Not sure what to get your #1 travel buddy? Don't worry - we got you.
Our curated DC Holiday Gift Guide has gifts for travelers who love DC and Washingtonians who love to travel.
Disclosure: While our recommendations are always unbiased, we may receive a small share of sales through some of the links below at no cost to you. See the full text.
1. Washington DC Books by Our Tour Guides
Did you know that we write books in addition to leading award winning walking tours?
You can buy autographed copies of Canden's books to be shipped anywhere direct from us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- LeDroit Park: A History & Guide by Canden Schwantes
- Wicked Georgetown: Scoundrels, Sinners & Spies by Canden Schwantes
- Images of America: Georgetown by Canden Schwantes
- Wild Women of Washington by Canden Schwantes
Or come visit her at the Takoma Book Fair on December 17, 2022 1pm-4pm at Busboys & Poets!
Or shop at our favorite local bookshops like East City Books, Politics & Prose, Kramer Books - or on Amazon if you must.
Check out the women's history of DC with Becca's book:
- 111 Places in Women's History in Washington That You Must Not Miss by Becca Grawl & Kaitlin Calogera (buy it online and then take a tour with Becca to get it signed!)
2. Anything from Scoutberry Shop
You have until December 14th to get in those orders for these adorable handmade travel themed gifts!
Visit Lauren (a former DC tour guide!) shop https://www.scoutberryshop.com/
3. A DC by Foot Gift Certificate
4. A DC Neighborhood Print
Get your favorite DC neighborhood mapped in a hand printed colorful design.
5. Locally Made Jewelry
You can get locally made jewerly from vendors at any of the Christmas Markets in DC.
We're OBSESSED WITH:
6. Official White House Christmas Tree Ornament
Every year the White House Historical Association released a new Presidential or White House history themed ornament. (We've been collected them for over a decade!)
7. Spirit from Republic Restoratives
Buy the bourbon lover in your life something from the women-owned, local distillery, Republic Restoratives.
We bought all our relatives Madam last year!
You can shop locally or ship nationally.
8. Custom Camino de Santiago Map
If you know someone who has been or is planning a walk along the Camino, you can order custom maps (or puzzles!) based on their route from A Road to Santiago
Between customizing the design, printing and shipping, this takes about 5 days to get to your traveler.
9. Scratch Off Map
Reveal the places you've been with vibrant colors and see where there is left to go! This simple quick gift is always a hit with travel lovers.
There are a few options to choose from on Amazon.
10. Dopp Kit (Toiletry Bag)
A timeless piece for every traveller, the dopp kit provides a place to store your toiletries.
We like the waterproof interior and leather exterior for an option that can last for years and many trips. But Herschel makes a great non-leather bag, too.
If you want something more high-end, check out Hunker Bag's Baxter Travel Kit
11. Collapsible Water Bottle
Our most common recommendation for what to pack is as travel water bottle! This one collapses to fit snugly in your bag between refills.