15 Gifts To Wow Every D.C. Guy, From Hill Workers To Artsy Types

Picking the perfect holiday gifts for all the men in your life is no easy feat. Shopping for brothers, boyfriends, and best guy pals can be full of mystery — which can lead to some regrettably generic buys at the last minute (socks and a tie, anyone?).
But, here at R29, we know the men we hold near and dear deserve some truly personal, thoughtful presents. So, to make the gifting game a little easier, we've created a one-of-a-kind guide tailored to D.C.'s archetypal men — the political wonks, the artsy types, the passionate sports fans, and everyone in between. All you have to do is figure out where the fella in question best fits in — and he will, we promise! — and you're guaranteed to find a present as cool and special as he is. After all, everybody appreciates a killer gift.
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The Capitol Hill Wonk

The Cordial Churchman Bennett Bow Tie, $29, available at The Cordial Churchman.
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Few Spirits Rye Whiskey, $59.99, available at Binnys.
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Warby Parker Paley Blue Marblewood Sunglasses, $95, available at Warby Parker.
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The Eckington Artsy Type

CB2 Wood Bike Storage, $49.95, available at CB2, 3307 M Street NW; 202-333-6204.
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Hugh & Crye Rushmore Shirt, $85, available at Hugh & Crye, 3212 O Street NW, #5; 202-250-3807.
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Monocle Magazine Five-Issue Gift Subscription, $72.34, available at Monocle.
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The Foggy Bottom Diplomat

Will Leather Goods Kent Messenger Bag, $350, available at Will Leather Goods.
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Men's Travel-Ready Starter Kit, $39.50, available at Kiehl's Since 1851, 3110 M Street NW; 202-333-5101.
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo, $27, available at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW; 202-364-1919.
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The Navy Yard Sports Fan

Washington Nationals Vintage-style 1952-1960 Washington Senators Fitted Cap, $24.99, available at MLB Shop.
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Yuji Yamada "Rhythm" Print, $24-$1200, available at 20x200.
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J.Crew Cotton Wide-Stripe Hoodie, $88, available at J.Crew.
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The Shaw Foodie

New York Mouth Holiday Indie Food Gift Collections, $50-$300, available at New York Mouth.
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Leif Rosewood Serving Knife, $22, available at Leif.
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Peregrine Espresso Holiday Gift Box, $45, available at Peregrine Espresso. See all area locations here.