Adams Morgan 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Made your list? Checked it twice? Find inspiration for everyone on your list with dozens of curated, local items ranging from gifts for kids and teens to beauty and wellness products to the perfect finds for food or fashion lovers. We’ve organized various neighborhood gift ideas into multiple categories to help you find that perfect gift for that special someone. 

Thanks for supporting the  Adams Morgan business community this holiday season! Plus, don’t forget to check out all of the festive things to do, see, and experience in Adams Morgan. More details here

For the book worm:

  • Lost City Books: Collectible used books, audio books, and gift cards. Check out Lost City’s curated holiday gift guide (here)
  • The Potter’s House: Books, holiday cards, sweatshirts, totes, you name it, we have it! Check out our gift guide for inspiration (here) and stop by for a coffee, tea, or pastry.

For the coffee lover:

  • Pitango Gelato & Cafe: Holiday gift cards (here)
  • Tryst: Merry Trystmas! Check out our holiday gift guide (here), gift bundles, and gift cards (here). Bundle #1 – Tryst House Blend (12oz), TTC Porcelain Mug, and a $10 TTC Gift Card ($38); Bundle #2 – Winter Solstice Blend (8oz) and a TTC Porcelain Mug ($27; here). 

For the free spirit:

For the foodie:

For the four-legged love of your life:

  • Life of Riley: Book your pet(s) their holiday retreat/boarding now!

For the giver:

For the holiday enthusiast:

  • Ace Hardware: Holiday decorations, Christmas trees, all-things greenery, and more.
  • Death Punch: Miracle Pop-Up – amazing decorations and holiday drinks (through 12/31)
  • Tiki on 18th: Misfit Toys Pop-Up (through 12/31), gift cards, & holiday-inspired beverages

For the lover:

For the person who deserves a staycation (a.k.a. you):

  • Cosmo Nail Bar: Salon packages w complimentary Champagne, Sangria, wine, tea, & coffee
  • High Road Hotel: A cute, tiny hotel in the heart of bustling Adams Morgan
  • The Line: Settle in at your new home away from home. Friday happy hours and Saturday brunches await you.
  • Unwind Wellness: Wellness packages and gift cards (here)
  • Wilson’s Barbershop: Look your best this holiday season with a pre-Xmas and/or NYE cut from your neighborhood barbershop. Get a digital gift card (here)

For the athlete or fitness buff:

  • Fleet Feet: New year, new resolutions. They’re here with the same good ole solutions paired with the ultimate running gear.
  • MINT: Buy the special person (or people!) in your life a MINTy Holiday Gift Pack which includes one month of gym access, 3 classes, 1 introductory Personal Training session (30 mins), MINT branded exercise bands, and MINT swag for only $95 (plus tax). This is over $180 in savings! (here)

For the sports fan:

For the sweet tooth:

For someone special:

  • Because Science: Get a free gift with your purchase (12/05-17)! We see you eyeing the T-Rex Circuit Board Ornament. Plus, come make your own marbled mug (12/16)
  • Fashion Optical: This holiday season, Fashion Optical has a special promotion for neighbors and DC residents! Visit the store and mention you are part of the Adams Morgan community for a special discount in store or shop online and receive an extra $10 off in addition to the existing 35% off sale. Use code ***ADMO*** at checkout. (here)
  • A Little Shop of Flowers: Same-day winter season flower arrangements and small Christmas trees.
  • Urban Dwell: The perfect places to purchase all of your holiday cards, candles, fun DC-centric gifts, and other homegoods this season. It’s full of boutique finds and fun stocking stuffers, too! 

For the life of the party (cause one party just isn’t enough):






12/31 (New Year’s Eve)

  • A League of Her Own: NYE Party
  • AIR: NYE Sunday Brunch
  • AIR: Sundays Late Brunch & Day Party
  • AIR: NYE 2024
  • Baja Tap: Come As You Are New Year’s Eve Bash
  • Bukom Cafe: NYE Reggae Celebration w live Reggae Band, Afro-Beat DJ, & complimentary bubbly/cocktail ($25 entry)
  • Code Red: NYE 3-Course Pre-Fixe menu ($65) followed by Bootleggers NYE Party  w Open Bar, Party Favors, and live DJ ($75)
  • Grand Central: NYE 2024 Party w Open Bar ($39-$89)
  • Hotbed Comedy Club: New Year’s Eve Showcase featuring the best comics in the city! After the show, ring in the New Year with a DJ at the upstairs bar. Doors open at 9:10pm.
  • The Imperial: End-Of-Year Daytime Happy Hour, Brunch Pre-Game, 5-Course Prix-Fixe Chef’s Celebration Tasting ($68), A La Carte Dinner, NYE Underground Cellar Bash ($35)
  • Jack Rose Dining Saloon: Beer, BBQ & Whiskey Rally Hour Pre-Party ($65), Rooftop Terrace Dance Party w DJ Bossplayer (free entry), No Hassle, No Cover NYE (reservation)
  • Jesiree’s Chop House & Lounge: The Great Gatsby NYE Party w music by DMV Hostest DJ’s
  • Johnny Pistolas: 2024 NYE Red Carpet Event
  • Perry’s: Special three-course New Year’s Eve Menu ($85) followed by NYE Party w Your Ladies of Perry’s
  • Reveler’s Hour: Pasta Party featuring a 3-course meal (with choices!) for $85/person. Make your reservation after 9:30pm if you’re looking to ring in the New Year at Reveler’s Hour!
  • Shanklin Hall: Three-course supper by Doula’s Kitchen ($75) followed by NYE Party w Sounds by DJ Bo ($20 entry)
  • Shenanigans: New Year’s Eve Party featuring a 4-hour open bar, music, dancing, favors, and champagne toast!
  • The DINER: Open 24/7 w complimentary champagne at midnight
  • Town Tavern: A Not So Ordinary NYE Party a Open Bar Packages & Group Discounts


  • The DINER: New Year’s Day Breakfast specials ALL day. Make the DINER your first stop in 2024 w a Bonecrusher and Eggs Bennie! 
  • The Imperial: All-Day Brunch-athon featuring Hangover Brunch Towers, Rooftop BYO Cigar, & live jazz in the Cellar.

And last but certainly not least, for the person who doesn’t know what to give…

  • Here’s a list of all gift cards offered by Adams Morgan businesses and restaurants!