The Holly Days Gift Guide

November 28, 2017


Imagine a world where you stroll down historic streets, sipping coffee or hot chocolate, before finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Sound too good to be true? It's not! 


The businesses of Eastern Market Main Street offer a little something for everyone - and, to make the experience even more fun, we've created this guide to help you fulfill your potential as the best gift giver this holiday season. 


In addition to the ideas below, don't forget about gift cards to all of our participating businesses - find the full list here - and if you need to ship things to loved ones far away, use The UPS Store!


Happy shopping! 

1. Hand-selected jewelry from over 16 countries along the “Silk Road”  | Woven History & Silk Road |  Various


2. Give the gift of a Spanish dining experience with a gift card to Joselito Casa de Comidas  |  Available in any amount


3. Warrior Gift Box: This gift box contains a lightweight yet grippy YOGO travel mat, Handmade Habitat Warrior orange bergamot energizing candle, 4oz homemade disinfecting yoga mat spray, 4oz doTERRA Deep Blue Rub for sore muscles, and Hunny Bunny natural deodorant to keep you fresh throughout your workout.  |  Realignment Studio  |  $151 value, on sale for $130 through 12/24


4. Albatross: a unique and stylish travel companion for a weekend trip  |  Quavaro  |  $162


1. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize, this strange, compassionate, mesmerizing novel is a must-read for your friend or family member who loves to keep up with contemporary literature.   |  East City Bookshop  |  $28


2. These Tibetan Village Rugs depict village and jungle scenes, stories told by weavers through wool.  |  Woven History and Silk Road  |  Various


3. From Austen to Zola and everything in between, find the perfect tome for all the readers on your list.  |  Capitol Hill Books  |  Various

1. Keep holiday memories forever in this blank journal made from a recycled children’s book.  All of the original pages are kept inside so you can enjoy the story, as well as write your own on the 50 blank sheets of paper mixed in.  |  Rebound Designs (weekend vendor at Easter Market)  |  $25


2. Find inspiration at the new puzzle bookshelf stocked with crosswords, sudokus, and more.  |  Labyrinth Games and Puzzles  |  Various


3. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds: Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Jason Reynolds' latest is a meditation on teens and gun violence. Honest and resonant, this novel is written as a series of poems and takes place over the course of just 60 seconds.   | East City Bookshop  |  $17.99


4. Greentones eco-friendly wooden instruments are a great option for the musically inclined little ones in your life. Best for ages 0-5.  |  Music on the Hill  |  $4.50 – $54.99

1. Give the gift of fashion with clothes, jewelry, bags, and shoes  |  Clothes Encounters  |  Various


2. Realignment Gift Box: Perfect for any budding yogi who is ready to take their practice to the next level!  This gift box contains a Jade Harmony yoga mat to increase grip and comfort without sacrificing stability, a soft Realignment Studio DC t-shirt to represent your favorite studio out on the town, and a 4oz homemade disinfecting, all natural yoga mat spray.  |  Realignment Studio  |  $118 value, on sale for $100 through 12/24


3. Attache: a simple and stylish messenger bag  |  Quavaro  |  $158


4. Notecards celebrating 5 amazing female composers, including Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel  |  Music on the Hill  |  $7.99

1. Give the gift of springtime in the Nation's capitol with handmade cherry blossom soap and candle combo, Custom packs available upon request.  |  Aurora Bath and Jewels (weekend vendor at Eastern Market)  |  $15 - $40


2. Meditation Gift Box: This gift box contains a Handmade Habitat lavender flaxseed eye pillow to withdraw from distraction, doTERRA Yoga Collection (5mL each of essential oils Arise, Anchor, and Align) to invite emotional balance, and a handmade mala bead necklace to aid concentration during meditation.  | Realignment Studio  |  $219 value, on sale for $175 through 12/24


3. Tomcat: a vintage chic backpack |  Quavaro  |  $148

1. Radici Market’s very own private label balsamic and extra virgin olive oil, imported from Italy  |  Radici Market  | 


2. The Grammar of Spice by Caz Hildebrand: This beautifully illustrated book is an index of spices, their flavor profiles and history. A practical resource, it is also a celebration of the world of flavors found on your spice rack.   |  East City Bookshop  | $29.95


3. 100% pure, raw unprocessed honey from the Virginia Shenandoah Valley — directly from the beehive to you! This honey is presented in its natural form, is free from additives and is a gluten free natural sweetener. The honey is strained and never heated. Available in Wildflower, Clover, Saffron, or Lavendar. |  Morrocan Saffron (weekend vendor at Eastern Market)  |  $10 - $20



1. Ceramic Coasters – set of 4 |  Antiochia  |  $20


2. Solmate Socks:  Be Groovy. Life's too short for matching socks, especially when you can wear these fun and beautiful socks! the perfect gift this holiday season.  |  GroovyDC  |  $19


3. Notebooks, planners, and calendars, assorted colors and sizes: The perfect gift or stocking stuffer for book lovers to keep track of what they've read and loved; for writers to jot down ideas; or for list-makers to stay organized.  |  East City Bookshop  |  Various


4. Handmade music-themed ornaments that will look great on their tree and on their Instagram  |  Music on the Hill  |  $9.99-$19.99








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