We’ve cleaned up the construction mess just in time for the holiday season! Show your support of small businesses in the Short North Arts District, where galleries, shops, boutiques, restaurants, and salons have a plethora of perfectly giftable items. Check out the first in a series of Short North Arts District gift guides below. These businesses are among over 30 that will be participating in the new Holiday Trail presented by Huntington; click here for details.

Jolie Occasions
Help her add a touch of of chicness to every outfit this season with a Cuffed by Nano bracelet (or two!) from Jolie Occasions. These stainless steel cuffs come in rose gold, silver, and gold and feature fun phrases at $28.88 each!






Happy Go Lucky Her
Give the gift of understated elegance with Chan Luu jewelry this season. Luu began making jewelry as a young girl, stringing together shells collected on the beaches of her hometown of Nha Trang, Vietnam. Two decades later, after forging a career in fashion as a buyer and retailer, she founded her namesake brand, making her first pieces of jewelry from her tiny garage in Los Angeles. A lifelong traveler, Luu’s deep love for traditional handmade crafts have formed the inspiration of many of the brand’s iconic pieces.




Alexanders Jewelers
Find exclusive Misani pieces at Alexanders Jewelers this season, including stunning 18k yellow gold, silver, and Egyptian Lapis triple strand leather bracelets. Founded in Milan in 1965, Misani specializes in handcrafted jewelry.



Star Jewelers on High
Sparkle in sapphires from Star Jewelers on High with beautiful 14k gold dazzling, delicate rainbow necklaces and zigzag stud earrings.







FOUNT’s Bellfield Tote Collection is meticulously crafted and known for its distinctive strap design. Every set of straps is hand sewn using a saddle stitch, which is much stronger than that of a machine. Additionally, the straps are paired with FOUNT’s unique interior weight-bearing pieces that provide the totes with optimal strength. The Bellfield Tote’s classic look and timeless design allows you to dress each bag up or down, while still providing you with ample space, strength, and functionality for your favorite things. FOUNT also offers a lifetime warranty on the Bellfield Tote straps.



Keep winter skin soft with Blissed Out Soap from Glean, handmade by the shop owner. This bar features notes of grapefruit, jasmine, sandalwood, and almond and is embedded with naturally-grown calendula petals, which are easy on the eyes and healing to your skin.






Global Gifts
Light up your home with ethical glassware from the West Bank, where fairly paid artisans smash recycled bottles, melt them down, and add color for a unique effect. Goblets and pitchers made using the same technique are also available at Global Gifts.






Happy Go Lucky Home
When you can’t find the words, let these handsome Double Old Fashion glasses say it for you. These 3.5″ tall stunners from Happy Go Lucky Home, which feature vintage inspired floral pattern with a frosted window, are under the influence! Sold individually.






Jacob Neal Home Collection
Add a touch of whimsical humor to your home this season with Fornasetti Candles from Jacob Neal Home Collection. Piero Fornasetti was a Milanese painter who conveyed a sense of the poetic and magical through his depiction of a dreamworld.  The “Fornasetti Profumi per la Casa” collection brings this unique world to life through a selection of hand crafted and scented decorative objects.





The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique
Need Instagram-perfect decor that will last forever? Head to The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique for succulent trees. They offer large 14″ trees for $165.00 or small 10″ trees for $135.00. For a personal touch, you can also sign up to make your own at a succulent tree-making workshop, offered throughout the season. Sign up by calling the shop at (614) 754.1697!






Paradise Garage Bicycles
What could possibly be hidden under that bicycle-shaped wrapping paper? Wow your kiddo with a Kazam Kid’s Balance Bike for $89.95 from Paradise Garage Bicycles to score some major parenting points. This shop favorite has taught many neighborhood children the balance necessary for a traditional pedal bike, often without the need for training wheels, so they can zoom around the driveway and on family rides!





Out of the Closet Thrift Store
Out of the Closet has an ever-changing selection of clothing, furniture, housewares, electronics, books, movies, and holiday décor which is, quite literally, added to daily. Stop in, you never know what you may find!







Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop
Stop by Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop to shop over 600 different flavors of glass bottled sodas,including Frostie brand Strawberry and Green Apple flavors for the holidays. There are also over 100 flavors of delicious taffy,  thousands of candies from all over the world, gift cards, and unlimited ideas for the perfect stocking stuffers!






Danceville, USA
Dance lessons make a perfect holiday gift. Get started with two 30-minute private introductory dance lessons at Danceville, no partner necessary!







Blick Art Materials
Start with Art this holiday season at Blick Art Materials! Give the gift of Winsor & Newton gift boxes for artists of all ages and skill levels.






Union Café
This holiday season, Union Café has the gift that keeps giving the fun. Their gift card promotion lets you give a gift and keep one for yourself! With each $25.00 gift card purchase, you’ll receive an additional $5.00 gift card; $50.00 gets an additional $10.00, and $100.00 gets an additional $20.00.





Find these great gifts and many more during Small Business Weekend on November 24 & 25! Support small, local businesses in the Short North Arts District on Saturday before or after watching the big game in the District, or on Sunday after grabbing brunch at your favorite spot. Here’s how it works:

  • Shop at any business in the District on November 24 and 25
  • Post a photo of your purchase to Instagram
  • Use #shortnorthpole and tag the business

Complete all three steps to be entered to win a $100 parking meter gift card!