As the holiday shopping season begins, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is helping area shoppers support local small businesses. Ahead of Small Business His Saturday on November 25th, we've rounded up some popular local spots in the DMV area where you can buy unique gifts.
For a list of small stores by region, see our Small Business Saturday Shopping Guide below. I hope you have a nice holiday. Let's start shopping!
Urban residence. (Photo by Kelly Rosenblatt)
Urban Dwell: Owned and operated by veteran Tom McMahon, Urban Dwell is a neighborhood gift shop with something for everyone. With a variety of artisan products ranging from kitchenware and housewares to children's toys and trinkets, Urban Dwell is a fun place to stop in between your holiday shopping.
Read Wall: Read Wall offers custom suits and tailoring for men made from high-quality materials that are comfortable and practical. Read Wall is committed to customer service and makes shopping for menswear easy and fun.
Secondi: Secondi is a women's consignment store that has been around since 1986 and is one of the oldest brands. We offer a wide range of clothing and accessories, from designer and luxury items to casual items. Secondi caters to a diverse clientele, from designer collectors to fashionable professionals and trendsetters. He has a reputation for offering the latest styles and timeless classics in one boutique.
Shop Made in DC (Photo by Kelly Rosenblatt)
Shop Made in DC: Local artists and creators line the walls and cover the tables at this DC gift shop. From cookware and local housewares to handmade jewelry and watercolor maps of his favorite DC neighborhoods, Shop Made in DC has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Located between popular chains in Georgetown, Shop Made in DC is a break from the everyday with unique items created and hand-picked by locals, for locals.
Ella Lou: Ella Rue is a full-service outsourcing destination that preserves designer pieces from the past and combines them with current fashion to curate the perfect wardrobe. It's the perfect place to find your own signature girlfriend look to stand out this holiday girlfriend season.
Take Care: Escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season and pick up a gift for your everyday wellness addict at Georgetown's Wellness Boutique and Spa: Take Care. From essential oils and candles to soothing skin care products, Take Care has your health needs covered from head to toe.
MANSE: MANSE is a home goods and lifestyle store focused on unique, artisan-made products. It recently opened in Georgetown, but also has a location in Alexandria, Virginia.
Capitol Hill/Navy Yard/Eastern Market
Capitol Hill Books in Eastern Market. (Photo by Kelly Rosenblatt)
Capitol Hill Books: A D.C. institution, Capitol Hill Books has been serving readers for nearly 30 years. The three-story used bookstore is literally floor-to-ceiling with novels of all genres, as well as rare and first editions by famous authors. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for the bookworm in your life or a place to spend an afternoon out of the cold, Capitol Hill Books should be on your hit list.
Hill's Kitchen: The perfect place for everyday gourmet food is Hill's Kitchen. The Capitol Hill shop not only stocks a wide selection of kitchenware and supplies, but also offers cooking classes for home chefs to hone their skills.
mahogany books: Founded in 2007 by Derrick and Ramunda Young, Mahogany Books is a locally owned, independent bookstore that advocates for social entrepreneurship. Mahogany Books seeks out books written by, by, and about people of African descent, with a mission to promote literacy, cultural awareness, and cultural awareness in the African American community. We meet the needs of readers all over the country.
Salt and miscellaneous goods, Union Market. (Photo by Mary Sarah Ivers of Salt & Sundry)
Salt and Miscellaneous: This contemporary boutique has multiple locations in the D.C. area, including this spot in Union Market. Salt & Sundry carries a wide variety of paper and stationery, as well as home decor and craft items. From art prints and cushions to speckled glass candles and eye-catching coffee table books, Salt & Sundry fuses modern and bohemian-inspired products to bring his millennial lifestyle blog to life. We have products in stock.
Daily Rider: This is no ordinary bike shop. Daily Rider provides elegant, durable bike models and reliable repair services to the everyday DC cyclist. Founded by Beltway locals, Daily Rider is the perfect place to buy a bike you'll look forward to using on your daily commute.
Solid state book: Solid State Books, a Black-owned full-service bookstore, is a place where the community comes together. Featuring fiction and nonfiction titles, literary gifts, stationery, greeting cards, puzzles, and more, this bookstore is a local intellectual and social hub.
Diamond jewelry: This fun gift shop is the perfect one-stop shop for everyone on your holiday list. We sell candles, birthday cards, baby gifts, jewelry, home decor, handmade gifts, art, accessories, clothing and more.
pier cordial: Cordial specializes in providing local, artisanal wines, beers, and spirits to its customers. We offer a wide range of options to suit every taste and budget. Whether you're looking for fine wine or affordable beer, Cordial has you covered. They are committed to providing quality products that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
politics and prose: Politics and Prose is DC's own independent bookstore and community gathering place. The store carries a wide selection of books, stationery, and gift items, and features a cozy space that regularly hosts author events, autograph sessions, and classes.
U Street / 14th Street
miss pixies: Miss Pixie's is a vintage retail store filled with colorful knick-knacks carefully selected by owner Pixie Windsor and her staff. From homewares and one-of-a-kind artwork to antique toys and vintage postcards, you'll find everything you need here. They also have something for every price range.
14th flowerth: Flowers on Fourteenth is a full-service florist offering personalized flower gifts, corporate accounts, event planning, wedding and condolence arrangements, and more. Their team includes professionals with over 75 years of floral design experience, ensuring artistically and aesthetically superior arrangements using the freshest, highest quality flowers and his 100% satisfaction. We are committed to providing a warranty.
Joint custody: Joint Custody is a record and vintage store that has established itself as one of the best in-person and online vintage retailers.
Lee's Flower and Card Shop: Lee's Flower Shop is a third-generation, family-owned business that has been Washington, DC's premier florist since 1945. As the oldest black-owned florist in the United States, our floral designers carefully select beautiful, handcrafted flower arrangements that will bring out the best in you. and express feelings of love, gratitude, sympathy, and joy. Sisters Stacey and Christy Lee Banks honor the legacy of their paternal grandparents by cultivating relationships with their customers to anticipate their floral needs.
Arlington Trade Roots. (Photo by Kelly Rosenblatt)
Trade Roots: Trade Roots is an Arlington gem. Whether you stop by for a coffee or wine or peruse our global inventory of fair trade products, you won't be disappointed or leave empty-handed. Trade Roots owner and founder Lisa Ostroff shares her passion for celebrating different cultures with each visitor through the thoughtful curation of her shop and cafe.
The Urban Farmhouse: This Arlington home goods store offers a variety of vintage and reclaimed furniture, as well as handcrafted home decor and accessories. Urban Farmhouse stocks unique, shabby-chic designs, from farm-style end tables and benches to intricately embroidered cushions and handcrafted wreaths. As the holiday season approaches, Urban Farmhouse is your one-stop shop to add to your holiday gift list and purchase some seasonal decor items for your home.
Urban Country Design showroom in Bethesda. (Photo by Caitlin Liddell)
Urban Country Designs: A family-owned business since 1991, Urban Country provides clients with a one-stop shop to design their dream spaces. With furniture and decor that blends luxury and modernity with classic, traditional and rustic styles, visitors are sure to find a statement piece to take home with them. Luxurious, chic, yet comfortable, Urban Country offers everything from sofas and coffee tables to interior design services and window treatments. The shop also hosts a coffee bar for the community on Thursdays, inviting top designers for fireside chats and book signings.
Bethesda Chocolates: A cafe featuring artisan chocolates of all shapes and flavors, Bethesda Chocolates is the place to take all chocolate lovers. Stop by for a chocolate gift box or visit with friends for coffee and chocolate-dipped pretzels.
With report by kelly rosenblatt.