Looking for something artful to add to your giftables this season? Old Town Alexandria, with its charming lineup of boutiques filled with creative tchotchkes and goodies, has a wealth of items to delight the eye of the recipient, like these three finds.
1. Gold-Dotted Line Rectangular Tray
Dawn Sweitzer’s design, one of the wonders at The Hour Shop, gives us a gilt trip and will add sophistication no matter where you use it—on a living room table, a bar cart or to display perfume in your bedroom. $200, 1015 VA-7, Alexandria, Va.
2. Juicy Salif
Head to Acme Mid-Century + Modern for this citrus squeezer with a very chic twist. It’s designed by Philippe Starck and made by Alessi in Italy. Acme is an authorized dealer of the brand, and carries it in two colors—white and the original polished aluminum. It’s sculptural yet practical, and perfect for giving a kitchen luxe appeal. $85 to $105, 1218 King St., Alexandria, Va.
3. Long-Stem Cased Coupes
These vintage green and white beauties from Moretti, found at The Hour Shop, are elegant and sophisticated but add punch to any place setting. We think they’d be perfect for summertime cocktail soirees, with bright tablescapes, vivid cuisine and drinks that pop. Cheers to that! $800, 1015 VA-7, Alexandria, Va.