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Ask A Baltimore Expert: Ideas For Hostess Gifts

Stephanie Fleischman is the owner of 2910 on the Square. This gift shop is located at 2910 O'Donnell Street in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore. Stephanie runs her store with the help of her three "canine business associates," otherwise known as Ella Bella, Sadie and Winston. 2910 on the Square has two floors of "unique and wonderful gift ideas." If you are looking for a hostess gift, look no further than 2910 on the Square. This store has been in business for over 15 years. Customers can choose from a wide array of gifts, including American Contemporary Craft, Judaica, Made in the USA, as well as unique art, glass and jewelry pieces.
Stephanie Fleischman 
2910 on the Square
2910 O'Donnell St.
Canton, MD 21224
(410) 675-8505

Stephanie Fleischman's 2910 on the Square has an extensive collection of gifts ranging "from the practical to the frivolous and fun." Are you looking for a handmade "Made in the USA" or a one-of-a-kind art piece for your home? 2910 on the Square has many pieces for the home, including home decor items, baby fashions and accessories, and gifts for any occasion. At the holidays and birthdays, find a gift for everyone on your list. Let's see what the shop's owner has to say about finding the best hostess gifts for this season's holiday parties.

Choose A Creative And Unique Gift

If you are looking for a unique gift, look no further than Baltimore Hand Painted Bricks. Choose an Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Federal Hill, Domino Sugar Building or Johns Hopkins Hospital painted brick. These bricks range in price from $30 to $40. 2910 on the Square also has an extensive collection of Judaica. The two-piece Kiddush Cup Set is made of anodized aluminum and each stemmed cup stands approximately 7.5 inches tall. Another item of Judaica that would make the perfect hostess gift for the holidays is the Friends Glass Menorah, a fused handmade art glass menorah.

Buy Made In The USA Gifts

2910 on the Square sells an extensive selection of Made in the USA handmade or manufactured items. The shop supports the Handmade in the USA and Buy Local Baltimore organizations. The store is also a member of the Craft Retailers' Association for Tomorrow, the 3/50 Project: Saving the Brick and Mortars Our Nation is Built on, and is an American Style Preferred Gallery. Always a supporter of Baltimore artisans, 2910 on the Square sells pieces by Deena Greenwood, Pam Corwin, Jones Glassworks, Hays Design and Maple Leaf Leather, to name just a few of the artists and craftspeople. Buy local at 2910 on the Square.

Look For Functional Or Consumable Gifts

Put your money where their mouth is. Buy a food gift the next time you need a hostess gift. People always love to eat. A "crabby" hostess gift available from 2910 on the Square is the Shore Seasonings Chesapeake Crab Cake Mix. Pair the Chesapeake Crab Cake Mix with the Crab Shaker and Chesapeake Bay Seasoning Set for a delightful, not to mention delicious, gift for your cooking friends. Toss in the Crab House Nuts to seal the tasty deal.

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Buy A Gift That Suits The Person You Are Buying For 

Does your sister-in-law love all things crabby? Then buy her a Crab Cookie Cutter. This crab cookie cutter has a sturdy tin handle and comes with a recipe card for making cookies and frosting. Or how about a Baltimore B'More Crabby Crab Mallet and Bottle Opener for the next crab and beer feast. Is there anything more Baltimore than eating crabs washed down with cold beer? For the doggie lover, how about a dog-themed gift, like the Shadow Dog Dusty Brown Dog Bowl?

Make A Good First Impression...Wrap The Gift

2910 on the Square offers complimentary gift wrapping services for items purchased in the store or purchased online. Another way to "dress up" your gift is to use a brightly colored or silver/gold gift bag and lots of crinkly tissue paper. Make your gift look like a million bucks. For a unique and elegant hostess gift, the Copper and Glass Crab & Sea Life Coaster Set is sure to please. This coaster set is handcrafted by the Artifacts Design Studio out of hand-lacquered copper edges that require no polishing. Another item from the Artifacts Design Studio is the Trinket Box with Copper Crinkles. This sparkly box measures 6" by 6".

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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writesit depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she candinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, travelingyou name it she wants to do it.
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