Your “Presents” is Requested: Where to Shop Local in Baltimore

Shop local

Looking for a holiday gift for loved ones, or even yourself? Shop our 2020 Local Gift Guide, for all of your holiday needs!

Stop, Drop and Shop… Local!

Please do not forget to shop local and support small businesses this holiday season. During this time of uncertainty, it’s important to put money into our local economy. By shopping locally, you’re enriching our Baltimore community and culture.

‘Tis the Seasoning

Do you know someone who enjoys cooking and/or baking? Or simply enjoys food? Well, gift food and/or drinks from these local favorites during the upcoming holidays.

Angels Ate Lemons

Prosecc-ho-ho-ho! Angels Ate Lemons is offering their Holiday Trinity 3-Liter Pack this year. For just $75, you will receive 3-liter bottles of a pink, white, and red wine. They’re sourced from Weingut Schmitt, a German winery crafting the highest quality grape wines. It’s the most wine-derful time of the year.


Bakeology is offering their signatureHot Chocolate Bombs this season in Milk Chocolate, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Mocha, and French Vanilla. They’re also available as single bombs, or in samplers and gift sets.

If you didn’t know, hot chocolate bombs are the best gift for this chilly winter season. When placed in hot milk, the chocolate will melt,  revealing a delicious hot cocoa mix and filling. Due to high demand and limited stock, we recommend that you place your orders soon!

Baltimore Spirits Company

Raise your holiday spirits with Baltimore Spirits Company. Their infamous Baltamaro is an herbal liqueur in three different bodies and flavors—Fernet, Szechuan Amaro, and Coffee. There is a body and Amaro for everyone, so get blitzened this holiday season!

Black Acres Roastery

Black Acres Roastery has the best blends of coffee that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Seriously, it’s the best way to start the day. They’re currently offering Holiday Gift Bundles for $23 – $45, with coffees, mugs, milks, and/or cute hats.

If interested, Black Acres Roastery is also offering subscriptions to the B.A.R. Coffee Club. You can choose what blend you want, how often you want the blend delivered, and how much coffee you want. And, it’s the perfect way to support your local coffee shops.

Charm City Chocolate

Whip up the best holiday cookies with Charm City Chocolate. Holiday Baking Box is the perfect gift for the baker in your life. For $50, you will receive dark baking cocoa, sugar cookie mix, an assortment of gourmet chocolate wafers, and baking tools such as a timer and wooden spoon.

If you or someone you know adores chocolate, Charm City Chocolate is also offering their Merry Maryland Gift Collection. For $55, you will receive Chocolate Crunch Bark, chocolate-covered Oreos, dark and milk chocolate nonpareils, chocolate lollipops, caramels, and more. So, sweeten up the holidays with Charm City Chocolate.

The Seasoned Olive

The Seasoned Olive’s Monthly Subscription Box is a great gift for anyone that enjoys cooking. The subscription boxes are available for one, three, six, or twelve months. All boxes are automatically billed and new subscribers will obtain an Opening Box with various seasonings, oils, and dishes.

Wight Tea Co

Everyone needs a good cup of tea; tea has relaxing properties, can reduce stress levels, and boost bodily health. Besides, Wight Tea Co’s tea-riffic Tea Sets are the perfect gift. For $11, $15, or $30, you can give the perfect set of caffeinated, or decaffeinated, teas.

Accessorize the Holidays

What do you call a jacket that catches on fire? A blazer. Spruce up someone’s closet, or even your own, with local boutiques.

Bottle of Bread

Bottle of Bread is practicing ethical fashion and sustainability by recycling vintage clothes and fabrics. To stay safe and healthy during COVID, Bottle of Bread is hand-makingcotton face  masks for $14. They’re available in a variety of patterns, such as gingham, floral, and chambray.

Pink Kiss Pottery

Pink Kiss Pottery is a small, local business centered in Baltimore. Shawna, the shop owner, is a sculptor and artist known for her beautiful bowls and dishes. She, however, also hand-makes the most stunning earrings. Check out her IG @pinkkisspottery to see for yourself.

RosePosie Design Co.

The snuggle is real. RosePosie is a small business specializing in modern and stylish knitwear. Gift one of their cute hand-knitted winter hats this season. There’s a wide variety of colors, patterns, and pompoms. Oh, and to stay warm, buy one for yourself too! 

This Artwork Sleighs

Give a slice of Baltimore’s culture with artwork this season. We all should appreciate art more, as it enhances our community and happiness.

Art by Barton

Art by Barton specializes in handmade silk screen prints. All prints are limited edition, unique, and signed. For $75, Art by Barton is offering a beautiful map of Baltimore.  This map is made from solid wood and simplistic shows a blueprint of the streets of Baltimore. It’s a beautiful accent for anyone’s home.

Tiny Dog Press

Tiny Dog Press offers the cutest Baltimore artwork and stationary, such as cards and (mini) notebooks. Their prints are modern, simplistic, and unmatched. 

Share Some Holiday Self-Care

It’s important to take care of yourself during this time of year. Gift self-care products to loved ones to help decrease stress and boost wellness. Taking care of yourself isn’t selfish, so while you’re at it, purchase something for yourself!

Earth Elements Soapworks

Earth Elements Soapworks will have you feeling luxurious with their concentrated and moisturizing Cherry Almond Body Butter. For $24, you will receive 8 oz. of enriching and fresh body butter, packed with oils and vitamins. (Besides we’re going to need this body butter during the cold, dry months).

Homebody General Store

Homebody General Store is selling their Cozy Care Packages in various sizes and prices. For $45+, you will receive teas, essential oils, scrunchies, socks, and more. It’s perfect for staying cozy at home.

Hon’s Honey

Bee good to yourself with Best of Hon’s Honey Gift Box. For $60, you will receive six best-selling, organic, and fresh self-care products, such as their healing ointment, candle, “warsh” bar, and a lip balm. The gift, of course, comes with 3 oz. of raw honey.

Gifts for the Home

Since we’re staying inside more these days, gift something for someone’s home. Spruce up their home with these cute decor items.

Annie Howe Papercuts

Annie Howe Papercuts is creating limited-edition handmade brass ornaments. This season, they’re selling a $22 Baltimore ornament. The ornament measures 3” x 3” and is painted white. On its front, there are the infamous monuments, the Baltimore bench, and aquarium. It’s absolutely perfect. 

B. Willow

B. Willow is crafting aesthetically-pleasing $48Bottled Moss Terrariums. Oh deer, they’re so cute!

Good Neighbor

Now, more-than-ever, it’s important to care about our environment and climate change. So, give a sustainable and ethical gift this year: Hay ‘Sip 6 Glass Straws’.  For $25, you will receive 6 glass straws in red, white, yellow, blue, green, and pink. P.S. they pair great with wine, coffee, and/or tea.

Son of a Hon

Son of a Hon crafted a Baltimore Iconic Monument Beeswax Candle Set for just $30. All candles are 3-inches tall, and are of the Washington Monument, the Patterson Park Pagoda, and the Bromo Seltzer Tower. They’re almost gone, so buy the set while you can.

Make Your Own Toy Story

We’re not playing around, these toys and games are everything.

aMuse Toys

aMuse Toys is selling an adorable Red Panda Plushie for only $24.99.

Besides their plushies, crafts and books, aMuse Toys is also retailing an AirFort. For $49.99, it is the best gift for a little one. The AirFort is an inflatable and mess-free fort, perfect for stowing away and hours of play!

Canton Games

Canton Games has a wide-variety of classic and unique board games, so check them out.   

Happy Holidays

We hope that everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.