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Baltimore Holiday Shopping Guide: Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Nov 18, 2020

This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping, or get a treat for yourself––it’s 2020, you deserve it! You can take advantage of some of the best sales of the year, all while supporting local retail and restaurants right near your home here at Anthem. We’ve rounded up some of the hottest spots of the year, so keep reading to find out more!

Shop Small Events

You can get all your shopping done with one convenient stop at the Small Business Saturday Holiday Market Bazaar! From 11am-2pm, check out local artists, creators and vendors’ items and celebrate local B-more business. There will even be food options if you happen to work up an appetite from all the shopping!

On Black Friday from 3-7pm, more local vendors will be at the Station North Holiday Market. This is another great opportunity to find the perfect handmade gift and support Baltimore-based artists and businesses.

Baltimore Small Businesses

If you’re planning to shop small for the holidays, there are lots of amazing retail locations nearby. You can find something for everyone on your list!

For Fashionistas

For the resident fashionista in your life, Sassanova has clothes, shoes and accessories that are both trendy and timeless, including designer name brands like Kate Spade and Tory Burch. Let their in-store stylists help you pick out the perfect items for yourself and your loved ones! Cloud 9 Clothing also has some great name-brand options like BB Dakota and Free People.

South Moon Under is another great spot for fashion-loving friends and family with surf-inspired apparel, accessories and more. They even have cute face masks––a practical and perfect gift for 2020! Another local favorite, Poppy and Stella, has face masks as well. It’s always great to have extras on hand, especially when they come in fun patterns like a holiday plaid or on-trend tie-dye.

For Little Ones (Or the Young at Heart)

The aisles of Amuse Toys are sure to inspire wide-eyed wonder in both the young and the young at heart. This indie toy store has lots of children’s toys, but they also have a carefully curated selection of creative finds like books, games, trinkets and other great gifts that people of all ages will appreciate.

For Culinary Connoisseurs

Anyone who loves to cook would have a field day at The Seasoned Olive! Their unique flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars make excellent gifts. From sweet options fig or peach balsamic, to quirky finds like bacon olive oil or jalapeno olive oil, there’s something for every palette. They even have pre-packaged gift sets that are a great time-saver!

For Anyone On Your List

Best Day Ever has also a gift for any occasion or loved one, from cool custom champagne tumblers, to candles that look as gorgeous as they smell!

The Federal Hill location of Shop Brightside is another great place to find the perfect gift (and, with so many cool items, you’ll probably want to pick up something for yourself!) They have lots of items to browse from including clothing, home wares, accessories and more.

Local Restaurants

Restaurant gift cards always make a thoughtful gift. You can treat your friends to a night off from cooking and support some fantastic local restaurants!

Amber is an Anthem community staple, known for coffee, drinks, gastropub eats and a cool-yet-cozy atmosphere. Or, check out Jazz + Soju, right by Anthem. Their double-fried wings are absolutely incredible––super juicy, bold and crispy!

A gift card to Limoncello can transport your loved one to the Amalfi coast! They serve up incredible Italian classics with a twist, like fresh seafood, flatbread pizzas and pasta dishes. Or, treat your health-conscious friend to a smoothie from Pure Raw! Made with the freshest raw ingredients, they have an extensive array of wholesome selections including smoothies and coffee.

After a long day of shopping, pick up some dinner from one of the many Locust Point restaurants that are open for takeout, like LP Steamers, Barfly’s or Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen.

#LiveYourAnthem We hope you have a great time shopping this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Wishing you a wonderful start to the holiday season!