Gift Guides

Father’s Day Gift Guide from Samuel Parker Clothier


Tradition abounds this Father’s Day at Samuel Parker Clothier.  Check out what’s in store: Ivory bucks, made in America. Seaward and Stearn London handmade silk neckwear. Alligator belts with exquisite detail, made in USA. Bridle leather wallets made by hand in Italy for Ralph Lauren Purple Label in a variety of fun colors. A dresser caddy by Turnbull & Asser, Jermyn Street. You’re sure to find something for dad.


And there’s more, like soft and light Ralph Lauren signature cable knit cashmere crew necks in soft blue, pink, royal, navy and more wonderful spring/summer colors…


a large selection of dress shirts and neckwear by Polo Ralph Lauren, and…


Peruvian mercerized piques knits by Ralph Lauren in vibrant summer colors.


Gingham check or floral swimwear (or running shorts) are perfect for the pool or  the beach.


Hand-tailored sport jackets by Samuelsohn are designed especially for Samuel Parker Clothier. Rich patterns on light-weight fabric make them a summer favorite.


Bench-made footwear by Alden New England and Crockett & Jones, offer good-looking comfort and quality that will last.


Silk ties in playful summer patterns show dad you don’t think he’s too stodgy.  Combine them with a classic shirt for a stylish look.


Visit Samuel Parker, 6080 Fall Road, for your dad’s Father’s Day gift.  Hours: M – F 10 – 6, Sat – 10 – 5, Sun – closed.  For more information, visit the Samuel Parker website.


Father’s Day Shopping Ideas


Father’s Day is next week and it’s the perfect weekend to browse about for that special gift.  Whether your Dad goes more for the traditional or loves to be surprised, you’ll find some great ideas from our local shops.


Sharp Dresser and Sports Enthusiast with Rick Dempsey Ties

Baseball Hall of Famer, Rick Dempsey, teamed up with Fashion Hall of Famer, Christopher Schafer to create the Rick Dempsey Tie line.  Any man interested in baseball, sports, or just plain gorgeous neckwear will appreciate one of these beauties.  American hand-made with silks Mr. Dempsey personally selected, these ties speak for themselves.  They’re not just ties…they’re cool.  Bonus:  By purchasing one of these beauties, you will benefit Mr. Dempsey’s charity, Cool Kids Campaign. Click here to order online.



Traditional Gifts at Samuel Parker


For the traditional man, consider Samuel Parker Clothier in Lake Roland.  Not only is owner Ken Himmelstein a great resource for putting together the perfect outfit for any occasion, but his shop is chock full of quality accessories and interesting accents to make your favorite father feel special.



Personal, Unique, Loves A Story- Sprezzatura has your perfect gift!

Imagine sterling cuff links made with the gym floor of your Dad’s favorite team, or a bottle opener made with an authentic Orioles bat handle.  You will find it at Sprezzatura.  Plan to spend a while taking in all of the beautiful offerings, each hand selected from around the world by the owners.  From sexy European colognes, not easily found locally, to stainless steel spiked dog bowls (a perfect gift FROM Dad’s best friend) you will find something unique to surprise him.  Stop by where you can sip & shop as we’re offering wine, local cider and craft beer with hors d’oeuvres Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm.



Rick Dempsey Ties at Christopher Schafer Clothier



It’s often said that women have innumerable options when it’s time to dress up, but men have a decidedly more limited palette from which to choose. The necktie, of course, is the one article of clothing where men can really go all out. With this narrow strip of a fabric, men can express their personal style, and transform what might be an otherwise unremarkable outfit into a memorable ensemble.

Of course, the men at award-winning haberdashery Christopher Schafer Clothier would probably argue that men have plenty of choices when looking to dress up. It’s true, the bespoke options at Christopher Schaefer exude good taste and style, but for a small wardrobe pick-me-up, drop in for a look at the new collection of Rick Dempsey ties they’re carrying.

Find the Perfect Gift for Mom at Sprezzatura


Be delighted and intrigued by the collection of beautiful objects at Sprezzatura. From jewelry and fashion accessories to home décor and gifts for men, women and children, Sprezzatura — located in Stevenson Village — is your source for unique shopping.


Stepping into the store is like stepping into a well-curated museum: A sophisticated selection of original art, books, home accents and gourmet treats fill the collection. And you’ll always enjoy gorgeous fresh cut flowers and exceptional service at Sprezzatura, including signature gift-wrapping and a knowledgeable staff to help you find just what you need.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Sprezzatura will host afternoon wine and champagne daily from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the week before Mother’s Day, beginning Tuesday May 7.  Each day, the boutique will feature a selection of women’s fragrances, accessories and jewelry that mom will adore.

Expansive selection of gourmet teas



Unique imported fragrances






Mother’s Day Shopping Made Easy with Gifts at Halcyon House


Want to be certain you buy something mom will love?  Head to Halcyon House, the gift shop and home store of  renowned interior designer Stiles Colwill, close your eyes and point! The selection is just that good, with elegant home accessories, divine bed linens (a wide selection of John Robshaw lines the shelves), chic jewelry and more to make the store the place to a find sure-fire winning gift for mom.  See what’s in store below!

Handmade Ceramics


Agraria diffusers & soaps
Pono Tortoise jewelry
Rattan serving pieces
Vases & cachepots
Wheel Barrow Salad Bowl
Wheel Barrow Salad Bowl
Multiple colored leather clutches


Hand carved soapstone decorative boxes


Angela Caputi bracelets


Summer Tunics


Pewter Topiary salt & pepper shakers
Lafco scented soaps and candles
Decorative Mexican dishes
Mouthblown vases

Halcyon House Antiques


Score a Great Gift for Mom: Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Green Spring Station

M is for the many things she gave you…now it’s time to give back! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12.  We know it’s tough to buy for someone who always wants “nothing,”  but don’t resort to another coffee mug this year. Get yourself over to Green Spring Station, at Falls and Joppa Roads, where you’ll find gifts for mom like a soft, fluffy terrycloth robe from Yves Delorme, elegant jewelry from Bijoux or Misha & Co., books, stationery and more from The Pleasure of Your Company…the list goes on and on! See some of our favorites in the gallery below.

GSS added bonus: Flowers + Chocolate – Next Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, the boutiques will hand out to shoppers stemmed flowers from local growers, while supplies last. (One per customer per store.) In addition, The Velvet Chocolatier will open a pop-up shop at Green Spring Station starting May 1, that will run until Saturday, May 4, and again next week from May 8 – May 11. Yum!

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Treats from Green Spring Station



It’s not too late to shop for your loved one (or yourself!).  The shops at Green Spring Station offer beautiful jewelry, linens, parfumes, bags, clothes, cards, chocolate treats and special gift ideas…oh…beautiful sweetheart dresses for your wee sweethearts and dapper duds for your little dudes.  There is something special waiting for everyone on this year’s ‘love list’!

The Holidays at Halcyon House – Gift Guide 2012


Short on Christmas-list enthusiasm? Enter Halcyon House Antiques on Greenspring Avenue in the Greenspring Valley and find inspiration for the holidays like none other. The beloved antique shop of former BMA board chairman, art and antique historian, interior designer, style-setter and bon vivant Stiles Colwill, Halcyon House presents a feast for the shopping senses. Garland and lights adorn the entrance, delicate, beautiful glass ornaments decorate the tree and mantels, scents for the home fill the air, while goodies await in the kitchen. Yes, it has begun to look a lot like Christmas at Halcyon House, where you’ll find everything you need for the season of giving and more giving. We’ve assembled a few standout items you should not miss. Get started now!

Photos by Krista Smith.