Shoppist’s 25 Gifts of Christmas: Day 14

A locally grown lavender set for your hostess.

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.)

Let the other guests bring bottles of wine and blocks of cheese to the holiday party. Step outside of the gift-giving box with a gift from one of Bucks County’s best hidden gems. Carousel Farm, an impossibly gorgeous lavender farm just outside of New Hope (about 45 minutes from Philly), sells the sweetest-smelling gifts you’ll find in the area. Our favorite is this gift set, which includes a lavender sachet (perfect for tucking between towels and sheets in the linen closet), lavender body cream, lavender soap and lavender-cucumber soap. It’s like giving a taste of Provence, without ever leaving the northeast.

The Details: Lavender cream gift set, $30 at Carousel Farm, Mechanicsville.

Give To: Your hostess.


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.

Day 8: A cool pair of diamond studs for your girlfriend.

Day 9: A metallic bag for your sister.

Day 10: A fleece hoodie for your dog.

Day 11: A wishbone necklace for your best friend.

Day 12: A rugged camping cocktail kit for your boyfriend.

Day 13: A made-in-Philly wooden matching game for your preschooler.