Shop Local With This Baltimore Holiday Gift Guide

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Shop Local With This Baltimore Holiday Gift Guide

December 11, 2019

Holiday season is upon us with last-minute gifts, stressful wrapping, and forecasts of snow! If you have yet to complete your holiday shopping list, take a look at some of these amazing stores, right here in Baltimore! We are encouraging all residents to shop local and give back to their community!

Harbor East

Sassanova is Harbor East’s go-to boutique for all things chic—shoes, accessories, and wardrobe essentials! This stylish and sassy store has won Best of Baltimore three consecutive years in a row.

So, stop by, shop local and grab a cute pair of Tory Burch flats or glitzy earrings for your loved ones.

South Moon Under started as a surf-shop in 1968 in Ocean City, Maryland. However, throughout the years, we have watched it continue to grow into a boho chic must-visit in Baltimore and 30 other locations! South Moon Under is known for their male fashion, female fashion, swimwear, accessories, beauty, and home items!

The must-have gift for your favorite wino are definitely these soft and cozy wine-themed pajamas. A definite must-have for a girls’ night.

Check out their gift guide for other amazing gifts, including candles, sweaters, home items, and stocking stuffers!

Under Armour was founded in 1996 by the University of Maryland’s former football team captain. He started the brand to create athletic wear that would allow you to perform, for all ages and all exercises. Under Armour is a pillar for other brands in sustainability, diversity, and communal aid with the #WeWill movement. This is the perfect store for gifts for a workout partner and/or friend that lounges around in athleisure. You can even shop by sport on the website, for shoes, men’s clothing, women’s clothing, outerwear, and accessories.

Do you know someone who lives for yoga? These cropped ⅞ leggings are a must-have; they do not slide or move around when striking a pose.

Do you know someone that loves to go to the gym, or travel? This UA medium duffle bag is one of their best-selling items and perfect for on-the-go!

Fell’s Point

aMuse Toys is a family-owned business centered right-here in Baltimore! Their brand prioritizes safety, creativity, and innovation with engaging play! aMuse Toys contributes to our local community by helping educational, cultural, and family-focused Baltimore nonprofits. They have various categories for all things play: science & discovery, games, outdoor play, organic toys, dolls, cars, creative play, building toys, puzzles, bikes, books, and baby toys!

Is there a young one that you will be shopping for this year? Check out this cute and unique ride-on vespa in vintage teal!

Brightside Boutique was founded in 2012 in Federal Hill, Maryland. Throughout the last two years, they have expanded to Fell’s Point, Hampden, and Annapolis! This cute and sunny store carries men’s fashion, women’s fashion, accessories, home decor, and beauty!

Check out these cute Cactus Shot Glass Sets or their adorable journals to promote self-reflection and self-positivity. Their gift section on their website contains amazing self-care items, candles, bralettes, sparkly jewelry, and coffee-table books…perfect for any apartment!

Charm City Run was founded by husband and wife, Josh and Kara, in 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland. Their story begins with the Fort Worth Marathon where they were desperately overheated, malnourished, and dehydrated. Instead of being defeated, Kara and Josh decided to train harder with the Run-Tex program. 6 months later, they left Austin, TX and returned to Baltimore with a running spirit. Today, their business Charm City Run carries exercises apparel, footwear, accessories, winter gear, and workout gear.

The best small holiday gift for anyone is definitely a Standard 21 oz. HydroFlask Insulated Water Bottle. Whether you’re at work, the gym, home, or simply out-and-about, you need to stay hydrated! Besides, this gift promotes sustainability and the reduction of plastic. Saving the earth is the best excuse to shop local.

Fell’s Point Surf was founded by Ali Schuch in 2003 in remembrance for her childhood summers spent in the salty sea air of Ocean City, Maryland. She has recently expanded her Baltimore-centered business to Dewey Beach, Delaware! Her business is centered around all things beachy: men’s apparel, women’s apparel, accessories, beauty, and novelties.

Besides their adorable fashion, they have the cutest stocking stuffers! Just check out this  pineapple bottle opener that’ll have you “popping bottles like you’re on vacation!”

Poppy & Stella opened in 2008 in Fell’s Point with the intention of “having something for everyone.” Today, they carry apparel, footwear, accessories, and beauty. Their Liana Plaid Coat is a stunning and elegant gift for this wintry season!

The Seasoned Olive is a Baltimore business that was created to offer specialty foods. Their expansive inventory includes spices, sauces, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, hot sauces, candies, barware, cocktail mixers, and wine purses.

The Seasoned Olive is perfect for all foodies! Their Wine Freeze Cooling Cups is the perfect gift. The cups have a built-in cooling gel that allows you to pop a red, or a white, into the fridge for a few minutes…to stay cool for hours!

The Sound Garden began in 1993 in Fell’s Point and was voted Second Best Record Store in the U.S. by Rolling Stone. They offer new and used CDs, DVDs, video games, vinyls, LPs, and Blu-Rays.

Who doesn’t love music? Their Top 10 Albums in-store include: Bon Iver’s Blood Bank Exclusive EP, The Black Keys’s The Big Come Up LP, and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V.

Zelda Zen began in 2002 with the intent on spreading positivity through their unique jewelry, pottery, artwork, prints, and coasters. All items may come gift-wrapped with a “little brown bag and bow” for a shabby chic vibe.

Stop by for art of the Baltimore skyline or the cutest crystal earrings!

Federal Hill

Berries by Quicha is family-owned and managed. Their chocolate-covered strawberries are handcrafted everyday, so the berries are fresh and delectable…the ultimate holiday gift!

Their flavors include: Reeses, Butternut, Tequila-Infused, Ciroc-Infused, White Chocolate Oreo, Snickers, Sundae, Turtle, Toffee, and more.

SoBotanical was founded in 1987 by certified aromatherapist Theresa Cangialosi; she has been working with essential oils and enriching vitamins for over three decades! This apothecary has skincare, body oils, body mists, and synergy blends.

Their Lavender Body Lotion is perfect for anyone that needs an R+R, or distressor. It is perfect for everyday and has enriching ingredients of shea nut butter, safflower seed oil, and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice! Also check out their Breathe Easy Oil with eucalyptus and peppermint for this upcoming cold and flu season!


Charm City Chocolate was founded by chocolatiers who wanted to bring handcrafted artisanal chocolate to Hampden! They have the most tasty chocolate collection, including: truffle boxes, cherry cordials, nonpareils, chocolate-covered oreos & pretzels, malt balls, and toffee!

Surprise a loved one with a Festive Truffle Gift Box with these limited edition flavors: Eggnog and Irish Cream…along with mint truffles and chocolate ganache! Each chocolate is decorated with red and green, all merry and bright. The perfect opportunity to shop local!

DoubleDutch Boutique began in 2006 with the desire to intertwine modern and indie styles! Their unique boutique features handmade designs from local and international artists. Check out their fashion, accessories, shoes, bags, and home decor.

Their easy-to-use Gift Guide features the cutest items, from candles to scarves. Two of their must-haves are the Selenite Crystal Lamp and the Free People Eucalyptus & Siberian Pine Candle for posi vibes only. Know someone who has a green thumb? Their glass plant mister is cute for display and easy to use!

KSM Candle Co. offers reed diffusers, fragrance oils, candles, incense, sage, and bath tea. However, you may also give your loved one with the opportunity to come in and make their own candle during a workshop! Check out the site for more information.

Trohv was originally Red Tree in Hampden. They have been featured in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Southern Living, Country Living, and Baltimore Sun. This business offers various finds and discoveries including artwork, prints, books, cookware, furniture, and other home items.

Check out their amazing dishes or simplistic screw earrings on their Instagram! Their items are always changing, so be sure to stop by the store.

We wish all of our residents at 1305 a very happy holiday season and hope you’ll be able to shop local this year!


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