$30 and Under
Even the smallest gifts can be the most meaningful. We all have those people in our lives who deserve a thank you, but you don’t have to break the bank buying them gifts. This round up of under $30 is perfect for your kid’s teacher, coworkers, roommates, neighbors, and people who just make life a little sweeter.
Origami Crane Incense Burners ($8) These petite origami cranes are great for the friend who loves to relax and unwind by lighting incense and curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea.
Gritty Pint Glass ($15) The world’s best and beloved mascot will be sure to help your beer (or other beverage) of choice go down smoother in pint glass designed by Paul Carpenter and sold at Philadelphia Independents.
No One Likes Us, We Don’t Care Beanie ($25) Speaks for itself from South Fellini. Other noteworthy items we have in our shopping cart from them: the Wawa Jawn t-shirt, City Wide Special Sweatshirt, and Fairmount Park Pin.
Omakase Tasting Bar ($20) Elixr Roastery offers a 6 course coffee tasting bar at their new roastery at 315 and 12th, this experiential gift is great for the coffee lover in your life.
Tickets to Middleditch & Schwartz ($30) with Silicon Valley’s series finale last week breaking hearts around the world, don’t miss your chance to see Thomas Middleditch (Silicon) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec) do a live two-man improv show at The Met on January 11th. Ticket prices will fluctuate so get them sooner than later!
For the Self-Care Queen
The gift that truly keeps on giving: self-care. Why not give your friends and loved ones that much-needed me-time? (We are also big proponents of gifting yourself some self-love.)
Space Cleansing Spiritual Kit ($34) This kit is everything your friend needs “to cleanse their space, leaving it open to receive all their positive manifestations.” Ritual Shoppe is a curated collection of creator Angela Monaco’s favorite things (mostly made by her) like hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, healing objects, crystals, hand-poured candles, and more.
Escape Spa Package ($120) Offered by Terme di Aroma in Old City, this half hour facial/ one hour Swedish Massage also comes with a cup of their homemade hot apple cider in their cozy lounge at the end of the session, ensuring total relaxation from start to finish.
Soothe Bath Soak ($18) From Palo Santo W.B., it’s blended with epsom and dead sea salts, baking soda, eucalyptus essential oil, ground + dried ginger and peppermint leaves, this bath soak helps relieve tired and sore muscles as well nourishes the skin and body.
Anthology Wellness Tincture 15ml ($30) Best for relieving anxiety and easing pain — we love Anthology (originally from Portland) located in Northern Liberties.
Fir & Balsam Soy and Coconut Candle ($12) By Old City Canning Co., this candle leaves behind a lingering Christmas tree farm scent that is seasonally appropriate (and appreciated by all). OCCC has a candle for every personality, whether that scent be earthy, floral, citrusy, or herbaceous.
Missed part 1 of the Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide series? Check it out here!