Can you believe it’s already that time of year again? The holiday season is right around the corner and what better way to shop for others than by supporting local businesses! Shopping with local, small businesses is such a great way to impact the local economy and help out those who have been impacted throughout this past year due to the pandemic. One great opportunity to shop is on November 28th, which is Small Business Saturday. Here are some of our favorites shops and restaurants that have options for everyone! 

Here are some local events to make holiday shopping even livelier!

Small Business Saturday: 

“The Saturday after Thanksgiving, you can always go shop at some of the local boutiques, restaurants, or bakeries! This is a great day to find some deals at local stores.”

https://www.downtownannapolispartnership.org/small-business-saturday

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

Midnight Madness (Downtown Annapolis): 

On December 3rd, 10th, and 17th you can find almost all of the local businesses in historic Downtown Annapolis participate in Midnight Madness. This event is from 4 PM – 12 AM on the first two Thursday’s and then from 4 PM – 11 PM on the last Thursday. At Midnight Madness you can find promotions at many of the boutiques and holiday festivities all around. 

https://www.downtownannapolispartnership.org/midnight-madness

Local Shops & Boutiques 

The Cottage (Severna Park): 

This local SP store offers a wide array of home and gift items, apparel, jewelry, accessories, shoes, baby gifts and more! As their website states, “They work hard to be a powerful influence in the lives of their employees and their loyal customers.”  There is always fun new inventory to explore and someone available to help you find that perfect gift.

https://shopthecottage.com/

Whimsicality (Cape St. Claire): 

This cheery Annapolis boutique is located in Cape St. Claire. It is one stop shopping for many of your holiday needs! A wide array of funny and unique ornaments, holiday decor and gifts. A huge selection of Scout Bags (including holiday patterns!), products from local artists, jewelry and handbags are just some of the items you will find. You can shop with them online or in store!

https://shopwhimsicality.com/

Here A Pop Up Shop (Annapolis): 

Local inspired gift of all kinds! Starting November 27th, daily hours will be 10-6, including all 3 Midnight Madnesses will be happening (with modifications for safety)  

This is a wonderful way to support a multitude of small businesses at once while also finding unique gifts that your family and friends will love. On-line shopping is also available!

https://www.hereapopupshop.com/

Park Home (Severna Park): 

This family owned store in Severna Park offers unique furniture, vintage finds and home accessories. Stop by or check out their website to see some of the holiday inventory including nautical inspired garland, pillows, advent calendars and more! You will surely find something for the special people on your list, as well as something for yourself! 

https://parkhomestyle.com/

Lilac Bijoux (Downtown Annapolis): 

This chic and fun women’s boutique offers apparel, shoes, and jewelry that anyone would love. You are sure to find gifts for all the women in your life! They offer styles for almost all age ranges and stay up to date with all the newest fashion trends! You can find them online or in store!

https://lilacbijoux.com/

Can’t decide on what to get? The majority of local shops offer gift cards so that whoever you’re shopping for can pick out what they want!

Looking to give a gift card? Here are some excellent local restaurants!

Vida Taco Bar (Annapolis & Severna Park): 

A fun craft taco bar, that uses all local and sustainable foods. They have three locations, two of which are in the Annapolis and Severna Park areas. Anyone would love to receive a gift card from Vida Taco!

https://www.vidatacobar.com/

Preserve (Downtown Annapolis): 

 A casual American restaurant using sustainable and local products.  Pickling, preserving and fermenting is a passion and focus on the menu. Preserve is a great place to support. 

http://preserve-eats.com/

The Point (Arnold): 

You can never go wrong with giving a gift card to The Point! This is a great on the water restaurant that offers casual and neighborhood dining producing fresh & local Maryland/Chesapeake dishes.

https://www.thepointcrabhouse.com/about-us/

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