Holiday Gift Guide

What to buy for your husband, wife, kids and friends (plus: what to bring to the annual holiday bash!)

For Your Friends

 

It’s our version of haute couture: You choose your yarn, and Mary Clark (designer of understated, cult-fave knitwear line Stellapop) will custom-make you a scarf. And who doesn’t love getting things made just for them? Especially if they’re comfy-cozy-cool.

From $85 at Vagabond, 37 North 3rd Street, 267-671-0737.

 

 

Jersey Boys is amazing. And, chances are, if you give theater tickets to a friend, they’ll bring you along, too. But, of course, that’s not why you’d give them … (cough, cough).

Jersey Boys at the Forrest Theater, through January 14th, from $95 on StubHub.com.

 

 

These earmuffs are the perfect combination of luxe (rabbit fur!) and homespun (knit!). Plus, you’re giving the gift of toasty warmth, which is always needed during winter’s frosty chill.

$45.95 at Scarlett Alley, 241 Race Street, 215-592-7898.

 

 

You’ve heard her complain about work stress, worry about her kids, and fret over her never-ending to-do list. So why not give her a well-deserved break? For $250, she’ll get three hours at a posh spa, which includes a facial, massage, and mani-pedi. And you’ll get your well-rested, rejuvenated pal back.

Weekend Escape package, $250 at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa, 255 South 17th Street, 215-772-2766.

 

This colorful little package serves up big sound in a really cool-looking package.

Jambox Jawbone wireless speaker, $199.95 at Springboard Media, 2212 Walnut Street, 215-988-7777.

 

 

Treat your nearest and dearest to an exclusive dinner party in a place that looks like something out of a fairy tale. You’ll get a made-just-for-you tasting menu by Terrain’s ubertalented chef, along with use of the outdoor fire pit. The best part? You won’t even have to do the cleanup.

Private dinner for parties of four to 12, featuring a five-course tasting menu by chef Keith Rudolf, $250 room fee and $50 per person (plus tax and gratuity) at Terrain­ at Styer’s, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, 610-459-2400.
 

To see gift ideas for the hostess, click here.

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  • Dom

    This is the best gift guide! I now know what to buy my loved ones!

  • Michelle

    Thank you for promoting pet adoption. Many people don’t realize that shelter animals are often already housebroken (pets come in all ages and sizes). Older recipients are often great matches with older pets.

    Rescues always seem to appreciate you more for saving them. Most pets offer unconditional love. What a great way to spread the spirit of the season.

    But please make sure that the recipient wants a pet and can readily take care of it. Thanks again.