Tina Beliveau's Bmore Local Holiday Gift

Welcome to my first ever Bmore Local Gift Guide!

 

A simple idea grew into a meaningful project. Inspired to make sure I was supporting local businesses this holiday season, I posted to my Facebook friends list requesting recommendations for a gift guide of locally made/sold gifts.

 

Incredible responses flooded in, and I carefully hand-picked a variety of standout items to share with my network and anyone who wants to show Baltimore and Maryland businesses some major love this holiday season.

 

I hope you enjoy what I've assembled and successfully find some great gift ideas in here for your loved ones, friends, and coworkers!

Several of these amazing local vendors are participating in a giveaway of items on this guide - make sure to follow me on instagram @tinabeliveau to get your chance to win a bundle of Bmore Local goodness!

 

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I am open to discussing any and all collaboration opportunities for 2021! 

BMORE Love + MARYLAND Love!

Home Is Where The Park Is

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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Store: Novel Letter Studio

Price: $32.99

Local artist and calligrapher Brittany DeNovellis has an incredible selection of products available on her insta/etsy shop (we are big fans of her calligraphy and pet portraits!) and this "Home Is Where The Park Is" design took off like wildfire on social media. Treat your favorite Bmore lover to this water bottle, or alternatively, check out the lovely frame-ready print available on her site for just $19.99.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Maryland Pride Pillow

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Store: Chosen

Price: $50

This 100% wool accent pillow is the perfect final touch for a living room, home office, or bedroom of anyone with strong Maryland pride! While you can certainly order this item online, we encourage you to take a scenic drive out to Chosen boutique in beautiful Hydes Maryland, as this cute item is just the tip of the iceberg of their offerings!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Baltimore Bench Kit

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Store: Baltimore Bench Kit

Price: $25

The Baltimore Bench Kit was designed as an ode the humble and yet boisterous concrete and wood benches found all over Baltimore City that proclaim the city's current slogan, "the greatest city in America." Some may disagree with the slogan but all can agree these benches are unique to Charm City. The laser cut model kit gives you a chance to send a bench anywhere and remind those who are here or have come and gone that Baltimore is the greatest city in America! Easy to assemble and no glue or tools required.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Jumbo Crab Bushel of Maryland Goodness

Store: Razzo - Home of the Original Painted Hon Crab

Price: $28

Baltimore local Tom Razzo has been creating custom and hand-painted crab shells for over 17 years. Choose between an array of quintessential Baltimore + Maryland designs including the MD flag, Orioles and Ravens logos, Mr. Boh, and of course Old Bay!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

"I Bark For The Ravens" Dog Treats

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Store: Black Eyed Susan Gift Baskets

Price: $100

Send a bushel of love to someone who needs a hug from Maryland! The contents of this gift include Wockenfuss chocolate, caramel popcorn, Utz crab chips, Chesapeake Bay snack mix, Berger cookies, Goetze's caramel cremes, and more. This is the largest offering of Black Eyed Susan - browse their site for other sized packages starting at $40.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Painted Crab Shells

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Store: Dogs of Charm City

Price: $6 to $20

First of all: let me tell you how hard it was to pick one item from Dogs of Charm City! I have LOVED their swag for dogs and their owners for years, so make sure to hop onto their site to check out all of their offerings including adorable shirts stating "Charm City Dog Mom", "Maryland Dog Mom", "Dog Dads are Hot", as well as their Koozies "Paws Out Claws Out", Dog bday party boxes (yess!) and so much more. All that being said - this is the only item in the gift guide for furry friends - so make sure to nab these treats and peruse their site for all the rest of their goods!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Abell Avenue Painted Ladies Tea Towel

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Store: Tiny Dog Press

Price: $15

Tiny Dog Press uses a classic letterpress to produce beautiful announcements, invitations, and cards - one at a time with hand mixed ink for each order. Their site is chock full of beautiful Baltimore scenes printed on various items, and I fell in love this this tea towel! This 2 color hand pulled silk screen towel illustrates one of my fave Baltimore scenes: the Painted Ladies on Abell Avenue in the Charles Village/Abell neighborhood, framed with pink flowers.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

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Store: Autumn Woods Collective

Price: $29

Make a statement with this hip flask that you can have custom engraved for your recipient. Ryan founded Autumn Woods based on his love for woodworking, creating quality products and creating stories.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Bmore Cozy Candle

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Store: Casa Figlia

Price: $25-$30

*Use promo code "BMORELOCAL" for 20% off!*

Casa Figlia's candles are vegan, cruelty free, toxin free, and made with top-quality essential oils. The Bmore Cozy candle is an ode to hygge mode, with notes of citrus, plum, amber and chestnut.

A must for curling up and staying warm through the winter!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

FASHION

Tie Dye Joggers

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Store: Worthy Threads

Price: $138

Worthy Threads is a line of clothing with a fresh and modern take on vintage silhouettes. They specialize in making unexpected clothing for babies to adults! Worthy may have recently come onto your radar because of their wildly popular (and soft) tie dye work - we've linked one of our favorite pairs of adult joggers, but make sure to check their site for options for babies and kids, too!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Store: ShimmySista

Price: $65

We were instantly smitten when we spotted this two tone leopard dress! Dress it up or down - either way, you'll look fabulous. ShimmySista sells curve conscious clothing for plus size women who crave something different, and they have a retail location in Columbia, MD.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Coffee + Christmas Cheer Soft Tee

The Monument Sunglasses

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Store: Fed Thrill

Price: $59.99

The founders of Fed Thrill got sick of paying hundreds of dollars for sunglasses and set out to create quality sunglasses at a decent price. These sunglasses are a tribute to MD and our favorite pair is The Monument. Check out their full inventory on their site!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Two Tone Leopard Dress

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Custom Engraved Maryland Flask

Plaid Holiday Mask + Headband Set

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Store: Kickiest

Price: $16

The holidays in 2020 are something else - this year, the gift every woman needs is a matching face mask and headband! Kickiest Founder Linh Toomey specializes in bringing unique fashions to Baltimore - her brand represents being fearless, exciting and inspiring. We think this mask / headband combo reflects that beautifully!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

GIFTS FOR KIDS

Aloe Vera, Jojoba + Vitamin E Infused Footie

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Store: Softsie

Price: $49

Bmore Local Bonus: *Use promo code "COZY10" for 10% off your order!*

Softsie was founded by a Bmore local woman who was looking to solve a problem: what to do about her daughter's eczema? Softsie's products are infused with all natural oils and this darling outfit is just one of a myriad of options ranging from babies to children to women's loungewear. This line is a must for anyone in your life who is looking for cozy comfort!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Virtual Disney Princess Video, Video Chat, or Story Time Experience

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Store: The Princess Company

Price: $15 to $50

Treat your little one(s) to a customized experience with the princess or Disney character of your choosing! Options include a 1-2 minute video message ($15), a 10 minute video live chat ($35) or a 20 minute live Story Time experience ($50)! Email to book.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Geodes Around The World

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Store: Exploration Delivered

Price: $25-$45

Baltimore local mom Jennifer Bergantz set out to create hands-on activity kits and sensory cooldown tools for children and families that are shipped straight to your door. These time-saving kits are fun, educational, and support mental health! We highly recommend this Geodes Around the World kit - kids and adults alike will deeply enjoy cracking open these beautiful rocks and discovering what's inside!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

FOR THE HOME

Original Print: "Henry"

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Store: Flourish

Price: $15

Flourish is a lifestyle boutique in the heart of Charles Village, featuring everyday essentials for the urban village. Gift someone deserving the thing they need most: a mini sage kit to reboot the energy of their home or workspace for the new year!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Custom Pet Portraits

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Store: Art by Laura Kathleen

Price: $130+

*Bmore Local Benefit: Use Promo Code "Tina10" for a 10% discount on your order!*

Local artist Laura Kathleen is known for her distinctive, bright, and cheerful work - and you can commission her to create a custom portrait of a beloved pet that will be beautiful and unique! Make sure to scroll her etsy store to see the full scope of her work, with original paintings ranging from $26 to $135. I have had three of Laura's floral paintings hanging in my office for years!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Store: Anne Hubbard Hill Photography

Price: From $45

Local artist and photographer Anne Hubbard Hill has a diverse resume as a lifestyle/branding/portrait photographer, print maker, and so much more. Each of her prints are made on archival paper can be custom ordered to be the perfect fit for your home or office. I've been eyeing this "Henry" print for a while, yet I encourage you to browse all of Anne's prints to find your fave!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Mini Sage Kit

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Store: Pressed Up

Price: $25

Pressed Up has an amazing purpose: for every adult shirt sold, they donate a Fight shirt to Johns Hopkins Kimmel center patients battling cancer. They are known for their super cute and super soft graphic tees. This one stood out to us, however you must peruse their site to see all the options!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Acrylic Hair Barrettes

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Store: Kava Jane Jewelry

Price: $18

Your holiday hairstyle will not be complete unless you have one of these amazing pops of color in your hair! Kava Jane's site says it best: "Don't leave home with boring hair". Scroll their full site for lots of other creative, eye-catching options including unicorn charms, super fun necklaces, and a boatload of other beautiful + distinctly unique acrylic accessories (all are hand-poured in small batches of liquid resin). You can also find artist Meredith Asaff's work in downtown Sykesville at a shop called The Vine on Main.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Tiny Easel Painter Box

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Store: Tiny Easel

Price: $42

Baltimore mom and artist Jennifer Nolley had a simple vision: make art approachable, fun, and convenient for little artists everywhere. Tiny Easel was birthed right after the pandemic began and has caught on like wildfire! While you're shopping their easel box, make sure to also peruse their site and take a look at their beautiful children's masks, travel sets, and watercolor books!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Open Geometric Moss Terrarium

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Store: B. Willow

Price: $46

B. Willow is THE spot in Baltimore for beautiful plants and terrariums! This lovely geometric terrarium is the best friend of someone looking for a low-commitment add-on to their space - regular misting is all it takes to keep this moss blooming and greening up your space through the winter!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Hand Made Ceramic Rice / Noodle Bowl

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Store: Matthew Hyleck Ceramics

Price: $48

Local ceramic maker Matt Hyleck is inspired to blend natural objects with his passion for utilitarian pottery. Curl up with this gorgeous handmade bowl and your favorite soup or noodles (may we suggest takeout from EJJI Ramen?) this winter!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Personalized Cutting Boards

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Store: Words With Boards

Price: $159

Looking to shower some love on a chef or someone who recently got married or moved into a new home? Words With Boards offers beautiful, high-quality, customized cutting boards. The options are limitless, yet with Bmore Local in our mind, we felt we should start by linking you to the quintessential Baltimore look... the crab board!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Stefania Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Store: secondxguess

Price: Ranging from $15 to $75 depending on size + complexity

Theresa Schultz's instagram introduces her work perfectly: "So Baltimore, it hurts." A client turned me on to her instagram profile, and I fell in love with her snarky cross stitching. Head to @secondxguess, pick your favorite, and DM her to order!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Hand Painted Blackout Blinds

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Store: Stefania

Price: $17-$70

Tina's fellow Dulaney HS alum Konstantinos "Gus" Kosmakos and his family recently launched Stefania. Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil is named and from the farms of a small village in the southern part of mainland Greece 🇬🇷: Stefania! The trees have been in the Kosmakos family for generations upon generations, and this is 100% from tree to bottle Greek EVOO!

 

Select from 3 sizes - 375 mL ($17 - great gift size!), 750 mL ($30), or 1/2 gallon ($70).

Email kkosmakos1@gmail.com to order!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Snarky Cross Stitching

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Store: Ottoline Interiors

Price: $560

OK... these are simply special! Ottoline's blackout blines are hand-painted with original, whimsical designs using the finest quality acrylic paint. Founder Charlotte Marra was inspired to create useful AND beautiful home items when her daughter was born, and realized that blackout blinds were a must. Browse her site to check out a variety of her other beautiful items at different price points!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

HOLIDAY VIBES + DECOR

Holiday Centerpieces

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Store: Budz & Blooms

Price: $30-$45

Budz & Blooms is one of the newest female owned businesses in Bmore and I am smitten! Kate Budzinski launched her mobile flower cart business a few months back, and they've been popping up all over the city for make-your-own bouquet opportunities, as well as dropping beautiful arrangements off at area homes. Visit her linked insta profile to order a gorgeous holiday centerpiece via DM.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

DIY Holiday Wreath Kit

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Store: Everyday Rosé Events

Price: $60

Create your own fresh holiday wreath! The kit includes all of the materials and fresh foliage you will need to create an asymmetrical wreath. You will also have access to an instructional video with a guide to making your wreath. The wreath can be hung indoors or outdoors and will dry nicely so as to last for the season. Have a wreath making gathering with family and friends, social distanced or virtually, of course!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Holiday Balls - Gemstone Collection

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Store: Joshua Tracy Glass

Price: $35

Baltimore local artist (and Tina's fellow Dulaney HS alum) Joshua Tracy has been creating handcrafted glass art for 15 years. Each "Holiday Ball" is individually hand-crafted by the artist using traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques. They measure approximately 4" in diameter and each comes individually gift-boxed, labeled and ready to gift to loved ones, co-workers, clients and more!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

QUARAN-TAINMENT

Desert Flora 1,000 Piece Puzzle

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Store: Found Studio

Price: $26.99

Found Studio is a woman-owned purveyor of handcrafted small batch goods. Owner Kacey Stafford is a northeast Baltimore City resident and launched this studio in 2009. Featuring illustrations of the desert’s colorful plant life, this unique puzzle includes 20 puzzle pieces that are die-cut in the shape of cacti, succulent and flower.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

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Store: KSM Candle Co.

Price: $26

Making your own candles at KSM was a Baltimore tradition pre-covid - and now you can bring the experience home! Select the perfect scent and you're off to the races. This kit will help you make your own soy candle with all the materials and instructions you need. If you prefer to have a more interactive experience, make sure to check out their virtual workshops on their site and sign right up!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

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Store: art pray breathe

Price: $4.50 or $12.50

Local maker Cailin Kilduff was inspired to create a project to rediscover joy and dreams after a difficult year, and designed this "World Journey" booklet to walk you through the process of building out a bucket-list style adventure plan. You can purchase a booklet for $12.50 or buy the print-your-own version for just $4.50!  

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Don't Retire... Graduate!

Building a Path to Financial Freedom and Retirement at Any Age

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Store: Eric Brotman

Price: $16.99

Local financial planner and guru Eric Brotman has published a book with one mission: to redefine the concept of retirement. This book is a fabulous gift for any adult at any age who has a desire to cultivate their financial freedom and be more well informed on their financial strategies. This book is well-written, easy to digest, and chock full of exercises to take what you learn adn begin to apply it!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

PANDEMIC ACCESSORIES OF THE SEASON

"I'm Speaking" Mask

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Store: Mess in a Bottle

Price: $15

This memorable #girlpower moment of the fall has been converted to a lovely mask that was created by one of our favorite Bmore vendors, Mess in a Bottle. Make sure to peruse their website for the many other awesome options they offer!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Triple Gold Mask Chain

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Store: Hashtag Hannah

Price: $20

If you're going to wear a mask for a while, why not be fashionable AF? Artist Hannah Walker has created the most gorgeous locally made mask chains around - and they come in a huge variety of materials and sizes. We're crushing on this triple chain (and its amazing price point!) but we highly encourage you to browse her site for options.

The best part? When mask szn is over, you can convert any of these to sunglass chains!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Soothing Essential Oil Mask Spray

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Store: Charming Bubbles

Price: $7

*Use BMORE Local special promo code "BUBBLES20%" for 20% off your order!*

Charming Bubbles creates handmade bath and spa products that relax, rejuvenate and heal your mind and body. We highly recommend you try out their mask spray - made with carefully chosen essential oils, this spray relieves irritated skin from wearing masks! While you're on their site, make sure to stock up on their creative bath bombs and tub tea!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

SCHITT'S CREEK TRIO

Moira Rose's FOLD THE CHEESE!! Cutting Board

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Store: Karma Fashion Boutique

Price: $30

Who hasn't fallen in love with Schitt's Creek? I decided to create a 3 part series of my 3 favorite custom products from Lutherville's Karma Fashion Boutique. The first is Moira Rose's cutting board which will remind every chef... do not forget to fold in the cheese!

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Ew, David! Poop du Jour Toilet Spray

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Store: Karma Fashion Boutique

Price: $14

This spray will prevent ANY Alexis type from proclaiming "EW!" in your home. Made from a blend of essential oils, this all natural spray smells great and works beautifully. The perfect accompaniment to our other 2 Schitt's Creek gifts!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

David Rose Prayer Candle

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TREATS

Ice Cream Sandwich + Baltimore In a Box Ice Cream Delivery

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Store: Cream Cruiser

Price: $55

*Use BMORE Local Promo code "STREETSSWEETS" for 10% off!*

A special treat for Bmore locals! This package includes 4 Cream Cruiser hand crafted ice cream sandwiches plus 2 pints of Baltimore In a Box ice cream. They'll even hand write a notecard with your order for free! May we suggest the Downey Ocean ice cream (caramel Fischer's popcorn flavor)?! Check out the subscriptions on their website for longer-term options to love on someone.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Custom Cakes + Pies

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Store: Prigel Family Creamery

Price: $23-$40

Prigel Creamery is known far and wide for their creamy and delicious ice cream, and if you haven't tried their products yet, now is the time! Handmade with love and care, you get to select the exact types of ice cream and toppings that comprise your perfect cake or pie.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Fireside Fig Tea

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Store: Wight Tea Company

Price: From $7

Wight Tea Company has been brewing adventurous tea in Baltimore since 2016. The Fireside Fig tea is a cozy combination of honeybush tea with fig, cinnamon, and ginger. It's caffeine-free and the favorite flavor of one of my clients!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

SELF CARE

All Natural Bath Bombs

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Store: All About Me

Price: $5

Let's be honest... everyone needs a long, soothing bath after the year we've had! Stock up on All About Me's all natural bath bombs - scents include lavender mint, lavender oatmeal, and ophelia. These bath bombs are beautiful and original!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Self Care Planner Notepad

Store: Wight Tea Company

Price: From $7

Wight Tea Company has been brewing adventurous tea in Baltimore since 2016. This tea is cozy combination of honeybush tea with fig, cinnamon, and ginger. It's caffeine-free and the favorite flavor of one of Tina's clients!

Click here for more info or to purchase.

SELF CARE

All Natural Bath Bombs

Store: Presence & Grace

Price: $14

In case I didn't mention it elsewhere in this guide... everyone can use more self care always and especially after the year we've had! Presence & Grace has designed a self planner with a year's worth of opportunities to plan one's self care and cultivate gratitude.

My favorite fact about this company: Presence & Grace donates 20% of its sales to non-profits whose mission is that of sisterhood, women’s empowerment, and also non-profits who support those struggling with depression.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

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Store: Mount Royal Soap Co.

Price: $7

A Baltimore favorite! This soap’s lather is so creamy and luxurious you won’t want to rinse it off. Mount Royal paired the calming effects of lavender essential oil with milk’s comforting, reparative properties to make a soap that’s perfect for when you need a relaxing shower.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Lavender Leche- Lavender & Coconut Milk Bar

ENTERTAINING

Graze Boards + Tables

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Store: Highland Graze Co

Price: From $110 to $325

Highland Graze Co. offers the perfect blend of feast and function. Their beautifully crafted selections make for an unforgettable gathering from the most intimate meals to full-scale events.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

Store: Karma Fashion Boutique

Price: $18

The final item in our Schitt's Creek collection is an extremely holy David Rose candle. Worship at the hem of his incredible skirt-pants and say a prayer to one day be blessed with his fashion sense and searing wit.

Click here for more info or to purchase.

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