Discovering the best places to holiday shop in DC doesn’t have to be difficult. There is no doubt that you will find thoughtful gifts from these local vendors featured on our holiday shopping in DC guide:
- Salt & Sundry
- Urban Dwell
- Eastern Market
- Steadfast Supply
- Ivy City
- Shop Made in DC
- The Great Republic
Want to know why these are our favorites? Read more…
Find unique gifts for everyone on your list with this guide to holiday shopping in DC!
Salt & Sundry
This local darling of a shop is home to all of your most lust-worthy home goods, including gourmet snacks and seasoning, bar cart essentials, linens, everything you need to set the dinner table, and then some. Head to either their Union Market or Logan Circle locations for those specialty items that your loved ones might not buy for themselves but would love to call their own.
For a quirkier, more colorful take on the above, head to Urban Dwell. From pop culture gems to DC-centric finds, this Adams Morgan shop is the perfect place to find something for everyone, from your best friend’s toddler all the way up to your great-grandfather.
A true DC institution, Eastern Market is not just a great way to spend a leisurely weekend morning, but also a great place to support local makers and find special works of art to gift to everyone on your list. On any given Sunday, you can expect to find handmade jewelry, specialty food items, custom wood furniture, self-care products, vintage finds, and every type of art under the sun.
First introduced on the DC scene as a pop-up shop in the Capitol Riverfront, Steadfast Supply has returned to the same neighborhood with their permanent brick and mortar location and we couldn’t be happier. The focus here is truly on local makers and you can feel the love that goes into each and every product they display. Beautiful hand-crafted jewelry, paper goods, custom clothing, hand-poured candles and more can be found here, but be warned – you’re likely to leave here with a thing or two for yourself as well!
While not exactly one retail location, this fast-growing Northeast DC neighborhood is home to a handful of distilleries and breweries, and we bet there’s at least one person on your list who would love a taste! Make a day of it by checking out Atlas Brew Works, Jos. A Magnus & Co., New Columbia Distillers, One Eight Distilling, and Republic Restoratives. Most offer tours and tastings to treat yourself to, then grab a bottle or two to gift. Check out this Ivy City guide from EaterDC for more info:
Shop Made In DC
This brand new Dupont Circle offering is true to its name, bringing us goods specifically crafted, built, and made in DC. Shop here for the person on your list who knows and loves DC well, but also for the person who might enjoy possessing a piece of the place you call home.
The Great Republic
For the history buff on your list, you can’t go wrong with The Great Republic. Chock full of true pieces of history, anything you gift from this shop is sure to impress. Expect to find everything from rare books, flags, and maps to collectible Americana.