Blossom and Basket Boutique
“We are so much more than flowers,” says Ellie Bonde of Blossom and Basket Boutique, the Mount Airy shop that she and her daughter, Rene Bonde Shiffler, have owned for 18-plus years. The boutique encompasses an award-winning floral design business and a gift shop. Ellie creates the unique, themed gift baskets, and she is passionate about featuring locally sourced food items and art. Blossom and Basket Boutique’s retail gift shop carries wall art, Christmas designs, jewelry, food items and so much more, all from local artisans. BlossomandBasket.com
Shinola Shines at Ec’clectibles
Paul Thompson is beyond excited about adding Shinola watches to his ever-changing collections. Shinola has partnered with Ec’clectibles on East Patrick Street to be a distributor of their stunningly beautiful, precision-made, hand-crafted watches.
“When I read about Shinola, I thought it was such an amazing story,” Paul says. “I was impressed that this Detroit-based company hires and trains local people to be able to do the precision work that is required. We are so proud to be able to bring these works of art to Frederick.”
Gift Ideas from Wireless Zone
Victoria LaRocca enjoys helping people and has found her niche working at Wireless Zone in The Shops of Monocacy. When it comes to gift ideas for the holidays, Victoria is quick to suggest a smartwatch.
“These are great for everyone,” Victoria says. “They do lots of fun things like track your steps, and they can even monitor your level of stress! Accessories such as wireless charging pads or phone cases are also perfect for gift giving. We have something for everyone.”
Woofin’ It in Frederick
“Who wouldn’t want to play with puppies all day?” asks Joanna Price, owner of Woofin’ It.
“I’ve always loved animals and knew I wanted to do something meaningful to me, so I came up with this!”
For three years, Woofin’ It has provided in-home pet concierge services all around the county. The team of committed pet lovers ensures that your beloved pet doesn’t have to go to a kennel.
“That gives pet parents such peace of mind. We love their pets and treat them like our own.”