Washington DC Christmas Gift Ideas

Trying to find a unique Christmas gift for someone special in your life? Experiences like hot air ballooning, a craft cocktail tour or a dinner cruise make an unforgettable gift. Find a gift in Washington DC today!

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  • Top Things to Do in DC for Christmas

    Looking for unique Christmas gift ideas in DC, or fun things to do during the festive season?

    Find out just what it means to "live large" in Washington DC with Virgin Experience Gifts's collection of unforgettable experiences! Don't put just any ol' gift under the tree. Finish up your online holiday shopping by giving something that will be truly unforgettable. Have family coming into town and want to make their stay extra-memorable? Check out the city's many festive Christmas events — as well as 'everyday' things to do in DC that really leave a lasting mark!

    Once you've strolled merry cobblestone streets, sipped hot cocoa, marveled at twinkling light displays, and heard an endless chorus of carols — why not add some outside-the-box memory-making to your "Christmas in DC" checklist? With a range of exciting activities available both seasonally and year-round, it's easy to find something for everyone. And Virgin Experience Gifts is your one-stop shop to do it in just a few clicks! Our Christmas gifts in Washington DC include anything from fun city tour excursions, delectable ways to taste your way through town, heart-pounding outdoor adventures, scenic ways to wine and dine, bucket list ambitions, and much more. All sure to make the season extra-merry and bright for family, friends or a special someone!

    Hosting visitors for the holidays? They might delight in any number of fascinating guided tours in DC. Monuments, histories and riveting mysteries aren't the only hot topics that Washington DC tours have to offer. The District and its surrounding areas are some of the hottest hubs for great food and drink! So stuff a stocking with the invitation to explore the likes of Old Town Alexandria, Dupont Circle, U Street, Georgetown, Eastern Market, Little Ethiopia or Capitol Hill on a tasty DC tour. And for those who may be more into full-on sightseeing around the nation's capital instead of sipping and sampling — be sure to check out holiday gift ideas that feature snapping photographs or riding Segways!

    Of course, our Washington DC Christmas gifts offer the chance to admire the many sights and sounds in and around the city in other ways, too! Take 'em to the skies to enjoy unrivaled views from the cockpit of a scenic plane ride. Or drift over gorgeous landscapes in the basket of a tranquil hot air balloon flight, taking in scenery like the Blue Ridge Mountains, Eastern Shore, vineyards, Appalachian Mountains, and Shenandoah River. Hunting for a romantic holiday gift idea in DC? Virgin Experience Gifts's array of cruises are a perfect present to wrap up for a special pair. Check out exquisite things to do in Washington DC as a twosome like lunch and dinner boat rides on the Potomac River aboard a luxury yacht; remarkable sail boat rides on the Chesapeake Bay; and fascinating cruises out to the historic Mt. Vernon area.

    For those folks you're online holiday shopping for who perhaps prefer a wee bit more adrenaline under the tree — look no further than action-packed Christmas gifts in DC! Give them something to look forward to when warmer weather rolls around with kayaking and rafting presents. Cross off big bucket list wishes with experience gifts like airplane flying lessons or real race car driving! Further defy gravity with the likes of skydiving or biplane thrills. And many more adventurous options that will add some seriously jolly jingles to any day!

  • 5 Best Washington DC Holiday Gifts

    Skip the malls and deck someone's halls with these top Christmas gifts in DC, that are just a click away from being under the tree!

    When it comes to getting your online holiday shopping done, nobody makes it easier for you than Virgin Experience Gifts — especially when it comes to finding great gifts in Washington DC. Check out our five most popular experiences that folks are wrapping up this year. Then find someone on your Christmas shopping list whose season will be all the more merry and bright when they open one of the options below!

    1. Capitol Hill Food Tour
    Stroll along the gorgeous streets of DC's 200+ year old Capitol Hill neighborhood. Discover the area's rich history and influences, all while delighting in tasty samples. This 3.5-hour tour features stops at up to five local venues, and is the perfect Christmas gift in DC for a resident or visitor who doubles as a history-buff or foodie.

    2. Chesapeake Bay Sailing Cruise
    Whisk a lucky recipient away on an enchanting H2O outing. Voted the "#1 Tour of the Bay" by DC's What's Up Magazine, a Christmas present like this will not disappoint! The experience entails a 1.5-hour cruise aboard Crab Royale, an Irwin 40 MKII sloop. Guests may enjoy complimentary beverages, with the option to bring their own alcohol and snacks aboard as well. The scenery of the Bay simply cannot be beat. Nor can this incredible Washington DC gift idea for the holidays!

    3. Learn to Fly in Washington DC
    Make someone's lifelong dream a reality! This flying experience in DC is second to none for those who wish to soar sky-high. As an introductory lesson, this discovery flight will teach a beginner the basics of aviation with a brief ground orientation, pre-flight inspection, and in-flight instruction beside an FAA certified pilot. Look no further for the best stuffer ever to hit a stocking this holiday season!

    4. Ultimate Zip Line Adventure Course
    Glide among the treetops of Rock Creek Park at what USA Today  has deemed one of the "10 Best Zip Line Courses in the USA!" With six zip line sections and 44 crossings spanning over 2,000 feet of excitement and obstacles — it's easy to see why! This is a great Christmas gift in DC for anyone 10 years old and over, so it's also an ideal holiday present idea for a family.

    5. Private Wine Education Tour
    Send a friend or family member to Virginia's wine country. An escape to the Philip Carter Winery is a Washington DC Christmas gift that can't be beat. Guests will enjoy a private tour of the vineyard and facilities, followed by an exclusive class in the King Carter Suite. The experience finishes up with an exquisite picnic lunch on the grounds, featuring locals cheese, cured meats, chutney and chocolates. 

  • Action-Packed Holiday Ideas!

    Get in on DC Christmas gifts that deck the halls with bouts of extra adrenaline!

    If nice 'n' easy is a far cry from a gift-getter's preferred pace — you're in luck! Virgin Experience Gifts proudly offers a slew of sleigh-worthy adventures, perfect for that person who craves a good rush. From high-flying to deep-diving, engine-revvin' to rip-roaring, you're sure to find the best way to bring tidings of craziness and joy!

    For the folks who have an affinity to get out on the water, there are plenty of ways to stuff their stockings with the ultimate splash this holiday season. Set their hearts racing with glee over kayaking the Shenandoah or Monocacy Rivers, with the option of tastes of whiskey or craft beers to boot along the way! Or for a unique twist on a kayaking Christmas present in Washington DC, paddle along by the light of the moon. Want to take the aquatic action up a tick? Just add white water! Whether rafting with a group or trying a kayak lesson on for size in unruly waters, there's bound to be nothing but smiles all around, once back on solid ground.

    Speaking of which, Virgin Experience Gifts offers plenty of exhilarating ways to play by land, too. What has four wheels and hundreds of horsepower under the hood? Only the most amazing race car driving Christmas gifts in DC, of course! Watch someone's face light up brighter than the most dazzling holiday display when they unwrap the chance to race a real Ferrari at Summit Point Raceway! While you're at it, get 'em into the driver's seat of other hot exotics like Lamborghinis, Porsches or Audis. And if you have a NASCAR fan on your hands, no holiday present near Washington DC will make them happier than burnin' stock car rubber in nearby Dover or Richmond! Putting the pedal to the metal with Indy and Formula 2000 driving experiences are also available to meet your gift-giving needs for a car-guru.

    Care to dare someone to go sky-high? Take your gifting game to new heights with flying experience gifts that far out-do Santa's sleigh. With wild 'n' crazy air-ventures, there's no stopping the merry memories that will be made miles overhead! Wrap up an airplane flying lesson in a Cessna or WWII biplane. Invite someone to defy gravity and tour the Outer Banks by helicopter, T6 Texan Warbird or biplane. Want to add a wee bit more heart-pounding to the mix? An aerobatic biplane thrill ride that boasts loops, dives, figure-eights and more is sure to do the trick. Of course, there's always the option to go plane-free, with the likes of extreme experiences like skydiving or solo freefall lessons!

    And for an adventure that's truly once-in-a-lifetime material, blow someone's mind with the excitement that comes with getting a golf lesson beside a real PGA pro-ho-ho! With unique Washington DC Christmas gifts like these, it's easier than ever to spread holiday cheer year after year.