The Pleasure of Your Co. Gift Guide: Triumph Over Holiday Giving

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Innovative and imaginative gifts from The Pleasure of Your Company will bring smiles to the faces of your friends and loved ones. Forget about the same-old same old, TPOYC stocks Baltimore-themed gifts, joke books for kids, coffee table books for dog lovers, monogrammed presents of every stripe and more!  If you are looking for something to show personality, humor, and fun, look first to The Pleasure of Your Company.  Start by seeing what’s in store, below!


Metal Monogram
Love this personalized wreath. Metal monogram is perfect to hang in the middle of a simple wreath of greenery for a dramatic door display. Monogram is black, but you can easily transform it with a can of spray paint. Several sizes of monograms are available – the 12” circle shown here is $50.00.


Grandma Platter

Great news – Museware has ramped up their production and we can take orders for Christmas through December 10th this year for all of their personalized platters.

Museware pottery is hand created in a historic mill in Manchester, NH that the artisans describe as “hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and when the wind blows, antique dust falls into our hair.” This 12” square platter for a favorite Grandma has the names of all her favorite little ones inscribed in the background. The names are repeated as space allows. Natural color with gray lettering as shown. $145.00555974_10151787135640735_1469535733_n

Vintage Sweet Indulgence Dish

8” x 15” white ceramic Sweet Indulgence platter is a great size for serving desserts. It comes with a vintage-look serving utensil with the words “Sweet Indulgence” stamped into it. $35.75

Sir Elton John’s Holiday Classic Candle
A blend of evergreen and balsam fir needles combined with rich woods and a sparkling citrus accord. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Sir Elton John’s Holiday will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Eight oz., burn time 50 hours.









Nora Fleming
This is a favorite with our customers for the holidays this year – they are flying out!
Nora Fleming’s platters and mini-inserts make it easy to have the perfect serving dish for every holiday and occasion without tying up storage space and spending a fortune. Glazed white platters, serving dishes, and cake displays are available in several sizes. Then, about 50 mini-inserts are available – from Adirondack chairs and baseball gloves and American flags for summer celebrations, to footballs and pumpkins and turkeys for the fall, and Santas, Christmas wreathes and snowmen for the holidays, and of course, we’ve got a great crab for Maryland! Serving pieces range from $43.00-$65.00and mini-inserts are $12.50 each.


Baltimore Plate with Baltimore Napkins
Hometown Baltimore charm! 7” square ceramic serving plate has sketches of Baltimore landmarks around the edge, paired with a package of our best-selling napkins: “The best thing about living in Baltimore is that if I don’t know what I’m doing, someone else always does.” Exclusively at The Pleasure of Your Company. Shown with red napkins – other colors are available. $35.25


Beatriz Ball
Beatriz Ball serving dishes look like beautiful, burnished silver but are handmade from polished aluminum – which retains its finish and never needs repolishing. The new pieces we brought in this fall are stunning – they work in both traditional and contemporary settings and turn any table into a showcase that looks straight out of a magazine. Prices range from $50.00 to $150.00 and fit any gift budget.


Bla Bla Dolls
We love our irresistibly cute menagerie of Bla Bla dolls. The founders of Bla Bla Kids stumbled across a village of knitters on a trip to Peru and turned their find into a line of soft, cuddly knitted animals. I’m finding that the look of these dolls goes really well with the décor that new parents are using for their baby’s nursery. 18” dolls, $59.00


Bling Wipes
Great stocking stuffers and gifts for a bunch of girlfriends!
Bling Wipe jewelry towelettes clean off oil, makeup, lotion and other dulling residue and put the sparkle back in your bling. Each box contains 10 individually packaged towelettes. $12.95


38 extraordinary, amazing and heartwarming tales of love, loyalty and life with dogs. This would be the perfect gift for someone hard to buy for. Written by Rebecca Ascher-Waish, a founding director of the Déjà vu Foundation, an organization devoted to raising funds for the care of rescue dogs. $14.95

Dog Shaming
Dog Shaming is a laugh-out-loud collection of photos of dogs confessing their biggest sins. Anyone who has unconditionally loved a dog in spite of their transgressions will love this book. Check out their website$15.00


Gullah Gourmet
Our customers who spend time in the South recognize the Gullah Gourmet brand of award-winning, low country gourmet foods, and tell us how good it is. The adorable packaging makes it a wonderful gift to give (think teacher’s gifts, girlfriend’s gifts, gifts to the book club and so on) and the recipes are all easy to prepare and make up hearty servings. We have Gullah Gumbo, Fried Green T’matas, Peach Cobbler, Fried Oysta Batter, Lobsta Bisque, She Crab Soup and others. Starting at $7.95/bag.


Hill House Design Stationery
Our own designs of correspondence cards and lined envelopes are a store favorite. We use A6 size cards and fabulous papers from Rifle, Smock and Sugar Paper to make the linings. 25 cards, printed, with lined envelopes, $55.75. Other quantities and printed return address available.
An entertaining gift book for kids (ages 7 and up):
Jokelopedia is full of 1700 jokes, riddles and puns – sufficiently dumb and silly enough to be fun, but they also build vocabulary and the puns make you think about the different meanings of words. $11.95

Kate Libby 2014 Wall Calendar
It’s back! A favorite with our customers – we have a list of people to call every year when the new Kate Libby wall calendar arrives. The 11 x 14 poster calendar can be framed and displayed one month at a time or do what we do in the store – frame all 12 months and fill a whole wall with Kate Libby’s cheerful art images. $30.00 Black frame available separately $10.00
155750_10151787095665735_748128266_nKate Spade “Eat Cake for Breakfast” Journal 
Gathering notes for your autobiography? Eat Cake for Breakfast invites you to journal the happy occasions and light-hearted moments of your life. 300 lined pages in a hot pink, cloth hard cover book, with 6 coordinating ribbon bookmarks. 5.5” x 8.5” $26.00
1465322_10151787098625735_1596235599_nKate Spade 12-Month Desktop Agenda
This 12-month Kate Spade spiral agenda features gorgeous watercolor graphics along with a multitude of must-have organizational pages. Each month is shown on facing pages and then each day has a page broken into hourly appointment times. Diary also includes 15 pages for notes, address pages, 2 pages for favorite restaurant notes, and 2 pages to keep track of birthdays. $38.00  (We also have the refill pages for other sizes of Kate Spade diaries)
These have to be seen in person to appreciate the intricate combination of technology and art in the 3D details of these laser cut framed city maps. A perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for man who has everything. A creative wedding gift to capture memories of a proposal and courtship. A great welcome or going away gift for someone starting out in a new city. Law firms with offices in Baltimore, DC and New York? The maps would make perfect reception area art.
And, at $165.00 each, you can group several 18 x 24” maps of meaningful cities on a wall for an inexpensive but very impressive display. We carry Baltimore, DC, New York, London and Paris in the store, but can special order many other cities for you. $165.00
Metal Monogrammed Crab
We love this new line! Order the cut metal monogram. It comes with magnets for mounting the monogram on to a variety of backings. We are showing it with the crab (a must-have for Marylanders!) – apple, pumpkin, rabbit, baby girl dress, baby boy romper, reindeer, anchor, and other designs are also available to change your monogram for every season and occasion. The metal monogram comes in black, but you can easily spray paint it a different color for every season. Monogram: $50.00. Backers: $50.00.
Safari BookThis photicular book is like having video in a book. The first page describes how the lenticular photography technology works to bring film-like, fluid motion to photographs. African animals walk and gallop across the pages, gorillas munch a leaf, and elephants flap their ears. Great photos along with lots of facts and stories about African animals. $24.95
Scribble Linens Runner
Chalk cloth table runners and squares with reversible fabric back. You can write the names of wines, cheeses, or what’s in the side dishes on the cloth with the supplied chalk. Or use it for placecards – we’d like the look of tracing the outline of the dinner plate, cutlery and glasses in chalk and then writing the guest’s name in the “plate.” $45.00 and $75.00
Dog Pillowcases
If you own a dog, you get it. The new puppy arrives – you set out to crate train, to have boundaries and make the rules and be ALPHA. Chairs, sofas, and the bed are OFF LIMITS. And then somehow in too short a time, you head towards your sofa and the dog opens one eye and stretches out further to let you know that, except for one small corner, it belongs to him. Or her. And the bed. You wake up scrunched on the very edge of the bed with no blankets. Just try to take the bed back – she who weighs 40 lbs. turns into a 200 lb. sack of cement and DOES NOT MOVE.
So for all our fellow dog lovers, we now have pillowcases that rub it in. Gift a pair to a new dog owner and listen to them say “no way.” Yeah, right. $35.00/set 2 pillowcases


Chris Frederick

Account Manager at Baltimore Fishbowl
Chris is the Account Manager for Baltimore Fishbowl.With 30+ years of experience in media, a background in journalism and a career in advertising and marketing, Chris has spent the past 5+ years dedicated to Baltimore Fishbowl, helping local businesses reach Baltimore Fishbowl viewers, with a little writing sprinkled in here and there.
Chris Frederick

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