5 Gayborhood Stores to Finish Your Holiday Shopping

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Christmas Eve is a week away, which means all of you last-minute shoppers have quite a bit of work to do. It hasn’t helped that the weather outside feels more like it’s Spring than the holiday season, but fear not. There’s still some time to check everyone off your gift giving list. We’ve rounded up five great Gayborhood spots where you can wrap up your shopping faster than Santa’s sleigh.

A gift box from Duross and Langel.

A gift box from Duross and Langel.

Duross and Langel: Of course, the gay owned and operated bath and body shop is like a (non-edible) candy shop of soap, suds, and soaks, but their new salon and yoga studio offer even more gift-giving possibilities for everyone on your list. There’s also plenty of pre-wrapped gift sets if you aren’t a fan of rummaging through rolls of gift wrap and bows. 117 South 13th Street.

Carre d’artistes: The relatively new gallery features all original artwork from around the globe at amazingly affordable prices. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and more than willing to help you find the perfect piece for a gift (or for yourself), and the store is modern, airy, and a total joy to walk through. 104 South 13th Street. Read more »

10 Awesome Gifts That Look Expensive (But Cost Less Than $50!)

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The ultimate holiday dilemma (other than ‘Can I regift this?’ Find that answer here) is how to look like you spent a lot of money without actually breaking the bank. If your budget falls in that under-$50 sweet spot, you’re in luck: I’ve found 10 great gift options that only look expensive, including one I give to my closest friends. Here are 10 great options for men and women that ring in below that magic number. Bonus: Most are available at local shops so you don’t have to pay extra for shipping. Now go get your gifting on, you savvy shopper.  Read more »

4 Major Holiday Markets to Shop This Weekend


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At a loss for where to find the best holiday deals and most one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends, coworkers and loved ones? Head to one of these weekend markets featuring Philly’s most talented artists and favorite local boutiques. With savings from 20 to 50 percent off on handmade jewelry, decorative prints, and vintage treasures, you don’t want to miss out. We promise: It’s way cooler than what you’ll find at the mall. Read more »

Pssst: Our Last Secret Pop-Up Event of the Year Is Right Around the Corner

Well, my friends, the year is almost up. Can you believe it? I can’t. Like, I really can’t. But my iPhone calendar says it’s the truth, which means our last Be Well Philly Underground event of the year is right around the corner. As always, I’m not going to spill ALL the beans, but what I will tell you is this: If you love holiday shopping (and discounts!), kombucha cocktails, noodles — maybe from Honeygrow? — and free yoga, you’re REALLY not going to want to miss this one. Read more »

The Edit: 8 Pairs of Pajamas To Wear on Christmas Morning

Confession time: Even though I wear leggings and a noodie to sleep 364 days out of the year, on Christmas Eve, you’d better believe I’m wearing a full pajama set. Something about the festive morning brings out the sleepwear style game in all of us. So in honor of tomorrow’s Christmas morning, here are eight sets of seasonally appropriate sleepwear to give you PJ inspiration, or ya know, prompt a last-minute gift from Santa.

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The Shoppist Gift List, Day 24: Omoi Zakka Shop’s Tea Kettle


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

It’s Christmas Eve, Shoppists. And if the idea of cozying up by the fire with hot cocoa or a glass of tea sounds positively enchanting, then consider this last-minute gift, the Kaico Enamelware Kettle. Its minimalist aesthetic looks positively seamless on any stove top and it’s the perfect size for boiling up pots of tea for the family. In a pinch? It’s currently available in-store, so swing by the Rittenhouse boutique, pick one up and pair it with a few of your favorite tea sachets for a personalized gift.

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Monday Obsession: Marc Jacobs Bow Mini Bags

No bow required.

No bow required.

This is an early Christmas present if we ever saw one. Fabulously luxe and insanely cute, the Marc Jacobs Bow Mini Bag is painstakingly hand-stitched with four layers of leather and features a convertible chain strap. Plus, characteristic of early Marc Jacobs collections, the bag includes an engravable mirror for a touch of added personalization. It’s pretty much irresistible.

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Shoppist Gift List, Day 22: Free People Mega Stud Set


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

The solution for when you don’t know exactly what to gift? Give ’em options, like this Free People Mega Stud Set. With 20 pairs of different stud earrings and three color schemes, the set is perfect in case your tastes don’t align or you’re feeling noncommittal to a single pair. Plus, since it’s a collection of casual studs, she can change them up daily. Psst: Spend the $3 ($4 if you want them to wrap it for you) and spring for Free People’s gift wrap option at checkout. The super-cute drawstring bag and tissue paper are worth it.

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