Don’t panic! You got this! We got you!

The Short North Arts District continues to offer great items for anyone wanting to give the coolest gift at the Christmas party, whether they have ample time or are feeling the crunch. These unique retailers are open and ready to help you out:

Big Fun
Is someone you know a toy lover, or perhaps appreciates a good nostalgia trip every once in awhile? Big Fun is jam-packed with vintage toys, collectibles, and novelty items. From hundreds of Star Wars figurines to plastic dog poo, Big Fun is here for your last-minute dash down High.



The Candle Lab
Have a relative who already has everything and never hints at what they want for Christmas? You can’t go wrong with candles, especially if they’re made of soy wax and burn cleanly for up to 60 hours. At The Candle Lab, purchase pre-poured candles in over 120 fragrances, or a gift card so that the lucky someone can pour their own custom combination scent.



Chunky Armadillo
Shop for locally-made gifts, women’s clothing, and accessories at Chunky Armadillo. This boutique has everything the modern, wild-hearted gypsy diva in your life needs to keep her style fresh and unique.



Cub Shrub
Cub Shrub is the Short North’s only store dedicated exclusively to children’s clothing and toys. Walk in to become surrounded by minimalist, well-designed, and adorable items sure to delight every 0-6 year old (and their parents) on your list.



Flower Child
Surprise the older half of your family or the artsy younger half when you browse Flower Child‘s multiple rooms of vintage clothing and furniture. Find thousands of articles dating back from the 1930’s all the way up to the ’80s.



For the giftee who adores things that are truly one-of-a-kind, shop at Glean for a myriad of handmade goods for home, body, and life that are made from reclaimed and repurposed materials. Glean predominately features 62 artisans, most of them local, who reinvent jewelry, clothing, art, candles, and much more in an imaginative and up-cycled way.



Global Gifts
Support worldwide artisans this holiday season by shopping for ethical handmade products at Global Gifts: A Fair Trade Art Store. Global Gifts’ items are from over 40 countries and are made according to the principles of fair trade, which emphasizes safe and equitable working conditions, fair wages, environmental sustainability, and respect for cultural traditions.



KILN Mercantile
In addition to fine American- and Japanese-made men’s clothing and furnishing, KILN also sells great classic gifts such as socks and candles.



Laughlin’s Bakery
Not even the strongest dieter will be able to turn away a holiday tin full of delightful cookies from Laughlin’s Bakery. Also offered are gourmet cakes, gingerbread, Turkish delights, pastries, tarts, scones, baguettes, and so much more.



Fun, fancy, and sexy underwear isn’t just a women’s market. Visit Manhood +Home for brand-name men’s underwear and home accents for your guys who appreciate quality clothing close to the skin.



Taking the time to celebrate family, friends and loved ones with culinary treats and decadent goodies is what makes the holiday season so memorable. MMELO Boutique Confections has something special for everyone, honoring the craft of confectionery with fresh, whole-food, all-natural ingredients, and beautiful presentation.



One Line Coffee
For the giftee who appreciates top-quality coffee, tea, bakery items, or caffe latte art, give a gift card to One Line Coffee. Have them fall in love with espresso pulled from one of the rarest machines in the world, single-origin Askinosie cacao, Kyoto cold drip coffee, or the ever-popular Honey Latte.



On Paper
Say it with elegance with the Short North’s specialty stationary store, On Paper. Whether you need handwritten Christmas cards, you know someone looking for personalized wedding invitations, you have an entrepreneur in your life wanting business cards and promotional products, or you simply want to gift a cute custom yard sign, On Paper will satisfy.



The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique
A home can never have too much greenery, all year ’round. In addition to beautiful fresh-cut bouquets, The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique also carries a wide selection of decor, candles, soaps, and home goods.



pm gallery
The work of over 300 local and national artisans meant for display upon walls, cupboards, tables, windows, and humans are waiting to be chosen as the perfect gift. If you can think of it, an artist at pm gallery has made it.



Quinci Emporium
For the chef you know, check out Quinci Emporium, which supplies a full range of professional-quality cookware, dishware, imported food, award-winning wine and teas, local glassware, cutting boards, and more. They never knew about the beauty that cooking, entertaining, and the kitchen could bring to their life before receiving your gift!



Rocket Fizz
New and old-fashioned candy, soda, and small novelties aren’t just for kids! Let Rocket Fizz provide the best stocking-stuffers you can find for your loved ones, young or old.



Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery‘s annual “Art of Gifting” exhibition has arrived, where you can take home small works featuring landscape paintings, seasonal still lifes, wood carvings, fused glass, sculpture, jewelry, and more. Find the perfect piece to surprise anyone on your list.



Surprise! Modern Party + Cocktail Goods
Know someone throwing a New Year’s party? A baby shower? Birthday Party? Or a mixer at the office? No matter the occasion, Surprise! offers high-quality party supplies with concierge-like service – because while some party supplies are meant to be disposable, that doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful.



Three Dog Bakery
Every shopper knows a dog person! Let them give their four-legged friend the most wholesome, natural treats on Christmas morning from Three Dog Bakery. The premium ingredients and care put into these cookies, cake, and ice cream treats make them look good enough for even we fur-less bipeds to eat.



To see a boutique with a personality of its own, look no further than Tigertree. Its colorful, fun-yet-matured space is lined with both established and up-and-coming clothing brands and accessories, as well as a mix of quirky gifts for the home.



The W Nail Bar
Give the gift of relaxation when you purchase a gift card from The W Nail Bar. More aesthetic and familial than that any strip mall nail salon, the W experience includes soaking your phalanges in anti-microbial copper tubs and green, sustainable, locally-sourced products.





Plan your last-minute Short North adventure with your Holiday Shopping Guide, Parking & Transit information, as well as the Dining Guide and Services Guide

You still have time to shop the Sherrie Gallerie Pop Up Holiday Fair. And finally, don’t forget that the Dress for Success is offering complimentary gift wrapping on Saturday, December 23 as Wrap It Up Saturdaze draws to a close. Stick a bow on those freshly-purchased packages and be relieved that another crazy season is (almost) complete.

~Ann Faris

The Short North Holiday Headquarters is made possible with support from The Pizzuti Companies.

Short North Arts District holiday season support provided by: