THINK BIG, SHOP SMALL
Enjoy the Personal Touch at Eastern Shore Boutique Shops
Small businesses hold our local communities together, encourage town pride and showcase unique holiday gifts. Shop owners throughout the area open their doors and welcome browsers with holiday cheer and great gift ideas. Make this season’s gift hunt a personal pleasure by strolling into local shops. You will be inspired and delighted by what you find. Here are a few ideas to make your search merry.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s is a wonderous place to tour – well known and loved by all who visit. And the on-site museum store offers a unique collection of nautical-themed merchandise at great prices. Museum shops are always fascinating and CBMM’s in St. Michael’s is filled with maritime wonder. You’ll find treasures like stunning jewelry, clothing, home decor, toys, maps and books. CBMM memberships make awesome gifts too!
Plan a visit to this tiny gallery/shop/art studio, tucked away in Historic Stevensville. Located on the corner of the main drag, it occupies the first floor of a charming old house. The store showcases local art, photography and crafts for sale and offers art classes and events that bring guests and members of the art community together. This is a wonderful place to find one-of-a kind, affordable pieces with the help of the welcoming, knowledgeable staff.
This charming shopping village in the middle of town is made up of whimsical, brightly painted houses that are home to a variety of crafty finds, specialty foods, sweet chocolates and ice cream. Each shop has a distinct personality and make this destination a great outing. The Rock Hall tram runs a loop through town and down to the water’s edge. Hop on for a fun tour and be sure to stop at the must-see Village Shops!