Pulse: Style: Stocking Stuffers Supreme
The Happy Meal
Trust chef Shola Olunloyo—who’s cooked in the kitchens of Le Bec-Fin, Deux Cheminées and Bleu—to whip up an indulgent meal for six in yours. One option includes chestnut soup, sweetbreads, sea bass, and lemon brie ice cream. Five-course menus start at $1,500 (267-235-6371).
The Royal Treatment
The Royal Treatment Pamper someone with a package from New Hope’s new deliciously decadent—but decidedly unpretentious—Nurture Spa. Treatments range from a Lemon-Aid pedicure to a Citrus Lavender Salt Glow body treatment or hot stone massage. Add a goody bag of B. Kamins, Mistral and Astara products to make the experience last even longer. Treatments from $25 (415 South York Road, New Hope, 215-862-7010; nurturespa.com).
The Back-Door Pass
The Back-Door Pass Treat an arts lover to membership in the Kimmel Center Contributors Circle. Benefits range from discounts on ticket prices to chances to meet the artists, as well as entrée to exclusive intermission receptions and access to a master class. From $100 to $1,500 per season (215-790-5321; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Air Show
The Air Show Round up the family for an afternoon of soaring above Lancaster County in a hot air balloon. Or plan a three-day trip with stays at the Hershey Hotel and a bed-and-breakfast in Intercourse, PA. From $179 per passenger; ages six and up (800-76-FLY-US; ushot-airballoon.com).
The Night Flight
Take up to nine other passengers on a private plane adventure. One A.C. package includes in-flight champagne, dinner reservations at the Old Homestead, and gambling (or an overnight stay) at the Borgata. Other tours feature Broadway weekends in New York, and romantic sightseeing high above Philly, ending with a night at Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton. From $200 to $1,000 per passenger (215-464-4708; philadelphiahelicopter.com).
The Playing Field
Make a wee Iggles fan feel like a VIP by signing her up for the Eagles Kids Club. Membership comes with a backpack, an ID card, posters, and invitations to Kids Club events, like parties at the stadium with the Eagles cheerleaders and Dinner and a Movie Night. Ten bucks buys a year-long membership (philadelphiaeagles.com/kids).