15 Must-Have Gifts From Alexandria Businesses

15 Must-Have Gifts From Alexandria Businesses

Here in Alexandria, the Shop Small, Shop Local Movement is alive and well! The people of our city love to support small businesses all year round, but this is especially true during the holiday season! This is why VIP worked with 15 Alexandria businesses to curate our 4th Annual Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide! 


1. Pick-Up Truck Ornament | The Old Town Shop

104 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA



This adorable red pick-up truck ornament is one of many in our collection of beautifully handcrafted solid brass local ornaments, made in the USA, and featured in our Holiday Collection. Browse unique Virginia-made, hand-painted wood ornaments depicting Old Town Alexandria's historic homes, plus custom OTX merchandise, kitchenware, toys, and locally sourced foods. You will find perfect gift ideas and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!  Shop in-store or online.


2. Little Memories Pendant + Earrings Set | Ten Thousand Villages

915 King Street, Alexandria, VA


Featuring a hydrangea petal set in sterling silver, the Little Memories Pendant is a special gift for a loved one who adds something memorable to every day. This necklace is handcrafted by the artisans working with Manos Amigas, our fair trade partner helping small workshops across Peru find new markets for their products and supporting health and education in maker communities.


3. 12 Days of Holiday Wine | Woodlawn Press Winery

8773-B Cooper Road, Alexandria, Va 22309

'Tis the season with the Woodlawn Press Winery 12 Days of Holiday Wine! This package comes with twelve 375ml bottles (half the size of a regular 750ml wine bottle) showcasing a variety of our white, red, and fruit wines.  You'll find flavors like their PB&J Mead, Watermelon Moscato, and Santa's Spiced Jolly Juice to enjoy this Holiday season.


4. Holistic Hair Studio

1433 Powhatan St, Alexandria, VA 22314


This family friendly organic hair salon that delivers holistic care with each service also offers hair care products that are all non-toxic, organic, vegan & ethically sourced.  They can be purchased at the salon or online.


5. Bust Cancer Candle | ALX Community

Waterfront: 201 N Union St Suite 110, Alexandria, VA

Atrium: 277 S Washington St Suite 210, Alexandria, VA

ALX Community, in partnership with Isle & Wilde, have launched Burning Causes - candles that give back!  ‘Bust Cancer’ smells like pear, clove and sandalwood and burns for 35-40 hours. Proceeds from each candle go to The National Breast Center Foundation to fund life-saving services for people in our community affected by breast cancer.


6. Cocktail Kits To-Go | Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

401 E Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA


Looking for a great stocking stuffer for the cocktail-lover? Order Lena's Cocktail Kits to-go for delicious cocktails - Limoncello Martini or Calabrese Margarita - with zero effort!


7. Douglas Fir Scented Soy Wax Candle | ISO Candles

230 Aspen Street Alexandria, VA

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Light this Douglas Fir scented soy wax candle in your home and you could easily get away with an artificial Christmas tree without anyone even thinking twice. Smelling like a fresh cut pine, this candle is destined to get you excited to hang lights and ornaments.


8. Ever You Holiday Gift Set | Cynthia Santana Hair Studio

301 Hooffs Run Drive, Studio 9, Alexandria, VA


Enjoy a custom created Ever You Holiday Gift Set! Select three Ever You Hair Care Products and receive 20% off total price. Comes in a festive gift bag and includes a complimentary ornament.


9. Mix + Match Skincare Products w/ Complimentary Gift Wrapping | Aiyana Atelier 

112 S Fayette St, Alexandria, VA


Perfectly paired items from $25-$200 for everyone on your list, little to big, men and women! Featuring favorites including PCA Skin, Patchology, Revitalash and more! If you pick up in the studio we have a gift wrapping station to customize your gift.


10. 3D Wooden Puzzle Model | Pink + Brown Boutique

1129 King St, Alexandria, VA

Ready to amaze friends and family with this fun to build and functional brain teasing 3D Wooden Puzzle Model that is also a functional interactive music box? It looks just like the picture when put together! These laser-cut puzzles are DIY so kids and adults gets to put it together as a hobby activity that is mentally stimulating and can be displayed as home decor. Great for men, women, boys and girls, this quiet do-it-yourself activity is perfect for the entire family. Recommended by Nou Nou Nanny.


11. Personal Training Packages | GetFit Studio

277 S Washington St. SUITE 120, Alexandria, VA

Give the gift of fitness!  10% off new Personal Training Packages purchased before the end of the year. Email info@getfitstudiova.com.



12. Ponyfull | Salon deZEN

118 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA

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Up your ponytail game this holiday season with Kitsch’s PONYFULL accessory. This magical product helps you create a fuller, thicker, more voluminous ponytail or topknot.


13. Old St. Nick Ti Penso Plate | Boxwood

128 S Royal St, Alexandria, VA


When you see a red bird, know a loved one is near. Ti penso, meaning "Thinking of you," symbolic on the Old St. Nick Ti Penso Plate, is a gentle reminder that our loved ones are watching over us. The Ti Penso Plate comes packaged in a beautiful Vietri gift box. Inspired and handcrafted by artisans in Tuscany, Italy.


14. Electric Lime Bag | Wild Gardenia Boutique

301 Hooffs Run Drive, Studio 9, Alexandria, VA


This Electric Lime Bag is a bold retro-infused shoulder bag. The chunky silver shoulder strap is removable, allowing this to double as a clutch. Purchase online!


15. Muzen OTR Metal Portable FM Radio Bluetooth Speaker | Alexandria Lighting + Design 

444 S Pickett St, Alexandria, VA


This Muzen OTR Metal Portable FM Radio Bluetooth Speaker has a classic metal surface and  is a retro looking salute to 1950s old fashion. With build in the modern technology speaker, enjoy relaxed time from Muzen bluetooth speaker!

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