SHOP PENN PRESENTS: A Gift Guide

With more than 75 different shops and restaurants throughout University City, SHOP PENN is here to guide you to the best places to find the perfect gift for the Cooks, Fashionistas, Gamers, and more in your life. Check back each day this month for the next recommendation. 

SHOP PENN PRESENTS...    

For the Athlete

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PHILADELPHIA RUNNER

With shoes, wearable tech, and tons of stylish, comfortable athletic gear, Philadelphia Runner has a treasure trove of gift options for that active athlete in your life.

For the At-Home Mixologist

shelves with mixology products

 

HELLO WORLD

A visit to Hello World is the perfect plan to find all the tools and ingredients suitable for all sorts of delicious concoctions!

For the Sweets Lover

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FEDERAL DONUTS

Whether it is one of their fancies or a hot and fresh cinnamon sugar treat made to order, Federal Donuts is a must-stop for anyone with a sweet tooth. A t-shirt and a gift card is a perfect combo.

For the Bookworm

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HOUSE OF OUR OWN | LAST WORD BOOKSHOP

A stroll through the stacks at the House of our Own or Last Word Bookshops will yield all sorts of great gift options for the person in your life who can't get enough of a good book. With biographies, fantasy and everything in between, you are sure to find the perfect selection.

For the Home Chef

isreali soul cook book

 

GOLDIE FALAFEL | DIZENGOFF

Some people are truly most at home in their kitchen. For those consider a gift of a cookbook and set of spices from Cook N Solo, the owners and operators of Goldie Falafel and Dizengoff. Send that home chef in your life on a culinary adventure through middle eastern cuisine that they are sure to love.

For the Music Lover

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WORLD CAFE LIVE

Music is the universal language and we all can't wait until we can catch a great show live once again. For the music lover in your life, consider some apparel and tickets to an upcoming show from World Cafe Live, one of the best independant venues for music in the city.

For the Fashionista

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BONDED BOUTIQUE

Looking for a one of a kind piece of clothing perfect for that most stylish of friends? Stop into Bonded Boutique and take a look through a carefully curated collection of fashionable pieces that are sure to turn some heads.

For the Pie Lover

cherry pie

 

METROPOLITAN BAKERY | PITRUCO PIZZA

No matter if the pie lover in your life enjoys sweet or savory, Shop Penn has the place for you. For the sweet lover, take a trip to Metropolitan Bakery for a great selection of delicious pies. For the savory, how about a gift card to Pitruco so they can enjoy a wood-fired neopolitan pizza all to themselves.

For the Adventurer

backpack and gear for hiking

 

UNITED BY BLUE

Searching the perfect gift for the person who just can't sit still and is always looking to get outside? United By Blue has all the essentials for someone who loves spending their time in the great outdoors, from apparel to bags to tents and hammocks. And all of it is made from sustainable materials!

For the Coffee Crazy

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SAXBYS

Everyone knows someone who can't operate until they get that first cup of coffee (or two) in the morning. Saxbys has tons of seasonal brews and everything needed to make a professional cup of coffee in your own kitchen. One of their holiday bundles is sure to energize the coffee lover in your life.

For the History Buff

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PENN MUSEUM SHOP

While the Penn Museum might be closed for a bit, a visit to its brand new Gift Shop website will yield all sorts of unique ideas inspired by history from all over the world. Find sculptures, artwork, jewelry and much more!

For the Design Star

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URBAN OUTFITTERS

We all have that friend with an eye for design. Urban Outfitters is equipped with tons of stylish home decor and clothing pieces that are sure to excite. Find wall art, pillows, throws and special little touches that will make the perfect gift.

For the Dance Lover

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ANNENBERG CENTER

There is something about the beauty and majesty of dance that simply captivates. For the person in your life who can't take their eyes off it, we suggest tickets to an Annenberg Center show or even a season pass to enjoy performances from all walks of life.

For the Gamer

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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA BOOKSTORE

The University of Pennsylvania Bookstore has one of the best selections of board games available this side of the Schuylkill. Whether your gamer plays occasionally or hosts a regular game night, you can find a great pick to add to their collection.

For the Art Aficionado

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INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

With tons of books and prints of eye-catching modern art, the Institute of Contemporary Art has a great selection of unique gifts for the connoisseur in your life. 

For the Beauty Queen

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BLUEMERCURY

bluemercury is a leading luxury beauty retailer offering the best cosmetics, skin care, makeup, perfume, hair, and bath and body essentials. With a wide variety of holiday gift sets, it is a must stop spot.

For the Early Riser

bagels in a wood oven

 

SPREAD BAGELRY

Help the early bird get that worm by taking care of breakfast with a gift card to Spread Bagelry where they can enjoy wood-fired bagels, delicious sandwiches, and energizing coffee.