You don’t have to break the bank for unique—and affordable—stocking stuffers or Hanukkah gifts. Find great gifts under $25 for everyone on your list in Alexandria, VA, the Shop Small headquarters of the D.C. region. From sweet treats like artisan chocolate made in Old Town to remembrances of 2020 like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Dr. Fauci ornaments, fill the stocking hung by the chimney with care with equally thoughtful and memorable gifts. In addition to masking up for in-person shopping, you can shop online and find curbside pickup options at many of the shops below.
Browse the Guide to Alexandria Holiday Shopping for even more shopping ideas.
Fun & Quirky
Scout pouch from Old Town Books: It hasn’t taken long for Old Town Books’ speckled shop dog Scout to become an Alexandria ambassador. Shop the indy bookstore for Scout swag like this colorful pouch or cross stitch kit.
RGB and Dr. Fauci ornaments from Red Barn Mercantile: What a year it’s been. Give a commemorative ornament honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg or America’s favorite physician, Dr. Anthony Fauci from Red Barn.
Socks from Old Town Sock Co.: Let your loved one’s personality shine with wild and wacky socks from Old Town Sock Co. Choose from funny to pop culture and from crew to ankle. You can feel good about giving the Official Alexandria Sock as a portion of the proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Learn more about the story behind the nautical-themed official sock here.
Kids & Teens
Book from Hooray for Books!: Give the teen in your life a new novel from one of Alexandria’s most beloved independent bookstores. Plus, find picture books, activity books, gifts and more at Hooray for Books!.
Plastic-free build and play set from Mason & Greens: Help make the earth a better place with build and play sets from Mason & Greens with themes ranging from outer space to rescue workers to rock stars.
Fashion & Beauty
Makeup from Bellacara: From lipstick to eyeshadow and everything in between, shop Alexandria’s only independent beauty boutique for perfect stocking stuffers.
Bath bomb from Your CBD Store: Give the gift of relaxation with CBD-infused bath bombs, from eucalyptus to lavender to lemongrass from Your CBD Store (must be 18 or older to browse).
Handmade soap and skincare from Truly-Life: From soap-infused loofahs to a pre-packaged Eco Skin Gift set, give handmade skincare made using natural and organic ingredients straight from the owner’s Alexandria garden.
Earrings from Gossypia: Find bold and unique earrings, folk art and more at Gossypia, an eclectic Old Town boutique.
Fashionable face mask from donna lewis: From polka dots to floral, find bold patterns and styles for every outfit with these reusable, and washable face masks with adjustable elastic straps from donna lewis.
Travel perfume from Sephora: Shopping for a dreamer who is ready to get back on the go? Shop easy-to-carry perfumes from Sephora.
Food & Drink
Chocolate from Fleurir Chocolates or Kilwins: Every stocking needs something sweet. Try Fleurir Chocolates’ Alexandria Bar, made with dark chocolate and candied espresso beans, or Kilwins’ signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge. Want more candy options? Check out Rocket Fizz, a soda pop and candy shop in Alexandria’s West End.
Popcorn from America’s Favorite Gourmet Popcorn: Delicious flavors with DMV connections abound. Pick from Mount Vernon Maple Glaze, Capitol Carmel, Beltway Old Bay and more.
Tea from The Spice & Tea Exchange: From Lemon Drop Mate tea to Lilac Lavender Black Tea, find your favorite loose-leaf teas at The Spice & Tea Exchange.
Wine from Wine Gallery 108: White, red or sparkling? You’ll find the perfect gift at Wine Gallery 108, your boutique wine shop and market in Old Town.
Coffee from Swing’s or Misha’s: Give more than just a cup of Java with coffee from one of Alexandria’s iconic roasters. Try Misha’s house espresso blend or or Swing’s dark roast Diplomat Blend. Not sure which they’ll prefer? Give a gift card.
Mug from the Alexandria Visitor Center: Need the perfect cup to go alongside a cup of morning coffee? Stop by the Alexandria Visitor Center for Alexandria and Virginia-themed mugs and more.
Need more inspiration? Check out our Guide to Alexandria Holiday Shopping.
Header Image Credits, left to right: Instagram accounts of Old Town Sock Co., Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post