Give the Gift of…

With Hanukkah starting tonight and Christmas just around the corner, ’tis time to find that perfect last minute gift.

For the foodie: Cookbooks are a great gift! Need some guidance? Check out Prune! From Gabrielle Hamilton, bestselling author of Blood, Bones & Butter, comes her eagerly anticipated cookbook debut filled with signature recipes from her celebrated New York City restaurant Prune. Another great suggestion: JerusalemIn Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore  the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year—Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This stunning cookbook offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world; in Jerusalem, he and Tamimi have collaborated to produce their most personal cookbook yet.

For the FITgal: Give the gift of classes to your FIT friend. Either buy a package from a favored studio, or check out Class Pass! You can go to any participating studio (and in DC, that refers to pretty much all of them) 3 times and go to as many studios as you want all for $99!

For the significant other: Book an experience the two of you can enjoy. Enjoy a nice glass of wine or a strong Old Fashioned? Head to VA and hit up some wineries, distilleries, and breweries. We are looking forward to visiting Catoctin Creek Distillery on our next trip! Use AirBNB to find great deals on an overnight! Or how about a destination restaurant? Volt and The Inn at Little Washington are both restaurants not to be missed outside of DC.


Other tips?

Shop local! Check out Kurtz + Atkins for awesome home decor inspiration…we are LOVING these vintage lights. Trohv is another favorite DC shop for unique gifts and beautiful handmade furniture and home finishes. (There is also a storefront in Baltimore).

Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Blue Apron, “___ of the month” clubs, magazine subscriptions, and museum memberships are all great gifts!

Make a donation. Identify a cause that is close to the receivers heart and make a donation in his or her name.

Happy Holidays!!


The FITgals


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