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Greyhound Gift Guide

Loyola’s 2020 holiday gift guide features products and businesses run, created, and owned by Loyola alumni
Only weeks before Christmas and you’ve got gifts to buy
Before Santa’s reindeer take to the sky.
You want to present sheer delights that astound,
Not treats from the Pole, but instead from a Hound!
These gifts come straight off a Loyola grad’s sleigh,
And they’ll fit ’neath your tree, tied with red, green, and grey

Check out our holiday gift guide featuring products and businesses run, created, and owned by Loyola alumni—and find something special for everyone on your list!


Close-up shot of a bacon cheeseburger

Co-founded by Russ Miller, ’93, and Marigot Miller, M.Ed. ’11, The Abbey Burger Bistro prides itself on their enticing selection of burgers—from rotating exotic meats like antelope to locally-raised dry-aged black angus and handmade vegetarian and vegan options.


Exterior of The Still pub with a rainbow in the background

This Irish community pub in Timonium, Md., is owned by Dorsey Baldwin, ’63. The Still proudly serves pints and hearty fares—like their bangers and mash and corned beef and cabbage—in an authentic traditional Irish atmosphere.


Close-up shot of a wine glass and wine bottle

Rob Deford, MBA ’95, president and owner of Boordy Vineyards, has more than 50 years in the wine industry. Deford’s family bought the vineyard in 1980, and today the historic 46-acre property features award-winning wines and a gift shop inside a 19th century barn.


Model wearing a long sleeve t-shirt from the Chesapeake Collection

Inspired by his marketing classes at Loyola and his love of the Chesapeake Bay, 2016 graduate Matthew Wilmer co-founded Chesapeake Collection, which features shirts for adults and children, as well as ties, hats, and belts in colorful prints. Chesapeake Collection donates $1 from every item sold to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to support the preservation of the Bay.


Framed photo diptych

Known for their attention to detail and superior customer service, Coyle Studios specializes in commercial and fine art photography, photo restoration, and custom framing, and 360 virtual tours. The team at Coyle Studios, including 1988 grad John Coyle, has been delivering excellence for more than two decades.


Ornamental metal bracelet

Metalsmith and designer Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano, ’97, creates one-of-a-kind jewelry made from brass, copper, and sterling in her home studio for Designs by Adrienne.


Vintage pin fixated on a mannequin

2005 graduate Michelle Betton creates vintage-inspired pins for women and men, handmade in Washington, D.C. Fixations Jewelry also features vintage-made-modern earrings.


Collection of fruits and snacks in a gift box

Fruition Gifts arranges and delivers beautiful fine fruit gifts for the holidays. The business is owned and operated by Norman Vitrano, ’61, and his wife, Mary Lou; Jay Hotem, ’88, serves as COO.


Opened box of chocolates

Following traditional Swiss family recipes from Glarus, Switzerland, Ben, ’94, and Jennifer Weber Hauser, ’99, create and sell a variety of delectable treats through Glarus Chocolatier. The official licensed chocolate maker of Sagamore Spirit Whiskey chocolates, their specialties include fresh-cream truffles, Balinese sea salt bars, dark chocolate sauce, almond bark, and peppermint bark.


Exterior photo of Green Fields Nursey with foliage in front

Peter Bieneman, 90, master landscape architect, is general manager of Green Fields Nursery & Landscaping. Located in Baltimore, Md., Green Fields has everything to deck your halls for the holiday: poinsettias, topiaries, custom wreaths and bows, garland and greens, and lights, ornaments, and tree stands. They’ll even deliver a Christmas tree to your door (and take care of setting it up)!


Julie Huhn posing with her hand-sewn shirts

Julie Huhn, ’94, discovered her unique sense of style from years consulting Wall Street colleagues and her experience working at Ralph Lauren on Madison Avenue with an extensive list of private clientele. Using the finest Italian fabrics, measured and hand-sewn locally, her men’s clothing line, JHuhn, blends elements of classic bespoke with a modern sophisticated expression.


Canopy sign for Kingston Wine Co.

Kingston Wine Co., owned by Michael, ’04, and Theresa Drapkin, ’05, stocks natural, classic, traditionally-made wines in their shop—and features a wine share program. The program provides two bottles of wine accompanied by winery profiles and recipes for pairing, and is available in three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions.


Close-up photo of sticky buns

Kizbee’s Kitchen is a dedicated gluten-free bakery, founded and owned by 2007 graduate Jenna Kisby. With cakes, cupcakes, and cookies to bread pudding, pies, and more, Kizbee’s uses simple, high-quality ingredients to make everything from scratch in its Egg Harbor City, N.J., location.


'NO GENDER' hat design by Kris Harring

This emerging gender-neutral apparel brand embraces all who embrace themselves. Founded by Brooklyn-based designer Kris Harrington, ’06, Kris Harring designs, develops, and manufactures timeless staples that can easily transition from day to evening.


Two models wearing matching athletic wear sets

MANMAKER Sports prides itself on integrating function and style into every detail of its athletics bottoms, from stitching to waistbands, for both men and women. Mary Thackston Evert, ’96, launched her athletic apparel line in South Florida in 2015. The company’s newest retail item features an antimicrobial face mask that is light and breathable. Loyola alumni can enter the code HOUNDS at checkout for a special 25% discount or us this link (offer valid until Jan. 4).


Portrait photo of young family posing outdoors

Capture special moments with a session with Maria Linz Photography. Owner and photographer Maria Linz O’Brien, ’05, and her team work to capture beautiful, time-honored moments and special occasions, from engagements and weddings to maternity, births, and family portraits.


Various flavor bags of popcorn in a gift box

Perfect for gift-giving, Popsations Gourmet Popcorn features artisan recipes containing the finest ingredients founded by Robin Miller Garrison, MBA ’94. Indulge in more classic-flavored popcorn like caramel or cheddar, or venture into white chocolate caramel drizzle or crabby caramel. All flavors are gluten-free. Gift boxes, ribbon bags, and decorative tins are available for the holiday season.


Group of candles sitting on a table

Pure Scents Candle Company is a family-owned-and-operated business, specializing in natural soy candles. Owner Margaret Mace, ’86, creates the hand-poured candles with American-grown soy vegetable wax and lead-free, cotton wicks that are drenched in pure fragrance oils.


Collection of monogrammed travel bags and handbags

Founded by 1992 grad Kirsten Buchenberger Marchioli and her mother, Rarebits features beautifully hand-made, monogrammed, embroidered, and personalized gifts for every member of the family, including treasured pets.


Close-up photo of a cooked steak

Owned by 1964 grad Ed Burchell, Roseda Farm specializes in local all-natural Black Angus beef that's pasture-raised, grain-fed, and dry-aged to delicious perfection the old-fashioned way. Give family and friends the gift of dinner this holiday season! Roseda offers seven different packages, a freezer beef program, and custom cuts.


Model posing in clothes from the Sail to Sable brand

Combining her passions of fashion with a coastal lifestyle, Jennifer Stocker, ’05, created Sail to Sable in 2012. The brand, which is sold at more than 400 retailers nationwide, boasts classic designs that incorporate timeless elements of clean stripes, bold hues, upscale fabrics, and bright trims.


Set of silver earrings with gemstones

Crafted by artisans around the world, Silvergirl Sterling, owned by Lois Kessel Weeks, ’88, sells fine sterling silver jewelry featuring fun and funky designs with a beach flare. Designs are sold through their online store and available wholesale to finer retail establishments.


Collection of logos of restaurants managed by Table 95

Founded and managed by 1994 graduate Brian Harrington, Table 95 Hospitality group showcases a variety of independently owned and operated businesses—from contemporary American, a craft kitchen and bar, steaks and seafood, and BBQ restaurants to sports bars and pubs—in cities all over the East Coast, including Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Boston, and New York City.


Cans of varying flavors of drinks by Tempo Beverages

Tempo Beverages, co-founded by Austin Gallagher, Ph.D., ’08, is a line of organic, sparkling teas crafted to provide an uplifting source of clean energy. The drinks are zero calorie, zero sugar, and contain organic ingredients with scientifically supported health benefits.


Display of varying types of candies

Recognized as the oldest candy maker in Baltimore, Md., Wockenfuss Candies is a family-owned business that has served delectable treats for more than 100 years. Four generations of the Wockenfuss family, including Janice Wockenfuss-Motter, ’95, help to create sweets ranging from gourmet truffles to caramel specialties.

Visit these businesses’ websites or follow them on social media for the most current information regarding hours of operation, placing online orders, delivery options, and more.