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Philly Holiday Guide: Last-Minute Local Gifts

If you’re still shopping…skip the over-crowded malls and department stores! Even if you’re shopping last-minute, obviously you don’t want the gift to seem like an afterthought. With all of the creative minds in Philadelphia, we’ve created a personal guide of unique gift ideas. Each gift will support a small business in the local community, making your gift that much more special.

One-of-a-kind Local Gifts

Smak Parlour
219 Market Street

This boutique has everything you could imagine and more. The unique styles of owners, Abby and Katie, really shine through. Purchase a trendy dress or the “Philadelphia Cityscape” necklace to make your friends always feel at home.

Open House
107 S. 13th Street

From home accessories to bath & body products, Open House gives you a variety of items to choose from. Many of the items are made by local artisans and feature Philly themes. Visit the store, between Sansom and Chestnut streets, or shop their online selection.

108 S. 13th Street

Stop by Verde on 13th Street to find the perfect necklace or bracelet to express your appreciation for someone special. You can also find handcrafted selection of delectable chocolates made right in-store.

Chardonnay Go
Available online

Give the gift of wine this season with the new hit board game. “One Funny Mother,” Dena Blizzard from South Jersey, brought her viral video to life by creating this game for “wine lovers, moms, and other shameless people.” Chardonnay Go is the perfect gift for endless nights of laughter all year round. Score a deal by purchasing four or more games and receive a 10% discount.

Insomnia Cookies
Multiple Locations

Not only does Insomnia make cookies but they make cookie cakes as well. Customize a holiday message for your family member and get it printed onto a cake. Who wouldn’t love holiday wishes on a cookie?

Bus Stop Boutique
727 S. 4th Street

Choose the perfect gift for both the women and men in your life at Bus Stop Boutique. With designer shoes, accessories, and unique art, it’s easy to find something for even the pickiest people surrounding you.

Girls Auto Clinic* Glove Box Guide
7425 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA

Written by local “sheCANic” Patrice Banks, this is the perfect book for every woman driver! Glove Box Guide is a “one-stop-do-it-herself-guide to auto maintenance,” empowering women to take control of the wheel. It provides readers with answers to all their common car questions through DIY instructions, tips, and illustrations.


Great Local Gift Cards


Saxbys Coffee
Multiple Locations

After the holidays, everyone could use a pick me up during the winter season. Give the gift of hot coffee and a boost of energy with a Saxbys gift card. Visit at any of their numerous locations throughout Philadelphia.

Moxie Blue Salon*
205 Race Street

This brand new, full service salon in Old City includes 15 chairs, two luxury express spa rooms, and a hair extension bar. Plus, find an extensive retail selection from Goldwell, KMS, Davines, and Oribe. Give the perfect gift for anyone who will enjoy treating themselves to a luxe R&R experience.

Yakitori Boy*
211 N. 11th St.

For over 10 years, Yakitori Boy has been bringing the gift of eating, drinking, and singing to Chinatown. This season, give a gift card or rent out a private room for your friends at our favorite karaoke bar. They can use it on authentic Japanese cuisine like sushi and yakitori, cocktails and beer, or karaoke time.


We want to hear from you! Where are your favorite Philly stores to shop for gifts? Let us know in the comments below.


* Moxie Blue Salon, Yakitori Boy, Girls Auto Clinic are clients of Philly PR Girl.

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