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Last Minute Local Gift Ideas from Baltimore Makers

December 17, 2021
Woman holding a wrapped holiday gift.

We’ve all been there. A mere weeks to days out from the holidays with seldom gifts under the tree. With only one week left until Christmas, the time to check friends and family off the gift list is getting slimmer by the minute. For those who prioritize gifting local, we’ve put together a quick list of last minute gift ideas from local Baltimore-based makers and retailers. Enjoy!

Baltimore Christmas Rat Ornament – $9 

Baltimore rat ornament by Chase Street Accessories & Engraving

Chase Street Accessories & Engraving — 17 W Chase St #1, Baltimore, MD 21201

We all have a local neighborhood rat we know and love. Ours is named Peter. Celebrate the holidays with this very Baltimore themed ornament from Chase Street Accessories & Engraving.


Baltimore Beanies – $18

Baltimore bolt beanie from Pangea Print Shop

Pangea Print Co. 11 W Chase St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Keep your head warm in colorful style with Pangea’s collection of colorful Baltimore beanies.


The Real Housewives of Baltimore Hoodie – $40

Real Housewives of Baltimore hoodie from Pandora's Box Boutique.

Pandora’s Box Boutique — 50 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230

Real life is so much better than television. Snag one of these cheeky hoodies for the lady in your life today. Shop in-store or online.


Broadway Theater Tickets – $varies

Hairspray Broadway performance at the Hippodrome Theatre.

Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

12 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201

It’s broadway in Baltimore! The Hippodrome’s 2021 lineup features shows like Dear Evan Hansen, Pretty Woman, Hairspray, Mean Girls, and more. Order tickets online or at the box office.


The Material World of Eyre Hall: Four Centuries of Chesapeake History – $89.95

The Material World of Eyre Hall book cover from Maryland Center for History and Culture.

Maryland Center for History & Culture Museum Store610 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201

For the history buffs, and enthusiasts of architecture, gardens, decorative arts, and beyond. Hot off the MCHC press, this new book features over 400 stunning photographs and illustrations, and offers a rare insight into the preservation of a family home in the midst of changing aspects of southern history through Eyre Hall’s material culture. Purchase online or in store. BOGO free through 1/15 with code “eyrehaolbogo.”


Dear Globe’s Winter Mix Holiday Coffee Blend – $15

Winter Mix from Dear Globe Coffee Roasters

Dear Globe Coffee Roasters

Enjoy this holiday season with a warm cup of locally roasted coffee. Central and South American coffees, medium dark roast. Online order only.


Bmore Art 2022 Wall Calendar – $12

Bmore Art 2022 Wall Calendar featuring art dogs.

Bmore Art 

The 2022 Bmore Art calendar is back in stock and makes a perfect gift, or stocking stuffer for the art or canine lover in your life. This 13-month wall calendar features a photographic series of 100% adorable art dogs by Jill Fannon. Order online, or find on local magazine stands.


MESSage Writing Prompt Journal – $25

MESSage writing prompt journal from Mess in a Bottle

Mess in a Bottle

This journal features 365 days worth of writing prompts to encourage you to get your shhh…. done. Online order only.


Tool Library Membership – $5-20/Month

inside the Station North Tool Library

Station North Tool Library — 417 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Know someone crafty and into building things? A membership to the Station North Tool Library grants rental access to their vast library of tools and machinery, and access to studio spaces for all of your DIY needs. What’s even better? They’re a non-profit organization, so your money goes to help them further support their mission. Sign up online or in person.


Seasonal Mead – $12 & $15

Seasonal Hibiscus Mead from Charm City Meadworks

Charm City Meadworks400 E Biddle St, Baltimore, MD 21202

This holiday season, Charm City Meadworks has two seasonal brews for you to enjoy. Salt Box Snowday is a tart and refreshing mead-cider hybrid that pairs juicy blackberry with warm notes of mulled cinnamon. Hibisicus Collidus Cyser combines apples and honey with raspberry, hibiscus, and hops for a collision of tart, floral flavor. Order online, in person, or in store at your local liquor retailer


Black Acid Wash Lounge Set – $160

Acid Wash clothing set from Motion Athletics

Motion Athletics — 36 S Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Everyone loves a cozy lounge wear set! This unisex set, from Baltimore-based streetwear company Motion Athletics, features a soft-touch heavy fleece and a vintage look. Shop online or in store.


Custom Seasonal Chocolate Dipped Strawberries – $18.99/half doz., $34.99/ doz.

Seasonal chocolate covered berries from Berries By Quicha

Berries By Quicha  — 920 Light St, Baltimore MD, 21201

For the cutest custom chocolate covered strawberries you ever did see, visit Berries by Quicha. Her holiday berries are not only visually stunning, but seriously delicious! Order online or in store.