Best Place to Buy a Gift
1608 20th St. NW, (202) 387-7117
This is the place to go if you’re in the market for a unique kid’s gift, some interesting barware, some affordable and unusual jewelry items, or an unexpected throw pillow. Better yet, just stride about this store, imagining how beautiful your home could look—like a family of stylists and architects from Oslo lives there—if only you shopped here more often. Now that the weather is warm, gift someone a cotton farmer’s market tote in a festive print, or, if you’re feeling generous, splurge on a picnic basket and include a few cocktail recipes so the recipient can throw impromptu (and illegal!) park parties. If you’re in the market for a gift for yourself (or have a baby on the way), Tabletop offers registry services. Toward the back of the store, there’s a big enough selection of serveware and china to outfit a new home and fill out an enviable wedding registry.