Across the street at the flea market, tenacious bargain hunters can find interesting, off-the-beaten-path items such as vintage advertisements, African crafts and handmade leather purses. Whether it’s Turkish rugs, 1970s toys or handcrafted pottery, the market is always worth a look for the adventurous gift shopper.
This brand new boutique in Union Market owned by D.C. food writer Amanda McClements offers unique gifts without the hustle and bustle of the outdoor Eastern Market vendors.
For the entertainers on your list, the charming mid-century champagne flutes ($10-$15 each) would add pizzazz to get-togethers. Beautiful fabrics made by a local family-owned business can be used as tablecloths, throws or even scarves. They are available in small ($17.50) and large ($62.50) sizes.
This women’s store offers everything from clothing to beauty to food to housewares, making it a one-stop shop for fashionistas on your list.
Shopping for a girl on the go? Personal accessory kits featuring tiny versions of necessary grooming tools — think toothpaste, fashion tape, tweezers, nail files — are a great option. The sleek kits can pass for a clutch and come with a removable strap, so they’re easy to tote. As a bonus, they are approved for carry-on luggage. The three sizes are available: micro ($35), mini ($45) and original ($55).
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.