Shop local to support small businesses and artists in our community this holiday season!
Accessories & Jewelry
Riot Alliance Justice Jewelry
Sara Schwartz created Riot Alliance to connect her passion for jewelry making with her passion for social justice. A portion of all Riot Alliance proceeds are donated to local social justice organizations fighting to build a more equitable and healthier world. This holiday season, 20% of all Riot Alliance sales will go to Black Lives Matter Philly and Spirits Up!
Girl, I Want That Bag
Philly-based designer Sheila Coley’s Sistergirl Collection is a fresh, fun, funky, and eye–catching line of tote bags. The collection features over 20 different designs! On top of all the choices, Girl, I Want That Bag is offering free shipping this holiday season.
A Different Kind of Fine
A Different Kind of Fine is a one-of-a-kind, limited jewelry series designed by Ashley Ernest. In addition to her spectacular jewelry work, Ashley is also a published artist who has shown her work nationally, an arts educator, and a Community Health Worker here at NKCDC!
UghCaraWhy offers a selection of pop culture inspired embroidery in the form of patches, tote bags, masks, clothing, and more! Each item is made by hand in Philly by Cara Monroe. The UghCaraWhy “Mom” patch is a great gift to show appreciation for the matriarch of your family.
Global Elective is ethical travel platform based in Fishtown that provides access to travel opportunities, holds discussions about traveling the world responsibly and sustainably, and supports artisan communities through ethical trade. The organization partners with artisans around the world to create hand woven and ethically made home decor, scarves, and accessories. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information on their latest inventory.
AprilMade jewelry is hand-fabricated with love by April Schneider in her Philly-based studio. Inspired by nature, each piece is made with both traditional silversmithing and wire weaving techniques. Using a combination of silver and gemstones, April has set herself apart with her beautifully delicate yet surprisingly durable designs. After being out of a job due to Covid, April began using her crafting skills to make fun and well fitted face masks in addition to her jewelry line.
Meg Potoma Studios
Meg Potoma Studios is a Philly-based and trans-owned small business that specializes in social justice themed buttons, pins, stickers, and more. There are over 200 fantastic items to choose from in Meg’s shop!
bobbinweave is woman-owned business of handmade knit and woven goods for the body, the home, pets, and the babies in your life. From blankets to beanies to baby boots, bobbinweave offers a beautiful inventory of gifts to keep your family cozy this holiday season.
Fab Youth Philly
Fab Youth Philly is a local support organization for programs and individuals working with youth in Philadelphia. In addition to their work helping to improve educational and professional development opportunities for children in the city, Fab Youth Philly is also selling a line of clothing and accessories this year, including their latest collection of #FabThingsHappeninPhilly gear.
Gracious Rebel Designs
The beautiful and unique handmade polymer clay jewelry, from Gracious Rebel Designs, carry glowing reviews! The shop offers local pick-up or delivery in the Philadelphia area. If you are a local shopper and would like to pick-up, be sure to message Maryam ahead of your purchase!
Hearts & Bruises
Hearts & Bruises creates offbeat jewelry, art and shenanigans for all the nerds, fantasy, and gaming lovers you’re gifting this holiday season!
Made By LAD
Leslie Davidson designs handmade-made, hand-dyed, one-of-a-kind accessories and masks constructed with responsibly sourced materials from local small businesses in Philadelphia. Made By LAD is a zero-waste operation. All the fabric that Leslie uses for her products are either 100% cotton or dead stock (extra, unused material). All merchandise is made to order, and 95% of the material is hand dyed by Leslie herself.
Horror, cats, bones, beards, and a Gritty sticker with every purchase! What more could you possibly want? Creator Tiffany Padilla carries everything from brain scan earrings to fox bone jewelry in the Bearded Noise Goods Shop. Be sure to check it out!
Wrap Scrap Creations
Wrap Scrap Creations is a collection of toys, bags, key fobs, and fandom-based items all made with upcycled fabrics. Merkids will make a darling gift for your little one to enjoy this year! The cuddle-able dolls are made one-of-a-kind and entirely by hand from wrap scraps and quilter’s cottons.
Art & Illustration
Colleen Rudolf is a multi-media artist, specializing in sculpture and photography. She currently works out of her studio in West Kensington, doing a variety of activities, including portraiture for private clients, large scale wildlife drawings and sculptures, woodwork, metalwork, teaching private art lessons, and a drawing class at Rowan College. Her work is installed privately and publicly throughout the region and she has worked with several organizations to raise awareness and funding for wildlife conservation efforts.
Valeriya Volkova is a local artist that produces wildly beautiful and colorful imagery of plants, monsters, landscapes, cities, houses, and other imaginative creations. Her online shop is filled with original paintings prints, ceramics postcards and more!
Radical Hearts Print Lab
Radical Hearts Print Lab creates text-based graphic art and gift items made with radical ideals and revolutionary soul. Each item provides a beautiful and bold daily reminder of our individual and collective power. This holiday season, all orders over $50 can receive free shipping and a free 5″x7″ print of their choice with the use of promo code “NEIGHBORLOVE” during check out.
The Lovely Vine
The Lovely Vine is a collection of elegant floral arrangements created by Liana Vazquez with flowers sourced from Market Blooms at Reading Terminal Market. Check out the images of the arrangements on Instagram and send a direct message to Liana for purchasing details.
Pour Soul Art
Pour Soul Art is a collection of one-of-a-kind, handmade pour paintings produced by local artist Megan Holben. The series also features a collection of pour paint pendants and keychains made from pieces of Megan’s paintings.
Natasha Zeta Art
Natasha Zeta is a multidisciplinary artist from Philadelphia whose work focuses on mental health. Zeta’s interactive portraiture with broken mirrors, part of her Cracked Perspective series, aims to promote personal healing and growth, especially as it relates to mental health, and amplify the stories of those who have been marginalized. An original work from Zeta would make a thoughtful and one-of-a-kind gift this holiday.
Michele Scott Illustrations & Animations
Michele Scott pours lively creative energy into his illustrations and animations. His online shop is packed full of funky digital prints, t-shirts, pins and hand-drawn illustrations. Philly sports fans are sure to love his JOJO21 and BEN SIMMO digital prints of Sixers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Pressed for Time Floral Art
Pressed for Time Floral Art is a floral art series created by Sara Halali using flowers and leaves found, foraged, and purchased in the local area. The series features pieces on canvas and others in frames that Sara upcycles from local thrift stores.
Head Games Philly
Head Games Philly is a one stop shop near the corner of Girard and Frankford Ave for art, glass, jewelry and other funky home goods. This holiday season, they’re stocked with locally-made ornaments and crafts. Stop by their shop or visit their online store at headgamesphilly.com.
Books & Comics
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse is the go to spot for comic book lovers and geeks of sorts in Philly! This weekend, you can shop online at Amalgam for superhero comics and goodies, Afrofuturism and fantasy books, and even Amalgam Exclusives to your heart’s content with their 20% off sale, which runs through Sunday, November 29th. Use the promo code BUYBLACK20 at checkout to receive 20% OFF your entire order. Please note, the offer is not valid when purchasing gift cards.
Harriett’s Bookshop takes its name from historic heroine Harriet Tubman, the fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad. Shop-owner Jeannine Cook opened Harriett’s earlier this year with the mission of creating a space to celebrate women authors, women artists, and women activists. Stop by the storefront or visit their online shop to find all the best titles for the book-lovers in your family this holiday season!
Ceramics & Pottery
Mark, the founder of Destined Goods, creates high quality, handcrafted goods including mugs and tumblers, street maps of Philadelphia, and custom ornaments. The unique and elegant products that combine natural elements of ceramic, leather, and metal would be a standout gift for anyone this holiday season.
Wrong World Ceramics
Wrong World Ceramics is a collection of one-of-a-kind porcelain oddities and contemporary counter cultural objects created by local clay artist Chase Brown. Chase’s shop includes a wide selection of ornaments, flasks, skulls, planters, and more.
Mason & Monstera
Mason & Monstera makes hand-poured, dyed, and painted concrete planters and plant accessories. The brand was inspired by Philadelphia’s juxtaposition of lush greenery and industrial structures, the timeless masonry that lines the city’s streets, set back against its bountiful forests, trails, and parks. Mason & Monstera also sell live plants carefully curated for each vessel, if desired. Head over to their webstore to view all their beautiful products!
cone10 is a ceramic art collection created by Richard Schwartz. Richard handmakes his elegant work at MaKen Studios in Kensington. His coil bowls would make a beautiful center-piece for this year’s holiday table. You can view the full Cone10 collection on Instagram and send an email to email@example.com to place your order.
MASscarves are made by hand and with love in Philadelphia by artist, designer and performer Samantha Hyman. All MASscarved are made in small batches using factory overstock, remnant fabrics, and faux fur — giving new life to fabrics that may have otherwise been discarded. Using remnant fabrics means that once one of these one-of-a-kind scarves are sold, their design can never again be replicated.
Joyfantastic Design creator Addye Durant has been making tees, customized clothing and fashion accessories since she was 4-years-old! Her creativity is empowered by her passion to convey messages that touch the heart and mind, while conjuring a smile.
Shemesh Shop specializes in colorful hand-dyed and personalized goods including coin pouches, hats, clutches and shoulder bags, towel sets, scrunchies and headbands, and comfy masks to help you and your loved ones practice pandemic safety in style. If you’re looking for unique gifts that are both cute and practical, Shemesh Shop has you covered. Visit their Instagram page to place an order.
STITCH AND DESTROY
STITCH AND DESTROY creates sustainable, one-of-a-kind and alternative fashions from upcycled materials for the punk rocker in your family! Their line of clothing and accessories are handmade in Philly using repurposed materials such as textile waste, pre-loved clothing, soda tabs and plastic bags. Beginning Small Business Saturday, STITCH AND DESTROY will be offering its newest service, alterations and custom creations. Customers will have the opportunity to choose an existing item from their wardrobe to be recreated into a unique and upcycled garment. Visit their website to learn more!
Wilde Stylez Hat Collection
Wilde Stylez is a custom-made hat collection made by Christian Calabrese. You can check out @wilde_stylez on Instagram to view clips of the hat making process and see the whole collection. Send Christian a direct message on his page or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a purchase.
Joan Ramone is a hand-silkscreened children’s clothing brand created by illustrator Joan Lee. Quality and sustainability are important to the brand, with the hope that each item is well-loved and worn often. The baby and kids’ lines are available in organic cotton, grown and sewn in the US; and all JR products are printed with non-toxic, water-based ink.
Philadelphia Sewing & Co.
Philadelphia Sewing & Co. is a small company specializing in bespoke design and quality, handmade goods tailored individually to each client, with a focus on banners, flags, and masks in 2020. Some of their most popular items this holiday season include a “RAD Things Happen in Philly” pennant, “Philly or Die” pennant, and a few Philly-inspired products featuring Gritty and colorful language that we can’t include this page. You’ll have to head over to their webstore to check those ones out!
Creátiva Crafts is a home-based project run by designer Lauren Dunoff. Each Creátiva Crafts Kit includes materials and colorful instructions for kids to create five arts and crafts projects. Every time one kit is purchased, another is donated to Project Libertad to use for their afterschool programs in Norristown and Phoenixville, PA. This gift is a wonderful way to get creative with the young ones in your family and do good for the greater community! Visit Creátiva’s Instagram to place an order.
Craft Foundry is a gift shop in Fishtown that offers a wonderful selection of eco-friendly gifts including candles, jewelry, perfumes, organic skin care products, cotton masks, and scarves. The shop also hosts fun classes in jewelry repair, bookbinding, card making, and more!
Heavy Hitters Thai Boxing
Heavy Hitters Thai Boxing is more than a gym, it’s a community! The program welcomes students of all skill levels —from the brand-new student trying to get into shape to the experienced fighter training for high-level competition. This holiday season, Heavy Hitters is offering 30 days of unlimited classes, a pair of boxing gloves, and hand wraps for just $99!
Food & Drink
A favorite cozy neighborhood bar, Martha features delicious hoagies, vegetables, natural wines, draft cocktails, sour beer, cheese, pickles, and so much more. Locally sourced and fermentation focused, Martha offers a unique selection of fermented hot sauces, barrel aged beer, and fruit preserves that would make a stellar gift. Or, purchase a Martha gift card to spice up your holiday food festivities.
One of the city’s most enticing new restaurants and one that is uniquely Philadelphian, Elwood celebrates the region’s rich culinary traditions with a family-style menu that features whole animal roasts, venison scrapple served on antlers, and indigenous ingredients such as pawpaw. Purchase an Elwood gift card on for a Philadelphia dining experience to remember or message email@example.com to purchase jars of local honey harvested from bees in Chef Adam Diltz’s own Fishtown backyard, apple butter, and pepper sauce.
Castellino’s Italian Market
Whether you want to add some flair to your own holiday spread or are looking to gift gourmet, Castellino’s Italian Market is a one stop shop. The charming corner store specializes in high-quality meats and cheeses; made-to-order deli sandwiches; gorgeous and festive cheese, sandwich, and cookie trays; homemade pizza dough; and a slew of specialty Italian and non-Italian products such as pastas, pickles and olives, jams and preserves, oils and vinegars, breads, beverages, and snacks.
Fishtown Pickle Project
Chef Mike Sicinski and dietitian Niki Toscani are passionate about all things pickled. Their small-batch fare is purposefully crafted using all-natural ingredients and bold flavors that appeal to the taste of each and every palate. You can gift Fishtown Pickle Project’s handcrafted pickles by the jar for $10 this holiday season or pick up three jars for $25!
Good Good Chocolates
Good Good Chocolates is committed to creating thoughtful and delicious confections made entirely by hand in small batches. Their hand shelled chocolates are made using premium chocolate by Valrhona and República Del Cacao, vanilla beans, Plugrá butter and local seasonal ingredients. Their Smashable Chocolate Ornaments will make a delightfully delicious treat this holiday season!
Farina Pasta & Noodle
Founded and run by Daniel Lee and Joe Liang, Farina Pasta & Noodle brings a new concept to the pasta market. The shop creates both Italian and Asian-inspired noodle and pasta dishes, with options that can also be customized. Farina is dedicated to crafting handmade, high-quality pasta that is affordable and accessible to all. Their dried pastas and frozen sauces will make the perfect gift for pasta-lovers this holiday season!
Impresso Coffee is a coffee catering company that specializes in pop-up espresso bars. If you’re looking to provide specialty beverages at your next event, Impresso is offering Holiday Drink Stands with hot chocolate, hot apple cider, hot tea, and hot coffee. For all the coffee and tea lovers out there, Impresso is also selling gift baskets of their top products.
50 States, 50 Brews
50 States, 50 Brews will make the perfect gift for the beer enthusiast in your family! The adhesive magnets that come with each kit attach to bottle caps and enable collectors to map out the beers they’ve tasted from every state across the country. 50 States, 50 Brews is currently running a 15% off Holiday Sale that you don’t want to miss!
Furniture & Home Goods
Brandywine & Bergamont
Brandywine & Bergamot owner Lindsay’s fresh and modern take on classic home good designs display her love of sewing, cooking, and gardening. Her beautifully constructed products include kitchen aprons, champagne and wine totes, lounge shorts, and face masks—all available in beautifully patterned (and reversible!), but durable cotton and linen fabrics that will withstand years of heavy use.
Cazza Home & Mattress
Cazza Home & Mattress is a recently opened furniture store in Kensington that provides quality affordable design and functional pieces for home, office, and commercial spaces. Cazza’s storefront is located at 1805 East York Street, but this holiday season you can shop online at their website www.cazzahm.com.
AR Workshop Fishtown
AR Workshop is a boutique DIY studio in Fishtown that offers hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials. They provide instructor-led workshops to make customizable wood signs, frames, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, trays, knit blankets and more! AR Workshop also offers DIY-to-GO kits to bring the workshop experience into your own home.
Crystal Bunny Designs
Crystal Bunny Designs offers a wide range of ornaments, prints, signs, plaques, stickers, phone cases, coasters, pins and more! If you don’t find exactly the design you have in mind, you can even send them a request for custom orders.
Cumberland Street Candles
Cumberland Street Candles creator Emily Prohorchuck produces a fun collection of hand-poured soy candles. This year’s dry gin “Gingle All the Way Candle” has approximately 45-50 hours of burn time, is poured and packaged with love here in Philly, and makes the perfect gift, in case you forgot to grab that Turbo Doll. For local pick-up, send an email to Emily at Eprohorchuck@gmail.com.
PhilaStainedGlass’ sweet holiday-inspired stained-glass ornaments shine brightly hanging on a tree or in a sunlit window. Choose from a jolly sitting Santa, Christmas star, gnome, tree, or a festive tree design.
Fishtown maker Susan Murphy’s Philly-themed Jawnaments are back this holiday season! This year’s expanded collection includes a masked Gritty ornament, John’s Cherry Wooder Ice ornament, Reading Terminal ornament and more! 15% of profits will be donated to local community organizations and non-profits.
VZWraps Fabric Gift Bags
VZWraps reusable fabric gift bags make gift wrapping stylish, easy, and trash-free! Drop your gift in, tie the bag closed, and your wrapping is done. You can reuse VZWraps fabric gift bags for years to come. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative to wrapping paper, VZWraps has you — and your gifts — covered!
Spoiled Muttz is a line of dog bandanas that go right over your dog’s collar — a great stocking-stuffer for the beloved pup in your family! They also recently started making double layer cotton face masks and offer over 100 different fabric options.
Park Bench Dog Daycare
Treat your pup this holiday season with a visit to Park Bench Dog Daycare! The daycare provides a safe, fun, and loving environment for your pup to thrive. Park Bench Dog Daycare was founded on the belief that an exceptional daycare, grooming, and training experience can transform the lives of local canines and their two-legged friends too!
Stationery & Handmade Cards
A Single Suggestion
A Single Suggestion handmade cards, stationery, journals, and gift sets will brighten up any occasion and make a family member, friend, colleague, or that special someone feel, well — special! Select from a broad selection of pre-designed cards and stationary sets or custom order.
Meg’s Little Print Shop
Megan Smith’s goal at Meg’s Little Print Shop is to share positivity, sunshine, and inspire creativity through her art! Her new Etsy shop is a creative space where she sells screen prints, linocut prints, etching prints, handmade sketch books, stickers, pins and more.
StyleThrive Handmade produce beautiful, hand-bound scrap leather journals. In celebration of the shop’s 100-sale milestone, StyleThrive is now donating 10% of all sales for the remainder of 2020 to Feeding America’s No Kid Hungry initiative, which will help keep children fed during COVID-19 school closures and beyond.
Skin & Body Care Products
Sistah Scents Fragrance Bar provides a hands-on aromatic experience for guests to create custom scents for their home and body products. Their products are non-toxic and nature-friendly. If you can’t make it to the Sistah Scents fragrance bar, choose from their online selection of products. Gift box assortments are available this holiday season!
Alicia Feliciano is an independent beauty consultant that specializes in skin care treatment for people of all ages. She prides herself in providing quality service to help clients both look and feel beautiful. Contact her for more info about her products and services!
Vintage & Repurposed
The Resource Exchange
Philadelphia’s creative reuse center, The Resource Exchange, provides reclaimed materials and inspiration for creative and environmentally resourceful making, teaching, and living. Purchase a gift card or shop their online store to find a wide array of practical, hard to find, and off-beat second-hand items. You just might find the perfect gift for that innovative and environmentally conscious person in your life.
TurnstyleART transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary through creative re-use and upcycling. Repurposed items like vintage mirrors and glassware are given new life with etched quotes and designs, and one-of-a-kind collages are made entirely out of recycled envelopes. No matter the medium, the goal behind each TurnstyleART piece is to promote sustainability in a fun way! The coupon code SMALLBIZLOVE is valid on the TurnstyleART online shop through 11/30.
Hedy Sirico has been an artist all her life, working across various mediums from oil painting to computer graphics, but over the past several years she has become fascinated and immersed in assemblage sculpture. The unique treasures that she creates breathes new life into once discarded knickknacks.
Special Move Vintage
Special Move Vintage was launched in 2020 by Tal Laufer and Peter Force out of their passion for sifting through endless racks of used clothing to curate the best selection of vintage styles at affordable prices. The duo carries men’s, women’s, and unisex clothing, as well as housewares, books, and records. Check them out on Instagram and send a direct message or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make a purchase!