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By THE STYLE ELVES



GIRL ON FIRE This handmade sterling silver Fireworks Pin designed by Zina of Beverly Hills is large and in charge, perfect for the splashy, personality-forward glamour gal—something like Zina herself. $315, at Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry in Harbor East (and Annapolis).
GIRL ON FIRE
This handmade sterling silver Fireworks Pin designed by
Zina of Beverly Hills is large and in charge, perfect for the splashy, personality-forward glamour gal—something like Zina herself.
$315, at Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry in Harbor East (and Annapolis).
DAZED AND AMUSED A striped knit cap always says nonchalance, but this one also says “on trend.” For the chill recipient in the know, the distinct diamond logo tells you it’s very cool Volcom. The Soleil Beanie by Volcom, $24, at the Fells Point Surf Shop at the Shops at Kenilworth.
DAZED AND AMUSED
A striped knit cap always says nonchalance, but this one also
says “on trend.” For the chill recipient in the know, the distinct diamond logo tells you it’s very cool Volcom. The Soleil Beanie by Volcom, $24, at the Fells Point Surf Co. at the Shops at Kenilworth.
DOWNY AND OUT Get your serious ski bunny this igloo of a Scandinavian-designed jacket—a hybrid construction pairs goose down “insulators” with stretchy fleece. Also available in black. $200, at Helly Hanson in Annapolis.
DOWNY AND OUT
Get your serious ski bunny this igloo of a
Scandinavian-designed jacket—a hybrid construction pairs goose down “insulators” with stretchy fleece.
Also available in black. $200, at Helly Hansen in Annapolis.
FORGET MISTLETOE Spice up the 12 days of Christmas with sexy underwear by La Mystére: the red “Sophia” bra—with crystal/lace bow detail and uplifting balconette cup—and matching panty are a very merry way to decorate. Bra, $68; panty, $26, at Necessary Secrets at Green Spring Station.
FORGET MISTLETOE
Spice up the 12 days of Christmas with sexy underwear by La Mystére: the red “Sophia” bra—with crystal/lace bow detail and uplifting balconette cup—and matching panty are a very merry way to decorate. Bra, $68; panty, $26, at Necessary Secrets at Green Spring Station.
CHARMED For the book lover and jewelry buff, these adorable charms celebrate classic works such as The Catcher in the Rye. The seller stocks used and rare books, too. Be sure to pick your friend a real volume or two. Charms, $5 each, at the Annapolis Bookstore.
CHARMED
For the book lover and jewelry buff, these adorable charms celebrate classic works such as The Catcher in the Rye. The seller stocks used and rare books, too. Be sure to pick your friend a real volume or two. Charms, $5 each, at the Annapolis Bookstore.
JUST SAY GNOME The Kate Spade Blaze a Trail Gnome Clutch reminds us of specialty party purses our grandly attired grandmother used to own. $398, at Handbags in the City in Harbor East.
JUST SAY GNOME
The Kate Spade Blaze a Trail Gnome Clutch reminds us of specialty party purses our grandly attired grandmother used to own.
$398, at Handbags in the City in Harbor East.
I’M FLYING Party people and regular travelers alike will appreciate the W&P Carry-on Cocktail Kit, which comes complete with every little thing necessary to mix two classic Old Fashioneds while aloft—minus the booze, of course. $24, at Sur La Table in Annapolis.
I’M FLYING
Party people and regular travelers alike will appreciate
the W&P Carry-on Cocktail Kit, which comes complete with every little thing necessary to mix two classic Old Fashioneds while aloft—minus the booze, of course. $24, at Sur La Table in Annapolis.
PINK LADY This neatly tailored herringbone coat by Il Cappottino reminds us of something all-time coat queen Audrey Hepburn might have donned. The Italian brand, founded in 2007, aims to improve every customer’s image, one coat at a time. $1,265, at Ruth Shaw in Cross Keys.
PINK LADY
This neatly tailored herringbone coat by Il Cappottino reminds
us of something all-time coat queen Audrey Hepburn might have donned. The Italian brand, founded in 2007, aims to improve every customer’s image, one coat at a time. $1,265, at Ruth Shaw in Cross Keys.
BICYCLE CHIEF Who on your list is at top risk for…flat tires? On Your Bike vintage-style repair kit comes with non-rubber patches in three sizes, two metal "tyre" levers, a bone wrench, a metal rast, 20 mm. of rubber solution and instructions! $23, at TROVH in Hampden.
BICYCLE CHIEF
Who on your list is at top risk for…flat tires? On Your Bike
vintage-style repair kit comes with non-rubber patches in three sizes, two metal “tyre” levers, a bone wrench, a metal rast, 20 mm. of rubber solution and instructions! $23, at TROVH in Hampden.
STATE PRIDE For local friends and faraway fans of Maryland—named to honor Henrietta Maria, the wife of England’s King Charles I—the “Home” T-shirt celebrates place in a laidback way. $24, at Sweet Elizabeth Jane in Ellicott City.
STATE PRIDE
For local friends and faraway fans of Maryland—named
to honor Henrietta Maria, the wife of England’s
King Charles I—the “Home” T-shirt celebrates place in a laidback way. $24, at Sweet Elizabeth Jane in Ellicott City.
ART SCHOOL Picasso said, “All children are artists. The problem is to remain an artist.” Get your kids committed now with these awesome markers and fun drawing book. Triplus Fineliners by Staedtler, $36; doodle book, $7, at Art Things in Annapolis.
ART SCHOOL
Picasso said, “All children are artists. The problem is to remain
an artist.” Get your kids committed now with these awesome markers and fun drawing book. Triplus Fineliners by Staedtler, $36; doodle book, $7, at Art Things in Annapolis.
FETCHING Can you teach your best friend to catch a crab? Well, maybe a yellow crab squeaky toy, especially one this irresistibly cute. $19, at Paws pet boutique in Annapolis.
FETCHING
Can you teach your best friend to catch a crab?
Well, maybe a yellow crab squeaky toy, especially one this irresistibly cute. $19, at Paws pet boutique in Annapolis.
SUCH A SOFTY Cashmere socks by Bella make a fabulous last-minute gift for favorite school teachers, neighbors and distant kin. Only $15 mid-calf (yellow); $12 crew (polka-dot)— but they still say luxury, at Ma Petit Shoe in Hampden.
SUCH A SOFTY
Cashmere socks by Bella make a fabulous last-minute
gift for favorite school teachers, neighbors and distant kin. Only $15 mid-calf (yellow); $12 crew (polka-dot)—
but they still say luxury, at Ma Petit Shoe in Hampden.
SLICE OF LIFE The Nambé cheeseboard with magnetized utensils simplifies your party prep by an inch, but maybe more importantly, the sculptural design factor elevates your modern setting. $100, at The Store LTD in Cross Keys.
SLICE OF LIFE
The Nambé cheeseboard with magnetized utensils simplifies your party prep by an inch, but maybe more importantly, the sculptural design factor elevates your modern setting. $100, at The Store LTD in Cross Keys.
CARDIGAN CULTURE This sweet Boutique Moschino sweater with bow detail says holiday spirit like nobody’s business. We can see you wearing it while hoisting your turkey or your hot toddy. Pair it with jeans or a pencil skirt. $595, at Ruth Shaw in Cross Keys.
CARDIGAN CULTURE
This sweet Boutique Moschino sweater with bow detail
says holiday spirit like nobody’s business. We can see you
wearing it while hoisting your turkey or your hot toddy.
Pair it with jeans or a pencil skirt. $595, at Ruth Shaw in Cross Keys.
TIEBREAKER For the family dog who hankers to join the red-and-green scene, this plaid bowtie collar makes for a super-adorable photo op. $24, at Paws pet boutique in Annapolis.
TIEBREAKER
For the family dog who hankers to join the
red-and-green scene, this plaid bowtie collar makes for a super-adorable photo op. $24, at
Paws pet boutique in Annapolis.
PRADA, PRADA, PRADA Round tortoiseshell glasses are back big time, but we prefer this shaded Prada pair that creates a more cosmopolitan persona. For your choosiest giftee. $375, at Handbags in the City in Harbor East.
PRADA, PRADA, PRADA
Round tortoiseshell glasses are back big time,
but we prefer this shaded Prada pair that creates
a more cosmopolitan persona. For your choosiest giftee. $375, at Handbags in the City in Harbor East.
IN CASE! Got an iPad-toting tot in your household? Percival the dinosaur adorns this precious iPad Case by Beatrix New York—attractive and apt to protect the pricy device stored inside. $32, from Wheat in Annapolis.
IN CASE!
Got an iPad-toting tot in your household?
Percival the dinosaur adorns this precious iPad Case
by Beatrix New York—attractive and apt to protect the pricy device stored inside. $32, from Wheat in Annapolis.
SILVER LINING The work of William Spratling, “the father of contemporary Mexican silver,” nods to the cultures of early Mexico. This special graduated Spratling-inspired necklace is versatile enough for any female recipient on your five-star list, a gift to last a lifetime.$835, at Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry in Annapolis.
SILVER LINING
The work of William Spratling, “the father of contemporary Mexican silver,” nods to the cultures of early Mexico.
This special graduated Spratling-inspired necklace is versatile enough for any female recipient on your five-star list, a gift to last a lifetime.$835, at Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry in Annapolis.
PETITES The mini purse is hot again, and it’s such a relief to be able to find our lipstick and car keys. This downsized Diane Von Furstenberg number makes us smile. $368, Handbags in the City at Harbor East.
PETITES
The mini purse is hot again, and it’s such a relief to be able to find our lipstick and car keys. This downsized Diane Von Furstenberg number makes us smile. $368, Handbags in the City at Harbor East.

 

DRESS RECITAL For the girliest toddler you know, this frothy gray gown twirls with panache. Oh-so-Night Before Christmas. $70, at Wheat in Annapolis.
DRESS RECITAL
For the girliest toddler you know,
this frothy gray gown twirls with panache. Oh-so-Night Before Christmas.
$70, at Wheat in Annapolis.
HEEL! The Gianvitto Rossi black lace dress heel is the kind of shoe that could turn a dreaded holiday gathering into an affair to remember. $795, at Ruth Shaw in Cross Keys.
HEEL!
The Gianvitto Rossi black lace dress heel is the kind of shoe that could turn a dreaded holiday gathering into an affair to remember. $795, at Ruth Shaw in Cross Keys.
PIANO WOMAN These ingenious, attitude-stacked bracelets are made from piano strings, and they are all the rage— so buy them for your besties fast. They come in necklace form, too. $35-$72, at Amaryllis in Harbor East.
BLACK & GOLD 
These ingenious, attitude-stacked bracelets have magnetic closure and pair well with casual or party clothes–get them for your best-dressed besties now. $72, at Amaryllis in Harbor East.

 

ON SAIL This ridiculously cool recycled duffel, made from yacht sails, is not only for yachties. We can think of a dozen active friends who’d kill to own one. $159, at Re-Sails in Annapolis.
ON SAIL
This ridiculously cool recycled duffel,
made from yacht sails, is not only for yachties. We can think of a dozen active friends who’d kill to own one. $159, at Re-Sails in Annapolis.
1000 WORDS “Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt,” a black-and-white framed and signed photograph by Frederick Lasarge— the portrait of a bride and groom in Annapolis—is our top-pick romantic give. $400, at the Annapolis Collection in Annapolis.
1000 WORDS
“Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt,” a black-and-white framed and signed photograph by Frederick Lasarge—
the portrait of a bride and groom in Annapolis—is our top-pick romantic give. $400, at the Annapolis Collection in Annapolis.
WHAT’S IN A FLAME? Who can get enough artistic candles? These Northern Lights Candles, “Absinthe & Black Fig” and “Whiskey & Tobacco,” are a thoughtful choice for everyone on your list. $18 each, at Phina’s for the Home in Federal Hill.
WHAT’S IN A FLAME?
Who can get enough artistic candles? These Northern
Lights Candles, “Absinthe & Black Fig” and “Whiskey & Tobacco,” are a thoughtful choice for everyone on your list. $18 each,
at Phina’s for the Home in Federal Hill.
WRAPPED UP The Snow Cloud Cardigan in soft heather gray seems like something Andie MacDowell would have worn in the ‘90s, in an excellently pretty way. The comfy, classy look makes for impressive gifting. $249, at Pendleton at the Shops at Kenilworth.
WRAPPED UP
The Snow Cloud Cardigan in soft heather gray seems like
something Andie MacDowell would have worn in the ‘90s,
in an excellently pretty way. The comfy, classy look makes for impressive gifting. $249, at Pendleton at the Shops at Kenilworth.
SPELL IT OUT Trying to tell him or her something? This Creative Gifts customizable cheeseboard might just help you say it—in a non-cheesy way. $45 (+$10 for custom message), at Phina's for the Home in Federal Hill.
SPELL IT OUT
Trying to tell him or her something? This Creative
Gifts customizable cheeseboard might just help you say it—in a non-cheesy way. $45 (+$10 for custom message),
at Phina’s for the Home in Federal Hill.
NO SWEAT Funny feminist Jac Vanek serves up Man Tears without apology, and who doesn’t have a gal pal or two who’s plenty thirsty for some? $18, at Brightside Boutique in Federal Hill.
NO SWEAT
Funny feminist Jac Vanek serves up Man Tears without apology, and who doesn’t have a gal pal or two who’s plenty thirsty for some?
$18, at Brightside Boutique in Federal Hill.
SNOWGIRL We’ll never forget how huggable our baby girl was in her tiny Kate Spade snowsuit. (Or the time she wobbled around the room in her dad’s enormous winter boots.) Garment available in newborn to 24 months. $98, at Wee Chic in Green Spring Station.
SNOWGIRL
We’ll never forget how huggable our baby girl was in her tiny Kate Spade snowsuit. (Or the time she wobbled around the room in her dad’s enormous winter boots.) Garment available in newborn to 24 months. $98, at Wee Chic in Green Spring Station.
WINE SNOB The Flint shoulder bag (in wine) is a practical pick for almost any fashion-savvy woman who works 9 to 5. Goes from day to evening in a zip. $238, at Hobo in Annapolis.
WINE SNOB
The Flint shoulder bag (in wine) is a practical pick for
almost any fashion-savvy woman who works 9 to 5. Goes from day to evening in a zip. $238, at Hobo in Annapolis.
TOO CUTE! Boots add an edge to any look; Bootie Cuties animal boot cuffs by Cupcakes and Cartwheels soften it. Be a kid again this holiday season! $15, at Pandora’s Box in Federal Hill.
TOO CUTE!
Boots add an edge to any look; Bootie Cuties animal
boot cuffs by Cupcakes and Cartwheels soften it. Be a kid again this holiday season! $15, at Pandora’s Box in Federal Hill.
SIDEWAYS This Crummins Road 2012 pinot noir’s the perfect holiday beverage to serve alongside takeout tapas and gourmet popcorn for a night of movie-watching with the family—and the extended fam.$28, at The Wine Bin in Ellicott City.
SIDEWAYS
This Crummins Road 2012 pinot noir’s the perfect holiday
beverage to serve alongside takeout tapas and gourmet popcorn
for a night of movie-watching with the family—and the extended fam.$28, at The Wine Bin in Ellicott City.
S.W.A.K. This is one envelope she’d be extra keen to receive: The Abbeline Leather Ponte Envelope Shell Top is a standout at any nighttime gathering. $158, at South Moon Under in Harbor East.
S.W.A.K.
This is one envelope she’d be extra keen to receive: The Abbeline Leather Ponte Envelope Shell Top is a standout at any nighttime gathering. $158, at South Moon Under in Harbor East.
WORK IT We’ve been noticing lots of stylish friends lacing up their work boots—now cool kids can do it too. This pair by Steve Madden is mad-affordable, too: $75, at the Towson Bootery at The Shops at Kenilworth.
WORK IT
We’ve been noticing lots of stylish friends lacing up their work boots—now cool kids can do it too. This pair by Steve Madden is mad-affordable, too: $75, at the Towson Bootery at The Shops at Kenilworth.
GOT INK? “The Tattoo Coloring Book,” by Oliver Munden, makes an imaginative present for anyone who appreciates body art and/or intricate design. $15, at AVAM’s Sideshow shop.
GOT INK?
“The Tattoo Coloring Book,” by Oliver Munden, makes
an imaginative present for anyone who appreciates body art and/or intricate design. $15, at AVAM’s Sideshow shop.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS These unique metal lanterns from Turkey are made of stainless steel or copper. They add versatile flair—and warmth—to any home or office. $220, at Karavan in Annapolis.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS
These unique metal lanterns from Turkey are made of stainless steel or copper. They add versatile flair—and warmth—to any home or office. $220, at Karavan in Annapolis.
EAR ENVY Sure, emerald earrings are an ideal gift for any woman with a May birthday (like us), but don’t underestimate the green stone’s dramatic, people-pleasing allure and holiday appeal. $4,125, Bijoux at Green Spring Station
EAR ENVY
Sure, emerald earrings are an ideal gift for any woman with a May birthday (like us), but don’t underestimate the green stone’s dramatic, people-pleasing allure and holiday appeal. $4,125, Bijoux at Green Spring Station
GRAPE NUTS On-the-go wine flasks are in demand because they’re efficiently transportable and reusable. This Tote & Table wine bottle flask blends added humor. $23, at The Wine Bin in Ellicott City.
GRAPE NUTS
On-the-go wine flasks are in demand because they’re efficiently transportable and reusable. This Tote & Table wine bottle flask blends added humor. $23, at The Wine Bin in Ellicott City.
MEOW! Artistic mugs for the animal lovers at your coffee table. $27 each, at Paws pet boutique in Annapolis.
MEOW!
Artistic mugs for the animal lovers at your
coffee table. $27 each, at Paws pet boutique in Annapolis.
NEVER FORGET The plush Bella Tunno elephant is sure to make your little one grin—and a portion of all sales goes to feed the hungry. $34, Wee Chic at Green Spring Station.
NEVER FORGET
The plush Bella Tunno elephant is sure to make your little one grin—and a portion of all sales goes to feed the hungry. $34, Wee Chic at Green Spring Station.
ORNAMENTAL Give your guy an ornament he’ll treasure always, because it speaks to his top hobby: beer. The Beer Growler glass ornament: $20, at Sur La Table in Annapolis.
ORNAMENTAL
Give your guy an ornament he’ll treasure always, because it speaks to his top hobby: beer. The Beer Growler glass ornament: $20, at Sur La Table in Annapolis.
BEHIND YOU! Just like our kids, we’re goners for the backpack trend. This fun number by the Herschel Supply Co., the “Pop Quiz” camo backpack, is on our own wish list. $70, at South Moon Under in Harbor East.
BEHIND YOU!
Just like our kids, we’re goners for the backpack trend. This fun number by the Herschel Supply Co., the “Pop Quiz” camo backpack, is on our own wish list. $70, at
South Moon Under in Harbor East.
SAFE COURSE We know! Get your fancy friend who has everything a beautiful mariner’s compass. They come in other styles as well. $28, at The Annapolis Bookstore.
SAFE COURSE
We know! Get your fancy friend who has
everything a beautiful mariner’s compass. They come in other styles as well. $28, at The Annapolis Bookstore.
POP! Perfect stocking stuffer: The anthropomorphic Anna corkscrew is a collectible Alessi piece—available in dark red and light blue. $67, at The Store LTD in Cross Keys.
POP!
Perfect stocking stuffer: The anthropomorphic Anna corkscrew is a collectible Alessi piece—available in dark red and light blue. $67, at The Store LTD in Cross Keys.
RELAX For her, Jane and Bleecker lacrosse shorts are comfy duds for your best Maryland-born homegirl. $38, at Lingerie Lingerie at The Shops at Kenilworth.
RELAX
For her, Jane and Bleecker lacrosse shorts are comfy duds for your best Maryland-born homegirl. $38, at Lingerie Lingerie at The Shops at Kenilworth.
BLACK AND BLUE Sharp toes make us look taller than rounded toes. These One brand heels in electric blue with black wraparound ankle straps also make our calves looks boss. $400, Matava in Green Spring Station.
BLACK AND BLUE
Sharp toes make us look taller than rounded toes.
These One brand heels in electric blue with black wraparound ankle straps also make our calves looks boss. $400,
Matava Shoes in Green Spring Station.
CUSHY This handsome handmade Maryland pillow roots for our home state without wrecking our color palette. $58, at Becket Hitch in Green Spring Station.
CUSHY
This handsome handmade Maryland pillow roots
for our home state without wrecking our color palette. $58, at Becket Hitch in Green Spring Station.

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