Shop Small & Support Local for #SmallBusinessSaturday!

Shop Small & Support Local for #SmallBusinessSaturday!

small biz saturday - katekatebearIt’s close to that time of year again – the insane days of shopping after Thanksgiving (these days it even starts before turkey day)!

While Black Friday mob scenes might be where some people thrive, I really love to celebrate shopping with my local businesses here in Baltimore (& beyond) for Small Business Saturday!

Since 2010, many have enjoyed the Saturday after Thanksgiving to support their community by shopping at their local small businesses. I’ve seen first-hand the amazing love and care these businesses put into their customer service, making sure that you find exactly what you’re looking for or they’ll help you figure something out! I hope you’ll take a moment/afternoon/day to support the local businesses in your area! If you’re in the Baltimore region, come check out some of my Charm City favorites!

#ShopSmall at my favorite small, local businesses in Baltimore – here are some ideas for special, unique gifts at each!

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Fells Point Surf Shop
Location: Fells Point, Dewey Beach & Bethany Beach
Perfect gifts: Necklace or bracelet for your coworker! Perfect hilarious card for your bestie! Amazing smelling candle for your cousin! Stylish but cool AF backpack for your brother!

B. Willow Baltimore
Location: Remington
Perfect gifts: GREEEEEENS! Perfect plants, large and small, for all the green thumbs in your life!

Artifact Coffee
Location: Hampden
Perfect gifts: Jams – yes, the delicious homemade jams from the Woodberry Pantry crew are delicious and perfect gifts for friends who love to eat!

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Su Casa Furniture
Location: Fells Point, Ellicott City & Bethany Beach
Perfect gifts: Beautiful teapot & mug for your buddy! Personalized art print for your newly married friends! Cactus vases for your plant-obsessed roommate!

Location: Federal Hill
Perfect gifts: Glittery tumbler for your coffee coworker! Specialty stud earrings for your niece! Leather-bound notebook for your bookclub bud!

Mount Vernon Marketplace
Location: Mount Vernon
Perfect gifts: Fun for all your favorite Baltimore foodies – gift cards, cookies & cakes, plus tea blends & more from Juniper Baltimore!

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SoBo Market
Location: Federal Hill
Perfect gifts: One stop shop for local goods for foodie friends – local wines, Gundalow Juice, Mouth-Party caramels & more!

Gorilla King Comics  
Location: Fells Point
Perfect gifts: Comics, action figures & statues for all the nerds in your life!

BeachFit Baltimore
Location: Fells Point
Perfect gifts: DUH! Perfect gift for the fit fans in your life! BeachFit brings the beach vibes to the city – you can grab a drop in class, a class pack or an unlimited membership!


And let’s not forget the amazing small businesses that don’t have stores but still deserve all your patronage!

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Perfect gifts: FROATS = Fresh Boat Shoes! Perfect for your fishing-fanatic father, your Maryland laxer cousin, or just for you!

Perfect gifts: As our amazing local, listener-supported radio station, WTMD is great for all your audiophiles – mugs, hoodies or music-of-the-month club!

Amylcam Made It
Perfect gifts: Our friend Amy just started doing these amazing hand lettering pieces and they’re AWESOME! Perfect for a personalized gift!

Wight Tea
Perfect gifts: Tea for me! Tea for two! Their delicious range of teas give you lots of options for all the tea drinkers you know! Tip: try their new white tea AND their new matcha!

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Gundalow Juice
Perfect gifts: Juices & the new shots (YESSSS so pumped for these) are awesome, healthy treats for friends!

Banjo & Bean
Perfect gifts: Hand balms & waxes for your man! Lavender soak & lip balm for your fave girl! All the best, yummy smells!

Row House 14
Perfect gifts: Who doesn’t need taco wrapping paper? I mean…come on.