Here is my gift guide! What a year… who’s ready for a new one?! *raises hand* It has been a great year showcasing all that is new in the hotel, restaurant, travel and overall hospitality industry. We have so many new places to congregate now in DC, which was always the purpose of my site.
[Hey! Have you seen my post on custom-made MTM clothing? Take a look, and if you place an order, they will add a free custom shirt. Just tell them The Washington Lobbyist sent you.]
Below (or just watch the video above) is a little list of things I covet, love, and have. Let me share them with you so that you can get your brain churning (that will mean something below) when buying that perfect holiday gift! Enjoy and have a wonderful 2017!
Hot Ruby is the perfect addition to your mug on a cozy evening. Unlike typical cider, this family recipe marries cranberry and citrus juices with an exquisite blend of spices. Add your favorite spirits for a special treat! $46 for 2 32 oz bottles. BUY HERE.
Introducing the world’s first Oak Bottle, an oaking vessel that accelerates the oak aging process and allows anyone to infuse extravagant aromas and flavors of oak into your bought or homemade beer, cocktail, spirit or wine extremely quickly from the comfort of your own home. $39-$79. BUY HERE.
All the booze from Washington, DC. There is New Columbia Distillery (Green Hat Gin), Capitolline Vermouth (Vermouth), Don Ciccio and Figli (Liqueur), Republic Restoratives (Civic Vodka), Jos. A Magnus (Bourbon), Cotton and Reed (Rum and Spiced Rum), One Eight Distillery (Whiskey, Gin, Vodka). I’m sure by the time this post is over, I will have missed one. Don’t forget DC makes beer and chocolate!
Handmade Candles by JSquared. 100%Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Soy Wax Candles. They are local, made in the city of Washington, DC and truly are calming combinations. $14 for 2. BUY HERE.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones. Made from high-quality materials, these plush-looking, over-head headphones deliver noise-free smooth and rich audio quality. Leather/stainless steel/aluminum. $400. At Saks Fifth Avenue at Mazza Gallerie.
Cakes from RareSweets in CityCenterDC. Preorder through December 18 by 5:00pm for Christmas and New Year’s. Call (202) 499-0077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Classic Cakes 6 Inch (8 Servings)/$40. 8 Inch (12 Servings)/$60. 9 Inch (16 Servings)/$70.
Shinola + Golden Bear Men’s MA-1 Wool Bomber Jacket. A contemporary take on the MA-1 flight jacket, this luxe, full-zip wool bomber jacket in navy has a contrast orange quilted poly lining. The jacket features refined and considered details such as double-ended brass zippers with leather tab pulls, snap on side welt pockets, and hem and cuff with ric-rac ribbing on edge. $515. Shinola Logan Circle Store at 1631 14th St NW.
Just Spices. Sporty Spice ($24.99): Oatmeal Spice Blend, Savory Eggs Blend, Sweet Potato Seasoning, Smoothie Boost. For the Love of Rub ($26.99): Steak Rub, Pork Rub, Seafood Rub, Hickory Rub.
Guy Stuff from Grooming Lounge. Located at Tysons Corner, L Street and Online, this is the best place for men’s classic shaving, skin care, beard tools and hair products including the widest selection of shaving brushes, safety & straight razors. They also have a barber-formulated line of award-winning grooming lounge solutions. Prices vary. BUY HERE.
The best water bottle from Not Vodka. Get that double take when you’re on the metro in the morning, or replace all those other lame water bottles with this bad boy. One of my favorites, and hell yeah, I have the pink one. $30-$52. BUY HERE.
Churn Craft Butter Churn. I fell in love with this when I saw it at Metro Cooking DC a few weeks ago (please attend if you haven’t). With their butter churn, you get the beauty, functionality and economy to create a homemade product that can be enjoyed during your cocktail hour before dinner. How cool is that?! $240. BUY HERE.