Shoppist’s 25 Gifts of Christmas: Day 19

We adore these hilarious dolls of famous people.

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.)

Because every single one of your girlfriends has approximately 423 throw pillows, I advise you to give them a cheeky, adorable doll instead. Scarlett Alley stocks the Late Greats line of plush, 12-inch-tall dolls, all featuring original illustrations of famous figures, from Frida Kahlo to Gandhi. There’s Abe Lincoln for your history buff pals, Coco Chanel for your fashion-savvy friends, Albert Einstein for the brainiacs, Jane Austen for the bookworms, and Freddie Mercury for, well, everyone. (Who doesn’t love Freddie Mercury?)

The Details: Late Greats dolls, $42.95 each at Scarlett Alley, Old City.

Give To: Your girlfriends.


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.

Day 17: A wallet and change tray for your husband or dad.

Day 18: A fire pit for your husband.