Hanukkah is happening now and Christmas is just around the corner, so our picks for the week focus on great gifts to give: a local tee for your all-things-Alexandria friend (also great for any seniors graduating this spring); two really beautiful handmade earrings, one pair subtle, the other decisively less so; a sparkly go-to clutch for the glam gal in your life; an device so ingenious that you may want to keep it for yourself; and one of the more creative items we’ve featured in a while, a Wobbel Board for the kiddos (better nab that one fast).
Elizabeth: Handmade in Venezuela, the beaded heart earrings by Federika Padula are sure to make any outfit sparkle and couldn’t we all use a little more love? In red and black. (Available at The Shoe Hive, $134)
Ali: Looking for a holiday gift that’s both chic and functional? The Kempton & Co. small leather pouch is perfect. It fits cards, cash, and phone, and the signature Kenyon Horn Zipper Toggle adds an edgy element of flare while the shiny brass zipper elevates any look. Plus, it’s reversible. Talk about a “clutch” holiday gift! In gold, silver, metallic cobra, and black shimmer. (Available at TSALT for $95)
Amy: The Wobbel Board stimulates your child’s mind and body. It’s the perfect gift for the ingenious and creative child who can use it to rock in, stand on, slide down, snuggle in, roll cars over, sit on, and hide under — just to name a few. in Limited quantity, so get one for your little genius today! (Available at Red Barn Mercantile, $198)
Angela: Ever look down at your legs and realized you missed shaving a spot? A little tuft of hair on the knee that evaded your razor? I have time and again so when I saw the Sphynx Portable Razor I thought they would make the perfect stocking stuffers. Turn the dial, spritz, turn the dial, rub the shave soap, turn the dial, and shave. GENIUS! (Available at Bellacara, $15)
Meaghan: Our molten studs make a great gift idea and are beloved by our clients young and mature. Available in your choice of 14k yellow, rose, or white gold, we make these by hand in our Old Town workshop so each set is unique. (Available at Alx&Co., $250)
Celeste: A customer fave is back in stock! Represent your hometown in these super soft tees showcasing where we live…the lovely and lively City of Alexandria, Virginia! (Available at Kiskadee, $48-$60)