Dec 13 2019

2019 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Part 1

We’ve got the perfect present for every person on your list, with a Philly twist. Most of the stores we reference in our 2019 Gift Guide are Philadelphia-based, so get your shop on while also supporting local businesses! 

For Mom, Sis or Your Best Girlfriend

You know who we’re talking about– the woman in your life who’s always there for you, through thick and thin. From luxurious splurges to more reasonable and thoughtful presents, these are for the ones who only deserve the best. 


Bevelled Heart Huggie Earrings ($28) The 24k gold plated charm huggie earrings from Geisha House are a little edgy, and a little classy, at an unbeatable price.  


BAGGU Drawstring Purse ($140) From Vagabond in Old City, this caramel bucket bag with drawstring closure is perfect for the girl that loves to keep it simple, but still look good. They also have a wicked vintage collection ranging from classic Levi’s to great second-hand sweaters that fit every style. 


Onsen Saru Hot Spring Bath Soak ($15) Courtesy of OMOI Zakka Shop, also in Old City (and pronounced like “oh boy”). Signifying an I’ve been thinking of you kind of sentiment, it is at the heart of every item you’ll find in the store, located in Old City.  


Philly Tarot Deck ($40) VIX Emporium located in historic West Philly features unique gifts, cards, jewelry, and more. It’s perfect for the spiritual friend who’s into astrology, horoscopes and deep cosmic roots but is also a proud Philadelphian! 


Intro to Wheel Throwing ($40) Gifting an experience is always a favorite of ours. This 2.5 hour class at the Clay Studio in Old City teaches the basics of wheel throwing in a one-on-one instructed class.

For Dads, Bros and Your Best Amigos

A round up of the best gifts for the guys in your life (but let’s be honest, any of us would be thrilled to receive one of these gifts). Say goodbye to the terrible guides that suggest buying whiskey stones for your dad, because he doesn’t need, want, or actually use whiskey stones.


8oz – No. 02 Amber + Oakmoss Candle ($20) Dilo candles are hand-poured and made using 100% USA grown Soy Wax. It burns for 40-50 hours and is perfect for slowly filling medium-sized spaces without ever feeling overpowering. 


Kinsey Rye Whiskey ($40) We suggest swinging by Art in the Age to pick up this Pennsylvania Style Rye Whiskey perfect for anyone who loves trying new Ryes for their Manhattans or Old-Fashioneds right at home. 


Cold War Era CPR Propaganda Poster ($28) For the person that has their home decked out in cool prints, we love this dope wall art even more because it’s one-of-a-kind from Jinxed, which has four locations: Fishtown, West Philly, Piazza, and Passyunk. 


Navy Makore Wood Classic Watch ($119) This item from Analog Watch Co. in East Passyunk is 90% biodegradable, for the tech savvy (and environmentally responsible) person in your life.


Check back Monday for ideas about gifts that won’t break the bank.

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