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Shop Local: Our Guide to Arlington-Area Holiday Shopping

Shop Local: Our Guide to Arlington-Area Holiday Shopping

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Photo courtesy of Penny Post

Shop Local: Our Guide to Arlington-Area Holiday Shopping

As the festive spirit envelops Arlington, the joy of holiday shopping becomes an enchanting experience, especially when exploring the local gems nestled near Westmont Apartments. Here’s a curated guide to nearby Arlington-area shops, beloved local stores, and bustling holiday markets that promise unique finds and delightful gifts.

Clarendon Farmers Market
Experience the charm of the Clarendon Farmers Market, where local artisans showcase their crafts. For a touch of uniqueness, explore booths offering handmade jewelry, pottery, and artisanal foods, perfect for those seeking thoughtful, locally-sourced gifts.

Assorted colorful chocolates
Photo courtesy of Artisan Confections

Ballston Quarter
Discover the magic of Ballston Quarter, just moments away from Westmont Apartments. Among the unique shops in the mall, visit reWILD, where you can find eco-friendly and sustainable gifts that embrace nature’s beauty, perfect for environmentally conscious shoppers. Or, indulge in artisanal chocolates from nearby Artisan Confections, offering exquisite treats for the connoisseurs on your list.

Local Boutiques on Wilson Boulevard
Take a leisurely stroll along Wilson Boulevard to uncover Arlington’s hidden shopping delights. Dive into One More Page Books, a charming independent bookstore, for literary treasures, or visit Trade Roots, a fair trade boutique brimming with eclectic gifts, artisan crafts, and unique home decor items.

Interior of store decorated for the holidays with a sign that says Goldfinch.
Photo courtesy of Goldfinch

Old Town, Alexandria's Unique Finds
Venture to Old Town, Alexandria, where history meets contemporary charm. Goldfinch Boutique awaits with an array of unique home decor, artisanal housewares, and distinctive gifts. Their curated collection adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any home.

Additionally, explore the Old Town area further and discover stores like Penny Post, where stationery, gifts, and beautiful paper goods beckon. This delightful shop offers a plethora of options for those seeking thoughtful and unique presents.

People shopping at a holiday market.
Photo courtesy of Rosslyn BID

Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs
During the holiday season, Arlington comes alive with festive markets and craft fairs. Keep an eye out for events like the Holiday Market at Central Place Plaza or the Rosslyn Cheer 2023 Holiday Market, offering an array of handcrafted goods, local art, and seasonal delights.

This holiday season, embrace the pleasure of supporting local businesses and discovering the diverse offerings around Westmont Apartments. Each store and market is a testament to Arlington's unique character, inviting you to find that perfect gift while enjoying the vibrant spirit of the season.

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