6 Best Gifts To Buy At Nordstrom’s Gift&Go Pop-Up Shop


Nordstrom‘s constantly evolving “pop-in” shop series has quickly become a favorite for limited-edition, super-exclusive goods and collabs (remember Rag & Bone and Poketo?). So you can imagine our anticipation for December’s announcement. And, unsurprisingly, their Gift&Go pop-up, modeled to look like a giant opened box (with bows, wrapping paper and the like), does not disappoint. It’s got all the festivity of Santa’s Village but, well, with Clare V. clutches and whimsical onyx cat rings.

Up Next: The gifts you need to add to your list.

Be Well Philly Gift Guide: 5 Awesome Holiday Gifts for CrossFit Athletes

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When we asked Jeff Liebreich, co-owner of the South Philly and Penn’s Landing CrossFit boxes, Fearless Athletics, to do a CrossFitter’s gift guide for our series this year, we had no idea he’d come back with not one, but two food items on his shopping list. Our takeaway? That CrossFit makes you very, very hungry—even for what might be the best-ever cheat-day dessert.

Below, Jeff’s killer ideas for what to get the CrossFit enthusiast in your life.

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Buy This Now: One Year of Eyebrow Treatments at About Face


The best year-long gift out there. | Shuttershock.

We’re positively giddy over this surprising contender for best holiday beauty gift: one year of eyebrow waxing and shaping for $240 (usually $300) at About Face. It’s the present your gal pals will never expect, but be endlessly ecstatic about. Which, ya know, is the best kind of reaction. But—forewarning—the deal is only available today. So if you want to give the gift of perfectly groomed Hepburn-meets-Delevingne arches, the clock is ticking.

Get all the details on the deal here.

The Shoppist Gift List, Day Two: Waltzing Matilda Boots


Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

A fellow editor described these boots at the “cooler, locally made version of Red Wing Boots,” and I agree. They are by Waltzing Matilda, a leather goods company based in Wayne.  The hand-sewn Horween leather boots feature seven eyelets, rawhide laces, a rugged Christy sole and—the best part—a (very unobtrusive) hand-stitched logo at the heel. It’s craftsmanship at its very best.

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The Shoppist Gift List, Day One: Hermès Soaps



Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!

When it comes to gift boxes, only a few manage to make your heart skip a beat: Tiffany blue, Cartier red and Hermès orange. How to gift the latter without blowing your budget? Spring for this addition to the Hermès  lineup, a trio of soaps perfect for gift-giving. At less than $60, they telegraph luxury without breaking the bank.

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Market Report: 30 Gifts You Should Never, Ever Give


  • Pre-holiday-shopping PSA: Stay away from these 30 horrible gifts at all costs, especially the smoking mittens. WTF. [Refinery29]
  • Drexel students have just launched a Kickstarted campaign to create a new line of eco-friendly yogawear that’s made out of, get this, plastic bottles. And, guys, the pants are really, really cool-looking. [Be Well Philly]

Next: 25 party dresses under $150!

5 Best Shops for Mother’s Day Gifts

Mom-marqueeAll right, guys. We’ve got five full days until Mother’s Day. And let’s face it, most of us will procrastinate until the bitterest of bitter ends. This means a) No time for shipping! b) No time to waste on all-day shopping ventures. (Yep, this rules out monogramming, too. Sorry, mom.)

Lucky for you, this isn’t our first time at the rodeo. We’ve been aimless mall wanderers, plucking through leftover crap, convincing ourselves that, Yes! Mom totally wants a Vera Bradley bag from Hallmark! It’s not a fun place to be. To save you from that stress—and to save your mom from getting a Vera Bradley  bag from Hallmark—here’s your shortlist of the best, must-visit-first stores for Mom. Chances are if you can’t find anything here, well, maybe your mom might actually just really want your love. (But still buy her a nice card, ‘kay?)

Keep reading here!

A Gift for Cancer Patients and Survivors That Doesn’t Suck: TREATMiNT

Photo via Treatmint Box.

Photo via TREATMiNT Box.

Subscription-based gift boxes are everywhere now. You can get them for makeup, health food, beer—hell, you can even get them for your pet. But this has to be the best iteration we’ve seen yet: TREATMiNT Box. It’s the first-ever variety created specifically for cancer patients and survivors, and it’s the brainchild of Philly gal Kimberly Fink (who’s pretty much one of the strongest, most stylish women we know), along with her business partner and childhood best friend Wendy Nichols.

How amazing is that?

We’re Obsessed With Swoonfull, the Main Line’s Awesome New Gift-Giving Service

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The “Break Up” gift box. Photo via Swoonfull.

My new obsession: Swoonfull, a brand-new Main Line-based company that puts together thoughtful, themed gift boxes and sends ‘em out for you. They’re basically the elves of the northeast (they call themselves “giftologists”) and they make it ridiculously easy to actually be the kind of friend you always try to be, you know, before life gets in the way. (I can’t tell you how many break-up/new baby/new house/get well gifts I have at home that I’ve never actually gotten around to mailing out. It’s rather embarrassing.)

Read more about it here.

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