It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And while shopping and gifts aren’t the reason for the season, it is the season of giving and making others smile through gift giving! My favorite part of gift giving is thinking of unique gifts and there’s no better way to find unique gifts than shopping at your local Alexandria and Northern Virginia boutiques and supporting small businesses! For #plaidfriday#blackfriday#smallbusinesssaturday and every day in between until December 25 these are some great picks for the season! Enjoy, stay safe, and happy shopping!
Refresh Face Mask Set
I love DMaran masks and headbands and when ordering they arrive smelling so divine! When I found out the designer puts a little extra love by spraying Pure White Rosewater from Nourish and Refine, I became a fan of their sprays and natural products! They’ve collaborated on the perfect gift set!
Custom Resin Tray
Meg Biram is a local muralist and artist and offers so many unique products that have her special touch and talent. Besides offering hand painted ornaments for the season, these custom resin trays are the perfect gift this season! Purchase and customize the pieces that subtly describe that special person and it becomes a unique piece for their home or office that stands the test of time.
Old English Pendant
Love wearing that cool girl stack of jewelry? Then She's Unique Jewelry is the best the place to get it! Jewelry with initials is a great way to celebrate yourself or another special person in your life.
Headband and Mask Set
If you’re in Alexandria you’ve probably seen locals wearing a DMaran mask and/or headband! The masks are the best quality, safe, and designed for easier breathability. And if you’re new fashion style includes matching masks and accessories DMaran is a great stylish and safe gift!
Printed Multipurpose Bags
Twist Boutique sells beautiful consigned finds but I always find beautiful knick knacks and gifts when browsing like this set of multipurpose bags!
Personalized Watercolor Prints
Since moving to Alexandria I like highlighting the uniqueness of the City in my home and Me_And_Mary Shop is where you can find personalized watercolor prints to showcase that pride! And not just focused on Alexandria, you can give a new homeowner a print of their new home, personalize holiday gift tags, or personalize cards for any occasion!
Ole Henriksen Skincare
When my face started having a reaction to wearing masks I searched everywhere for a new skincare routine and got a great recommendation of Ole Henriksen from Sephora Alexandria, the store right on King street just opened this year and has knowledgeable staff and great holiday shopping deals for the beauty lovers in your life or some self‑care for yourself!