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. Curbed.com 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.
Since 1981, the White House Historical Association has created these unique annual collectibles. They're both beautiful and a great way to celebrate the nation's capital.
Now if your cookies are oddly shaped, you can say it was on purpose.
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.
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).
This gift box includes a tote bag, workbook, chocolate, locally made coffee, a candle, and a letterpress card.
For those in your life who love D.C. architecture, get them a slice of one of the city’s most iconic Art Deco buildings, the Greyhound Bus Terminal, located on New York Avenue NW.
Another plaster model, this time of the infamous Watergate Hotel, the site where the 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Committee occurred, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
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.
Made in France by Limoges, this porcelain table accessory features visual motifs found in the White House’s Blue Room.