8 Spots Where You Can Shop In Person for Delicious, Edible, Last-Minute Gifts
If you waited too long to order gifts online, we’ve got some ideas for you.
Have you heard about the supply chain? The situation is not good, and there are a lot of delays for holiday gift shipping. If you’re reading this, it’s probably too late to order gifts online. But have no fear, Philadelphia is full of adorable spots to buy gifts in person (a strange thought, we know). Spend an afternoon traversing the city, visiting these spots and checking off every gift on your list, and enjoy the holiday glow that comes from visiting these delightfully decorated shops and markets.
Fante’s Kitchen Shop, Italian Market
Fante’s is always a good spot for last-minute shopping. Grab a bag of coffee and a Moka pot, a beautiful pepper grinder, or a colorful kettle for the cook in your life.
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Herman’s Coffee, Wharton
If there’s a non-drinker on your list this year, Herman’s is the spot to browse a huge selection of nonalcoholic spirits and canned drinks, all of which are curated for maximum deliciousness. They also stock lots of sweets, locally made cheeses, imported Italian grocery items, and coffee accessories.
Art in the Age, Old City
Art in the Age founder Steven Grasse co-wrote a cookbook this year with local food writer Adam Erace, which you can find at this shop. The book, The Cocktail Workshop: An Essential Guide to Classic Drinks and How to Make Them Your Own, is a home cook’s introduction to making great drinks. Pair it with a bottle or two from Art in the Age’s liquor selection, or a couple of cocktail-making accessories.
Mighty Bread’s Market, East Passyunk
Mighty Bread’s new cafe is a beautiful, sunny spot right off East Passyunk, and it just happens to have plenty of space for the marketplace, where they’re stocking imported tinned fish, high-quality olive oil, bread knives, T-shirts and more. Grab a cookie for yourself, a gift for your loved ones, and be on your way.
Cook, Fitler Square
Cook is technically a wine store these days, so if you have a wine snob on your list, this is a great spot to consult an expert for a bottle that will impress. While you’re there, browse their selection of cookbooks, locally made sweet treats and more.
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Kin Boutique, Center City
Yes, Kin is mostly a clothing store, but they always have a handful of beautiful housewares in stock as well. We’re coveting the hand-blown, colored glasses from Estelle this year, though we also wouldn’t say no to a couple of their funky, colorful candles to complete our holiday tablescape.
Yowie, Queen Village
If you have someone in your life who really values being the only person to have an item, Yowie is a great spot to seek out one-of-a-kind ceramics, funky vases, and the coolest food items that will be all over your Instagram next year.
Occasionette, East Passyunk and Collingswood
Walking into Occasionette this time of year feels like entering Santa’s workshop in the best way. They stock everything you need for the most difficult gifting occasions this time of year, from vintage posters and seasonally appropriate cookbooks to Santa mugs, hot chocolate bombs and Philly-themed keychains.