Small Business Saturday takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, encouraging people to shop and eat at locally owned businesses. Annapolis is home to many charming and unique small businesses that are worth supporting on Small Business Saturday and we have curated a list of some of our favorites.
Annapolis's historic Main Street is lined with a variety of locally owned businesses, including boutiques, art galleries, specialty shops, and restaurants that will satisfy everyone’s wants and needs. Our favorites include: Kim Hovell, The Cottage, or Lilac Bijoux for gifts and stylish accessories. Local By Design and Here a Pop Up Shop are a must as well! Looking for something unique: check out Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom and Irish Traditions, which has been an Annapolis landmark for over 32 years! Some of our favorite spots to grab lunch or dinner are Joss, Preserve, Leo, Market House and of course we love to grab a treat at Annapolis Ice Cream Company or coffee at Red Bean or Rise Up.
Annapolis Maritime Museum Store & The US Naval Academy Gift Shop
If you're interested in nautical-themed gifts and souvenirs, the Annapolis Maritime Museum Store is a must-visit. They offer a variety of items, including books, artwork, and locally-made products inspired by the Chesapeake Bay. Located just inside Gate 1 at the US Naval Academy, stop into the Visitors Center and Gift Shop for Navy gear. Something for every Annipolitan!
West Street: Venture up Main Street above Church Circle to the West Street corridor, home to some of our favs, 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery, Annapolis Collection Gallery, Gallery 57 West and Level - a small plates lounge. Grabbing coffee and goodies at Curate is one of our frequent stops!
State Circle & Maryland Avenue: State Circle at Maryland Ave has many treasured locally owned businesses such as Annapolis Pottery, Welcome Home, Mango and Main, Cupla and don’t miss Old Fox Books & Coffeehouse. Treat yourself to Brown Mustache Coffee - one of Annapolis' best kept secrets. All their products are locally sourced and are elevating the coffee experience in Annapolis, one cup at a time!
Eastport: Why not take a stroll over the Eastport Bridge and check out Details & Design, Quirk & Batch Pottery, and Annapolis Maritime Antiques. While you are there, grab a pint at Foreward Brewing, wine and pizza at Vin 909, or hit Black Market Bakers. You can’t go wrong ending the day with dinner at The Boatyard or Lewnes Steakhouse.
West Annapolis: This charming neighborhood has a cluster of small businesses worth visiting. Some favorites include Revival Home & Gifts and Wrabyn Boutique.
Grab a cup of coffee at Bean Rush, a smoothie at Rutabaga, a cup of crab soup at Evelyns, or a breakfast sammie at Naval Bagels. Head to Agave for margaritas and dinner or to Flamant for happy hour. Great Harvest Bakery has fantastic goodies perfect for hostess gifts or to bring to a holiday gathering.
There are many small businesses outside of downtown Annapolis that we love to support as well. Check out these shops as well for some great gifts this holiday season.
Park Home in Severna Park, local treasure for gifts, home and design
The Cottage in Severna Park and a second location Main Street in Annapolis https://shopthecottage.com/
Homestead Gardens in Severna Park and Davidsonville https://homesteadgardens.com/
Local By Design/Arts Design District (this is truly a gem) https://www.localbydesignannapolis.com/
Stardust Deluxe in Annapolis Town Center https://www.stardustdeluxe.com/
The Painted Cottage in Edgewater https://thepaintedcottagemd.com/
Remember, these are just a few suggestions, and there are numerous other small businesses in the Annapolis area worth exploring. As you wander through the streets, you're likely to discover hidden gems and find something that piques your interest. Supporting these local businesses not only helps the community by keeping money in the local economy, but also allows you to find unique and meaningful gifts.