Let’s face it, despite general good cheer, festive fun with the family and unlimited sweet treats, the holidays can be rough—especially for our wallets. The options get more extravagant each year, which makes creative and affordable presents hard to come by. With picks starting as low as $3, we have scoured local boutiques, tried-and-true chains and the depths of the internet, to bring you the top gifts for everyone on your list over the next couple of days. Here are our picks for the best gifts from local boutiques around Northern Virginia.
Clockwise from top right: Kestrel Weekend Bag, $278; Bishop Boutique, Alexandria. Whiskey Stones, $25; Red Barn Mercantile, Alexandria. Bull and Moose Colonel Bowtie, $99; bullandmoose.com. Taxidermy Clutch, $549.00; Bishop Boutique, Alexandria. Two Stone Bangle, $105; She’s Unique, Alexandria. Vintage Rare Hermes Scarf ‘Les Fetes Du Roi Soleil,’ $198; Current Boutique, Multiple NoVA locations. Sydney Hale Blue Spruce and Spearmint Candle, $32; Red Barn Mercantile, Alexandria.
Photos clockwise from top left: Billy Jealousy Marked IV Life Tattoo Care Kit, $40; Grooming Lounge, Tysons Galleria. Kiehl’s Lip Balm Set, $30; bluemercury.com. MARC by Marc Jacobs Red Leather Bianca Pochette Crossbody Purse, $125; Current Boutique, Multiple NoVA locations. Grooming Lounge ‘Greatest Shave Ever’ Kit, $29; Grooming Lounge, Tysons Galleria. Bracelets, $38 each; Bangles, 3 for $150; Rings, 3 for $25; rachelleceline.com. Nutcracker Tea, $79/person; every Saturday in December before Christmas; Ritz Carlton Tysons Galleria. Loren Hope Hex Studs in Iridescent, $48; Bishop Boutique, Alexandria. Asha by ADM cuff, $350; The Shoe Hive, Alexandria.