These semi-polished quartz studs, $42 at Giant Lion, strike the right balance between rawness and glamour.
Get her this DC-made look that is equally appropriate for the office and a holiday party. Nikki colorblock mini shift dress, $295 at Erika Schreiber.
For the foodie: 16-ounce jar of hot chili spears, $10 at Gordy’s Pickle Jar.
We’re partial to a good animal print (especially one paired with leather)—but Love, Cortnie’s girly clutches come in endless patterns. $140 at Love, Cortnie’s Etsy shop.
Made with recycled vinyl and vintage sequins, this festive, geometric piece is one of a kind. Edita necklace, $168 at Saint Clair Jewelry.
A cozy piece of art for the proud Washingtonian (or the homesick out-of-towner), hand-sewn with recycled fabrics. Ready-to-hang canvas, $20 at SeeingInFabric’s Etsy shop.
The jewelry maker, Lanyapi, is originally from California, but a favorite of (and sold by) the Mount Pleasant-based Jackie Flanagan. Faceted turquoise necklace, $49 at Nana.
The cult-favorite Combat Ready Balm from Sara Demelio’s Skincando line comes in three ways in this Christmas-themed set. Holiday survival kit, $49 at Skincando.
Add a whimsical touch to your home with this silk-screened mustache pillow, $36 at Lil Fishy.
Made with vegan and fair-trade coconut, palm, and vegetable oils, this three-pack of locally made soaps is ideal for your eco-conscious friends. $24 at Herban Lifestyle.
A little piece of luxury for the man in your life: a diamond-encrusted, pearl cuff link, sold by Maryland-based Judah Estreicher’s custom menswear brand. $675 at JBD Clotheirs.
Perfect for harsh DC winters, DeNada Designs’ chunky, hooded knit infinity scarf, $185 at DeNada, comes in ten colors and patterns.
This sleek piece is made with trendy calfhair—one of the season’s most coveted materials. $190 at Twisted Aristocrat.
Fairfax-based Ah Love’s “Herb Garden Taste” collection features four deliciously aromatic olive oils laced with rosemary, cucumber, lemon, and more. $27.95 at Ah Love Oil & Vinegar.
You can’t go wrong with this delicious smelling, universal moisturizing mask by local beauty pro Ada Polla, who has earned the praise of countless Washingtonians (and even some celebs). $60 at Alchimie Forever.