Supporting small businesses during the holidays is a big deal. It’s like giving a high-five to your local community. When you shop small, you’re not just buying cool, unique stuff; you’re helping your neighbors pay the bills and keep doing what they love. It’s like saying, “Hey, we appreciate you, and we want you to stick around.” Plus, it adds a bit of spice to the usual holiday shopping routine – no generic gifts here! So, go ahead, skip the big chains now and then, and show some love to the folks who put their heart and soul into their businesses. It’s a win-win that makes the holidays feel a bit more special.
Check out this guide to local downtown businesses and awesome ways to pair them up while supporting small businesses this holiday season:
Washington County Arts Council: The holidays are a visually and artistically exciting time of the year and Washington County is a vibrant and creative community. Stop by the Washington County Arts Council at 34 S. Potomac Street! The gallery and shop are open Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am ’til 5:00 pm, and Saturdays, 10:00 am ’til 4:00 pm.
Cannon Coffee: Kick off the day with a cup of local coffee.
Gardenbelle Shop: Explore unique and artistic finds. Buy that cute top!
The Yarn Shop: Shop for yarn or join a knitting class.
Create-a-Candle: Craft your own scented candles together.
Les Cookies Delight Bakery: Share sweet pastries while working on your creations.
Junkworks Antiques: Hunt for vintage treasures.
Sip & See:
Alpine Plant Bar: Enjoy a relaxing happy hour and buy yourself a cute plant.
Meinelschmidt Distillery: Explore crafted spirits for a unique tasting experience.
The Maryland Theatre: Grab tickets to a show and enjoy the night.
The Foundry Pop Ups: Experience the charm of local artisans.
Tribe Cold Press Juice Bar: Grab refreshing juices for a midday energy boost.
Bulls & Bears: End the day for a unique dining experience.
Adventurous Night Out:
Vibez Lounge: Start the night with a lively atmosphere and good vibes.
District Provision & Supply CO.: Continue at a trendy local hotspot for dinner.