We’re giving you, our readers, an early holiday gift this year with our first ever, epic Frederick, Md Holiday Gift Guide!
Not only are we giving you high quality, unique holiday gift ideas from some of the best businesses in Frederick, but also our readers get exclusive access to reader-only discounts!
See how much we love you?!
This post is sponsored by participating businesses. All opinions are my own.
2020 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, we 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!
Our 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 We Came Up With Our Holiday Gift Guide List
Unquestionably, we’ve personally enjoyed so many great experiences with Frederick County businesses through the years.
Therefore, we felt it was high time we shared with you some of our 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, we decided to only include one business exclusive to each category.
Clearly, we are super excited with who we were able to get on our holiday gift guide and we know you will be too!
Finally, without further ado, we give you our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, Md.
1. For The Person Who Loves the beauty of Downtown Frederick: Doors of Frederick Poster
Why we love Doors of Frederick
You guys! We’ve known MK (Mary Kate) for many years as she took our headshots for our website and our 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
Why we love Single Barrel Soaps
About Single Barrel Soaps
3. For The Person Who wants to Enjoy a Rustic Getaway: Ole Mink Farm
Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort
Davada Irons – Marketing Manager
12806 Mink Farm RD
Thurmont, MD 21788
Coupon Code: $25 off a 2 night reservation if you mention HOUSEWIVES. Not valid on holidays or with other discounts.
Why we love Ole Mink Farm
About Ole Mink Farm
4. For the person who appreciates high quality, small batch spirits: Tenth Ward Distilling
Why we love Tenth Ward Distilling
About Tenth Ward Distilling
5. For the person looking for their next adventure: Tree Trekkers
Why Tree Trekkers is in our Holiday Gift Guide
About Tree Trekkers
6. For the Person who Loves a Clean house: Quality Cleaning Concept
Why we love Quality Cleaning Concept
About Quality Cleaning Concept
7. For the person who appreciates good quality makeup: Smooch! Studio
Why we love Smooch! Studio
About Smooch! Studio
8. For the person who Loves to Be Pampered: Verbena Salon & Spa
Frederick, MD 21701
Why Verbena Salon & Spa is in our Holiday Gift Guide
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
Frederick, MD 21704
Email: [email protected]
Why we love Olive & Basket
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 the person who wants to document the important moments in their life: SarahRachael Photography
Why SarahRachael Photography is in our Holiday Gift Guide
About SarahRachael Photography
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 the person who appreciates custom, handmade jewelry: InBloom Jewelry
Why we love InBloom Jewelry
About InBloom Jewelry
12. For the person who appreciates home cooking without having to do it themselves: Home Cooking Solutions
Chef Ririka Evans – Owner
Why Home Cooking Solutions is in our Holiday Gift Guide
We 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
Why Mary Beth Heiser Pawling Art is in our Holiday Gift Guide
About Mary Beth Heiser Pawling’s Art
14. Dublin Roasters Coffee Inc.
Dublin Roasters Coffee, Inc.
1780 N. Market St.
Frederick, Md 21703
Coupon Code: Use code “Housewives10” on our website for a 10% discount valid from now until 12/31/2020
Why we 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.”
Why Branded is in our 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, we included her in our 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!’
“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
Why Avenue 1028 is in our 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.”