Gift Course

Head to Cleveland's neighborhoods for stores and boutiques filled with great presents.

Little Italy: See things in a whole new light with these vintage eyeglasses from Heartstrings. The boutique can even order prescription lenses to fit your stylish frames. 2062 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216-421-2020, $89-$179

Tremont: Forget about Elmo. There's a new creature in town. Zephry, a crocheted dragon, is just one of the many stuffed animals created by local artist Itsy Bitsy Spider. "Each one comes with its own story," says Robin Schulze, co-owner of The Nest. "It's not just a stuffed animal; it's a little independent character." 2379 Professor Ave., Cleveland, 216-527-3210, $39

Downtown: These Ugg boots are going for gold in a new sequin version available at Next. Tower City Center, 230 Huron Road, Cleveland, 216-664-1164, $170

Ohio City: Hit a home run this season by getting the sports fan in your life a personalized baseball bat from Johnnyville Slugger. You make the call on the wood, paint or stain, and engraving. 1826 W. 25th St., Cleveland, 216-470-4838, Starts at $130

North Collinwood: Local artist Cynde Hujarski shows love for Northeast Ohio with her Sterling Ohio Necklace available at Native Cleveland. 15813 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 216-383-5196, $62

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