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Capital Wishlist: Special Gifts With a Washington Flavor

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The Be With Me Playseum offers a chance for families to browse books, make crafts and play dress-up, all in one spot.

Where: Be With Me Playseum (545 Eighth St. SE)
Price: $6 per person
Website: playseum.com
Kids and parents can hang out, imagine and create in the D.C.-themed rooms at the Playseum. At its core, the Playseum is a children’s used bookstore, but at its heart, it’s an opportunity to bond. Families spend time making crafts, playing dress-up and creating their own worlds at one price for the entire day.

For the High Flyer

Where: Trapeze School of New York, Washington, D.C. (Fourth and Tingey streets Southeast)
Price: $45 and up
Websites: washingtondc.trapezeschool.com
Put your courage and agility to the test with flying trapeze lessons on the indoor or outdoor rig set up alongside the Anacostia River. New flyers are taught to hang from the bar by their knees and can attempt a catch in their first class. Other circus arts are also well-represented at the school, with classes available for the aerial hoop, aerial silks and trampoline.

For the Weary Commuter

Website: capitalbikeshare.com
Give the gift of freedom from Metro and K Street gridlock with a Capital Bikeshare membership. With more than 1,000 bikes available around the clock at more than 100 stations in Washington and Arlington, Va., the program gives riders the convenience of a bike without the responsibility for maintaining it.

For the Mariner

Where: USS Sequoia (Gangplank Marina, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue Southwest)
Price: By request
Website: sequoiayacht.com
Rent this restored presidential yacht for exclusive charters for up to four hours. The yacht served nine presidents from 1931 to 1977 and has been designated as a national historic landmark. Cruise the Potomac River and dine aboard the yacht with up to 50 of your closest friends.

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