Shoppist’s 25 Gifts of Christmas: Day 6

25 days, 25 gifts, all hand-picked by us.

Now that the holidays are officially upon us, we here at Shoppist are in full gifting mode. Each day this month, we’ll unveil our 25 top gifts to buy in Philly this season. (Trust us: We’ve shopped everywhere to bring you the best of the best.)

Issa Dixon’s line of essentials oils—each hand-crafted, distilled and blended in small batches in her Narberth home—is made from the highest quality plant materials (most from organic and local growers), and it shows. The oils are some of the best-smelling we’ve tried, and when applied to pulse points—a drop behind the ears, wrists and knees—you feel instantly calmed, a bit more serene, and ready to take on the day. (Full disclosure: We keep these in our desk drawers for insta-relaxation.)

The Details: Hollow & Ridge essential oils 3-pack, $95 at, and at The Parlour, 1339 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown.

Give To: Mom.



Day 1: A weekender for him.

Day 2: A geometric ring for her.

Day 3: A nail polish set for your teenager.

Day 4: A tabletop speaker for dad.

Day 5: A made-in-Philly skateboard for your little brother.