Best of Philly

Best Gift Shop

2016 Best No-Brainer Birthday Presents

Philadelphia Independents

The goodies here fall into the Brotherly Love vein (hand-drawn neighborhood maps, prints featuring neighborhood-centric designs) without veering into cheesiness. Everything is made in the Philadelphia area, so you're supporting local business when you buy that "Home Sweet Jawn" watercolor print.

35 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-773-7316 | Website

2016 Best Gift Shop

Moon + Arrow

754 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

You won’t find anything flashy here. That’s the beauty of this flea-market-like store, which brims with handcrafted, low-key-cool treasures like fringed yarn wall hangings,unglazed earthenware […] Read more »

2016 Best Customized Gifts

Sweet Whistle


Easiest way to become everyone’s favorite friend? Buy your gifts from this Bryn Mawr-based online company, which curates luxe gift boxes full of festive items […] Read more »

2014 Best Thoughtful Gift



It’s quite possibly the best idea we’ve seen this year: a subscription-based gift-box service for people dealing with cancer. The Philly-based brand, brainchild of cancer […] Read more »

2014 Best Gift Shop

Scout & Annie + Details

125 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA Website

This two-in-one shop has original mid-century-modern home accessories placed like found works of art on shelves, as well as throws, funky pillows and colorful serving […] Read more »

2013 Best Gift Shop

Deconstructed Living

201 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2012 Best Women's Gifts


1616 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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, […] Read more »

2012 Best Gift Shop

Pinot Boutique

227 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2010 Best No-Brainer Birthday Presents


1927 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2010 Best Gifts and Flowers

Hana and Posy

35 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »