Best Mother’s Day Gifts In The District

May 8, 2012 6:00 AM

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and as the perfect child you have already found a gift that tops last year’s, right? Assuming that, like many, you are extremely busy this time of year and haven’t had the chance to shop, not to worry. The District has a number of reliable stores where you can find a thoughtful gift. Showcase your love and make up for those rebellious teen years with a unique gift for mom this Mother’s Day.
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Celebrating You, The Spa
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #403
Washington, DC 20006
(800) 399-9557
www.celebratingyou.comHours: Call for appointment or request one online

Who doesn’t adore pampering? Give your mother the gift that will leave her feeling rejuvenated and fresh: a spa package. At Celebrating You, located in the K Street neighborhood, packages start at just $200 and includes a European facial and mani/pedi. If you’re not interested in a package, consider the spa’s relaxing professional massage or renewing facials. A spa visit is a gift that your mom is sure to appreciate, and it’s likely well deserved.

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Chocolate Moose
1743 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 463-0992
www.chocolatemoosedc.comHours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Chocolate Moose in Farragut North is a family run gift shop that has been in business for over 30 years. The gifts at Chocolate Moose are geared toward all age groups, so there’s something for everyone. The shop is known for its assortment of interesting, fun and unexpected gifts. You’ll find everything from greeting cards, journals and chocolates to amusing gag gifts, games and knick knacks. Walk into Chocolate Moose with an open mind, and you’ll leave with an unexpected, not-so-generic Mother’s day gift, which is the best kind, after all. Hey, you might even find something for yourself while you’re at it.

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Groovy DC
323 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-6633
www.groovydc.comHours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 .am. to 6 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

Groovy DC is the ultimate Capitol Hill gift shop. You name it, this store has got it. Groovy DC carries an extensive, unique card collection, boxed stationary sets, photo albums and calendars. Home accessories include candles, picture frames and bar essentials. If you’re searching for something truly original, Groovy DC is also home to various local artists. After you’ve found an appropriate present, the friendly employees at Groovy DC will individually wrap each gift. Located in the center of Eastern Market, Groovy DC is conveniently open seven days a week, making it perfect for procrastinators.

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Home Rule
1807 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 797-5544
www.homerule.comHours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Home Rule is a home goods shop in the Shaw neighborhood known for its expert merchandising and professional, alluring window displays. The petite shop is a D.C. resident favorite. If your mother is a lover of interior design, Home Rule specializes in home décor, particularly kitchenware and entertaining items. You’ll find great Mother’s Day gifts for all personalities, like a cocktail shaker for the martini mom or an egg-poaching set for the breakfast maven. If Home Rule just has too many fantastic options and you don’t know what to choose, get your mom a gift certificate – they’ll even ship it to her house.

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103 South Saint Asaph St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 535-3294
www.shoptreat.comHours: Wed to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Treat your mother to an exclusive shopping experience this year, pun intended. Everyone deserves a little retail therapy and this Old Town Alexandria boutique is a go-to destination. At Treat you will find designer clothes at affordable prices, and the store prides itself on being “the sample sale boutique.” Hop in and the friendly staff can help you find a trendy, age-appropriate garment for your mother, or enjoy a day of shopping in beautiful Old Town. Sometimes, the nicest present doesn’t have to be unwrapped and instead includes quality time.

Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She is a soon-to-be University of Alabama graduate who hopes to have a successful career in fashion journalism. Her major is Apparel and Textiles with a Concentration in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and her minor is Journalism. Her work can be found at

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