Shop Small (and Shop Penn)

Everyone is always looking for that perfect gift for their friends and loved ones and Shop Penn is here to help with a local gift-gathering guide for the list-making set and the last-minute, devil-may-care crowd.
We are where you go to support local Philadelphia businesses, score standout holiday gifts, and surprise all the one-of-a-kinds in your life.
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Furniture
Specialty
Address

3610 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

As the stack of Best of Philly awards may suggest, J. Lamancuso’s impeccably merchandized shop serves as a home and lifestyle mecca for gift givers far and wide. Stop by their new location at Walnut and 37th street and you will find friendly staff, a variety of price points, tasteful from-Philadelphia wares, accessories, wall art, mid-20th-century designs, and an irresistible assortment of items just for fun. What to keep an eye out for: gifts for those with furry friends, statement necklaces sourced from local makers, vegan leather bags, great coffee table contenders, and the sofa of your [actual] dreams.

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Apparel
Specialty
Address

3724 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Don’t let the hordes of people emerging with their dry cleaning slung over one shoulder fool you – Bonded Boutique does a bustling retail business, with a carefully curated collection of women’s apparel and accessories. You don’t have to break the bank to find a flattering silhouette, an eye-catching piece of costume jewelry, or an exquisitely detailed clutch. Have an up and coming fashion blogger in your family? A friend known to nail the high-low look? Shop Bonded the next time you’re on Spruce. 

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Books
Address

220 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

There’s still something to be said for holding a book in your hands, isn’t there? And there’s a lot to be said for supporting an independent bookstore. Last Word Bookshop, just off the Penn campus, is a wonderful place to get lost among the stacks of used books in every genre. Gift yourself with an afternoon of browsing or search for the perfect story to give to anyone else you know with books climbing the walls at home. Last Word and House of Our Own Books are two fantastic places to explore the stacks for the perfect gift for the reader in your life.

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Beauty
Address

212 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Why not gift someone you love a little well-deserved pampering? Luxe Nail Bar, Penn Campus Hair, Skin, and Nail Salon, and Joseph Anthony Hair Salon all offer gift cards – and great options for a post-holiday (and mid-winter) treat. What’s not to like about an already-paid-for manicure and pedicure?  

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Specialty
Address

3419 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

A stylish pair of sunglasses or new frames is one of those gifts that are both very fun and very useful. With one of the finest selections of designer eyewear and sunglasses in the area, and an emphasis on the more exclusive, innovations designers of hand-made, and often green styles, Modern Eye has received national and local acclaim for its branding and design style, and has served Philadelphia for over 25 years.

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Apparel
Address

3621 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

We all have those friends or family who just love to get out and hit the pavement. You may not understand them, but that doesn't mean you can't get them the perfect holiday gift! Philadelphia Runner is a dream for all those runners out there, whether they stick to 5Ks or ultra-marathons. The locally-owned and independently operated company features an unrivaled collection of shoes, apparel, and accessories designed to help a runner get where they need to go.

Hello World

39.953779078398, -75.195345029915

Bonded Cleaners & Boutique

39.9509776, -75.1984126

Last Word Bookshop

39.9534149, -75.2028624

Luxe Nail Bar

39.9536562, -75.2030044

Modern Eye

39.9531032, -75.1930959

Philadelphia Runner

39.95356, -75.1962926