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Shop Small in Baltimore this Holiday Season

Posted December 13th, 2023 gift guide, holidays, local businesses, retail, shopping

Tis the season for last-minute holiday shopping! Skip the shipping delays and shop local. After all, Baltimore is home to countless small businesses with big heart! We put together this gift guide to make finding the perfect gift easy:

For the At-Home Baristas and Bartenders

Whether they are caffeine-obsessed or love trying the latest drink trends, they’ll love a drink or kitchen accessory. One idea is a gift from Wight Tea. This Baltimore-based tea company makes distinctive blends, some of which are even inspired by Charm City! Anyone would appreciate the Best Sellers Sample Set with some of their fan favorites, including “Baltimore Breakfast”. 

If their favorite part of the day is getting their caffeine fix, a subscription from Ceremony Coffee is the way to go. They’ll receive a fresh bag of high-quality beans every other week, and they’ll think of you every time they make their morning coffee. 

Help keep your friends’ bar carts stocked with a gift from the award-winning Old Line Spirits. Their Maple Syrup Cask Finish American Single Malt is the ideal ingredient for a cozy winter nightcap.

For the Hard Workers

Inspire your friends to take a moment for themselves with a self-care themed gift. SoBotanical makes aromatherapy products made with 100% pure and genuine essential oils. From haircare products to face cream, they have a wide variety of products that nourish both mind and body. A 30-minute one-on-one consultation with one of their aromatherapists also makes a great present.

You can also find a range of self-care essentials at Mount Royal Soaps like bar soaps, hand soaps, candles, and much more. If you know which scent they like, get them a soap growler so they never run out of their favorite soap! 

Another unique gift is a candle-making kit from KSM Candle Co. The kit includes everything they’ll need to create a candle of their own including a pretty glass jar, ethically sourced wax, and even dried flowers to put inside.

For the Festive Foodies

Charm City Chocolate has tons of seasonal treats from the “Crabs for Christmas” chocolate bar to their Baltimore-themed advent calendar. 

Speaking of sweets, Hon’s Honey makes some of the very best in Baltimore. We recommend the Hot Honey Gift Box or the Specialty Honey Flight. Plus, every purchase supports women survivors for a gift that gives back. 

If there’s a budding cheesemonger in your life, a charcuterie board is a gift they’re sure to love. The Seasoned Olive has a great selection, including engraved Maryland-themed boards. Gift it with their favorite cheese and crackers for a thoughtful present.

Something For Everyone

Looking for a stocking stuffer, white elephant gift, or just a little treat for someone to show you care? 

Brightside’s Gift Shop is your destination for quirky, clever gifts like slogan mugs, party games, and plenty more. 

You can’t have too many accessories in your collection. Pick out a headband or hat from Soigne‘s selection of luxe accessories. 

Annie Howe’s stunning, handcrafted paper goods will level up your greeting card game. 

Happy Holidays, Luminary Residents!

Found the perfect gift? Want to shout out your favorite Baltimore small business? Let us know on Instagram @LuminaryLiving. We hope you have a great start to the holiday season! We can’t wait to celebrate with you for the rest of the month.

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