Shop small on Solomons on Saturday

Solomons, MD- On Saturday, Nov. 25 millions of Americans will be out in full force to support small businesses and the quickly growing Small Business Saturday (SBS).

Shopping local allows consumers to find unique and one-of-a-kind gifts that you just don’t see in big box or retail stores. SBS also ensures your dollars are staying right in your community and supporting the local economy and those business owners.

There’s one place you might not think to shop on Saturday. You can find rare gifts for those you love at the Calvert Marine Museum gift shop. “We’re super excited about it because it’s an opportunity for everyone in the community to come into the museum store and get 20 percent off of their purchase. It’s our way of saying thank you for supporting us,” Maureen Baughman, director of Retail Operations, said.

“We’re stocked for the holidays and we have a lot of items we’re really excited about. We have several new vendors and we have something for everyone,” Baughman noted.

Whether you’re looking for a small stocking stuffer, a gift for the kids, or an extraordinary piece of art, you can find it at the museum gift shop. Baughman said, “We have exquisite jewelry, etched wine glasses, clothing, paintings and plenty of gifts for kids.”

Baughman said besides the unique gifts you find when you shop local, there’s something more. “You get that personal shopping experience when you shop small. We’ll help you pick out the perfect gift, wrap it for you and just offer that nice, personal touch.”

Baughman confirms she has seen a growing trend on SBS. “People are embracing it. There are a lot of people who want to support the community they live in and that’s what the museum does every day. This is a nice way for us to say thank you.”

If you plan to shop at the museum gift store on Saturday and would like to take advantage of the 20 percent discount there is one catch. “Shoppers have to tell us they’re shopping Small Business Saturday,” Baughman explained.

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*Some exclusions apply for the discount

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