Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!

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I’m giving you, my readers, an early holiday gift this year with my epic Frederick, Md Holiday Gift Guide!

These are high quality, unique holiday gift ideas from some of the best businesses in Frederick!

See how much I love you?!

Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md

Undoubtedly, we Fredericktonians are super spoiled due to the abundance of shopping choices we have right here in our town.

Needless to say, it’s a good problem to have, but where do you even begin your shopping when there’s so much to choose from?

For this reason, I decided to make your life a lot easier during this shopping season by getting your holiday gift guide list started, so you can check it off as soon as possible!

Holiday Gift Guide & Why Shopping Local Matters

Without a doubt, we all know that shopping local greatly benefits our Frederick community and business owners. 

Apart from this, why else does shopping in Frederick County matter?

Briefly, here are a few really good reasons:

  • Shopping local helps Frederick’s economy because money is spent and kept in our community.
  • You can actually get to know the very invested and passionate business owners.
  • Shopping local maintains Frederick’s unique, one-of-a-kind, local flavor. 
  • The customer service at small businesses is way better than what you’ll get at a retail chain!
  • You don’t have to fight the crowds when you shop small.
  • Enjoying a pleasant shopping experience results in less stress and hassle.
  • Items you’ll find at Frederick small businesses are so much more thoughtful, unique, personalized and exclusive.

Moreover, you’ll feel so much better knowing that you’ve supported small business owners right here where we live!

How I Came Up With This Holiday Gift Guide List

Unquestionably, I’ve personally enjoyed so many great experiences with Frederick County businesses through the years.

Therefore, I felt it was high time I shared with you some of my all-time favorites, all wrapped up in a holiday gift guide bow, just in time for the holidays!

In addition, to make it even easier for you the shopper, I decided to only include one business exclusive to each category.

Clearly, I am super excited with who I have included on my holiday gift guide and I know you will be too!

Finally, without further ado, I give you my Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md.

1. For The Person Who Loves the Beauty of Downtown Frederick: Doors of Frederick Poster

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Gifts for Everyone On Your List!

Doors of Frederick Poster
Mary Kate Battles – Creator
Email: [email protected]

Why I Love Doors of Frederick

You guys! I’ve known MK (Mary Kate) for many years as she took my headshots for this website as well as my social media platforms.

Indeed, MK is a very reputable, well-known photographer in the DMV area. 

Whatever MK sets out to do, she does it right!

Clearly, this Doors of Frederick project is no exception!

What a great gift this would be for anybody on your list who appreciates our beautiful Downtown Frederick as much as we do!

About Doors of Frederick

“Doors of Frederick is a personal project by photographer MK Battles sharing and celebrating the beautiful doors in our beloved historic city. After several years of admiring all the doors, MK decided to start documenting them. The poster is a way to share her project with others.”

“MK moved to Frederick in 2008 and instantly fell in love with the people and homes of Downtown Frederick. MK is a full-time professional photographer who focuses on business and lifestyle imagery with her company Mary Kate McKenna Photography. Her work can be seen in national magazines, on corporate materials, and, her favorite place, on the walls of hundreds of happy clients.”

2. For The Person Who Loves Handcrafted, Small Batch, Bath & Body Products: Single Barrel Soaps

Single Barrel Soaps
Lauren Pulz – Owner
Mt Airy, Maryland
(443) 300-7271

Why I love Single Barrel Soaps

I discovered Single Barrel Soaps on Instagram and absolutely love seeing in my feed all of her bright, colorful, and creative bath & body products!
I don’t know about you, but I can never have too many fun soaps and lotions!
Without a doubt, Single Barrel Soaps would be an awesome gift for anybody in your life who enjoys pampering themselves with fun bath & body products! 

About Single Barrel Soaps

“Hi! I’m Lauren and I am the creator and owner of Single Barrel Soaps.  I design and make handcrafted artisan soap, bath and body products in small, colorful batches that are inspired by my life and places I’ve lived.”
“My goal with Single Barrel Soaps is to give people a little piece of self care that they can have every day, for the five minutes a day they get to themselves, just for them.  As a mom of three I know how much those 5 minutes can mean for your sanity!!”

3. For a Rustic Getaway: Ole Mink Farm

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!

Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort
Davada Irons – Marketing Manager
12806 Mink Farm RD
Thurmont, MD  21788
(301) 271-7012

Why I Love Ole Mink Farm

I’ve partnered with Davada in the past, promoting Ole Mink Farm, and discovered that this recreation resort located right here in Frederick County, is one of Frederick’s best kept secrets!
Absolutely, Ole Mink Farm would be an awesome gift idea for the person who wants to go on a cozy getaway in the Catoctin Mountains!

About Ole Mink Farm

“Give the gift of a getaway at Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort, where you can make memories that last a lifetime! As a family-owned and operated small business, Ole Mink Farm still believes in old-fashioned charm and hospitality, so you may not want to leave! Their gift shop features unique souvenirs as well as other local products, including ice cream from a nearby dairy farm!”

4. For High Quality, Small Batch Spirits: Tenth Ward Distilling

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!
Monica Pearce – Founder & Boss Lady
55 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD
(301) 606-8645 (Cell)
“Each spirit tasting flight includes three (3) 0.5 oz pours of any available spirit on our tasting menu. Choose between a variety of whiskeys, liqueurs, gin, brandy, or even Maryland’s first and only absinthe!”

Why I Love Tenth Ward Distilling

Not only do I love me some Tenth Ward Distilling spirits, but also their cocktail lab is so much fun! 
I had the opportunity to taste test several of their cocktails last year when they teamed up with Flying Dog Brewery for their first Thanksgiving Pop-Up event. All of the cocktails were dysfunctional family themed, like their ‘Mom Stop Stouting At Me!’ cocktail.  Always a fun time at Tenth Ward!
Obviously, a Tenth Ward Distilling Company gift would be great for that ‘Whiskey Woman’ in your life or anybody who appreciates a good, high quality spirit!
2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!
“Tenth Ward Distilling Company is a woman-owned craft distillery located in the heart of historic Downtown Frederick. We are known for our unconventional and non-traditional approach to spirits.”

5. For Your Next Adventure: Tree Trekkers

Tree Trekkers Frederick
Ashley Schweinhart – Site & Marketing Manager
9560 Old National Pike
Frederick, Maryland 21701
(240) 680-5990
From what I’ve heard through my friends and readers, it’s an amazing experience and so much fun!
Undoubtedly, Tree Trekkers would be a great gift for anybody in your life who’s looking for an ‘experience’ type of gift.

About Tree Trekkers

“Support our local small business this holiday season by giving the gift of adventure. Climb, swing, and zip through the trees in 30 acres of protected forest. With 14 courses and 7 difficulty levels, there’s something fun for everyone.”

6. For A Clean House: Quality Cleaning Concept

Quality Cleaning Concepts
Karol Burgos – Owner
(301) 503-4473
Coupon Code: 15% off your initial cleaning if you mention Housewives of Frederick County’s holiday gift guide!

Why I love Quality Cleaning Concept

Both Terri and I have been using Quality Cleaning Concept as our house cleaners and we absolutely love them!
Their work is extremely meticulous, leaving your home smelling and feeling squeaky clean!
Definitely, Quality Cleaning Concept would be an amazing gift for the person who appreciates a clean home without having to do it themselves.

About Quality Cleaning Concept

“At Quality Cleaning Concept, we strive to provide unsurpassed service that produces big results. We have over 10 years of excellent and trustworthy experience so you can rest assured you will be 100% satisfied with our cleaning services.”

7. For Good Quality Makeup: Smooch! Studio

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!
Nicole Knight & Kendra Knight – Owners
8 N. East Street
Frederick, Md 21701 
(301) 694-5477

Why I Love Smooch! Studio

Terri and I tried Smooch! Studio’s services and products back in 2016 and absolutely fell in love!
As a matter of fact, we loved it so much after that first visit, that we wrote a blog post about it.
Particularly, their custom foundation and custom lip colors are so much fun and personalized specifically to your skin and color preferences.
You even get to name your lip color – Terri’s is ‘Housewife Hottie’! So fun!
Clearly, Smooch! Studio would be the perfect gift for the lady in your life who likes to look and feel her best!

About Smooch! Studio

“Smooch studio has something perfect for ladies of all ages!  Clean, non-toxic skincare & makeup, talented makeup pros who will teach you how to find a routine and look that’s just for your lifestyle and personal style. With custom foundation & custom lip color, It’s impossible to go wrong.”

8. For Pampering: Verbena Salon & Spa

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!
Victoria Vieira – Spa Manager
15 West 7th St.
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 575-5333

Why Verbena Salon & Spa is in My Holiday Gift Guide

I heard about Verbena Salon & Spa through my Facebook readers when one of my readers asked for recommendations as to where she should get her lashes done.
As a result, multiple people raved about Verbena Salon & Spa for their eyelash services, as well as their other spa services.
Hence, this would be a great gift for the ladies and gentlemen in your lives who love to be pampered!

About Verbena Salon & Spa

“A couples massage is the perfect holiday gift & getaway to connect and de-stress together. Verbena Salon & Spa offers a wide array of relaxing and rejuvenating services including: facials, massages, body treatments, eyelash extensions, waxing, nails, and hair services.”

9. Olive & Basket

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!
Sharon Streb – Owner
5231 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(240) 439-4447
Email: [email protected]

Why I Love Olive & Basket

Terri and I go to Olive & Basket anytime we’re looking for a unique, gourmet gift for that someone special.
Their selection of oils and vinegars from all over the world is super impressive. And you get to taste them before you buy them!
The owner, Sharon, and her sister Cindy are the nicest people and so helpful whenever we visit their shop.
Olive & Basket would be the perfect high quality, consumable gourmet gift for the person who seems to have everything!

About Olive & Basket

“Olive & Basket is a great place to shop for the holidays because we offer the gift of food ❤❤. We help you save time and find the perfect gift especially for those who have everything! We carry over 300 gourmet food items.”

10. For A Photographer: SarahRachael Photography

SarahRachael Photography
Sarah Rachael – Owner
(301) 906-0033

Why SarahRachael Photography is in my Holiday Gift Guide

I met Sarah Rachael through Instagram and absolutely love her photographic approach to telling peoples’ stories.
A SarahRachael Photography gift would be perfect for anyone on your gift list who enjoys capturing the special milestones in their life with their loved ones.

About SarahRachael Photography

“SarahRachael Photography is offering unique extra long mini sessions with extra full image galleries. 
Family Sessions, Children Sessions, Maternity/Newborn Sessions, Engagement/Pop the Question Sessions and Boudoir Sessions all make great gifts for the holidays. 30 minutes, 20 images $450 – artful memories that last a lifetime.”

11. For Custom, Handmade Jewelry: InBloom Jewelry

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!
Stacey Krantz – Owner, Custom Jewelry Designer & Goldsmith
6801 Maryland Ave
Braddock Heights, MD 21714
Open Saturdays and Sundays 11-5 
Starting November 28th – December 20th
Weekday Solo Shopping by appointment 

Why I love InBloom Jewelry

Both Terri and I absolutely love Stacey Krantz and her beautiful jewelry studio located in Braddock Heights, Md.
Stacey created for my sister and me a one-of-a-kind pendant with our beloved parents’ signatures inscribed on the back. Here’s the story behind our pendants.
Needless to say, our pendants absolutely mean the world to us and are held very close to our hearts.
She specializes in recycling old jewelry pieces and creating something beautiful and new with them! Check out my blog post, Custom Jewelry: Handmade & Reinvented with InBloom Jewelry.
Stacey is a master at creating gorgeous pieces with a special meaning behind them!
Without a doubt, InBloom Studio would be the perfect gift for the person who appreciates unique, beautifully crafted, high quality jewelry pieces.

About InBloom Jewelry

“InBloom Jewelry has beautiful botanically inspired jewelry including sterling silver classics, custom fine jewelry and locally handmade gifts. All are available during our annual Holiday Open Studios. 
Stop by and shop local!”

12. For A Personal Chef: Home Cooking Solutions

Home Cooking Solutions
Home Cooking Solutions Personal Chef Services
Chef Ririka Evans – Owner
Based in Frederick, MD  
Phone: (240) 557-3339

Why Home Cooking Solutions is in my Holiday Gift Guide

I found Ririka Evans on Instagram and will be trying out her home cooking services next week! 

She will be coming to our home, groceries in hand, to make our family a wonderful dinner for us based on our dietary needs and food preferences.

Namely, we chose a Japanese style meal, which happens to be something she specializes in. 

Definitely, Home Cooking Solutions would be a great gift idea for the person who gets tired of cooking and would love a meal made in their home by a personal chef!

About Home Cooking Solutions

“Do you want to spend more time with your family during the holiday season?  With Personal Chef In-Home Meal Prep Services, you can have free time and healthy delicious meals at your home!”

13. For the Art Lover: Mary Beth Heiser Pawling Art

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!

Mary Beth Heiser Pawling – Artist
(410) 382-1375

Why Mary Beth Heiser Pawling Art is in my Holiday Gift Guide

Instagram is also where I discovered Mary Beth Heiser Pawling’s beautiful artwork! Gotta love Instagram!
In this case, I was scrolling through Instagram and had to stop and scroll back up because her stunning art really caught my eye.
Due to the fact that I’ve always loved flowers and floral images, I really admire Mary Beth’s talent!
For example, she seems to seamlessly capture the intricate details of flowers and floral arrangements, giving them texture and depth on the canvas. 
In addition, during this unique holiday shopping time, Mary Beth welcomes COVID safe appointments in her Home Gallery. She posts short videos & photos of her latest work on Instagram and FB. Not only does she paint flowers, but she’s currently finishing up a painting of Culler Lake and plans to paint more local spots. Commissions are gladly accepted.  She would love to work with YOU to help create the perfect art for YOUR space!    
Absolutely, Mary Beth Heiser Pawling’s art would be the perfect gift for that person who appreciates bright, cheerful, gorgeous original oil paintings.

About Mary Beth Heiser Pawling’s Art

“Bring nature’s beauty into your home this holiday season with an original Oil Painting by Frederick’s own Mary Beth Heiser Pawling ~ View work via Instagram/Facebook or message for home gallery appointment.” 

14. For Good Coffee: Dublin Roasters Coffee Inc.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!

Dublin Roasters Coffee, Inc.
1780 N. Market St.
Frederick, Md 21703
(301) 228-9367

Why I Love Dublin Roasters Coffee 

Terri and I have always gravitated to Dublin Roasters Coffee whenever we need to go somewhere to get a good cup of coffee and sit and talk for a while.

The owner, Serina Roy, is the nicest person you’ll ever meet and is always using her business to help others through charities and donations.

A few years back, we held a huge Sparkle & Spirits holiday party at a local restaurant and Serina was one of the first people we asked for a raffle prize donation to benefit Blessings in a Backpack.

As always, she was quick to respond with several gift certificates from Dublin.

Serina takes great pride in her coffee, her shop, and the patrons who visit there. 

Clearly, a holiday gift from Dublin Roasters would be perfect for anybody on your list!

About Dublin Roasters Coffee

“Dublin Roasters is not your typical coffeehouse – simply put, we are fueled by love and positivity. From the beginning, we envisioned Dublin Roasters as more than just a place to get coffee. We have created a comfortable, inviting, safe, atmosphere and we strive to always be an integral part of this great community, in a number of amazing ways.  We regularly participate in School fundraisers, donations to all that have the need, network and find solutions in the community, donate our space for groups, and anything else the community can dream up.”

15. For Beautification: Branded

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!

Jessi Huffer
4333 Deer Spring Road
Middletown MD 21769
Email: [email protected]

Why Branded is in My Holiday Gift Guide

First of all, how cool is the name of Jessi’s business? 

Terri happens to know Jessi and knows her as someone who has a very strong work ethic!

Needless to say, whatever Jessi sets her mind to do, she does it very well.

So, I included her in my gift guide because don’t we all want to increase our confidence without having to put a lot of effort into it?

Jessi’s services can allow you to truly and honestly say ‘I woke up like this!’

About Branded

“Branded: A One Stop Confidence Studio that provides affordable beauty to those who want an effortless look. We provide lash extensions, spray tans, permanent eyeliner, micro blading, ombre brows, henna brows, brow tinting and shaping.” 

“Branded, is owned and operated by Jessi Huffer in Middletown, MD. Jessi holds multiple Scalpa Certifications, and is always striving to further her education by staying up to date with the latest training and beauty trends.”

“Our goal at Branded is to create effortless beauty that simplifies your lifestyle, and makes you feel more confident than ever before.”

“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence” 

16. Avenue 1028

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md: Something for Everyone On Your List!

Avenue 1028
Karissa Kalbflesh
Located at Branded Studio:
4333 Deer Spring Road
Middletown MD 21769
Email: [email protected]

Why Avenue 1028 is in my Holiday Gift Guide

We love finding new, small, local businesses to support!

Karissa’s Avenue 1028 boutique is as new, small, & local as you can get!

Plus, we absolutely love the fun and fashionable women’s apparel & the super cute home decor items she sells!

About Avenue 1028

“Avenue 1028 is an online chic boutique located at Branded Studio in Middletown MD. We carry a variety of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Our online boutique features affordable styles to keep up with the current fashion trends.”

“Karissa, owner of Avenue 1028 started this business because of her love of fashion and design. Karissa has extensive knowledge of the fashion industry, and strives to bring fashion, positivity and community to our customers.”

“Our vision is that all women are beautiful: and that beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” 

So there you have it! My Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md!
Now, it’s time to start shopping and checking off your list!
Above all, share this list, so that as many people as possible can take advantage of all of these amazing local businesses!
Happy Holidays everyone!
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