Ink is crucial for octopi to defend themselves against predators by first releasing a disorienting ink cloud and then penning a strongly worded letter. Prepare for your own linguistic defense with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of gifts, accessories, and greeting cards at The Dandelion Patch's locations in Leesburg, Virginia; DC; Vienna, Virginia; and Reston, Virginia.
Voted Best Gift Shop in the DC Suburbs by I Am Modern Magazine readers, The Dandelion Patch stocks its shelves with an elegant assortment of stationery, gifts, and accessories. Send heartfelt greeting cards ($3+) to secret crushes or public defenders, or bedeck iPhones in a Lilly Pulitzer cover ($27.50). Partygoers can cull from a variety of host-worthy lagniappes, from Julia Knight serving pieces ($30–$300) to Mariposa napkin boxes ($44). Vera Bradley tote bags ($46) nestle keys and wallets in a cozy, kaleidoscopic home, and Bunnies By The Bay buddy blankets ($22.50) swaddle infants and bewilder feral rabbits.
This Groupon is not valid toward Trollbeads, custom stationery, or invitations.
The Dandelion Patch
Since 1994, stationery visionary Heidi Kallett has helmed The Dandelion Patch, stocking its shelves with writing-related goods and thoughtful gifts. The shop, which has been named Best Stationer by Northern Virginia Magazine and Best of the Best by the Washingtonian, helps shoppers to tote belongings to and fro with paisley Vera Bradley bags and improve the aroma of homes with delicate candles. Heidi and her staff can engrave or monogram stationery and invitations that celebrate the birth of a baby or the ability to memorize addresses. The Dandelion Patch’s events include writing workshops—which teach young writers to master the art of the thank-you note—children’s etiquette classes, and wedding-etiquette teas.