Shopping local is something we all strive to do. Supporting our favorite businesses is a great way to show our commitment to our community, and those that live in it. Lots of unique items are made right here in Howard County, so if you're looking for a new local favorite, look no more!

The Wine Bin

The Wine Bin in Old Ellicott City has been a local favorite for years. They carry a variety of locally made beer, chocolate from Sweet Cascades Chocolate, and home goods. They also has outdoor movie nights, making The Wine Bin a community gathering spot. 

Sweet Cascades Chocolatier 

Indulge in creative, handmade chocolate creations at this chocolate wonderland. Old Bay chocolate crabs, chocolate covered strawberries, lavender truffles, and more await you!

Taylor's Collective

Taylor's has been a staple in Old Ellicott City for years. Taylor's Collective sells a number of locally owned jewelry, clothing, home goods, and art. Be sure to explore each of their floors--you may just find that unique new item you've been searching for!

Mat About You Gallery

While Mat About You does offer customer framing and preservation, they also carry a wide selection of locally made gifts (such as candles and fine pens) and jewelry. You can't go wrong with a gift from here, plus you'll be supporting a local artist!

Roxy's Art-Fine Art & Architecture 

Roxy's Art - Fine Art & Architecture at Historic Savage Mill is an active place where you can experience art being created, taught and displayed. The Gallery features the artwork of Roxana Sinex, Robin Kinney and Rebecca Branham. Themes ranging from nature to people, and they even offer classes--so you too can create your own masterpiece! 

Heron's Meadow Farm

Can you believe Maryland's first tea farm is right here in Howard County? At Heron's, you can buy locally made tea and tea accessories, perfect for any time of the year! Come out, enjoy the freshest tea you'll ever try, and relax on their patio as you sip your cares away. 


Local, 100% organic soaps, deodorant, candles, and more. Family owned and made, you can be sure that the items you buy won't be full of synthetic chemicals, or dyes. You can even buy gift sets for you, or someone you love to try! You can find them at the OEC Farmers Market on Saturday;s, or just check out their website!

Lee Andersen 

Did you know you can find unique, locally made clothing right in Laurel? Lee Anderson creates wearable art, perfect for anyone looking to spruce up their wardrobe. You can find an array of creative and colorful dresses, tops, and more!

Kupcakes & Co.

Do you have a sweet tooth and need something delicious and local to satisfy it? Kupcakes & Co. is the go to place for homemade cupcakes, ranging from black bottom to lemon, and they even offer gluten free options! You can find them in Elkridge and Clarksville!