1331’s 13 Expert Picks for Holiday Gifting
‘Tis the season for giving, and we’ve curated a list of our favorite retailers from around the city. Whether you’re shopping for the ultimate DC sports fan or the local art appreciator, we have something for everyone on your list. Shop local this holiday season and dazzle your family and friends with our expert picks:
1. For the Vogue Trendsetter
Dupont Circle-based brand Eone designs sleek watches that make a statement on every wrist. With a mission to “create fashionable products that are accessible for everyone,” Eone offers a variety of designs like the Bradley Element White watch that will impress even the most fashionable of friends.
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2. For the World Traveler
Support local makers and find a gift for a client or colleague that’s always on the go at Stitch & Rivet. This American Made bag and leather goods studio has handmade accessories like the Weekender Duffel for wander-lusters that enjoy trips both near and far.
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3. For the Sports Enthusiast
It was a big year for the Nats, and this Washington Nationals Baseball Bottle Opener from Tokens & Icons is a must-have for fans to commemorate the epic World Series win. This authentic, game-used ball is an entertaining essential and the perfect stocking stuffer for a family member.
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4. For the Wine Connoisseur
We can’t think of a better gift for the wine-o in your life than a tour of DC’s first winery, District Winery. From learning the ropes of urban winemaking to tasting seven District Winery wines, this tour is sure to be a memorable experience for the grape-enthusiasts in your life
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5. For Chocolate Craver
For the relative who loves to eat dessert first, you can’t go wrong with the gift of sweets. Harper Macaw is a chocolatier located at The Wharf, only a short stroll away from 1331. We recommend the Rainforest Origin 5-Bar Gift Set for the ultimate chocolate sampling experience.
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6. For the Botanical Aesthete
Enchant someone’s day by sending something beautiful from DC-based flower delivery service, UrbanStems. The Holiday Collection features unique arrangements and plants like the Wintergreen bouquet that will spruce up any entryway or dinner table.
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7. For the Art Aficionado
DC-based artist Maggie O’Neill makes pop-impressionistic paintings that capture the city in a unique way. Stop by her pop-up at the Wharf to find items like the Cherry Blossom Print or Small print package that make distinguished gifts for Picasso-appreciators in your life.
Image Credit: Maggie O’Neill
8. For the Elegant Hostess
Looking for the perfect gift for someone with impeccable taste in home décor? Our friends over at Goldfinch, a luxury home and lifestyle boutique in Alexandria, offer a wonderful collection of curated goods including items like this Amare Tea Pot, Amare Sugar Bowl, and Amare Creamer that the friend who loves to host afternoon tea will love.
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9. For the Chic Entertainer
Items like the Ivory Cheese Knife Set, Abe Lincoln Flask, or Spanish Porron are excellent gift options for the friend who’s always hosting posh gatherings.
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10. For the Dapper Dresser
Hugh & Crye is a DC-based fashion brand that aims to make better-fitting menswear. Wardrobe staples like the Rushmore Red Blue Plaid Shirt and L’Enfant Blazer make perfect gifts for fashionable friends in the District.
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11. For the Caps’ Biggest Fan
Give the gift of the ultimate sports experience with Penalty Box Pack tickets to a Capitals game. Hockey fans will enjoy a night out watching their favorite team play from some of the best seats in the house with all-inclusive food & drinks, and a complimentary Caps jersey.
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12. For the Thoughtful Philanthropist
The holidays are a great time to give back, and what better way to honor your friend or relative than with a donation to a local charity in their name. Make an impact in the community with a contribution to organizations like the Smithsonian or Potomac Conservancy.
13. For the Architecture Buff
Any design fan will enjoy the architectural monograph Robert A.M. Stern Architects: Buildings and Projects 2015 – 2019, which celebrates five years of the globally recognized firm’s extraordinary portfolio. 1331 appears on page 539!
Washington, DC is full of remarkable local goods and experiences that make unique gifts for the holidays. Learn more about our neighborhood. http://bit.ly/2PzOEDN