Let me guess, you still haven’t done your Christmas shopping. No need to panic, there’s still time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Start by getting personal and really think about who you are buying the gift for and see what their interests and hobbies are. Sometimes the simplest gifts are most appreciated because there was thought put into them. If you need some inspiration for finding that unique gift for a true Philadelphian then keep reading.
For the food lovers: A restaurant gift card is always a great idea. There are so many great restaurants in the city to choose from, so if the person has a favorite then go with that, but if they like to try different places then it might be smart to go with a gift card that can be used at multiple restaurants. The best options for this would be a Starr Restaurants or Schulson Collective gift card, which can be used at some of the best restaurants in the city and will definitely please anyone.
For the Art lovers: Think about getting a membership to a museum. A year long Membership to The Barnes Foundation starts at under $100 and comes with a bunch of benefits like unlimited access to the museum, free guest passes, priority access, member-only previews of new exhibits, discounts and more.
For Theater lovers: Consider getting a multi-show package to The Kimmell Center where they can see shows like Aladdin, Les Mis and Phantom of the Opera.
For the Sports lovers: Some full season or partial season tickets for the Phillies, Flyers and Sixers are still pretty affordable and will be greatly appreciated.
For Anyone: Think Local! Look around and search for products that are made right here in the Philadelphia area. Perhaps some Sauce from Vesper Bros. or some chocolates from John & Kira’s. There are also tons of beauty products manufactured locally.
If you’re looking to buy online, there are so many options that you can still get shipped in time for Christmas. We found some great Philly themed items such as a Philadelphia shaped cutting board, a poster of Philadelphia with all the neighborhoods listed on it, the Zahav cookbook, and so much more. (We curated a list of some great gifts in the Products tab of this site).
Hopefully this was a helpful guide. Good luck with the holiday shopping and Merry Christmas!