When you're doing your holiday shopping this year, head over to R Street and check out the Arthouse (formerly known as the Building) between 10th and 11th streets. Home to several art studios, it also houses some great little shops.
For example, if you have a tea lover on your holiday shopping list, check out Tea Cozy, which sells a nice variety of packaged teas, teatime goodies and accessories, and loose tea that you can buy in bulk. Perfect for these cold, rainy days!
If you're looking for a high-end gift for someone on your holiday shopping list (or looking for something to add to your own holiday wish list!), check out the one-of-a-kind creations at Arareity Jewelers. This shop specializes in unique designer jewelry and art glass.
Make sure to leave enough time to stop in for a bite to eat at nearby Fox & Goose Public House and Restaurant, which is very vegan-friendly. Here's a picture of the delicious tofu scramble I had during my most recent visit to Fox & Goose.