From Priceless to Practical, 2016 Gift Guide Offers Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

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With a particularly acrimonious election season behind us, we could all use a little extra retail therapy this holiday season. As in years past, we searched the D.C. metro area for some of the most exotic and most useful gifts at various price points.

Need a bottle opener that can fit in a wallet? Look no further. How about a designer watch that costs more than most cars? Head to the region’s newest uber luxury location CityCenterDC to get the Cartier timepiece we highlight. Whatever your preferences for gift giving and receiving, we’ve got you covered. Happy shopping — and a happy, healthy 2017 from The Diplomat family to yours.

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Bling in the New Year

Amelee Stud Earrings, $750

Marco Bicego Ring, $2,220

Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Moonphase Watch, $45,000

For the Traveler

Shinola Coin/Card Pouch, $95

Delsey Bastille Lite Carry-on, $149

Tumi Harlow Backpack, $495

For the Gym Rat

UA Storm Undeniable II MD Duffle, $44.99

CorePower Yoga Black Tag Membership, $155/month at most locations

SoulCycle Bike, $2,200

For the Host and Hostess

Neighborhood Candles, $34

Ekibo Basket, $49

Mendocino Pool Table, $6,995

For the Foodie

La Tasca Sangria Making Class and Dinner, $75

Michelin Guide-Rated Restaurants
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Minibar by José Andrés (
Pineapple and Pearls (

Culinary Cuba, $4,950 per person (double), additional $550 for single

For the Woman in Your Life

Loft Unicorn Sweater, $89.50

Jo Malone London Orange Bitters Cologne, $135 for 100 milliliters

Nina McLemore Jacket, $975

Longchamp Paris Premier Handbag, $1,950

For the Man in Your Life

Greatest Shave Ever Kit, $72

Canali Gray and Sage Silk Cashmere Reversible Scarf, $450

Paul Stuart 18-Karat Gold, Diamond and Enamel Stud Cufflinks, $7,687

For the Kiddos

Bucketfeet Slip-on Shoes, $35 each

ICE! Featuring Christmas Around the World Play All Day Pass, $59.45

Curated Collection of 36 Caldecott Medal-Winning Children's Books, $100,000

Something Unexpected

The Willard InterContinental's Holiday Lobbying Choral Concerts, free

Personalized Credit Card Bottle Opener, $20

Guinea Feather Bowtie, $185

Augmented Paper by Montblanc, $680

About the Author

Stephanie Kanowitz is a contributing writer for The Washington Diplomat.

Last Edited on December 8, 2016

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