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Shop For Local, Artisan Holiday Gifts At These Washington, D.C. Stores

Anyone can pick up a designer shirt or a gift card for their loved one this holiday season. But if you really want to give a gift that will stand out, you don’t have to go far – you can head to one of these shops selling artisan, handmade items near our Vale apartments. 

This December, give a gift that not only shows your friend or family member how much you care about them, but also supports a local crafter and business. Pick up a one-of-a-kind item from these Washington, D.C. stores!

Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss Of The Beyond, located at 3428 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. which is 12 minutes from your Vale apartment, is a quaint gift shop featuring a range of greeting cards and small toys, including plush animals for kids.

For 37 years, they have offered an oasis of delightful gifts, cards and toys. It’s all inspired by inspired by spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) and his philosophy of self-transcendence. Here, you can also find chimes, bells, singing bowls, stationary, spiritual statues, candles, bath items, jewelry and bags. 

Urban Dwell, located at 1837 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C. which is 14 minutes from your Vale apartment, is an independent, veteran-owned, boutique gift shop featuring carefully curated merchandise following the latest trends in home decor, women’s and men’s accessories, books and stationery, kitchen items, baby gifts and more.  

Merchandise spans the spectrum in variety and price range, offering unique, hard-to-find and interesting gift designed by both local and worldwide artists and designers. It’s owned by Tom McMahon and opened doors in 2015 in the hip Adams Morgan neighborhood. After 22 years of active-duty service, Tom retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2014 as an Intelligence Officer in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss Of The Beyond

3428 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

(202) 363-4797

Urban Dwell

1837 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

(202) 558-9087