When it comes to buying gifts this year, it’s good in the neighborhood. We offer areas with an abundance of great shops where you can buy local and stick around for some holiday merriment.
By Janelle Erlichman Diamond
with Jessi Rutherford and Leah Bayley-Hay
Photography by Christopher Myers
Illustrations by Charlotte Fu
While you’re here: Mail all your holiday packages from the post office that happens to be located inside a chocolate shop. Yes, Wockenfuss Candies on Harford Road in Parkville has both USPS priority mail and peppermint bark.
Sabine Be “Be Bobo Line” frames ($519) at Paris West Optical
Le MONADE Apple Pear, Cranberry Sage, and Vanilla Rosemary mixers ($15 each) at The Stand by Le MONADE
Copper bracelet ($35), large copper cuff ring ($45), and brass cuff ring ($28) created from nature collected around Baltimore City at Tigerlillyshop
John Waters-inspired pajamas ($175) at Hotel Ulysses
“Daughter,” a Hilton Carter x Ceremony Collaboration ($24) at Ceremony Coffee
Lumbee Tribe member Christine Duckworth Native Flare earrings ($55) at The Walters Art Museum gift shop
Sole Wash x Revival sneaker laundry service ($35-75) at Revival, the hotel located in Mt. Vernon
Blackwing drawing pencils ($27 for a set of 12) at The Paper Herald
While you’re here: Don’t miss the Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats, where floating festive vessels parade around the harbor. We suggest an afternoon of shopping, followed by dinner in Fells, before the show.
New Windsor High School jacket ($125) at Get Shredded Vintage
SoBotanical locally made CBD Magnesium Butter ($72) at Face Nourish ($55) and Vitamin C Serum ($42) at SoBotanical
Xenia Taler bamboo dinner plate ($12) and side plate ($10) at Good Neighbor
Taharka Bros. ice cream home delivery ($65 for eight pints.)
While you’re here: Don’t miss the eighth annual Holiday Makers Market on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Green Spring Station. There’s live holiday music, a winter cocktail bar, and shopping from more than 30 hand-selected local vendors and artisans.
Hori Hori multi-purpose tool ($34.99) at Valley View Farms
Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished Bourbon ($35) at North Charles Fine Wine & Spirits
Or & Ahavah Hanukkah candle ($20) and blue and white matches ($10) at Taken
Mini plush dinosaurs ($12.50 each) at Wee Chic
Central Park Winter by Joy Laforme paint-by-number kit ($48) at Ruxton Mercantile
Legend sweater shirt in Elan plaid ($178) at Nova Man
Setsu crochet crepe suede boots in camel ($200) at Matava Shoes
Pie for Everyone: Recipes and Stories from Petee’s Pie, New York’s Best Pie Shop ($32.50) at Gundalow Gourmet
Steve Madden Eden puffer ($99) at GirlHero
Lihit Lab cat pencil case ($19.99) at Plaza Artist Materials
Library of Games tumbling tower ($35) at Becket Hitch