Completing your holiday shopping list need not take you too far from home. Perhaps you will consider supporting one of these local area merchants – and save yourself some time and hassle! Here is a roundup of some Brookland area holiday shopping ideas – if I’ve missed any please chime in, I would be glad to update and re-post.
Abstract Inc. – Know a budding artist? This arts supply store is offering holiday specials on easels, drawing pads, canvas, pastel, acrylic and oil paint sets, sketch books and paint by number books. M – F 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, 3309 12th St. NE (202) 526-8860
Art Enables – The artists have been busy creating gifts such as calendars, mugs, ornaments, and greeting cards. Check out their “Holiday Happening” party and ornament making workshop on Saturday Dec 8th from 1-4 pm, otherwise, they are open M -F 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, 2204 Rhode Island Ave, NE
Casey Trees – For the tree hugger in your life, pick out a nice looking T-shirt, or a limited edition tree map and more. All proceeds from purchases go directly towards Casey Trees’ tree planting and education projects. Shop online here.
Chocolate City Beer – Shopping for the beer lover that has everything? Have a friend who keeps meaning to check out CCB? Here is a Holiday special for ya – a $25 gift box special gets you a growler, two pint glasses, and a voucher for a growler refill. Or check out their wide selection of clothing for purchase on line. Saturdays from 12:30 – 4:30 pm, 2801 8th St. NE
Divinely Decadent Desserts – Need some cupcakes, pie or cake for that holiday party? Pick it up here. Tues – Sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, 2701 12th St. NE
Franciscan Monastery – The gift shop at the Monastery is full of ideas for the observant ones on your gift list. But did you know that you can also buy gifts from the Monastery on line? Your purchase from the Holy Land Franciscan Monastery Gift Shop helps support the Franciscans in their mission and in preserving the shrines of the Holy Land. M-F 9 am – 5 pm, Sat 9 am – 6pm, Sun 8 am – 5pm, 1400 Quincy Street NE
Menomale – Next time you stop by for the best pizza in DC, pick up some gift cards. How easy is that?! 2711 12th St. NE
Petals, Ribbons and Beyond – Our neighborhood florist is well-known for their beautiful custom-made holiday wreaths. But they are much more than a florist, this little gem of a store is truly a gift shop – think a smaller version of a Hallmark store. M – F 10 am – 6 pm and Sat 10 am – 5 pm, 3906 12th St. NE
San Antonio Bar and Grill – A gift certificate will go far with their great happy hour deals. 3908 12th St. NE
Shakti Mind Body Studio – Give the gift of good health. Who couldn’t use some yoga classes to work out that Holiday stress? There is a wide selection of gift cards available for purchase on line here. The studio is located at 3805 13th St. NE
Total Relaxation – Total Relaxation has everything you could imagine to help you relax. They also carry great gift baskets that include relaxation and pampering themed items such as lotions, relaxing music cds, candles, bath soaps, home spa materials, scented oils, sachets and more. Or how about a gift certificate for one of the spa services available? 3124 12th St. NE (202) 832-6440
Zamo’s – Check out Brookland’s newest store for unique gifts for that art or antique collector in your life. Saturdays and Sundays, 3619 12th St. NE