Gift Guide – Treat Yo Self | Union Market District
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ARCAY CHOCOLATES

La Cosecha, 1280 4th St NE

Arcay Chocolates are created by Anabella Arcay, an award-winning Venezuelan Master Chocolatier. Arcay is internationally recognized for her mouth-watering (and beautiful!) chocolate bars, bon bons and chocolate-covered nuts. Indulge your palate with a custom box of truffles (box of 25, $65) filled with unique flavors like Blackberry Cardamom, Lemon Basil, Tamarind and Lavender. Arcay’s chocolates are crafted from selected single-origin cocoa and the finest ingredients, without preservatives.


Souk by the Sweet Lobby

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE 

A long-time favorite of celebrated haute-pâtissiers of France, Soukby The Sweet Lobby whips up mouth-watering macarons in unique flavors like fig balsamic, vanilla violet, early grey and chai. Gift a box ($34 for 10, $62 for 20) of macarons to that special someone or ship nationwide.


Puddin’

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

How do you make Puddin’s Brown Butter Bourbon Bread Pudding ($9) even better? You add pumpkin spice to it. Pick up a container, bring it to your holiday dinner and watch the compliments roll in.


Elcielo

La Cosecha, 1280 4th St NE

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. Feeling extra fancy? Add caviar service ($120) to your Elcielo experience. Choose from five styles of Colombian arepas (corn, yuca, rice or quinoa) to top with the finest caviar.


RON DAVID

RON DAVID, 1262 5th St NE 

RON DAVID‘s eponymous fashion brand leans into fun and unique ready-to-wear pieces for men and women, including his signature leather croc-embossed handbags, small leather goods and uber-popular eyewear collections. Get ready for holiday party season and embrace the mini bag trend with a sparkler in yellow gold, silver and rose gold.


Quavaro

La Cosecha, 1280 4th St NE 

Founded by a husband-and-wife team who dreamed of working together in a creative capacity, Quavaro is a DC-based leather brand producing stylish, high-quality goods. Grab that special someone an ethically made laptop bag ($195) or backpack ($235) from one of the leather capitals of the world: Leon, Mexico.


Jungle & Loom

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Plant papas and mamas rejoice! Jungle & Loom is home to lush plants, chic planters and a collection of vintage glassware from the 1920s-1970s. You’ll find the perfect gift for your best friend with a green thumb who talks to their plants like you talk to your dog (or your kids).
4” and 6” Planters ($38 and $68)
Stacking planters in Mini, Short and Tall ($34, $80 and $100)
Vintage glassware collection (Prices vary)
Potted plant collection (Prices vary)


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!


Spot of Tea

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Spot of Tea‘s boba tastes even better in a reusable glass jar and straw ($15) for sipping on the go. Try all of the teahouse’s standout flavors of boba and milk tea like Thai blossom, blue jasmine, vanilla taro and strawberry matcha. Plus, get 10% off whenever you order using Spot of Tea’s reusable jar.

SHELTER

SHELTER, 1258 5th St NE

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 Diamond Drop Necklace ($465) and matching studs ($295).


NOVA BOSSA

La Cosecha, 1280 4th St NE 

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 mixed media handbags, silk scarves, sunglasses, jewelry and home décor for the stylish and conscious fashionista.


The Village DC

The Village DC, 1272 5th St NE 

The Village DC began as a community café but has grown into a community hub and event space with workshops, art shows and panel discussions. The Village is an all-day café with a rotating menu of standout breakfast and lunch favorites, like the waffle sandwich with a fried egg, cheddar, maple syrup and berry preserves. Plus, they’ve got some of the best coffee around. Gift a bag of locally roasted beans ($15) and a logo mug ($20) to support a Black-owned business at the same time.


SOMEWHERE

SOMEWHERE, 1285 4th St NE

Get your kicks at SOMEWHERE, a brand born in DC and built for the world. Shop for most-wanted footwear from Nike, New Balance, Crocs, Vans, Adidas and Clarks. Rep the 202 with SOMEWHERE’s in-store private label brand of apparel, accessories and soft goods.

SOMEWHERE mug: $15
S’Well water bottle: $48
SOMEWHERE season tee: $46
SOMEWHERE logo tee: $46


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.)