'A Christmas Carol' gift guide

To get into the holiday spirit, we teamed with the cast of "A Christmas Carol" from Chesapeake Shakespeare Company— which recently moved into its permanent building downtown on South Calvert Street — to help showcase this year's gift guide. Set on the backdrop of Gramercy Mansion in Stevenson, we matched gifts to characters from the production, such as Tiny Tim and Scrooge. Use the guide for ideas to shop for the favorite character in your life. You can catch the "Christmas Carol" characters in real life during Chesapeake Shakespeare's production, which runs Nov. 29-Dec. 23.

Scrooge, Gregory Burgess


Penny-pinching gifts don't have to be a bad thing. These price-conscious finds pack a punch.

Handkerchiefs, $30, Gian Marco Menswear


Orchard Cherry cordial, $23.99, Spirits of Mt. Vernon

Elizabeth Arden fragrance sampler, $28.50, Macy's

Cuisinart hand blender, $19.99, Macy's

Kinderhook salted chocolate chip cookies, $5, Trohv


Leah T Spencer wooden art, $24, Trohv

Mason jar, $24.98, Trohv

Baby Nambe feeding set, $30, The Store Ltd.

Oliver Weber earrings, $30, Bijoux Inspired Jewels

"Rebel" lipstick, $17.50, MAC Cosmetics

"Feline" eye pencil, $17.50, MAC Cosmetics

Japanese silicone pouches and purses, $8-$16.50, The Store Ltd.

Tiny Tim, Wilson Pratt

These options are sure to please the youngsters in your life.

19-piece Hot Wheels toy car set, $30, Macy's

Band in a Box by Melissa & Doug, $24.99, Macy's

Aaah! Dinosaur, $28, Wee Chic

Mayoral vest, $68, Wee Chic

Zither Heaven ukulele, $75, aMuse Toys

Fun Gripper soccer bar, $17.99, aMuse Toys

Bunny Munny bank, $44, Wee Chic

Assorted books, $20, The Pied Piper

Monster Treads Farm Armor Shake N Sounds, $29.99 each, Toys R Us and John Deere dealers

Monster Treads radio-controlled Gator, $59.99, Toys R Us and John Deere Dealers

Zuny giraffe, $110, Wee Chic

Authentic Models miniature hot air ballon, $44, Wee Chic

Authentic Models sailboat, $65 for set of two boats, Wee Chic

MadPax backpack, $50, Wee Chic

Mrs. Cratchit, Molly Moores

These finds are geared toward your favorite leading lady.

Brush set, $38, Sephora

Buxom lip gloss sampler, $59, Sephora

Laura Mercier eye color quartet, $38, Sephora

Tarte gold makeup kit, $42, Sephora

Julie Vos bracelets, $145-$345, Trillium

Amazing Grace "Philosophy" fragrance and beauty set, $88, Sephora

HydroPeptide anti-wrinkle polish pump peel, $78, dermstore.com

Waterford crystal bowl, $30, Macy's

Assorted Godiva chocolates, $30, Macy's

Alexa Tote mini by Danielle Nicole, $78,

Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme, $67, hugoboss.com

Hugo Boss cologne, $75, hugoboss.com

Michael Kors dyed forest green lamb coat, $7,995, Mano Swartz

Barefoot Dreams robe, $140, Bare Necessities

Kobo leather mahogany candle, $38, Trohv

Assorted brushes, $15-$24, MAC Cosmetics

Andre Lorent brush set, $27.50, andrelorentskincare.com

Andre Lorent anti-oxidant eye wrinkle repair creme, $29.95, andrelorentskincare.com

Andre Lorent extreme anti-cellulite cream, $29.95, andrelorentskincare.com

Mr. Cratchit, Michael P. Sullivan

Present these feel-good gifts to the man of the house.

Fiesta dinner set in poppy, $56, Macy's

Vital Industries whiskey glasses, $12, Becket Hitch

Rifle Paper Co. recipe box, Trohv

Jonathan Adler whale butter dish, $64, Trohv

Kitchen Supply Co. tea pot, $18, Trohv

Dom Perignon champagne, $675, Bin 604

Orville Redenbacher's Fountain Hot Air Popper by Presto, $49.99, Macy's

Provence Platter cheese tray, $335, Becket Hitch

Gold pillow, $34.95, Pier 1 Imports

Velvet slippers, $495, Gian Marco Menswear

Hotel Collection quill throw, $200, Macy's

"The Essential Bar Book" by Jennifer Fiedler, $19.99, Becket Hitch

Mount Cabot maple syrup, $17.50, Trohv

Metallic gold pillow, $29.95, Pier 1 Imports

Chuao candy bars, $6, Trohv

Sir/Madam tea cup, $18, Trohv

"How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman, $35, Trohv

Ghost of Christmas Past, Laura Rocklyn

These timeless gifts stand the test of time, whether they be vintage, retro or period pieces.

Vintage turtle brooch, $1,000, Bijoux Inspired Jewels

Tag Heuer watch, $1,700, Bijoux Inspired Jewels

Sailboat, $29.99, David's on the Avenue

Chanel print, $20, David's on the Avenue

Antique brass lunch pail, $119, David's on the Avenue

Candlestick, $69, David's on the Avenue

"Downton Abbey" Seasons 1-4 DVD box set, $99.99, shoppbs.org

Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion Bordeaux, $165, Bin 604

Bicycle sculpture, $39.95, Pier 1 Imports

Cassidy tealight centerpiece, $39.95, Pier 1 Imports

Vintage amethyst necklace, $1,650, Bijoux Inspired Jewels

Vintage amethyst ring, $2,250, Bijoux Inspired Jewels

Evocateur vintage necklace, $375, Trillium

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