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Top Spots For Homemade Gifts In Philadelphia

Looking for the best places to shop for unique and personal gifts with that "handmade" touch? Gift-giving requires a certain thoughtfulness, and nothing shows you care quite like a unique, homemade gift. Look no further than these five Philadelphia are destinations that are guaranteed to fulfill your desire for all things one-of-a-kind.

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Arcadia Boutique
819 North 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 667-8099

This independent boutique has two locations in the Philadelphia area stocked with an eclectic mix of home accents, apparel, gifts and jewelry. With a concentration on sustainable and eco-friendly brands, Arcadia Boutique sells products made locally in Philadelphia, as well as vintage and recycled clothing and accessories. Visit Arcadia for a great selection of local handmade jewelry by "Birdqueen Designs," which takes beautiful illustrations and turns them into jewelry using ink-jet shrink film. Price ranges start low with items for around $30, but apparel can reach upwards of $200.

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The Little Apple
4353 Main St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(267) 335-4968

The Little Apple is cozy boutique located in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. The shop is filled with local and handmade items perfect for gifting. A convenient one-stop-shop for vintage and repurposed home goods, handmade products, accessories and cards, The Little Apple store has something for all your gifting needs. Check out the collection of handmade Melo candles--these products are made in Ardmore, Pennsylvania from domestic soy wax and essential oils. You can also find adorable BlaBla Dolls for new moms--the collection is knitted by artisans in Peru and the fabric is all natural, making it the perfect cuddle companion for baby.

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Square Peg Artery and Salvage
108 S 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 360-5548

The Square Peg Artery and Salvage has everything from fine art and jewelry to cards and home décor, all made with skill and craftsmanship. This is the place to go for all things unique and one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans, especially for their Philadelphian neighbors. Have a friend who loves to write? Pick up some vintage photograph journaling books from Square Peg. The Dream Time Bath Tea makes the perfect gift for the lady in your life who loves to soak in the tub before turning in for the night. The newest items at Square Peg include beautiful, abstract stained glass ornaments that add personality and color to any window. The prices here range anywhere from $12-$200, so you can find something to fit any budget.

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East Falls Glassworks
3510 Scotts Lane Ste C42
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 848-2180

The glassblowing studio is located at Sherman Mills in East Falls. East Falls Glassworks not only sells an array of hand crafted glass pieces made by a local artists, but also offers you the chance to create your own. Craft your very own masterpiece and register for glassblowing classes. Not an artist? Not a problem. East Falls offers classes for every level of experience.  Stop by Monday through Friday for art, activities and glass-blown goodies.

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Local Home + Gifts
29 W State St.
Media, PA 19063
(610) 566-5661

Local Home and Gifts prides itself on thinking global and living local. This trendy boutique is located in Media, Pennsylvania and offers a large range of baby, home and wedding gifts. You'll be sure to find a special something to commemorate the special occasions of your loved ones at affordable prices. Check out the adorable locally-made bibs for baby and gorgeous pottery for a special, unique engagement present. Housewarming gifts range from delicate vases and pitchers to vintage ice cream bowls. You can even have tableware items from Mariposa monogramed for a truly personalized gift. If you don't have the chance to shop in store, call or email to have items shipped directly to your door. Shopping local has never been so simple.

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Michelle Conron is a freelance writer and a style and fashion enthusiast residing in Philadelphia, Pa. Her work can be found on on

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