25 Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List: Washington Holiday Gift Guide

The most wonderful time of the year is here! As we all begin shopping for our family and friends this holiday season, we invite you to explore the villages of Washington for wonderful gift finds at our charming shops and boutiques.

To get you started, we have put together a list of 25 gift ideas for everyone on your list. From one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, to special luxury pieces, and unique experiences that will turn into long lasting memories… there’s something special for everyone. Make Washington your shop-local destination for uniquely curated, quality gifts!

Happy holidays to all!


1. Sweets for your Sweetheart

For everyone on your list who loves their sweets (and who doesn’t?), put together a festive basket of their favorite candy from Sweeets, where you’ll find gourmet chocolates, gummies, and retro sweets that will bring them back to the flavors of their childhood.


2. Books, Games, and Puzzles

The holidays are a perfect time to cozy up with a good book. Visit the Hickory Stick Bookshop for gift ideas for readers of all ages! From childhood classics to the latest best-selling novels, you’ll be able to find a new favorite for the readers in your life. While you’re there, you can also pick up a new board game or puzzle for the family to enjoy!


3. Love for Washington

For those who love the Town of Washington like we do, look no further than the special ornaments and Washington gift items that you can find at Washington Supply Co. Plus – adding a new ornament to the tree is a wonderful way to mark a special occasion or celebrate a milestone year!


4. Stylish & Chic Finds

For the fashionista in your life, you can find a unique selection of clothing and accessories at Five Janes. From bold totes and bags, to stylish winter apparel or one-of-a-kind jewelry – you’ll enjoy exploring the unique gift items at this chic boutique!


5. A Modern Take on Time

Taki Watches offer a modern design with a fresh color palette and genuine leather bands. See which color best represents the special someone in your life, and pick one up at D.K. Schulman Design. And while you’re there, you can also find stationary items, home decor, and other unique gift items for all.


6. Artisan Gems

For the one on your list who loves collecting one-of-a-kind items, make sure to visit The Hen’s Nest for a selection of beautiful artisan gifts, from handmade jewelry and scarves to ceramics and wood crafted decor for the home.


7. A Classic Monogram

Monograms make for a great personalized gift! Best Monogram offers a great selection of linens and gift items that can be beautifully monogrammed with custom colors and styles, from cocktail napkins to towels, scarves, bags, and more. Make sure to place your orders early!


8. Premium Yarns

Whether you have someone on your list who’s a life long knitter or a newbie trying out a new hobby, Stars Hollow Yarns is the place to shop for all things knitting. Choose from a selection of premium yarns in all colors, pick up needles and accessories, and pick up crafty stocking stuffers while you’re there!


9. A Wine Tasting Experience

Give the gift of experience with a festive wine tasting at Hopkins Vineyard. Featuring award-winning whites, reds, and sparkling wines, Hopkins Vineyard offers wine flights, small bites, and charcuterie boards to enjoy while overlooking Lake Waramaug. Pick up a bottle to get started and make a date of it in the New Year!


10. Holiday Scented Candles

Give the gift of a cozy and festive ambiance with a hand-poured soy wax candle, available in Fraser Fir or Pine + Blood Orange scents from the english teacher candle co. Local pick-up available, or place your order online.


11. Cashmere Scarves

For a special gift for the nicest person on your “nice” list, treat them to a luxuriously soft and lightweight cashmere scarf from Plain Goods. And while you’re there, see what other exquisite clothing, accessories, and decor you’ll find for everyone on your list.


12. Treasures for the Home

For anyone on your list who loves to decorate every inch of their space in festive holiday decor, make sure to check out the vintage home gift items at Washington Curated. This shop has carefully curated local, handmade, and upcycled items – a perfect spot to pick up a special gift you can’t find anywhere else.


13. Estate Jewelry

Give the gift of sparkle! Hays Worthington‘s collection of beautiful estate and period jewelry makes for an extraordinary gift for someone special. View their latest selection of earrings, bracelets, pendants, and more at bijou shop in New Preston village.


14. Something Special for the Home

Find a uniquely curated collection of home decor items at the home design shops of Washington and New Preston. At George Home, you can find an extensive inventory of mid-century modern, vintage and antique furniture, lighting, and art. Over at Dawn Hill Antiques, see what catches your eye from their selection of vintage Swedish furniture and home decor pieces. And visit New Preston’s latest design shop, Ro by Frecha Design to find timeless design and lifestyle pieces at their concept showroom.


15. A Day to Renew & Refresh

Who doesn’t deserve a day of self-care? Pick up a gift certificate for a fresh haircut, relaxing mani-pedi, or facial at Byrde + the b – perfect for him or her. The talented professionals at the Byrde + the b are ready to give them a day of well-deserved relaxation and rejuvenation.


16. Botanical Finds

For the botanical lover, find a selection of unique indoor plants, earthy decor items, or Japanese ceramics from Pergola Home. Sourced from near and far, you’ll love exploring Pergola’s natural elements for the home.


17. Vintage Cookbooks

We have the perfect gift in mind for the one in your life who loves the art of cooking. Pick up a vintage cookbook from Privet House for great recipes you can’t find anywhere else, with themes inspired by all different regions and eras. And check out their curated selection of decor and accessories sure to delight those lucky people on your list.


18. One-of-a-Kind Creations

Every year, the Washington Art Association hosts their Holiday Sale featuring unique one-of-a-kind pieces by local artists. This year artist and designer Paige Boller transformed the gallery into a Whimsical Wonderland with a stunning array of gift items including handmade pottery, blown glass, candles, scarves of all sorts, jewelry, works on paper, paintings of all sizes, home furnishings, and a special kid’s corner.


19. Apothecary Gems

For the person in your life who enjoys natural remedies and rituals, you can find organic apothecary items, essential oils, and wellness products at J. Seitz & Co. And while you’re there, you can browse through a selection of gift items for him and her at this charming lifestyle store in New Preston village.


20. A Day at the Spa

A day at this luxurious spa is an incredible gift for that very special someone! Get a gift certificate for a day at The WELL at the Mayflower Inn where they can enjoy exceptional treatments, including deep tissue massages, facials, body scrubs, reflexology, and more at this wellness destination unlike any other.

IAIS Holiday Market

21. Traditional Native American-Inspired Art

Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local and Native American vendors selling crafts and jewelry at the Institute for American Indian Studies’ Annual Holiday Market. Take advantage of this time to meet with artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures, and see what catches your eye from a selection of art, pottery, jewelry, rattles, flutes, and more.


22. Custom Frames

Bold frames are in, so pick up a set of custom eyewear from Friedrich’s Optik. Friedrich’s offers the highest quality glasses that are handcrafted to reflect the individual distinct taste and personality every customer. A perfect personalized gift for your loved one!


23. Festive Hostess Gift

As we attend holiday gatherings this season, picking up a beautifully curated charcuterie board is always a good idea! Visit The Smithy Market for a delicious platter that is sure to be a delight for all.


24. Dining Experience

A dining experience is a wonderful way to make happy memories with your loves ones. For the foodies in your life who love a festive lunch or classic dinner, pick up a gift certificate to one of Washington’s cozy and festive restaurants. View all of Washington’s restaurants

Depot Dog

25. Pet Favorites

And last, but certainly not least, for your beloved fur-baby, pick up a festive new toy, holiday accessories, or delicious treats from Depot Dog. This local pet store is filled with the best quality nutrition, necessities, and sustainable and artisanal products for your dogs and cats.

We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!