Dreaming of finding the perfect gift for all your friends and family this year? We’ve got you covered with plenty of fantastic shops, restaurants, and experiences. Check in every Wednesday for unique ideas to fit just about everyone on your list.
Who among us doesn’t have a foodie in our life? From restaurant experiences to the perfect bar accessories, the shops at The Wharf have plenty of options for your epicurious friends.
For your friend who’s always first in line at the farmers market, this pretty Pop Art tote bag is the perfect carryall. Andy Warhol Tote Bag, Politics and Prose, $24.95
For the fisherman who knows a coordinated cooler is important, this bottle opener will pop the cap in style. Fish Bottle Opener, Politics and Prose, $11.95
For the hostess who’s always in style, a dip-dyed cheese knife set adds a pop of color to any appetizer plate. Wooden Cheese Knives, Politics and Prose, $14.95
For the home chef who thinks veggies should be the star, a cookbook that places them front and center will offer inspiration all year. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, Politics and Prose, $35
For the dessert lover who’s always trying to satisfy a sweet tooth, a responsibly sourced chocolate bar won’t disappoint. 77% Amazon Rainforest – Brazil Chocolate Bar, Harper Macaw, $9
For the foodie who wants to go beyond the kitchen, an evening of sampling Hank’s best will earn rave reviews. Boardwalk Empire cocktail to share + Gift Certificate, Hank’s Oyster Bar, $30
Everything is better by the water. Whether it’s boating, fishing, or simply appreciating the riverfront views, we’ve got plenty of inspiring gift options for the water enthusiast in your life.
For the foodie who knows that gorgeous waterfront views make a meal even better, dinner at Requin is sure to delight. Gift Certificate, Requin, $50+
For the friend who loves to sleep late before diving into her destination, Canopy by Hilton offers relaxation with waterfront views. Waterfront Suite, Canopy by Hilton
For the skipper who wants to drop anchor and watch the world go by, beer delivery straight to the dock is hard to beat. Beer Delivery, Blue Point 6pk Bottle, Anchor, $9.99
For the aspiring mixologist who loves a good theme, this cool cocktail glass sets the waterfront scene. DC Map Rocks Glass, Anchor, $14.99
For the fisherman who thinks what you catch is just as important as how you catch it, this stylish equipment will even impress the fish. Sedona Reel Spin 1000, $69.99; Billy Boy Bobber 1 3/4", $1, Anchor
For the adventure seeker who never says no to a day spent on the water, these shades are the perfect complement to a sunny day. Maui Jim Kawika, Anchor, $299
Yes, it’s the thought that counts. But there are times when rolling out the red carpet for that special someone is just as meaningful. If you’re in search of a gift that will seriously impress, look no further. From indulgent dining to stylish threads, we’ve got you covered when it comes to next-level gifting.
For your loved one who’d rather be on the shores of Mallorca, a meal at Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s newest restaurant will transport. Dinner for two at Del Mar, $250
For your friend who feels at home on the back of a bike or the catwalks of Milan, a trio of leather accessories from d/eleven ensures style points. Nour Hammour Erin collarless leather jacket, $1,775; Okhtein Black and Gold Dome Plate bag, $775; and IRO Dravolti boots, $595, d/eleven
For your fellow foodie who knows diverse influences make the meal, an evening at the globally inspired Kith and Kin will get a standing O. Dinner for two at Kith and Kin, $250
For the aspiring mixologist who wants a bar that’s just as colorful as the cocktails, these rainbow coasters brighten up a party. AVF Fearless multipack of 8 coasters by Alexandra Von Furstenberg, $130, d/eleven
For the fashionista who wants to stay warm without sacrificing fashion, this winter hat accented with faux-fur and luxe jeans are the stylish solution. d/eleven pom hat, $50; AMO Stix crop jeans, $255.50, d/eleven
For the hostess who thinks the candy counts, but knows the serving dish makes it even more festive, this stylish option will add something special to the holiday table. AVF Acrylic X Print candy bowl by Alexandra Von Furstenberg, $440, d/eleven
We’ve all got that friend who never wastes a minute of their Saturday or Sunday. Whether rocking out at a concert, DIYing a home improvement project, or hosting a party, this week’s roundup is sure to satisfy any type of weekend warrior on your list.
For the music-lover in your life who always knows the latest bands and believes in-person is the only way to experience them, passes to a performance at Pearl Street Warehouse are just the ticket. Gift Certificate for Pearl Street Warehouse, $25+
For the happy handyman (or handywoman) who never turns down a DIY project and can name all the home transformation shows on HGTV, some go-to tools are the way to go. DeWalt Compact Drill/Driver Kit, $149.99; Master Mechanic Chrome 16' Tape Measure, $7.99, District Hardware and Bike
For the aspiring mixologist who likes to host friends at home for creative cocktails and conversation, a few thoughtful bottles to stock the bar from Cordial Wine will be a hit. One Eight Distilling’s Ivy City Gin, $36.99; Republic Restoratives’ Rodham Rye, $84.99; Louis Max Haute Vallée Pinot Noir Languedoc 2016, $16.99, Cordal Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits
For the beauty junky who always has a pretty pedicure and a perfect blowout, a day of pampering at Bella Moda Salon & Spa offers a new place to get gorgeous. Gift Certificate to Bella Moda Salon and Spa, $100+
For the outdoor enthusiast who spends weekends hiking, biking, boating, or even tailgating, durable accessories from Yeti ensure the day includes some kicking back with a cold one. Yeti Rambler Colster, $24.99; Yeti Rambler 20oz Tumbler, $29.99, District Hardware and Bike
For the weekend warrior who believes days off from work are best spent relaxing with a cup of coffee and a calming candle, these local finds will set the scene. Vigilante Espresso, $16, District Hardware & Bike; Baobab White Pearl Max 10 Candle, $115, d/eleven
Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest Waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.Explore Restaurants
Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.Explore Retailers