Experience a Shopper's Paradise in Howard County, Maryland

If you love to support small businesses and minority-owned businesses, look no further than Howard County. Make a day of browsing unique items, and take a part of Howard County home!

Explore a historic cotton mill

You’ve never seen anything quite like Savage Mill, a former cotton mill now home to restaurants, shops, art studios and galleries, and special events. Gather everything you need for your next beading project at Bead Soup, create one-of-a-kind gifts or order custom goods at G+H Custom Workshop, and spend hours spotting treasures at The Antique Center, a 20,000 square-foot space packed with antiques and collectibles.

Savage Mill Shops

Sweet Cascades Chocolatier

Linger in the countryside

If a scenic Saturday drive is your kind of vibe, pick up some souvenirs in rural Woodbine! You’re sure to find the right brew for you when you visit Maryland’s first tea farm, Heron’s Meadow Farm. Their quality teas, grown and processed locally, and one-of-a-kind pieces of stoneware pottery make perfect gifts for yourself or loved ones. Family-owned Breezy Hill Alpacas sells an assortment of hand-dyed, hand-spun yarns and fleece apparel sourced from their herd of nearly 50 alpacas, including hats, scarves, gloves, and toys. Plan ahead to book an interactive tour of the farm and get pictures with the alpacas and other farm animals!

Heron's Meadow Farm

Heron's Meadow Farm

Shop around a charming downtown

Historic Ellicott City is a walk-and-shop paradise. Pop into boutiques, art galleries, and antique emporiums, and stop for coffee or cocktails along the way! Upgrade your home with furniture and decorative accents from Su Casa. Find everything from paper goods to purses to trendy clothing at Sweet Elizabeth Jane, a spacious two-story shop. Primitive Beginnings & Lotus—side-by-side boutiques that share an owner—carry a fun array of women's apparel and accessories, as well as gifts and home décor. Can’t resist a sweet treat? The mouthwatering creations from Sweet Cascades Chocolatier will satisfy your sweet tooth. Play it safe with their delicious traditional truffles and crème centers, or delight your taste buds with unexpected confections such as Old Bay chocolate crabs and chocolate-covered bacon. For more foodie-based souvenirs, head to minority-owned E.C. Pops for hand-popped, gourmet popcorn. Try the Old Bay Caramel or Loaded Baked Potato!