A Very Hermit Holiday: Georgetown Gift Guide

Things that make spending time at home more pleasurable – from décor, to blankets, candles, art & more. ‘Cause we’re still living that sweatpants and Zoom life!

DIY Pressed Flower Ornament Kit, Shop Made in DC

Stay out of the cold and craft beautiful pressed flower ornaments to hang on your wall, tree, or give as gifts. This kit from Wildry contains everything you need to create three pressed flower ornaments on natural wood blocks. The flowers are white/neutral, and you get your choice of two paint colors.

Price: $38

Matching Pajamas for the Family, Hatley

Crafted from the softest materials and featuring everything from super festive prints to classic and traditional plaid, you’re sure to find a set of matching pajamas the whole family will love.

Price: $29 – $55

Gingembre Hourglass Diffuser, diptyque

The diptyque hourglass diffuser reinvents perfume for the home. Simply turn it over for a perfumed sensory experience: the diptyque hour. The original purity, zest and spiciness of freshly cut ginger.

Price: $190

Temptation Candle, LiLi The First

Early Renaissance masters used skulls and weathered flowers to remind us of our mortality, which spurred an art movement called Vanitas. This porcelain vessel was handcrafted in Greece and features a human skull, vintage lace, and florals that represent the convergence of art, fashion, and the science of perfumery. Only 150 of these exist. The vessel is completely hollow, and the Vanitas candle insert is removable so that you can keep the sculpture for other uses once the candle has burned out. The scent of the Brooklyn-made candle is earthy and woodsy – layered with jasmine and iris florals that make you think of buttery soft, soapy skin, and finished with green lime and pink peppercorn.

Price: $340

Home for Christmas Table Runner, Pillar & Post

The perfect festive table accessory, this cotton table runner is dotted with snowy Christmas trees and presents bundled high onto sleighs and into cars, with families preparing for celebrations. 100% cotton and machine washable.

Price: $43.00

Watercolor Bird Paintings, Calloway Fine Art & Consulting

Hand-painted birds by local Georgetown artist Malini Vira are the perfect gift to give to your Audubon enthusiast. These delightful watercolors are 5×7” and capture the playful nature of our little feathered friends.

Price: $150

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser and Cozy Essential Oil Set, Take Care

Pair a gorgeous Vitruvi Stone Diffuser with an aromatherapy set for the ultimate way to relax and cozy up this season.

Price: $169

SCOUT + Annapolis Candle Co, SCOUT

Two local, family-run small businesses teamed up to make the perfect gift with this hand-poured, double-wick candle, made with a natural blend of coconut and soy wax. Enjoy the soft glow with a 50-hour burn time.

Price: $35

Handmade Holiday Decor, Prospect Optika

Handmade wreaths and knitted Christmas trees that are cozy, fuzzy and give you the warm feeling of home. Add a piece of uniquely designed from your local shop to your home, give it as a gift, or hang it as a piece of art.

Price: $50 – $75

Naked Goat Candle in Gather, Unique Kitchens & Baths + Storie Collective

Naked Goat produces small batch, handmade candles locally in Virginia. One of the shop’s favorite brands, this particular scent is a favorite around the holidays because it is infused with balsam fir oil, citrus and includes notes of amber and moss, creating the perfectly festive mood.

Price: $38

Capelet and Sweatpants, The Phoenix

The perfect pair! Wear this cozy and oh-so-flattering capelet with these cool and comfy sweatpants by Frank and Eileen, made out of triple fleece to keep you warm and chic all season long.

Price: $218 (capelet) & $188 (sweatpants)

Embroidered Georgetown University Sweatshirt, Georgetown Tees

Cozy up in your favorite university sweater this holiday season. Find Georgetown apparel and other DC gifts at Georgetown Tees.

Price: $49.99

Block Printed & Dyed Linen Napkins, Collective Design Studio

Spice up any holiday table with this set of 4 handmade napkins, made locally in Alexandria, VA. Buy online at tulusa.com or at the holiday pop up at 1259 Wisconsin Ave NW.

Price: $64

Blue's Blend, Gift Box Pop Up Shop

Blue’s signature house blend is comprised of coffee beans sourced from the lands of the Diaspora. Flavor notes consist of black tea, cream, and honey blossom. Stop by the pop-up at 2920 M Street for this caffeine fix, Fridays from 5 pm – 8 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am – 5 pm, Dec. 2 – 18. (*Also open Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5 pm – 8 pm)

Price: $16

Oco Geode Ornaments, District Mineral

These beautiful, hand-crafted ornaments can be gifted, used as holiday decor, or even kept as an everyday adornment for your sacred spaces. Featuring high-quality oco geode slices from Brazil, these ornaments are not your average decoration. They were cut and polished in the USA by a professional lapidary, and then finished by hand with superior quality Italian ribbon customized for each geode slice. They come prepared to be gifted in a small box wrapped in Italian ribbon.

Price: $35 for one; $155 for a set of 5

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