You may not care about presents underneath the Christmas tree, but few things are as rewarding as gift-giving. Small businesses around town are stocking up on unique products so shoppers can present thoughtful gifts to everyone on their list.
Here are some ideas to get your shopping started.
Apparel, Jewelry and Accessories
Through its clothing line called Bohemian Black by Walking Roses, House of Design & Co. has several looks to keep women, men and kids looking stylish. One such item is a tweed jacket designed for an oversized, cropped fit. Meant for any occasion, the garment features long sleeves and a clean hem for a refined look.
Among other accessories, Bohemian Black has a Melie Bianco Avery black knit purse. Crocheted from soft jersey knit and elegantly adorned with gold-tone hardware, Avery is a fall showstopper crossbody bag, according to the Bohemian Black staff. The purse has intricate crochet patterns throughout the body of the bag. The roomy interior is open without pockets or slots, and the chain crossbody strap is detachable.
With several stories in and around Severna Park selling jewelry, options are limitless.
The Cottage has HOBO handbags and jewelry from the following brands: Kendra Scott, Enewton, Brighton, Julie Vos and more.
Side Street Framers & gift gallery sells jewelry made by Jessica Graves and Cathy Kelly, among others. Sand & Silo Marketplace also carries jewelry.
Décor, Ornaments and Stocking Stuffers
Turn your home into a winter wonderland with assistance from Side Street Framers & gift gallery. The store is a hot spot for gourds, snowmen, candles, and ornaments hand-painted with designs including crabs and cardinals.
Each year, Homestead Gardens sells Annapolis collectors ornaments hand-painted in Ukraine. For a local flair, the store is currently carrying ornaments of two restaurants: Harry Browne's and Rams Head Tavern.
The Blended Essentials has a limited supply of advent calendars with three themes: tea lights, kids, and bath and body.
Sand & Silo Marketplace has Maryland-themed everything, including ornaments and home décor.
BD Provisions gives shoppers the option to customize gift baskets. The store has more than 10 new items including Christmas nonpareils, snow-flurry gummies, chocolate peppermint bark, snowflake pretzels, candy-cane crunch popcorn and gingerbread cookies. Baskets can also be filled with all the regular treats that are in the store year-round.
Looking for a fun and festive way to compliment the bottle of wine you are gifting? Goska's Liquors sells craft cocktail mixers.
The Cottage has no shortage of stocking stuffers, from lip balm to caramel candies, and a range of gifts from hot chocolate to stuffed animals for kids.
To decorate your space with pottery, handcrafted metalwork, fine crafts and quality giclee prints, visit Benfield Gallery. A selection of cards is also available at the shop. The gallery will showcase its offerings during a holiday show on Small Business Saturday, November 25. The store will have an open house with snacks and refreshments each Saturday from noon to 3:00pm in November and noon to 5:00pm in December until Christmas Eve. Benfield Gallery can also frame prints, and art enthusiasts are invited to the gallery for the “Small Gems” show featuring artists Marisa Evangelista, Sarah Wardell, Janice Hendra, Carolyn Councell, Bill Jaeger and Stacy Lund Levy.
Kitchen, Comfort and Bath
House of Design & Co. carries bath bombs and a signature soy wax candle. The elysian forest candle combines a base of cedar with patchouli, sandalwood and a hint of powder, creating a captivating olfactory journey.
Find customized candles, soaps, melts, scrubs, bath bombs, and sprays at The Blended Essentials.
Homestead Gardens carries candles, lotion and décor.
Recreation and Outdoors
Want to plan for warmer days ahead? Bulldog Bikes and Floats specializes in kayaks, standup paddleboards, and bicycles. Free delivery is available for a purchase that includes any of those items.
To help that special someone complete their patio or garden, browse the selection at Homestead Gardens, which is stocked with pottery, birdbaths, fountains, furniture and other items.
Pets Toys and Treats
VCA Calvert Veterinary Center has several items that make good gifts. Hol-ee roller balls can fit treats inside or be used for fetch. The product comes in many sizes to suit all dogs. Also for dogs, a bark box can fit toys or treats, and lick mats provide a variety of textured surfaces to stimulate dogs. For engagement, puzzle toys are a good way to play hide and seek.