DC Mom's Blog 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We are thrilled to bring you our first annual holiday gift guide, featuring gift items and experiences from some of our favorite local businesses. These amazing gifts for kids and parents are sure to make your holidays extra special. Enjoy! 

Disclosure: This Gift Guide is brought to you by the businesses listed. We hope you enjoy learning about them and you consider including them in your holiday gift giving!



Best Gifts for Moms and Kids in DC



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Zumbini Class from Bouncing Bambini

Multiple locations across the DC area. Please contact for details!

Zumbini® classes are the perfect experience gift that all kids aged 0-4 will love! The gift of music, singing, laughter, and fun stays with your loved one forever, so it’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Give the special child in your life a gift certificate for a Zumbini® class or class pack. Choose any amount you would like to gift, and the child’s parents will receive an email containing a special code to redeem their gift certificate while registering for Zumbini® classes.



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Tinkergarten Outdoor Class

Multiple locations across the DC area.

Help your kids learn through outdoor play by gifting a Tinkergarten class! Tinkergarten offers classes for babies ages 6 to 18 months, and for children ages 18 months to 8 years, supporting all learners where they are. All classes are held outdoors at your local park.



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Smart Snackz Kids Meal Delivery Service

Online retailer based in Potomac, MD.

Do you know a family who’s pressed for time and searching for healthy meal options for their kids? We don’t know one who isn’t! Enter Smart Snackz, a new meal delivery service that offers nutritious lunches for children so you don’t have to worry about packing lunch. It’s the perfect gift for any busy family! 



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Gift Voucher from Escape Room Live

3345 M St NW
Washington DC 20007
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Give the gift of escape! Give a gift voucher for a visit to Georgetown’s Escape Room Live. The recipient will be able to schedule a session for up to a year from the date of purchase at any of their local locations. You’ll be the coolest gifter ever!



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Luke's Lobster Maine Lobster Kits

Multiple locations across the DC area.

With Luke’s Lobster’s ready-to-eat wild Maine lobster kit, you can now bring New England to the dinner table and make it a fun activity with the whole family. Available at Whole Foods and priced at $19.99 for a half pound of their prized knuckle and claw meat or $19.99 for 2 ready-to-cook lobster tails, each kit comes with a label featuring the exact harbor in Maine from where the lobster was caught.

Not looking to feast at home? Visit your local restaurant or the  Luke’s website to pick up a gift card for your favorite lobster fan.




Membership to FIT4MOM DC

Multiple locations across the DC area.

The perfect gift for a new mom! Give her a membership so she can attend unlimited Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre classes at any FIT4MOM DC location. It’s the perfect opportunity for her to get in shape and build her mom tribe.



My Gym Membership

5110 Ridgefield Rd
Bethesda, MD 20816
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11325 Seven Locks Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
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Start healthy habits early in life with a membership to My Gym Bethesda or My Gym Potomac! Both locations offer awesome kids’ fitness classes, camps, and parties. Gift options include $25 off Lifetime Membership and $10 off your first month at either of these locations. 



Beautycounter Shimmer & Shine Body Set

Online retailer based in Washington, DC.

Give the special mom in your life Beautycounter’s Shimmer & Shine Set. The products offer gentle exfoliation, nourishing moisture, and a hint of bronzing shimmer to leave skin smooth and radiant all over. 

Set includes the Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa, Sugar Scrub in Lemongrass (made the good list!) and the Glow Shimmer Oil. It comes in a chic ivory box for effortless holiday gifting.

Special Offer for DCMB Readers

Email Elizabeth Reid directly for free shipping on your holiday orders! 



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Vintage Map with Custom Calligraphy

Online retailer based in Washington, DC.

Choose from hundreds of original vintage maps with which local artist Abby Welch will personalize with a calligraphy quote of your choosing. Most maps are trimmed to standard framing size and easy to frame. They make wonderful hostess gifts and add a unique flair to any home decor!



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Winter Camp at Badlands Playspace

5200 Randolph Rd
Rockville, MD 20852
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Give the gift of adventure this holiday season! Children ages 5-9 are invited to join us December 26th – 28th for Badlands Winter Camp. This drop off program will run from 9 AM – 3 PM each day and includes all activities, snacks, lunch, and a camp t-shirt. Email [email protected] or find more information on the Badlands website



Bonus Gift Idea!

British Swim School of Central Maryland (various locations throughout Maryland)

Still searching for something special for your little ones? Give the gift of learning to swim and be comfortable and confident in the water through a class at British Swim School! They offer classes for children ages 3 months and up, with ongoing admission at 10 local pools.