Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, curated by Kaarin Vembar, owner of personal shopping and wardrobe editing service Closet Caucus.
Local artisan Amina Ahmad handmakes organic lavender and flaxseed eye pillows. The cover is washable, so use it daily to soothe your tired head. Aromatherapy eye mask, $20. Handmade Habitat. www.handmadehabitatliving.com
Unwind with games that are marketed as a cure for restless minds. Classic games include hangman, dots and boxes, and categories. Game pad, $12. Red Barn Mercantile. 1117 King St., Alexandria. (703) 838-0355
Bring your BFF along for a run as you sweat out the day’s stress. Dog lead, $20.49. Metro Mutts. 407 8th St. SE. (202) 546-7387
Placing a plant on your desk to de-stress is so 2014. Instead, wear nature as fashion in the form of a succulent and moss necklace. Mossy Creations necklace, $60. Nik da Pooh. www.nikdapooh.com
Your days are hectic, but come home to a calming space. This book tells you how to turn your living area into a spiritual dwelling. Altar Your Space by Jagatjoti S. Khalsa, $29.95. Sacred Circle. 919 King St., Alexandria. (703) 299-9309