Earlier this year, our readers picked Family Favorite winners from a variety of categories. We had so many great winners, that they became the perfect resource for our first official Family Favorites Holiday Gift Guide. Here are the area's most sought after gifts from your favorite places.
Greenstreet Garden’s Poinsettias
Locally grown on the farm in the center of Lothian, Md. Poinsettias come in a variety of colors and sizes. Pick a traditional bloom or customize your poinsettias with sparkly tinsel, pine, evergreen, ribbon and more! Prices start at $5.99.
Calvert Marine Museum
From the collectible "Goodnight Books" series, this adorable board book takes you from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore to Ocean City and everything in between. $9.99
This five-inch-long, resin mermaid is perfect for a Christmas tree or year-round decoration. $7.99
Westfield Annapolis Mall
The perfect gift for friends, family or coworkers. These cards can be spent virtually anywhere in the U.S. that accepts American Express Cards. Plus, they have no expiration of funds, and are lovingly wrapped and ready to give. westfield.com
Enjoy the fresh-cut forest from the comfort of your home with this flameless, fragrant decorative piece. This diffuser is wrapped in natural cherry wood, with beautifully decorated pine needle designs, perfectly sized for intimate settings. $40
Mission Escape Gift Card
A real-life escape experience designed for groups up to 12 people. Work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room in 50 minutes or less. Check out the new Santa's Workshop room! $29 & up. missionescaperooms.com
Stop by the best toy store in Maryland and pick up some MAGNA-TILES by Valtech. These awesome magnetic building tiles range from $54.99 to $124.99 (ages 3–8).
Or for some family fun grab the Harry Potter Clue Game by HASBRO $39.99 (age 9 and up). franklinstoystore.com
Creative visitors choose their ceramic art piece then paint it into their very own masterpeice to take home. A trip to this a contemporary "paint-your-own-pottery studio" is the perfect gift for the artists on your gift list. picnpaintpottery.com
Severna Park Gymnastics/Thrive
For a child full of energy, give the gift of movement with one of the many classes offered at Severna Park Gymnastics or Thrive.
The options include no-school camps, summer camp, or art classes. Prices vary. thrivegymnastics.com
Monte Restaurant Group
The perfect gift for a foodie. Monte offers atmospheres perfect for a casual dinner for the family or cocktails after work. Grab a gift certificate for one of their establishments: Squisito Pizza & Pasta, Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Meatballs, Etc. monterdg.com
'Tis the season to B'more Giving, and there is no better way to show your loved ones you care than with an award-winning breakfast, brunch or lunch at one of Miss Shirley's three locations in Maryland—Roland Park, Inner Harbor or Annapolis! missshirleys.com
To get a complete list of our Family Favorites visit winners, click here.