Give the Gift of Local this Holiday SeasonDecember 8, 2023
With the rise of online shopping, it’s more important than ever that we support local Baltimore vendors. Small businesses rely on all of us to choose them this holiday season, and they reward that choice with unique gifts that will leave your friends and family speechless. Check out one (or more) of these Baltimore gems this winter!
Great Gifts for Everyone
Built from the ground up by siblings Brittany and Joseph, Wight Tea Company creates unique, handcrafted tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else. Convert your friends and family from coffee to tea this holiday season by getting them one of Wight’s signature blends, such as Smoked Chai or Baltimore Breakfast!
For those who are steadfast in their coffee consumption, Ceremony Coffee Roasters invites you to taste the coffee spectrum by trying one of their many rich, flavorful brews. They believe that coffee is not just a drink, but a whole experience, making their coffee the perfect gift for the many coffee lovers among us.
The taste of chocolate is sweetest when it’s local. Charm City Chocolate is the go-to destination for all of your chocolate needs, serving up tasty treats such as Candy Cane Peppermint Truffles and Holiday Mini Chocolate-Covered Graham Crackers. Sweet tooths aren’t easily satisfied, but Charm City Chocolate will certainly do the trick!
A delectable smelling soap or candle can make even the most stressful days relaxing and Mount Royal Soap gives you the tools to do just that! Their soaps come in amazing scents, such as Oatmeal & Honey and Coconut & Sea Salt, and their candles compliment the atmosphere of any room. A great smell can change a whole day, and Mount Royal Soap has them in abundance, making the perfect gift.
Shopping for a good cause doubles the impact of every present, and Hon’s Honey allows you to do just that. Besides just offering sweet, flavorful honey that anyone can enjoy, every purchase supports women who have endured hardships. Your gift can make a difference this year!
Art by Barton has many pieces that you can display with pride! From screen prints to wood carvings, Art By Barton has gifts to appeal to any personality and can fit in any environment. All art is created by Charlie Barton, a contemporary local artist who wants to provide you with only the best gifts this holiday season.
A vibrant plant can spruce up any room, and Fells Point Cultivated Creations has one for every plant lover. Bring life to your friend or family member’s space to life by giving them a “plant consultation,” where an expert comes to their home and determines what plants would fit perfectly!
Shop stylish this holiday season with Soigne Accessories, your one-stop shop for women’s hats, handbags, and much more. All of Soigne’s products are made with precision and care, and will add spice to any wardrobe. Consider one of their popular items, such as The Veronica Bag or create a custom hat!
With a huge variety of gift options available, The Seasoned Olive specializes in olive oils and balsamic vinegars, making it a perfect gift spot for anyone who loves cooking! Their unique creations include Black Garlic Olive Oil and Chipotle Olive Oil.
The local go-to destination for drinkware, beauty products, and more, The Gift Shop at Brightside Boutique has a multitude of fun, creative gift options for everyone! Make your friends and family laugh with one of their humorous mugs.
Festive Shopping Extravaganzas
If you can’t pick just one of these incredible places you’d like to shop, consider coming to one of Baltimore’s many holiday shopping events!
The Holiday Bizaar at Union Collective is back on Saturday, December 16 from 12-5pm. Featuring vendors such as Dina’s Jewelry and Kat Art, The Holiday Bizaar is a one-stop destination for all of your holiday shopping needs!
For fans of farmers markets, Holiday Shopping at Waverly is a must-attend event featuring local farmers, creators, and artists. The event runs rain, snow, or shine December 9, 16, and 23 from 7am-noon!
To experience a holiday wonderland like no other, be sure to check out the Mini Holiday Market at R. House for a charming celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the Winter Solstice all wrapped into one! This event includes great local vendors such as Forest Culture Design and Femme Prints.
Join some of your favorite Baltimore small businesses at the Holiday Maker’s Mark on Sunday, December 17 from 10am-1pm at the Haven Street Ballroom. Make sure to check out vendors like Earthbones Jewelry and Charm City Finds!
On Saturday, December 23, check out the Hampden Holiday Market at St. Luke’s Church. Featuring all of your favorite local artists and craftspeople, this is a perfect destination for some last minute shopping!
‘Tis the Season to Shop Local
Whether you’re looking for tea blends, handmade art, or stylish accessories, Baltimore has a local business for you. For a unique gift this holiday season, shop smart, shop trendy, and shop local!