Shop small this season.

When you spend your green close to home on gifts made locally and with love, you also help grow the businesses around the corner from you. You can see for yourself the quality of the goods, and hear directly from the makers how they came to use their gifts to make your gifts.

Stylish ways to prep charcuterie trays.

Black walnut and maple are favorites for the APOC team.

At A Piece of Cleveland, owner Seth Harrison takes down trees and reshapes them into art for your home and table, thanks to craftsmen like Benjamin, Fred, and Richie.

While their new showroom on Nottingham clears its final hurdles with permitting, you can shop their website and choose to pick up at the design center, or have your gift delivered. Call 216-299-4860.

Showroom opening soon, 19001 Nottingham Road.

Be true to your school.

Debbie quarterbacks the team at Family Sports on 185th, and she’s ready to run your play, your way. They have modern and throwback spirit wear for your favorite local schools, plus Indians, Browns and Cavs gear, all in a full range of sizes. Every kind of hat, for every season, ready to customize for your own distinctive look. Flags of the world, patches, scarves–the only limit is your imagination. Call 216-4814754.

752 East 185th Street, Cleveland

Protect, preserve and celebrate memories.

Third-generation framers have expertise to guide your choice of frames and mats, to match your loved ones’ style.

Custom framing duo Mike and Kaitlyn Ballard are open in a new space next to Chili Peppers. You can give a one of a kind gift, and make sure that original artwork, special photo, ticket stub, game board or coloring page gets away from dust and on the wall to enjoy all year. They’re open Wednesday-Saturday, and by appointment. Just call 216-714-3168.

4 Corners Custom Framing

865 East 185th Street, Cleveland.

Get in the groove this holiday season.

Blue Arrow offers new and used music in every genre.

Pete and Debbie Gulyas offer a wide selection of vintage vinyl, cassettes, music memorabilia, books, pulp fiction, vintage magazines, t-shirts, and vintage posters. They specialize in quality, reasonably priced LPs and 45s from the 1950s to the present day under their neon blue arrow.

You can search selections from jazz, country, classic rock, soul, rock-n-roll and more. They’re open 12-6 pm on Friday & Saturday, and 12-4 pm on Sunday.

16001 Waterloo Road, Cleveland.

Searching for a long-lost toy? Call Super Troy.

What toy takes you back to your childhood? Star Pop Vintage + Modern owner Troy Schwartz probably has it available for front door pick up.

Whether you’re shopping for a young human or just someone who’s a kid at heart, Troy’s here to help. Call him at 216-965-2368. He’s also very responsive to messages sent through Facebook.

15813 Waterloo Road, Cleveland.