Finish your holiday shopping in the time it takes to sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Our gift guide makes that a cinch, although in the process you’ll get the song stuck in your brain until January. Sorry! At least we wrote new, sort-of-D.C.-specific lyrics.

12 stunners stunning

style & home


Bring the wilderness indoors with Juniper Ridge’s Mojave Trail Soap, with hints of sagebrush and cedar. ($34, Salt & Sundry)

A hand-stitched throw pillow from Mexico is a pretty propper. ($110, Salt & Sundry)

Matine’s leather daypack is handmade-to-order in D.C. ($235, matineshop.com)


Soko sells globally made accessories, like this choker, proceeds of which benefit artisans in developing countries. ($70, shopsoko.com)

For your hirsute hunk, try this fragrance-free beard conditioner. ($15, Mutiny)

Handwoven in Guatemala, this clutch adds color to outfits. ($125, Salt & Sundry)


 

D.C.’s NativeDanger makes futuristic fashion, like this asymmetrical zipper vest. ($200, Redeem)

A hydrangea bunch would add a delicate touch to this gold-dipped vase. ($24, Salt & Sundry)

The Hill-Side’s wool felt hat is water- and stain-repellent. ($165, Mutiny)


Swap that ratty lanyard for Twisted Aristocrat’s sleek leather tassel key chain. ($42, Redeem)

Arpenteur’s fleece-lined jacket, made in France, is tres warm. ($595, Mutiny)

This locally made bow tie comes with a silk knot and interchangeable wood wings. ($75, switchwood.com)

11 foodies Instagramming

food & drink


An annotated pig ornament will glisten on a Christmas tree. ($15, Red Barn Mercantile)

Knead & Know offers bread-baking classes out of a Leesburg, Va., cottage. ($95-$155, kneadandknow.com)

Zoku’s mini ice cream maker freezes flavors in individual portions. ($26, zokuhome.com)


For the coffee fanatic in your life, get a six-month subscription to BeanGenius, an artisanal coffee delivery service. ($112.86, beangenius.com)

Red Apron Butchery’s 12 Days of Bacon set includes a dozen varieties of pork products. ($160, redapronbutcher.com)

For that friend who needs to retire her “I Heart Kale” comes this irreverent tote with a rude word on it. ($22, Red Barn Mercantile)


The Homemade Gin Kit (created in D.C.) does not require a bathtub. ($50, homemadegin.com)

We picture this mortar and pestle being used to muddle mint for mojitos. Invite, please? ($24, Salt & Sundry)

Ditch the drafty tent: Make s’mores from your home. ($29, Red Barn Mercantile)

Ahead of Momofuku’s D.C. debut, get acquainted with chef David Chang, who is also the editor of this culinary magazine. ($28, lky.ph)

Send your suds-loving bud on a four-hour tour of three local breweries through DC Brew Tours. Not pictured. ($85, dcbrewtours.com)

 

10 kids a’thinking

toys


Be the first to assemble the perfect dish in Sushi Go! Ages 8 and up. ($12, Labyrinth Games & Puzzles)

Logical kids will enjoy designing paths for marbles in Gravity Maze. Ages 8 and up. ($30, Labyrinth Games & Puzzles)

Daniel, age 8, foils a candy thief in this romp through familiar D.C. landmarks. ($18, Kinder Haus Toys)


Use engineering skills to send a GoldieBlox action figure flying down a 13-foot zipline. Ages 4 and up. ($25, Sullivan’s Toys & Art Supplies)

Little crafters will love the ingenious Loopdeloom, which makes knitting scarves a snap. Ages 8 and up. ($35, Sullivan’s Toys & Art Supplies)


With Roominate Studio, future architects can build an apartment, then add a motorized elevator. Ages 6 and up. ($30, Doodlehopper 4 Kids)

Grow your own crystal night-light. Ages 7-13. ($20, Doodlehopper 4 Kids)

Which “Minecraft” figure will you get? You have to open the “blind box” to find out. Ages 6-15. ($5, Doodlehopper 4 Kids)


Board game Robot Turtles teaches the fundamentals of computer programming. Ages 3-8. ($25, Sullivan’s Toys & Art Supplies)

In the lushly illustrated Pina Pirata game, you’re captain of a pirate ship, trying to get rid of your cards and find the Golden Pineapple. Ages 7 and up. ($21, Labyrinth Games & Puzzles)

nine techies a’start-upping

gadgets

Scribble on the critically acclaimed Samsung Galaxy Note phone. (price varies by size and carrier, samsung.com)

Nova’s teensy Bluetooth flash adds soft, warm light to iPhone pics. ($65, novaphotos.com)

The Moto 360 watch makes your wrist an Android device. (starts at $250, moto360.motorola.com)


Plug a streaming stick into a TV’s HDMI port for instant entertainment access. Try the Fire TV Stick ($39), Roku Streaming Stick ($50) or Google Chromecast, above. ($35).

The da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3-D printer extrudes two colors at once.($649, us.xyzprinting.com)

Gigs 2 Go’s tear-away packs let you hand out 1, 8 or 16 GB flash drives whenevs. ($25-$70, gigs2gousb.com)


Slip on the wireless Mycestro finger mouse and control your computer by waving your hand around. ($149, mycestro.com)

Trust Apple? Give your iPhone the power to unlock doors with the August Smart Lock. ($250, august.com)

Capture pictures and video of stuff you shouldn’t with the 12.5-inch-wide Bebop Drone. ($500, preorder at parrot.com)

 

eight wards a’home-ruling

D.C. gifts


J Hill Design’s city map includes the year D.C. was founded and the longitude/latitude. ($12-$50, jhilldesign.com)

Wear your pride on your arm with a leather-handled, burlap market bag. ($68, Mutiny)

A clock bearing D.C. monuments proudly displays what time it is: Time for a half smoke. ($40, iluxo.co)


Sweet Naomi Cookies bakes sugar cookies in the shape of D.C. landmarks. ($15, sweetnaomicookies.com)

Local jeweler Rachel Pfeffer makes necklaces designed after the D.C. flag in brass or silver. ($72-$112, rachelpfeffer.com)

A game of Monopoly? So tedious. A game of Smithsonian-Opoly? Also tedious, but at least it’s educational. ($40, smithsonianstore.com)


Union Kitchen’s gift basket is stocked with goodies, all made in the D.C. area. ($105, email catering@unionkitchendc.com to order)

Typecase Industries, based in the District, offers D.C.-themed letter-press coasters. ($5 for 10, typecaseindustries.com)

 

seven fitbitters goals a’meetin’

fitness


Her iconic flats are made for walking. Find out just how far with a Tory Burch for Fitbit bracelet that makes your Fitbit (not included) complement dressy outfits. ($195, toryburch.com)

Squeeze your legs into Vim & Vigr compression socks for a boost of color and energy. They offer relief to those who sit too much, stand too much or need to recover from a tough workout. ($33, vimvigr.com)

The lightweight Pender backpack will carry you through any urban adventure, such as a journey to the Canadian brand’s CityCenter store, opening Dec. 13. ($119, arcteryx.com)

Part of Target’s line of yoga goodies from Irish designer Orla Kiely, this roomy yoga mat bag hauls your matching mat (not included) plus smaller stuff. ($27, target.com)


Capture photos and video of your extreme sports feats with the GoPro Hero, a waterproof, entry-level camera. ($130, gopro.com)

Whether on the run or on the couch, you’ll be comfy in this thermal Brooks PureProject henley with thumbholes. It’s available in both men’s and women’s styles. ($70-$80, brooksrunning.com)

Under the 180s Gen 2 Bluetooth ear warmers’ fleece lining are speakers that allow you to chat on the phone or rock out to music. ($80, 180s.com)

six trav’lrs packing

travel


Rough it while still staying connected thanks to FlameStower, a portable charger that converts fire into energy for your devices. ($90, flamestower.com)

Local author Nevin Martell shares details of his (often mortifying) family vacations in his latest memoir, “Freak Show Without a Tent” ($10.35, amazon.com)

Ragged travelers in need of a night in will appreciate this light, compact projector made from cardboard. Just add a smartphone. ($27, uncommongoods.com)


For that forgetful pal who’s lost his passport twice, consider Tile, an electronic finder for luggage, keys, wallets and more. ($25, thetileapp.com)

Make memories last longer with this diary for transportation stubs and spent concert tickets. ($15, Red Barn Mercantile)

A note pad and pencil set helps friends keep track of good times abroad. ($18, notebook, and $15, pencils, Mutiny)

 

five random things

bizarre


Avoid interacting with others in an authentic manner in the same way you avoid it online. ($6 for one or $20 for five, emojimasks.com)

Made from up-cycled materials, these tin can guitars were inspired by primitive instruments and produce a soulful twang. ($300, bohemianguitars.com)

For $48, you can gift a square-foot plot of land in Lochaber, Scotland, thusly earning the title of Lord or Lady. Funds go to conservation efforts. ($48 and up, highlandtitles.com)


Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia have a special place in your heart. These decals let you put the Golden Girls on another special place: your nails. ($9, thatjanedesigns.com)

Sriracha withdrawal can strike at any time. Be prepared with a refillable key chain made for the spicy stuff. Sauce not included. ($7, sriracha2go.com)

four millennials

20somethings


For those who look up to Hannah from “Girls,” there’s a T-shirt bearing her finer moments. ($55,clashist.myshopify.com)

Stitchtagram, a company founded locally, turns Instagram photos of you and your BFF into pillows. ($41 and up, stitchtagram.com)

Go analog-ish with a USB converter that turns an old typewriter into a keyboard for your iPad. Installation required. ($94, usbtypewriter.com)

CamKix’s telescoping Selfie Stick holds most phones. Use the Bluetooth remote to self-photograph with ease. ($20, camkix.com)

three crafters Pinteresting

DIY


Spring for an introduction to calligraphy workshop taught locally through Meant to Be Calligraphy. ($250, meanttobecalligraphy.com)

This stitch-able calendar set is for that friend who has way too much time on her hands. Literally! ($30, Red Barn Mercantile)

Darby Smart’s DIY kits include the materials needed for projects like Mason jar lamps, crochet baskets or pink planters, shown. ($24, darbysmart.com)

two labradoodles

pets


Each Pet Tunes unit has soothing, species-specific music preloaded. Options are dog, cat, bird and horse. ($50, petacoustics.com)

This super-cushy dog mat rolls up for travel. ($135, filson.com)

 

… And a Portuguese water dog under the National Christmas Tree

First dogs Bo and Sunny Obama are hypoallergenic and sweet. President Barack Obama’s 2009 financial disclosure form valued Bo at $1,600.

 

Some product photos by Jason Hornick.

 

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