Holiday Shopping Near 13|U
December 6, 2018
Located in the center of the U Street corridor and 14th Street neighborhoods, 13|U puts you closer to unmatched holiday shopping in Washington, D.C. We’ve rounded up unique retailers just minutes away from our luxury apartment building in our gift guide to help you pick up the perfect present this season.
FOR THE HOST OR HOSTESS
Salt & Sundry carefully curates a collection of gifts to design your home exactly how you dreamed it would look. From candles and throw pillows to cocktail kits and decanters, they have thought of every detail that radiates an urban bohemian aesthetic. This local boutique also hosts special events and demonstrations all year long at their 14th Street location – just minutes from 13|U!
FOR THE FITNESS FANATIC
Namaste, gift givers. Lululemon will put your shopping experience at ease this holiday season. Whether your recipient is an avid yogi, a marathon runner, or a guru of any other sweaty pursuit, this athletic apparel shop has you covered. From yoga mats, straps, and blocks to pullovers, sweat-wicking shirts, and leggings, Lululemon has durable products to keep people training for years to come.
FOR YOUR FRIEND WITH THE GREEN THUMB
Tucked away on S Street NW and likely featured in a handful of your friends’ Instagram feeds, Little Leaf Shop is home to succulents and a variety of other plants that make perfect presents for the plant-lover in your life. Can’t decide on a plant? Little Leaf Shop comes from the makers of Salt & Sundry and also carries plant-inspired prints, stationary, coffee table books, and other paper goods. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right gift for your recipient.
FOR THE FRIEND THAT’S ALWAYS GOING TO NAPA
Celebrate the wine connoisseurs in your life by gifting them one of the many delicious products or experiences at Cork & Wine. Chat with the store’s sommeliers to pick out a nice bottle of wine and the perfect cheese pairing from the market. Or make a reservation for a tasting class focusing on traditionally made, old world wine that you can take part in together.
FOR THE DAPPER DUDE
High-quality, handmade American craftsmanship is the name of Shinola’s gifting game. The store is best known for its unique watches, which can be customized by case size and style, as well as strap material and color. Shinola also produces luxury messenger bags, wallets, leather notebooks, bicycles, jewelry, and other small accessories. With personal and professional customer service, Shinola’s staff will help you pick out the perfect present for your loved one.
FOR THE FRIEND WHOSE CLOSET YOU WANT
You know that effortlessly cool girl who you look to for creative inspiration? She buys her clothes at Madewell. Their “gift well guide”, featuring purses, shoes, accessories, jewelry, winter wear, sweaters, and candles, and helpful staff make buying gifts a breeze — so much so that you may even need to pick up a little something for yourself. They also offer custom monogramming to give your gift an additional personal touch.