Make magic happen this holiday season, by gifting small!

Make magic happen this holiday season, by gifting small. We have an array of small businesses inside of our Northeast Ohio Small Business Shopping Guide! If you are passionate about supporting small businesses, then you are in the right place friends! Here is your guide to shopping small for the holiday season! Click on the hyperlink text to be taken directly to their site to get your shopping started.

Food and Drink

High Low Winery

With roots running deep in Medina, OH, High Low Winery is located on fourth-generation family land. They recently opened a second location in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood. Both locations offer multiple tasting rooms and a bistro with a selection of modern Mediterranean dishes. With a unique space for private parties or just a holiday get-together with friends, check out all that they have to offer. (PS, they also offer a wine club!) 

The Mustard Seed Market

The Mustard Seed Market & Café is the largest locally-owned retailer of natural and organic products in Ohio. After being a part of the community since 1981, their specialty is providing high-quality natural and organic foods along with education and information on food issues and the environment. You can check out their Holiday Planning Guide full of information on planning your meals for the holidays, or see if delivery is now available near you!

Royal Docks Brewery

Royal Docks Brewery is a brewery and kitchen that fuses the craft beer renaissance with British pub culture in a contemporary, American style. They have a taproom and kitchen located at 7162 Fulton Dr. NW Canton OH, a foeder house and kitchen located at 2668 Easton St. NE Canton OH, and a brewhouse and cannery located at 5646 Wales Ave NW Massillon OH. You can check out their fun events like their Pig Roast, Tipsy Paint Night, and their beer tasting and dinner with Haffs Hot Sauce.

Gervasi Vineyard

Gervasi Vineyard is a destination winery resort nestled in Canton, OH. The perfect place to enjoy a cocktail, glass of wine, or specialty coffee at the Still House, get in the holiday spirit and enjoy their truly magical 

Complete with luxury accommodations, three restaurants, a coffeehouse/cocktail bar, heated outdoor cigar lounge, winery, and boutique distillery, Gervasi Vineyard will truly offer an exceptional stay. 

The Farmer’s Rail

The Farmer’s Rail, Artisanal Meats & Butcher Shop, is a specialty shop with an emphasis on “feel good for you food.” ​​They are a farm-to-plate butcher shop and grocery specializing in all-natural, pasture-raised eggs and meats from Brunty Farms. Join them every Wednesday from 3-9 p.m. for Hudson Wine Wednesdays!

Blue Door Bakery

Located in the heart of Cuyahoga Falls, the Blue Door Bakery is a pretty unique restaurant. Beautifully made from scratch bread, pastries, and so much more, made fresh daily. Striving to make things that you can’t normally make at home, the Blue Door Bakery has a team of passionate cooks and bakers ready to serve up food filled with passion.

DioGuardi’s Italian Market

Your friendly Italian market and deli is right on 10th Street in Canton. When you visit DioGuardi’s Italian Market & Deli, you’ll know we’re the real deal when it comes to genuine Italian foods. Experience the magic of blending a market from the old country with a deli designed for today’s tastes. From prepared meals you can take home (perfect for bringing something special to your holiday gathering) to discovering a new special ingredient or spice for your secret recipe, DioGuardi’s provides the full flavor of Italian cuisine for everyone. They also offer a full catering menu and a selection of wine and beer. 

Magna Wines

Magna was built around the simple idea of taking the intimidation out of wine. With locations in both downtown Cuyahoga Falls and Bedford, they offer a retail wine store and tasting room that features wines from 7 continents, and specializes in Boutique Wines, Minority-Owned Wines & Female Owned Wines. Check out all they have to offer by visiting their website.

2 Daughters Tea Company

Did you know that tea is the second most consumed beverage after water? Minority-owned 2 Daughters Tea Company offers a wide selection of teas. The owners firmly believe that tea is From black tea, white tea, herbal, green, plus accessories, find something truly unique and rooted in wellness. Shop their full collection here (PS – they also have gift cards available!) 

Ben Heggy’s Candy Co.

Since 1923, Heggy’s Candy Company is a Canton staple. Perfect for the sweet tooth on your list, Heggy’s has remained a family-owned and operated business, handcrafting quality candies and chocolates, unlike any other candy maker. Whether you want to come to browse their vast selection for yourself, or get an order delivered, visit their website for more info.

Art and Music

Hollow Bone Records

Located on West Market Street in Fairlawn, Hollow Bone Records vinyl shop sells new and used records. They are an authorized Music Hall turntable seller and carry a variety of gifts for the music lover in your life.

Heather Bullach Art

Heather Bullach is a portrait and landscape artist. Working primarily in oils, her style ranges from realism to impressionism. Her work is widely exhibited around Northeast Ohio, including three solo exhibitions since 2011. Check out her work and gift something truly unique this holiday season – she is also currently accepting art commissions.

SheMazing Designs

SheMazing Designs is run by the Sorceress of Snark herself, Sheena. Sheena is a sketch note artist and hand letterer. You can check her out for cards, stickers, prints, household items, shirts, bags, lock screens, and commission pieces!

The Gardener of Bath

While confusing at first, The Gardener of Bath does not in fact sell bath and beauty products, but instead, sells gifts, home accessories, and jewelry! The Gardener of Bath is a charming and eclectic gift boutique, featuring Trollbeads, Alex & Ani, Bourbon and Boweties, unique handmade jewelry, and accents for the home. The boutique features tasteful Holiday accents and gifts, as merchandise changes to reflect the seasons.

Apparel and Accessories

The Social Dept.

The Social Dept. is a Grammy-nominated studio and clothing brand specializing in hand-printed, hand-made apparel, home goods, and posters for adults and kids alike. Their catalog of nearly 300+ designs has a little bit of everything for people from a little bit of everywhere depicting regional, state, and municipal pride in our country’s diverse food, beer, sports, and movie culture.  A true Mom and Pop shop owned and operated by Christy (Mom) and Andy (Pop) Taray, their small but mighty team takes a lot of pride in their craft.

Tadpoles and Tiddlers

Celebrating their 14th year in business, Tadpoles and Tiddlers is a whimsical and beautifully curated luxury baby and toddler boutique with a passion and fresh approach to the art of gifting for the littles’ in our lives. From heirloom gifts, adorable apparel, sweet accessories, and all things beautiful and whimsical will please the little one in your life. 

Arrowhead Vintage and Handmade Goods

Located in downtown Canton, OH, Arrowhead Vintage and Handmade Goods is a locally owned shop with art prints, knit wares, and more. All of their products are available online for shipping or curbside pick up. Give them a follow on Facebook to see some of their latest products! 


Based in Akron, OH, Good is a supplier of organic wellness and beauty products made in small batches using plants and completely natural ingredients. Originally created to problem-solve health issues and replace prescription medications, Goods continues to eliminate these issues a beautiful sensory experience. Right now, you can use code FREESHIP to get free shipping on orders over $75 on items like Trucolor bandages, their Clay Detox Mask, or their selection of hair and beard oils.

Health and Wellness

Yoga Squared

Known for their community and welcoming environment, Yoga Squared has a class for everyone! Located in Akron, Yoga Squared classes cater to everyone from beginners, to more advanced yogis. They offer a variety of hot and cool yoga classes to the Highland Square area and beyond. Their boutique features locally sourced gift items and Yoga Squared apparel and they also offer fun and unique workshops for all to enjoy! The perfect gift for the yogi in your life, check out Yoga Squared!


Proudly made in Akron, Ohio, Skinsations is a natural skincare brand that promotes healthy, nourished skin. Established in 2018, Skinsations was designed with high-quality ingredients to enhance the condition of your skin. They offer a wide selection of products including their luxurious body butters, created with natural ingredients that will have your skin looking and feeling radiant. Their founder, Jacquelyn Little has researched and developed recipes with non-toxic ingredients that are naturally beneficial to the enhancement of your skin condition.

Unique Gifts and Experiences

Northside Marketplace

The ultimate small business hub in Akron! The Northside Marketplace located in downtown Akron features an eclectic mix of the area’s best startups. With support from the Knight Foundation and local business leaders, the marketplace offers small local businesses the tools and support they need to grow their business and increase the exposure of their brand and product offerings.  The marketplace currently has over 35 vendors, including:

And more! Stop and grab a bite to eat, a coffee, or a cocktail while you browse their vendors and check out all the Northside Marketplace has to offer.

Perfectly Pierced Shop 

Perfectly Pierced Shop provides the pierced community with a comfortable way to sleep at night. With over 13.4K Instagram followers, their pillows are hand-made, eco-friendly, and unlike a regular pillow, the open center of their Piercing Pillows allow your ear to breathe. With their zero waste mindset, you can feel confident about your purchase. All their fabric scraps are saved and stitched into dog/cat beds for local animal shelters. Learn more and browse their limited edition holiday halo pillows!

Did you know that when you shop locally, for every $100 you spend, $68 of that will stay in the community? This year, get the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, all in Northeast Ohio.