Set on scoring a present they’ll forever remember? At CityCenterDC, there’s a standout gift for everyone—and we mean everyone—on your list
It’s that time of year when we ask ourselves, what makes a great gift? Is it a chic object to elevate the entertaining experience? A winter-inspired accessory tied to a special memory you share? Or something a little unconventional that speaks to their unique interests? Perhaps it’s an opportunity to completely unwind, an excuse to put one’s everyday responsibilities on pause. (A weekend away, tucked under the Conrad’s 400-thread-count sheets, should do the trick.)
Here at CityCenterDC, the gift options—elegant, considered and always sensational—are limitless. From firework-inspired earrings and pup-printed pima cotton pajamas to sophisticated sunglasses they’ll be sporting for years, we’re stocked with presents aplenty for even the most last-minute holiday shoppers. Read on for a curated selection of our favorites.
For a thoughtful hostess gift, consider Chef Amy Brandwein’s Holiday Cookie Tin, filled with delectable Italian treats like biscotti, thumbprint cookies, and ciambelline al vino, among others.
CLAIRE DE LUNE
Everyone has a doggy devotee on their list: deck them out in Claire de Lune’s whimsical canine-printed pajamas, limited-edition sets that are sure to please the pup lover.
Designed for that certain someone who takes on their entertaining duties with zeal, this aperitif set—ice bucket, bowl and cocktail fork included—stuns in its elevated simplicity.
CLAIRE DE LUNE
As winter really sets in, there’s nothing like the gift of comfort. These hand-knit, baby alpaca wool slippers by Peruvian designer Ariana Bohling are made for slow mornings on unseasonably cold days.
The most extraordinary gifts tie themselves to beloved memories. Christofle’s ultra-delicate, silver-plated “Ornement de Noël” are ones they’ll cherish every holiday season.
TIFFANY & CO.
Ring in the New Year with Tiffany T, the very embodiment of strength and beauty. Flecked with pavé diamonds, it’s ideal for that style-forward special someone who likes a little bling.
Go for glitter with a pick from this trio of super-sparkly pieces: the constellation-like Starburst climbers, the textural Supernova studs or the fringe-y Angelika drop earrings.
The ultimate expression of femininity, Bvlgari’s high jewelry necklace is punctuated by a captivating pendant with its fan-shaped motif and over four carats of striking sapphires.
Inspired by dazzling fireworks lighting up the Parisian skyline, David Yurman’s highly giftable Starburst collection takes the iconic Cable bracelets and dresses them up for the festive season.
A new palette of wearable neutrals—sumptuous latte With sophisticated sparkle, graphic cut-outs and a multi-faceted, mirrored heel, these all-out illusion heels bring high glamour to your most OTT loved one’s wardrobe.
For the undeniably discerning man, opt for a stand-out jacket that’ll wow him. Giorgio Armani’s deconstructed take is done up in a terracotta-hued stretch velvet for ease of wear.
A style staple of French minimalism, Longchamp’s top-handle tote—crafted in lightweight, candy-apple red leather—acts as an essential accessory from A.M. to P.M.
Nodding to its namesake founder’s early figures of angels, the optimism-imbued Angelika collection speaks volumes with its clean lines and sculptural simplicity.
Level up their accessory collection with an always contemporary belt by Salvatore Ferragamo. Tailor your pick to their sartorial leanings with luminous hardware and luxe leathers.
Score their new signature pair of sunglasses with Morgenthal Frederics, the elevated optical brand bent on refinement. Our pick? These hot weather vacation-worthy frames with timeless appeal.
TIFFANY & CO
If her jewelry proclivities lean towards big and bold, elect for Tiffany & Co.’s HardWear collection. This 18k gold wrap bracelet, based on an archival design from the ‘70s, is a sure bet.
in The Park
Walking in a winter wonderland becomes a total reality at CityCenterDC with this season’s ice maze, lit up for the first time in a dream-like watercolor palette. Bundle up this weekend—December 10th through 12th—and experience the seasonal structure hand-built by award-winning sculptors using 150,000 pounds of completely clear ice. It’s the perfect way to usher in the festive spirit and immerse yourself in the marvels of the season.
While entrance to the ice maze event is free and open to the public, CityCenterDC is inviting visitors to get inspired by the gift of giving and make a donation to Children’s National Hospital Foundation.
in The Park and Plaza
The most spectacular holiday light exhibit in all of the District? CityCenterDC (promise, we’re not being partial!) Our iconic 75-foot tree is set to sparkle like never before with 150,000 twinkling lights and 4,500 decorative ornaments—truly a sight to behold in the dusk-to-evening hours, or the perfect place to snap a family photo in the daytime. And we can’t forget our returning pair of 25-foot reindeer, brilliantly fashioned from 37,000 manzanita branches, that are sure to delight the little ones. Holiday magic lives here all season long.
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