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Here for the right Rieslings

Old World Wine + Cheese Basket ($75)

The best of the old world in one basket. Expand your French palate with a carefully curated selection of wine, charcuterie and cheese. La Jambe’s Old World Wine + Cheese basket comes with a bottle of Bordeaux Château Cazenove, cheese and charcuterie assortment for two, a box of Farmhouse crackers, artisan jam, dried fruits and mixed nuts. 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.

La Jambe
1309 5th St NE

Happy Hour, Any Hour.

Monthly Cocktail + Spirits subscription ($25-$180/month)

Even if you can’t take a vacation, Serenata’s cocktails transport you on a rhythmic journey through the countries of Latin America, exploring the cocktails, food and culture. Explore the “Boarding Pass Program” and board a cocktail plane traveling to a new Latin American country every month. Want to take it up a notch? Choose “For The Adventurer,” featuring hand-picked spirits from Serenata’s Beverage Director, Andra ‘AJ’ Johnson. If that’s not enough, all memberships come with a monthly treat from the Serenata kitchen like chicken empanadas, pandebono or black bean dip.

1280 4th St NE

Colombia in 23 Courses

$200 Elcielo gift card with 3 wine pairings

Take a magical trip through Colombia with Michelin-starred, Elcielo and Chef Juanma Barrientos. Elcielo believes in creating experiences for the senses through dishes and rituals. By combining ancestral and avant-garde cooking techniques, Colombian fruits and vegetables and local ingredients, Elcielo tells a story in a stunning 23-course tasting menu.

The Fine Print:

Buy a $200 gift card to receive 3 complimentary wine pairings (per person). Must make a reservation before December 31, 2021. Gift card available through December 19, 2021. Email your request to [email protected]

1280 4th St NE

Across the Pond

British Holiday Family Feast ($59)

Bringing Great Britain’s food front and center to the DC food scene, Union Market’s Aboveground is British food “done proper.” You don’t have to go across the pond for real-deal favorites like Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken and Leek Pie, Pork Pie, Steak and Ale Pie, English Peas, Mushy Peas, Braised Red Cabbage and Triple Cooked Chips with an assortment of sauces.

1309 5th St NE

Fancy a Sweet Tooth?

British Sweets Gift Basket ($35)

Bringing Great Britain’s food front and center to the DC food scene, Union Market’s Aboveground is British food “done proper.” Make it a double decker feast with a British Sweets Gift Basket of beloved Brit candy bars and biscuits.

1309 5th St NE

Experience the Art of Chocolate

La Cosecha Awarded Collection Box of 25 Truffles ($62)

Arcay Chocolates is the creation of Anabella Arcay, an award-winning Venezuelan Master Chocolatier. Arcay is recognized as an internationally acclaimed Chocolatier for her mouth-watering (and beautiful!) chocolates and desserts. Indulge your palate with a custom box of truffles filled with unique flavors like Blackberry Cardamom, Lemon Basil, Tamarind and Lavender. Arcay’s chocolate is crafted from selected single-origin cocoa and uses the finest ingredients without preservatives.

Arcay Chocolates
1280 4th St NE

Hecho a Mano

Yekuana Baskets ($75-120) Wayuu Clutches ($45) Venezuelan Handmade Jewelry ($40-86)

Each piece from ArtTepuy has a story. Founder Tamara Barnabei sells handmade jewelry, home décor, art prints and accessories supporting and empowering artisans in Latin America. This year, get everyone on your list something unique and meaningful; from Yekuana baskets made by women deep in the Amazon of Venezuela, clutch bags supporting the traditions of the ancient Wayuu community in Colombia, jewelry inspired by daily walks through nature from Venezuelan designer Denise Francoise and traditional hand-carved and painted nativity scenes from Venezuelan artisans.

1280 4th St NE

The New Style

Ocharjo Abanico Earrings in Beige ($170) Leaves Silk Scarf ($88) Belmondo Yellow Sunglasses ($199) Bossa Eco Bag ($288)

NOVA BOSSA is a lifestyle brand where artisanal techniques meet cutting-edge design. Founder Carolina Furukrona partners with 40+ slow fashion, beauty and home décor brands from the Americas, featuring a new style that is modern, authentic and rooted in the desire to preserve traditions, champion better lives and respect the environment. Shop small and make a difference this holiday with NOVA BOSSA’s line of eco-friendly mixed media handbags, silk scarves, notebooks and home décor for the stylish and conscious fashionista.

1280 4th St NE

Love You to the Wine Store and Back

French Favorites Wine Set ($50)

Vitis Fine Wines knows that cold weather means cozy wines. Impress even the biggest wine aficionado with French Favorites Wine Set: a two-bottle bundle of Jean Foillard Beaujolais Village and Chateau Pegau ‘Maclura’ Cotes du Rhone.

Vitis Fine Wines
1309 5th St NE

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Peruvian hot sauce with alpaca beanie and scarf

Peruvian Brothers hot sauces are the real deal: made with peppers sourced directly from the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains of Perú. Every bottle of is capped with a beautiful handwoven Chullo from women artisans in Perú. Turn up the heat with Shupaca’s super soft scarves and hats from Salt & Sundry, woven from sustainably sourced alpaca wool using traditional methods that have been used in South America for hundreds of years.

Salt & Sundry
1309 5th St NE

Peruvian Brothers
1280 4th St NE

That’s Amore

Pacco della Felicita (The Box of Happiness) $165

Channel your inner Eat, Pray, Love with Michelin Bib Gourmand winner Stellina Pizzeria’s Pacco della Felicita or, Box of Happiness (Italian sounds better, though). Complete with three types of homemade pasta, three types of homemade sauce, one eggplant parmigiana, one lasagna classica, a bottle of extra virgin olive oil, Pecorino Romano and a cannoli kit, this gift box is sure to please even the toughest of nonnas.

Stellina Pizzeria
399 Morse St NE