Gift Giving Guide for 2011 - Harford County Favorites
Gift Guide for 2011 Holiday Season
Wheely bug toys are popular this season and sold at Tiny Toes on Main Street in Bel Air. (Supplied by Wheely Bugs / October 3, 2011)
islandjackonline.com or 410-939-4414
Need a gift for the woman who has it all? Take a trip to Island Jack in downtown Havre de Grace. The small shop carries the complete line of Vera Bradley products, including the carry-it-all wristlet. Especially designed to fit smartphones, the wristlet, which is available for $40, also comes with four card slots, a zippered coin pouch, ID window and a bill slot. “It's a great, versatile item for women on the go,” says Kelly Falkenstine, owner of Island Jack. “You can grab it and throw it in your purse and it's really cost effective.”
Bornfriend's Fine Pens & Crafts
Pens crafted from wood and designed by local artist Bryan Bornfriend are unique and functional gifts for the men in your life. Based in Jarrettsville, Bryan began crafting fountain, ballpoint and roller ball pens earlier this year as a hobby. “Every product is handmade and the quality is excellent,” Bryan says.
Bryan also makes darts, bottle openers, magnifying glasses, shaving sets and shoehorns. His products are available for sale online and at Harford Winery in Forest Hill, Jarrettsville Pharmacy and Bella Patri Consignment Store in Jarrettsville. A portion of the proceeds is donated to charity.
vincentidecoys.com or 410-734-7709
Founded in 1986 by husband-and-wife team Patrick and Jeannie Vincenti, Vincenti Decoys is American folk art at its best. The couple makes Upper Chesapeake Bay-style decoys inside their Churchville shop. In their Havre de Grace store, the Vincentis sell antique collectable decoys from the Chesapeake Bay region, decoy making supplies, decoy carving tools and decoy lamps among other products.
heartbeatbelair.com or 410-420-0425
Show Grandma how much you love her with handbags and jewelry from Brighton, available at HeartBeat Boutique in downtown Bel Air. The Roselie Shine coin purse is available for $92 in a variety of colors, including orange, green and fuchsia. Or get her a “Grandmother” ID bracelet for $33.