Alright, now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas season can begin!  It’s time to start your holiday shopping and we have featured plenty of small businesses in the Washington, DC area from which you can choose.  If you’re sick of boring gift certificates and socks, and want something more personal for your friends, family, co-workers, kids’ teachers, and whoever else you buy gifts for, consider shopping at a small business today.  Enjoy a more relaxed and personal shopping experience while shopping at your local, small businesses this weekend and don’t forget to fuel up before the big day at one of the many restaurants and coffee shops we’ve recommended as well. 

Need some ideas of places to shop?  You’re in luck, because we have put together a list of some of our favorite small, local businesses in the Washington, DC area that we hope you’ll like too.  We’re also including those highlighted from previous years in an effort to promote small businesses and stimulate the local economy.  Please consider checking out some of these small businesses during your holiday shopping and throughout the rest of the year as well.  The bonds you may form with your neighborhood business owners are priceless.  Happy holidays and happy shopping!


2017 Featured Small Businesses

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

The Big Board

The Codmother

Dangerously Delicious Pies

El Rey

Denizens Brewing Company

I. Gorman Jewelers

New Columbia Distillery

Howl to the Chief

Ivy and Coney

Labyrinth Games and Puzzles

Love & Carrots

Qualia Coffee


2016 Featured Small Businesses

Bits of Thread Sewing Studio

Event Farm

Finger Foods Culinary

Flying Dog Brewery

Founding Farmers MoCo

Gregario’s Trattoria

Hunter’s Bar and Grill

Normandie Farm

The North Potomac Times

Potomac Paddlesports

Stella’s PopKern

Vie de France


2015 Featured Small Businesses

Appliance Builders Wholesalers

Bagel Towne Deli

Bombay Bistro

Bradley Food & Beverage

Butler’s Orchard



Osman & Joe’s Steak’n Egg Kitchen

Pizza Palace

Protec Inspections

The Market at River Falls

Town & Country Movers

Yoyogi Sushi

Yummy in My Tummy


2014 Featured Small Businesses

Art & Frame Depot

Bella Bethesda

Cava Mezza

Continental Pizza

Gaver Farm

Guru Groceries & Chaat House

Inner Reaches Yoga & Health

Kicks Karate

Potomac Pizza

Renato’s Restaurant

Studio Ten83

Tastee Diner


2013 Featured Small Businesses

Allentuck Landscaping

Diana Nails

Elite Image, Inc

Glenvilah Vet Clinic

Milestone Cleaners

Pigtails and Crewcuts


Tami’s Table

The Original Pancake House