Looking for the perfect gift for your partner, friend or family member? Shop in person and online this holiday season in Alexandria, VA, the Shop Small headquarters of the D.C. region and one of the Most Magical Christmas Towns Across the World according to Oprah Magazine. Be inspired by the holiday offerings at nearly 50 of Alexandria’s independent boutiques including curbside pick-up, shipping, private appointments and more. Find more ideas with our roundups of online stores, Black-owned businesses and more.
Enter the Alexandria Santa-gram Giveaway each week through Dec. 20 with your receipts from retailers in this guide and you could win one of 5 weekly personalized video greetings from Santa.
Scroll through the guide below or browse boutiques by category:
Searching for gift ideas for the kid—or kid-at-heart—in your life? From puzzles and games the whole family will enjoy to DIY chemistry and art kits that will keep kids occupied for hours, find it here.
Independent bookstores are having a moment, and we’ve got two small and mighty ones with cult-like followings in Old Town. Get the literary lover in your life a new novel to curl up with this holiday season. Find a page-turner
Shopping for a four-legged family member or the pet-lover in your life? Alexandria is home to several dog and cat boutiques where you can stock up on toys, treats and pet-themed holiday gifts. For Fido
Shopping for someone crafty? Alexandria is a maker’s dream destination with boutiques devoted to sewing, knitting and more. Buy a DIY to-go kit. Find a new pattern. Grab a cross-stitching stocking stuffer. Give creativity
For the friend who always finds the antique store when traveling, loves one-of-a-kind finds and is obsessed with Mad Men. Shop Alexandria’s dozens of boutiques devoted to items that have aged to perfection.
Sprinkled into our independent shopping scene in Old Town are national brands you love like Anthropologie, Lululemon, Patagonia, West Elm and Warby Parker. Find favorites
Parking in Old Town
Need tips on where to park in Old Town? From street parking to information on lots and garages, many which are just $5 on evenings and weekends, learn more.
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