Holiday Gift Guide - Page 21 - Local Matters (2)

Holiday Gift Guide
- Page 21
Local Matters (2)

sells baby goods from her L.A. store, these edgy 100 percent cotton onesies are on-trend for Baltimore’s littlest ones. Adorned with clever Baltimore witticisms, the clever garb, from newborn to 18 months, were born to sell here, says 2910 On the Square owner Stephanie Fleishman. “We asked Melissa to create a line that has sayings specific to Baltimore. You cannot find these anywhere else.” 29onthesquare.com

 

9 ROWHOUSE FRIENDLY

 

Old-school brick tells a story with images of Baltimore’s best scenes. Local artist Linda Amtmann paints local venues, as well as custom requests, on bricks. Brick not your thing? She also paints on wood planks measuring between 12 inches to nearly 16 inches, depending on the scene. Fun fact: Bricks or wood planks can be placed side by side for a memorable panorama of a treasured Baltimore sight. Fear not about someone else giving a duplicate gift – the painted bricks and wood planks are only available here. 29onthesquare.com 

 

10 GIVING INSIDE THE BOX

 

At a loss for the perfect gift? Overwhelmed by choices? Box it up with a varied selection of carefully curated products including sweet and savory foods, mugs, Maryland-themed items and keepsakes from MarylandBox.com, a Maryland Gift Box Boutique. “One can build a Maryland Box or select one of our predesigned specialty boxes,” says owner Norlene Gensler. Boxes are presented wrapped, beribboned and sealed. Customization available. MarylandBox.com 

 

11 JOHN WATERS AT THE BMA

 

In tandem with the Baltimore Museum of Art exhibit “John Waters: Indecent Exposure” through Jan. 6, 2019, this catalogue overflows with true stories about Baltimore’s oft-dubbed “King of Bad Taste.” Art historians, curators and activists detail Waters’ provocative exploration of long-taboo topics. shop.artbma.org