Dash to local stores and hip websites to score cool loot for all the characters on your list. Below are highlights from our gift guide, which includes over 40 presents for your nearest and dearest.
KIDS: A plush ducky will be Junior’s new best friend ($30, Dawn Price Baby).
ARTSY TYPES: Inspire a future Picasso with a finger-printing kit ($14, Proper Topper)
TRAVELERS: A scratch-off map lets your globe-trotting pals show off where they’ve been ($22, Trohv, 232 Carroll St. NW; 202-829-2941). WOMEN: Bring a flash of Jackie O flair to her sofa with a needlepoint pillow ($165, Jonathan Adler, 1267 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-965-1416). NERDS: Get your bookish bro one of Ex Libris Anonymous’ journals repurposed from vintage books ($14, Bookjournals
COUPLES: A wine glass-turned-candle lets paramours get
lit sans vino ($36, GoodWood).
MEN: Indulge his inner industrial fan with metal bookends that resemble factory cranks ($89, Red Barn Mercantile, 1117 King St., Alexandria; 703-838-0355). FOODIES: Does chardonnay go with chocolate? What about cab and elk steaks? Wine-pairing towels ($28, Uncommongoods.com) answer these and other vino-food matchup questions.