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Holiday Shopping Essentials

December 1, 2021 — It’s that time of year again for wrapping paper madness, big bows and sending presents galore to those you love. However, along with all of that is the stress of finding the right gift especially for those who have yet to start shopping. So, we rounded up a list of gifts from local Philadelphia businesses for those last minute shoppers looking to start crossing off names on their list.

 

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The Cocktail Workshop: An Essential Guide to Classic Drinks and How to Make Them Your Own

If you have an at-home-mixologist or even a bookworm on your shopping list, then this book is the perfect gift for their bookcase.  The Cocktail Workshop: An Essential Guide to Classic Drinks and How to Make Them Your Own written by spirit savant Steven Grasse and esteemed travel, food, and spirit author Adam Erace, is an immersive dive into 20 classic libations and the tools used to build each one. It’s a great beginner book to help craft elevated, classic beverages from Martinis and Negronis to whiskies and postmodern slushies.

This is a multipurpose gift and not just made to use for cocktail making during the holidays, but for any day of the week. You can purchase the book on Amazon here for $24.99 for the hardcover or on the Kindle $14.99. The book is also available at Art in the Age on-site or online.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 12-6pm, Friday and Saturday from 12-7pm and Sunday from 12-6pm.

116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | www.artintheage.com

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The Pathfinder Hemp and Root

The Pathfinder Hemp and Root, a fermented and distilled hemp-based non-alcoholic spirit, is perfect for someone looking to explore no or low alcohol cocktails this holiday season. Pathfinder Hemp and Root has gift packages for those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages for the holidays. The Pathfinder & Coffee Package ($60) is the ideal present for those coffee lovers on your list. The package includes 1 bottle of The Pathfinder – non-alcoholic spirit, a bag of Moonraker Coffee Roasters, a modern house blend of coffee beans, and an Art in the Age archway bottle tote to place the gifts in.

Another gift idea package is the “Off the Sauce” package ($100). This gift is a great alternative for those who are not coffee drinkers. This package includes 1 bottle of The Pathfinder – non-alcoholic spirit, a bottle of Topo Chico Mineral Water, a gold foil Art in the Age rock glass to pour your ingredients in, a copy of Good Drinks by Julia Bainbridge and an Art in the Age canvas tote. Both packages can be purchased at Art in the Age on-site and online.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 12-6pm, Friday and Saturday from 12-7pm and Sunday from 12-6pm.

 

116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | www.artintheage.com

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Toile

If you have a fashionista on your list, then Toile, a woman-owned boutique in Fishtown boasting  clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home goods from local and independent designers, is the place to shop till you drop for that fashion forward friend or family.

Highlights include Leather Accessory line by Bianca Rachele, boasting O-Ring Belt designed with 100% of genuine leather and a hand forged steel hardware by Ellen Durkan for the ring. This belt can be worn in multiple ways either by being tied through the O-Ring or slipped through the belt loops. This accessory line also includes the Obi Belt which is also designed with 100% genuine leather and can be worn to cinch any garment including dresses, tops, flowy sweaters, and vests.

For those who are more focused on wellness and healing, Toile also stocks  The Conjure Wellness Healing Mists, a collection of aromatherapeutic gem essences. Each mist is handmade with a unique blend of essential oils, crystals and spring water that has been charged under the full moon! They are most effective when used as tools to enhance spiritual practices such as meditation, ritual work and energy healing.

Hours of operation are  Mondays are by appointment only, Tuesday and Wednesday 12-6pm, Friday through Saturday 11am-7pm, and Sunday 12-5pm.

 

1333 Frankford Avenue | 267.587.7221 | www.toile.myshopify.com

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-Samantha Kilpatrick