Explore These Appointed Retailers for Memorable Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Tis the season to shop small and shop local. Make an impact by supporting local businesses right in your neighborhood, and check those last few names off your list while you’re at it. Today we’re rounding up a few of our favorite local and country-wide retailers for shopping local—but it doesn’t stop there. Check out our store locator to find a shop in your city. D.C. local? Drop by our flagship store this week, Tuesday-Friday 10-4.


Washington, D.C. and the Surrounding Areas

Penny Post

Address: 1201 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Who They Are: An independent stationery store in Alexandria, Virginia that specializes in custom stationery, wedding invitations, and greeting cards from around the world.

Go Here For: A clever holiday card for your bff or chic stationery for the impossible-to-impress boss.

P.S. They still have 2023 Appointed planners in stock.

Penny Post in Alexandria, VAPenny Post, Alexandria, VA


Solid State Books

Address: 600F H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Who They Are: A full-service general interest bookstore with a deep and diverse selection of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as gifts curated to appeal to customers of all ages.

Go Here For: A super-cool graphic novel for your teenager or the latest non-fiction best seller for your dad.


Salt & Sundry

Address: 1309 5th St NE Washington, DC 20002 (Union Market); 1625 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009 (Logan Circle)

Who They Are: A home + lifestyle boutique featuring an eclectic mix of goods from independent makers and designers, both local and from across the globe.

Go Here For: The perfect gift for the foodie in your life (think spices, small batch olive oil, and high-end chocolates); the most adorable and stylish baby clothes and toys for your niece.

Salt & Sundry in Washington, D.C.Salt & Sundry, Washington, D.C.


Park Story

Address: 3813 Livingston St NW, Washington, DC 20015

Who They Are: A life and style boutique featuring responsibly made goods by local and independent brands.

Go Here For: A cozy, sustainably-made sweater for your fashionista sister; an aromatic candle and artisan throw pillow for your mom.


Storie Collective

Address: 3813 Livingston St NW, Washington, DC 20015

Who They Are: A boutique interior design firm specializing in edited, intentional residential interiors.

Go Here For: Eclectic home goods for a self-gifting moment (you deserve it!), plus inspiration for your next big home project in 2023.

Storie Collective, Washington, D.C.Storie Collective, Washington, D.C.


Shop Made in D.C.

Address: Four locations

Who They Are: A retail initiative with a mission to grow DC's makers and artists, featuring apothecary, apparel, art, furniture, jewelry, home decor, and stationery at its four D.C. locations.

Go Here For: A curated gift box for your secret santa party; a D.C. neighborhood art print for your new-to-the-city friend.

P.S. They still have 2023 Appointed planners in stock.

 Shop Made In D.C., Washington D.C.Shop Made in D.C., Washington, D.C.

Everywhere Else

Duly Noted

Address: 714 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Who They Are: A stationery shop offering a curated collection of greeting cards, stationery and gift items.

Go Here For: Last-minute party supplies for your Christmas Eve family gathering; the perfect pen and notebook for your brother-in-law.


Goods for the Study

Address: 50 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011 (West Village); 234 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012 (Nolita)

Who They Are: The sister store to the iconic McNally Jackson bookshop, selling curated stationery, writing instruments, desk accessories, desks, and lamps.

Go Here For: Luxe desktop supplies for your partner’s home office; a stockpile of greeting cards for the year ahead.



Address: 865 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

Who They Are: A neighborhood shop that stocks fine grooming products, an assortment of quality accessories, and lifestyle goods sourced locally and abroad.

Go Here For: High-end grooming products for the bearded guy in your life; barware for your favorite at-home mixologist.


Little Otsu

Address: 3225 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Who They Are: An independent retailer & publisher of quality paper goods based in Portland, Oregon.

Go Here For: Uncommon works of fiction and more, international stationery, and the perfect writing tool to tie it all together.

P.S. They still have 2023 Appointed planners in stock.


The Social Type

Address: 3197 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Who They Are: Shop and online store based in Los Angeles, CA specializing in greeting cards, gift wrap, stationery, and unique gifts.

Go Here For: Simple yet elegant stationery for your mom; a classic lined notebook for that last-minute gift.

P.S. They still have 2023 Appointed planners in stock.

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