Shoppist’s 25 Gifts of Christmas: Day 8

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.)

Diamond studs are a tad yawn-worthy. For a cooler spin on the basic bauble, we suggest heading to Bario-Neal, the adorable Bella Vista workshop/store that turns out gorgeous pieces (both custom and ready-to-wear) handcrafted from ethically sourced stones and reclaimed precious metals. The Aster Stone earrings are cast from an aster flower, with a small diamond center. Since each pair is made to order (you can choose 14-karat white, yellow or rose gold), you’ll need to jump on this quickly; call for a lead-time estimate. But for earrings like these, we think it’s worth the wait.

The Details: Aster Stone earrings, $270 at Bario-Neal, 700 South 6th Street, Bella Vista.

Give To: Your girlfriend/wife.



Day 1: A weekender for him.

Day 2: A geometric ring for her.

Day 3: A posh nail polish set for your teenager.

Day 4: A tabletop speaker for dad.

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

Day 6: A set of Narberth-made essential oils for mom.

Day 7: A bag of made-in-Philly gifts for out-of-town pals.