Best Sites To Buy Original Gifts In Washington Near Me

Who has selected these businesses:
Karla Zimmerman
@karlazimmerman
Author and references

Sort by:
Relevance
Add my business

1. City Gifts & Souvenirs

LEAVE AN OPINION
12 reviews
City Gifts & Souvenirs
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer Loan
5

Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW # 175, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 842-2244

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near City Gifts & Souvenirs:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

City Gifts & Souvenirs: what do users think?


Zachary Le Duc: In the basement of a secure building. It's not very big, but it did have a small selection of souvenirs. Not really worth the time if you're not already in the building.

Peaches: Know matter where I was in Washington D.C. It is amazing.

Kia Green: Love this place!

2. The Supreme Court Historical Society Gift Shop

LEAVE AN OPINION
4 reviews
The Supreme Court Historical Society Gift Shop
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer Loan
5

Address: United States Supreme Court Building, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543

Schedule: Temporarily closed

Telephone: (202) 554-8300

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near The Supreme Court Historical Society Gift Shop:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

The Supreme Court Historical Society Gift Shop: what do users think?


Ethan Stein: Decent gift shop selling “supreme court” gifts and souvenirs from pens too books. I was hoping that they had a t shirt but they didn’t.

3. NT Souvenir Wholesale

LEAVE AN OPINION
416 reviews
NT Souvenir Wholesale
Location
4.9
Prices
4.8
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.8
Customer Loan
4.8

Address: 525 Morse St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 544-9917

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near NT Souvenir Wholesale:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

NT Souvenir Wholesale: what do users think?


woop doop: If you want the best prices, shop here. It already says wholesale in the name and the store has like a warehouse, so it’s better to shop here. For comparison, the price of a box of playing cards is $12 in another store, but here it’s $6. There are also a variety of designs to choose from. Great deals with shirts as well! I spent about $150++ here, if you’re buying bulk, this is the place to go. I would have rated the store 5 stars, but my only comment is that the owner was rolling their eyes as the cashier made a small mistake on the pricing, reprimanded the worker in an impolite way in front of the customers. George was helping us throughout our hour search of souvenirs, please treat your employees kindly. He also wrapped up my items with care, unlike the other store, where my glass souvenirs were not even wrapped at all. George said he treats his customers with care and respect. Thank you for your help, George!

Adelina: The owner was very polite and helpful. He help us find the sizes for the shirts we needed. All the shirts are well organized in racks by size. They have so many beautiful souvenirs and many options. The best part they have great deals!

Roger Fox: Amazing selection of really good quality souvenirs at great prices - definitely plan on bringing all of our out of town visitors in the future. Highly recommend! CK was so friendly and helpful and even opened our box to show us the condition of everything we were buying.

Richard Rojas: Amazing place to find the right souvenirs. Especially when you’re traveling and need the last minutes gifts!

Piero Mendz: Great prices. Everything here is at least $5-$10 cheaper than everywhere else we have seen. Very large store great finds. They offer everything you could think of and then some!

kaitlin parker: This is a very large store with great prices. We have been in DC for a week now and this store has everything we have seen at other places and for less money. Stop here first for your souvenirs!

salvador turcios: Great experience good prices and nice people help me alot

Gina Marie: This place has everything you need if you are looking for souvenirs. The prices are reasonable and the staff is amazing. I most certainly recommend.

A Williams: Best souvenir store in town, great prices. Very helpful store employee, we had a lot of fun shopping here too!!! We will be back.

Miriam Rosa: Nice people. Lots of good stuff to choose from..reasonable prices. Parking lot around corner is free for 3 hours.

4. White House Gifts

LEAVE AN OPINION
1979 reviews
White House Gifts
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.8
Customer Loan
4.8

Address: 701 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM

Telephone: (202) 737-9500

Guy: Gift shop


Review: "Great gift shop directly across from the White House."

There are no offers available.


Near White House Gifts:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

5. Shop Made in DC

LEAVE AN OPINION
60 reviews
Shop Made in DC
Location
4.5
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.5
Customer Loan
4.5

Address: 10 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 8PM

Telephone: (202) 270-1529

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near Shop Made in DC:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Shop Made in DC: what do users think?


Ian Bozung: Such a beautiful store, literally full of DC-local, small business products!! It's just such a beautiful, chill shop. I bought a little magnet with the DC flag. ($7, a bit overpriced but still)

Adam Clevenger: DC is full of cheap, mass produced, tourist-trap merchandise. But Shop Made in DC is different! Unique items made by local makers and business owners adorn every shelf in this beautiful shop. Great for souvenirs and gifts.

James Walsh: There are some truly unique things to be found here. It's especially great for random cards and prints. The prices for jewelry are absolutely all over the place, but I guess the artist picks their price. They even have some local brews (bottled cold brew, cider, beer, kombucha). Overall it's really a great place for a gift.

Kahui Lim: Well organized gift shop with a great selection of candles, post cards, and other knick knacks.

Emerson rachel Sheldon: Genuinely the worst service I have ever received with the rudest employee ever. Yelled at me while smelling a candle then yelled across the store. Then she ran out the door saying having a good night I hope you learn how to read. Ridiculous and so unprofessional. I completly understand I should have had my mask up but really?

Rob Ainbinder: Great store. Full of locally made goods including some great options for souvenir t-shirts, hats, and hoodies as well as a selection of locally made prints, and specialty foods.

Kelly M.: I love this shop. It’s a bit pricey but not unreasonable for locally made and unique goods. It’s absolutely the perfect place to buy gifts or DC souvenirs that aren’t tacky or cheap.

Scott “DC Cheetah” Suchyta: Shop Made in DC is always a solid choice for a pop in to find stickers, clothing, candles, and other gifts from local artisans. This time, we picked up some sweatshirts and a beanie from Baliwick, as well as some ornaments and of course seasonal candles. For those familiar with the area more generally, the shop is very simple to Steadfast Supply. I'd certainly recommend stopping in here to support local artists whenever you find yourself at the Wharf.

Dondré: This shop is awesome. It's filled with things all made here in DC by DC residents. It's a shop that supports local creators, I like the idea of that. This shop has a lot of gift type items. So if you're in town visiting it's a great place to get a souvenir.

Aarti Bansal: Lovely shop full of local products made in DC. I love how each product is accompanied with a description of the vendor with a brief description of the owner, when the business was founded, and where it's made. At Navy Yard, the shop is only retail and a bit different than the location in Dupont Circle as it doesn't have a cafe. There's a lot to merchandise: greeting cards, jewelry, dishware, mugs, creams, candles, and food! The snack shelf tucked in the back with artisan bars of handcraft dark chocolate and indian spiced lentil chips and dips piqued my curiosity and bought them. Happy to support and show TLC to local businesses. Don't miss the beautiful mural of DC monuments near the front! The staff is really friendly and explaining to us the competitive application process of becoming a vendor and a partner with the shop. Great shop for gifts and to sample local products, definitely check out!

6. Chocolate Moose

LEAVE AN OPINION
75 reviews
Chocolate Moose
Location
4.6
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
4.5
Customer Loan
4.5

Address: 1743 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 463-0992

Guy: Gift shop


Review: "Great store for unique gifts!"

There are no offers available.


Near Chocolate Moose:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Chocolate Moose: what do users think?


Ann Morse: This eclectic shop never fails to inspire me for unique gifts. The staff go above and beyond to help. Thanks for the ideas today! Longtime customer, first time reviewer.

Neal Brenner: Awesome store with a wide variety of gifts, cards, chocolate and so much more. Cannot stop laughing while you are there as there are so many funny gifts. A must if you are in DC!

Avery Jones: Looking for a fun gift or hilarious card? Do you find New Yorker cartoons hilarious and political jokes always in season? This is the place! I always go there for the best cards for my friends and family (big selection), and they always have amazing little joke gifts, as well as creative and nice gift options for people that are hard to buy for.

Deb Kasunic: We've been shopping at the Chocolate Moose for almost 3 decades. Why are you closed? If it's because you're considered a "non-essential" business, then I need an explanation for Walmart and Target. We sincerely miss everything about this store, especially the hand-made fabulous chocolates!

Dianne Downs: If you like funny, quirky cards and cute unique gifts this is the place for you! The Chocolate Moose serves up deliciously sly humor along side some of the best Belgian chocolate you'll ever get your hands on outside of Belgium. Come in and enjoy shopping in the kind of store that's rare these days - a happiness store.

Arthur Zayden: I go here for my event planning needs, balloons, bulk candies and decorations. Great prices and the place is very organized, costumer service is amazing. Employees have a great product knowledge of all the items they carry. If I can give more than 4 I will give them a 10 star!!!

Brionne Griffin: This place is trying to do too much. While I'm sure there could possibly be a way to juggle a chocolate shop, a card section, a jewelry section, a travel section, and little trinkets all under one small roof in an elegant way, this place feels like a very fragmented experience. I feel like the only time I'd buy something here is if I was searching for a white elephant gift.

Sandy Carroll: Love this shop! It's been around for a long time and has everything you don't need. Quality fun stuff. Great for little gifts.

Melanie Kurimchak: I work nearby, so I've been to the Moose several times since I wrote my first, very clipped review. I do think this is still THE place to buy nick-nacks and silly greeting cards. If you need a white elephant gift, this is the place to come. However, I've been less than impressed with the attitude of the staff in my last couple visits. I went in and bought an Enviro-Sac bag a while back. The girl at the check out counter asked if I wanted a bag. I giggled, since the only thing I was buying was a bag. "Uh, no I don't want a bag for my bag..." She was not amused. Not sure how you can work in a place like this and not have a sense of humor, but apparently it's possible. On another trip, I asked about a particular Christmas tree ornament that was hanging on a display. I wanted to buy it and it was the last one in the store, so one of the employees went to the back to get the box for it. By the time she got back with the box, I had changed my mind and chosen a different ornament. How could I resist? This place will give anyone ADD. I apologized to her and said that I'd changed my mind and wanted to go with another one and she rolled her eyes as she all but slammed the ornament (in its box) back on to the display. Again, it's a fun place to come because of the product on the shelves, but don't expect stellar customer service (or even a smile) when you do.

Lara Ruth Ziobro: I love this store. It's perfect for finding politically incorrect or hysterical (depending on your leaning here) charged cards that are just about perfect and en pointe in the DC metro area. I love that you can get anything from Bush "dum gum" to make your own legwarmer kits at this store. This is one of my favorite places to hit for odds and ends to send to that person you want to know you're thinking of them for a special occasion but they seem to have everything under the sun they could possibly need. Chances are they won't need what you'll find, but they'll love it!

7. Kennedy Center Gift Shop

LEAVE AN OPINION
297 reviews
Kennedy Center Gift Shop
Location
4.5
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
4.5
Customer Loan
4.5

Address: 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM

Telephone: (202) 416-8000

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near Kennedy Center Gift Shop:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Kennedy Center Gift Shop: what do users think?


Mehery Chowdhury: The gift shop has all kinds of souvenirs like mugs, T shirts , scarves , jewellery each that are as attractive as the centre itself. And the shop is quite a big one at that.

Peacock Productions: Lots of nice music themed stuff though as a synth player I found it was more classically oriented

CB DCDiva: Great place to pick up everything from small items (magnets, key chains and post cards) to prints, textiles and clothing to commemorate your visit to the Kennedy Center. Pricey items (IMHO) but unique to the venue make branded or event specific purchases worth the cost.

Carole Mars: Great venue - Alvin Ailey Dance Company was amazing and KC was a great space for the performance

Monica Galli: Love the Kennedy center. Make sure to see the art outside.

DIY RocelAzoulay: The Kennedy Central remain lit in the colors of Ukraine 🇺🇦

Paul H.: Great experience. What a great tour of the place from our guide Ann. She took us to all the theaters and provided us great information. We also saw the Korean ❤️ to ❤️ orchestra at the millennium stage. Very memorable!

Sonny Ng: Huge arena featuring diverse world class performances, modern amenities and easily accessible via public transport and large parking. The picturesque route along the Potomac overlooking the Watergate complex presents a great escape from the nearby urban congestion and excellent vista for that quintessential DC photo shot, especially at sunset. A great workout area for local residents with deep pockets;)

Gareth Morgan: This is a wonderful place to go for any of their plethira of shows, musicals, music, or whatever else they have going on! If the playbook he "Kennedy Center" on it you know the show will be amazing. I cannot overstate, however, how bad the bathroom situation is during intermission. I got up to go to the bathroom for intermission and while I managed to barely slip into the men's room before the intermission ended my wife was not so fortunate. She had to wait until after the show. Snacks and beverages are similar to every other theater so while not exceptional they are what is needed. The gift shop is superb with not only Kennedy Center paraphernalia but also gifts directly pertaining to the show being put on that morning, evening, or night.

Sharon Hinchman: The Temptations were awesome. One of the original guys was in the audience. Great seats. Pleasant and helpful ushers. Enjoyed watching the planes outside come in to land at Reagan Nationsl Airport during intermission. Perfect evening.

8. Washington DC Gift Shop

LEAVE AN OPINION
10 reviews
Washington DC Gift Shop
Location
3.5
Prices
3.5
Product Quality
3.6
Establishment
3.5
Customer Loan
3.5

Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #190-602, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9:45PM

Telephone: (202) 285-3238

Guy: Gift shop


Review: "The United States Capitol Marble Dome Paperweight is now available at DC Gift Shop."

There are no offers available.


Near Washington DC Gift Shop:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Washington DC Gift Shop: what do users think?


Gina Fries: I ordered a pin and never received the merchandise. I emailed the company and no one called me back. I also called them, but no one answers the phone. I left messages and no one called me back. I'm still trying to resolve this issue.
Response: Your pin was delivered to you. Tracking no. 9405511899223306573127

Crystal Johnson: They had some nice gifts. I really like the first former first lady Mrs. Michelle Obama t-shirt. I wish they still was in the white house. The people working was very helpful and nice.

Aman Bisht: Wide range of gifts collectibles and at great prices. Friendly staff is icing over the cake.

Kimberly Spartan: Not even open, would be nice if they mentioned that on their website
Response: Covid forced us to shut our doors temporally

Luke Wilbur: A wide assortment of Washington DC themed gifts delivered to your door.

Romeo Penzo (Ginolatino1967): (Translated by Google) I expected more choice, but it is very sui generis (Original) Mi aspettavo maggiore scelta, invece é molto sui generis

9. Urban Dwell

LEAVE AN OPINION
29 reviews
Urban Dwell
Location
4.9
Prices
4.8
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.8
Customer Loan
4.8

Address: 1837 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 8PM

Telephone: (202) 558-9087

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near Urban Dwell:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Urban Dwell: what do users think?


Melissa Maskulka: Really missing DC right now after a cross-country move, so I ordered a gift set. Items shipped quickly and arrived in wonderful packaging and a hand-written note. Happiness in a box! Thank you Urban Dwell for brightening my new home and my heart.

Angela Yang: Best place in DC for gifts for all ages and interests! My go-to place when I don't know what to get someone for a thank you or birthday. Ordered puzzles from them during the quarantine/isolation time period and received the best customer service!

Shelby M: I love this store! Need a gift in a pinch? Just want to browse for yourself? This place has something for everyone, from Dad to your nosy neighbor to your in-laws. I just found gifts here for both my parents - shopping, done in one stop.

Manfred Phemister: Great gift store for those souvenirs from DC and special gifts. Returning customer.

Denise Strunk: Great shop! So many fun items!

Scotty ST: Best place to find a nice house warming or birthday present for someone that is local DC themed. Many options to choose from for gifts. A friend of mine got his niece the cutest baby outfit while I got some DC flag themed drink coasters. There are nice pictures, paintings and anything you would need to deck out your home in DC fashion.

Austin Graff: Urban Dwell is one of those really cool shops that has anything a modern creative person would want from clever artisan greeting cards to Hillary Clinton dolls. It's very spacious so you're bound to fund something you like. It's also just off the main strip of Adams Morgan making it easy to stop in on your way to dinner. If you're from DC, the prices won't shock you, but tourists would find it a bit pricey.

Brionne Griffin: This place has the perfect assortment of well-known brands mixed with local DC pieces. On one table, you’ll find yourself browsing their selection of DC prints and coasters and on the next table, you’ll find Voluspa candles and Alexis Bittar jewelry. The owner really has a talent for curating and I can’t wait to see what new items await the next time I go.

Bonnie Bush: Best unique shopping in DC in my opinion. It has so many gifts and homegoods that you won't find anywhere else. The shopkeep questioned if I knew how expensive the item I was purchasing was and asked if I had seen the price tag, which was rude, but whatever, totally worth the visit.

dipika: Urban Dwell is a lovely little shop with a wide range of gift items! I like coming here for DC branded goods and toddler / children's gifts especially.

10. DC Gift Gallery

LEAVE AN OPINION
5 reviews
DC Gift Gallery
Location
3.9
Prices
4
Product Quality
3.9
Establishment
3.9
Customer Loan
3.9

Address: 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW #601, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near DC Gift Gallery:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

DC Gift Gallery: what do users think?


The DC Goal Coach LLC: It’s great to see an entire store filled with locally made products! I bought some lotion, a candle, and a purse. Such a nice place! The workshops seem very informative. I’ll try to go to one soon. The young woman who owns the store knows a lot about business too. Looking forward to my next visit!

Ricardo Stewart: You have to go inside of this place it is fantastic the people that work in there so nice and professional they don't have a bathroom but then ice it might send you next door

Erik V: a trendy spot featuring a uniqly D.C. feel. From the nifty art to botuiqe [drink] mixers, this is a neat spot to stop and chill while looking for a gift for a trendy millennial

Ashanti Living Life: Everytime I have try go there they are never open
Response: Hello! Sorry you have not been able to catch us. Our store hours are posted on the door and the website. You can also follow us on social media for up to date information on in-store events, workshops, and promotions. Look forward to meeting you!

11. Washington Welcome Center

LEAVE AN OPINION
516 reviews
Washington Welcome Center
Location
4.2
Prices
4.2
Product Quality
4.3
Establishment
4.2
Customer Loan
4.2

Address: 1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 7:45PM ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 347-6609

Guy: Souvenir store


Review: "A great place to buy gifts, with a lot of options and some nice prices."

There are no offers available.


Near Washington Welcome Center:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Washington Welcome Center: what do users think?


Brenda: This is an excellent gift shop! It is very neat and organized and has nearly everything you could ever want as a souvenir regarding Washington, DC. There are also a lot of great books. One little book we purchased was a bunch of quotes from Abraham Lincoln.

Jonathan French: If you love America, you’ll love this welcome center. The prices are relatively low and there are so many different USA themed items. From mini statues of some presidents to framed documents to shirts and other souvenirs, this shop has it all. I personally bought a t-shirt, a desk art piece and a hard copy of The Constitution. Total was maybe 15 dollars to 20 dollars. It does lean onto the current president (makes sense) but offers some things from older presidents, like Pro Trump memorabilia and Obama era posters and clothes. So everyone is well represented.

Janice Weikal: This place opens at 9 am - 8 pm. The opening on this site was wrong. If you are going on your I suggest you get your water here. There is a Hard Rock cafe across the street.

Stephanie Marie Hernandez: Great place for nice souvenirs at a great price point. My family and myself were there June 23rd, we stopped in after having lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe across the street. We purchased quite a few things. When we arrived back in Texas we realized we were missing 4 items. I called them immediately and spoke with Michelle, she was very friendly and helpful, she kept in contact with me until her manager was back at the place of business. I was able to talk to the manager today, I didn’t catch his name, but he help me out so much. All my items are being shipped to me now. Thank you so much for the great customer service. I will forever be appreciative of what y’all did for me! Especially Michelle. She was amazing to work with.

Don Patterson: That. Was. Awesome!!! I was not looking for this place, and had no clue they were still open as I approached (due to major closures during pre-innauguration weekend). I was the only customer at the time, and the employees were welcoming and offered any assistance. I enjoyed my time simply browsing for a few things as souvenirs of the event, and they had LOTS to choose from. Prices were less than I'd assumed, and offered several items on great sales. The retail items are nicely organized and the place was very clean. Extremely easy to recommend to others when visiting DC.

Janice Weikal: This place has all souvenirs you need to say you were here. The big bus tours starts here also.

AZILE NAMWOB: We were very attended by Mckenzie, Dominique, Marquis, Doug and even the Manager with a pleasant greeting to bring our checks.One of the best places we ate while visiting DC. The food was delicious (sorry for not taking photo/posting with food) great customer service, drinks were awesome!

Aimee Lim: This place offers wide variety of souvenier stuff and offers comfortable shopping experience. Big shop and not crowded. Staff/ casher was friendly and helpful. They offer shipping too. Reasonable prices.

Kealan O'Doherty: Be careful when purchasing items here. I bought this mug assuming it was useable and in tact, as is a reasonable assumption to make when buying a mug. When I got home I noticed it had previously been broken and glued back together. The top of the point where they glued it is sharp and hazardous, this faulty item is dangerous and should not have been sold.

Shawna Martin: Great gift shop and decent prices! I went twice in a three day trip.

12. White House History Shop (Official)

LEAVE AN OPINION
20 reviews
White House History Shop (Official)
Location
3.9
Prices
3.8
Product Quality
3.8
Establishment
3.8
Customer Loan
3.8

Address: 1610 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 218-4337

Guy: Gift shop


Review: "Beautiful little shop with some great gifts!"

There are no offers available.


Near White House History Shop (Official):



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

White House History Shop (Official): what do users think?


E C Smith: Kathy O’Connell the representative/associate for the shop denied my family and I entrance into the shop because she advised we had to wait for others to exit. Meanwhile, another family BEHIND us freely walks in and she didn’t stop them or said a peep. As we waited outside, we saw numerous other families of 4 and 5 walk in. I had family from California come to visit with us and this was a TERRIBLE experience for all of us to be asked to exit a public shop and wait outside while we witness others just walk in. All we wanted was to shop for souvenirs, KATHY O’CONNELL. I hope you read this review and understand the lasting impact you just made on my family and I.

Tori Steffen: Beautiful gift shop - best I’ve been to in DC by far (including all the museum shops). No tacky tshirts in sight. If you’re looking for a Christmas ornament or a nice souvenir gift for someone, this is the place. Staff was also friendly!

Christina A: Attempted to visit during hours of operation. No one answered the phone nor the door bell.

Spencer Clinton: Visited late Saturday night to get some souvenirs for my family before heading back home in the morning, ASHLEY, GRACE, and MAXINE, treated me and my family very disrespectful and poorly, providing us no help at all and simply stating we had to leave the store. I asked to speak to a a manager, was told “you’re talking to 2 of them,” (not sure which of the 3 ladies cornering me were management) and repeatedly told “yeah get out.” I’d take your money somewhere else, poor managers and lousy staff. It’s sad to come from out of town and be disrespected by a whole group of ladies when we were simply trying to by some souvenirs for our family.
Response: Spencer, we are sure this was frustrating. However, you've confused us with another business in the area. We are the official White House History Shop (shop.whitehousehistory.org), located at 1610 H Street NW near Lafayette Square, and don't currently employ staff with those names. We regret that you had a negative experience while visiting our Nation's capital.

Alexandra B: Lovely Christmas decorations and ornaments. Very friendly staff. Excellent COVID precautions and cleanliness.

David Phillips: They have some very nice things and the employees were very helpful.

Nicole Kinney: Beautiful little shop with some great gifts! If you're looking for nicer gifts after visiting the white house this is the place to shop!

Holly Schoenfeld: Very nice shop; helpful staff.

Kana Wong: Expensive and pretentious. Lacking in personality and bathrooms were closed.

G-POP Buehler: WIFE LOVED THIS PLACE!SHE GOT EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED.

13. Shops at Mount Vernon

LEAVE AN OPINION
76 reviews
Shops at Mount Vernon
Location
4.4
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.4
Establishment
4.4
Customer Loan
4.4

Address: The Shops at, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 799-6301

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near Shops at Mount Vernon:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Shops at Mount Vernon: what do users think?


Bill Bahr: Great gift shop! First check out the central passageway of the Mount Vernon Mansion for the most interesting key ever made, the main key to the Bastille that Lafayette gave to Washington -- America's premier symbol of liberty's victory over tyranny. Then check out the gift shop for the Bastille Key collection, to include a great book about "George Washington's Liberty Key"!

Awesome Soda: I went on my DC trip got a Kentuckian musket and tri-corner hat and a coffee cup for my mom 10/10 awesome place

Jjj Ww (Un1J): Great gift shops from American Revolution gifts, books for kids and art of spying, wines, Christmas items, jams, clothing ... it's a great place for adults and children to visit. I go at least once a yr to pick up gifts for the holidays. Free Parking & easy access.

Gina Kolarchick: Loved the shops at Mount Vernon. Cafe seemed to be understocked but understood being a Saturday.

Katie B: Too expensive even for souvenirs. Some things just not appealing but prices don't show any value.

Craig B. Smith: Souvenirs were very expensive and the squished penny machines were out of order and that's what I was looking forward to most.

Michael Q: Most of the goods are overpriced like any other gift shops, however they indeed offer certain unique products that may worth the price if you're highly interested.

Michael Furmaniuk: Good selection of Revolutionary Era materials for young and old. Nice they had a Christmas Corner. Would have loved to get some whiskey but a little steep for me.

Rebekah Graves: It was ok but not great like other gift shops

Joshua Graham: Bought honey, and was actually pretty good.

14. Metro Variety Shop

LEAVE AN OPINION
531 reviews
Metro Variety Shop
Location
4.7
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.7
Customer Loan
4.7

Address: 1400 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM

Telephone: (202) 842-2466

Guy: Souvenir store


Review: "Best gift shop in DC!"

There are no offers available.


Near Metro Variety Shop:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Metro Variety Shop: what do users think?


Melanie Ramirez: An AMAZING store with a ton of souvenir gifts to choose from. The owner is very sweet and gives good discounts and free items! Definitely recommend to stop by for your Washington DC gifts!

Jessica Corson: This was by far the most phenomenal souvenir shop I have been to passing through on travel. They have such a great variety of souvenirs and is a very detailed/clean store! The owner is unbelievably generous and a sweet man! He gave us discounts and free items just because! He definitely made sure we were taken care of and left happy! Outstanding customer service!! 😁😁

J W8ites: It's one of the greatest place to look for a souvenir from Washington D.C. It is a heavensent store with a business owner who is very nice, courteous and super generous! A wonderful store to make you happy with your purchases. This should be a 10 star. For anyone who is into souvenir memorabilia, look for Metro Variety Shop!

Emily Bonilla: Mr. Chung was the absolute sweetest souvenir shop owner! My visit happened to be close to Father’s Day & he gave my dad an extra free t-shirt along with many other freebies. Not only is he an amazing store owner but an amazing father. He spoke very proudly of his successful children, which was very sweet.

Juliette Morris: Thank you Dr. Chung!!! I’m from Miami and chose this place based on google reviews. They have a wide variety and the best customer service ever. Dr. Chung and the young lady working with him both assisted my friend and I. Helped us pick everything out, I didn’t have to think too hard lol. Also threw in some freebies. If you’re looking for a souvenir shop when in town check them out!!

Elicia Tumbleson: This was the best souvenir shop I’ve ever been to! The owner and the shop employee were so sweet and helpful. The owner told us he had been there for 41 years and was the nicest man I’ve ever met. They gave us discounts on things, gave us free t-shirts, magnets, Christmas tree ornaments, and a keychain. If you are looking to get gift from DC, definitely stop here! 10/10 will recommend!

starryyuri: owner is an extremely kind and generous man!! through our purchase, we were given discounts on everything! he offered paper towels and water for our comfort, and talked to us about how we found his store. throughout our time there, we were given: a free tote bag a free magnet two free pens a free t shirt two free hand sanitizers a commemorative coin absolutely amazing experience, i would love for all of you to check out the spot! right in the metro station :)

Melissa Free: I spent $62🤑 got 4 shirts and he was so kind to throw in a magnet. I walked from my hotel 3 miles to find his shop at 8pm located near the subway. Great find and worth the journey. I too was assisted by the owner Chung or Chang. Great variety of souvenirs.

Noelia Patino: Mr. Chung was the friendliest person we encountered in DC! The shop has a ton of options. The young lady working gave great suggestions based on what we liked. Better deals than the little stands around the monuments. It’s definitely worth checking out if anything for the great customer service!

Becky Franks: One of the best souvenir stores I've been to in DC! Mr. Chung was so kind and handed out a few free items with purchase to me and my family. Both men in the store were so kind and accommodating. So many items to choose from! You won't be disappointed visiting this shop.

15. Steadfast Supply

LEAVE AN OPINION
61 reviews
Steadfast Supply
Location
4.7
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.6
Customer Loan
4.6

Address: 301 Tingey Street #120 SE Entrance on, Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 7PM ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 308-4441

Guy: Gift shop


Review: "Great place to find unique gifts made by local artists."

There are no offers available.


Near Steadfast Supply:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Steadfast Supply: what do users think?


A Smith: Just accept the fact that you're going to buy something when you go in here. They have anything and everything. I would say this is a great place for gifts or to treat yourself to a little something. I left with a journal, keychain and tote bag. Being an 80s baby that grew up in NY with Keith Haring I couldn't leave without that bag! The staff was very friendly and the selection was impressive. I believe this is the same store that reached out to my bakery to take part in their summer market, but I plan on moving from DC this summer. This company seems like they're doing great things! I'll be back.
Response: Hello A Smith! Thank you for the kind and supportive words. We greatly appreciate it. As you know, running a small business is tough. And so your comment really mean a lot to us. Hope your moves goes smoothly! Hope to see you soon! - Virginia, Owner of Steadfast Supply

Jessica McNutt: Steadfast is a fantastic local shop. We stop in all the time and almost always find something new. It's a great spot to find a gift and support local creators.
Response: Hi Jessica, Thank you for the 5-star review! We greatly appreciate your support, and hope that you have a lovely day! Thank you again! - Virginia, owner of Steadfast Supply.

Hope Greenleaf: Amazing gift shop! You can truly find something unique for everyone here. The store is super kid and dog friendly, to include changing tables in the restrooms. This could be a lifesaver for parents in the busy navy yard neighborhood! They offer events and classes for kids and adults alike! Checkout the music class on Sundays!
Response: Hi Hope - Thank you for your continued support! We truly appreciate the lovely compliment :) Thank you again, and look forward to seeing you soon! - Virginia, owner of Steadfast Supply.

Amber Wason: My favorite store in DC. The gifts are carefully curated and always a hit. Staff is friendly and helpful. Recently utilized their personal shopping service and they virtually shopped for my gifts, had them waiting in a basket when I picked up. Can’t recommend enough! Panda and T Rex t-shirts pictured here. ✌🏼
Response: Hi Amber, Thank you for your 5-star review! I am truly grateful for your support, and so happy that I was able to assist you with your gift giving needs. These times are uncertain, but to have the support from you and the community that we reside in - is so phenomenal :) Thank you truly! - Virginia, owner of Steadfast Supply.

Julie Donnan: What a fun shop! Great variety of high quality goods, but what is even better is the friendly and welcoming atmosphere the staff create. I walked out of the store not only with some beautiful gifts but also a welcome to my new neighborhood & also some restaurant recommendations!
Response: Hi Julie, Thank you! Your comment made our day :) We greatly appreciate your honest feedback! We're so happy that your experience was a positive one! Welcome again to the neighborhood, and have an awesome day! Stay cool! - Virginia, owner of Steadfast Supply.

joyce b: Great shop to get local items! Great for picking up gifts. So many items from the DC metro area. Items for the home, beauty products, jewelry/clothing, posters, children’s clothing... Super friendly and helpful when you drop by!
Response: Hi Joyce, Thank you for your kind words! We truly appreciate your support - you're awesome :) We're constantly introducing new brands to our lovely customers - Hope to have you back soon, and have a great day! - Virginia, Owner of Steadfast Supply.

Donovan Smoot: High quality made products and exceptionally curated. And appropriately priced. If you're looking for hip, modern, and Creative brands in a small business fashion, then steadfast supply is what you're looking for.
Response: Thank you so much for visiting us and for the super kind comment! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our shop and our many amazing independent/emerging brands, and hope that you come by to see us again soon! Happy Holidays :)

Ankit Patel: Great local shop, which features local brands. They usually have a 10% off coupon available. #ShopSmall
Response: Hi Ankit, Thank you for your 5-star review! Totally made our day :) We greatly appreciate your support, and hope you have an awesome day! - Virginia, owner of Steadfast Supply.

Gabriel Mendoza: I've enjoyed this shop very much since they opened. I try to stop in every time I go down to the Yards and am always happy to support a local business that is rooted in supporting local artists. Sometimes that will come at a premium but I have never once regretted any purchase. There is a great selection of goods and friendly staff that is there to help should you need it. The store has so much to look at so I appreciate not feeling like I have to hurry when inside. Thank you Steadfast Supply, I will continue to come by and support your shop.
Response: Hi Gabe, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so grateful for your kind words and support. Our small, yet mighty team works so hard to make sure that our shop is stocked with great goods by small businesses from across the globe, and to make sure that your experience is a positive one! From all of us, thank you! We are so appreciative! - Virginia, owner of Steadfast Supply.

Rachel Newdorf: This was the first place I thought of when I needed to get a gift for a friend, especially when trying to support small businesses in the area. The shop's website is easy to navigate and before the pandemic when I was able to shop in-store, the associates were friendly and they have the coolest stuff for sale! After I placed my online order the store personally emailed me to tell me that the items I ordered were shipped along with the personalized note I had asked for. The fact that they took the time to let me know my order was taken care of really shows me how much they care about their business and their customers. I highly recommend checking them out - you will not be disappointed!
Response: Hi Rachel, Thank you for your 5-star review! Your kind comment really made our day, and we are truly grateful for your support! As a small business, 2020 has been rough but we are so appreciative of the support from our amazing customers - like you!! You're awesome, and thank you again for visiting us online & in-store - Virginia, owner of Steadfast Supply.

16. The Old Town Shop

LEAVE AN OPINION
78 reviews
The Old Town Shop
Location
4.6
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.6
Customer Loan
4.6

Address: 104 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM

Telephone: (703) 684-4682

Guy: Gift shop


Review: "They are the only place to get Old Town branded gifts and apparel!"

There are no offers available.


Near The Old Town Shop:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

The Old Town Shop: what do users think?


Wendy Santos: Walking around Old Town Alexandria was like stepping back into colonial days. The Shop is a great place to find some fun souvenirs. It's very welcoming and the people are kind and helpful.
Response: Wendy, thank you so much for coming into our shop and for leaving the wonderful review! We can't wait to see you again!

Leiston Gaddis: Such and cute and exciting little shop! They are the only place to get Old Town branded gifts and apparel! I LOVE all the pineapple themed gifts too! I really like that they feature local artists and have goods from the local Farmers Market vendors. There’s even a kids’ area for them to play and fun toys to buy! Everyone there is super nice and helpful. Great for visitors and locals alike!
Response: Leiston, what a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time and we are thrilled that you had such a positive experience. Love the photos! Valerie (owner)

Diane Rosington: Looking for great gifts? Look no further! This great shop is truly a local gem full of so many items I can't list them all! But here's a few: local artists and artisan gifts, tons of Old Town Alexandria (OTX) gifts, t-shirts and sweatshirts, Cherry Blossom gifts, Virginia gifts, ornaments, DC items, patriotic items and just so much more. The shopkeeper greets you as you enter, welcoming you into a wonderful area full of gifts for everyone! It is THE place in Old Town to find that perfect gift or souvenir. Stop by and say hello! It's just a stone's throw from King Street and the FREE Old Town trolley. UPDATE 11/18/2021 - We have moved back to the area and needed to stop here again. Still lots of great stuff for Old Town and Virginia/DC area. I happily purchased this sweatshirt (wearing it as I write this) to add to my "I'm no longer in Florida" winter wear. It is soft and plush on the inside and the shirt washes well (inside out). If you can't find what you are looking for here, then you didn't look hard enough!
Response: Diane, WOW! We can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such a positive and thorough review of The Old Town Shop. We strive to exceed our customers' expectations, and are so happy that you appreciate our unique products and welcoming customer service. We look forward to seeing you again, and please be sure to ask for Diane (general manager) or Valerie (owner) so that we can thank you in person!

Amy Stein: This is a wonderful gift shop with a nice array of items. This is especially true if you are seeking something representative of Virginia or Old Town Alexandria. The staff is warm and friendly.
Response: Amy, Thank you so much for your 5 star review!! WOOHOO! We are so happy that you enjoyed our little shop and appreciate your kind words. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Thank you again! Diane (Manager)

Vivian Lu: Had a wonderful experience at this gift shop. I was buying gifts for my family in Illinois who I am visiting in 2 weeks time. Excellent customer service, extremely organized store, and overall just a warm and welcoming environment. No sales were pushed on me, assistance was always offered (which is incredibly nice), and prices were very reasonable. I will come back here again some day with my family! I even got some deals for spending over $100+. #SupportSmallBusiness !
Response: Vivian, Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you this morning and I hope you have a fabulous visit with your family. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Thanks again. Diane Manager

Vanessa Colina: Lovely store with all things Old Town. Highly recommend walking all the way to the back. Many books about Old Town that could not find anywhere else. The art is beautiful, featuring many local artist. A very authentic store! I loved the maps with the pin from people's home town. You can tell a lot of people around the world have visited the store.
Response: Vanessa, Thank you so much for the fabulous review!! We strive to keep our little shop authentic to Old Town and am glad you appreciated that. We look forward to seeing you again! Diane Manager

Anthony Tenuto: This is hands down one of the best shops in Alexandria VA! great & super friendly staff and great souvenirs to bring home a memory! Highly recommend for everyone!
Response: Anthony, WOW, we appreciate your 5-star review! We pride ourselves on providing a positive experience... ranging from the items we design to the welcoming staff. It was so nice of you to recognize that and take the time to review us! Hope to see you again soon. Valerie (owner)

Paige Settles: This shop is too cute! I'm so impressed by all of the Old Town specific items they have. They also have TONS of beautiful Christmas ornaments, so I will definitely be back at Christmas time to buy those as gifts!
Response: Paige, thank you so much for your kind words and 5 star review!! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Diane

Debayan Laha: Great souvenir shop near the Washington port area where George Washington used to live! Nice place to visit to collect the memorabilia of your DC tour!
Response: Debayan, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We hope to see you again soon! Valerie

Julia Weisberg: I go to Alexandria often and I ALWAYS make sure to stop through this shop to browse!! These gifts are beautiful, quaint, and meaningful and this shop is the perfect place to take a little piece of Alexandria back home with you. Definitely recommend for any holiday or birthday gifts you need to get.
Response: Julia, it was so nice of you to take the time and provide feedback! We love our 5 star review, and are thrilled that you have had such positive experiences at The Old Town Shop! Hope to see you again soon! Valerie

17. Union General

LEAVE AN OPINION
5 reviews
Union General
Location
4.1
Prices
4.1
Product Quality
4.2
Establishment
4.1
Customer Loan
4.1

Address: Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near Union General:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Union General: what do users think?


Ben Therrien: This place has some DC branded items you won’t see anywhere else. If your looking for something as a gift that isnt your run of the mill then visit here.

Suzanne Powell: A friend and I were in town for the day, sightseeing via trolley after arriving at Union Station via train. We had time before our return train to shop around and were pleased by Union General. They had a lovely selection of Washington souvenirs that we hadn't seen before, plus some other nice selections. Prices seemed fair for qualy goods and the store is a decent size. The cashier was extra pleasant and went out of her way to chat with us....a real plus in this day and age.

Josiah Dahlstrom: Cool store and decent prices. The staff were friendly.

cloudxss s: Terrible Place To Work. Managers (Angela & Sha'nae) Are Very Childish And Full Of Drama. Wouldn't Recommend This Place For Employment To Anyone

18. Stars and Stripes Washington DC Souvenir Store At Fashion Centre Pentagon City

LEAVE AN OPINION
84 reviews
Stars and Stripes Washington DC Souvenir Store At Fashion Centre Pentagon City
Location
3.9
Prices
3.8
Product Quality
3.8
Establishment
3.8
Customer Loan
3.8

Address: 1100 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 7PM ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 415-2144

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near Stars and Stripes Washington DC Souvenir Store At Fashion Centre Pentagon City:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

Stars and Stripes Washington DC Souvenir Store At Fashion Centre Pentagon City: what do users think?


Reaction Hour: The owner is sooo nice. We went to Dc for a school trip and decided to hop in while we were eating. The guy is super kind and reduced the price for some stuff bc we were short money. All the appeal is real and super good quality. After I left I was sending all my friends and peers in. Thank you so much.

Annette Frendo: Owner and staff were very personable and went out of their way to accommodate the needs of our group of traveling with eighth graders . Highly recommend visiting their store.
Response: Thank you Annette! It is part of our mission to make sure everyone who enters the store has a fantastic experience so we appreciate this review.

Raymond Palm: We were looking for souvenirs to take home..and here we found some at good and reasonable prices...nice service too

Milara Gatcke: Have been looking for great souvenirs around the national mall, and found nothing at all. Went to Stars and Stripes in the Pentagon City Mall and am extremely happy. We found everything we were looking for and the quality is amazing. Staff are friendly and helpful. Make the trip, it’s 100% worth it!!!!

Daniel Alcantara: This place is the best there are so many flags there, I love flags so much, and the people are so friendly there, this is the best place I have ever been in the pentagon city mall

Dallas Delogu: Had lots of interesting souvenirs like flags, but didn't have Serbia flags

B Linn: Stopped in for a few souvenirs for family and came out with two bags full! Super friendly owner and staff! If what you’re looking for is not in stock they will find it for you and ship it anywhere! Highly recommend a visit!

Deborah Nelons: In February, my best friend and I visited Washington DC and went to this store in Pentagon City Mall to get some DC souvenirs and clothing to take home. We were very pleased with their selection and variety of everything I could have imagined. Their staff was very helpful and enjoyable to work with and the quality of their products was superior to everything we had seen elsewhere.

Westin Robinett: The owner of the store is very nice and very respectful he was not pushy and told us to take our time and look around I would 100% go back and I'm very pleased with my purchases.
Response: Thank you , guys!!!

shannon waters: Excellent experience! Plenty of attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly staff to assist. The store owner was onsite and treated each visitor with absolute respect. Exactly the customer service I desire when spending my time and money shopping. Will be visiting DC and Stars and Stripes again this spring!

19. U.S. Navy Museum Store

LEAVE AN OPINION
40 reviews
U.S. Navy Museum Store
Location
4.5
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
4.5
Customer Loan
4.5

Address: 1306 Dahlgren Ave SE, Washington, DC 20374

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 889-2212

Guy: Gift shop


There are no offers available.


Near U.S. Navy Museum Store:



Are you the owner of the business? PROMOTE IT!

  • Be the 1st in the ranking
  • exclusive page

U.S. Navy Museum Store: what do users think?


Olga Crawford: A nice place

Jonathan Holland: Excellent place to beat the crowds and see a top notch museum.

Andrea M. Watling: This is a cute little store that had some cool nautical memorabilia and souvenirs. It's located right inside of the Navy Museum so it's very convenient.

Michael Pukish: A little gem of a museum right on base at the Navy Yard. Not necessarily a comprehensive collection of all things Navy, but definitely a great combination of technical, political, and human history components.

Jerry Miranda: Wonderful museum. Really well done. A must visit if in DC. CAC required for base access. Bring the kids.

Jonathan Haag: Wish it was open on the weekend.

Shirley Tran: i went to go visit the navy yard and walked through their gift shop. it has a lot of neat things to see and some good small gifts to buy.

Wayne Morris: Excellent selection of Navy items.

Vicki Ware: It was fabulous highly recommended.

Colin Taylor: If you can stand the half hour vetting procedure this really is an underwhelming experience