3 Local Holiday Shopping Ideas

Carroll Creek Park, Downtown Frederick, Maryland
Frederick is an ideal spot to show your shop local spirit this holiday season. Frederick was recently named in Yelp's Top 20 Cities to Shop Local for the holidaysIn the City of Frederick, 95% of businesses are small businesses, which means they have 50 or fewer employees. Based on recent InfoUSA data, 88% of City businesses have fewer than 25 employees. 

For those in or around Frederick, shopping small is a source of pride for many, and the options are endless. 

Here are three tips for shopping local this holiday season:

  1. Visit the Golden MileWhile many think about the Golden Mile for services and larger retail stores, tucked into the many shopping centers are small, locally owned businesses. International bakeries, grocery stores, and more will help you serve up traditional tastes and new flavors for the holidays.

  2. Gift a Local Taste of Frederick- For the person who has everything, give the gift of local sweets and treats. From Monocacy Brewing Company to McCutcheon's Factory Store, Frederick is a mecca for locally produced food and drink. Artisan chocolates, locally produced beer and wine,freshly baked sweets, and preserved and jellies can all be found here.
  3. Get it in Downtown Frederick - Recently named in Yelp's Top 20 Cities to Shop Local for the holidays, the 40-block historic district offers charm, locally-crafted gifts, and many small boutiques and specialty shops. Learn more on the Downtown Frederick website.