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Gift guide: Have a Very Harford Holiday!
We scoured local shops for unique, popular and sure-to-please gift ideas. Happy shopping! -- Samantha Iacia, Catherine Mallette and Jennifer Broadwater
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Beeswax votive from Two Sisters Gallery, Bel Air.
These Hanukkah-themed wine stoppers would make a lovely hostess gift for a dinner party. Set of 2, $7.99, Target.
There's an ever-changing inventory of one-of-a-kind wares from around the world at Becky Collins' global fair trade gallery. We¿re partial to the exquisitely handcrafted instruments like the Indonesian Java Drum (15.5 inches tall, $75) Doodads: A Global Fair Trade Gallery, Havre de Grace.
There's an ever-changing inventory of one-of-a-kind wares at Becky Collins' global fair trade gallery. We're partial to the exquisitely handcrafted instruments like the Rebana Frame Drums (7.5-inch diameter, $39; 9-inch diameter, $45, Doodads: A Global Fair Trade Gallery, Havre de Grace.
There's an ever-changing inventory of one-of-a-kind wares from around the world at Becky Collins' global fair trade gallery. We're partial to the exquisitely handcrafted instruments like the bean pod rattle from Camaroon ($26). Doodads: A Global Fair Trade Gallery, Havre de Grace.
Our favorite local candy shop helps you spoil your dog with vanilla-dipped dog treats. Nine for $3.95. Bomboy's Home Made Candy, Havre de Grace.PPC ph-mg-har2-Gift Guide-2
Treat your best friend to a Boots & Barkley holiday dog bowl and treat Jar. $9.99 each, Target, Bel Air, Aberdeen, Abingdon.
The array of choices at this shop is mouthwatering. "Havre de Mints" make a nice after-dinner sweet. Prices vary. Bomboy's Home Made Candy, Havre de Grace.
The array of choices at this shop is mouthwatering. Popular "jumbo crabs" are composed of cashews, caramel and either dark or milk chocolate. Prices vary. Bomboy's Home Made Candy, Havre de Grace.
The array of choices at this shop is mouthwatering. Truffles come in decadent flavors like amaretto, Grand Marnier, coffee and Irish cream. Prices vary. Bomboy's Home Made Candy, Havre de Grace.
Playskool Sesame Street's new Big Hugs Elmo is one of the top 15 toys of the season, say the folks at Toys "R" Us. And why not? He says fun phrases, sings songs, asks you to cuddle and then hugs you back. $49, Toys "R" Us; $59.95, Target.
The extra-soft Jellycat bashful penguin (size medium) is the perfect bedtime snuggle buddy. $20, Tiny Toes, Bel Air.
Mud Pie'¿s knit hat with felt antlers, eyes and a red nose honors the most wonderful reindeer of all. $22.50, Tiny Toes, Bel Air.
The Razor Crazy Cart goes fast, spins in 360-degree circles and is a clear indulgence. We suggest helmet-wearing, please. $349.99, Toys "R" Us, Bel Air.
The Shimmer 'n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Rubber Band Bracelet Maker turns everyday objects into one-of-a-kind jewelry statements. $14.99, Toys "R" Us, Bel Air.
Melissa and Doug'¿s 10-piece Band-in-a-Box set includes a drum, triangle, maracas and miniature cymbals. $25, Tiny Toes, Bel Air.
One-of-a-kind wire and glass bead animal sculptures are intricately crafted by hand in South Africa. The shop's menagerie currently includes a lion, flamingo, pelican, parrot and this 8-inch-tall zebra ($52). Sizes and prices vary. Doodads: A Global Fair Trade Gallery, Havre de Grace.
Make a statement in the professional realm with these masculine handcrafted wood pieces. Argentium sterling silver cuff links, $64. Two Sisters Gallery, Bel Air.
The limited-edition Torres S23 watch features a hand-painted dial and antiqued brass, silver and copper band that continues to oxidize over time, making the piece as individual as its wearer. $330, Two Sisters Gallery, Bel Air.
Extend Purple Friday to accessories, too, with a DaVinci necklace and earring set, which combines various styles of metal and glass. $26.99, Pizzazz, Havre de Grace.
Exclusive to Saxon's Diamond Centers, this white sterling silver Charles Krypell collection includes intricate scrollwork adorned with luxurious black sapphires. Pendant, $895. Toggle bracelet, $1,895. Ring, $895. Saxon's Diamond Centers, Bel Air and Aberdeen.
This 14-karat diamond pendant from Saxon's marriage symbol collection features two circles joining as one. 18 inches long. $2,795. Saxon's Diamond Centers, Aberdeen and Bel Air..
This sterling silver monogrammed necklace will be a go-to accent piece for years to come. $76, B. Fabulous, Bel Air.
The patent-leather ID card and phone case by Brighton makes a practical stocking stuffer. Large enough to hold a cell phone, it features a clear ID window, interior zipper compartment, key ring, and holds up to four credit cards. $60 each, Heartbeat, Bel Air.
One of the biggest trends for this year's holiday season, Alex and Ani's charm bangles are designed to be stacked together for a look that's eclectic and customized. Each bracelet is accompanied by a message card explaining its meaning. $28 each, The Pink Silhouette, Bel Air.
Give the daring woman or man in your life flight lessons with gift certificates from Harford Air. harfordair.com or 410-836-2828.
Garmin's waterproof Forerunner 10 GPS watch provides lap pace and average speed data, stores personal records and has Garmin Connect capability to map each completed run. $129.99, Charm City Run, Bel Air.
Bundle her up in this faux-fur infinity scarf in black and brown. $24.99, Target, Bel Air, Aberdeen, Abingdon.
Find the cat of your family's dreams at Rescue Me at the Harford Mall. The Humane Society operates this deluxe cat adoption center and boutique. Near Sears, between Visionworks and Men's Wearhouse. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Holiday hours may vary. 696 Bel Air Road, Bel Air.
The silver and gold metallic threads of this silk Elsa blouse by Lilly Pulitzer are equally eye-catching when dressed up with a pencil skirt and heels or dressed down with jeans and flats. $168, The Pink Silhouette, Bel Air.
Make a statement in the professional realm with these masculine handcrafted wood pieces. Steel business card holder, $53. Two Sisters Gallery, Bel Air.
At just 1.5 pounds, the SoundLink mini speaker from Bose is a portable, wireless sound system with Bluetooth capabilities to play music, videos and games, all from the palm of your hand. In orange (shown), silver, green or blue. $224.90, Best Buy, Bel Aor.
Designed to hold a pillar candle, this deer in jockey attire looks fetching even when he's not put into service. $38. One of many Hunt Country-themed items at Ladew Topiary Gardens gift shop, Monkton. (Note: Open only Dec. 13-15 for Christmas Open House.)
Pinecone candles with a touch of glitter will enhance a dining table all season long. Small, medium and large, $6-$38. Ladew Topiary Gardens gift shop, Monkton. (Note: Open only Dec. 13-15 for Christmas Open House.)
Add more cheer to a friend's happy hour with a hand-painted wine goblet. $24.99, Pizzazz, Have de Grace.
Perfect for work, a daytrip and year-round use, this roomy faux-leather tote adds a pop of color to any outfit with its raspberry hue. $52, The Pink Silhouette, Bel Air.
The American-made "Purply Pear" shoulder bag by Stephanie Dawn masters both utility and style with plenty of interior and exterior pockets. $53, Pizzazz, Havre de Grace.
With more than 80 holiday-themed question cards, this game from Melissa and Doug is sure to be a hit during Christmas dessert. $9.99, Tiny Toes, Bel Air.
This Parisian-inspired ensemble by Deux Par Deux is classic in all black. The tulle skirt and lace details add a touch of whimsy. Top, $42 and skirt, $74, Tiny Toes, Bel Air.
Display this high-gloss ceramic vase in a room with plenty of natural light to see its iridescent shades of blue and green sparkle. $52, Two Sisters Gallery, Bel Air.
With metallic silver details and girly bows, this silver sweater dress from the Biscotti and Kate Mack collection is perfectly luxe for the holidays. $82, Tiny Toes, Bel Air.
Perfect for an aspiring princess, this crown kit from New Zealand brand Seedling comes with glitter, gemstones and ribbon decorations. $35, Tiny Toes, Bel Air.
Solmate's Socktinis are knit using recycled cotton and are intentionally mismatched to eliminate the fuss of finding a matching pair. $20, Two Sisters Gallery, Bel Air.
Santa gets a makeover with the bright red cool Claus shirt by Wes and Willy. $30, Tiny Toes, Bel Air.
This boy's cotton stripe hoodie by Tea is a versatile piece for cold-weather layering. (Pants sold separately.) $59, Tiny Toes, Bel Air.
Beeswax votive from Two Sisters Gallery, Bel Air.
Robert Hamilton / Baltimore Sun
/ October 2, 2013 )
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