The Gift Guide
Give someone a present that they won't want to throw out!
Tis much better to give than to receive—unless of course you’re on the receiving end of something from this list. We’ve got gifts for gals (did someone say she needs a new wallet?); gifts for guys (fedoras are sexy, OK?); and gifts for both (the vibrating sponge for bath time was incredibly intriguing). All of our picks come from small, locally owned stores, which means you’ll be giving back to the community and not some big-box joint. So for those of you still gainfully employed this season (or if you're actually in the 1 percent), here’s a guide to gifts we think are worth your hard-earned cash.
Yelp’s guide to shopping local
The Yelp “Shop Local” pledge encourages shoppers to spend some of their holiday gift budget at locally owned stores. Did you know that Americans will spend around $712 this holiday season on gifts? Even directing a portion of that to local businesses can mean a lot for our community. To make it even easier, Yelp has provided this gift guide featuring some of our favorite Philly shops. Happy hunting!
Black Friday gifts for him: Gadgets and gear, whisky and beer
From your nerdy dad to your frat-boy bro to your stylish New Year’s Eve escort, we have you covered.
Warby Parker's Vintage-Inspired Frames and Shades Land at Art in the Age, In-Store Party Thursday
Starting this month, eyeglasses from Philly's own Warby Parker will be available for purchase at Old City's Art in the Age. Launched by four Penn students, Warby Parker aims to provide an alternative to overpriced, boutique-style prescription eyewear by cutting out the middleman; Dealing with customers directly allows Warby Parker to keep prices under the $100 mark. Even better, with every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker donates a pair to non-profits like VisionSpring. The shop-in-shop will feature the company's entire 50-piece line of vintage-inspired, limited-edition frames (including a monocle) for both men and women.