Shop for Local, Artisan Holiday Gifts At These Washington, D.C. Stores

BY Blog Editor

Anyone can pick up a designer shirt or a gift card for their loved one this holiday season. But if you really want to give a gift that will stand out, you don’t have to go far – you can head to one of these shops selling artisan, handmade items near our Wray apartments. 

This December, give a gift that not only shows your friend or family member how much you care about them, but also supports a local crafter and business. Pick up a one-of-a-kind item from these Washington, D.C. stores!

Shop Made in DC, located at 1304 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. which is eight minutes from your Wray apartment, is a retail initiative that is dedicated to helping the hundreds of creatives in the city grow, whether they design, craft, roast, stitch, bake, weld, brew or build their goods. 

Shop Made in D.C. is the first store dedicated to only Washington, D.C. products as it houses over 200 makers and nearly 5,000 products including apothecary, apparel, art, furniture, jewelry, home decor and stationery. They also have three other locations in the city, in case you want to check out the other stores for an even larger selection. 

Jenni Bick Custom Journals, located at 1300 Connecticut Ave NW #101, Washington, D.C. which is seven minutes from your Wray apartment, is known for its leather journals that are designed to elevate your creative endeavors and everyday writing tasks.

All of their journals are practical, beautiful and handcrafted of the finest materials. Plus, you can personalize them! Leather journals look great personalized with embossing (also called debossing or engraving). Add your name or inscription to a notebook to make it uniquely yours.

Shop Made in DC

1304 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

(202) 905-5799

Jenni Bick Custom Journals

1300 Connecticut Ave NW #101, Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 721-0246

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