612 S. Exeter St., 410-576-7622

After years at Harborplace & The Gallery, this little gem of a jewelry store moved to Harbor East in 2009. Amaryllis' owners Ann Marie Fiume and Allison Wolf feature handcrafted pieces from artists around the country.

Glarus Chocolatier

644 S. Exeter St., 410-727-6601

You don't need to go to Switzerland for freshly made Swiss chocolate. Just head to Harbor East, and Glarus Chocolatier. Jennifer and Ben Hauser use Hauser family recipes to create traditional Swiss chocolate, truffles and bark that will satisfy even the most serious chocoholic's urges.

Handbags In The City

840 Aliceanna St., 410-528-1443

Serious handbag addicts have Handbags in the City on their inner autopilot. Owner George Sakellaris stocks many of the lines fashionistas crave, and can always fill you in on what the next hot bag is going to be to keep you ahead of the curve.

Patrick Sutton Home

701 Aliceanna St., 410-605-0196

This classy home goods and furniture store also has a distinctive selection of gifts that you're not likely to see elsewhere in Baltimore. Look for wall-size metal flowers, table-size coffee table books, decorative pillows and seductively scented candles at Patrick Sutton.

South Moon Under

815 Aliceanna St., 410-685-7820

South Moon Under began in 1968 as an Ocean City surf shack and has become a 13-location, Maryland-based chain of stores that stretches across four states, and is the go-to shop for many a young trend-setter.

Hunt Valley

Greetings and Readings

118 Shawan Road 410-771-3022

Hunt Valley's Greetings and Readings has a great book selection, tons of kid-friendly gifts and greeting cards for any and all occasions. Additionally, the store often holds books signings and author events.

Parfections

10768 York Road, Suite B, 443-676-7071