Holiday Shopping Locally

      Instead of rushing from store to store to find that item on a loved one’s list or frantically searching online for something to please, slow down and enjoy the holiday season. 

     Take a leisurely stroll through some of Bay Weekly’s favorite shops and find a Chesapeake Country-inspired gift for family and friends — or yourself!

We’ve arranged our picks from least to most expensive.

Second Wind Consignments 

A consignment shop carrying home furnishings, decorative accessories, housewares, marine hardware, fishing equipment, tools, books, jewelry, handbags and more.

Our pick: A mug featuring Chesapeake lighthouses. ($2.70).

661 Deale Rd, Deale: 410-867-0480


Bunting Online Auctions 

       Each week, a new batch of unique items goes on sale online. This week’s current offerings end at 7pm Thursday, Dec. 5. But don’t despair; the next items will be online for bidding next week.

Our pick: Art glass fish (Current bid: $4) 

10745 Town Center Blvd., Dunkirk: 301-298-9300


Wimsey Cove Framing & Fine Art Printing

Art frame gallery specializing in shadow boxes, conservation framing and fine art printing as well as historical maps.

Our pick: A mouse pad featuring a map of Annapolis ($12)

209 Chinquapin Round Rd., Annapolis: 410-956-7278


Anne Arundel County Farmers Market 

On Saturday mornings through Dec. 21 and Sundays year-round, browse farm-fresh produce and items direct from local producers. Pick from homemade wreaths, handmade aprons, soaps, fresh honey, baked goods, produce, meats and more.

Our pick: Ceramic coasters featuring photos of the Bay area. ($5 each or 4 for $15)

275 Harry S Truman Pkwy., Annapolis: 410-349-0317


Bowen’s Grocery

This store features a full-service deli, fresh quality meats and poultry plus a complete line of groceries and gifts.

Our pick: This pick comes courtesy of long-ago Bay weekly contributor Connie Dargo, shared her gift for her hard-to-please 90-plus-year-old Granny: Chicken salad from Bowen’s Grocery put up in pint jars. Granny was satisfied. ($6.99/lb)

4300 Hunting Creek Rd., Huntingtown: 410-257-2222

Magnolia Shoppe 

A boutique carrying home furnishings, accents and personal fashion accessories.

Our pick: Handmade crabs to adorn your Christmas tree. ($10.50 each)

2 Friendship Rd., Friendship: 410-257-7510


Bay Country Crabbing 

Find all you need for crabbing, fishing and hunting, equipment and accessories.

Our pick: Bucket List T-shirt. ($18.99)

214 Mayo Rd., Edgewater: 410-956-0300


Medart Gallery and Custom Framing 

This gallery hosts fine quality original oil paintings, limited-edition prints, modern art, photography, pottery, glassware, gifts and more plus custom framing. 

Our pick: A butter dish or vase inspired by our state flower, the black-eyed Susan. (Vase: $35; dish: $43)

10735 Town Center Blvd., Dunkirk: 301-855-4515


A Vintage Deale

A shop full of vintage and antique European and American furniture, lighting, artwork and accessories. 

Our pick: An antique oyster can from Leatherbury Brothers of Shady Side. ($48)

655 Deale Rd., Deale: 443-203-6157


Benfield Gallery 

Art gallery specializing in custom framing, fine art and fine crafts.

Our pick: Artist Lyn Laviana’s Orange Crush shows a brilliant view from Jonas Green Park at sunset. ($395)

485 Jumpers Hole Rd., Severna Park: 410-544-2299


Maryland Clock Company

Clock dealer offering full-service repair for grandfather, wall and mantel clocks.

Our pick: A battery-powered Chelsea Nautical clock. Chelsea is the last American clock maker. (From $545)

1251 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville: 301-262-5300


McBride Gallery 

Fine art gallery offering appraisals and art restoration services.

Our pick: A view of Spa Creek in the painting Summer Evening by Hiu Lai Chong, an award-winning Maryland painter. ($5,500)

215 Main St., Annapolis: 410-267-7077