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Memories made into Art

The Ornament ($25) The #1 Gift ($75) The Little Gift ($45)

When in doubt, frame it out. The best gifts are sentimental and Framebridge’s most popular frames inspire those “aww” moments. The Ornament is perfect for your kids’ memories, your puppy’s “gotcha” date or just a private note to read year after year. The #1 Gift works with any iPhone photo or Instagram pic and includes a secret story pocket on the back for the giftee. Since the most thoughtful gift is likely already on your phone, The Little Gift is great for screenshots, texts, tweets and first dating app convos. Best of all, Framebridge will print, frame and deliver it in a gift box and bow.

Framebridge
1262 4th St NE
@framebridge


For The One Who Has Everything

Deco Etched Rocks Glass ($24) Ovals Tall Cup ($45) Set of 4 Yan Gold Napkins ($48) Marble Many Moons wall hanging ($36) Cactus Flower Exfoliant ($32) Vela Negra Candle ($40)

Salt & Sundry is a home + lifestyle boutique with an eclectic mix of goods from 200+ independent makers and designers stocking tableware, jewelry, accessories, coffee table books, children’s toys, textiles and paper goods. Gift your cool aunt (the one who let you listen to the good radio station) some cozy self-care essentials like cactus flower exfoliant and a Vela Negra candle. Snag elevated home goods for your cousin who just got their first apartment or your partners mom (seriously, what do you get her?) like a etched rocks glasses, hand painted porcelain cup, a proper set of dinner napkins and a moon wall hanging.

Salt & Sundry
1309 5th St NE
@saltandsundry


Stay Golden

Giftable Favorites ($125)

SHELTER, the eponymous jewelry shop and studio by designer Mallory Shelter is home to nearly 100 independent designers from around the country—there’s always something new and sparkly to covet. Pick up a no-brainer gift for the aspiring minimalist in your life or send a *hint, hint* to your significant other. Unlock cool girl vibes with a whisper-weight Abacus Row Dorado necklace/wrap bracelet, Bohemi ring dish and Mallory Shelter Gold fill hoops.

SHELTER
1258 5th St NE
@shopshelter


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
@stellinapizzeria


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.

NOVA BOSSA
1280 4th St NE
@novabossaliving


You Spin Me Right Round

Crosley Turntable ($168)

Update your audio set up and get ready to enjoy music at its finest with Byrdland Records Crosley Turntable and bookshelf-style speakers. Turn it up to eleven with a best-in-class turntable and listen to music the way it was meant to be listened to. Take a spin through the store for some fresh vinyl from Byrdland’s selection of classic soul, indie rock, hip hop, folk and more!

Byrdland Records
1280 4th St NE
@byrdlandrecords


Workin’ on Our Fitness

Align Pant ($98-118) Align Tank ($58-68) Hooded Define Jacket ($128)

Let’s face it, we’ve all been slacking on our workout regimen. Get back in the game with the lululemon Align™ collection, powered by Nulu™ fabric. It’s so weightless and buttery soft, all you’ll feel is your practice. Gifts for women who are up for adventure and ready for downtime, with favorites like the Align Pant, Align Tank and Hooded Define Jacket.

Lululemon
1256 4th St NE
@lululemon


Let’s Get Physical

The Fundamental T-shirt ($58) City Sweat Pullover Hoodie ($118) City Sweat Jogger ($118)

Let’s face it, we’ve all been slacking on our workout regimen. Get back in the game with the lululemon Align™ collection, powered by Nulu™ fabric. It’s so weightless and buttery soft, all you’ll feel is your practice. Wick away moisture, not style with the men’s Align™ collection: City Sweat Pullover Hoodie City Sweat Jogger and Fundamental T-shirt.

Lululemon
1256 4th St NE
@lululemon


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
@vitiswines


Get Into the Holiday Spirits

Perfect Manhattan & Rocks Glasses

Unlock Mad Men vibes even when you’re working from home. Achieve the perfect Manhattan with a no-brainer kit from Vitis Fine Wines including: a 750ml bottle of 4 Year Aged Cardinal Spirits Bourbon, a half bottle of Classic Dolin Sweet Vermouth and Barrel-Aged Citrus Bitters from Dashfire. A cocktail is nothing without the perfect glassware, so pair your freshly made bevvy with these Midcentury etched rocks glasses from Salt & Sundry.

Vitis Fine Wines | Salt & Sundry
1309 5th St NE
@vitiswines | @saltandsundry


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]

Elcielo
1280 4th St NE
@elcielowashington


Oy to the World

Hanukkah Half Dozen ($20)

If you’ve been to Union Market, you’ve probably walked by District Doughnuts and let your eyes wander behind the glass to these divine creations. Well, it’s time to get your own. Or, you know, give them to someone else. Just get two boxes, we won’t tell. The Hanukkah Dozen: 2 Vanilla Bean glaze with Hanukkah toppings, 2 Sufganiyah and 2 Funfetti with blue sprinkles. Available only from November 28 through December 6. The Hanukkah Half Dozen box comes wrapped in a holiday ribbon.

District Doughnut
1309 5th St NE
@dcdoughnut


Glazed and Confused

Christmas Half Dozen ($20)

If you’ve been to Union Market, you’ve probably walked by District Doughnuts and let your eyes wander behind the glass to these divine creations. Well, it’s time to get your own. Or, you know, give them to someone else. Just get two boxes, we won’t tell. The Christmas Dozen doesn’t skimp on the classics: 2 Hot Cocoa, 2 Funfetti with Christmas sprinkles, 2 Gingerbread Cookie with Christmas toppings. Available only from December 13 through December 26. The Christmas Half Dozen box comes wrapped in a holiday ribbon.

District Doughnut
1309 5th St NE
@dcdoughnut