Mallternatives: Holiday shopping beyond the mall [Pictures]
The holiday shopping season is hard upon us, and here's betting you still haven't figured out what to get for the especially discerning (and deserving) people on your gift list.
Fear not. Between now and Christmas, a bevy of events will be popping up throughout the Baltimore area, offering handmade and out-of-the-ordinary gifts -- everything from fine art to crockpots, used books to decorated holiday centerpieces. And the best part about the events listed below? Even if you don't buy anything, you'll have fun looking.
-- Chris Kaltenbach
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Dec. 1: Holiday Heap( Handout photo / June 18, 2010 )
Sponsored by the Charm City Craft Mafia, this year's Holiday Heap will bring together 60 crafters from Baltimore and beyond, including Fisticuffs Leather, Block Party Press, Volta Organics, Horrible Adorables, the Broken Plate Pendant Co., Endless Hats, Blackbird Tees and Hannah's Ideas in Wood. Food trucks will be parked nearby to accommodate the hungry.
Holiday Heap, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. John's Church, 2640 St. Paul St. Free. charmcitycraftmafia.com.