In posts during the past few weeks, we’ve reached out to friends and readers to suggest some of their favorite places to shop local. Here, in one post, is our collection of the 10 lists they helped us develop. To help those who may have waited until the weekend before Christmas to shop, here are links to each of those 10 great lists. We’ll admit, however, that this is just a tiny sampling. There are countless more great places in every city and town to shop local this weekend, so search ’em out!

1. Austinshop local

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Austin: It’s weird, wonderful and was first on our Smallbusiness.com list of great places to shop local for the holidays.

2. New OrleansBourbon Street at Christmas, shop local

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You can be sure that the Big Easy offers a wide array of shops, products and activities perfect for celebrating the holidays. Indeed, when it comes to celebrating, New Orleans is the expert.

3. Richmond

Richmond, Virginia, shop local

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Rich with history, Richmond offers timeless local shopping for the holidays.

4. Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina, shop local

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Named the “Hornet’s Nest” by the English for its rebellious behavior during the Revolutionary War, Charlotte has always displayed a civic pride that’s apparent in their small and local businesses.

5. Minneapolis-St.Paul

Minneapolis, shop local

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The Minneapolis-Saint Paul area is known as the twin cities, giving you double the number of small businesses to shop local this holiday season.

6. St. Louis

St. Louis, shop local

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It might be the Gateway to the West, but St. Louis is also the gateway to some great places to shop local.

7. Cleveland

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These Cleveland small businesses will help you complete your holiday shopping all while staying in the 216.

8. Indianapolis

Indianapolis, shop local

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Check out these Indianapolis local retail stores for a little midwest flavor in your gifts this holiday season.

9. Nashville

Nashville, shop local

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It may be called Music City by the rest of the world, but for the folks who bring you SmallBusiness.com, Nashville is a place we call home. Here are just a few of our favorite places to shop local (even if you are just window shopping).

10. Brooklyn

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These Brooklyn shops will help you find a gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

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10 Great Places in Brooklyn to Shop Local for the Holidays | 2013

These Brooklyn shops will help you find a gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

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10 Great Places in Indianapolis to Shop Local for the Holidays | 2013

Check out these Naptown local retail stores if you wanta little midwest flavor in your gifts this holiday season

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10 Great Places in Cleveland to Shop Local for the Holidays | 2013

These Cleveland small businesses will help you complete your holiday shopping all while staying in the 216.

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10 Great Places in Nashville to Shop Local for the Holidays | 2013

It may be called Music City by the rest of the world, but for the folks who bring you SmallBusiness.com, Nashville is a place we call home. Here are just a few of our favorite places to shop local (even if just window shopping).

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10 Great Places in St. Louis to Shop Local for the Holidays | 2013

It may be the Gateway to the West, but St. Louis is also the gateway to some great places to shop local.

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10 Great Places In Minneapolis-Saint Paul To Shop Local For The Holidays | 2013

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul area is known as the twin cities, that’s double the number of small businesses to shop local this Holiday season.

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11 Great Places In Charlotte to Shop Local for the Holidays | 2013

Named the “Hornet’s Nest” by the English for its rebellious behavior during the Revolutionary War, Charlotte has always displayed a strong pride for its small and local businesses.

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10 Great Places in Richmond to Shop Local for the Holidays | 2013

Rich with history, Richmond also has some incredible opportunities for shopping local for the holidays.

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10 Great Places in New Orleans to Shop Local for the Holidays | 2013

You can be sure that the Big Easy offers a wide array of shops, products and activities perfect for celebrating the holidays. Indeed, when it comes to celebrating, New Orleans is the expert.

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10 Great Places in Austin to Shop Local for the Holidays | 2013

Austin, Texas. Its weird, wonderful and our first Smallbusiness.com list of great places to shop local for the holidays.