Gift Guide: 12 Perfect Gifts You Can Find in Cady’s Alley

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.

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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.

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Hillary writes about interiors, real estate, arts, and culture. She is the former digital media editor of The New Republic, and her work has also been published in Glamour, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post, among others. You can follow her on Instagram @hillarylouisekelly or on Pinterest @hlkelly.