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.
Danielle DiFerdinando( Handout photo / October 25, 2012 )
Handbag maker Danielle DiFerdinando wanted to share some of her big-city style with her mother this holiday. The Ellicott City native, now based in New York, decided on giving her mother a coral branch cuff bracelet from Chibi Jewels in New York City. It's one of her favorite jewelry pieces. "I usually wear two, and they look great when you layer on the arm candy," said DiFerdinando, whose own bags are stocked in the likes of Nordstrom and Kitson.