Last Minute Holiday Gifts in Foggy Bottom

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum has a collection of gift options for every budget.

Charming felted ornaments are among the gifts on offer at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum.
Charming felted ornaments are among the gifts on offer at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum. (William Atkins/GW Today)
December 07, 2018

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum shop has the antidote to holiday shopping stress, with a broad selection of textiles, toys and accessories right on the Foggy Bottom campus. Museum shop director Brie Williams took GW Today through a selection of options for everyone on your list.

The shop will be open for special holiday hours Dec. 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and, like the university, will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. Visit the museum website for additional hours and information.

mywalit card holder

MyWalit Credit Card Holder
$26.50

This vibrant leather cardholder gives handy access to credit cards and a transparent window perfect for a GWID or SmarTrip card. Available with a soft Nappa leather finish in an array of colors.


kilim earrings

kilim cufflinks

Kilim earrings and cufflinks
$10 / $55

Anatolian kilims serve any number of purposes for their nomadic makers—including decoration—and these laser-cut earrings and custom enamel cufflinks are another reimagining. Based on pieces from the museum's collections.


washington a-z book

“Washington DC from A-Z,” Alan Schroeder with illustrations by John O’Brien
$17.95

Discover little known lore, hidden history and quotable quotes about Washington, D.C.—from the aluminum tip of the towering Washington Monument to the marble bathtubs in the Capitol building’s basement. The end papers feature a comprehensive map of the District for tourists and locals alike.


tiny eye earrings

Tiny Eye Earrings
$30

These post earrings from Israel feature a design traditionally supposed to ward off the evil eye. Rendered in 18 karat gold over brass.


solmate socks

Solmate Socks
$24

Kids may not love socks in their stockings, but adults often do—especially when they’re this fun and eco-friendly, made from 100 percent recycled cotton blend yarns.


bukina fasa necklace

Bukina Fasa Bead Necklace
$16

The beads in these chic, vibrant necklaces are handcrafted from traditional African fabrics by women artisans.


sushi socks

Sushi Socks
$15

Do not eat!


posters for change

“Posters for Change,” Princeton Architectural Press
$25

This collection of 50 tear-out posters is made for, and by, people raising their voices in a time of unprecedented political activism and resistance.


platters and boards

“Platters and Boards,” Shelly Westerhausen
$24.95

Author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy). This visual cornucopia of a cookbook is a guide to entertaining with style.


ornaments

Felt Ornament
$16

All felted ornament designs are original handmade works by Central Asian artists and Silk Road Bazaar.  

Stuffed Animal Ornament
$12

These lively ornaments are handmade in Uganda by a women’s co-op working to support their children, making each fair trade purchase from Ornaments 4 Orphans a way to support global artisans and vulnerable children.

 

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