Last Minute Gifting Ideas: Baltimore Edition! 

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   Are you scratching your head trying to figure out what to get your family and friends for Christmas?!?! Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! This year has been somewhat difficult for me to come up with creative gift ideas, but today I sat down and forced myself to THINK! I can’t believe it’s already December and I’m 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 some pretty cool LOCAL gifting ideas that anyone on your gift list will LOVE ! These gifting ideas won’t break the bank , plus it’s actual items your loved ones will use! Best part, you won’t have to take one step out of Baltimore to purchase any of these items.




 Buy the animal lover on your list a Maryland Zoo Membership! There are different membership packages which can be found on . I recommend at least going for the companion package for $80 which allows the person plus one guest unlimited zoo visits all year round! Also, up to $75 of all memberships are tax-deductible! Come on now… You can’t beat that! 




Ok, so I found out that the Wine Market’s wine shop will make personalized wine packages and DELIVER anywhere within Baltimore City Limits for an $8 fee with a $50 minimum order. How surprised would your friend be if they opened the door to a hand picked personalized wine basket from you?!?! This wine shop has over 800 hand selected wines to chose from, so this will definitely be a fun gift for you to put together for a special friend or family member who enjoys wine! You can pick out exactly what you want to be included in the basket or allow the knowledgable staff at the Wine Market to work their magic. FYI the more wine bottles you purchase the larger the discount! 10% off any six bottles of wine and 15% on any 12 bottles! Cheers to that!



For the world traveler on your list this next item is a MUST HAVE! A jet setter has to travel in style. Not only in style, but it is essential to have a travel bag that is durable and reliable. The Treason Toting Company should be your first and only stop when gifting for the jet setter in your life! One of the best parts about this company is that everything is made in the USA, mostly in Maryland. Treason’s offers different products essential to travel. You have to see their products in person to really get the full effect of how awesome their stuff is! Treason Toting Company products are incredibly made with high quality, special attention to detail and function. FYI, The masterminds behind Treason live locally here in Baltimore, which makes it all the better to support this small business.




This is the perfect gift for any food lover! Galley Baltimore delivers fresh chef prepared food right to your door. The foodie on your list will especially love how easy it will be to order their dinner same day through an app on their phone! Your foodie friend will love this gift! This will be useful especially on those days when a person just doesn’t want to cook or go out to a restaurant… those days you just want to lounge around and have someone cater to you. Let Galley take care of that! It’s food delivery, you can’t get much better than that, everyone appreciates a good meal!




Baltimore based company, She Touched Me, will make a special sugar scrub and whipped creams for that family member or friend who loves trying out new products. As long as you know their favorite scent, She Touched Me can make it for you!


Finally The BEER LOVER


For the beer lover on your list, just head over to Union Craft Brewing and purchase a Growler! I have a few people on my list who are totally getting this gifting idea! It’s perfect! Union Craft Brewing sell 64oz screw top and flip top growlers for under $30 bucks and refills from $10-$15 bucks! Simple, but so awesome! While you’re at it, purchased them Union Bucks to use towards their first round of beer!

I hope that these ideas got your wheels turning and helped you make final last minute decisions on gifts for the special people in your life! 

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.

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