Leave your holiday shopping stress at the door—these four seasonal pop-ups can check off any wish list.Venchi’s assorted chocolate boxes are the perfect hostess gift.
Every holiday season, Boyds becomes a bustle of bows and wrapping paper as locals tick off their wish lists. However, this year, the 85-year-old department store is elevating the shopper experience with the Holiday Market at Boyds. Through Dec. 25, the pop-up will be brimming with a curated selection of gifts like jewelry, confections, flowers, art, ceramics and craft spirits from brands such as Paul Morelli, Assouline and Venchi. Plus, every week will bring new vendors, from local to national brands, ensuring there’s always something new to explore. The cherry on top? All vendors will donate 10% of their sales to Big Brothers and Big Sisters charities—the perfect opportunity to gift and give back. 1818 Chestnut St., boydsphila.com
Complete your holiday shopping at the Rittenhouse Row Holiday Fashion Crawl.
‘TIL YOU DROP
Don’t let the stress of holiday shopping dull your spirits. Wrap up your gifting in one place at the annual Rittenhouse Row Holiday Fashion Crawl on Dec. 2. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in-store parties boasting discounts, trunk shows and gifts with purchases will invite locals to explore everything from chic winter fashions to beauty and more. While perusing pieces from Boyds, DFTI, Joan Shepp and Knit Wit, shoppers can take the edge off with specialty cocktails from Rittenhouse’s best mixologists. Rittenhouse Row, rittenhouserow.org
BOTLD’s spirits elevate any holiday cocktail
SIP AND BE MERRY
Looking to wow your guests with a seasonal sip? Visit BOTLD’s Holiday Bar Pop- Up at their Center City shop for a dose of inspiration. Every Saturday through 12/30, shoppers can taste and peruse a display featuring their top eight holiday picks, from rum to gin, bourbon, rye and absinthe. Try the Pigeon Foot Rooftop Rye, which boasts notes of caramel, vanilla, spice and mint, or the coffee-forward Black Button Distilling Bespoke Bourbon Cream Liqueur. 119 South 18th St., botld.com
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For those who fell victim to holiday procrastination, Rescue Spa is here to help. From Dec. 22 - 24, the day spa will calm your nerves with a glass of Veuve Clicquot and sweets from local artisanal patisseries as you shop a wide selection of luxury skincare, fragrances, home decor and more. Pick up chic accessories from Naghedi and Anya Hindmarch, nightwear from Zimmerli, skincare by Danucera and MBR or home pieces from L’Objet. Whether you find the perfect stocking stuffers or wow factor presents, each gift leaves wrapped and ready to place under the tree. 1811 Walnut St., shoprescuespa.com
Photography by: COURTESY OF BRAND; J.FUSCO/VISIT PHILADELPHIA; COURTESY OF BOTLD/JENNIFER DOSS; LINUS MORALES FOR DANUCERA