Last Minute Shopping Guide: Historic Charles Street Edition

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You did it again after you promised yourself last year you’d do better… you’ve waited until the very last-minute to complete your holiday shopping. Last-minute or not, don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Below are few thoughtful gift ideas that all can be found within the Historic Charles Street Corridor.



1005 N Charles St

Cooking classes at Schola are the perfect gift for your foodie friend or the friend who has no cooking skills but loves food. This is a small intimate environment where people can come together, put on an apron and learn about where food comes from and how to cook it. You are able to purchase a gift card or purchase the class in advance and surprise the recipient.



515 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201

For the sneakerhead in your life, surprise them with a pair for shoes and gear from FRS. FRS specializes in carrying tennis shoes, clothing, and accessories that are exclusive to the area. These items can’t be found at your average shoe store. FRS is something special

Sotto Sopra

sotto sopra

405 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21202

This is a unique gift that offers an experience like no other in the city. Purchase your friend or family member two (2) tickets to the Opera or Broadway nights at Sotto Sopra. Tickets will include the show and a 5 COURSE Italian meal for about $60 per ticket. If you really want to do it big, purchase a gift card to go along with the tickets that’s loaded with money to purchase a bottle of wine.

Collectors Corner

collector corner

403 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201

For the collector in your life this store is a dream. Collector Corner provides comic book readers and collectors with a wide variety of comic book related merchandise. Collectors Corner is known for the largest selection of new comic titles in the area, plus a huge selection of organized and alphabetized comic book back issues, retro video games, manga, DVDs, t-shirts, posters, new & vintage toys/action figures, related collectibles and much more. The Charles Street location is beautiful and packed with awesome collectibles. If you purchase a gift card or a specific item, the collector in your life will be ecstatic.

The Peanut Shoppe

peanut show

222 N Charles St

We all know that one person who loves to snack! For me, it’s my step-dad. Every year I get him an assortment of nuts, chocolate, and dried fruit. Discovering The Peanut Shoppe on Charles Street has been the best thing ever. They have EVERYTHING! Plus, the history behind this shop is really awesome. The contributions that this shop has provided to Baltimore City over many years makes me want to continue to support this gem as much as possible. Stop in and visit Bonnie, the owner, and her 105 year peanut roaster!

Studio 7 Salon 

studio 7

800 N Charles Street

You can never go wrong with getting someone a spa treatment. This gift is simple but so thoughtful and something every person should experience at a few times a year!

                 An Die Musik

409 N Charles Street

For the music lovers out there, concert tickets to see the best in jazz and classical music at a world class venue is an awesome gift. With their events calendar packed with different shows, you should have no trouble picking the perfect night! 


Some people think its impersonal to give someone a giftcard! Whatever, they dont know what their talking about and you dont need that negativity in your life! Here is a list of gift card options that anyone would love to recieve!


802 N Charles St


316 N Charles St

Bushelers of Baltimore

11 W Chase Street


1501 St Paul St.

Cafe Poupon

225 N Charles St

Ceremony Coffee

520 Park Ave


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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