Bad: You haven’t found the time to get holiday presents for everyone yet.
Good: It’s not too late to pick up something great.
Open at Dilworth Park every day through the end of the year, the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market has plenty of goods for sale, and the stands are run by 100% local businesses. Shop there and you’ll get a double bonus of quick gifts plus the good feeling of supporting Philly entrepreneurs.
Only thing: It can get pretty hectic at the pop-up bazaar outside City Hall, getting busier and busier the closer you get to Christmas. So we did a preview run to find easy gifts make all your loved ones happy — or even put a smile on the face of that neighbor who always brings you a lumpy fruit cake.
Read on for our procrastinator’s guide to the Made in Philadelphia marketplace, with 10 great options for everyone on your list.
Books about Philly
The Camino Books outpost up against City Hall — to the right of the Dilworth Park ice rink — offers a ton of Philadelphia must-reads, including The Reading Terminal Cookbook, Philadelphia: A Railroad History and a bunch of Eagles literature.
Merry Gritmas! Pick up a stuffed ornament featuring the likeness of our lovable orange monster at the Philly Makers tent, near the corner of JFK Avenue. You can also grab a handmade soft pretzel ornaments — both that and Gritty are going for $10 a pop.
… or a Gritty flask
Never enough Flyers mascot merch, amirite? Seriously though, this ceramic white flask is worth your dollars. Bearing a thin orange outline of the fuzzy hellion, this discreet drinking vessel actually makes him look delicate. It’s yours for $36 at the Independent Makers of Philly tent.
With scents like teakwood and cardamom, cucumber wasabi and black ginger and bamboo, your loved ones will forget they live in a city that often carries the aroma of windblown garbage. At Lit Up Candle Co., it costs $15 for candle that’ll last 60 hours, and $25 for 120 hours.
Homemade nut butter
Pick up something delicious for your fam/friends this holiday season. Delivered from the Jersey-based Jalma Farms are assorted jams and nut butters for as low as $4. Flavors includes cinnamon or dark chocolate almond butter, and beach plum jam.
Real leather wallet
You catch a whiff of that fresh leather smell just passing by the KCL Leather tent on City Hall’s north apron. Made in all different colors, the wallets, belts and passport cases are all gorgeous — and not too pricey at around $20 to $30 per item.
The 2019 Eagles season has been thoroughly chilling. Warm up and maintain your Philly pride with some winter sports merch — hats and gloves made in Eagles, Flyers and Phillies colors are just $15 each at The Sports Spot.
Tons of intricate — and inexpensive — jewelry up for grabs at the Seafindings tent. For just $14, you can grab a silver or gold necklace with turquoise gemstones, plus bracelets and earrings to match.
It’s winter poncho o’clock. The sweaters they’re selling at the Down to Earth shop are so soft they feel like plush — and they’re super cozy. A little steep at $48 per sweater, so save this one for someone you really like.
Your walls deserve some Philly love, too. The Philly Word Art tent is selling $40 prints with tons of city pride. Think the cartoon version of the Philadelphia skyline, the LOVE statue and a soaring green eagle.