Go Local for the Holidays
If you’re looking for something for that special someone who seems to have everything, you might find a gift worth giving if you turn your sights towards a more local focus point. In fact, places like the Anne Arundel County Farmer’s Market and other local businesses are a treasure trove when it comes to Christmas gift ideas. The market is open from November 15th to December 20th from 7am to noon for all your last minute Christmas shopping.
Need a few ideas? We’ve got a few suggestions for gifts you can find locally!
Go Green: Holiday Greens & Herbs
The farmer’s market always looks festive this time of year. Until December 20th, you can peruse the selection of holiday herbs, wreaths, and other greenery. A local, handmade gift or decoration always helps brighten up your home.
Fancy Foods : Canned Food Items
There’s nothing better than homemade canned treats. Canned items like beets and green beans are perfect to add flavor to any holiday meal. More exotic canned items like fruits and sauces are also available from a variety of vendors. Squash, tomatoes, and corn are currently in season in Maryland if you want to get something for the cook in your life. There are flavors to meet nearly every taste imaginable.
Local Luxuries: Soaps & Candles
Candles and soaps make great holiday gifts for people of all types. There are candles and soaps available from several local vendors at the farmer’s market. All sorts of designs and styles are available.
Sweet Treats: Desserts & Candies
If you’re looking for some unique stocking stuffers and tasty holiday treats, you won’t be disappointed. Word on the street is that the cupcakes, macaroons, and well, everything at Sweet Heart’s Patisserie in Annapolis hits the spot every time. The shop is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the farmers market. Whether you are getting ready for a holiday gathering or just picking up a sweet surprise - you can’t go wrong with desserts.
Coffee: Gift That Keeps Giving
There is nothing like waking up with a great cup of coffee in the morning. Gourmet coffee is a great gift idea for the holiday season. The Spice & Tea Exchange in Annapolis offer a wide variety of gourmet coffee and teas for the caffeine addict in your family.
You can find a variety of trinkets and treats if you do your holiday shopping at local venues. As you prepare for the holidays, don’t forget to make sure your home is pest free! While it may not be at the top of your holiday to-do list - regular pest control service for your home is necessary to ensure you and your loved ones have a happy, healthy holiday.