Give big, shop small: Top local picks for your holiday gift list

From the dog to the kids and everyone in between: the best local spots to tackle your holiday gift list this season. (Thinkstock)
From the dog, to the kids, and everyone in between, we’ve rounded up the best local places to shop this holiday season. Scroll through the gallery using the yellow arrows on the right. (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/CarmenMurillo)
For the pet lover  It’s easy to find the perfect gift for the pet lover in your life at Dupont Circle’s The Cheeky Puppy. Whether you’re shopping for canine treats, decor (the pillows and prints are chic enough for the sleekest apartments and pickiest designers), or pet accessories, owner Courtney Stamm is sure to have what you need. This year’s gift hits are indoor/outdoor signs in 20-plus different breeds, comical magnets and festive outfits for your four-legged friends. (Photo courtesy Courtney Stamm) (Courtesy Courtney Stamm )
For the wine lover  Get the wine lover on your list a personal wine concierge. At DCanter in Barracks Row, shop owners Michelle and Michael handpick six to 12 bottles of wine each month based on your (or your recipient’s) personal preferences, taste and budget. Each box comes with tasting notes and recommended pairings. This holiday season, the wine shop is offering the option to gift one month or up to three. Call the store directly for more information: 202-817-3803. (Courtesy Courtney Stamm )
For the coffee lover  Know someone who loves coffee? Give them the gift that keeps on giving, morning after morning. The guys at D.C.’s Compass Coffee sell their beloved brews in blends named after the city’s neighborhoods — Shaw, 7th Street, Meridian and more. You can order the coffee online or purchase a tin in the cafe. Prices range from $17.95 to $18.95. (Product Screen Shot) (WTOP/Screen shot)
For the home Pick up everything from Sydney Hale candles, to Turkish hand towels, wool throws, coffee table books and small-batch tonics at Salt & Sundry (Union Market and Logan Circle). We suggest you budget some extra time — and money — to shop for yourself, while you’re at it. (WTOP/Screen shot)
For the home  Lyric Turner and Jaye Langmaid launched Hudson & Crane in 2014 to bring affordable products and design to the District. “… You will always find at least one sofa on our floor that is under $1,000,” the business’ website says. Hudson & Crane also stocks candles, glassware, lighting and more. You can find them at their Florida Avenue shop or at their pop-up shop on 8th Street in North Shaw.   (WTOP/Screen shot)
For the chocolate lover  Kristen and Adam Kavalier are helping chocolate lovers in the District feel better about their addiction. That’s because their business, Undone Chocolate, focuses on bringing out the healthy qualities of chocolate. They limit the ingredients to just two — organic cacao and organic sugarcane — and select their beans based on antioxidant composition. The taste is pure, delicious and smooth. You can buy Undone Chocolate at local retail locations, such as Yes! Organic Market, Glen’s Garden Market, Cocova, Mom’s Organic Market, Potomac Gourmet Market and more. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
For the men in your life  Shinoa’s shiny new 14th Street store is the perfect place to pick up something for the men in your life. (There’s plenty for the ladies here, too.) The Detroit-based boutique specializes in leather goods and watches, but they stock everything from sports gear to pet accessories and even bikes at a variety of price points. (Photo courtesy Moki Media) (Courtesy Moki Media)
For the “local foodie” in your life Our Local Commons teamed up with Early Mountain Vineyards for the release of “The Virginia Table,” a beautiful book that celebrates Virginia’s culinary innovators and industry. You can find the book in a variety of local specialty shops, such as Salt & Sundry, or order it online at virginiatable.com. (Product Screen Shot) (Screen Shot: The Virginia Table)
** FOR USE WITH AP WEEKLY FEATURES ** These Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cut-Outs  from Country Living magazine's Holiday 2006 issue make use of your cookie cutters after the baking is done. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
For the cook  Whether you’re shopping for small kitchen gadgets or gourmet specialty foods, Hill’s Kitchen on D Street in Southeast will have what you need.  (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/LARRY CROWE)
For the cook Know someone who loves to can, or who wants to dive into preserving? “Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry,” from D.C.-based Cathy Barrow, is the perfect gift. In it you’ll find recipes and techniques for everything from jams, to stocks, soups and more. You can find it in local bookstores, such as Politics and Prose, or online. (Product Screen Shot) (Screen Shot )
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For the kids on your list  Have a little one on your list? Maybe several? Head over to the family-owned toy store Child’s Play (locations in Rockville, Arlington, McLean and Northwest D.C.). If you have no clue what to buy, the staff makes great recommendations based on the child’s age and play preferences — and your budget. (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/evgenyatamanenko)
For the spirits lover  Gift spirits to get in the holiday spirit. Grab a bottle of One Eight Distilling‘s District Made Vodka, New Columbia Distiller’s Green Hat Gin or Catoctin Creek‘s Roundstone Rye. Bonus: If you pick the beverages directly up from the distilleries, you can stick around for a tasting and a tour. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
For the beer lover  Show up with a growler in hand — it makes the perfect hostess gift. And in the D.C. area, there’s no shortage of breweries where you can fill up on your favorites. Try Right Proper‘s Raised by Wolves, DC Brau‘s The Citizen or Denizens’ Born Bohemian Czech-Style Pilsner. (WTOP/Rachel Nania) (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
For the beauty pro Founded in Georgetown and with locations throughout the area, Bluemercury is a one-stop shop for high-end cosmetics, skin care products, fragrances and more. If you need help picking out the perfect gift, the staff is always happy to help. Plus, the company’s website outlines some great ideas for stocking stuffers and “most wanted” items. This time of year, Sara Happ’s lip scrub is always a fail-safe selection. (Courtesy Bluemercury Facebook) (Courtesy Bluemercury Facebook)
For the yogi  At Core 72 (locations in Chevy Chase and Cathedral Commons), you’ll find printed pants, graphic tees, comfy leggings, D.C. branded water bottles and other unique yoga and sports apparel. (Courtesy Core 72 Facebook) (Courtesy Core 72 Facebook)
For the art lover Want to pick up a unique print? Cherry Blossom Creative is the name behind the popular and colorful D.C. neighborhood maps. You can find them at the company’s new Shaw store, which also hosts workshops and sells notebooks, cards and other gifts. (Photo credit Bang Le, courtesy Cherry Blossom Creative) (Bang Le, Courtesy Cherry Blossom Creative)
For the fashionista  Need gloves, hats and other accessories? Head to Proper Topper in Dupont Circle. The store carries items for men, women and children. (Courtesy Proper Topper Facebook) (Courtesy Proper Topper Facebook)
Cyclist Racing in a Triathlon
For the biker  Have someone who loves to ride on your list? Maybe you’re in the market for a new bike, yourself? Either way, BicycleSPACE in Adams Morgan has you covered when it comes to bikes, gear and accessories. (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/Fuse/Fuse)
For the green thumb  Add a pop of color to the grays of winter with some fresh plants and greenery from Old City Farm and Guild or Johnson’s Florist and Garden Centers. (Getty Images) (Carl Court)
For the vintage junkie  From antique furniture to apparel and gifts, GoodWood keeps a healthy collection of new and vintage finds in its U Street store. (Photo courtesy GoodWood) (Photo Courtesy GoodWood )
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From the dog to the kids and everyone in between: the best local spots to tackle your holiday gift list this season. (Thinkstock)
** FOR USE WITH AP WEEKLY FEATURES ** These Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cut-Outs  from Country Living magazine's Holiday 2006 issue make use of your cookie cutters after the baking is done. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
happy child opens Christmas gifts near  tree
Cyclist Racing in a Triathlon

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