2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts Under $50

For all you procrastinators out there looking for last-minute gifts, not to worry! Alexandria boutiques have unique gifts that fit perfectly in a stocking and your budget. Before you embark on a mad dash through the streets of Old Town in search of gifts,  check out our list of the top 5 extraordinary gifts under $50 for a convenient roundup of Alexandria’s top sure-to-please stocking stuffers.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Gifts for Pets

In Alexandria, we believe our pets deserve something special under the tree too. So why not show Fido a little extra love this holiday season with some of the city’s best gifts for pets? From plush dog beds to snazzy holiday sweaters and dapper accessories that are pure holiday card material, you won’t be able to resist pampering your pooch with presents from our list of Alexandria’s top 5 extraordinary gifts for pets!

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Extraordinary Alexandria Gifts

You say “Extraordinary,” I say “Alexandria!” For the person who loves Alexandria, why not give a gift that is distinctly our town—distinctly Alexandria? From signature mouthwatering treats to bright local art, home décor and apparel that proudly proclaim our Alexandria adoration, we’ve tracked down the top 5 extraordinary gifts that let you show your love for our extraordinary city!

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Seasonal Spirits: Cocktails and Festive Drinks for the Holidays

When temperatures start to fall, nothing warms you up like a cup of good cheer. Thankfully, Alexandria is practically overflowing with holiday spirit(s)! From special brews to festive cocktails, mulled wine and artisan cider, Alexandria restaurants and pubs are concocting and pouring yummy holiday drinks that will keep you toasty and toasting all the way to New Year’s.

Don’t want to be left out in the cold? Read on for our list of the top seasonal spirits in Alexandria! And of course, please drink responsibly (remember, too much eggnog got Grandma run over by a reindeer!).

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Handcrafted Gifts

The key to holiday gift giving? The best gifts are not mainstream or manufactured, but hand-picked and handmade. Thankfully, you don’t have to go far to find artisan-created gifts—Alexandria is a hotspot for handcrafted goods, from fine art to jewelry, clothing, skin care and more. Read on to see the one-of-a-kind products that made our list of the Top 5 Extraordinary Handcrafted Gifts from Alexandria! Continue reading

Christmas with the Washingtons: Your Guide to Christmas at Mount Vernon

No Christmas in Alexandria is complete without homemade hot cocoa, caroling and camels, am I right? That’s how George Washington, who called Alexandria home, liked to celebrate Christmas. You too can celebrate Christmas the Washington way this holiday season at Mount Vernon, our first president’s estate just south of Alexandria, where Washington’s family holiday traditions (and recipes) live on. Continue reading

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Extraordinary Gifts for Kids

When it comes to shopping, Alexandria has something for everyone, from fashion mavens to the tail-wagging crowd. What about tiny tots, you ask? Their eyes will be all aglow at the sight of the classic toys, books and more that made our list of the Top 5 Gifts for Kids from Alexandria! Continue reading