These objects and experiences reflect the creative folks who live and work here. Celebrate yourself or someone you love this holiday season.
Elevated Tea is a contemporary twist on the classic tradition of afternoon tea, promising an immersive and elegant experience for guests at this small, Black-owned, and woman-owned business.
Charm City Books
782 Washington Boulevard
If you’re really trying to impress the bookworm in your life, what about renting a bookstore for date night? Includes 90 – 120 exclusive minutes to browse the bookstore for 2 people,* and opportunity to BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) or have it delivered. Your choice of a complimentary wine from Pigtown Liquors or beer from Suspended Brewery, a curated playlist based on three of your favorite artists, and more!
Available online and at various locations.
Pamper yourself with this gift box from Hon’s Honey. This gift box is handcrafted with natural ingredients, including raw local honey and lavender essential oil, and is handcrafted with purpose and love by women survivors. “Hon’s Honey is a social enterprise dedicated to giving dignity and purpose to women survivors of trauma— addiction, trafficking, generational poverty and abuse.”
Even Keel Soap Set
Bottle of Bread
216 West Read Street
Buy a box of six clay soap cubes from Even Keel. Even Keel infuses Eastern Roots with Western Herbs to handcraft a vegan bath and body line with a principal focus on our earth’s natural clays, oils, and botanicals.
Liquid Dark Chocolate
3100 Greenmount Avenue, Unit B
If you’re craving something decadent and not too indulgent, what about this to-go pouch of Jinji’s dark chocolate? Use in hot or cold drinks, pastries, or as a midday pick-me-up.
Cajou Creamery Gift Card
Price: $13- $52
411 North Howard Street
Give the gift of joy and ice cream with a Cajou gift card. The husband and wife team serve 100 percent plant-based ice cream from their physical location in Bromo, and ship nationwide.
Hard at Work Candle Set
KSM Candle Co.
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Unit 123
This unique holiday gift set is designed to encapsulate the essence of a day at the office with a delightful twist. This set is elegantly packaged in a beautiful box, making it the ideal holiday gift. KSM Candle Co. is a Black woman-owned business.
The Pink Art Gallery Membership
The Pink Art Gallery
1125 Light Street
Experience the best of The Pink Art Gallery, a Black woman-owned space, with this exclusive membership plan. As a member, you’ll enjoy a variety of perks, including free general admission for a year. The space is an immersive and interactive art gallery with plenty of space for creative exploration, and for selfies.
Urban Roots Seed Bombs are a great way to start gardening and are a perfect gift for all. Simply toss, let the rain fall, and watch them grow.
2023 TEW Beanie
Miss Kam Official Merch Store
Stay warm and stylish this winter with this beanie, with a new patch designed by rapper Miss Kam. Each beanie is handcrafted with love and intention by Tonae Lee of Style Fanatic Stylings. These colors are limited edition, and only be available for pre-order. Please allow at least 2-4 weeks for processing and shipping.
Creations by Seay
This beaded bracelet is an artful gift that can be an affirmation for yourself or for someone you love.
Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse
3128 Greenmount Avenue
This set of books by Innosanto Nagara and Mona Damluji is perfect for your friend who is a new parent. They are available at Red Emma’s, a worker cooperative in Waverly with an unparalleled section of radical literature.
Prima Pavé, Alcohol-Removed Sparkling Dry Rosè
520 S. Caroline Street, Suite 101
Celebrate the holidays with this alcohol-removed sparkling rosè. Grab a bottle of bubbles for yourself or your sober (or sober-curious) friend.
Personal Best Ceramics
Available online and at various locations.
Each hand has a tiny painted manicure. A nice spot for rings, tea lights, and tea bags. Whitney Simpkins began selling ceramics in 2016 as a way to part with all the extra cups and bowls that hadn’t been given away to friends. Years later, Personal Best Ceramics evolved into a bit more than cups and bowls, and her ceramics have found their way to many, many new friends.
Clay Pinch Pot Hearts Kit
Art with a Heart
3000 Falls Road, Mill No. 1
Make art with your family, or on your own. Materials are included, and this purchase supports Art with a Heart’s mission to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art.
3827 Falls Road
If you’re looking for a gift for your friend with great taste, what about a gorgeous coffee table book full of Black contemporary art? This book is a complete survey of painter Kerry James Marshall’s prints from the 1970s to the present, with many previously unseen works.
Mera Kitchen Collective
1301 North Calvert Street
Mera Kitchen Collective is a worker cooperative that serves story-worthy food and drinks by chefs from around the world. Support their work, and treat yourself or someone you love to a meal in their inviting space.
Genius Guice Studios
106 North Eutaw Street
Cover your head and represent your city with this Orioles-orange bucket hat from The Black Genius Art Show. The Black Genius Art Show brand and brick-and-mortar are the brainchildren of Baltimore artist and educator Bryan Robinson. In addition to the bucket hats, Robinson also has a wide array of t-shirts, socks, sweatshirts and more — all in his signature vibrant colors and animated imagery.