5th Annual Holiday PopUP goes online with a Shop Local HOLIDAY GUIDE!

Welcome to the 5th Annual, Van Ness + Forest Hills Holiday PopUP! This year, we’re celebrating 2020-style with an online holiday shopping guide highlighting small businesses in Van Ness, Forest Hills and Wakefield.

The guide goes live on Friday, November 27th but you can get a sneak peek here while we’re adding businesses to the list! Don’t forget to support our small businesses by shopping local this holiday season! Thanks to the DC Department of Small & Local Business Development for their support on this project!


LOCAL RETAIL: In-person and online shopping! Be sure to scroll to the bottom as many of our restaurants offer fun merchandise!

+ AromabyAnette Handmade bath and beauty products that you know and love from the UDC Farmers Market! Order online to have items shipped to your door, or inquire about local delivery! aromabyanette.com

+ Beverly Rezneck Local Forest Hills artist Beverly Rezneck creates beautiful boxed sets of intricately detailed flower cards, with blank interiors useful for any occasion! Flowers that look so real, they almost are! Shop boxed sets on Beverly’s Etsy shop here.

+ Chevy Chase Art Gallery & Custom Framing Located in Forest Hills, DC, Chevy Chase Art Gallery is dedicated to providing artistic and innovative custom framing to clients near and far. With over 2,000 frames to choose from, creating custom frames for artwork, diplomas, needlepoint, and posters. They also offer restoration services for damaged artworks provided by an experienced artist on site. chevychaseartgallery.com

+ Federalisms Federalisms notecards are clean, crisp, and straightforward. They say what you’re thinking … if you’re just a little irreverent. Made in Forest Hills, DC. Local pick-up or free shipping over $40. federalisms.com

+ Politics & Prose Bookstore DC’s favorite bookstore is located right here in Forest Hills! Shop in-person or order online for pick-up or delivery to you, or your gift recipient. In addition to books you’ll find puzzles, games, cards, gifts, calendars, gift cards and much more. Shop online: politics-prose.com

LOCAL SERVICES: Gift cards make the perfect gift!

+ Cut ‘N Edge Barbershop Cut N’ Edge is a family-owned barber that’s been in Van Ness since 2005! The barbershop was founded by Leo Nguyen and Lynn Loung who have a combined total of 50 years of experience in cutting hair. Stop in for hair-care products or a gift certificate, they make the perfect stocking-stuffers! cutnedgebarbershop.com

+ EM Spa & Lashes Under new ownership, EM Nails, Spa and Lash offers manicures, pedicures, lash extensions and waxing services. Book an appointment for a little holiday self-care or pick up a nail kit or gift certificate. emnailslash.com

+ Ernesto’s Hairstyling Located in Van Ness, Ernesto’s is the perfect place to pick up some hair care products, styling tools or a gift certificate for a new year do! (202) 686-0580

+ Flagship Carwash Center Who doesn’t want to keep their car looking spiffy all year long? This year, Flagship is offering Carwash Coupon Books, Gift Certificates and Gift Baskets! Contact them directly to purchase at (202) 363-4960.

+ Headliner Hair Salon Headliner Hair does it all – hair cutting and styling, manicures and waxing! Stop in for a little pre-holiday sparkle or pick-up hair care products, nail kits and other beauty supplies to gift your squad. (202) 966-9662

+ MBR Coaching + Consulting for Growth, LLC The year 2020 has challenged even the most resilient. Coaching helps clarify purpose, deepen self-awareness, and spur growth that leads to greater fulfillment. MBR offers Coaching and Assessments for every stage of life: leadership, career, retirement, conflict resolution and growth. Contact Mary Beth Ray through her website www.MBRCoach.com.

+ Nail Avenue You’ll find friendly staff, professional service and a strict adherence to COVID safety protocols. Make an appointment for pre-holiday self-care mani-pedi or purchase a gift certificate for a friend. Located in Van Ness. (202) 966-6799

+ Omm Office Omm Office teaches mindfulness meditation in the vipassana and metta style of practice which embraces compassion for self and others, inquiry, nonjudgment, as well as mindful self-care. Learn more about this terrific local biz and their holiday gift certificates here. Located in Van Ness.

+ Revo Nails Revo Nail Spa in Van Ness offers quality service including manicures, pedicures, nail designs, massage and waxing. Call to arrange for a gift certificate: (202) 244-4373

+ Studio Tissue 8 Located in Van Ness, master seamstress and designer, Chris Cooper of Studio Tissue8 offers a variety of services including a signature Valet Service for Alterations. See Chris’s online shop featuring one-of-a-kind bags, tablecloths, pillow covers and framed art! studiotissue8.com/shop

+ Washington Photo Safari A gift certificate for a local photo safari or personalized one-on-one Zoom class makes the perfect gift for shutterbugs of all skill levels. Forest Hills resident and owner of Washington Photo Safari, David Luria has nearly 30 years of teaching experience and can help all skill levels. washingtonphotosafari.com

+ Zips Cleaners Not only will Zips in Van Ness dry clean your clothes, curtains and bedding, they’ll now wash and fold your laundry! Perfect way to prepare for a Holiday at Home! zips.com/washingtondcvanness

LOCAL FOOD & BEVERAGE: Gift Cards, Cocktail Kits, Bottles & Cases of Wine, Liquor, Family Meals and more.

+ Acacia Food & Wine A gift-card, special meal, curated selection of wines to-go or a house-made dessert make Acacia the perfect place to shop for your favorite foodie! acaciafoodwine.com

+ Bread Furst From artisan foods, gift baskets, gift cards and holiday sweets, pies and sides, Bread Furst will make your holidays brighter! www.breadfurst.com

+ Buck’s Fishing & Camping Give the gift of delicious food from Buck’s! See the menu and order here.

+ Calvert Woodley Fine Wines & Spirits Drawing devoted customers from near and far since 1982! CW has everything you need for the holidays, right up to the moment we ring in 2021. In addition to the best selection of wine, beer and liquor in town, you’ll find artisan cheese, coffee beans, gourmet foods, baked goods and more. Can’t decide? A gift card will be much appreciated by any recipient! calvertwoodley.com

+ Comet Ping Pong Find a super-fun selection of shoppable gifts from Comet! Gift cards for pizza & drinks or tshirts, hoodies, bags, hats, glasses, growlers and more can be ordered online, or contact them for pickup! cometpingpong.com/shop

+ I’m Eddie Cano This year I’m Eddie Cano’s Enoteca will have holiday gifts onsite and available for delivery. Think a curated selection of wine, gift cards, Panettone (Italian Christmas Cake) and more. And, they’re having a black Friday gift card sale! imeddiecano.com

+ Italian Pizza Kitchen Pizza, pasta, salads and house-baked dessert, sure to please a crowd! Contact for delivery:  (202) 364-1010

+ Laliguras Indian & Nepali Bistro Serving some of the very best Nepali and Indian food in DC, the menu at Laliguras is chocked full of authentic food made with love! Contact them for a gift certificate. laligurasdc.com

+ Little Red Fox Find a new kitchen staple, holiday present or goods from some of LRF’s favorite producers. A bottle of their signature apple butter or fan-favorite hot sauce makes a great present! littleredfoxdc.com

+ Muchas Gracias Delicious, authentic and award-winning, a gift certificate from Muchas Gracias in Forest Hills will satisfy even the pickiest gift-recipient! muchasgraciasdc.com

+ Rosemary Bistro Cafe Pick up a gift certificate good for eat-in dining, takeout or delivery! Don’t forget to order a few of their famous baguettes and croissants to have on-hand! rosemarydc.com

+ Sfoglina Show your love for Sfoglina! Gift cards, Italian textiles, branded T-shirts, aprons and more can be found in Sfoglina’s online shop. You can even book your NYE dinner table! sfoglinapasta.com/shop

+ Sheffield Wine & Liquor Shoppe Find the perfect beverage for your holiday table! Convenient, longtime staple in Forest Hills with a wide selection of wine, beer, liquor and non-alcoholic beverages.  (202) 966-5885

+ Tesoro Trattoria Pizzeria Grab a few gift certificates and a selection of wine to-go for the Italian-lover this holiday season! tesorodc.com

+ Thai Pad Thai Pad was founded in 2015 by a group of four families who envisioned a superior Thai dining experience for the residents of Van Ness. Beloved by the neighborhood, Thai Pad is the perfect place for takeout over the holiday season! thaipaddc.com

+ Uptown Market Uptown Market is the perfect place to find foodie gifts for everyone on your list! From gourmet coffee beans, wine, oils and vinegars, sweets and spreads – – they have it all! Can’t decide? A gift card is always the perfect fit! Order online and have it delivered to your door. Or, give the gift of wine with a subscription to Uptown Market’s wine club for the wine lover in your life. Learn more here.

+ Van Ness Liquors Super-convenient with extended hours (open late!) and free delivery within 2 miles, you’ll find your familiar favorites at VN Liquors! A bottle of bubbly or after dinner cognac make the perfect gift! (202) 363-7000

+ Viet Chopsticks Tired of turkey? Viet Chopsticks has a great selection authentic cuisine from Northern, Central and Southern Vietnam. Dine-in their beautiful dining room (at a safe distance), or order for take-out. Their extensive menu has something for everyone!! vietchopsticksdcrestaurant.com