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2020 Frederick Gift Guide: Part 2!

We picked out even more shops for our FREE holiday shopping guide of amazing shops in and around Downtown Frederick — see where you need to go!

Welcome to part 2 of our official Holiday Gift Guide!

We heard you loud and clear, there are plenty of favorites that we missed on Part 1… so without further relay… here we go!

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

Edgeworks Knife and Supply on North Market Street

edgeworks knives on wood
Photo by Edgeworks Knife

If you see the rotating swiss army knife in the window, you’re in the right spot! The experts at Edgeworks Knife and Supply can rejuvenate and sharpen your current set of knives, or recommend the perfect replacement.

Don’t take our word for it, this Google Review says it all “Really good selection that includes everything from pocket knives to kitchen cutlery, hand axes and tomahawks to swords. Very knowledgeable and courteous staff. Prices are good considering they carry some really good quality knives.”

McCutcheon’s Apple Products on South Wisner Street

mccutcheons factory store storefront
Photo from McCutcheon’s

Fun fact, if you hear a whistle in Downtown Frederick, its not the Marc Train, its McCutcheons! Their factory store is located right off of Carroll Creek and has wonderful holiday baskets, freshly made cider, and Maryland themed products. Chances are you have seen their apple butter or fruit spreads around town and all over Maryland. This local favorite is your go to stop for homestyle products. They also offer convenient curbside pickup and online ordering.

The Frederick Basket Co in Everedy Square

baskets and gifts
Photo from Frederick Basket Co

Gift baskets, Maryland themed gifts, local products — oh my! The Frederick Basket Company has bundles for everyone in your life. Don’t believe us? There are baskets for the holidays, wine lovers, baby gifts, bath and spa, beer lovers, gourmet food, and tea and coffee collections.

We encourage you to check out their online shop to get an idea of what they have to offer before stopping by — orders after December 10th may not arrive in time for the holidays.

Dancing Bear in Downtown Frederick on East Patrick Street

dancing bear board games
Photo by Dancing Bear

The worlds best toy store indeed! Specializing in unplugged toys, Dancing Bear has plenty of options to stimulate your child’s mind for hours on end. Check out their online shop or head into the store to find the Perfect surprise.

See what this recent Google Reviewer had to say — “Extremely friendly staff and an amazing selection of toys. They were also especially safe due to COVID-19 concerns, everyone who came into the building got a spritz of sanitizer, were checked to make sure they were wearing a mask, and when capacity was full they formed a line outside of the building.”

McClintock Distilling on South Carroll Street

mcclintock distilling bartops
Photo by McClintock Distilling

“They create some of the most amazing booze and it’s because of the time and attention they put into the distilling process – the care, the love and the dedication to the craft. There are other distilleries out there but this is THE one you have to go to!” Via Google Reviews

Quite honestly, I don’t think we could have said it better. This local favorite puts Passion and Love into all of their products. Bring home a taste or souvenir for the liquor lover in your life.

The Trail House on South Market Street

the trail house storefront
Photo by Trail House

The best gift for the outdoor lover in your life might be a Trail House gift card, unless you know their hiking shoe size or are able to peek into their hiking bag. This shop has many options that you can’t find at big box retailers including plenty of sleeping bags, specialized hiking and outdoors apparel, and accessories!

The Record Exchange on North Market Street

the record exchange owner
Photo by Record Exchange

New and used vinyl, movies, and games! We recommend asking the owner, Sam, for a recommendation, or peek at the recipients Spotify account. Better yet, if you know they’re looking for something specific, browse The Record Exchanges Discog, Ebay, or Amazon profiles to see whats available!

Brick and Mortar Mercantile East Patrick Street

brick and mortar signage
Photo from Brick and Mortar

Want a good laugh? Check out their sign out front, chances are it will contain a joke! At Brick and Mortar you’ll find unique gifts such as decorative signs, handcrafted housewares, apparel, and more! Their inventory is constantly changing and Always has something that will trigger an I have got to have this feeling. Want a private shopping experience? Give em a ring!

The Candy Kitchen on North Market Street

candy kitchen storefront
Photo from Candy Kitchen

Treat yourself and your family! Stop by the classic Candy Kitchen and pick out an assortment of sweet treats in an assorted box or by the piece. Browse their options of holiday specials, handcrafted fudge… our mouths are watering already!

Thats it for part 2 of our Gift Guide— think we missed a good one? Shoot us an email and we’ll look into it!

If you missed Part 1 of our guide, check it out! We did not receive any financial compensation for any businesses listed in this guide, all thoughts are our own.

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