Shopping for Christmas gifts can be overwhelming! Sometimes it can be tricky to know what to get for everyone, especially if you have a lot of people to shop for.
Well, we are all about shopping local and supporting small businesses! There are so many great small businesses to shop at right here in downtown Bel Air, MD. You could probably even get all of your shopping done right in town! Today, we are featuring 10 of our favorite downtown businesses to shop at for Christmas gifts. Whether you choose to shop for physical gifts at these stores or purchase gift cards, you can feel good knowing that you supported a small, local, family-owned business!
10 Places to Shop in Downtown Bel Air, MD for Christmas Gifts
Here are 10 places to check out in downtown Bel Air, Maryland as you’re Christmas shopping! There are definitely more shops than this that we love — we just decided to limit this to 10 stores. Take a stroll through town to explore all of the amazing small businesses that our town has to offer! If you come on a weekend in December, you’ll be able to check out Winter Wonderland in Bel Air. There are Christmas lights, carriage rides, photos with Santa, a ferris wheel, and more!
1. John’s Men’s Clothing
Did you know that we have a men’s clothing shop here in Bel Air?! A local mother & daughter duo saw a need for a men’s clothing store here in town, and made it happen! It’s a great place to check out for all of the men in your life.
2. Go boutique hopping!
There are a few women’s boutiques here in town, and we love all of them! They include:
- Boutique 44: “women’s clothing boutique for the mom on-the-go who wants to be comfortable, confident and put together”
- Tiger Lily: “specializes in quality clothing, one of a kind outfits, and amazing pieces that will have you feeling at your best always”
- The Pink Silhouette: “specializing in helping women find fun, chic & stylish outfits”
3. Faye Daniel Designs
We carry some of Faye Daniel Designs pieces right here at K&B Bridals in Bel Air, but they also have a studio located not too far from here. They create one-of-a-kind, custom jewelry! They specialize in bridal jewelry, but they would make beautiful gifts for anyone in your life. They also recently launched a clay earring collection!
4. The Nest on Main
The Nest on Main is such a cute gift shop right on Main Street! They can help you pull together the perfect gift for any occasion that you’re looking for. They will literally put it together and wrap it for you, if you’d like! They even feature the work of almost 30 local artists who display and sell their art in the shop. This is such the perfect way to shop local!
5. REB Records
Do you have someone in your life who loves collecting vinyls? This is definitely the store for you to check out! You can browse through their extensive collection of vinyls, purchase a record player, or get a gift card if you aren’t sure what they would like as a gift.
6. Stalefish Board Co.
Did you know that Bel Air has a surf/skate boutique?! They have unique apparel and accessories to fit the lifestyle. And yes, they even sell surf boards!
7. To Wag For
If you have any dog/cat lovers in your life, then you will definitely want to check out To Wag For! They are both a groomer and boutique. You can find toys, treats, leashes, collars, food, and more!
8. Farmhouse on Main
If you have a loved one who loves decorating their home — especially with a farmhouse vibe — then Farmhouse on Main is perfect! You can find “handcrafted artisanal pieces, an extensive collection of carefully selected furniture, home decor, and gifts!”
9. Collector’s Corner
Have a comic book fan in your life? Downtown Bel Air has a comic book shop! They are known for their subscription service and the “largest selection of new comic titles i the area.” They also have another location in Parkville!
10. Charm City Run
Finally, if you have been to Baltimore, then you have probably heard of Charm City Run. Well, they have a location in downtown Bel Air! This is the perfect store to shop at for the runner or workout aficionado in your life.
We hope that this list can help you check some items off your Christmas shopping list, while also supporting local, small businesses. Happy shopping!