiosities Lakewood
This is the shop to go to if you have someone into obscure, unusual, and unexpected gifts. On any given day you can find mummies, skulls and bones, taxidermy, diaphonized specimens, antiques, books, and more.
Cute & Quirky
Doki Doki Kawaii Shop Lakewood
Find your favorite kawaii brands, plushies, snacks, manga, Japanese stationery, anime figures, and more at this super cute shop.
The Druzy Dreamer Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood
Rocks and rainbows are what you’ll find in this lovely shop. I always find the cutest things and the prettiest stones. My favorite? This crystal found in Lake Erie (it’s so pretty!), this funny coffee mug, and this amazing kids’ book.
Salty Not Sweet Lakewood
I love this shop so much! It’s filled to the brim with handmade and unexpected gifts. From prayer candles of your favorite pop culture characters to pens with funny sayings, tons of gifts for Swifties, and beyond. I never leave this shop without buying a handful of fun things.
Himiko’s Cool World Detroit-Shoreway
This shop is wild and full of fun and unexpected gifts from new items to vintage.
give the gift of good taste
Put together a basket for a hostess, a gift, or grab the perfect foods to entertain at these Cleveland treat shops and food & drink markets. Many shops include Cleveland-made brands, perfect for gifting.
Candy & Chocolate:
Cleveland Chocolate Co. Tremont + online shop
Handcrafted chocolate bars using fair trade organic cacao made in small batches.
Campbell’s Sweets Ohio City
Popcorn, cupcakes (in-shop only), and other delicious goodies made in-house can be found at this local shop.
Sweet Bean Chocolate Studio Cleveland + online shop
Handmade filled chocolates with beautiful, artsy patterns and designs coating them.
Malley’s Chocolate’s various locations + online shop
A local chocolate company that’s an institution in the Cleveland area.
Cookie Boy Tremont
This local baker makes a really delicious cookie that is really, really good.
Cocktail & Beer
The Hangar Ohio City
Find local beer and wine at this unique cocktail bar and bodega and why not stay a little bit and treat yourself to a cocktail while you’re at it?
Rozi’s Wine House Lakewood + online shop
Find tons of beer and wine at this local shop.
Simone’s Beverages Lakewood
Need to find the perfect liquor for your holiday cocktail? Check out Simone’s. With aisles of liquor, beer, and wine, you’ll be sure to find the perfect beverage.
Spice & Condiments
Cleveland Ketchup has various locations online shop
Local brand making ketchup (and mustard!) in classic and flavored options. These would look great in a gifted food basket. I’m intrigued by the Ghost Pepper-flavored ketchup.
Cleveland Kraut online shop
Locally-made kraut, Kimchi, pickles, and dressing in a variety of flavors. I don’t like kraut but think these would make a good gift for the foodie in your life. I am interested in trying their Veggie Caeser dressing, though!
Berman’s Original Ballpark Mustard various locations online shop
I am not a mustard fan, but my husband says this is the best local mustard. This would be perfect to add to a gift basket of local Cleveland food items!
Cheese, Meats, & Packaged Goods
Gingham Market Lakewood
This new-ish marketplace offers pre-made dishes and an assortment of local and national goods and accessories.
The West Side Market Ohio City
Hundreds of vendors for meats, cheeses, pasta, bread, veggies, flowers, sweets, and more. A perfect stop to pick up your holiday party needs.
Holiday & Pop-Up Shops
Shop Local in Cleveland Ohio at these annual Holiday shows and specialty pop-up shops throughout town.
Home For The Holiday’s Boutique 15210 Madison Avenue, Lakewood Ohio | Now through 12/23
This year marks the 8th season for this local holiday boutique. Find an assorted mix of handmade goods from candles, jewelry, local sports, holidays, decor, and locally made foods. You’re sure to find a great gift at this fun pop-up. Closed on Mon, Tues-Wed: 10 am-4 pm, Thurs 10 am-8 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-6 pm, and Sun: 10 am-4 pm,
Cleveland Bazaar Holiday 4 locations: 11/25 at 5th Street Arcades, 11/25 + 11/26 at Akron Bazaar, 12/2 at Lake Affect Studios, and 12/9 + 12/10 at 78th Street Studios
You can find this popular holiday market at multiple different events this winter. Hundreds of vendors share their wares and find. Here’s a list of all the vendors you’ll find.
Cleveland Vintage Market The Madison 4601 Payne Ave, Cleveland, Ohio | 11/17
Over 10,000 square feet and 25+ vendors fill this vintage market selling vintage clothing and home goods.
Haymarket Pop Up 5th Street Arcades outside of Intro boutique | 11/25
This lovely curated gift shop was one of my favorites but sadly shut down shop early this year. So I was excited to see they would return for a pop-up shop near their old location on Small Business Saturday! They will have their gifty goods and home decor, plus the fun pet items they sold at Haymarket Pet Company!
Big Fun Pop-Up at Tommy’s Restaurant 1824 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio | 11/25+
It was sad to see Big Fun close up shop, but exciting to see this announcement that they were doing a pop-up at one of the best restaurants in Coventry, Tommy’s! Be sure to check it out for nostalgic fun starting Saturday, November 25, and running for 7 weeks.
Little Italy’s Annual Holiday Art Walk Little Italy Neighborhood |12/1-12/3
Stroll galleries and shops to find the perfect gifts and then enjoy dinner at one of the awesome restaurants in Little Italy. Sounds like a perfect weekend!
To Books and Beyond Mahalls and The Roxy in Lakewood | 11/25
Relive your favorite childhood bookfair vibes and celebrate Small Business Saturday shopping local with several local vendors.
Friendsmas Mini Maker Market at Jukebox 1404 W 29th Street, Ohio City Neighborhood | 12/03
Shop local vendors in ceramics, dried floral, art prints, letterpress, jewelry, woodwork, and more.
My Favorite Shopping Centers to Shop Local in Cleveland Ohio
Small Outdoor Shopping Centers in the Cleveland Area:
City Goods | 1442 West 28th Street, Ohio City Neighborhood
A unique shopping experience with a variety of local brands under 6 shared-space hangar domes in Ohio City’s popular enclave Hingetown. There is also a cocktail bar on the corner called The Hangar where you can enjoy a beverage while you shop.
5th Street Arcades | 530 Euclid Avenue, Downtown Cleveland
An indoor mall space walkway filled with local brands and food shops. Find unique goods, delicious treats, and more. Shop varying hours 7 am and 7:30 pm Monday-Sunday, check the website for the most accurate times.
Made Cleveland | 1807 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights
Located in the heart of Coventry Village, this brick-and-mortar shop has goods from over 100 creators and is continuously adding to that count. Find art, apparel, local branded goods, home goods, food items, and much more.
Large Outdoor Shopping Centers in the Cleveland Area:
While these shopping centers have national brands, many of them are also home to local and regional brands.
Van Aken | 3401 Tuttle Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Outdoor shopping center with a focus on local and regional brands. Check out: Whiskey Grade, Stump Plants, Room Service, Double Rainbow, Adun Spice Co., Ladder, The Corner, Shinola, and others.
Crocker Park | 177 Market Street, Westlake, Ohio
Huge outdoor shopping center with a mix of local and national brands. Check out: Aerie, Anthropologie, Dry Goods, Everarbor, LOFT, Nordstrom Rack, Rally House, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Fount, Evereve, Eddie Bauer, and others.
Legacy Village | 25001 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio
Outdoor shopping center with higher-end brands local and national brands. Check out: Revival, RH, LOFT, Lilly Pulitzer, L.L. Bean, Crate & Barrel, and others.
Pinecrest | 200 Park Avenue, Orange Village, Ohio
Trendy outdoor shopping center with a mix of local and national brands that don’t often have brick-and-mortar shops in the Cleveland area. Check out: Blackbird Fly, Madewell, REI Co-op, West Elm, FP Movement, Fount, homage, Océanne, and others.
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Note: some photos were from the Holiday 2022 season, I will replace some as I get out to shops this year. You may see some items photographed that aren’t currently at the shop listed.