• Dani Sauter

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

Updated: Feb 2

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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Hi friends, I'm Dani, a Washington DC blogger and content creator of Blonde in the District. My blog is a curated collection of my personal life interests, style picks, beauty faves, and travel diaries, all with an emphasis on confidence and supporting the local community. My favorite pastimes are shopping, cats, sipping champagne, and traveling. 


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