Shoppist’s 25 Gifts of Christmas: Day 17

A perfectly weathered but still luxe wallet for him.

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.)

There are plenty of wallets out there. Trust me, I know: I was on the hunt for a non-George-Constanza-like model for my husband for months. This time, I accompanied another Philly Mag editor (who shall remain nameless, in case her significant other happens to read this blog!) on her search for the perfect wallet for her guy. Two stores in, and we were still empty-handed. Then we stumbled across this Will model at Boyds, which—bonus!—comes with its own leather change tray. The leather is just worn in enough, and it’s roomy without being bulky. (We made the friendly salesman slip it into his front and back pockets to make sure it fits comfortably, and it does.) Better yet, Boyds tucks it into a gift box, complete with tissue paper and a gold ribbon, so you don’t even have to worry about wrapping.

The Details: Will wallet and change tray, $110 at Boyds, Rittenhouse.

Give To: Your husband—or your dad.

Photo by Ian Watson


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.

Day 14: A locally grown lavender set for your hostess.

Day 15: A milk bottle carafe for your Office Best Friend.

Day 16: A pom-pom bracelet for your niece/cousin.