Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

Shop Local to Find the Perfect Gift for Your Special Someone

That hard-to-buy-for person is always a challenge whether it’s your father-in-law, someone at work or that gift exchange under a certain price. Frederick County offers a variety of gift choices with the extra benefit to shop owners when you “Shop Local.” In addition to the wonderful gifts below, a versatile Downtown Frederick gift card may also be appreciated. 


Ec’clectibles features a carefully curated selection of meaningful gifts
for everyone on your gift-giving list every day of the year. Owner Paul Thompson shared, "There is a unique collection of 1200 Christmas ornaments that provide a way to give cherished keepsakes by preserving memories of moments together, of places traveled and of things you love. Shop in person at the store or online anytime

Unique, Meaningful Gifts   | $10 and up

Stadtkind Photograph Private Photoshoot

Annette Johnson provides photography for all those special life moments, including: newborn, child, case smash, high school sent, family and maternity. Choose a location or meet at her studio at Everedy Square, full of props and Couture dresses for girls ages 2-12 for Fine Art sessions. Schedule a photography session for that special someone.

Personal Photos with Pizazz | $375 and up

Maryland Double Decker Bus Tour 

Looking for a gift that WOW's those hard-to-buy-for-people in your life? Give them the gift of a completely different vantage point through downtown Frederick with a hop-on & hop-off ride aboard a vintage London Double Decker Bus in 2024. The open-topped 2nd deck will give them a unique and fun experience like none other in Frederick! Pre-Purchase tickets and be one of the first to ride.

New, fun experience in Frederick | pricing coming soon

Whispering Meadows Alpaca 

Close to three area wineries, this farm shop is a convenient stop for affordable, and different gift solutions. Environmentally friendly and non-itchy alpaca fibers are softer and warmer than sheep’s wool, perfect for winter’s chill. Plus, because alpaca wool is naturally wicking, both the medium-weight socks and the felt inserts are surprisingly perfect for sweaty summer feet. Choose a gift of socks, gloves, fuzzy stuffed animal toys, or even beautiful yarn for the crafter in your life.

Soft, Cozy, Environmentally Friendly | $15-$45

North Market Pop Shop

Surprise someone with a six-pack of their favorite flavor (or color) in a unique or vintage soda. Choose some funky labels or flavors for someone with a unique sense of taste. The plain and fanciful bottles are festive enough that you could even choose your favorite holiday color scheme. The challenge will be choosing from the huge selection of over 400 varieties of glass-bottled sodas. Don’t overlook the eclectic mix of candy for that sweet-tooth or sour-loving friend. When you finish shopping, gift yourself by having a special nostalgic treat.

Sodas, Scoops and Smiles | $20 - $25

Doctor Tint and Details

Who wouldn’t love the gift of a professionally detailed, cleaned, and polished vehicle?

An Exterior Detailing package includes removing bugs and tar, cleaning rims and tires, hand washing, Carnauba wax, interior cleaning, and more. The Ultimate Plus includes other top-line additional services, as well as clear-coat buffing designed to remove fine scratches and swirl marks that restore the paint’s shiny appearance. Their website has a link for purchasing a gift certificate. 

A Sparkling Clean “Ride” | $120 and up

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