Neighborhood Gift Guide

A Very Merry MVT: Neighborhood Gift Guide

As you may have noticed from the festive red bows throughout the neighborhood, the holiday season is in full swing in MVT! Sure, the holiday cheer and time spent celebrating safely with family and friends is wonderful, but shopping for everybody on your holiday gift list can be difficult. So this year, why not give the gift of local? To help make things just a little bit easier, MVT CID’s Holiday Gift Guide covers fantastic gifts at every price point from businesses around the neighborhood. And consider making gift cards an important part of your holiday shopping checklist. They make perfect gifts for those on your list who already have everything, and our businesses will appreciate the immediate cash support during these slower winter months.

Be sure to check back often as we will continue to add and update promotions as they become available!


A Baked Joint: A Baked Joint is offering all of their famous holiday goodies! Guests can pop-in, or order all of these gift options online for same day pickup or delivery. You can also head to their website to order prepacked holiday treats for pickup at A Baked Joint, delivery, or shipping across the country – the ultimate gift for everyone on your list!


AC Hotel by Marriot: AC Hotel by Marriott in Mount Vernon Triangle would like welcome its new neighbors to experience the property with this special neighborhood discount for a holiday staycation or future stay! The neighborhood discount will automatically apply to your booking, click here to make a reservation!


Alta Strada: Craving Italian? Alta Strada is offering a discount on their gift cards! For every $80 you spend on gift cards, they’ll send you an additional $20! More info here or purchase your gift cards here!


Baan Siam: During the month of December, Baan Siam is offering a $60 meal for two guests. They are also offering gift cards, the perfect gift for any Thai food lover!


Bhakti Yoga: The yogi in your life will love this gift! Bhakti Yoga is offering 20% of the purchase of 10 classes (available virtually or in-person). Use promo code: MVT2020


Busboys and Poets: Give that special someone a good read from Busboys at Poets this season, one of the best bookstores in all of DC! They have a deep commitment to showcasing books and authors—on a local and national level—who have contributed to conversations concerning great social struggles. Browse their shelves in-person or virtually on their website.


Chez Lily: Give the gift of caffeine this holiday season! Chez Lily offers digital gift cards and prepackaged coffee bundles by local purveyor, Vigilante Coffee – sure to please any coffee connoisseur in your life. Visit the café in person or browse their website for more details.


Eye Street Cellars & Select Reserves: Both Eye Street Cellars and Select Reserves are offering an array of gift options this holiday season. They are providing complimentary engraving on a wide variety of alcohol brands for an extra special personalized holiday gift! They are also hosting socially-distanced, in-store whiskey tastings today, December 10 at Eye Street Cellars and Saturday, December 12 at Select Reserves. Off-site engraving is also available for the Balvenie single malt scotch whiskey lineup. Any bottle of Balvenie purchased from either store until Friday, December 18 will be available with complimentary engraving to personalize holiday gifts! Gift packs are also available which include popular brands of tequila and whiskey. And, that’s not all: a variety of champagnes are on sale – perfect for that holiday toast! Customers can order online for in-store pick-up or free delivery!


HEMPHILL: HEMPHILL’s most recent limited edition print release is available for gifting! Linling Lu’s A Time Gate Problem is a series of visionary studies exploring instantaneous movement of light when time-spaces encounter. The work is based on recent painting studies reflecting personal experiences regarding time-space overlap, its transiency and inevitability. Through experimenting with movement of light and color reflected on geometric spaces, the aim is to lift the “gate” in us to connect our sense of time to the time of a bigger universe. A Time Gate Problem is 11’’ x 14;; and available for $450. HEMPHILL is open by appointment only through December 23. The gallery will be closed from Dec 24 – Jan 3. Appointments will resume starting January 4.


Nama: Calling all sushi lovers! Nama is offering a gift card special. For every $80 you spend on gift cards, they’ll send you an additional $20! More info here or purchase your gift cards here!


Nicoletta Italian Kitchen: Nicoletta is offering a gift that keeps on giving! Purchase a gift card and receive a free gift card for yourself! For every $150 spent, get a free $35 gift card for you. Available through December 24. No limit. Purchase here!


Ottoman Taverna: Ottoman Taverna is open on Christmas Day! They are offering an a-la-carte menu and a four course pre-fixe for $39.95. To make a reservation, click here. They are also offering gift cards! Guests can receive a $10 bonus gift card for every $50 gift card purchase. To purchase a gift card, click here.


Prost: Good riddance 2020 and prost (cheers) to 2021! Prost is digital gift cards on their website. For a limited time, they are also offering holiday gift baskets with their signature cocktails and draft beer selections. They can be pre-ordered online here.


RASA: Gift cards are available online and in-store! And, have you tried their homemade hot sauce, ‘That Fire’? It comes in a glass and makes a great stocking stuffer (available for delivery and in-store)