Thanksgiving is done and Christmas will be here before we know it, so let the holiday shopping commence!  Take a break from the shopping madness on Black Friday and save your energy for Small Business Saturday because there are plenty of small businesses to choose from in the Washington, DC area.  In fact, we have featured several of these establishments that we think you might enjoy visiting.  These businesses are the perfect places to find unique gifts for your friends, family, coworkers, kids’ teachers, etc., while supporting your local community.  

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 have also included some of the businesses we have highlighted over the past several years in an effort to promote small businesses and stimulate the local economy.  We encourage you to keep some of these companies in mind during your holiday shopping, as well as throughout the rest of the year.  The relationships you’ll create with your neighborhood business owners are priceless and now is the time to start those connections. Happy holidays and have fun shopping!


2019 Featured Small Businesses

Old Towne Man Cave

Hidden Julles Cafe

Farm Station Café

The Farm Brewery

8000 Barber Shop

Rocklands Farm Winery

K9 Aquatic Center

Fresh Baguette


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