The List’s List Of Gifts

There is no reason not to give and give well during this holiday season. Whether it's for family, friends, work associates or someone you just want to feel acknowledged, it is so easy to give a gift that is both thoughtful and unique (and without breaking your budget). Sometimes giving feels better than getting, we're just saying:

Amy Riolo
Chef Amy Riolo has created a personally curated selection of high-quality, artisan Italian products needed to make classic primi. Make risotto, pasta, sauces, and appetizers like a pro with these products. Order here.

Baked By Yael 
Baked By Yael has everything you need for a holiday gift. Choose from hot chocolate spoon gift sets, cake pops, handcrafted challah boards, and more. Order here.

NEW:  Mr. Bake 
Kareem Queeman, aka “Mr. Bake,” just restocked his long-awaited, award-winning “Cake Jars” which are available for national shipping and are the perfect gift for foodies with a sweet tooth. Flavors include Red Velvet, Sweet Potato Cake, Cookies & Cream, and Birthday Cake. Order

Catoctin Creek

Warm up the hearts of your loved ones with Catoctin Creek’s Roundstone Rye. Featuring three 200mL bottles of Roundstone Rye 80 Proof, 92 Proof "Distiller's Edition," and limited-edition Cask Proof, Catoctin Creek's Whisky Sampler Gift Pack is a great sampler for whisky lovers. Every purchase will receive a free virtual tasting with co-founder, Scott Harris. Order here.

ChurchKey Beer Shop
ChurchKey’s Advent Beer Box features 24 fresh beers from 20+ of the most exciting breweries. They are using a custom-decorated box that will help keep the beers themselves a secret so that there are 24 surprises through the holiday season. Order

NEW:  Dawson's Market 
We all have to eat, and some of us have to drink. Give the gift of a custom gift basket from Dawson's Market. Select your items or they can do it for you with Organic, All-Natural or Local items. Gourmet Cheeses, Local Beer, Unique Wines, Fresh Fruit, Delicious Snacks, or Beautiful Candles. Baskets range from 39.99 to 199.99. At Dawson's Market, they support over one hundred local vendors within one hundred miles of the stores and are very focused on supporting their community.  Dawson's hosts events, classes, and beer/wine tastings every month -- that also make for great gifts. For more information, visit here

NEW:  District Made Spirits

District Made Spirits has teamed up with Sam Testa of Right Place Studio to offer personalized engravings of a bottle of District Made or a limited edition untitled release. All orders must be placed by December 11th to ensure pick-up by December 16th. Order here.

NEW:  District Winery 
District Winery is offering a range of holiday gifting options for wine lovers and burgeoning gourmands alike. You can purchase experiences including a tour and wine tasting at District Winery and dinner for two at the restaurant. In addition to their in-person experiences, District Winery is offering at-home tasting kits, gift boxes, gifted wine club memberships, and e-gift cards as well as discounted shipping with the purchase of three or more bottles of wine, all month long. Explore gift options

NEW:  Happy Gyro/Happy Ice Cream
Happy Gyro has all the holiday gifts for foodies. Pick up favorites like the egg nog ice cream, specially curated food + wine gift packs (tinned fish paired with seaside wine, sustainable caviar with Champagne), mascarpone-stuffed dates, and more. Pre-order here

The Loch bar 

The Loch Bar is shipping their famed Maryland crab cakes from their Inner Harbor restaurant nationwide this holiday season. These jumbo lump crab cakes, with crab meat sourced straight from the Chesapeake Bay, are a great gift for the foodies in your life who already have everything. Order here.

National Building Museum 
With the upcoming gift-giving season, the National Building Museum has a wide array of gifts and eclectic products included in their gift catalog. This year’s catalog includes the D.C. neighborhood tote bag, the skyscraper note blocks collection, and more. Shop here.

Positive Damage Inc. 
Positive Damage Inc. has a gift that keeps on giving … holidays without the hangover cocktail classes. In this class, Derek Brown will reveal the secrets to making great non-alcoholic holiday drinks. From the classic Champagne Cocktail to Gløgg, a mulled wine, Derek will teach the recipes and techniques that create memorable holiday drinks with or without alcohol, which attendees can make for their own holiday parties. Book here.

NEW:  Prestige-Ledroit 
Prestige-Ledroit has bubbles and bottles this holiday season to make for the perfect gift. Gift bottles like the Gaston Chiquet Brut Tradition and Drappier Carte d’Or Brut Champagne (found at Batch 13, Cairo Liquor), the Don Ciccio Amaro delle Sirene (found at House Bar, Don Ciccio Distillery), Capitoline Rose Vermouth (found at Magruder’s, Cairo Liquor, Domestique), and their New Riff Rye (found at Ace Beverage, MOCO ABC store.)

Puro Gusto 
Puro Gust is offering holiday gift packages for this season. This holiday season, Puro Gusto is offering gift packages full of merriment for lovers of all things Italian, from coffee, to wine to a sleighbell spritz. Order

Republic Restoratives
Republic Restoratives is offering free gift wrap and notes with every purchase. Shop spirits like the three wise women, civic pride, and more here.

Skincando has a unique garden spa box that is available for the holiday season. The box includes fresh flowers, bio basil hand soap, pink lemonade salty sugar scrub, lavender + jasmine candle, pearl mud mask, and much more. Order here.

Sparkle-ist, a sparkling wine and champagne subscription service is educating members on the vast and often misunderstood varieties of sparkling wines. The $109 monthly subscription fee provides subscribers with three remarkable limited-production sparkling wines, most of which are made by producers who embrace biodynamic and minimal-intervention practices. Bottle varieties include Crémant, Prosecco, Cava, Sekt, varietals from the New World, and more with a bottle of Champagne included in most boxes. Sign up here.

NEW:  Waldorf Astoria Spa

Waldorf Astoria Spa has been revamped with a new menu with offerings that are perfect as a festive treat or an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in preparation for 2023. The spa has even released some limited-time offerings available now through December 31st. Offerings which include the Knotty & Nice Couple’s Massage (a customized ritual that melts away tension with a massage tailored to your specific needs, incorporating warm stones, hot towels, and a peppermint foot massage), Peppermint Hot Chocolate Scrub (swiss chocolate sugar scrub with Camellia seed, coconut and almond oils gently exfoliate the skin, while providing deep hydration, reducing inflammation, and improving elasticity), and more. Book here