Best Gift Shop

Deconstructed Living

Being faced with a birthday party for a particularly persnickety co-worker is daunting. Finding him an inspired gift a chardonnay-scented candle in a reclaimed wine bottle at this cheery boutique is not.

201 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA | 610-975-8908 | Website

2012 WINNER, Gift Shop

Pinot Boutique

227 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Come here for Riedel decanters for your snooty oenophile uncle, handpainted glasses for Mom and her gal pals, and a posh picnic basket stocked with stemware for you (because outdoor drinking need not be limited to tailgating at the Linc). Read more »

2012 WINNER, Women's Gifts


1616 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Men: Go here, tell gift-whisperer/owner Dana Bank what you did, and she’ll find you the perfect thing to make it all better. Women: Go here, tell Dana all about your fabulous girlfriend, and she’ll find you the perfect thing your fabulous girlfriend didn’t even know she wanted. Read more »

2010 WINNER, Gifts and Flowers

Hana and Posy

35 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

This teensy Old City shop has everything you’d want for a shower, birthday, holiday or thank-you, from organic onesies to locally farmed bouquets to all-natural candles to recycled notebooks (below). Read more »

2010 WINNER, No-Brainer Birthday Presents


1927 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Things we’ve found this year in this compact Walnut Street boutique: a delicate gold-dipped leaf pin (for Grandma); a knuckle-dusting gemstone ring (for friend); a Big Buddha bag with a sassy leather flower (for sister); dapper watch-movement cuff links (for boyfriend); a wide-brimmed sun hat (for ourselves … couldn’t resist). The place remains a never-ending… Read more »