5 Fabulous Gift Ideas: Buying gifts for your #galpals without having to take one step out of the city.

comments 4
Baltimore / Beautiy / Christmas / Friends / Gifting / Holiday Season / Lifestyle / Shopping

5 Fabulous Gift Ideas

       Are you scratching your head thinking about what to get your #galpals for Christmas?!?! Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! This year has been somewhat difficult for me come up with any creative gift ideas, but today I sat down and forced myself to THINK! I couldn’t believe it’s already December and I was no where near done checking everyone off my list. Time is ticking…and it’s ticking fast!

After thinking long and hard about different gift options, I came up with a list of what I think are 5 Fabulous Gift Ideas that any girl would LOVE to receive from her bestie. These gifts won’t break the bank and are perfect for any city girl on the go! Best part, you won’t have to take one step out of Baltimore to purchase any of these gifts.

Fabulous Gift Idea #1

Pinch Provisions for J.Crew @pinchprovisions @jcrew

Pinch Provisions for J.Crew

This cute mini emergency kit made by Pinch Provisions is the perfect gift! Every women needs one of these little bad-boys to throw in her purse or to keep at work. You can purchase a mini emergency kit from J.Crew located in Harbor East for $18.

J.Crew Harbor East 120 International Dr. Baltimore MD 21202 (Photo Credit Baltimore.org)

J.Crew Harbor East 120 International Dr. Baltimore MD 21202 (Photo Credit Baltimore.org)

Fabulous Gift Idea #2

A statement necklace is the ideal gift for any fashionista! A statement necklace is a special piece of jewelry because nothing else can change the look of a simple white tee by bringing it to life in seconds buy just putting it on!  Below are just a few examples of where you can find affordable beautiful jewelry in Baltimore.

200 E Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202 @francescascollections

200 E Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202

Francesca’s is located the the Gallery Mall Inner Harbor. This store is packed with an array of adorable items. It will be very easy to find a statement necklace for anyone in this store. Be careful in Francesca’s because this store also sales unique clothes and handbags that will be very hard to pass up!

Clovers & Pearls _ Local Business @cloversandpearls www.cloversandpearls.com

Clovers & Pearls _ Local Business

This Maryland based company: Clovers & Pearls have amazing jewelry at amazing prices. Check them out on IG or their website for updates and to see all of their products. Your bestie will definitely stand out wearing any of their jewelry!

Ability by Alyssa - Local Jewelry Designer @abilitybyalyssa www.abilitybyalyssa.com

Ability by Alyssa – Local Jewelry Designer

Alyssa is jewelry designer living right here in Baltimore! Her website is a must see! Alyssa has so many different styles of necklaces on her site. It may be difficult to find just one favorite piece because they are all gorgeous. You definitely won’t find anything like this anywhere else!

Fabulous Gift Idea #3

Uber Gift Card @uber_maryland

Uber Gift Card

If your BFF is anything like me, she will adore this gift!  An Uber gift card will be appreciated and very useful. If she live in the city, then parking can be a hassle at times! The parking situation can be SCARY especially after 5pm or on the weekend!!! So, this is a perfect way to make your friends life a little easier.

Fabulous Gift Idea #4 

Mac Cosmetics 618 S Exeter st. Baltimore, MD 21202 @maccosmetics

Mac Cosmetics
618 S Exeter st. Baltimore, MD 21202

If you have a #Galpal that has a fondness for makeup, then MAC is the perfect place to purchase her gift! She will love the fact that you took the time to actually pick a lipstick that you thought she may like, along with a new eyeshadow and mascara!

Lipstick: ~$16    Eyeshadow:~ $16    Mascara:~ $10 Sized to Go

 Fabulous Gift Ideas #5

Nalil Salon Gift Card

Nalil Salon Gift Card

Find out where your friend gets her nails done and purchase a gift card that she can use towards her next gel mani! If you are feeling extra jolly and want to splurge a little on your bestie, get a package deal: Mani, pedi, and wax!

If she doesn’t have a favorite nail salon, you can check out my go-to nail salon: City Nails in Federal Hill on Light Street. Enjoy wine while getting your mani or pedi done by the very nice staff in clean and relaxing environment. Gel Mani: ~ $35

City Nails & Spa  1128 Light St. Baltimore MD 21230

City Nails & Spa
1128 Light St. Baltimore MD 21230 (photo from yelp)

I hope your holiday shopping has just gotten a little easier!

Until Next Time,




The Author

Awesome! Alysha January is the Marketing Manager from the Historic Charles Street Association and co-owner of Busheler's of Baltimore. She is an activist who is very passionate about creating equality, inclusion, and diversity throughout the community. She created a blog and instagram account called Discover Charm City to highlight Baltimore’s small businesses, local food scene, and her personal life-style. Alysha wants to show others how to live, work, and play in Baltimore and beyond. Alysha also host women empowerment events she calls, Gap Pal Events. She invites women to come connect with other women from the community in a safe open environment.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s