The design hub of our city, Cady’s Alley boasts enough luxury furniture makers and interior outfitters to make any decor lover squirm with glee. Plus, it’s home to a more modern, clean-lined aesthetic than the rest of DC, making it the perfect oasis for simple, streamlined, well-designed gifts in our historically drenched city.
Clean, simple, and exactly what any coffee addict (read: everyone) covets. EM Press Coffee Maker, $45 at Design Within Reach.
Works equally well for women who keep it streamlined and those who revel in statement pieces. Miansai Reeve Thin Cuff Bracelet, $195 at Intermix.
Modernizes any old set of china. Cathedral Candlestick, Price upon request at Calligaris.
Finally, a different angle on floral arranging. Envelope Bud Vase, $78 at Janus et Cie.
There isn’t a single person who couldn’t put these (food safe! high quality! gorgeous!) wooden cannisters to use. Walnut or Cherry “Stacks”, $400 at Thomas Moser.
Help a friend look classy in front of holiday guests by gifting them these luxe hand towels. Indigo Cotton Blend Stripe Hand Towel, $75 at Waterworks.
Trust me (I have one in my living room). This candle makes your house smell like a winter afternoon walk through a Vermont forest. Big Sur Candle, $45 at Steven Alan.
Genteel and well-heeled, just like its recipient. Prescott Large Pitcher, $295 at Waterworks.
No need to don a smoking jacket, too. These telegraph “GQ Man of Style” all on their own. Del Toro Prince Albert Slipper, $310 at Bonobos.
The gift of chic organization for the paper-copy obsessed. Float Magazine Rack, $80 at Design Within Reach.
One of the only good reasons for copious selfies. Illesteva Milan Sunglasses, $300 at Intermix.
The perfect pastel dreamcloud of a coat. Patch Pocket Jacket, $595 at Steven Alan.