Shop local: What to gift your favorite Philadelphian

Whether you didn’t leave enough time for ordering online or you just prefer holding something in your hand before you decide to buy, here are presents you can shop for locally. Just remember, these are for giving — no keepsies.

Di Bruno Bros.

Philly’s cheese experts know that the best gifts are edible. The only thing you have to do is decide if you want to show up at the holiday party with the Abbondanza, Cheese Lover, Midnight Snacker or Adventurous Eater gift basket. Check out those and more, plus store addresses, at

BlokesBarbershop &Gentleman’s Emporium

Give the dapper gent — or the too-cool hipster — in your life an Italian-made badger hair shaving brush in a funky barbershop pole design ($65) from Blokes on 151 N. Third St.

Philly Phaithful

It’s hard to choose a favorite from Philadelphia Experience, the new Philly-centric clothing line from Philly Phaithful, available in several stores in the Philadelphia area (scope them all at The T-shirts are $24.99 and sweatshirts are $41.99.

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Phan Cave

Your buddy’s very best tailgate pales in comparison to what Colleen O’Hara and Jacqueline McDevitt of Phan Cave can put together. Give the sports nut in your life the gift of an elaborate customized tailgating experience, with these pros handling everything from set up to clean up. Prices vary by package; get the details at


Joe Sermania makes jewelry in his shop at 1719 East Passyunk — you can actually watch him firing pieces by hand, like this Philly pride “Love” necklace (silver, $45; gold, $75).

NY Cruets

Stop by the NY Cruets booth at Christmas Village (15th and Arch streets) to pick up a present for your favorite foodie: These sleek eye-catching bottles are designed to hold oil and vinegar. Expect to spend around $50.

The Art Shop at Moore

Go artsy with a one-of-a-kind gift crafted by Moore College of Art and Design alumni and students, sold at the Art Shop, 1916 Race St. We have our eye on the miniature paintings ($48) by Imani Richardson and the shell necklaces ($50) by Jessica Landau, for someone who likes a little whimsy in their outfit.

Bernie Robbins

Go luxurious with a sparkly, on-trend gift from this jewelry store that’s been selling coveted baubles for more than 50 years. We love these pave diamond and white gold branch ear climbers ($690). Get store locations and hours at

611 Lifestyle

Head to 611 in Old City (232 N. Second St.) to outfit the fashionable dude in your life. We’re into the Jett wool coat ($299), which stands out with an asymmetrical closure and a shawl collar — plus it’s fully lined, so there’s substance to go with all that style.