Holiday Gifts from Local Artisans

Holiday Gifts from Local Artisans

8 great gift recommendations for men, women and kids

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For Men

Skincando Combat-Ready Balm

Made in Silver Spring

This all-natural balm soothes razor-burn, winter dryness and minor abrasions—just ask the thousands of U.S. soldiers who’ve received the product through Skincando’s nonprofit Operation Sand Flea. $22 at The Emerald Door Spa in Silver Spring and


Jumbie Industries Business Card Holder

Made in Gaithersburg

Available in several hardwoods such as walnut and maple, this laser-engraved accessory can be customized with a company logo or favorite quote. Proceeds from every purchase benefit the families of Maryland children battling cancer. Starting at $49 at


Knot by Tiffa Pocket Square

Made in Silver Spring

Olympic figure skating medalist Jeremy Abbott and philanthropist John Kluge have been spotted in Knot by Tiffa’s stylish designs. Each piece is inspired by a different song—this paisley pocket square is named after Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby.” $20 at


For Women

Sans Sugar Scrub Squares

Made in Potomac

Made with pure cane sugar and cocoa butter, these little cubes melt slowly in the shower, leaving skin soft and hydrated. Sans’ products are formulated without parabens or synthetic ingredients, which makes them a good fit for sensitive skin. $25 at Varnish Lane in Friendship Heights and


Splendid Beads Bracelet

Made in Bethesda

Jeweler Valeriya Huseynova mixes Swarovski crystals, Czech beads and rhinestones to create one-of-a-kind bracelets. Splendid Beads’ online boutique also carries sparkling pendants and headbands. $50 at


Bellajenna Calligraphy Stationery

Made in Silver Spring

Because snail mail never goes out of style, stationery company Bellajenna recently launched a new line of personalized note cards. Each set includes 10 flat or folded cards and elegant lined envelopes. $20-$25 for a boxed set at


For Kids

EarthBabyClothing Long-Sleeve Shirt

Made in Potomac

Hand-stitched by Yana Gurevich, a Potomac mother of three, this cotton top is sure to keep little ones warm and cozy. The Etsy shop offers organic outfits for newborns to 3 years, and plans to offer more sizes soon. $25 at


Mostly Monograms Duffle Bag

Made in Bethesda

Perfect for pint-size travelers, these 18-inch bags are available in pink or blue seersucker, with complimentary personalization. The cotton fabric is easy to spot-clean or throw in the wash. $30 at


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