Shoppist’s 25 Gifts of Christmas: Day 20

The best soaps in Philly.

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.)

For about a decade, Bath & Body Works took over the gift-giving world, especially when it came to stocking stuffers. Now, the bath gifts have grown up, and gotten way cooler in the process. Instead of Juniper Breeze shower gel, wrap up bars of Duross & Langel’s handcrafted soaps, which not only come in gorgeous colors, but amazing scents like peppermint oatmeal, chocolate cherry, buttercream and pumpkin oat. To really get festive, spring for the gingerbread men bars, which might even get kids to start loving bath time.

The Details: Handcrafted soaps, $7.50 each at Duross & Langel, Midtown Village.

Give To: Everyone! These are winning stocking stuffers.

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.

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

Day 18: A fire pit for your husband.

Day 19: A hilariously adorable doll for your girlfriends.