These are a few of our favorite things…

Gift Guide Favorites

It can be hard to find the right gift, especially since it seems that the list of gifts to purchase grows longer with each year. Here at The Shoe Hive we have spent a lot of time curating a gift selection that includes something for everyone and for every budget. We’ve already sent out guides complete with gifts under $50 and under $100. In this edition, however, we wanted to share with you a few of our very favorite things at the Hive this holiday season.

Fur-trimmed Leather Gloves: Winter style is ultimately about the accessories. When a coat covers 95% of an outfit, you want the remaining visible pieces to matter. So what better present than a pair of luxurious leather and fur-trimmed gloves ($185)?
Bird Dog Bay Cufflinks: This guide was supposed to be composed exclusively of men’s gifts. The problem? We have sold out of most of them, which is admittedly a great problem to have. As of this morning, we still have three sets of $75 cufflinks designed to look like bullets, socks and some really fun boxers.
Yarnz Hummingbird Scarf: This $205 cashmere and silk scarf has been dubbed “The Mom Scarf” at The Shoe Hive. This is, however, not a bad thing. It just means that several of us along with a number of customers have purchased it for our moms. Hint: your mom would love it too.
Alexis Bittar Cuff: Easily worn on its own as a statement piece or stacked with smaller bangles, this $285 cuff is subtle enough for daytime and bold enough for evening.
Green “Fishskin” Kayu Clutch: One of the most unique pieces currently in store, this $306 clutch will make you think twice about giving it away until you see how happy it makes the person you’re giving it to!

A Feature from DC Style Factory

A few days ago, Rosana of DC Style Factory asked me to join four other DC-area fashion professionals in putting together a holiday look. Friend and blogger, Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen is one of the other contributors. This is the look I sent and it is typical of my style. Neutrals in luxurious feeling fabrics and gold jewelry. To read about it and to see the other ensembles, visit DC Style Factory’s original blog post here.

image_1

The Shoe Hive’s Gift Guides: Under $100

Gift Guide Under 100

It can be hard to find the right gift, especially since it seems that the list of gifts to purchase grows longer with each year. Here at The Shoe Hive we have spent a lot of time curating a gift selection that includes something for everyone and for every budget. The gifts in this guide are all under $100. For gifts under $50, check out the gift guide we sent out last week right here.

Hudson + Bleecker Cosmetic Bag: This cosmetic bag boasts a bold color and cut-outs, making it at just $58 a gift that is as much fun to give as it is to receive.
Cara Bib Necklace: Whether it is worn with a white t-shirt or black cocktail dress, this $92 bib necklace is a versatile piece your friend will wear for years.
Skullcandy Headphones: These on-trend headphones come in a variety of prints and colors for $100. Ideal for the college student or your most up-to-the-minute colleague.
Tory Burch Phone Case: We have a selection of $60 designer phone cases for the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy that will meet the standards of any brand-conscious girl on your list.
Cashmere Ilux Socks: The thickest cashmere sock we carry currently, at $64 these are guaranteed to keep feet warm and faces smiling!

Stay tuned for more gift suggestions and holiday event announcements!

Men’s Night at The Shoe Hive

We have once again partnered with Braddock Commercial Real Estate and Nectar Skin Bar for our annual Men’s Night.

Mark your calendars: the event will be held on Tuesday, December 16. We are inviting all of the men in Alexandria to come dine, drink and shop for their wives, daughters, girlfriends, moms and everyone in between. Come fill out a wish list, and we’ll make sure your man knows what’s on it!

Men's Night Images Only

The Shoe Hive’s Gift Guides: Under $50

Gift Guide Under 50

It can be hard to find the right gift, especially since it seems that the list of gifts to purchase grows longer with each year. Here at The Shoe Hive we have spent a lot of time curating a gift selection that includes something for everyone and for every budget. The gifts in this guide are all under $50–and some are well under $50!

Grab and Go Pony Pack: For only $20, this makes a great white elephant gift or stocking stuffer. These ponytail holders are the only ones Elizabeth will use. The reason? They really don’t crease your hair but won’t slip out either!
Hudson + Bleecker Cosmetic Bag: A fun print in neutrals make this $48 bag worthy of both carrying your makeup and being carried as a clutch.
iLux Animal Socks: Everyone wears socks, but who wants white athletic socks for Christmas? The owls and monkeys on these $20 iLux socks make for a fun and practical gift.
Skullcandy Earbuds: The popular brand now has a line of earbuds and headphones for women in new prints and colors. The earbuds start at only $30!
S’well Bottle: These steel bottles are at the very top of our Favorite Gifts list! They range in size, between $25-$45, but they all will keep beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. The word on the street is that they make fantastic teacher gifts.
Cara Cuff: You may be more familiar with our higher end jewelry lines, but you should get to know Cara Couture! Cara provides The Shoe Hive with fashionable and affordable costume jewelry, including this $18 cuff.

Stay tuned for more gift suggestions and holiday event announcements!