Shop local this holiday season on U Street Main Street. Check out these great ideas for everyone on your gifting list:

For the fashionista in your life, give them a gift certificate to JC Lofton Tailors so they can get a perfect fit on all of their ‘fits. Check out Ezra Paul for beautiful men’s ties and shoes that make the perfect gift for the men in your life, like the Burgundy Half-Brogue dress shoe crafted from Goodyear welted Hermès crust leather and made in Spain.

You favorite beauty lovers will love getting pampered with gift cards to U Street’s hottest beauty spots. For the skincare nut, go for a gift certificate to Javan Wellness, where they can try out a plasma or laser facial. For the world traveler, grab a moisturizing travel trio from Signature Image Salon, a limited-edition set of ultra-moisturizing hand, foot, and lip relief in perfect on-the-go sizes give instant hydration anytime, anywhere (packaged in an exquisite, reusable 100% recycled fiber box, created with sustainability in mind).

Know someone who needs an excuse to relax and take some “me time”? A gift certificate to Aura Spa is just what they need.

For the concert lover, a gift card to Lincoln Theatre is a perfect gift. It can be used at 9:30 Club, Lincoln Theatre, The Anthem, or Merriweather Post Pavilion for the purchase of concessions, house merch, or tickets to upcoming events.

Introduce someone on your list to the incredible world of comics with selections from Big Planet Comics. Their expert staff can offer recommendations for all ages and all interests. 

For the home bartender, give them beautiful glassware or ceramic vessels from Archipelago to help them take their at-home Tiki drinks to the next level. 

Gifts for Co-Workers, Teachers, Secret Santa, and more!

Shop handcrafted and incredibly unique African clothing, jewelry, and goods at Zawadi. The U street staple stocks a range of gifts from independent labels and artisans, so you’ll support a range of small businesses when you shop their goods. The best part? They ship nationwide!

Everyone loves when their home smells nice, and GoodWood has an amazing collection of scented candles and incense that make perfect gifts. Check out their selection of vintage art and mirrors for incredibly unique gifts for someone extra special.

I scream, you scream, we all scream…you know the rest. Everyone loves ice cream, and a gift certificate to local favorite Ice Cream Jubilee will be sure to make anyone smile. 

Any coffee lover will love the beautiful insulated tumbler from The Wydown, perfect for enjoying both hot and cold beverages on the go.