Britt’s 2018 Gift Guide

You know that feeling you get when you give someone the perfect gift? That moment when their face lights up and you know you just nailed it is a feeling I live for. I take pride in finding unique and thoughtful gifts that I know the ones on my list will really love. What I have realized over the years, though, is that not everyone enjoys going to stores and shopping as much as I do. So, I decided to share my go-to gifts this holiday season that you can find right here in Old Town!


For the hostess with the most-est

With flavors like Candy Cane, Eggnog, and Whisky in Blüprint Chocolatiers’ Holiday Assortment, you are sure to please all chocolate lovers! (Available at Blüprint Chocolatiers, $12.75 for 6 pieces, $33.50 for 16 pieces)

Support a local charity and buy a one-of-a-kind gift, hand made right here in Old Town with the Alexandria Seaport Foundation custom cutting board(Contact Kathy Seifert at, $100-$200)


For the men in your life

SAXX boxers are Geoff’s absolute favorites! (Available at TSALT, $32)

Not only does it look cool, the USB rechargeable candle lighter never runs out! (Available at TSALT, $30)

Fulton & Roarke solid cologne is a great gift for guys who travel a lot and don’t want to risk the bottle breaking and spilling all over their bag. (Available at TSALT, $42)


For the women in your life

Pucker up! These long-wear lip crèmes, toppers, and glosses in the Jouer Get Charmed Best of Lip Gift Set will stay looking fabulous even during a long night out. (Available at Bellacara, $36)

The Smashbox Holidaze Always On Eyeliner Set is a great and fun gift because everyone wants to try something new but is too afraid to commit and buy a crazy color and then not like it. (Available at Bellacara, $39)

Carner Barcelona Perfume because it smells so, so good! (Available at TSALT, $120)


Stocking stuffers

The winter always wreaks havoc on my hands, the self-warming Patchology Perfect 10 hand and cuticle mask is exactly what I need! (Available at Bellacara, $10)

Kitsch hair coils are no slip and don’t crease your hair. (Available at Bellacara, four for $6)

The Good Patch’s Hangover Patch is infused with hemp and vitamin B to help you make it through! (Available at Bellacara, $12)


For you…because, of course!

I love this hero mug, because this holiday season, you are a hero. (Available at Red Barn Mercantile, $20)

House shoes are all the rage right now. Pretty You London house shoes are part slipper, part shoe, and I’m all in! (Available at TSALT, $60)

Kitsch 100 percent mulberry silk scrunchies are perfect to sleep in. The hydrating natural silk reduces hair breakage. (Available at Bellacara, four for $32)


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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

400 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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