Fine art puzzle from AAIC Visual Perceptions based in Howard County, MD.

The Essential Maryland Holiday Gift Guide 2020

12/08/2020
By Preservation Maryland

This year’s holidays are an opportunity for Marylanders to support our state’s economy, and local businesses – and share a smile with our friends and family. Many Maryland-based companies are offering online ordering to provide a safe way to shop. Take a minute to scroll through Preservation Maryland’s 2020 gift guide and make a local purchase. For even more gift-giving inspiration, be sure to check out the past 5 years of our guides.


HISTORIC ELLICOTT CITY BY AIR
AAIC VISUAL PERCEPTIONS
Coupon Code: FGPRPD
$10 OFF ANY ORDER!

Decorate your home or office with museum-quality wall art delivered right to your doorstep with a money-back guarantee. Each framed print is hand-crafted using premium papers, museum-quality frames and mats, and archival inks. AAIC is now making puzzles, too! AAIC Provides Creative Photography and Videography to Maryland and Mid-Atlantic Region. The company specializes in drone photography and videography and is certified and insured with over 20 years of unmanned aircraft systems experience.

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Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Coupon Code: HOLIDAY15

The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy. The above coupon code adds an additional 15% off our current promotion of 20% off all retail just for Preservation Maryland supporters!

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 WRITE NOTEPADS & CO.

Write Notepads & Co. is an offshoot of a Baltimore family bookbinding company, a company in the slowly fading business of printing and making books for a variety of uses. Write Notepads & Co. makes modern notebooks with old-school processes — durable, textural charm meets classically beautiful design. The result: a timeless notebook designed to take whatever you can throw at it. With three generations of bookmaking and finishing knowledge Write Notepads & Co. makes a notebook for people who still desire to put pen to paper.

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WhitePaws RunMitts

Because runners don’t take winters off. WhitePaws RunMitts are designed to keep all your fingers and thumb warm and even has a built-in pocket for a hand warmer. Susan Clayton, a hair salon owner in Baltimore, founded White Paws mittens (named after her dog, Daisy) as a way to help keep runners warm. WhitePaws RunMitts cover both your fingers and thumb and give you the ability to flip the top to cool down. Unlike traditional mittens or gloves, you can push the mittens down to your wrist without having to take them off and possibly lose one. No more sticking your mittens in a pocket or down your shirt, then fumbling to get them back on again. These Made in the U.S.A. products come in eight colors. With the ongoing pandemic, the company has expanded into non-surgical facemasks and gaiters for runners.

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C&O CANAL QUARTERS

Each of the C&O Canal Trust’s seven historic lockhouses have been preserved and are available for you and your family and friends to enjoy a night or three. Step back in time and experience what life was like 60, 90, or 150 years ago. Each Canal Quarter lockhouse has been furnished with furniture and accessories from a different time period, and each tells a different story about the development of the C&O Canal. Gift certificates are also available.

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HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS GIFT SHOP
Coupon Code: JINGLE15

Established in 1952, Historic Annapolis is the leading non-profit preservation and history organization in Annapolis, Maryland. The organization operates several historic house museums such as the William Paca House and Gardens and regularly partners with state and regional cultural and tourism organizations. The Historic Annapolis Museum Store is located at 77 Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. The coupon code is good for online purchases, some exclusions apply.

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ROUTE ONE APPAREL
Coupon Code: PRESMD15

Thanks to the generosity of Ali von Paris of Route One Apparel, Preservation Maryland is able to offer you a coupon code for $15 off any purchase of $50 or more through the end of 2020. Use PRESMD15 to access the savings – and we’ll get 10% of total sales a donation! Route One Apparel is an e-commerce platform that specializes in making trendy, affordable state pride apparel and accessories for those who want to make wearing clothing fun while making a statement. The company was founded by Ali von Paris, a Smith School of Business graduate and is based in Baltimore County.

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HOWL

Our mission at Howl is simple: offer high quality, natural, ethically sourced and manufactured foods and products for dogs, cats, and small animals. We want to help our customers become educated and informed about the choices available to them and their pets. Everything we carry we would happily give our own pets, and each employee here brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help better serve our customers.

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MAMA FAITH’S OLIVE SPREAD

For many years Mama Faith made her amazing green olive tapenade spread and served it at her table alongside her many other delicious dishes.  Friends and family continually raved about it and urged her to share it with the world. Mama Faith’s delicious olive tapenade is all-natural, gluten-free, and vegan friendly. In 2016 Mama Faith decided she was ready to venture out and turn it into a business based in Woodbine, Maryland, and Mama Faith’s Olive tapenade spread was born. Your purchase of Mama Faith’s Olive Spread directly supports Neema Journey of Hope a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Homa Bay County, Kenya, Africa.

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ALLEGIANT GOODS CO.
Coupon Code: JACKS15

Allegiant Goods Co. creates products that are a reflection of the amazing people and culture of America – especially iconic and/or defunct sports teams. The Baltimore Skipjacks were a minor league professional ice hockey team from Baltimore, Maryland. The Skipjacks played eleven seasons as members of the American Hockey League, from 1982 until 1993. The team originated in 1979 as the Baltimore Clippers in the Eastern Hockey League and was renamed in 1981 for one season in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League, before joining the AHL. During its existence, the Skipjacks reached the Calder Cup finals once, won a division title in 1984, and played at the Baltimore Civic Center for all fourteen of its seasons. The Skipjacks were one of three AHL teams to play in Baltimore.

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BALTIMORE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
ONLINE HOLIDAY BAZAAR

The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) has partnered with some of your favorite Baltimore based cultural institutions to bring you the very best in holiday items. During our new normal, most of these institutions are open on a limited basis for visits and their shops are not seeing the holiday traffic they normally see. BNHA doesn’t want you to miss out on their very unique gift items that are perfect for sharing the culture, heritage and legacy of Baltimore with your friends and family this holiday season.

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The Foundry by the Caroline County Council of Arts

An art gallery and gift shop nestled in the heart of Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore, and managed by the Caroline County Council of Arts, The Foundry hosts local artwork from over 40 of Caroline County’s most talented artists and artisans. Here you’ll find a variety of pieces that capture the essence of Eastern Shore living, from paintings and photography to handmade jewelry, woodwork, note cards, pottery, and other unique items.  

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CAREY’S FINE FOODS

Carey Talucci’s grandparents, Edith and Charlie Harrington, who were the original owners of Harrington’s grocery in Ruxton, MD, known today as Graul’s. Charlie Harrington instilled his great work ethic in his grandaughter Carey and taught her to use all local and fresh products in the Baltimore area. Carey took this knowledge and built her company on her principal of fresh and local products, which has been running successfully now for 10 years. ‘Our Signature Pretzels’ Soaked in bourbon and various other spices are delicious and addicting, perfect for anything from a cocktail party to an afternoon snack. They are currently being sold at three local Baltimore gourmet grocery stores and also available online.

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For way more ideas for Maryland-mand and Old Line State-inspired gifts, please check out our guides from previous seasons!

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