Your Gift Guide this Holiday Season in BaltimoreDecember 13, 2022
As the holidays approach, many people are scrambling to find the best gifts for their loved ones. In Baltimore, there are plenty of local shops where you can find unique gifts for friends and family while supporting small businesses. Check out a few of these shops to complete your holiday shopping!
Perfect for Stocking Stuffers
Gear up for Winter with Brightside’s deals for the holidays. With the perfect options for stocking stuffers and more, Brightside can help you keep the holidays festive. There are an array of gifts to choose from, including holiday-themed gifts such as ornaments, or themed candles, and gifts that can be used anytime like hats, hair clips, and quirky books. You’ll be able to check off that holiday list in no time with Brightside Boutique.
Best Day Ever
Want a shop that is dedicated specifically to gift giving? Best Day Ever has gifts for every occasion under the sun, which is perfect for holiday shoppers! You can buy cute Christmas decorations, like ornaments or themed pillows, or you can opt to buy gifts like drinking glasses or candles. If you’re struggling to find gifts or come up with ideas, Best Day Ever has you covered.
Stickers and jewelry are some traditional staples in gift-giving. Erin Dayshaw’s holiday collection is as festive as it gets, complete with Christmas tree or holiday sweater earrings and cute drink stirrers for the drinking festivities. Other items in her shop are stickers with quirky sayings on them that can be gifted for use on laptops or reusable water bottles to personalize and add some flair. While these gifts might seem small, they are fun to give to anyone this holiday season.
This fiber art shop has designs that are influenced by nature, astrology, and geometry. All pieces are handmade and completely one-of-a-kind, making this gift even more sentimental. Reyshi Designs sells moon hangings, plant holders, and wall hangings which are all perfectly suited for the home decor guru in your family!
Health and Wellness
Apothecary and aromatherapy have become one of the most versatile trends that have taken the world by storm. At SoBotonical, there are a variety of essential oils to suit every individual’s personal needs or goals from managing eczema to relieving stress. The aromatherapists at SoBotonical are extremely knowledgeable and will be able to pair you with the perfect and personalized gift for your loved ones.
This small business dedicates itself to giving purpose to women survivors of trauma. Handcrafted by survivors, there are a variety of honey-based products that you can purchase. Their lavender-scented bath bomb and detox face mask are a great gift for someone who could use some extra TLC in their life. Other options include a variety of honey in different flavors and packaging for the culinary creator in your friend group! Support a great cause and a small business while holiday shopping at Hon’s Honey.
Charm City Chocolate
Who can say no to chocolate? From chocolate-covered espresso beans to holiday oreo gift boxes, anyone’s sweet tooth can be satisfied with ease. The confections are made from family recipes, which means they are made with love right here in Baltimore. For all chocolate lovers, Charm City Chocolate has all of the options you need!
Give the taste of France when you buy French-style macarons this holiday season. With over 175 fun flavors like Cookies & Cream and Fruity Pebbles, you’ll want to try everything Balti’Marons has to offer. You can purchase these treats in a few different ways, but their holiday packaging offers the perfect amount to gift to your friends and family for a tasty holiday treat.
The Seasoned Olive
Everyone knows how vital olive oil is to cook virtually anything. That’s why, at the Seasoned Olive, there are an infinite number of various olive oils that allow you to personalize your gift and add some spice to the holidays. Some options include bacon olive oil from Spain to give your food a nice smoky flavor, and toasted sesame oil from Japan for a rich, nutty flavor. Spices, balsamic vinegar, and some gourmet foods are also available for a specialty gift guaranteed to be delicious.
Black Acres Roastery
Find the perfect gift for coffee lovers at Black Acres. There are various blends for you to choose from, like the Lexington blend with hints of cherry cordials, pralines, and rich chocolate or the Winter Acres blend with tasting notes of peach, blackberry, and vanilla cream. Holiday samplers are also available to leave the taste testing up to the recipient while giving them a large variety of blends from a local coffee artisan.
Journals and More!
Drama Mama Bookshop
Writers and journalists alike will enjoy any of the gifts from Drama Mama. From notebooks to planners to writing-themed jewelry, you will find a wide range of ideas perfect for the authors in your life. The best part is, these journals and planners can be used year-round or longer, making it a gift that truly lasts.
Give a Class
Do you have someone looking to learn how to become the next greatest chef or who enjoys cooking for fun? At Schola, you can buy gift cards for their classes that focus on an assortment of techniques and themes that will help you become a talented chef. There are also classes that offer a fun date night option or a junior masters class that is perfect for kids with an interest in the culinary arts. Anyone who enjoys food or cooking will be more than grateful to receive a pass to these fun classes.
For a Night In
Located in the same building as Liberty, Bin 604 has amazing alcohol selections that act superbly as gifts or an accompaniment to a holiday party. There are infinite wine options based on country, varietal, and type, as well as a large selection of beers including seltzers and meads. If you are in need of a last-minute gift, you can check out Bin 604’s event on December 22nd to find your ideal gift match. Find the most fitting drink for your friends and family to enjoy and pour this holiday.
Get Your Holiday Haul
Now is the time to get the bulk of your holiday shopping completed! With so many local stores and artisans in Baltimore, you will have an amazing selection of gifts to suit your needs (as well as your friends’ and family’s tastes). You also get to help out small businesses thrive while giving unique gifts, making the holiday season even more about giving. At Liberty Harbor East, we wish you a Happy Holiday season and hope you discover some special finds locally!