Manayunk's 12 Days of Christmas

Dec 12, 2016 0 comments
Manayunk's 12 Days of Christmas

Featured photo courtesy of JPG Photography

By Rachel Jenkins

The holiday season has descended upon Manayunk, and we’re fully in the swing of things. The storefronts are decorated, there’s a chill in the air, and there’s that special hustle-and-bustle on Main Street that only comes this time of year. Don’t panic, but Christmas Eve is now just 12 days away! If you still need to check off a few more people on your list, don’t despair. We present to you: this year’s 12 Days of Christmas Manayunk Shopping Guide. You’d be surprised by the treasure trove of great finds when you shop small—ornaments, books, five golden rings...everything but the partridge in a pear tree.

On the First Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the Philly Enthusiast

  • Latitudes and Longitudes - Philly LOVE ornament
    • There aren’t too many Philly landmarks as iconic as the LOVE statue. Hang a little piece of it on your tree this Christmas with this painted ceramic ornament.
  • Spectrum Scientifics - City Puzzle
    • How well does your Philly Phan know their way around the city? Test their skills with this Philadelphia map puzzle-in-a-can.
  • The Little Apple - ‘Philadelphia’ Wine Tote Bag
    • There’s people who love wine, and then there’s people who love wine so much they need it on the go. This Philly tote is sure to put a smile on the face of Philly lovers and wine connoisseurs alike.

On the Second Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the Athletic-Minded and Fitness Guru

  • Philly Runner - Printed Workout Top
    • If you know someone who’s always up at the crack of dawn, hitting the streets and dedicated to running or fitness, give them the gift of swag. Check out Philladelphia Runner for these printed sleeveless workout tops and more.
  • HumanZoom - Cycling Gear
    • Anyone who’s brave enough to summit the almighty Manayunk Wall on their bike deserves a good gift this year. HumanZoom offers top-notch Lycra cycling tops that show off Philly pride.
  • The Wall Cycling and SWEAT Fitness - Classes & Membership
    • With yet another year coming to a close, there’s bound to be a lot of talk about resolutions and gym memberships. Here’s one we think that fitness-minded friend will stick to in 2017: the gift of classes at The Wall Cycling Studio or membership to SWEAT Fitness.

On the Third Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the Fashion-Forward

  • Nicole Miller - Party Clutch
    • What better way to ring in the new year than with a sparkly party clutch? This line from Nicole Miller comes in a variety of colors that glitter like a glass of champagne.
  • LILA Fashion International - Scarf Collection
    • The fashion gods have spoken, and plaid is in. This collection embraces wintery and trendy patterns, and goes with just about any tailored coat.
  • Threads on Main - Printed Quote Tees
    • Talk to the Tee. Pick up a sassy quote T-shirt from Threads on Main for the casual-cool friend in your life.

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the Bookworm + Organizer

  • The Spiral Bookcase - Charles Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit
    • A lesser-known novel from the literary great, this gift is a treat for the hardcore Dickens disciple.
  • Nicole Miller - 2017 Calendar
    • Give the gift of a stylish blank slate with this 2017 calendar from Nicole Miller. It’s a crowd-pleaser and ideal for the organized mind who likes to plan ahead.
  • Pineapple on Main - Address Book
    • Stamped with gold designs, this beautiful Rifle Paper address book from Pineapple on Main is eye candy for the organized and old-school.

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the Accessory Lover

  • The Little Apple - Stone Bracelets
    • It’s hard to resist a bold statement piece like these stone bracelets from The Little Apple. They come in eye-catching color combos and are a perfect match with a little black dress on a night out.
  • Gary Mann Jewelers - Precious Stone Earrings
    • Giving a gift like this will put you in the good books til at least next Christmas. Gary Mann offers beautiful earrings with precious stones for the person who means a lot and deserves the best.
  • Ashe B. & Co. - Earthy Wedding Accessories
    • If you know a bride-to-be or even just a friend looking to add interesting pieces to their jewelry collection, head over to Ashe B. Their earthy necklaces, earrings, and more are ideal for special occasions or even everyday wear.

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the Beer + Wine Lover

  • Latitudes and Longitudes - Philly Glassware and Santa Flask
    • Now’s the time to eat, drink, be merry, and then maybe drink some more. These two items from Latitudes and Longitudes will certainly help with that. The Philly Map Glassware is a great conversation piece, while the Santa flask can be a fun little secret.
  • Pineapple on Main - LOVE Beer Sampler
    • Know someone with the temperament of a great hostess and the refined palate for a good brew? This LOVE statue-themed beer sampler will be a winner at their future parties.

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the One Who Likes to be Pampered

  • Salon L - bareMinerals Wish List and Lipgloss Kit
    • We should all take a page out of this friend’s book. Salon L supports the pampering habit with holiday makeup sets from bareMinerals, including lipgloss in wintery berry colors for holiday glamor.
  • Latitudes and Longitudes - Lollia Cosmetics Line
    • This line of Lollia Cosmetics is a no-brainer. Their soaps, lotions, perfume, and more are a surefire way into the heart of the friend who knows how to indulge. Check out Latitudes and Longitudes to easily check them off your list.
  • Millay - Homemade Soaps
    • These all-natural soaps from Millay are soft on the hands with the sweetness of milk and honey. They’re a thoughtful touch to any vanity sink or powder room with the home decorator in mind.

On the Eighth Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the Kids

  • Spectrum Scientifics - Goblies Paintball Kit
    • All the fun of paintball without the pain. This gift from Spectrum Scientifics is perfect for the kid (or kid at heart) who loves to have fun and get a little messy.
  • The Spiral Bookcase - Kids’ Books
    • Know a young parent or a budding little reader? The Spiral Bookcase carries a variety of beautifully illustrated children’s books like Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith.
  • Latitudes and Longitudes - Sticker Books
    • As a kid, there’s something indescribable about the simple pleasure of getting a sticker. Give them endless hours of fun with these sticker books to play pretend dress-up, decorate sweet treats, and more.

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me…Something for the Furry Friend

  • Latitudes and Longitudes - Dog Picture Frame
    • As our tireless companions, our beloved furry friends deserve some loving this holiday season. Pick up a dog-bone frame from Latitudes and Longitudes and add a portrait of Spot right next to Great Grandpa Joe on the family mantlepiece.
  • Top Tails & Walk This Way - Gift Certificate
    • Know someone who could use a little help with their dog while they’re at work? Grab a gift certificate from Manayunk’s own Walk This Way or Tops Tails for great service with dog walking and pet-sitting.
  • MDC - Dog Calendar
    • Admire the Manayunk pooches who have become local celebrities with our very own Dogs of MNYK calendar! See how many canines you can recognize each month in 2017 (and learn a little more about their personalities, too).

On the Tenth Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the One Who Has Everything

  • Pineapple on Main - Cheese Knife Set
    • There’s always those people on our list who just seem to have everything. Just in time for the season of holiday dinner parties, impress them with Pineapple on Main’s gold cheese knife set to up their hostess game.
  • Eyeglass Works - Sunglasses
    • That one family member who’s always on vacation will certainly be pleased with this gift from Eyeglass Works. Get them a new pair of shades and have them dreaming of warmer days and singing ‘Mele Kalikimaka’.
  • Hidden River Yarns - Yarn
    • Support a hobby, or start a new one. Whether they’re a knitter or not, your unsure friend with the vague Christmas list might enjoy these colorful, high-quality yarns from Hidden River Yarns.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the Holiday Enthusiast

  • Pineapple on Main - Mixing Bowl & Rolling Pin Set
    • This time of year, the baker is king. This festive mixing bowl and rolling pin set (complete with quippy holiday messages) is perfect for that person who’s always in the kitchen whipping up something sweet.
  • The Little Apple - Christmas Ornaments
    • We all know a person whose Christmas tree is covered head to toe with great ornaments from years of collecting—so one more couldn’t hurt. Check out The Little Apple’s collection of offbeat ornaments to spice up their tree this year.
  • The Spiral Bookcase - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens & Holiday Box
    • Tis the season to re-read Charles Dickens’ classic tale and ponder Christmases past, present, and future. This special holiday package from Spiral Bookcase is sure to get even the family Scrooge into the holiday spirit.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Manayunk gave to me...Something for the Last-Minute Shopper

  • Sweet Elizabeth’s Cakes - Holiday Cakes
    • Don’t be too hard on yourself, you wouldn’t want to get this gift until the last minute anyway! The sweet tooth will love an expertly decorated red velvet Christmas cake from Sweet Elizabeth’s Cakes, fresh out of the oven and always made with love.
  • SMoKE - Cigars
    • If you wake up on December 23rd with nothing to show for your shopping list, there’s still time to grab a high-quality box of cigars from SMoKE for that one person who knows how to kick back and relax.
  • Main Street Music - Vinyl & More
    • They say you can’t beat the sound of classic vinyl, and we’re sure someone you know would agree. Head to Main Street Music and pick up a new or vintage record to add to their collection. Main Street Music is also featuring The Band’s The Last Waltz concert film, a must-have staple for every classic rock buff’s collection.
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