Editors' pick

Wake Up Little Suzie

Wake Up Little Suzie photo
Linda Davidson/The Washington Post
Offbeat finds and gift items are the signature of this longtime Cleveland Park store.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
noon-5 p.m. Sunday
(Cleveland Park)
Cleveland Park (Red Line)
202-244-0700
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Editorial Review

The sign above the door of this gift shop looks like a bit like an anomaly among its neighbors. Written in a funky font featuring squiggly '80s-reminiscent designs, it reads, "Fun things for fun people." The little shop of wacky, clever and beautiful gifts, named for owner Susan Lihn, manages the difficult feat of being eclectic without feeling junky.

The standout offerings include a vast selection of unique jewelry, from beaded bracelets to colorful resin rosebud earrings, and baby gifts galore, including clever books ("Goodnight iPad"), brightly patterned sippy cups, mobiles with dancing ladies and onesies that elicit involuntary "awwws." Along with a small selection of women's clothing -- mostly T-shirts and other jersey knits -- there's an impressive collection of home goods. Chilewich placemats, stunning ceramics and glass serving trays unexpectedly pop up among the stacks of Mad Libs and array of globe-printed beach balls. Price points are similarly varied, ranging from $1.50 buttons to leather handbags approaching $100.

-- Stephanie Merry (Aug. 24, 2012)