In Watermelon Sugar

3555 Chestnut Ave., 410-662-9090

In Watermelon Sugar offers an eclectic mix of body, bath and home scents and a good selection of charming hostess gifts. Its chic window displays are a clear sign of the taste that lies within.

Ma Petite Shoe

832 W. 36th St., 410-235-3442

For many women, Ma Petite Shoe is nirvana times two. It combines two major feminine passions — shoes and chocolate. In keeping with its neighborhood, the footwear here walks on the funky side of fashion. There are almost as many choices in chocolate as there are lines of shoes.

Mud & Metal

1121 W. 36th St., 410-467-8698

One of Hampden's longest retail residents, Mud & Metal offers a wide of variety of functional fine crafts. From lamps to clocks to handmade jewelry to drawer pulls, almost everything here also comes with a finely honed sense of whimsy.

Red Tree

921 W. 36th St., 410-366-3456

You could furnish an entire home from Red Tree, or come close to it, from furniture to kitchen gadgets. Think transitional or "shabby chic." You'll find upholstered, leather-covered and mahogany furniture, linens, table top items, tableware and kitchen goods, along with a myriad of gifts and accent pieces.

Urban Baby Runway

3608 Falls Road, 410-366-2270

Is your baby a rock star? Of course he is. In that case, you should be shopping at Urban Baby Runway, which features T-shirts, onesies and clothing for the hipster tyke. There are also some gifts for the 'rents.

The Wine Source

3601 Elm Ave., 410-467-7777

The Wine Source doesn't just have an extensive selection of wines and spirits from around the world; there's also a gourmet cheese and snacks area at the front of the store — perfect for creating impromptu picnics or gift baskets. The staff is knowledgeable and is always willing to help with recommendations.

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