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  • Writer's pictureDani Sauter

The BITD Local DC Gift Guide

Shopping local. It is something that I always value doing to support the community. My husband is a small business owner and I have seen first hand everything that goes into running a business, and the number one thing we depend on is business from the community. Having seen this first hand and having gotten to know a number of small business owners in DC <some of which I can call friends!> I am a huge advocate for shopping small. When presented the opportunity, I will <almost> always choose a small locally owned business over a larger business.

For the holidays, this is the prime time to shop small and shop local. To help support the local community, each year, I compile a Local DC Gift Guide with gift ideas for a variety of places in and immediately surrounding the District. This years guide is the largest yet, with 40 listings! I hope this list gives you some gift ideas and introduces you to some spots you may not have known before! Happy DC Shopping!

The Blonde in the District Local DC Gift Guide 2017

For the Fashion Forward:

For her-

- Custom CEO Skirt or Blazer from my favorite local bespoke designer, Zophia | by appointment/online

- Anything from Sophie Blake | Mosaic District

- A fun and unique item or accessory from Undeniable Boutique | Mosaic District/Fairfax Corner

- DC Flag Necklace <or anything else> from Rachel Pfeffer | Monroe Arts Walk/online

- A graphic top from The Caro Love Shop | online

- Custom fashion sketch from Cris Clapp Logan | online

- Luxury lingerie from Le Bustiere | Adams Morgan

- Exclusive local or international designed find from LiLi the First | Georgetown

For him-

- Custom button-down or blazer from J.Hilburn Stylist, Cris Gollayan | by appointment

- Utility Bifole Handmade Wallet from The Great Republic | DC City Center

- Apparel from Hugh & Crye | Navy Yard

- A pair of kicks from the Maketto collection | H Street

For both-

- Curate your life lifestyle apparel from Meet the Curator | online

- 202 themed apparel from Bailiwick Clothing | online

Blonde in the District

Top: Bailiwick Clothing | Skirt: Zophia

For the Foodie/Beverage Connoisseur:

- DC Brewery Tour with City Brew Tours | online

- Neighborhood food tour with DC Metro Food Tour | online

- Wine Club membership for Twisted Vines Bistro | South Arlington/online

- Bottle of Vodka, Bourbon, or Rye from DC woman owned distillery, Republic Restoratives | list of retailers here

- Flight Experience at Barmini | Penn Quarter

- The Chef's Table dinner experience at Via Umbria | Georgetown

For the Home Décor Lover:

- Succulent arrangement or orchid from Urban Jungle | online

- DC neighborhood candle from Hudson & Crane | Adams Morgan

- DC Flag Pillow from Salt & Sundry | Union Market/14th St.

- DC tumbler or DC holiday print from Riley Sheehey | online- tumbler / holiday print

- Recycled Leather DC Coasters from Proper Topper | Dupont Circle

- DC Flag Glasses from Willow | Petworth

- Retro find from Miss Pixies | 14th St.

- Vintage glassware/barware from The Hour Shop | Old Town Alexandria

For the DIY-er:

- Clutch making workshop at Stitch & Rivet | Monroe Arts Walk

- Workshop or classes at Stitch Sew Shop | Old Town Alexandria

- A class at The Lemon Collective | Columbia Heights

For the Arts Obsessed:

- DC photography remix print from JRH Graphics | online

- Custom pet artwork from Local Colour Old Town | Old Town Alexandria

- Print or coffee table art book from Artist's Proof DC | Georgetown

- Art Classes at The Torpedo Factory | Old Town Alexandria/online

For the Beauty Enthusiast:

- A blow-out or high end hair care products from Illusions of Georgetown | Georgetown

- Gift Certificate for a waxing treatment, lash or brow tint, or products from Cera Wax Studio | Mosaic District

- Mani/Pedi Gift Certificate for Ellada Studio & Spa- the best nail salon around! | Reston

- Skin treatment or facial with Pandora Skin Studio | Foggy Bottom/Columbia, MD


Blonde in the District


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