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It’s November, and that means it’s time to think about holiday gift ideas and shopping. You might’ve even noticed your favorite Tenleytown stores have already started in on the festive vibes and decor. As a locally-owned Tenleytown orthodontics practice, Dr. Sonia Talley, Dr. Katie Clark, and the team at Bird Smiles Orthodontics are all about supporting the community. So here are 10 ideas you can add to your list of Tenleytown and Washington, DC shopping stops.

  1. York Flowers

Who doesn’t love the gift of flowers? Consider a mainstay of Tenleytown shopping: York Flowers. This family-owned and operated Tenleytown florist has served the community with beautiful blooms since 1942. A holiday-themed bouquet or centerpiece will no doubt bring tidings of joy.

  1. Varnish Lane

For the eco-conscious person you want to pamper this season, Varnish Lane offers planet-positive, waterless manicures and pedicures, with products that contain plant-based ingredients and are free of common toxins. Four, luxe and cozy locations around Washington, DC make it easy to pick up a gift card or schedule an appointment for you and your gal pals.

  1. Bare Hair Studio

We continue the planet-friendly, pampering holiday gift ideas with a hair appointment at Bare Hair Studio. This Tenleytown salon stocks all-natural products and when possible, uses products made with renewable and sustainable resources. 

  1. Bianca + Jean

It all started with face masks. Local soft-goods artisan Mia Montgomery then extended her line to other aesthetic but functional items like thoughtfully crafted totes and toiletries bags. Many pieces are handmade to order, so contact Bianca + Jean earlier than later during your local holiday shopping.

  1. Rodman’s Discount Gourmet

Like York Flowers, Rodman’s is a community classic. It’s been around since 1955! When it comes to Tenleytown stores, it’s a go-to for better prices on wine, spirits, and gourmet pantry staples. You might also find that unique gift item for the person on your list who has everything. 

  1. Proper Topper

Yes, if you guessed that Proper Topper is your neighborhood shopping stop for hats, you’re right! But this is also one of your Tenleytown stores especially designed for gift shopping. Whether you pick up items from the Proper Topper store or order a Proper Picks curated gift box online, your giftee will surely love you this holiday season.

  1. Well & Wonder Yoga Studio

Have someone on your list who needs some self-care? Well & Wonder is a holistic space for uplifting, healing, and well-being. From yoga to fitness to paint nights, Well & Wonder has something for everyone’s wellness. A monthly all-access membership includes unlimited access to regularly scheduled classes as well as discounts on special events and retail purchases. 

  1. Surfside Restaurant

Sometimes a night out with good food and good company is the best gift. A gift card to fresh-Mex Surfside helps with that. Make it stretch at Saturday or Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas, or Monday nights where every kids’ meal is free with every adult entree.

  1. Open City at the National Cathedral

As far as coffee shops go, Open City’s ambience is hard to beat. The Tryst Coffee Company’s iconic location is a lovely spot for the gift of quality time. Or maybe a gift card stocking stuffer is more what you’re looking for.

  1. Saku Saku Flakerie

Reward for a full day of Washington, DC holiday shopping? A unique hostess gift for your next holiday party? Yes and yes. Japanese French pastries from Saku Saku Flakerie are beautiful, delectable treats.

Let’s Support Our Community Together!

We hope our list of local shopping inspires your holiday gift-giving! To celebrate our Tenleytown stores and talented local makers, we’re doing a November gift basket giveaway featuring some of our favourites. 

And if you’re thinking a new smile is the best present ever? Contact us to set up a complimentary consultation and kick start your smile journey. Dr. Sonia Talley and Dr. Katie Clark are your Washington, DC smile specialists, experts in creating confident smiles with modern braces and Invisalign.