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.
Jungle & Loom At Home Gift Box ($50)
Plant papas and mamas rejoice, Jungle & Loom has the perfect gifts for your future green thumb. The At Home Gift Box includes a hand-poured, small-batch Jungle & Loom x Handmade Habitat candle and a large Xerographica air plant. The Plant Parent Gift Box includes any plant and your choice of a 4” or 6” planter, or a macrame plant holder to go with it. Want more of an experience? Grab a friend and Build Your Own Terrarium with guidance plus container, soil, moss, plants and pebbles.
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 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. Keep warm in style 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.
Planter by Bergs Potter, Amoona x Selah Sanctuary candle, coffee table book The Japanese Garden by Sophie Walker and a St. Plant sweatshirt. ($181)
TheTwelve is a collective of DC artists changing the way we interact with art and retail, and how we gather together. The 5th St NE store features design-focused housewares, conscious and sustainable accessories + apparel and plants (plus all the accoutrements) from shop-in-shop, St. Plant. Gift your BFF with a Brooklyn aesthetic and undeniable hygge vibes: a glazed planter by Bergs Potter, Amoona x Selah Sanctuary candle, coffee table book The Japanese Garden by Sophie Walker and a super soft St. Plant sweatshirt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gift Cards (Price varies)
Finally, a gift for your friend who always replies, “I can’t, I’m on a cleanse.” SouthBlock’s menu of cold pressed juices, acai bowls and smoothies are fair trade, organic, sustainable and full of nutrients your body needs. Keep your health nut friend’s refrigerator full with the perfect stocking stuffer, a SouthBlock gift card. Here’s the deal: for every $25 gift card you purchase, you’ll receive a $5 coupon to use in the month of January. Can’t make it in store? No worries. Order a gift card online and automatically receive $5 off your order of $25 or more.
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.