On the 1st day of the holidays, Roscoe gave to me:
Shop small and local this holiday season in the locally-owned, independent shops of Takoma! Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Here are a few ideas to get you started. For locations, MAP
DAY 1: Bicycles and Accessories
Bikes for the entire family. Plus bike gear makes great stocking stuffers.
Takoma Bicycle, 7030 Carroll Avenue
DAY 2: Holiday Wreathes and Garland
Fresh wreaths and garland for holiday decorating.
Park Florist, 6921 Laurel Ave
DAY 3: Toys and Games
Takoma Park’s independent toy store with games, toys, books and more!
Fair Day’s Play, 7050 Carroll Ave
DAY 4: Bar Accessories
Beautiful gifts and everything that you need for your holiday entertaining.
Tabletop, 6927 Laurel Ave
DAY 5: Holiday Entertaining Starts Here
All the ingredients that you need for your holiday festivities plus prepared options, wine, beer and more!
TPSS Co-op 201 Ethan Allen Ave
DAY 6: Local Wine and Cider
Bottles of wine and cider available for holiday gifts or stop by for a glass of holiday cheer with friends.
Great Shoals Winery Tasting Room, 7050 Carroll Ave
DAY 7: Treats for Your Best Friend
Don’t forget your furry friend this holiday season.
The Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple St, NW
DAY 8: Holiday Cheer
Toast the holidays with friends, have a lite bite and a drink, or grab beer and wine to go.
Takoma Beverage Co, 6917 Laurel Ave
DAY 9: Spice Blends
Add a little spice to your holiday party or holiday gift giving! Find spices, oils, vinegar and honey and more. Don’t forget a copy of owner Angel Anderson’s, Little Black Cookbook.
Spice Suite, 6902 4th St, NW
DAY 10: Books
Relevant topics, current releases and a focus on local authors. Plus don’t miss the Takoma Park Author’s Fair on Saturday, December 15th, 2:00 -5:00 pm at Busboys and Poets. Meet local authors and purchase signed books plus eat, drink, and be merry!
Busboys and Poets, 232 Carroll St, NW
DAY 11: Yeti Bottles
Yeti Ramblers available in a variety of colors, just ask if you don’t see the one you’ve always dreamed of on the shelves and they’ll order it for you on the spot! Plus housewares, plants, and many more gift options!
Old Takoma Ace Hardware, 7001 Carroll Ave
DAY 12: Mosaic Table Lamps
Add that bit of sparkle to any room.
The Covered Market, 7000 Carroll Ave
Day 13: The Gift of Music Lessons
Give the gift of music with an introductory package. Package includes 4 lessons (group or private) for any instrument.
Richardson School of Music, 7318 Carroll Avenue
DAY 14: A Good Hair Day
Give someone a gift card for a good hair day.
Scissor and Comb, 7009 Carroll Ave
DAY 15: Republic Gift Cards
Gift cards make great gifts or stop by for a holiday meal with friends.
Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave
DAY 16: Farmers Market Tokens
Give your favorite foodie farmers market tokens in increments of $5.
Takoma Park Farmers Market, Open Sundays, year-round on Laurel Avenue.
DAY 17: Custom Framing
For all of your custom framing needs. Also, check out the gallery for original artwork by local artists and gallery owner, Dilip Sheth.
Artful Framing, 6960 Maple St, NW
DAY 18: Tanjines
Tunisian ceramics make unique gifts for your favorite cook.
Things from Egypt, 7002 Carroll Ave
DAY 19: Beads from Around the World
Give beads from around the world or pre-made jewelry for all styles and tastes.A gift card for a beading class makes a great gift.
S & A Beads, 235 Carroll St, NW
DAY 20: Boots
Stylish Trotters and other lines, plus women’s clothing, jewelry and more.
Amano, 7034 Carroll Ave
DAY 21: Instruments
Instruments big and small including tongue drums, egg shakers, kazoos, nose flutes, ukes, banjos, guitars and more. Plus rental options.
House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave
DAY 22: Handmade Earrings
Plus hand-crafted pottery, art, jewelry, clothing – all locally made.
Artspring, 7002 Carroll Ave
DAY 23: Colorful Bangles
Handmade in South Africa.
South African Bazaar Cooperative, located in Things from Egypt
7002 Carroll Ave
DAY 24: Ibah Handmade from Bali
Ibah Handmade was born from a recent trip TSP founder, Tori Paide, made to Bali. Upon doing some personal shopping, she found many beautiful handmade items she knew would be a great addition to the TSP boutique.
The Still Point, 6 Grant Ave
DAY 25: Ceramic Mugs
For the coffee lover in your life.
Magic Carpet, 6925 Laurel Ave
Who is Roscoe? Read here