Shaw offers some excellent holiday shopping for everyone on your list. Here are a few gift suggestions from neighborhood notables:
1. Hand carved wooden bowls by Clark Davidson, hand blown glass ornaments from Sunrise Glass Studios, beautiful oil paintings in a range of sizes and prices by Chis Stephens and other significant regional artists, and custom on-site framing make the Longview Gallery at 1302 9th Street, NW (interior pictured above) a can't miss. With any purchase between now and December 25th, customers will receive a FREE Geodesis scented candle with every purchase (while supplies last).
2. Fashions and accessories for the special ladies in your life (or for a great holiday party outfit for yourself at) Lettie Gooch Boutique, 1911 9th Street, NW.
3. Tailor made clothing from Cheryl A. Lofton Wardrobe Salon/Chaudre Custom Clothiers, 719-721 T Street, NW, winner Shaw Main Streets Best New Business for 2006 award!
4. Pet accessories and treats from Wagtime Pet Spa and Boutique, 1232 9th Street, NW.
5. Cigars, smoking accessories (from Ashtrays & lighters to cigar cutters and fine imported humidors) and more from TG Cigars, 1118 9th Street, NW.
6. Fashions and more for the special men in your life (or for a great holiday party outfit for yourself at) Squares Fashions, 1208 9th Street, NW.
7. Jewelry and more (including repairs to treasured heirlooms and watches) from Abu Goldsmith, 1249 9th Street, NW.
8. Gift certificates for coffee and goodness from Azi's Café, 1336 9th Street, NW or (fingers crossed, soon to re-open) Breakwell’s Coffee + Tea, 900 M Street, NW, or Cafe Cozy Corner, 1117 10th Street, NW.
9. Wine and spirits from Modern Liquors, 1200 9th Street, NW or Good Libations, 1201 5th St NW.
10. Personal training and Pilates classes from Simply Fit Personal Training & Pilates Studio, 1539 7th Street, NW.
11. Yoga classes and accessories, jewelry, and many other things to bring some zen to your life from Maruka - School for Yoga , Healing Arts and Retail Boutique, 1300 9th Street, NW (Corner of 9th and N Streets).
12. Give someone a fine dining experience! Gift certificates for a gourmet, nouveaux vegetarian meal at Vegetate make great gifts for the holidays. Stop by Vegetate at 1414 9th Street, NW, or call 202.232.4585 (they will mail the gift certificate) to purchase.
I'm sure there are many others ideas left off of this list--speak up in the comments about neat finds at local shops or email me at slumhistorique at yahoo dot com!