Small Business Saturday Holiday Gift Ideas

Small Business Saturday Holiday Gift Ideas

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country and is part of the larger Shop Small Movement. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Supporting local business is always our focus at Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development. Here are a few of our small businesses to inspire your holiday gift list.


Half Full Gift Boutique

480 Main Street, Suite 100, Stevensville, MD 

Half Full is a shop full of beauty, fun, purpose and joy. When you walk through the door, we hope a smile spreads across your face and the cares of the day wash away. We carry products by local artists, independent and talented craftsmen, fair trade artisans, up-and-coming brands, as well as some of your favorite companies. We are partnering with many vendors and artisans who are dedicated to giving back to their communities or making a positive impact. You can feel good about your purchase, knowing that you are supporting many worthwhile causes. And our hope, of course, is that your glass may always be Half Full!

Their Santa’s Kindness Ornament is a great find! Each day, starting Dec 1, scan the ornament to see a special message from Santa asking for help sharing acts of kindness. Such a great way to celebrate the season!


Refill Goodness 

460 Main Street, Suite 108, Stevensville, MD

At Refill Goodness, our mission is to make plastic free and refilling simple by offering low-waste alternatives for all your household needs. We strive to offer products that showcase local and regional companies whose missions are aligned with ours. When you look around our shops, you will see the care we have taken to reduce our own footprint, while simultaneously building up the small businesses in our respective communities. We are passionate about living consciously and are excited to be your resource for the refilling and plastic free journey ahead.

If you’re not sure what to get your sustainable bestie this holiday season, they’ve got you covered with Refill Goodness seasonal mystery boxes! This curated offering makes a perfect gift for your loved ones who appreciate handmade, sustainable and local goods.

If you want to put together a customized box of your own, stop in the store on Small Business Saturday between 10am and 3pm.


Love Point Winery 

305 River Shore Lane, Stevensville, MD

Love Point Winery is the perfect place to sip, savor, and relax!

Together they planted, grew grapes, and made wine which turned out wonderful. Soon it was clear that love was in the air.  As their relationship and the vineyard grew, they bought land on the northern end of the island called Love Point.  Hence the name Love Point Vineyards and Winery.

Their adorable tasting gift set is the perfect holiday gift! Check their hours and more information on their website.


Ten Eyck 

205 Grange Hall Road, Queenstown, MD

Ten Eyck Brewing Company is locally owned and operated by a team of women veterans and first responders….and ruggers.

We’ve served around the globe, and now we want to serve our Eastern Shore community. Our mission is to create the highest quality and most delicious beers and ciders for our community and beyond. Our vision is to provide a delightful customer experience to those visiting our taproom and deliver the highest quality products beyond our production brewery. We built our brewery literally from the ground up!

Preorder their 12 Beers of Christmas Advent Calendar, a selection of unique beers plus some cool, one-of-a-kind Ten Eyck swag!


SALT wellness

7109 Main Street, Queenstown, MD

At Shore Salt Cave you can book treatments, classes and modalities, all designed to improve your physical, mental and spiritual health through science, ancient ritual and a little bit of magic.

The salty air is breathed deep into the lungs and system, absorbing bacteria, pollen, and other toxins, allowing the body to naturally rid itself of these pollutants and strengthen its immunity. Himalayan salt is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory. It also gives off negative ions, making it a gentle but powerful natural detoxifier for the body. Its beautiful pink tint comes from the strong mineral content and confirms that it is pure Himalayan salt, which comes from only one mine in the world!

Bring the good vibes and give the gift of an experience for your favorite friends or family members this holiday season. And don’t forget to grab a cute set of earrings, crystals or smudging kits for stocking stuffers too!


Hope Boutique 

100 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD

At Hope Boutique, we outfit you in cute, casual, and affordable boutique clothing that helps you feel amazing! Shop our high-quality selection of women’s clothing to accessories and gift ideas for your loved ones at our store front in the Kent Narrows. Pressed for time? Online shopping is available with a click of a button as well.

Stop in and pick up the softest knits, jeans, and sunnies for your favorite fashionista!


Kent Island Farmers Market

1169 Shopping Center Rd, Stevensville, MD

Stop by the year-round Kent Island Farmers Market, held weekly at Cult Classic Brewery. Find local, handmade gifts for everyone on your list! Vendors offer a wide variety of products ranging from gourmet mushrooms and grow kits, pasture raised meats, jams, fermented veggies, ice cream, household items, and more.

Open on Thursdays 3:30 – 5:30
*Closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day


Arnaiz Chocolat 

Arnaiz Chocolat has taken pride in crafting hand-made specialty chocolates since 2014. Using various blends of Belgian chocolate, sourced from specific regions around the globe, our creations range from traditional truffles and molded bonbons, to brittles, exquisite caramels, marshmallows and more. If you can imagine it, Arnaiz Chocolat can create it!

Whether dipped, filled, or molded, everyone of our chocolate pieces are made by hand in small batches, with love. The ability to customize pieces specific to our customer’s desires sets us apart from many other chocolate shops.  We thrive on innovation, creation, and artistic expression through our chocolates. Shop online here.


Central Gaming Corps 

2478 Centreville Road, Suite C, Centreville MD

Central Gaming Corps is the Eastern Shore of Maryland’s solution to all your tabletop gaming needs. We’ve got you covered for board games, card games, party games, RPG’s, and war games.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, a wide selection, and unmatched knowledge. Our goal is to make sure that you have an excellent experience. You can find all your favorites here– tabletop gaming, everything from Dungeons & Dragons to Warhammer to Chess and Pokémon Trading Card Game can be found on our shelves!

Chances are that the gift you choose for your favorite gamer can be made interactive by joining one of our leagues or events.


Nauti Paws

116 South Piney Road, Suite 108, Chester, MD 

Nauti Paws here to promote and build the health and well-being of your furry friends and family members. We have everything from kibble to raw pet foods, pet supplies, and toys!

Thank you for shopping local this season, and supporting our small business owners in Queen Anne’s County!

Looking for more retailers? Find them here on our website.

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