As Marylanders rush around this time of year to find the perfect presents and treats, it’s important to remember the scores of wonderful Maryland-made products that can make the ideal gift.

Supporting Maryland manufacturers keeps profits local, supports our local communities – and in many cases also supports our historic districts where many of these products are sold. In one recent study researchers found that for every $100 spent at a local business, roughly $68 stays in the local economy. By comparison, the same $100 spent at a large business left only $43 in the local economy.

So, in the spirit of keeping it local and buying Maryland, Preservation Maryland presents our…


Be sure to tell them you heard it from Preservation Maryland!

Tessemae’s All Natural – Essex, MD

Tessemae’s All Natural brings a creative and fun approach to their long line of all-natural sauces, dressings, and condiments, including original recipes for Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, and Buffalo sauce, among many others. The company offers plenty of organic, gluten-free, kosher, and low sodium products to meet everyone’s preferences. Find them at Baltimore-area grocery stores or you can shop online.

Treason Toting Company – Baltimore, MD

A young, Fells Point-based company, Treason Toting Company consciously anchors itself to the many years of textile making and craftsmanship in Charm City. Treason offers fresh takes on backpacks, totes, duffels, and pouches, using high-quality leather and canvas to create eye-catching designs that last. Explore their selection for that stylish traveler on your holiday shopping list.

Max & Ruffy’s – Westminster, MD

Everyone’s well-behaved dogs deserve special holiday treats, too! So give them Max & Duffy’s. Started from making treats for their own dogs co-owners, Beth and Kelly, are based in Westminster and use only animal-free and vegan, organic, and nutritious ingredients from the best sourcee they can find. You can find these treats in many Maryland stores, which are all listed on their website or directly from Max & Ruffy’s website.

Bomboy’s Home Made Candy – Havre de Grace, MD

For nearly 40 years, Bomboy’s Candy has been making home made and delicious confections in Havre de Grace. With humble origins in a historic storefront, Jean and Barry Bomboy have grown their business through quality products and moved into a large building in 2000, but still make their sweet treats from old family recipes, including all types of chocolate, chocolate-covered pretzels, licorice, gummies, and ice cream in the summer.

Eddie’s of Roland Park – Baltimore, MD

A North Baltimore institution since 1944, Eddie’s now has multiple locations and provide the best in gourmet food for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a perfect roast or fresh ready-made sides for your guests, or would like to find a special product for a loved-one’s choosy palate, Eddie’s is the place to go. Try their Pride of Maryland gourmet gift baskets, or they also ship their famous crabcakes nationwide!

Dolle’s Candies – Ocean City, MD

Did you know? Before opening a small salt water taffy stand, Rudolph Dolle, first operated a carousel on the corner of Wicomico Street and the Ocean City boardwalk! In opening his candy store nearby in 1910, he created Dolle’s Candyland. Dolle’s still makes and sells their candies, taffy, popcorn, fudge, gummies, and other treats from the same location, along with extension locations, their Kandy Kar, and online.

Santoni’s Marketplace & Catering – Glyndon, MD

Literally, a home grown business that started in 1931 in an East Baltimore home and now located in Glyndon since 1986, Santoni’s Marketplace & Catering is now in its third generation of family ownership. A grocery, deli, and catering company, you can enjoy an outstanding selection of deli products, fresh produce, a smoothie bar, salads and subs. Santoni’s also offers catering for your holiday corporate or family celebrations.

Steyer Brothers Maple Syrup – Oakland, MD

Steyer Brothers has been in Western Maryland making maple syrup for over 100 years. Maple syrup is great for baking or treat yourself to real maple syrup all-year-long. Bottle sizes range from half-a-pint to one gallon, and you may want to pick up some maple candies or a decorative glass bottles. These folks are so old school, they don’t have a website and you’re going to have to call before stopping by 2735 Gorman Rd, Rt 560, Oakland, MD 21550.

Frederick Basket Company – Frederick, MD

If you can’t decide what to pick from all of Maryland’s bounty, the Frederick Basket Company can help! You can pick or customize baskets that include varieties of local craft beer, wine, spices, nuts and chocolates, jellies and jams, and soaps and creams. Delivery options are avaialble to the Frederick, Baltimore, and Rockville areas.


Thank you for Shopping Local, Maryland! And tell them Preservation Maryland sent you!