Notable Marylanders share what they're giving as holiday gifts [Pictures]
Setting aside the baggage of frantic scheduling and manic shopping, the holidays still provide an opportunity to stop, to celebrate with our closest relations and friends, and to give. This year, the Sun Magazine asked several prominent Marylanders to pause -- for a phone call or an email -- and reveal what they planned to bestow upon those dearest to them. The answers, as you'll see, range from sensual treatments to sentimental treasures.
-- John-John Williams IV
Baltimore Sun classical music and theater critic Tim Smith contributed to this article.
Mary Alice Yeskey( Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun photo / October 24, 2012 )
When Mary Alice Yeskey spotted a cookie jar with the message "Cheer Up" on it, she knew it was the perfect gift for her mother. The glass cookie jar, from Trohv in Hampden, was too "cute" to pass up, according to the director of marketing for Charm City Cakes. "She always cheers me up, and also I thought this jar would be the perfect thing for her to keep cookies or treats in for her two grandsons. She is loving her new role as Grandma and this would look perfect in her kitchen," Yeskey said. "Nothing is more effective at cheering somebody up than a hug and sweet treat from their Mom or Grammie."