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  • Writer's pictureDani Sauter

DC Gift Guide: Local Women-Owned Shops, Part 2

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Note: This post was originally published Dec 2020, but since its still *ultra* relevant, I wanted to reshare for this year!

Original post date: December 10, 2020

Continuing the DC Gift Guide focused on women-owned shops and businesses, Part 2! Yesterday I published Part 1 focused on fashion, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and self-care. Part 2 is focused on local art, home & decor, pets, and food and beverage gifts for others.....or yourself ;) Enjoy!

Art, Home & Decor:

Atelier Ashley Flowers - The most beautiful floral arrangements, wreaths, and super cute gifts. | Location: online.

Atelier Ashley Wreath

Boxwood Old Town - Colorful and vibrant home goods and gifts.| Location: Old Town ALX & online.

Cris Clapp Logan - Custom, fun, and feel-good illustrations, sketches, and portraits. | Location: online.

Custom sketch from Cris Clapp Logan

Dominique Fierro - Amazing, abstract pieces using mixed media for contemporary and portrait artworks with a focus on feminity. | Location: Bethesda-area studio & online.

Halsey Berryman - Spooky, yet wholesome illustrations, pins, and stickers focused on whit and cats! | Location: online.

The Hour - The most amazing collection of vintage and modern barware. | Location: Old Town ALX & online.

The Hour

Maggie O'Neill - Powerful, bright, and empowering paintings. | Location: The Wharf & online.

Meg Biram - Modern and abstract paintings, sculptures, and more! Check out Meg's custom resin pieces & ornaments! | Location: Old Town & online.

Meg Biram art

Miss Pixies - Vintage furniture & funky decor! | Location: 14th St.

Patina Polished - Elevated and classy home and garden decor and gifts. | Location: Old Town ALX & online.

Penny Post - Eclectic paper goods, gifts, cards, and more! | Location: Old Town ALX & online.

Red Barn Mercantile - Home furnishings, accessories, linens, gifts, home decor, and more! | Location: Old Town ALX & online.

Riley Sheehey - Whimsical and feminine drawings and sketches. | Location: online.

The Shed - Furniture shop carrying items packed with character & virtual yard sales! | Location: Logan Circle & online.

Tulusa Goods holiday masks!

Tulusa Goods - Handmade, block-printed linens, pillows, masks, and sweatshirts with beautiful floral, animal, and custom designs. | Location: Del Ray & online.


My Bowtie Bazaar - the cutest hand sewn bandanas and bowties for cats and dogs! | Location: online

Chloe in My Bowtie Bazaar holiday bandana.

The Dog Park - A fun & furry shop for all things cats & dogs! | Location: Old Town ALX


Ascend Cycle - My go-to cycle studio in the area, Ascend is a great option to gift their community focused merch (tip: the candles are amaze!) or gift safe, socially distant classes to their outdoor cycle experience! | Location: Del Ray & online.

Back to Health Center - After the year we've had, a massage could do *anyone* well right now! Back to Health Center has massage options that would make a fantastic gift! | Location: Old Town ALX

Food & Beverages:

Buffalo & Bergen - Love bagels, knishes, and cocktails? Buffalo & Bergen is your spot! Fabulous for gift cards or to order catering for your small, safe, at-home holiday gathering! | Location: Union Market & Capitol Hill & online.

Buttercream Bakeshop - Made from scratch cookies, cakes, pies, and more! Celebrate the holidays at home with a Buttercream Bake Kit or custom creation! | Location: online.

Cheesetique - Maybe I'm biased, but I don't think there could be a better gift than wine and cheese, lol! From expertly curated wines and cheeses, gift cards to online classes, private classes, and cheese boards, Cheesetique is a great gift option for wine lovers! | Locations: Del Ray, Shirlington, & online.

Republic Restoratives 'Rodham Rye' and top from The Outrage (included in Part 1!)

Republic Restoratives - Girl power at its finest, Republic Restoratives is the only woman-owned distillery in the area! And their spirits are fantastic and make great gifts. | Location: Ivy City & online.

Somethin' Sweet - The cutest (and delish!) gluten free & vegan sweets! From mini donuts, cookies, cupcakes, and brownie bars, they are a fabulous sweet treat for those with food allergies or to have for your safe, at-home holiday gathering. | Location: order online, delivery within the DC area only.

Via Umbria - Transport yourself to Italy with Via Umbria's mercato to shop Italian wines, olive oils, spices, fresh pastas, gift baskets, and more for gifts or at-home holiday cooking. | Location: Georgetown.


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