Gift Guide – For the Parents | Union Market District
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Byrdland Records

1264 5th st NE

Update your audio set up and get ready to enjoy music at its finest with an Ion Premier LP Turntable ($130) from Byrdland Records. Turn it up to eleven with a best-in-class turntable and listen to music the way it was intended. Take a spin through the store for some fresh vinyl from Byrdland’s selection of classic soul, indie rock, hip-hop, folk and more!

Grand Cata

La Cosecha, 1280 4th St NE 

Grand Cata knows that cold weather means cozy wines. Impress even the biggest oenophile with a subscription to Grand Cata’s Wine Club (Subscriptions from $40 per month). Each month, Wine Club members are introduced to two wines from a selection of Latin American countries. In addition to vino, memberships include exclusive tastings at monthly release parties and exclusive perks and discounts.


Framebridge, 1262 4th St NE 

Framebridge’s holiday shop is designed for everyone on your list. Shop custom frames starting at $50, packaged in a gift box and bow. Need a little extra something? Framebridge’s in-store gifts include curated art prints, frameable puzzles, adorable hammers and hanging tools, candles, shelfie items and more.

Three Littles

Union Market, 1309 5th st NE 

Scoot & Ride HighwayKick ($130) is a 2-in-1 kickboard for the littlest riders. When your tot is ready, the seat easily folds into the handlebar converting the scooter into a stand-up kickboard. The best part? No tools are needed!

Peregrine Coffee

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE 

Considered by DC coffee connoisseurs as the premier place for a cup of joe, Peregrine Espresso has earned mentions from Food & Wine and Bon Appetit. Grab a great last-minute gift from the long-standing Union Market coffee shop, a branded mug and a bag of holiday wintry mix beans ($30).


Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

KREWE’s bold statement frames are just begging to get outside. The design-oriented company believes eyewear from New Orleans is more than form and function, it’s a lifestyle. Visit KREWE’s tiny house on Neal Place in front of The Market or shop online for unexpected and flattering frames with a healthy dose of character. Pictured: BEAU NYLON in black ($445), MARGOT in caffe dolce ($255) and SADIE in poppy + petal ($315).

La Jambe

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Expand your French palate with La Jambe’s charcuterie board starter kit ($59), which comes with a charcuterie book, cheese board, French jam and baguette to build your own board à la maison. Add artisan honey, prosciutto and a bottle of fortified wine from Le Jambe’s extensive selection. It’s the perfect gift for your hard-to-impress Francophile BFF, snag a slam-dunk host gift or simply imagine yourself in the City of Lights.

Vitis Fine Wines + Spirits

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE 

Need a quick gift? reach for an all-inclusive cocktail kit from Vitis Fine Wines. For the aspiring mixologist in your life, nothing is easier than the gift of an at-home cocktail. All sets are complete, they’ll just need to mix or shake! Pro tip: pick up a few for stocking stuffers and win the holiday gift game.
Dry Vodka Martini, $22
Moscow Mule, $18
Gin & Tonic, $23
Dry Gin Martini, $28
Dirty Martini, $28
Double Rye & Ginger, $25


La Cosecha, 1280 4th St NE 

Perk up your family get-togethers and dinner table conversation with Café Unido‘s bagged coffee, hot sauce and travel mugs. With a bag of Unido’s best-selling La Harpia Blend (12 oz, $16), Miir tumblers ($25-35) and Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce ($10), it’s the best part of waking up. Other than presents, of course.

District Cutlery

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

If you want to be a great chef, you need the right tools. Trade in the sad, dull knife that still struggles to cut tomatoes for the Masutani Damascus Santoku Knife ($85). This “workhorse” knife is a must-have, designed to perform well at any kitchen task. District Cutlery’s chef knives are center-weighted and balance thinness and precision with durability and strength. Plus, they will sharpen and straighten it for you before it ships (or leaves the counter).

Blue Bottle

Blue Bottle, 1250 4th St NE

For the coffee snob in your life, get them what they really want: a pour-over kit from Blue Bottle ($65). Blue Bottle‘s includes everything they’ll need to get caffeinated: a dripper, 30 filters, carafe and pour-over brew guide.

Warby Parker

Warby Parker, 1285 4th St NE

However you celebrate, Warby Parker has merriment-inspiring frames, gift cards, and accessories to make your season a success—and all winter long, every pair of glasses or sunglasses comes in eye-popping, ready-to-unwrap packaging designed by artist Amrita Moreno. Purchase any two or more prescription pairs, and receive 15% off, like magic. (Restrictions apply.)