If you wait until the last minute during the holidays to do your shopping, you might miss out on all the festive cheer and fun. It’s wonderful walking through malls and shopping centers during the holidays just to enjoy the decorations. Some people like last minute shopping, and some people do not. For those early adapters, here is a cool list of places to get your holiday shopping done early.

Eastpoint Mall
7839 Eastpoint Mall
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 284-0934
www.eastpointmall.com

Eastpoint Mall is basically 120 specialty shops and services attached by two major department stores, Burlington Coat Factory, DSW Shoes, Shoppers World and Value City Furniture. Talk about a cool local low-key mall for early holiday shopping. One of the best shops at Eastpoint Mall during the holidays is Leather Man, which sells classic and unique men’s and women’s apparel. You can find authentic leather coats, jackets, vests, shirt, pants, shirts, shoes and handbags. It’s a one-stop shop for specialty leather goods and apparel. Leather Man offers great “buy one, get one” deals all year long. Be sure to check out their authentic and unique leather handbags, shoes and boots.

Fells Point Main Street
632 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 675-8900
www.fellspointmainstreet.org

Cheers to old school main street retail shops designed to meet the local needs of its citizens. Particularly great is The Cord Button, Baltimore’s modern specialty shop for babies, kids and teens. The Cord Button offers the biggest selection of unique baby furniture, baby strollers and beautiful baby/children boutique clothes in Baltimore City. They also offer some innovative stocking stuffers for creative minded children. This is such a resourceful shop for child toys and book selections via early holiday shopping in Baltimore.

Belvedere Square Market
529 E Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 464-9773
www.belvederesquare.com

Vita Baltimore is such a resourceful shop at Belvedere Square Market. They sell The North Face unique active wear and outdoor sports gear, as well as Under Armour‎ apparel. They even sell TOMS Shoes, where each pair of shoes you purchase equals a pair of shoes for a child in need. Be sure to check out other unique shops via Belvedere Square Market’s website link above.

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Harbor East
612 S Exeter St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 244-5344
www.harboreast.com

One of the hippest place to shop in Baltimore city is Harbor East. They offer unique and odd personal and household goods. Look forward to seeing anything from a unique greeting card to yummy jam to fancy serving ware. This shop is such a great place to get your holiday shopping done early. They are located cozily on Exeter St. near the waterfront next to the amazing Charleston Restaurant in Harbor East.

Hampden’s Main Street
800 / 900 Blocks Of West 36th Streets
Baltimore, MD 21211
www.destinationmainstreets.com

Hampden’s Main Street also known as the “Avenue” via West 36th Street in Hampden Village. Hampden Village is one of Baltimore’s most idiosyncratic neighborhoods, full of independent and locally-owned shops. One of the best shops on the “Avenue” is Trohv, located on 921 W. 36th St.  Trohv is a creative, independently-owned shop that features novel and vintage home goods and gifts. You can find some unique and wonderful personal journal starter kits for the writer in your life, and an eclectic array of other sure-to-be-standout gifts. They kind of remind you of the home goods section at Urban Outfitters.

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Tradina DeMary is a photo journalist. She is better known as Baltimore Budget Events Examiner, one of the best social event enthusiasts in Baltimore City. She is very zealous about city living and urban exploration in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. She has a background in applied information technology with a master’s degree from Towson University. When she is not busy attending social events and taking photos for the Examiner.com. She manages a website about personal growth through poetry, cooking, music, DIY projects and consumer advocacy. Such a local lifestyle guru her other professional news column can be found at Examiner.com here. http://www.examiner.com/budget-events-in-baltimore/tradina-demary

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