Need a Gift? You Can Still Shop These Local Boutiques.

Looking for a special occasion present, a little something pretty or a new pair of running shoes? You can get the goods without the germs. Here's how.


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A pet toy from Dogma Bakery

Dogma Bakery

If you strongly feel the need, you can still set foot in Dogma Bakery, so long as no more than 10 people are inside at a time; pet supply stores are considered essential. But you can also save yourself a trip by placing an order from the comfort of home for goods including pet food, treats and toys—like a plush “slothicorn” and even puzzles!—for your furry coworker. Curbside pickup is preferred for the latter, but delivery is available for food and supplies. All orders are taken over the phone and paid via an online invoice or in-person at curbside pickup—even orders for food and treats the store doesn’t normally carry. // 2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington


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Customized stationery at the Preppy Pink Pony

Preppy Pink Pony

Even in times of crisis, life goes on. People still plan weddings. Babies are born. And sometimes, you might just need a personalized announcement provided by people like Virginia Kennedy. With her physical store closed, she can’t go through all of the stationery options in person, but she can do so via Zoom. She can also take orders over phone (703-556-3237) or email (, and will deliver within five miles—or place purchases in the back seat or trunk of your car should you choose curbside pickup. New-product pictures can be found on the store’s Yelp page. // 6829 Redmond Drive, McLean


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Bandanas at Casual Adventure – a must these days


Casual Adventure

Like grocery, pet and hardware stores, Casual Adventure also qualifies as essential. That means you can still visit the outfitter in-person, although you don’t have to. With an online shop, customers can pick out items, get them shipped within 1-2 business days (depending on UPS/USPS), or plan for a curbside pickup. What things, you ask? Lately the most popular items have included bandanas—aka makeshift masks—neck tubes, freeze-dried food, fuel and travel soap. Should the store run out, customers can pre-order via direct message, email or phone. // 3451 Washington Blvd., Arlington

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