A friend on Facebook recently posted a photo of Christmas presents all ready to go, wrapped and everything. I’d like to think she’s the only person in the world who is that organized, and that the rest of you haven’t started thinking about what to buy for the holidays. You can delay, but not for long – Black Friday is just a few days away! The good news is you can get a lot of shopping done without having to leave the Hill. Coupled with the fact that Nov 24th is Small Business Saturday, the days after Thanksgiving are practically begging you to support local businesses with your holiday shopping.
You can’t go wrong at Eastern Market on a regular weekend, a great place to buy gifts for others (and yourself!)
If you’re shopping for someone who loves kitchenware and home goods (read: me) consider Hill’s Kitchen and Homebody. The DC landmark cookie cutters at Hill’s Kitchen are always a hit with bakers. The candles at Homebody make wonderful hostess gift for all of those parties you’ll be attending. As a side note for any Thanksgiving day kitchen needs, Hill’s Kitchen will be open on Thursday from 9a-1pm.
Pitter patter of little feet? Check out Dawn Price Baby for a variety of adorable items for the baby in your life.
For older kids, Labyrinth has games and toys to help you cross a few items off Santa’s list.
For the discerning chef, how about a nice bottle of olive oil from Sapore?
I’d be remiss to leave out the family pet! Metro Mutts and Howl to the Chief won’t let you down. From bones to dog friendly bakery items to toys and treats galore, pets are sure to be happy with whatever you purchase.
If you don’t need caffeine during the holidays, I’d like to know your secret. Coffee is a nice gift and a good way to introduce someone to a blend they might not ordinarily buy. Check out Pound or Peregrine.