921 W 36th St.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
Located in the ultra-hip shopping district of Hampden, Trohv is a rustic-chic accessories, furniture and home goods store. This is the go-to place in the area for the perfect gift. The shop’s selection offers everything from unique jewelry and paintings to toys, stuff for pets and much more. Think of Trohv as a “grown up” version of Urban Outfitters, with a wide array of modern and extraordinary pieces for the down-to-earth home. Pick up some kitschy coffee mugs, rosebud perfume, gorgeous scented candles or unique pillow throws for a special gift that will remind her of you every time she sees it.
Ten Thousand Villages
1621 Thames St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
Ten Thousand Villages is the place to go for a one-of-a-kind artistic gift with an interesting story. As a fair trade store, all the artists and artisans behind the pieces are from countries such as Tibet and Bangladesh, and receive fair market value for their artwork. You will find hand-made jewelry and art from across the globe made from recycled newspapers, potato chip bags, and many other everyday materials one might not expect could be turned into something beautiful. The manager is also ready and willing to discuss where each piece comes from, and if there is a unique story behind them, the staff will be happy to share it with you. A gift from Ten Thousand Villages will act as a fantastic conversation piece.
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46 E Cross St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
In Federal Hill, there is no better place to find the perfect gift for mom than Zelda Zen. Regardless of her personality type, you will likely find something here to fit her tastes. Every mom loves a unique piece of hand-made jewelry, and if you’re not exactly the most crafty person around, you can find that jewelry at Zelda Zen. If your mom likes to entertain, this little shop has a beautiful selection of painted cutting boards and cheese plates. When you have completely run out of ideas, you can always give her a framed photograph. Just pick out your favorite photo of the two of you and then select a stunning frame from Zelda Zen.
1732 Thames St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
A sweet little quirky gift store in the heart of Fells Point, Emporium Collagia offers truly fun and unique gifts and decor for the home. Every piece has a story and the owner, Luana, loves to discuss the pieces in the shop that she either made herself or were crafted by another artist. If mom has her own fun and quirky side, this store will be the perfect destination to find her gift. The paintings found here make amazing conversation pieces and will add flair to any room that needs some sprucing up.
About Faces Day Spa and Salon
110 West Road
Towson, Md. 21204
Every woman loves to be pampered, and About Faces is hands-down the best place in Baltimore to make sure your mother is indulged this year. The salon offers affordable spa day packages that include massages, facials and body wraps. Or you could schedule an appointment for her to have a manicure, a pedicure and a hair styling session. If you’re looking for something you can wrap up and give to her during Mother’s Day brunch, About Faces also offers many products and gifts for at-home treatments. If you are not sure what package, product, or service your mom would be most interested in, opt for a gift certificates–they can be purchased and downloaded on the salon’s website so that mom can decide exactly how she wants to spend her day at the spa.
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