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Our Local Gift Guide

'Tis the season to shop for all your special people. Where to begin? Local and ethical are great ways to start. Here are a few of our favorite picks. Pair these goods with a kitchen garden series gift set, or give them on their own. Either way, they'll make the holiday fun and purposeful.


For the locavore: 

  • A share in a Winter CSA farm, like Taproot Farm Pa.
  • Gift certificate to a store offering quality food and home goods, we suggest:
    • Riverwards Produce
    • Poppy's Greengrocer
    • Primal Supply Meats
    • Package Free Store
    • Kensington Community Food Co-op

To taste:

  • Unique and tasty pickles from Fishtown Pickle Project
  • Locally crafted and distilled spirits like Stateside Vodka or New Liberty Distillery
  • A healing set of tea from Terra Luna Herbals
  • Local coffee, we love Old City Coffee
  • Beautifully crafted and equally delicious chocolates from Aurora Grace Chocolates

For the home bodies:

  • Ceramic mugs from local artists like; Felt and Fat, Clarissa Eck, or Curious Clay
  • Candles from Old City Canning Co. or Dilo Home Candles
  • Cozy alpaca crew socks (find them at Cuttalossa)
  • Handmade soaps, natural perfumes, and skincare from Duross & Langel

To inspire the chefs in your life:

  • A subscription to Edible Philly
  • Gift certificate to a local restaurant, might I suggest Musi and River Twice, where you can wipe your mouth on our napkins!
  • Cooking class or event: 
    • Audrey Claire Cook
    • The culinary literacy center at the free library of Philadelphia
    • Primal Supply Meats 

Of Course it’s equally fun to browse in a special store and discover that perfect gift you never would have dreamed was out there. Here are a few places that offer beautifully adjudicated collections of ethical and local gifts.

  • Moon and Arrow
  • Harvey Oak Mercantile
  • Cuttalossa
  • Isabella Sparrow
  • Rituals

So, you see, there are plenty of fantastic local businesses to support during this season of giving, be inspired to gift local this year and keep your community strong!

Did we miss one of your favorites? Please, add them to the comments below.

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