Holiday Gift Guide for Shopping Georgetown

This holiday season, why not shop one of the city’s premier destinations, Georgetown? Besides being fun enjoyable — and ever-Instagramable — it will help boost your spirits as well as business vibrancy in the neighborhood. See our recent editorial on why Georgetown’s Hot to Shop.

You can do all of your shopping in just a few local outings, and you can discover all the gifting treasures that await. When you’re done, cap it off with some local fine dining, dessert or drinks, and check out the festive lights of Georgetown Glow.

Our guide includes sustainable, free, and affordable presents as well as higher-end gifts. We hope you can find something you like. See you in town and Happy holidays!

GIFT: Maman Hot Chocolate Tin, $12 & Cookie Gift Box, Half Dozen, $26  

Courtesy Maman. Merci, Maman!

Categories: Friends, Family, Teachers, Small Gifts, Food and Drink  

Where? Maman Georgetown, 1353 Wisconsin Ave. NW.  

Description: Keep someone warm and cozy all winter long with Maman’s hot chocolate tin. Grab a half dozen of the café’s famous nutty chocolate chip cookies for a perfect festive treat for under $40.  


GIFT: Diamond Alphabet Necklace, $425  

From .

Categories: Women’s Jewelry, Necklaces  

Where?  Gorjana Georgetown, 3029 M St. NW.   

Description: Gorjana’s alphabet necklace is a meaningful present. They can be layered and are 14k solid gold, measuring 16” plus a 1” extender.  


GIFT:Sapin (Pine Tree) Classic Candle, $86  

Courtesy Diptyque.

Categories: Men, Women, Coworkers, Teachers, Secret Santas, for Home  

Where?  Diptyque, 3273 M St. NW.  

Description: Notes of pine, resin and cedar instantly fill your home with the nostalgic smells of holidays past.  


GIFT: Vida Small Pouch in Tango Red, $48  

Courtesy Hobobags.


Categories: Women’s Accessories     

Where? HOBO Bags, 1265 Wisconsin Ave. NW.  

Description: Who can resist a whimsical pouch in a perfectly festive bright red? 


GIFT: The Mask Edit 2023, $49  

Courtesy Bluemercury.

Categories: Men’s and Women’s Skin Care   

Where? Bluemercury, 3059 M St. NW.  

Description: There’s a brow mask, chin mask, and everywhere else in between (nine facial fixes to be exact). The gift set garnered glowing reviews and is typically a $284 value.  


GIFT: Cool Art Class for Kids, 8-14. Free.   

Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1675 Wisc. Ave. NW.

Categories:  Crafts, Holiday Decorations,Experiential, Art, Gifts for Youngsters    

Where? Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW.  

Description: For kids ages 8-14, this free class in “Creating Holiday Decorations from Recycled Materials, with Rebecca Klemm” is the perfect experiential gift before the holidays. Saturday, Dec. 16, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Materials and snacks provided. To register, contact Washington Printmakers Gallery at: 202-669-1497. 


GIFT:Bicycle Flat Tire Fixer Kit. $52.99.  

Bontrager Pro Flat Pack. Courtesy Trek Bicycle, Georgetown.

Categories: Bike Gear, Tools   

Where? Trek Bicycle, 3411 M St. NW.    

Description: Trek’s “Bontrager Pro Flat Pack” is the ideal gift for anyone who loves to bike but doesn’t want to be stuck with a flat tire.  



GIFT: Sam Gilliam,” Hardcover Book. $60.45.  

“Sam Gilliam,” Pace Gallery, 2022, at Bridge Street Books.

Categories:  Books, Coffee Table Books, Art Books   

Where?: Bridge Street Books, 2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW.   

Description: Commemorate the legacy of acclaimed D.C.-based color-field painter Sam Gilliam (1933–2022) with this attractive hardcover coffee table book.


GIFT: University Doodle Bubble Sleeve. $68.00.  

University Doodle Bubble Sleeve, from Boat House Apparel.

Categories:  Women’s Apparel, Souvenir Apparel, Bubble Sleeve Shirt, Georgetown Artwork,   

Where?  Boat House Apparel, Georgetown. 1061 31 St NW. 

Description: With a creative graphic doodle of Key Bridge and Georgetown University in the background – designed by co-founder and shop owner Samantha Ring – this trendy white bubble sleeve shirt is a great way to celebrate GU university life or the joys of living in D.C.’s coolest neighborhood.   


GIFT: Abstract Shapes Planter (7.5”)    

Abstract Shape Planters, by Adele Vera, from Shop Made in DC, Georgetown.

Categories: Ceramic Artwork, Planters, Locally-crafted Ceramic Art   

Where? Shop Made in DC, 1304 Wisconsin Ave. NW.   

Description: From local ceramic artist Adele Vera, these abstract shape planters provide gardeners a breath of creative fresh air for their indoor and outdoor plant displays.  











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