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Holiday gift guide to shop local in Washington, DC

washington dc holiday gift guide

Welcome to our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide – Washington DC, where we highlight local businesses to shop for your holiday gifting needs this season.

For the person who loves collectibles and antiques

Downtown Holiday Market – Penn Quarter

Artisanal and handmade gifts from the Downtown Holiday Market in Penn Quarter. From handmade candles from Kin & Care to art and collectibles from vendors like Far East Antiques and the Narrow Passage Store, you can’t go wrong shopping hyper-local for loved ones at this famed holiday market. 

Pro Tip: Check out the website to see a list of vendors – many of them, like Kin & Care, have online shops if you still want to shop local but can’t make it in person to the market.


For the holiday party host or your next door neighbor

Bread Furst – Van Ness

Headed to a holiday party and need a gift for the host? What about a gift for your neighbor that you don’t know so well but want to spread holiday cheer to? Look no further than this bakery gem in North West DC. Opt for some fresh bread or ANY seasonal treat and you will definitely not be disappointed. 



Shop Made in DC – Online or in-person at their Georgetown, Union Market district, Wharf or Canopy Embassy Row locations

Want to support local businesses around DC but don’t have time to run around town? Shop Made in DC was founded by two DC locals who round up the District’s best makers, bakers, artists, and beyond to curate specialty made gifts and gift boxes so you can give the gift of DC while supporting local makers and artists. 


For the busy car owner in your life (or yourself!)

CarCare To Go Hand Detailing + Valet – Online/Valet

We hope you’ll forgive a bit of self promo, but as a locally owned and operated business we would be remiss not to mention our hand detailing services that leave your car feeling brand new as a gift for you or any loved one with a car. Let’s be honest, the crumbs and dust in many of our cars are old enough to get a driver’s license. The gift of “that new car feeling” with the convenience of valet pick-up and return…we think that’s a pretty good gift! Shop our NEW e-gift cards here.

Don’t think they want a detail? Check out our top four gifts for the car lover in your life for more inspiration.

Local to DC but live outside of the city? Check out our holiday gift guide for Montgomery County local businesses here.

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Katelin M.

I have a 2006 honda accord and I used CarCare to go to have my tire changed on pretty short notice. Everyone was incredibly communicative and nice, the process was so easy, it wasn't very expensive, a... read more - 3 days ago

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Sakib S.

Amazing service, amazing communication skills and amazing professionalism! i will definitely be a repeat customer and tell all my friends in Rockville about their service. Thank you to this amazing te... read more - 3 days ago

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Christian D.

Great service and customer care ! Michael was super helpful and told me about plenty of avenues to take with my vehicle repair. Super professional and knowledgeable. Will be coming back - 5 days ago

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Kevin S.

Great services - 5 days ago

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Jonathan R.

I’ve used this company twice. I’ll use them again. That’s the best compliment I can give. They are responsive, affordable, and generous (during my second visit, they gave me Lyft vouchers for free!).... read more - 1 week ago

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John D.

Excellent customer care, valet service, and communication. - 1 week ago

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Brian l.

Great service! - 1 week ago

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Ariel R.

I just moved to the area and I’m so glad I chose to get my car serviced here! Courteous, kind, fast and affordable! Shout out to Gabe who made the experience so smooth! I will be coming back soon! - 1 week ago

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layla c.

came in and got my car serviced and my valet gabriel was amazing !!! - 1 week ago

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April E.

Timely. Very convenient. - 1 week ago

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Sherry G.

CarCare To Go is a highly professional and customer-centric shop. Anyone wanting top of the line service will not be disappointed. Communication was thorough and convenient and a person is always avai... read more - 1 week ago

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Elyse N.

Easy to get an appointment, extremely responsive and helpful in troubleshooting my leaking tire, and brought the car back in great shape same day. Will definitely be using them again! - 1 week ago