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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Frederick, MD — Part 1!

From online shopping to limited in-store shopping, there are endless options to choose from... but where do you start? Hopefully you'll be able to shop local this season to support our fellow neighbors and friends!

Welcome to our first official Holiday Gift Guide for Frederick, MD!

From online shopping to limited in-store shopping, there are endless options to choose from… but where do you start? Hopefully you’ll be able to shop local this season to support our fellow neighbors and friends — you can find more reasons here!

Our Frederick holiday gift guide is comprised of the following businesses:

Retro Metro in Downtown Frederick

Retro Metro Downtown Frederick
Photo by Retro Metro

You can go into Retro Metro and ALWAYS find something unique that you may not have seen anywhere else. They also have a great online store that they’re always adding to so that you can browse from the comfort of your home.

What’s so great about Retro Metro is that they search high and low to find you the coolest merchandise at a reasonable price. You never know what you’ll find here, but once you find it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! There’s something for nearly everyone here, making Retro Metro the perfect place to shop for holiday gifts.

Take Root House Plants at Everedy Square & Shab Row

Take Root Houseplants Frederick
Photo from Take Root

Have any friends or family members who LOVE houseplants? Take Root sells a large variety of houseplants including succulents, snake plants and other hard-to-kill varieties. While Take Root carry a few plant varieties that require more care, most of their 200+ plants are suitable for a beginner.

It’s so nice for Frederick to finally have a houseplant shop that’s tailored to indoor plants – the owner of Take Root, Kaitlyn Makers is wonderful about offering tips and advice to any customer who walks through the door. With new plants being added every week, we guarantee anyone from the novice to the expert will walk out with something in hand.

Savage Soaps in Downtown Frederick, MD

Savage Soaps Frederick MD
Photo from Savage Soaps

Are you frustrated with all of the chemically-packed soaps on the market? Savage Soaps only carries superior soaps that are as close to nature as any soap gets! You can walk into this shop and know that any item you pick up is free of chemicals that damage the environment and your skin.

With so many options to choose from, Savage Soaps made a handy guide based on what you want out of your soap. Whether you’re shopping in store or online, we can attest… all of these smell amazing and make the perfect holiday gifts!

Sky’s the Limit Boutique in Downtown Frederick

Skys the limit boutique Downtown Frederick
Photo by Sky’s the Limit Boutique

Sky’s the Limit Boutique never disappoints! You can always count on this shop to provide you with high quality fashion at a reasonable price – in store and online. From sterling silver jewelry, semi-precious stones, and women’s clothing, Sky’s the Limit has got you covered.

One thing they cannot stress enough is that the most important thing about their clothes are the women who wear them. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect place to purchase your holiday gifts from?

Dragon Distillery at 1341 Hughes Ford Road

Dragon Distillery Downtown Frederick
Photo by Dragon Distillery

Know someone who loves hand-crafted, premium, artisan spirits using locally-source, natural ingredients? Look no further than Dragon Distillery! They believe in individuality, creativity, and innovation; and they choose to bring just that to the creation of their unique, high-quality spirits.

Whether you’re stopping in to visit or ordering online, you’re going to experience some off the most memorable flavors you’ve every encountered at a distillery!

The Perfect Truffle in Downtown Frederick, MD

The Perfect Truffle Downtown Frederick
Photo by Perfect Truffle

At Perfect Truffle, their talented team of chocolatiers have create over 40 different varieties of chocolates to satisfy even the most discerning palette! What makes this place so special is that you can observe the creation of these chocolates from start to finish in their open kitchen. They use chocolates imported from Switzerland, France, and Belgium in the creation of these recipes.

Need any personalization to complete the perfect gift? Their chefs are ready to assist you in personalizing your selection! No matter who you’re shopping for, this is your go-to stop. After walking through the front door, you’ll quickly realize why they’ve won “Best of Frederick” so many years in a row!

Curious Iguana in Downtown Frederick

Curious Iguana Downtown Frederick
Photo by Curious Iguana

Isn’t it great to just walk into a store and find what you need… even things you didn’t realize you needed, but you do? Curious Iguana has wonderful and helpful staff, a diverse reading selection, and a warm welcoming vibe – making it the perfect place to stop in and purchase gifts for the book lovers in your life.

If you’ve come in looking for something in particular but can’t find it, don’t worry! Their team can easily order it for you, making the process simple and helpful. Did you know that they also donate a portion of the store’s sales to international non-profits? Who wouldn’t want to shop here?!

Spinners Pinball Arcade at 919-B N. East St.

Spinners Pinball Frederick MD
Photo from Spinners Pinball

Want to give the gift of entertainment but don’t know where to start? Spinners Pinball Arcade has a wide variety of vintage video games AND beer – what more could you want?

Spinners is only $15 per person for unlimited play, making this a great gift if you’re shopping on a budget.  They are currently open with increased sanitation. We recommend purchasing gift cards so your giftee can come in whenever they like!

Warehouse Cinemas on Route 40 The Golden Mile

Warehouse Cinemas Frederick MD
Photo from Warehouse Cinemas

Know someone who is looking for a new movie going experience? Warehouse cinemas has a full bar with 28 beers on tap, awesome dining options, AND super comfy heated leather recliner seating seats!

In addition to first-run films that are just hitting theaters, they also feature retro movies such as Freaky and Indiana Jones, as well as themed movie nights. Not sure what movie ticket to gift? Purchase a gift card and let your giftee decide!

Platos Closet Frederick on Buckeystown Pike

Platos Closet Downtown Frederick
Photo by Platos Closet Frederick

Buying for any teens and twenty-something men and women this season? Platos Closet in Frederick has it all! Awesome staff, great prices, and trendy styles – what’s not to love? While shopping here, you’re guaranteed to receive service that’s just not matched at the big chain stores.

With a variety of locally owned retail shops in this guide , you can feel good about your holiday purchases knowing that everyone on your list will love their unique gifts AND that you are supporting local business owners. By shopping small, you’re making a significant impact on our community, and we thank you for that!

Think we missed a good one? Shoot us an email and we’ll look into it!

Want to check out even more into the holiday spirit? Check out our holiday lights blog and get the car ready! We did not receive any financial compensation for any businesses listed in this guide, all thoughts are our own.

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