VIP Alexandria Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

VIP Alexandria Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

Hey there, VIP! Let's shop local!

What it is: Freshly Baked Stollen

Who it's for: The hostess with the mostess

Why we love it: This buttery, rum-flavored German Christmas bread is studded with almonds and raisins! It's the perfect Christmas morning munchie or late-night (just finished wrapping) snack!

Where you can find it:

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

2150 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, VA 22207

(703) 527-8394


What it is: Samantha Holmes Alpaca Slippers

Who it's for: The woman who spends her week hustling!

Why we love it: These slippers are so luxurious and cozy, she will never want them off her feet. They are perfect for icy mornings, cold floors and achy feet!

Where you can find it:

Mint Collective

101 S St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 312-5443


What it is: The Burro Buddy—as seen on Shark Tank!

Who it's for: Anyone who brags about having a green thumb

Why we love it: This organizational garden tray conveniently sits on top of your wheelbarrow! It holds all of your tools PLUS your drink. It even has a water resistant compartment for your cell phone!

Where you can find it:

** Little Burros is owned and operated by Alexandrians!


What it is: Kevin Murphy Shine Bright Gift Set

Who it's for: All Zoom meeting participants

Why we love it: Kevin Murphy's eco-friendly products are known for creating weightless, effortless locks... and they smell amazing!

Where you can find it:

Salon deZEN

118 N. Fayette St., Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 549-1400


What it is: Foldable fleece blanket

Who it's for: Dine local supporters

Why we love it: This blanket is easy to store and makes those chilly, outdoor dining experiences a bit more cozy and romantic.

Where you can find it:

Fish Market

105 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314


What it is: Craft Brew Club Membership

Who it's for: Lovers of craft beers

Why we love it: This local membership provides you with so much more than 12 new beers every month. You also receive a community via access to virtual beer tasting events.

Where you can find it:

Hops N Shine

3410 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305

(703) 566-1509


What it is: Bare Beauty Market Tote

Who it's for: Women on the go

Why we love it: This tote was handcrafted in Bangladesh by people who receive fair trade-certified wages. It's perfect for work, school, the gym and even the farmer's market!

Where you can find it:

Bare Beauty in the District

3410 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305

301 Hooffs Run Drive • Suite 23 • Alexandria

(202) 885-9980


What it is: Teas of the Season Gift Box

Who it's for: Tea lovers

Why we love it: This beautifully packaged collection of 9 premium loose-leaf teas

truly delights the senses! Includes Earl

Grey Creme, Hazelnut Cookie, Berry Bouquet, Cinnamon Plum, and Mystic Dragon PLUS a mesh scissor infuser and cinnamon sugar, amber rock sugar, and honey granules.

Where you can find it:

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Alexandria

320 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 312-8505


What it is: Designer Handbags

Who it's for: Fashionistas who deserve a little spoiling

Why we love it: Louis Vuitton Neverfull is just an example of what you can find when shopping consignment the right way... in the right place.

Where you can find it:

Mint Condition

103 S St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 836-6468


What it is: Picasso Tiles Marble Run Magnetic Set

Who it's for: Future engineers

Why we love it: This unique STEM set will help your little one create masterpieces with easy-to-use magnetic building blocks, complete with turns and tracks.

Where you can find it:

529 Kids Consign

122 S Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 567-4518


What it is: How Healthy People Eat

by Kristen Coffield

Who it's for: Mothers, sisters and friends who desire a healthy start to 2021!

Why we love it: This book, written by a local Alexandrian author, teaches us how to turn food into fuel for health and happiness, and includes ingredients that make cooking great (and simple) again.

Where you can find it:


What it is: All White Brit Boss High Tops

Who it's for: The shoe collector

Why we love it: Handmade by Italian artisans using white Italian leather, these limited edition shoes can be worn with suits to sweats!

Where you can find it:

Brit Boss Pop Up Store

Glynn Jones Salon


What it is: Free earrings w/ purchase over $50

Who it's for: When you shop small with this beloved Alexandria jewelry designer this holiday season, you can select a free pair of stunning, handmade earrings as a gift for yourself or a lucky lady!

Where you can find it:

Queen Bee Designs

825 South Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 329-6768


What it is: Sunmed Broad Spectrum - CBG Rich Neuro

Who it's for: The overachievers seeking an invigorating burst of 'let's get up and go!'

Why we love it: The emulsification process binds the oil to water molecules to deliver it rapidly throughout the body, providing you with a fresh and natural way to seize your day!

Where you can find it:

Your CBD Store Alexandria

301 S Washington St suite B, Alexandria, VA 22314

(571) 312-4705


What it is: Opalescence Go™ Teeth Whitening Treatment

Who it's for: Selfie queens

Why we love it: This revolutionary beauty product brings teeth whitening to a whole new level. Unlike most whitening products, Opalescence trays are clear and discreet.

Where you can find it:

The Office of Dr. Kathleen Mullaney, DDS FAGD

700 N Fairfax S. Unit 230, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 223-8287


What it is: Blue & Gray Chenille Shawl

Who it's for: Sophisticated women who enjoy a little extra layer of stylish during winter date nights and fireside cocktail hours.

Why we love it: This shawl is handcrafted by fair trade artisans in Ecuador. It is not only soft and warm, but a signature piece that will keep your friends envious all winter long!

Where you can find it:

Ten Thousand Villages

915 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 684-1435


What it is: The Old Fashioned Tee

Who it's for: Minimalist cocktail connoisseurs

Why we love it: This graphic tee is soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It’s comfortable and flattering for both men and women. This great statement piece can be worn paired with jeans or layered under a jean jacket or blazer. Don't forget your cocktail glass!

Where you can find it:

Whiskey & Kicks


What it is: At Home Reformer

Who it's for: Lovers of Pilates

Why we love it: Ready to workout from home? This convenient piece of equipment breaks down to fit under your bed and is portable. Paired with a 3-month subscription of LIVE and On-Demand classes by The Best of NOVA Pilates winner, you will stay sculp'd all year long! No home gym needed. No waitlist. Just... sculp'd!

Where you can find it:


1103 Queen St., Alexandria, VA 22314



What it is: MONTE Salon Quality Hair System

Who it's for: Local icons ready to channel their inner Jackie O!

Why we love it: Formulated by local celebrity, host of Say YES to the Dress Atlanta and licensed stylist Monte Durham, this system will ensure you look stunning in all of your holiday portraits! Pair it with a gift certificate to Salon MONTE and treat your mother, sister, best friend or wife to the FULL MONTE experience -- complete with filtered water hair washing, drying with fine cotton towels, cuts with Hikari scissors and only the highest quality products.

Where you can find it:


210 S. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 217-7077


What it is: Christine Lupo Custom Jewelry

Who it's for: Soon-to-be brides and lasting loves

Why we love it: Christine works with you (in-person) to curate unique, timeless and cherished pieces for every occasion. Her use of color, such as with this sapphire ring, will teach you 'the color of responsibility' in choosing ethically mined stones.

Where you can find it:

Christine Lupo



What it is: Pollux Hat

Who it's for: Creatives and trendsetters

Why we love it: This hat is hand-knit to order and the company donates many proceeds to The Washington Ballet... which is why it made our local list! Made using 100% Italian cashmere and featuring a close-fitting, fringe design, it is available in various colors. The company employs nearly 100 knitters who are all immigrants seeking out the American Dream.

Where you can find it:



What it is: Alexandria Pillow

Who it's for: Alexandria natives or those missing 'home'

Why we love it: This 18x18 decorative pillow features a vintage map of Del Ray and Old Town, including a few locations that have long since evolved into the thriving city we know today! The detailed nostalgia of this gift cannot be denied; a perfect piece to grace your favorite couch or chair year round!

Where you can find it:


2205 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 549-0813


What it is: Pasotti Handmade Italian Umbrellas

Who it's for: The adorable couple that everyone envies

Why we love it: These umbrellas are offered in a variety of colors, patterns and handle designs for both men and women. Each is packaged in a beautiful gift box, making it the perfect gift for the inevitable rainy day.

Where you can find it:

Patina Polished Living

605 Franklin St., Alexandria, VA 22315 (parking lot)

Previous Article Next Article