Gift Guide from Your Neighbors 15

Recommendations from Movers and Shakers of Potomac

’Tis the season for holiday merriment and gift giving! As the saying goes, it’s the thought that counts. Here is a gift guide with recommendations from your neighbors – local movers and shakers. Enjoy!

Jim McWhorter and Yasmin Abadian, owners of the Market at River Falls

Jim McWhorter and Yasmin Abadian, the couple behind the Market at River Falls have suggested some great gift ideas. Gift baskets are always a winning choice to show your appreciation for that special someone. Moreover, these assorted gift baskets are as delightful as they are delectable. A fine example is their wine and cheese basket which features high-quality cheeses, dynamic wines, rosemary crackers, and scrumptious cherry jam. The Market at River Falls can handpick items for your basket, a tailor-made curation to fit the preferences of your loved one. Specialty food products even include local products from the Potomac area. The Market at River Falls features gourmet food that is wholesome, healthy and as fresh and unprocessed as possible and, most importantly, delicious. Market at River Falls is famous for their extensive catering menu of organic veggie platters, roasted turkey, salmon platters, and more. Whether it’s something simple like a few side dishes or a complete holiday meal with ham or prime rib and all the trimmings, the friendly staff at the Market at River Falls are ready to make your entertaining simple and delicious. Give yourself the gift of serving their gourmet eats so you can host your holiday party stress-free and make precious moments with friends and family. Learn more at

Good Earth

Good Earth is not just good, it’s great! Good Earth is Potomac’s neighborhood garden center. It has been a mainstay in the community for nearly 40 years. Good Earth’s Christmas trees are spectacular and will always make your holiday bright with twinkling lights and the fresh smell of pine. Good Earth can even deliver your Christmas tree and install it for you. Leave the work to owner Dave and his elves so you can focus on the fun part: trimming the tree. They carry fraser fir, Turkish fir, grand fir, Douglas fir, concolor and a limited number of blue alpine trees. For your friend with a green thumb or the budding gardener, Good Earth offers various gardening classes covering a wide variety of topics. Consider giving the gift of the gardening experience. One of the most popular classes is the container gardening class where students learn how to arrange plants in an artful way displayed in a large terracotta planter perfect for welcoming guests on your front porch. Learn more at

Dr. Morris Smiles

Dr. Jonathan A. Morris, D.D.S., P.C., of Dr. Morris Smiles practices general, cosmetic and implant dentistry. His priority is to deliver compassionate care while educating patients about oral health and treatment options while maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime at his full-service dental practice. Dr. Morris recommends Opalescence Go as a holiday gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself. Opalescence Go is a cost-effective and easy-to-use method to quickly whiten teeth that can be used as a standalone system or a great way to touch up between professional in-office whitening treatments. For the patient who wants a beautiful white smile that lasts, this is essential. Opalescence Go is comfortable and adapts to any smile. It comes in melon and mint flavors. For more information, visit