Best Alexandria Shops for Last Minute Gifts

December 5, 2021 | Inside Alexandria | By: The Goodhart Group

The big day is almost here! If you are feeling a bit behind in your holiday shopping, we are here to help! Below is round-up of our team’s favorite Alexandria shops to score last-minute holiday gifts for everyone on your list!

For the Man in Your Life

For your favorite beer lover, how about a gift card to Port City Brewing at 3950 Wheeler Avenue? He can use it to purchase his favorite six-pack or growler to take home or in the Brewery itself with some buddies.

Help your man celebrate Virginia’s oldest industry with a trip to John Crouch Tobacconist at 215 King Street. This shop, homes the DC area’s largest humidor, offers an amazing assortment of cigars, pipes, and accessories. You will find brands such as Opus X, Padron, Cohiba, Ashton cigars, and Fribourg & Treyer snuffs.

If the man in your life needs some pampering, visit The Gentlemen’s Quarters at 105 South Union Street. Pick up some of their fine grooming products or a gift card for their array of grooming services for men, from haircuts and shaves to nail care and massage.

For men’s clothes, we like The Lucky Knot, right at the foot of King Street by the water. It has well-known “preppier” brands such as Barbour, Peter Millar, Sperry, Vineyard Vines, and Smathers and Branson. The Lucky Knot also has women’s clothing next door!

For that Special Lady

Mixing classic and iconic styles with fashion-savvy trends, Bishop Boutique at 815 King Street is a chic and intimate sanctuary for the fashion-savvy, offering a unique selection of clothing, shoes, accessories, and seasonal flair in their micro-department store.

If you are in need of some bling this year, visit Kings Jewelry at 609 King Street. This small “gem” of a shop has been in business for more than 60 years. Here you will find a dazzling offering of jewelry, watches, giftware such as picture frames, vases, and crystal bowls from the finest names in the industry.

Need of stocking stuffers? Stop by Bellacara at 1000 King Street. There you will find high-end cosmetic, skin, and hair care products from all of today’s trendsetting companies – Bumble and Bumble, Clarin’s, Kevyn Aucoin, Kiehl’s, and many more.

Another spot for women’s clothing is the Hive on Cameron Street. The Hive, which is mostly clothing (and an amazing collection of designer jeans). The same folks behind the Hive also recently opened a men’s store called Yellowjacket that’s worth checking out as well!

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For the Hostess with the Mostest

While Red Barn Mercantile offers furniture and home design, its offerings of specialty gift items can’t be beaten. If you need a last-minute hostess gift, this is your stop. We particularly love this Alexandria pillow below.


Alexandria, Virginia PillowFor decor and other gift items, check out Goldfinch at 806 N. Fairfax Street, Goldfinch is located on the North end of Old Town and has decor items as well as a variety of fun items like candles, linens, jewelry, barware, and gourmet food and drink items.

For clothes in Del Ray, try Kiskadee at 2205 Mount Vernon. They offer a range of prices and everything from cocktail dresses to party shoes, Kiskadee is the perfect place to get a whole outfit. Kiskadee also offers fabulous gifts and accessories which make great gifts for the holiday. Open since 2007, Kiskadee’s bright yellow storefront is a landmark on Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray.

For cool and funky cocktail glasses, try The Hour at 1015 King Street. The Hour is especially a great spot for hostess or housewarming gifts. Most of the glassware is one of a kind from the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s. Cocktail shakers, trays, bowls, pitchers, and decanters are also available at this charming shop.

For the Kids

Whistle Stop Hobbies, a family-owned, toy and hobby shop, is sure to delight any child (or child at heart). Find all of the popular brands on your child’s list including Lionel trains, Legos, and Thomas the Tank, plus a wide assortment of remote control cars, planes, and helicopters, die cast cars and military pieces, rockets, models, paints, scenery and more.

Hooray for Books! is an independent bookstore at 1555 King Street. Young and old readers will delight in this store. The staff members pride themselves on their recommendations so it’s the perfect stop if you’re unsure of what to get for the little one in your life.

Penny Post
Penny Post, a card and stationery store at 1201 King Street, has a fun selection of quirky gifts and board games.

For the Pet Lover

Nature’s Nibbles at 2601 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray is your one-stop for anything for your pet or pet lover. Here you will find a wide variety of all-natural pet food and treats, along with grooming supplies, leashes, collars, and more. FYI Nature’s Nibbles also offers an onsite dog bath with everything needed to get Fido thoroughly cleaned, including hypoallergenic shampoo.

Good luck with your last-minute holiday shopping. We hope you like our recommendations of Alexandria shops to scour! If you need any other recommendations in Alexandria or beyond, please reach out. We are always happy to help!

If you’re also shopping for a home this holiday season, we can help with that search as well! We are here seven days a week to help people love where they live. Contact us today!

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