As we’re all too painfully aware, this is a tough time for local retailers. If they’re to stay financially solvent throughout the pandemic this winter and spring, Charm City’s independent businesses desperately need our support.
That’s why more than ever before, Jmore is urging readers to shop local this Chanukah. Here are our picks for holiday ideas that will likely please everyone on your shopping list.
1. For the Little One
Rainbow Color Me Face Mask, $18. Wee Chic
Wearing a mask isn’t always comfortable, but these days it’s a necessity. This gift makes mask-wearing a creative expression that your child will enjoy showing off!
2. For the Baltimore Native who Lives Out of Town
Box of Baltimore, $49 and up, Baltimore in a Box
Create your own Baltimore-themed gift box with items such as Old Bay Seasoning, Zeke’s Coffee, Berger cookies and more.
3. For the Music Lover
Vinyl records — various price points, The Sound Garden
If you know your audiophile’s taste, choose from the selection at Baltimore’s award-winning independent record store. Not sure? You can’t lose with a gift card from this iconic Fells Point shop at 1616 Thames St.
4. For the Woman Who’s Always Chilly
Hem & Thread Plush Hooded Jacket, $60. Necessary Secrets
Whether she’s indoors or out, the sentence “I’m cold” will no longer be in her vocabulary with this soft, cozy garment.
5. For the Guy Who Needs to Look Sharp at Zoom Meetings
Seaward and Stearn London shirt, $185. Eddie Jacobs
Regardless of what he’s wearing below the belt, your man will be the best dressed person in the (Zoom) room in this elegant herringbone.
6. For the Gal Who Needs to Look Sharp at Zoom Meetings
Theo Viola Lurex Blouse, $250. A Style Studio
Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look stunning.
7. For the Player
From Dungeons & Dragons to collectable cards to vintage video games to family board games, the game lover in your life will be entertained by the huge selection at Canton Games.
8. For the Book Worm
The Ivy Book Shop has a new home (5928 Falls Rd.), and its friendly and knowledgeable staff will help shoppers find the perfect book for the readers on your list. Check out their holiday guide for some great gift ideas.
9. For the (At Home) Gym Rat
Under Armour is a national brand, but its founder, Kevin Plank, is a local guy. Keep your sportsman warm while he works out in the Men’s UA ColdGear Armour Compression Mock, $49.99, Under Armour Brand Store.
10. For the Jewelry Collector
Looking for something as unique as she is? Check out Bijoux. Featuring antique, estate, contemporary and custom jewelry, the Roland Park-based shop is bound to have the Chanukah gift of her dreams.