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From chains to funky mom and pops, Baltimore's got all the shopping options you can imagine. Here's some help to navigate you through the city's retail jungle.

Shopping in Baltimore: The Best Places to Shop

Shop Local: Holiday Shopping in the Baltimore Area
As the holidays approach, consider skipping the malls and supporting local businesses and artisans by shopping at these holiday craft shows. Not only will you find a variety of unique gifts, but you'll also be keeping your money in Maryland. With so many options, why would you shop anywhere else?

Christmas Tree Farms in the Baltimore Area
Nothing beats a trip to a Christmas Tree Farm near Baltimore to get you into the holiday spirit. Maryland has several Christmas tree farms where you can select, then chop down your perfect tree. Here's an alphabetical roundup of Baltimore-area Christmas tree farms. It’s a good idea to call ahead.

Best Bookstores in Baltimore
Baltimore was once known as “The City That Reads.” Although the nickname didn’t stick, there are still a handful of bookstores in Baltimore where you can get lost in stacks of novels, comics, memoirs, or whatever you prefer to read.

Maryland Tax Forms and Filing Taxes
If you earned income from a source in Maryland, you are probably required to file a tax return in Maryland. These valuable resources can help make the process of filing taxes in Maryland less complicated.

Federal Hill Shops
Find a store you're looking for in historic Federal Hill.

Outlet Malls Near Baltimore
At these outlet malls near Baltimore you can shop and save on brand names.

Holiday Craft Shows in the Baltimore Area

Fells Point Shops
Shopping in one of the city's best-known neighborhoods.

Ethnic Markets in Baltimore
From Asian supermarkets to Italian delis, the many ethnic markets in Baltimore are one of the city’s true gems. Whether you’re looking to pick up some already prepared comfort food favorites or pick up a hard-to-find ingredient for an ethnic recipe, there is certainly no shortage of options throughout Baltimore.

Bike Baltimore: Best Bike Shops in Baltimore
Whether you’re a novice or an experience rider, these bike shops in Baltimore will get you ready to hit the road.

Best Costume Shops in Baltimore
Whether you're looking to find the perfect outfit for a costume party or you have a killer idea for a Halloween getup, these stores can provide the inspiration and accessories to make you the life of the party.

Hampden Village Merchants Assoication
One of the city's funkiest little enclaves is a great place to get your shop on.

Harborplace and the Gallery
The city's best-known shopping district.

Harbor East
The city's newest - and most chic - shopping district.

Baltimore Christmas Gifts

Baltimore-themed Christmas gifts are a timeless way to tell someone you love them - and you love their town. Books, movies, sports gear and more make a great Christmas, Hannukah or other holiday gift for friends and family

Photos with Santa in Baltimore
Kids (and in some cases, pets) can strike a holiday pose with Santa and tell him what they want for the holidays at these Baltimore area malls and other locations.

Best Vintage Boutiques in Baltimore
Looking to ensure you don't show up at an event wearing the same department store threads as everyone else? Then check out some of the best vintage boutiques in Baltimore.

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