Happy Black Friday, ladies and gents! (Hi to all the guys/parents/friends who were sent this post for gifting ideas, welcome to the fam.). I hope you had a fabulous and filling Thanksgiving with people you love and have been working through your holiday gift lists. And in case you need a little more inspiration, I am here for you. I’ve done a lot of holiday shopping but I’ve still got a few more things left to buy. I was thinking of ordering a custom photo moon lamp for my husband but I haven’t got round to it yet. I really like the idea of buying a custom gift so if none of the ideas below float your boat, consider getting some personalized instead!Just like our Philly guy gift list, my usual 10 gift ideas were doubled, so there’s plenty of gift ideas, no matter what your budget. This year, I went with a lot of things I would like to receive (obviously), but branched out into different types of gifts, because it’s really so amazing the variety of super cool things made right here in Philly. Etsy is our friend, folks. Now, onto the gifts!Continue Reading…
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The holidays are here! It feels like just yesterday we were sweating in 80 degree weather (probably because it wasn’t actually that long ago), but I’ve been embracing the chill and pulling out my cutest layers and dark lip colors this fall.
I love love love putting together these gift guides. They’re definitely a lot of work – especially the guy version (thanks to all my guy pals out there who looked over my list this year to make sure I didn’t go too cray) – but it amazes me each time to see the cool things our city puts out. Every gift on this list is either made in Philly (with a few from the surrounding area) or speaks directly to Philadelphians’ souls. They’re all available to shop online (okay, the booze might not be that easy, but don’t tell me you’re not going to a liquor store…today even!) and some can even be picked up in local shops around the city. And this year’s guide is packed with *17* gift ideas, thanks to your overwhelming response on my instagram stories to include more gifts!Continue Reading…
The ol gift guide strikes again! But today, it’s all about the ladies. I’ll touch on lots of different gift ideas, including personalised ideas like a custom name necklace so you can really impress your lady. And guess what, it’s just in time for December shopping crunch time. So, I’m here to save the day with 10 of the best, local-based, Philly-made gift ideas for the Philly lady in your life. If you see something you’re into and need that extra *hint hint* to get your point across, share this guide! I know this cause/effect to be true, because I always end up getting some of these gifts each year from my thoughtful friends and fam, and I don’t hate it. Scroll down to get the deets! Before we start, I’d like to make a special mention to an additional gift idea: photo mugs! Make your gift that much more personal with a custom image of your choosing.
It’s gift guide time! Today I’m excited to be sharing some of the best gifts from our area, sure to please the Philly guy in your life. Buying for guys can be tough, they always say they don’t want or need anything, leaving you having to find inspiration on your own. Whether you choose to design your own bobbleheads or find the perfect cashmere scarf, giving a great gift is sure to put a smile on someone’s face. Therefore, I’ve scoured the interwebs and consulted with some local men to put together the best of the best, with each gift coming from a local shop or location. If you can’t get to these stores, you’ll still be able to find some great gifts, like Personalisierte Handyhülle, online! And a tip before we jump in: if you see something you love, be sure to shop quick, as some of these babies are on sale for Cyber Monday! Click through for links, locations, and some of my much-needed commentary.
You didn’t think I forgot about my ladies, did you? 😉 The second post in my annual gift guide series is always my favorite, because I get to search the internet for the best gifts that Philly ladies (just like me, naturally) would love to receive this holiday season. Similarly to this year’s Philly Guy Gift Guide, most of these gifting ideas ship from or can be bought in the city, or are just plain inspired by Philadelphia.
It’s beginning to look a lot like gift guide season! I love putting together and evolving my Philly Gift Guides each year; researching the best gifts for Philly guys always helps me to discover new places and products to fall in love with. With tools like this gift guide and sites like GiftsforPeopleWho.com, there is so much inspiration out there to help anyone who is struggling to find a gift for their loved one. It is the thought that counts at the end of the day.
The gift you give will depend on the relationship you have to this person. You might be best getting custom bobbleheads for friends and family who have a great sense of humour; they’re great fun and always ensure the best reaction when opened. Or perhaps if you have a business-related relationship with the person you’re buying for then it would be best to look at corporate holiday gift baskets. And then, of course, deciding what to buy for your partner can be particularly tricky! If you are struggling, one gift that always goes down well is a luxurious designer watch. Jewellery is a great gift as it can be treasured forever. Just go directly to Jacobs The Jeweller to check out some of their watch designs for some inspiration. This year, I have a fun mix of gift ideas (inspired by our city, of course) that I hope will spark some holiday shopping for the Philly man in your life!
I don’t mind Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a nice opportunity and/or reminder to do something special for the ones you love. There are tons of gift guides for sweet, Pinterest-inspired gifts you can get for your BF (I mean, who wouldn’t want to get this?), so I’ve decided to tackle some gift ideas for the under-appreciated on the big V-Day: your BFF, your puppy, and, the most important one, yourself.
Gifting for girls in Philadelphia is so fun. For the woman who loves exploring her city, it’s hard to go wrong with a constant overflow of delightful places to go and things to do. But, in case you do need a little inspiration, I’ve got you covered. This year’s gift guide is filled with cute and quirky items for your BFF, sister, co-worker, or me. 🙂 Let’s take a peek . . .
Even though I have resisted putting on my *NSYNC Home For Christmas Pandora station so far this year, there’s no avoiding it – the holidays are pretty much here. My shopping has not been that productive thus far, so I was really excited to put together a little bit of inspiration in the form of my annual Philadelphia gift guides. This year I expanded my recommendations to 10 whole ideas to gift your boyfriend, brother, friend, cool boss, cooler dad, etc. for the holidays this year. Most of the items can be shopped online or picked up around town, so let’s get shopping!
The ‘Philly girl’ is so much fun to shop for. She likes sports, she likes make-up. She likes gifts that can be used on any & all “experiences” around our city. I loved creating my Philly Girl Gift Guide last year & couldn’t wait to create this year’s version. I’ve scoured the internet for Philly’s coolest gifts of 2013. Check them out:
1. I truly love this Philly laser cut necklace*. Someone please get it for me for Christmas. Please.
3. Let’s see, nailpolish made in Philadelphia* & named after It’s Always Sunny? Sign me up.
4. Unique Philly art pieces make me smile. This cutout city scape can be customized & is adorable for your BFF’s Center City apartment.
5. South Moon Under always has has really cool gift options, but these American flag mittens are just so fab.
6. For your friends that love BYOB’s, make sure you pick up this Philly Streets wine tote*.
7. A gift that your girlfriend wouldn’t get for herself is the best. Hook her up with a gift card for a cute blowout*.
* = based in Philadelphia.
Got enough lady ideas? Check out my Philly Guy Gift Guide & get some ideas for your man. But first, let’s just share this post with everyone shopping for you this holiday season. They’ll thank you. xx