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The Most Memorable D.C. Holiday Gifts

When the holiday season comes around, it’s easy to get lost in the frenzy of holiday shopping and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. If you’re feeling the pressure, you can find comfort in knowing that D.C. has a rich offering of experiences and keepsakes to gift. Here at The St. Gregory Hotel, we’ve curated a guide to D.C.’s best gifts, from meaningful experiences to heirloom pieces. Our nation’s capital has something for everyone this holiday season.


Tickets to a Sofar Sounds Show

For the music lover in your life, consider gifting tickets to our Sofar Sounds show on December 8. Sofar Sounds is a global music community that connects artists and audiences through live music. Join us at The St. Gregory Hotel in The Ballroom for an intimate evening of live performances as you discover local talent together in the heart of Dupont Circle. There’s no greater gift than the opportunity to create meaningful memories with those you love.


A Romantic Dinner for Two

If you’re looking for an unforgettable gift for your special someone, ignite the spark with a romantic culinary experience at Ellington Park Bistro. Inspired by iconic Parisian bistros and named after the legendary Duke Ellington Park, this bistro exudes a special charm. Indulge in exquisite dishes like sea scallop crudo and filet mignon au poivre, all while surrounded by the grandeur of Washington, D.C. Ellington Park Bistro offers more than just a meal—it's a delightful sensory experience, designed for you and your partner.


Cigars from Casa Montecristo

Shopping for the person who “has everything they need” can prove to be a daunting task. For something unexpected and thoughtful, consider gifting luxury cigars from Casa Montecristo. Located just a 5-minute walk from our hotel, Casa de Montecristo is a premier cigar store offering an array of premium cigars and accessories. Stop into this cigar haven to browse its extensive selection and the helpful staff will be delighted to assist you in finding the perfect choice.   


A Visit to Escape the Room DC

Embark on an adventure with an experience-based gift at Escape the Room DC, just a 15-minute stroll from The St. Gregory Hotel. Team up with family or friends to challenge your senses with mystery, hidden clues, and puzzles. It's the ideal gift for the problem solver in your life, promising a day filled with excitement and camaraderie right in the heart of the nation’s capital.


A Book From Kramers

Delve into the world of literature with a book from Kramers, an iconic independent bookstore just a 10-minute walk from our hotel. Since 1976, Kramers has been a gathering place for locals, visitors, and intellectuals alike. Whether you're seeking the perfect book for a loved one or planning a day immersed in literary exploration, Kramers offers an extensive collection that caters to every reader's taste.


Jewelry from Boone & Sons

For an exquisite and timeless gift, consider jewelry from Boone & Sons. With over forty years of experience, this reputable D.C. jewelry store has proudly served not only the local community but four White House administrations. Find a piece that will be worn for generations, creating memories and cherished moments for years to come.


A Stay at The St. Gregory Hotel

The ultimate holiday gift is, of course, a sophisticated stay at The St. Gregory Hotel. Ideally situated at the intersection of Dupont Circle, the West End, and Georgetown, our hotel blends elegant design with premium amenities. Nominated for the Travel + Leisure 2024 World's Best Awards, we offer ample opportunities to experience luxury and relaxation. If you vote for us, you’ll be entered to win a cash prize of $15,000 or a Viking Expedition Voyage for two. We are honored to be considered for this prestigious award and invite you to experience a revitalizing D.C. escape with us.

This holiday season, make your gifts unforgettable by giving experiences that center thoughtfulness and shared moments. From music and romance to local treasures and experiences, D.C. has it all.

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