Shopping Guide: 14 Holiday Gifts Any Philadelphian Would Love
A year of gelato. Six pints of seasonal artisanal gelato and sorbetto delivered to their door, four times a year. $240 plus shipping at Capogiro, Philadelphia.
Bingo! A classic, in a coffee-table-worthy design. Town Hall Bingo set, $129 at Restoration Hardware, multiple locations.
An intimate meal. With the area’s best chefs, at Cook’s exclusive demo kitchen. At Cook, Philadelphia, 215-735-2665.
Caffeine. Specifically, a bag of small-batch coffee shipped to their door every month. $205 for yearly subscription at Rival Bros., Philadelphia.
A reason to get away. Blue Claw’s Ezeiza weekender bag holds everything, like tickets for a surprise vacation. $375 at Seidenburg Luggage, Ardmore.
The warmest hoodie. Post-sledding perfection. Tophat pullover, $65 at Duke & Winston, Philadelphia.
Custom art. Submit photos of your giftee, and artist Carter Kustera will hand-paint a silhouette—complete with cheeky tag line. $750 through Jonathan Adler; two-to-six-week lead time; Philadelphia.
Gloves they won’t lose. Detachable neon string! Paul Smith gloves, $275 at Plage Tahiti, Philadelphia.
Deck the halls. This wreath of silver sage, air plants, protea and berzelia offers a a new, chic way to embrace the season. From $275 at Sullivan Owen, Philadelphia, 215-964-9790.
The modern menorah. Festive can be sleek, too: Simon Pearce’s Woodbury menorah, in clean-lined polished metal atop a hand-blown glass base. $325 at Manor Home & Gifts, Philadelphia, 866-406-2667.
The crowd pleaser. It’s the easiest way to pad your pantry: a gift basket of top-notch tasty edibles, including cranberry chili jam, house-cured salami, and some of the Iron Chef’s own chocolate bars. From $85 at Garces Trading Company, Philadelphia, 215-574-1099.
Little black dress. The classic shape can be dressed up for fancy fetes (massive statement necklace) or toned down for post-work gatherings (boots and a shearling vest). Joanie dress, $189 at Sa Va, Philadelphia, 215-587-0004.
The sweetest candle. Duross & Langel’s new chocolate mint candle is proof that holiday scents need not be limited to pine trees and gingerbread men. $28 at Duross & Langel; Philadelphia, 215-592-7627.
Fitness gear. Consider this carry-with-you-anywhere body monitor that tracks your steps, tallies your calorie burn and quantifies your sleep quality—all from your pocket. FitBit One, $99.95 at Best Buy, multiple locations.