Shoppist’s 25 Gifts of Christmas: Day 22

The ultimate gift for your boyfriend: a sleek blazer from Philly's own Commonwealth Proper.

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.)

How to fake a supremely thought-out, custom-designed gift a mere three days before Christmas? Head to Commonwealth Proper’s newish studio at 19th and Chestnut (you’ll want to call first)—or visit them online—and spring for one of the company’s off-the-rack pieces. While the majority of the menswear company’s offerings is bespoke, you can find a few ready-to-wear gems, like this cotton twill blazer, made right here in Philly. The lightweight, unstructured jacket is polished but casual; he’ll want to pair it with jeans. And when he asks if it was made-to-measure, just smile and don’t reveal a thing. (Oh, and a tip: CP’s ready-to-wear line runs a bit smaller than their custom-made pieces, so opt for one size larger than normal.)

The Details: Cotton ready-to-wear blazer, $385 at Commonwealth Proper, Rittenhouse.

Give To: Your boyfriend.


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.

Day 20: A bar of made-in-Philly soap for a stocking stuffer.

Day 21: A surrealist candle for your mother-in-law.