Nov. 23

Nov. 23

Gift guide 2011: 10 gifts with Baltimore flavor






Sloop Betty Vodka



$31.99

Area liquor stores; see sloopbetty.com/location.html Can't have a holiday without a little holiday cheer. So stand out from the crowd by giving Sloop Betty, a Maryland-made, handcrafted wheat vodka.




T-shirts from Gimmickwear




$12.99 and up
gimmickwear.com

Helping define Baltimore beyond crabs and Natty Boh, Gimmickwear's T-shirt classics include line drawings of street scenes in several Baltimore neighborhoods. Or choose from other Baltimore-themed shirts including "Baltimore, Home of the Hoff" (yes, David Hasselhoff was born in Baltimore), "All My Ex's Live in Essex" and a line of J Roddy Walston tees.




Rat Czar "I heart Baltimore" bag




$18
Trohv, 921 W. 36th St., Hampden; trohvshop.com

Shop in style, Hon, with this custom-printed bag by local artist Matt Fouse. It's a hot item and sells alongside T-shirts ($24) and bumper stickers ($3.95) of the same design.




Artwork by Nancy Lee Mitchell




$10 and up
Sideshow at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Federal Hill; avam.org

Give the gift of art as only AVAM can serve up. Mitchell's work is bright, whimsical and affordable, perfect for anyone on your list. (Pictured: Day of the Dead skeleton, $34)




Dinner for two at Charleston




$300+
1000 Lancaster St., Harbor East; charlestonrestaurant.com