With an eclectic mix of 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, Readers, Runners, and more in your life.


For the Athlete

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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

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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 Fashionista coats of many colors hanging on hangers


Loft is all about style. Find that one piece of clothing that will complete the wardrobe for the Fashionista in your life.

For the Sweets Lover

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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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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

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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. 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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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 Pie Lover

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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 Conscious Consumer

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Grant BLVD is driven by a mission to create stylish, sustainably sourced fashion. The store features elegant and ethical pieces that are the perfect fit for the wardrobe of someone who is conscious about what they wear.

For the Food Lover pasta dish with shaved cheese on top SHOP PENN RESTAURANTS

For a lover of food there is no better gift than that of a night out at a restaurant. A gift card to one of Shop Penn's variety of restaurants is the perfect stocking stuffer for the person in your life that lives to go out for a good meal. 

For the Coffee Crazy

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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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The Penn Museum is open for world adventure. Inside its galleries, you can find 10,000 years of history from cultures across the globe. The Museum Shop, whether in person or online, yields artisanal gifts inspired by its world-renowned collections. Find jewelry, toys, homeware, global delicacies, and much more.

For the Design Star

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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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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 Art Aficionado

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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 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

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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.

For the Rest of Your List window display


For those who defy categorization, The University of Pennsylvania Bookstore is the place to go. Choose from a wide selection of apparel, accessories, jewelry, toys, games, calendars, glassware, stocking stuffers, and of course plenty of books! You’ll also find holiday decorations, wrapping paper, and cards so you can wrap up your gifts and your list!