Places to go for Small Business Saturday

Skip the lines and hassle of Black Friday and support your local businesses instead. You can get great deals on unique gifts this #SmallBusinessSaturday. No one likes getting up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday to deal with the shopping mayhem. Instead, go to one of these towns with your family on Saturday and have a relaxing shopping day. Check out some of our favorite areas to support our local business on Small Business Saturday.

Ellicott City

Historic Ellicott City is a great place to walk around and get in the holiday spirit. Shop around with your family and visit the tons of quaint boutique shops filled with clothes, Christmas decor, and knick-knacks. Our favorite boutiques to visit are Sweet Elizabeth Jane, Poppy and Stella and B Boutique! Between your browsing, visit Little Market Cafe for seasonal coffee drinks and great sandwiches to help fuel your shopping.

Downtown Annapolis

What better place to support your community than to visit Maryland’s capital on Small Business Saturday? Explore around and get big savings in the many small shops in Downtown Annapolis. We love shopping at Brown Eyed Girl, Historic Annapolis Museum Store, and Capital Teas for unique gifts for the entire family. Not only will you have a ton of shops to choose from, but there are a ton of restaurants in the area! We love going to Galway Bay for some comfort food.


Take a day trip to Lancaster this weekend. You can visit the 100’s of retailers that call Lancaster County home. We recommend shopping at stores like Sam’s Man Cave, The Old Country Store, and Quilt Shop at Miller’s for some unique gifts like holiday decor, handmade quilts and more! Take a break from shopping and visit Good ‘N Plenty Restaurant for some delicious baked goods.

Downtown Belair

Stroll through this bustling town on Saturday with your family and a cup of hot chocolate in hand. You’ll be able to find great gifts from some of their shops. Explore around and shop for your family at some of their most popular shops like Full Heart Soulutions, Collector’s Corner, and Velvet Trunk Boutique. After you are done shopping, have a cozy family meal at One Eleven Main for some seasonal comfort food.

Did we miss any of your top shopping stops on #SmallBusinessSaturday? Let us know on social. We love supporting local businesses and helping out our community. Have a safe and happy holiday!