BYT Gift Guide 2017: Gifts For Interesting People With Interests

Well, hello there! REAL TALK: You only have three weekends left before Christmas. So, you better get that last minute holiday shopping ball rolling. And we’re here to help. Below you’ll find a hand picked, mood board inspired selection of items your friends and family would be FOOLS not to love (SIDE NOTE: FEEL FREE TO GIVE THEM MOST OF THESE YEAR ROUND, and not just when you’re obligated to).

This year, we got SO MANY great things to share, that we will be running this edition of BEST GIFT GUIDE EVER in installments.

BONUS: Follow us on Instagram (@brightestyoungthings) for giveaways of some of the goodies below and use #BYThings when sharing

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Because eating is the one hobby we can all agree on. Lets make a resolution to try NEW flavors in 2018.

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FOOD / DRINK:

  • Clementines – Whole Foods Market
  • Nosh bars – Nosh Bar
  • Lost Sock Coffee – Made in DC Pop-Up Shop
  • Zanzibar chocolate – Chocotenango
  • Yellow chili flakes –  Bazaar Spices
  • She Peppers hot sauce – Femme Fatale Pop Up Shop
  • Arctic sea salt flakes – Bazaar Spices
  • Bazaar Baker – Bazaar Spices

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HOMEGOODS / ACCESSORIES:

  • Knives – DC Sharp
  • Mini wood bowl and spoons – Salt & Sundry
  • Assorted food bracelets – Curio Concept Store

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BOOKS / PAPER GOODS:

  • Burma cookbook – Toli Moli
  • C Is Cor Caribbean cookbook – Kramerbooks
  • M Is For Mexican cookbook – Kramerbooks
  • Cork Dork book – available where fine books are sold
  • Comida Cubana book – Marcella Kriebel
  • Butter single ingredient cookbook – Salt & Sundry
  • Coconut single ingredient cookbook – Salt & Sundry
  • I Love You Even When You’re Hangry card –  Steadfast Supply

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If there is one thing 2017 brought us – it was a truly unlimited amount of pins and patches. So, a section dedicated just to your need for pins and more pins.
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PINS:

  • This is What a Feminist Looks Like – Steadfast Supply
  • Slice of heaven – Steadfast Supply
  • What’s up Dawg – Steadfast Supply
  • I’m Kind of a Big Dill  – Steadfast Supply
  • Beet It –  Steadfast Supply
  • Monkey – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Snake – Salt and Sundry
  • Campbell’s Tomato Soup – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Andy Warhol – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • If You’re Not Outraged You’re Not Paying Attention – The Outrage
  • I Believe In Science – Bang-Up Betty
  • Nasty Woman – Bang-Up Betty
  • Coffee Forever – Little Goat Paper Co
  • Fruity peach – Bang-Up Betty
  • Fist – The Outrage
  • Capitol – Federal Pins
  • Trump Popsicle – Federal Pins
  • Teddy Roosevelt – Federal Pins
  • Frida Kahlo – National Gallery of Art
  • RBG – The Outrage
  • Policy + Change – The Outrage

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Loving your city is definitely a legitimate hobby. Below, an assortment of #MadeInDC goods, so you can wear that love of yours on your sleeve, on your head, on your wall, and inside your belly.

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APPAREL / ACCESSORIES:

  • The District t-shirt – Steadfast Supply
  • DC Dope t-shirt – Steadfast Supply
  • & baseball cap – &pizza
  • DC Onesie – Made in DC Pop-Up Shop
  • DC Flag bib – Made in DC Pop-Up Shop
  • District book tote bag – Kramerbooks
  • Made in DC tote – Made in DC Shop
  • Washington DC – National Gallery of Art

ART / PAPER GOODS:

  • Community Gardens print – Marcella Kriebel at Steadfast Supply
  • Navy Yard print – Made in DC shop
  • Merry Christmas print – Steadfast Supply
  • Dinosaur print – Lunch City Studio
  • Someone in the District Loves You card – Little Goat Paper Co
  • Anacostia card – Cherry Blossom Creative
  • H Street card – Cherry Blossom Creative
  • Happy Holidays from Washington card – Salt and Sundry
  • Happy Holidays card – Marcella Kriebel for Steadfast Supply

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FOOD / BOOZE:

  • Bourbon – One Eight Distilling
  • Barrel Aged chocolate – Made in DC Pop-Up Shop
  • Hemp butter – Femme Fatale Pop-Up Shop
  • ANXO cider – Whole Foods Market

HOMEGOODS / MUSIC:

  • DC plate – National Building Museum Gift Shop
  • RBG magnet – The Outrage
  • Cupcake ornament – 9:30 Club
  • Bottle opener – Made in DC Pop-Up Shop
  • Chain and the Gang  Record – SOM records

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Things to wear to, carry at, and discuss at gallery openings

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APPAREL / ACCESSORIES:

  • Lipstick t-shirt – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Velvet colorblock dress – Redeem
  • Striped blouse with hand collar – Curio Concept Store
  • Burgundy and cream earrings – Goodwood
  • Magenta geometric earrings – Renwick Gallery
  • Blue finger bracelet – Renwick Gallery

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ART / PAPER GOODS:

  • Art is the Highest Form of Hope book – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • The Secret Lives of Color book- National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Cube notebook – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Modern Typography cards – National Building Museum Gift Shop
  • Archspecs card – National Building Museum Gift Shop

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HOME GOODS:

  • Picasso ornament – National Building Museum Gift Shop
  • Frida Kahlo key chain – National Museum of Women in the Arts Gift Shop
  • Kusama, Kahlo and Apfel dolls – National Museum of Women in the Arts Gift Shop
  • Geometric clutch – Goodwood
  • Dedicated to Art eraser – Renwick Gallery Gift Shop
  • Frida Kahlo stitch – Femme Fatale Pop Up Shop
  • Louise Bourgeois Silk eye mask – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop

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Because bad taste can be THE BEST.

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BOOKS / PAPER GOODS:

  • Fuck that’s delicious book – Kramerbooks
  • High fives card – Miss Pixie’s
  • Paper Cuts party game – Kramerbooks

FOOD / BOOZE:

  • Gold chocolates – Whole Foods Market
  • Mini cakes – Killa Cakes
  • 40 oz Muscadet – FORTY OUNCE WINES (YES, you can buy white wine in 40s now, there’s a company for that)

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ACCESSORIES:

  • Swim/Sink buckle key chain – Maketto
  • Clear “Late” watch – Maketto

HOME GOODS:

  • Buy Your Own Fucking Lighter – Curio Concept Store
  • Dollar sign ornament – National Gallery of Art
  • Oven mitt – Kramerbooks
  • Shit coffee mug – Curio Concept Store
  • Ovary stitch – Femme Fatale Pop Up Shop
  • Remember Everything shots – Salt and Sundry
  • Drifter organics body butter – Take Care Shop

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Stay tuned for some exciting updates about our well documented love of  all things murder.

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APPAREL / ACCESSORIES:

  • Red heels – Goodwood
  • Skull and crossbones beanie – SoulCycle
  • Black handkerchief – Hugh and Crye
  • Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy pins – Museum of Death shop

BOOKS / PAPER GOODS:

  • Mug Shots photography book –  Amazon
  • DC Noir book – Kramerbooks
  • The Best of Agatha Christie DVD’s (vol. 1 and 2) – ACORN TV / RJL Entertainment
  • Member of the Family – Kramerbooks
  • Murder Under the Christmas Tree – Kramerbooks
  • Keep Smiling card – Goodwood

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HOMEGOODS / FOOD:

  • Gold scissors – Cherry Blossom Creative
  • Knives – DC Sharp
  • Zodiac incense (Lotus and Amber) – Goodwood
  • Spitfire Girl perfume – Goodwood
  • Cake Bombs – Killa Cakes

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Lets see those resolutions kick in.

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APPAREL / ACCESSORIES:

  • Never coast shirt – Flywheel
  • Akiel sneaker – Lululemon
  • Camo sweatshirt – barre3
  • Take Care baseball cap – Girls Night In Online Shop

COSMETICS:

  • Drifter body butter – Take Care Shop
  • Facial puff – Shopkeepers
  • Face mask – Shopkeepers
  • Good morning beautiful – Salt & Sundry
  • Morning mojo bar soap – Take Care Shop

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HOME GOODS:

  • Squash raquet – Squash on Fire
  • Black water bottle – SoulCycle
  • Candle – SoulCycle
  • Black towels – Shopkeepers
  • Charcoal scrub towel – Shopkeepers
  • Toothbrush – Shopkeepers
  • Gold soul keychain – SoulCycle

ART:

  • Abi Fapohunda – Drink More Water- print – Transformer gallery Flat File

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FOOD / DRINKS:

  • Cold pressed juices – JRINK
  • Probiotic drinks – Whole Foods Market
  • Suja drink – Whole Foods Market
  • Dorpare tea – Dorpare tea
  • Granola – Made in DC Shop

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For game fiends of all ages and interests.

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FOOD / BOOZE:

  • Wine – Bazaar Spices
  • Barkthins snacks – Barkthins
  • Popcorn – Bazaar Spices

ART:

  • Art of Atari – Kramerbooks

HOME GOODS:

  • Wooden dice – Salt & Sundry
  • Metal flask – REI
  • Build Me Box – National Building Museum Gift Shop
  • Mini robot – National Building Museum Gift Shop
  • Mini capitol puzzle – National Building Museum Gift Shop
  • blue/green/turquoise/purple pens – Cherry Blossom Creative
  • Candle – Maketto
  • Golf putting supplies – Shinola
  • Dominoes – National Building Museum Gift Shop

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Everyone is a photographer. Step up your game with items below:

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BOOKS:

  • Future Gender Issue of Aperture Magazine – Aperture
  • The Portraits for Clutch Men book – Shopkeepers
  • Vintage Camera book  – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Edward Weston book – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs book -National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Lee Friedlander – Parties: The Human Clay book – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop

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HOME GOODS:

  • Wood polaroid box – Miss Pixie’s
  • Instant coaster polaroid frame – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Pinhole camera – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop
  • Super hub charger – National Gallery of Art Gift Shop

ACCESSORIES:

  • Black circle sunglasses – Meeps

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CHECK IN LATER TODAY FOR PART 4, where we tackle THE SEASONAL GIFTS

THIS GUIDE WAS PRODUCED BY:

Styling and sourcing: Svetlana Legetic, Marissa Rubenstein & Mary Godier

Photography: Jeff Martin

Styling, sourcing, and emotional assistance: Kaylee Dugan, Jenn Tisdale & Kendall Baron

with many thanks to the Gibson Guitar Showroom for letting us shoot on location there and the whole BYT team for running around, grabbing things, returning things and more.