Last Minute Gift Ideas... And They're All Local!

2021 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide Curated by VIP Alexandria Magazine


Amen to the Garden - Dandelions to Dinner

Kimberly Cataldo Thompson

An Organic Garden Girl Cookbook - If you love eating and entertaining with nothing but the freshest foods, this is the book for you. Kim shares her love of family, gardening, and cooking through her vibrant photography and innovative recipes.

Where to find it:

Made in ALX Pop-Up Shop

1 Wales Alley, Alexandria, VA 22314

Damn Good Hot Sauce

Crum's Sauce

A Veteran-owned company that produces a line of Damn Good Sauces right here in Alexandria, VA. Makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer! A minimum of 5% of all annual sales is donated to the Green Beret Foundation.

Where to find it:

Village Hardware

7934 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308

Copper Mixing Bowl


Add a touch of luxury to your kitchen with this Copper Mixing Bowl. Made in France the quality of this mixing bowl is unmatched, composed of 100% copper and cast-iron handles. The perfect gift for the baker in your life.

Where to find it:


113 S. Columbus Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


A Parting Glass

Tess Banion

A deftly crafted and engaging story of hope and transformation, "A Parting Glass" showcases this local author's Tess flair for narrative-driven storytelling. One of those rare novels that will linger in the mind and memory of the reader long after the book itself has been finished.

Where to find it:

Download the digital book at or

Roundstone Rye 92 Proof Distiller's Edition

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.

This single-barrel rye is suitable for sipping or a dessert pairing. Look for bold sugar-cookie aromas and confectionery richness on the palate: vanilla, cocoa, hazelnut, maple sugar and mocha. The moderately long finish is marked by lemon peel and nutmeg.

Where to find it:

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.

120 W Main St., Purceville, VA 20132

*A list of local ABC stores that carry Catoctin Creek spirits can be found at

Antelope's Forest Long Sleeve PJ Set in Ruby

Print Fresh

This 100% organic cotton pajama set was thoughtfully designed as a reminder to take a few minutes every day for joy and laughter. Connect with this imaginary forest land for a moment of calm.

Where to find it:

Mint Collective

101 S St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314


The Castle Ring (Onyx)

Dean Davidson

The Castle Ring features a statement-making, baguette-cut gemstone in a setting reminiscent of the parapets found on the rooftops of castles. Inspired by the designer's Scottish heritage, this unique, multi-prong setting lifts the gemstone above the band- allowing light to permeate and giving a bright, ethereal glow to each stone.

Where to find it:

Patina Polished Living

605 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Sofia Slice Emerald Necklace

She's Unique

A petite emerald necklace under $100 for any special person in your life!

Where to find it:

She's Unique

205 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314



Hartjes shoes are amazingly comfortable. They will contour to the shape of your foot over time, providing a perfectly customized fit that will last for years.

Where to find it:

Comfort One Shoes

201 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314


Pottery Class

Ariane DSouza

Learn something new and fun! Take a class and learn how to throw plates, bowls, cups, and more on the wheel. Explore hand-building techniques or sculptural work in clay. The Art League Ceramics Studio boasts large, bright, and well-equipped studios.

Where to register:

305 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Original Artwork

Lisa Katic

Though most of the canvas creations on display at this Old Town boutique wine shop are the owner's work, Lisa Katic also features other artists at her business. All pieces are for sale and prints or originals are also available upon request.

Where to find it:

Wine Gallery 108

108 N Patrick St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Holiday and Greeting Card Sets

Kurt Anderson Studio

Holiday and Greeting card sets based on paintings by Kurt Anderson, or purchase the original paintings!

Where to find it:

Kurt Anderson Studio

Torpedo Factory, Studio 5

105 N. Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314


10-Week Session Gift Certificate

Music Together

Give the gift of musical bonding with your little one this holiday season! 10 weekly classes of singing, dancing, and instrument play led by a trained Music Together instructor. Can be applied to Fall, Winter, or Spring sessions.

Where to find it:

Teddy's Turmeric Tamer

Powers Products, LLC

An all-natural, holistic product that promotes the vitality and well-being of your pets -- particularly those with health ailments such as cancer, tumors, arthritis, inflammation and more.

Where to find it:

Made in ALX Pop-Up Shop

1 Wales Alley, Alexandria, VA 22314

First Night Alexandria Tickets

Alexandria’s holiday capstone event, First Night Alexandria, is coming back to Old Town on December 31, 2021. This signature New Year’s Eve celebration showcases and supports the performing and lively arts with a day and evening full of curated entertainment that is family-friendly and affordable.

Where to purchase tickets:


Gather Candle (Spruce Scented)

Aluminate Life

Add a little Cheer to your home or gift to someone else. This citrus-based holiday candle with Unakite crystals is made with therapeutic essential oils and hand-poured into re-usable barware.

Where to find it:

Twist Boutique

109 N Fairfax St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Hypnosis Programs

Dr. Eleni Boosalis

These one-on-one weight management and smoking cessation hypnotherapy programs with Dr. Boosalis include personalized in-person sessions and pre-recorded digital downloads.

Where to find it:

1900 Mt Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301

CBD Gift Bundles


Where to find it:

Your CBD Store - Alexandria

301 S Washington St. Suite B, Alexandria, VA 22314


Jumbo Waver

This game-changing Hair Waver will give you big beautiful waves with its large triple barrels. This beauty tool is a must-have!

Where to find it:

Salon deZEN

118 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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