Local and Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: DMV Metro

When Giving Is All We Have – Alberto Ríos

“Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,
Mine to yours, yours to mine.
You gave me blue and I gave you yellow.
Together we are simple green. You gave me
What you did not have, and I gave you
What I had to give—together, we made
Something greater from the difference.”

For Decorators
Like a letterboard but far more useful, you can spell out messages and make designs on these doormats using their faux penny tile pieces. Gift one to your sibling or friend who can’t get enough Joanna Gaines — she’d definitely approve of the cheery “Fixer Upper” style.
From Letterfolk

For Sentimental Chefs
Immortalize the recipe that’s been in the family for generations on this engraved cutting board made of oak and walnut finished with mineral oil.
From TheHrdwoodCom

For the Homebody
For the friend who has just moved out of state and is feeling a little blue, these scented candles will make them right at home again.
From Homesick

For Supporters of the Arts and Local
The Art League’s December 2021 Open Exhibit features local DMV artists. Shop the gallery to find one-of-a-kind artwork available to ship or for pickup. Most of these gorgeous pieces are around $250-$500.
From The Art League

For DC Enthusiasts
Created using a vintage 1940’s map, this Map Cuff Bracelet has exceptional detail and beautiful vintage coloring. The map includes the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Capitol, Union Station, and more.
From an artist on Etsy

For Meaningful Connections
Whether it’s your close friends and family or a truly complete stranger, the We’re Not Really Strangers Game is an interactive game that brings people together on a deeper level. It’s all about empowering meaningful connections and growing the relationships in your life.
From We’re Not Really Strangers

For Green Thumbs
Technology and gardening lovers alike will quickly fall for this smart garden, in which you can grow fresh herbs and vegetables indoors, thanks to an LED light that can withstand a range of climates.
From Click and Grow

For the Forgetful Few
These little Bluetooth trackers are a huge boon for any giftee who tends to misplace their keys, bags, or smartphone, and the Tile Mate can be had for a very giftable price.
From Tile Mate

For Mornings Together… or Apart
Characterize your family’s unique collection of individuals with these personalized mugs. Create a set to celebrate the individuals connected through your family ties, whether you’re all around the same table, or enjoying coffee from afar.
From Uncommon Goods

For Every Pizza Night
If they love having pizza nights at home, this fun Pizza Roulette Cut & Serve Board will help them out in the kitchen. This board lets them choose which chore each person has to complete, including washing dishes, clearing the table, or even fun ones like trading their chore or having another slice.
From Uncommon Goods

For an Adventurous Bunch
Every adventure in the book is a surprise until you scratch it off! Don’t forget to take photos and let the book become a keepsake full of memories to look back on. Our kids grow up too fast! Let’s create fun, lasting memories that bond us together.
From The Adventure Challenge

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