The Innovation Works gift guide. (Courtesy photo)

The holidays are upon us, and there are plenty of ways to shop local. That includes buying from a Baltimore maker or social entrepreneur.

Here’s a gift guide with both products and events to keep your money circulating in the Baltimore community and benefiting the neighborhoods that are often the first to support a new business.

Gifts to uplift

Social enterprise resource network Innovation Works, curated a list of Baltimore businesses from its pipeline. With a mission to create sustainable neighborhood economies, Innovation Works provides mentorship to social entrepreneurs.