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