Good Life: Help for the Holidays
In Rittenhouse: Details
Gets the elegant job done via handmade bows, hand-dyed silk ribbon, jewel-tone Caspari paper. Up to five packages free with purchase of materials; for more than five packages, from $2 per item. 103 South 18th Street, 215-977-9559,detailsphiladelphia.com.
In Penn Valley: Bonnie Young
One-woman show since 1971 finds the perfect box, fabric, wallpaper, Kenneth Jay Lane brooch, handmade doll, and personalized ribbons, stenciling or photos to make the boring-est of gift cards seem unique. $75 an hour. 610-617-9179.
In Northern Liberties: Casa Papel
Using five Italian papers adorned with tiny little snowy trees, silver fleurs-de-lis, snowflakes, aqua damask or wee Eiffel Towers, CP creates a simple, perfect package. From $7 apiece. 804 North 2nd Street, 267-761-9149, paper-source.com.
In Ardmore: Paper Source
(pictured) Encourages you to DIY, but will also sell you any of hundreds of lovely papers and trimmings and do it for you. $4 to $10 per package. 103 Coulter Avenue, Ardmore, 610-642-2027, paper-source.com.
In Center City: Voilà Design
De-clutters, restyles, readies guest rooms, trims trees, sets the table—even rents you a pair of decent brass candlesticks and original artwork. From $100 for two hours. 267-886-0317, voiladesignservices.com.
In Narberth: Call 2 Organize
Deals with all those boxes in the attic, resurrects cherished heirlooms (and helps you let go of others), and generally makes sure your act is much more together this time next year. From $95 per hour with two organizers. 215-880-2726, call2organize.com.
In Newtown: Organize It
Sets up outdoor lights, does gift shopping, cleans out closets—owner Donna Gusty is especially great at doing all of the above for seniors in assisted living. $40 per hour. 215-801-7327, organizeitnewtown.com.
In Glen Mills: Terrain at Styer’s
Hangs wooden-disk wreaths, delivers and trims fresh trees in rustic-chic fashion, and builds long–lasting, wintry color palettes (persimmons, mustards) with reinvented materials (cotton cording, rose hips, globe lighting). $75 per hour, excluding materials. 610-459-2400, terrainat-home.com.
In Chestnut Hill and Wayne: Robertson’s
Mobilizes dozens-strong, decades-experienced forces to deliver kitchen herb wreaths; install outdoor magnolia, pine, cedar and winterberry planters; place garlands and lights indoors and out; cut, deliver and trim trees; hang your stocking—and store everything for next year. From
$700 for a fresh, fully decorated tree. 800-242-6002, robertsonsflowers.com.
In Old City: Styled Creative
New firm from Beka Rendell and Kimberly Fink brings fresh, Etsy-inspired, vintage-informed aesthetic to tabletops, mantles, trees and soirees. From $100 an hour, excluding materials. 267-324-5949, styledcreative.com.