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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 09, 2017 09:00AM

Gifts for the Adventurous

Blue Skies! Prices Vary Turn that life long dream of flight into a lifestyle. 

Vespa Scooter $3,000-5,000 Vespa is not only the oldest Scooter Company in the world, but they remain the industry leader in engineering and design—constantly working to build the best performing and most reliable scooters ever made. 

Puzzled about your Holiday gift idea? Prices Vary This year, give the gift of an experience—an immersive escape room adventure at Mission Escape Rooms. It’s like a real life game of clue! Order a gift voucher this holiday for friends and family.

Gifts for the Techie

Snapchat Spectacles $129.99 Record 10-second videos with these shades and upload directly to

HTC Vive $599 Turn your living room into a virtual reality “playground” with this personal VR headset and

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition $500 The latest gaming device from acclaimed Microsoft is released this month.

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer $130 Handheld, easy-to-use, quick print photo device for sharing prints on the go.

BlueSmart Series Two Suitcase $358 High-tech suitcase with GPS, built-in charger, and more digital accessories.

Gifts for the Gourmand

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Harvest Touch $230 Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more with this smart countertop garden.

Nielsen-Massey World Vanillas $43 Set of extracts of vanilla from Mexico, Tahiti, and Madagascar.

Season Up! Deluxe Crate $94.95 The copy should read: Season up with eight grinder blends and fill a spice cabinet with an array of enticing flavors. This deluxe crate is a tasteful gift for all seasons. Perfect for new homeowners, newlyweds, novice cooks, and home chefs. 

Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender $650 Next level blender features settings and extras for all tastes and

Circa Bacon Tray Set $29 Ceramic bacon tray features ruffle fluted rim and “Don’t go bacon my heart” sentiment.

Art for Everyday Living Prices vary Cotton tea towels featuring the original watercolor painting, “Foxglove” by Canadian artist, Lindsay Rempel. These cotton twill tea towels are both beautiful and functional. They feature steadfast inks, a hang ribbon, and careful hand finishing. The perfect gift for the art lover in your life—additional tea towels and baby blankets featuring Lindsay’s work are available.

Crafthouse by Fortessa Cocktail Smoking Box $250 Infuse cocktails and foods with savory smoke.

Gifts for the In-Laws

Schott-Zwiesel Taste Wine Glasses $84 Each glass has been sized and shaped for optimal aeration so you’re able to experience the nuances in every sip. 

Festive Bouquets Prices vary No matter how you celebrate the holidays, The Gateway Florist believes they should be full of color. Don’t just settle for a white Christmas. Discover a wide variety of colorful arrangements from What’s Up? Annapolis’ twelve-time Best Florist. 410-263-8141;

Marimekko Teapot $115 Made with white stoneware, this three-piece teapot has a natural wood handle for pouring.

Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Prices vary.Once-per-year specially-made holiday treat available in 1-lb. tins and various assortments.

The Coffee Table Coffee Table Book From $30 Yes, someone actually made this book (of Seinfeld fame). Charts the history and fashions of the coffee table.

Caspian Cuff by Julie Vos $245 Three luminous oval pearls surrounded by a vine beautifully realized in a mixed metal finish. Fits all wrists. 24K gold plate. New for Fall/Winter 2017. To browse the latest collections available from Julie Vos Jewelry, visit our showroom or shop online.

Gifts for the Connoisseur

Cohiba Behike 52 Cuban Cigars $1,023 for box of ten The Bentley of cigars; rolled with the finest Volado, Seco, and Ligero leaves, as well the rare Medio Tiempo leaves.

Monthly Cheese Selection $549/12 months Formaggio Kitchen provides three season cheeses (1.5 pounds total) each month.

Cheese and Charcuterie Board Prices vary This holiday season host the best party on the Eastern Shore or romance the love of your life with a custom cheese and charcuterie board by Chester River Wine & Cheese. Kick it up a notch with a bottle from Jenn & John’s collection of hand selected wine & fine sprits.

Get Crafty Starts at $25 Give the gift of the area’s finest craft beers in a 32 oz or 64 oz growler paired with a gift card for sampling delicious libations served fresh and cold from 12 rotating taps at Fishpaws Marketplace.

Bottle of Rare Wine Prices vary The Rare Wine Company sells pristine older bottles and reserves.

Craft Beer Club Membership $42/month12 beers and their history every month.

Gifts for the Boater

EcoXGear EcoCarbon Speaker $129 Waterproof, wireless, and bluetooth capable speaker system for wet or dry outdoor

Costa Harpoon Polarized Sunglasses $249 With 100 percent polarized and optional mirrored lenses, these nylon sunglasses are built for anglers and boaters. Multiple lens options available.

Yeti Coolers Roadie 20 Cooler $200 Compact body and rotomolded construction keeps ice long and is built to last.

Helly Hansen Sailing Duffel $180 Features Helly Tech® Professional 100% Waterproof main fabric and reflective elements.

Gifts for the Health Guru

Fitbit Surge $200 The latest model of the most popular fitness tracker/watch offers many bell and whistles.

Lulu Lemon City Adventurer Backpack $128 Stylish and intended to hold your sweaty gear, water bottle, and more.

GNC On-the-Go Blender $20 Quickly make smoothies and shakes to take on the go.

“The Organic Cook’s Bible” by Jeff Cox Prices vary Details organic ingredients and how to choose, store, and prepare them. Digital and print editions available from multiple retailers.

Gifts for the Pet Lover

Umbra FishHotel Aquarium $40 Glass fishbowl with white ABS plastic outer shell.

Petnet SmartFeeder $149 Automatic pet feeder for dogs and cats, controllable from your smart phone.

Hammacher Schlemmer Feline’s Laser Chasing Scratch Post $80 Cats. Lasers. Need we say more?

Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor $80 Combines cellular and GPS technology to give you fast and accurate tracking of your pet nationwide.

Gifts for the Teen

Spotify Premium Subscription $9.99/month Anyone’s favorite music, plus new discoveries at the touch of a finger.

Suede Mini Rocker Speaker Chair by PBTeen $159 Compatible with hand-held and desktop electronic devices, this rocking chair has built-in speakers.

Audio-Technica Direct Drive Professional Turntable $299.99 Professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor and a USB, plus more.

Decadent Dream Tower by Godiva Chocolatiers $180 Seven boxes of Godiva’s signature sweets stack up to please any chocolate lover.

Gifts for the Whole Family

Spikeball $53 A new game described as volleyball meets foursquare. 

18ct Gold Plate Triple Disc Drop Earrings $130 These shimmering discs playfully reflect the light and are textured with felt to give a soft finish. All pieces available in sterling silver and 18ct gold plate over sterling silver are hand-crafted in London by Cara Tonkin, our featured holiday designer.

14k Yellow Gold Australian Opal Doublet Necklace with 1.52ctw Diamonds $3900 Custom-made by Little Treasury Jewelers.

Apple TV From $149 Stream your favorite entertainment and apps directly to your television.

Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Compressor $400 Easy-to-use ice cream maker has automatic hardness settings for flawless frozen desserts.

Mizerak Dynasty Space Saver 6.5 Foot Pool Table $500-plus Scaled down pool table made for smaller rooms. Various retailers