Deciding what to give a significant other, family member, or friend for the holidays seems to get harder—and more expensive—each year. That’s why we’ve rounded up some terrific ideas, each with an exclusive Washingtonian discount. Unless otherwise noted, these offers are for the month of December.
Nuts for Nutcrackers
Add to your collection or begin a new tradition with the extensive array of nutcrackers at the Christmas Attic, an Old Town shop that sells holiday accessories and decor all year. This month, get 15 percent off all nutcrackers when you mention the magazine at checkout. 125 South Union St., Alexandria; 703-548-2829.
Cookies and Wine
Looking for a holiday party idea? How about hosting a winetasting? Instead of pairing wine with cheese, spice things up with a wine-and-cookie tasting courtesy of Cookies & Corks of Falls Church. Its flavorful cookies—think peanut-butter/chocolate, herb-infused shortbread, and ginger-molasses—are designed to go with reds, whites, and bubblies. Use the code Washingtonian to get 20 percent off all online orders of $15 and up.
There’s probably something for almost everyone on your list at the online retailer Red Envelope. The selection of stylish, carefully selected products ranges from stocking stuffers to big-ticket items like jewelry, all 20 percent off this month for readers.
Putting an e-reader or new iPhone on your holiday wish list? Think about a stylish case by M-Edge, in Odenton, Maryland. You can pick an existing pattern or create a custom design. Take 15 percent off any order this month with the code Washingtonian.
Get your favorite spa-goer a massage package from Serenity Day Spas, which has two great options for readers. The Massage-a-Month package, for $914, features a treatment for every month of 2013, at a savings of $218. The 100 Minutes of Heaven package—which includes a 50-minute aromatherapy massage, 50-minute facial, and lemongrass body lotion—is $180, a 15-percent discount. Mention the magazine when booking or buying to receive the discounts. 209 Madison St., Alexandria, 703-549-9212; 4000 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-362-2560; 13037 Worldgate Dr., Herndon, 703-709-6596.
Spa for Men
Get 15 percent off gift sets from the Grooming Lounge (normally $25 to $69). The Essentials of Handsomeness box offers four of the brand’s top products, including shampoo, conditioner, and shaving cream, while the He’s Got Issues set includes “manscaping” essentials like trimmers and clippers. Use the code Washingtonian at checkout or mention the magazine when shopping in the store. 1745 L St., NW, 202-466-8900; Tysons Galleria, 703-288-0355.
Dapper Dudes and Dads
Maybe the guy in your life is looking for a close shave instead? John Allan’s stylish Shorty Razor Box Set (normally $118) includes a fusion five-blade head for a precision shave. The razor’s brushed-metal handle can be personalized for an extra touch. The set includes an ounce each of Allan’s Slick Water, Shave, and Cool face products. All are 15 percent off with the code Washingtonian at checkout.
Furniture and Fashion
Logan Circle’s Muléh is known for some of the area’s most stylish names in clothing and home design. You can find apparel by brands such as Vivienne Westwood and Ports 1961 or pick up a chic new rug, lamp, or bed. This month, take 15 percent off all purchases when you mention the magazine at checkout. 1831 14th St., NW; 202-667-3440.
Holiday in a Box
Celebrate Hanukkah with a cheeky kit from the Winchester, Virginia, firm Jewish Holidays in a Box. The Hanukkah box (normally $34.95) includes blessings and candle-lighting tips, dreidels, recipes, decorations, song lyrics, and a bingo game for four. Use the code Washingtonian to save 15 percent on purchases through December 20.
Holiday sweets are tempting, but huge slices of cake and pie can leave hosts with lots of leftovers—and pounds. Tempt guests with just a taste of something sweet from Fairfax’s Itty-Bitty Cake Company. Essentially cake pops without sticks, these bite-size morsels can be customized by flavor and design. Use the code DCHOLIDAY20 or call 571-533-5939 for 20 percent off your holiday order.
Need a gift for a stylish homemaker or a hostess? Capitol Hill’s Homebody offers gifts and decor that fit many budgets and tastes. This month, take 20 percent off any one item when you mention the magazine at checkout. 715 Eighth St., SE; 202-544-8445.
New York designer Sarah Phillips has worked for acclaimed fashion houses such as Christian Dior and YSL, and she boasts many Washington insiders as clients—she designed Hillary Clinton’s 1993 navy-blue inaugural gown. Get glam for an inaugural gala with 15 percent off all custom orders this month. To schedule a design and fitting, visit the Sarah Phillips website. Mention the magazine when making an appointment.
Men can look extra sharp for that inaugural ball with the help of the new tailor Michael Andrews Bespoke. Mention the magazine when purchasing any custom tuxedo and shirt this month and get a free accessories set, which includes a bow tie, suspenders, a cummerbund, Codis Maya cuff links and studs, and socks (a $250 value). 1604 17th St., NW, Second Floor; 202-350-9001.
The perfect stocking stuffer or small gift for a fashionable friend, Silly Lips offers flavored lip balms with kitschy but cute tin covers featuring vintage pinup girls. This month, enjoy free shipping on all orders with the code WASHOLIDAY.
Helly Hansen in Annapolis is known for sailing and outdoor wear that’s both practical and stylish. This month, stock up on jackets, pants, belts, and more with 15 percent off all online orders. Use the code HHWAMAG12. 132 Main St., Annapolis; 410-990-4359.
What woman doesn’t love a pair of great shoes or a new handbag? Make her happy with 25 percent off any full-price item from SimplySoles. Use the code Washingtonian at checkout to save on such names as Tory Burch, Butter, and Bettye Muller.
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