Get crafty and shop local in Philly

Why give one of your loved ones another electronic toy they’ll never use or some generic “one size fits all” present? There are plenty of makers and artists here in Philadelphia, and there’s a gift for everyone. From unique artwork to swag that represents our city, here are some of our favorite gift ideas.

Spread the Love

You have probably seen one of Amberella’s cute goth hearts somewhere in Philadelphia. The street artist said she’s been “pasting her heart in the streets, literally one feeling at a time.” Her prints start at $25.


South Philly Pride

The guys at South Fellini make pins, shirts and other swag that highlight Philadelphia and its quirks. “We try to recognize beautiful things in Philadelphia that most people may have overlooked,” said co-founder Tony Trov. Pick up a Divine Lorraine or Jawn pin in addition to special holiday items such as a Feat of the Seven Fishes t-shirt and greeting cards. Their handmade pins are $12 each.

South Fellini
1507 E. Passyunk Ave.
(267) 751-3667

Kensington Clay

If you know someone who wants to up their plating game, beautiful plateware is a great place to start. Each item from Felt and Fat is made to order. The small team at Kensington-based Felt and Fat fire up their kilns to create custom plates, mugs, vases and more. Plates start at $28 each.

Felt and Fat
3401 I St.

‘Tis the season

Add an ornamental jawn to a friend’s Christmas tree. South Philly based seamstress Popped Stitches makes adorable hand stitched Christmas ornaments that are available at an Philadelphia Independents, Old City boutique that stocks all kind of goodies made by Philadelphia Artists. The ornaments are $16 each.

Philadelphia Independents
35 N. 3rd St.
(267) 773-7316

Wooder or woodwork?

A beautiful set of coasters can bring décor and functionality to a whole new level- especially the ones made by local woodworkers Half and a Third. Coaster sets are $25 and are available in a range of woods and paint colors.

Half and a Third

Are you still feeling lost in a haze of holiday shopping? Check out the Holiday Maker Craft fair this Friday for even more gift ideas.

Holiday Maker Fair
Friday Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
WeWork Northern Liberties
1010 N. Hancock St.
(855) 593-9675

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