Give the gift of an unforgettable experience in Philly

local gifts in Philly
There are a variety of gifts to gift your loved one in Philly this year.
South Bowl

Looking to find some options for a local gift in Philly? Why not gift an experience? The city is full of them this holiday season, and we’ve got the scoop on some of best and most unique options. 

Philadelphia Flyers 

For the sports fan in your life, the orange and black are offering their special annual package—the Santa Sack. The Sack will boast Flyers and Wings tickets for the 2022-23 season along with autographed items, a collectible 2022 Gritty Claus ornament, and a limited edition Gritty Paw ice scraper. The packages start at $169, and there are some additional options to upgrade as well. 

One upgrade offers the chance to receive an autographed mini stick from Flyers players known as the “Ultra Lower Level” pack. Santa Sack purchasers can also gift a premium experience with a Santa Sack Package on the brand-new Club Level, according to a release. Seats on the Club Level at the New Wells Fargo Center include enhanced in-seat service, expansive food offerings from concepts by Stephen Starr, Jose Garces and Marc Vetri, and exclusive merchandise from the new retail boutique, Cap and Collar.  

All gift packages will be on sale through Saturday, Dec. 31, with guaranteed holiday shipping for all orders placed by Tuesday, Dec. 13. 

Local gifts in Philly
Philadelphia Flyers’ Morgan Frost celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Philadelphia. AP Photo/Matt Slocum

nhl.com

Chestnut Hill Business District

The picturesque neighborhood has always been a hub for foodies and shoppers with over 220 retailers, businesses, and restaurants — and an experience with all of them can now be gifted to your loved ones. Chestnut Hill certificates are available in $25 and $50 denominations and are perfect for anyone who loves boutique shopping, unique culinary experiences, luxurious personal services and the backdrop of this charming suburb.

Philadelphians can order gift cards in person at the Chestnut Hill Welcome Center at 8514 Germantown Ave., by calling 215-247-6696 or by purchasing them online. 

chestnuthillpa.com

The Nutcracker

A beloved tradition and a great option for a local gift in Philly is seeing the holiday magic come alive with the Philadelphia Ballet’s performance of ‘The Nutcracker.’ 

The tale of ‘The Nutcracker’ follows Marie and the Prince. Together the duo battle a Mouse King, dance in a glistening snowfall and celebrate in the land of sweets to create a magical journey that looks just as beautiful as it sounds. Every detail is exquisite from the costumes to the sets, and audiences feel as though they are completely transported to another land as the iconic Tchaikovsky score is performed. The show will run from Dec. 9 – 28 at The Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. 

Pennsylvania Ballet, local gifts in Philly
‘The Nutcracker’ will be playing at the Academy of Music from Dec. 9-28. Alexander Iziliaev

240 S. Broad Street, academyofmusic.org

Andalusia Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum

Being only 13 miles out of the city in Bucks County, this destination in the past has been sought out by many and will undoubtedly ignite some day trips for those itching to get out of Philly. The 100-acre property is home to more than 800 trees, including nearly 250 unique specimens and cultivars from around the world. 

However, one of the most stunning features of the property is the ‘Big House’ that overlooks the waterfront. Placed over five decades ago in 1966 on the Register of Historic Landmarks, the early 19th-century Greek Revival mansion features a monumental columned porch, and still acts as an aesthetic draw for visitors.

Philadelphians can gift their loved ones with a membership that includes many unique perks. Those perks span from admission to open Saturdays, complimentary tickets to public tours including tours inside the ‘Big House,’ and a subscription to ‘The Column,’ Andalusia’s biyearly newsletter. Friends of Andalusia memberships start at $50.

1237 State Road, Andalusia, andalusiapa.org

South Bowl and North Bowl

A great local gift in Philly comes in the form of a gift card to either South Bowl, or its sister site in Northern Liberties, North Bowl. Both locations offer an array of activities from arcade games, pinball machines, billiards, bar areas for viewing sports, and menus featuring elevated pub fare (think wood-fired pizzas, burgers, wings, tacos, and a selection of loaded tater tots, salads, and vegetarian options.)

Gift card options can be found online at toasttab.com. 

(19 East Oregon Ave.,) southbowlphilly.com and (909 N. 2nd Street,) northbowlphilly.com

My Local Brew Works 

For the beer lover in your life, My Local Brew Works is offering their Bespoke Brewing Package as a local gift in Philly. According to a release, gift-givers and recipients of the package have the ability to join the MLBW team in the brewery to brew their own custom beer with full creative control of beer style, hops, recipe, name and more. 

While there, Philadelphians can choose the grain, design the label, and choose how hands-on or off they are for the process. The release also states that pricing varies based on a number of factors including volume of beer brewed, fermentation time, and ingredients, but starts at $120 per person. Those interested in the Bespoke Brewing Package can contact MLBW for a consultation by emailing [email protected]

4500 Worth St. Ste J2, mylocalbrewworks.com

More from our Sister Sites