A Holiday Gift Guide for All Your New Pandemic Hobbies

Splurge-worthy gift ideas for those ready to upgrade their stuff.

for the Home Chef  | Outdoor Pizza Oven

Make your own pies in a literal minute—using wood, charcoal, or gas—with Ooni’s fanciest option, the Karu 16 multi-fuel pizza oven.

$799 at ooni


for the Exercise Enthusiast | Wearable Weights

Kat Zajac, owner of Ascend Cycle in Alexandria, recommends adding colorful Bala Bangles to pump up a workout.

$42 for a one-pound set at Bala


for the Amateur Photographer | Polaroid Camera

Young people love the vintage vibe of Polaroids. This throwback Now+ i-Type Instant Camera comes with filters and other editing tools accessible through a mobile app.

$150 at


for the Social Walker | Chic Beanie

Take walking meetings—or just stroll with friends—in style.

$175 at


for the Binge Watcher | Updated Streambar

Roku’s latest, the Streambar Pro, offers 4K streaming and “virtual surround sound.”

$180 at


for the Scrapbooker | Portable Printer

Print images directly from your phone with Canon’s “Ivy” mini photo printer.

$100 at Target


for the Organized One | 2022 Task Planner


Stay on top of your to-do’s with this DC stationer’s signature planner.

$38 at Appointed


for the Sweet Tooth | Chocolate Delivery

A three-month chocolate subscription is curated by DC’s Each Peach Market.

$200 at Each Peach Market


for the Vinyl Lover | Upgraded Speakers

For LP fans, Som Records’ Neal Becton suggests JBL speakers, such as these retro L52 Classics.

$1,000 a pair at


for the One Committed To Cozy | Cashmere-Blend Jogging suit

These joggers and hoodie in a matching set come in multiple colors. Long live soft pants.

$125 (hoodie) and $95 (joggers) at


for the Backyard hosts | Very Fancy Fire Pit

The Luxeve Fire Pit is Breeo’s most elite smokeless model, with color options for the outer ring (above in “earth rust”) and the glass pebbles inside.

$1,649 at


for the Home-Office Pro | Adjustable Standing Desk

Is home now HQ? The “Aedric” desk comes in various sizes, woods, and base colors.

Starting at $1,199 at Room & Board


for the Bread Baker | Go-To Cookbook

Oliver Pastan, bread-and-pasta guru at DC’s Bold Fork Books, says masters of sourdough can take their skills to a new level with Chad Robertson’s Tartine Book No. 3.

$40 at Bold Fork Books


for the Hiker | Better Backpack

Topo Designs makes a range of cool, colorful bags. This Mountain Pack is designed for hiking, climbing, travel, or even commuting.

$169 at


for the Home Decorator | Eco-Friendly Blanket

Sustainable-textiles brand Coyuchi’s new organic-cotton-and-wool “Sequoia” throw comes in four neutral shades.

$178 at


for the One Into Self-Care | At-Home Facial Set

This shop-local bundle includes two masks—one to detox, one to hydrate—and a spa headband.

$64 at Follain


for the Traveler | New Suitcase

Spent lockdown planning your dream trip? Tumi’s lightweight, hard-side International Carry-On comes in three colors, with the option to monogram.

$750 at Tumi


for the Coffee Connoisseur | Pour-Over Coffeemaker

Chemex’s six-cup classic coffeemaker features a simple glass-and-wood design using the brand’s patented filters.

$43.50 at Williams Sonoma


for the Guy Growing Facial Hair | Beard Butter

EBO Beard Butter is made in DC and has more than 55,000 five-star reviews on Etsy .

$10 at EBO Beard Butter via Etsy


All photographs courtesy of retailers.

This article appears in the December 2021 issue of Washingtonian.

Amy Moeller
Fashion & Weddings Editor

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.