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20 Washington, D.C.-themed gifts actually worth buying

Just in time for the holidays!

DC Skyline Photo via Shutterstock/Sean Pavone

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.

Hey, Secret Santas. It's that time of the year again, so you better step up your gift-giving game. That's right. We're talking about gifts that will totally encompass not only your love for Washington, D.C., but the love that your Secret Santees have for the District as well.

From ornaments to cookie cutters to Mambo Sauce, Curbed DC has you covered with the gifts your friend/coworker/spouse/guy across the street will not only appreciate, but convince that you are the one. (Take that however you'd like).

If you're looking for anything related to fashion, technology, or nerd culture, be sure to check out Curbed's sister sites Racked, The Verge, and Polygon, respectively. also has a wonderful gift guide of their own.

Have any other suggestions for D.C.-focused gifts that are definitely worth checking out? Leave a comment below or email the Curbed DC tipline.

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Do you know what time it is? It's time to get D.C.-centric with this awesome clock! By the way, we should probably put one of these in the office of whoever is in charge of making the Metro run on time because really now.

| Photo via National Zoo

Stuffed Panda

If you know anything about Washington, D.C., you know we love our pandas to death because ... well, they're pandas. What else do you do with them except love them and pinch their chubby cheeks? For those who not only want to longingly stare at videos of them but support them, the National Zoo provides you the opportunity to adopt a panda (coughcoughstuffedanimalcough).

| Image via Icons DC

Ronald Reagan White House Presidential China

Every few years, the White House collection of china is redesigned, changing along with each administration. These three plates were designed for President Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately, the retailer does not list the price for this product.