Spring has sprung, and so has wedding season. As we all gear up to dress up in our wedding best, sip Champagne from an open bar and show our moves on the dance floor, we can’t forget to bring the happy couple a gift.
And what better way than to shop local and give a unique, handcrafted gift you won’t find in any big-box store.
To make wedding shopping easier, I’ve compiled a list of stores downtown that offer one-of-a-kind wedding gifts that any couple would appreciate. So whether it’s something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue, find the perfect gift downtown while supporting your community.
Relish Decor, 38 E. Patrick St.
Letter press wedding cards, kitchenware such as dinnerware sets, cutlery, pots and pans, serving and mixing bowls. Gifts also include recipe cards, cookbooks and the essentials for mixing a good cocktail. Wedding registries are also available.
Ec’clectibles, 13 E. Patrick St.
Custom jewelry, accents for the kitchen such as serving dishes, tea towels, tablecloths, cookbooks and more. It also has decorative finishings for the home, such as picture frames, and other gifts that are perfect for a dinner party.
Creme de la Creme, 207 N. Market St.
Home essentials including dinnerware, home accents, soaps, candles, pillows, tablecloths and more. Wedding registries are also available.
En Masse Luxe, 141 N. Market St.
Tea towels, aprons, candles, soaps, perfumes, colognes, lotions, potpourri and diffusers.
The Muse, 19 N. Market St.
Handcrafted gifts including original artwork and note cards, succulents, coasters, garden accessories, jewelry, ceramics, candles and more.
Frederick Basket Company, 12 N. East St.
A variety of gift baskets such as craft beer baskets, wine and cheese, tea and coffee and spa baskets. The basket company will soon be offering a variety of wedding gifts and hotel gift bags for your wedding guests.
Dream House, 102 E. Patrick St.
Offers art and home accessories like a wine decanter, vases, mirrors and pillows as well as home fixtures.
Curious Iguana, 12 N. Market St.
A variety of cookbooks for the couple who cook together.
Edgeworks, 200 N. Market St.
Kitchen cutlery with a special downtown collection. The collection includes knives that are made with VG-10 fishbone Damascus blades and G-10 handles, which provide excellent edge holding.
That’s not all. Downtown also has a variety of art galleries — for those couples who have a lot of art — antique stores and jewelry stores. Downtown Frederick also offers gift cards that are accepted at more than 180 downtown businesses, including spas and restaurants.
So whether it’s the perfect serving dish, a staple art piece or a fun gift basket, impress the newlyweds with a unique, local gift from downtown Frederick.