philly creatives gift guide



Every year I share gift ideas from makers + creatives in Philadelphia, in honor of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. There is so much talent in this city I could make numerous gift guides, but I’ve narrowed it down to a festive twelve. Help support these talented small business owners + creatives, as well as the artisans in your own community.

happy shopping + happy holidays!


1…PEG + AWL waxed canvas tote in spice // use code SPOLIA for 20% off thru 12/1

2…FORAGE HABERDASHERY lady bow in metallic gold // use code HOLIDAY for 35% off thru 12/8

3…NORMAN PORTER frontier belt // use code BUTTERBALL for 20% off thru 12/1

4…ABJ GLASSWORKS teardrop terrarium kit // free domestic shipping on orders over $75 with code thanks14

5…HONEST ALCHEMY + KING OF THE BEASTS indigo dyed wooden necklace // enjoy 30% off thru 12/1

6…HAND IN HAND SOAP orange blossom liquid hand soap + lotion // use code GIVETHANKS for 25% off thru 12/1

7…GIRLS CAN TELL eco-friendly pocket notebooks // use code YAY30 for 30% off 

8…BABY JIVES CO personalized mini cloud ornament // offering a variety of holiday deals!

9…NEUARMY SURPLUS CO waxed canvas U.S. field pouch // visit site for details

10..ZOET BATHLATIER tangier candle // use code BF2014 for 15% off thru 11/30

11..THREE POTATO FOUR philadelphia pennant // use code 3P4THANKS for 30% off thru 12/2

12..ART IN THE AGE craft spirits // spirits not sold in store but support other local talent with numerous deals in store!



  1. Its fantastic that there are stores like Meadowsweet Mercantile in Manayunk that carry many of these brands!!

    • indeed Jill, as well as many others, such as Trove General + Occassionette. I usually try to send shoppers direct to the source whenever possible, but supporting independently owned shops is also part of the end goal. happy holidays!

  2. Hi there!
    Love the gift guide. I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be sharing it in a blog post on Dec 8- a guide to my fave holiday gift guides- at Although I’m based in the DC area I couldn’t resist your collection of creative Philly artisans to share as my “locally sourced” guide. It truly is a fun city to shop small!

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