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Duo’s 2020 Cleveland Small Biz Shopping Guide


It’s gift buying season! Like so many people, we want to help support small businesses – especially in 2020 when so many of these businesses have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. So we put together this list of our favorite Cleveland small businesses that we believe you should support if you’re looking to shop local this season.


Clothing & Apparel – Cleveland Style

Whether you’re looking for some unique Browns gear for that pumped-up football fan in your life, or you’re looking to get something for somebody to proudly wear CLE across their chest, here’s our list of faves:


Food & Restaurants

CLE has some of the very best food centered right here in Northeast Ohio. But restaurants have been especially hit hard given their nature of bringing people together, so maybe pick up a gift card to a restaurant or buy from a Cleveland-based food brand to help support those businesses centered right here.


Beer, Wine & Spirits

One does not simply brag about Cleveland without bragging about the local brews. There are so many excellent places to grab beer, wine and spirits. Here’s a few of our favorites:

Duo’s Cleveland-based team at Sibling Revelry Brewing.


Coffee – Another Kind of Brew

Cleveland is a bit of a powerhouse on the coffee front. So. Many. Amazing. Roasters. As marketers (and a handful of us are parents), we suck down a lot of coffee and care about having the good stuff always on hand.


Local Arts, Crafts & Home Items

The Northeast Ohio art scene continues to impress all year round. The holidays are an exceptionally great time of year to support your local makers!


Unique Experiences

Whether you’re looking for solo experiences, something fun to do with your bae or some family fun, this list should be a solid resource!


Classic Cleveland

You can’t have a Cleveland list without mentioning these well-known NEO institutions. Consider yourself a Clevelander when you can check all these off of your CLE bucket list:


BONUS! Nonprofits to Support

Sometimes the very best gifts to buy are the gifts where you can help others. Cleveland is definitely not short on nonprofits in the area to support. We’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of these nonprofits over the years in some capacity and we believe they are definitely worth your investment.

Have a suggestion of a local business that deserves some love? Let us know on social media at @duocleveland.