‘Tis the season to shop—and support local businesses! We put together a guide to some of our favorite Northeast Ohio makers with suggestions for some handmade Cleveland gifts perfect for everyone on your list.

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1. 2 Odd Birds

Why We Love This: It’s easy to adore a piece of bold, beautiful statement jewelry, but these designs also have an earthy, everyday quality.

2 Odd Birds Pinecone Dangle Earrings

What to Gift: Share a winter mood with a pair of brass Pinecone Dangle Earrings.

2. Unibrow Society

Why We Love This: These playful designs 100% spark joy. Illustrated prints, zines, and stickers range from whimsical and sweet to witty and snarky.

 Unibrow Society Stickers

What to Gift: Share a smile and score the perfect stocking stuffer with these cute Unibrow Society Stickers.

3. Free Period Press (that’s us)

Why We Love Us: We make cool paper things that help folks slow down, unplug, and live well.


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What to Gift: We created the Cleveland Metroparks Map and Cleveland Bookworm Map to encourage people to get out and explore beyond their own neighborhoods. Plus, 5% of sales benefit our partners—Cleveland Metroparks and Literary Cleveland.

4. Ape Made

Why We Love This: All the apparel in this shop is designed, screen-printed, and packed by hand. That makes this one-woman business pretty impressive in our book.

Apemade Cleveland Made Me Sweatshirt

What to Gift: Snuggle up on a chilly day with a Cleveland Made Me Fleece Sweatshirt.

5. Hazelmade

Why We Love This: Anyone’s home will look elevated and artistic with these upscale paper and home goods. Not only are they gorgeous, but they’re also made in the Midwest.

 Hazelmade Dogwood Collection

What to Gift: The Dogwood Collection Gift Set features an elegant, hand-drawn floral print native to Ohio.

6. The Bubble Process

Why We Love This: Sean and Rez have a great sense of humor and incredible art skillz. We love their original takes on traditional Cleveland themes.


Cleveland T-Shirt


What to Gift: Mourn the team that might have been with this cool Cleveland Spiders Shirt.

7. Lauren HB Studio

Why We Love This: It’s the best of both worlds. Lauren is a fine artist who creates incredible sculptures—and a maker who sells practical home goods.

Lauren HB Formation Mug

What to Gift: Drinking out of the handcrafted Formation Mug can help elevate anyone’s daily ritual.

8. Venus In Aquarius Apothica

Why We Love This: You can feel the care Samantha puts into her skincare products. Everything is made from sustainable sources, which adds to the handcrafted, artisanal feel.


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What to Gift: This 100% Organic Facial Elixir is ultra-soothing in harsh Cleveland winters.

9. Amber Esner

Why We Love This: Our beloved Studio Manager, Amber Esner, is also an incredible artist and illustrator. Her poignant prints, postcards, and collage work speak to our Midwestern hearts.

 Amber Esner Guardian Enamel Pin

What to Gift: Celebrate the hottest bridge (and baseball team) in town with the Guardian Enamel Pin.

11. So CLE Tees

Why We Love This: This shop focuses on the cultural side of Northeast Ohio. Whether you’re into sports or pierogies, you’ll find a way to celebrate your Cleveland identity.

So Cle Tees Cleveland Polka Town Onesie

What to Gift: Show off your Polish pride with the Polka Town Baby onesie.

BONUS: Food! Experiences!

Looking for a gift for the minimalist in your life who doesn't want any more physical things? Our favorite things to donate in those cases are food and experiences.

Cleveland is a foodie town, so there is no shortage of amazing options of restaurant gift cards you could get. A couple of our foodie-favorites are Soho and Felice. Or you could go the coffee and baked goods route with a gift card to Phoenix Coffee or On the Rise! So many good options!

There are also a ton of arts and culture institutions in Cleveland that make for great experiences. Consider gifting a membership to the Cleveland Botanical Garden / Holden Arboretum to help Clevelanders get through a long, gray winter.