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Philly's 23 Best Gift Boutiques for Mother's Day—and Beyond

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Shhh...! Do you hear that? That's the sound of your conscience loading on the guilt because you've waited until the very last minute to shop for Mother's Day.

You have two options at this point: Resign yourself to a picking up a sad carnation bouquet and card from CVS (please don't), or do Mama proud with a last-minute shopping jaunt to any one of these 23 Philly-area gift boutiques. All wrapped up in a pretty little package, your gift will never let on that it was scooped up during a final hour mad dash.


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Art Star

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Shop handmade, locally-sourced finds at this NoLibs art gallery/boutique, which also spearheads the annual Art Star Craft Bazaar that conveniently takes place during a weekend leading up to Mother's Day. This year, it's May 10—11. [Image credit: Art Star/Facebook]

Beethoven Wraps

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Choose from this Wayne boutique's inventory of bath products, kitchenwares, stationery, jewelry, and baby gifts, then have your selection arranged in a wholesome gift basket. [Image credit: Beethoven Wraps]

El Quetzal

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With an additional location within Ardmore's Suburban Square, El Quetzal stocks globally-influenced jewelry, artwork, apparel, and pottery.

Eye's Gallery

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Mexican and Latin American folk art is the draw of this South Street mainstay. The main floor houses sterling silver jewelry and apparel, while the basement and top floors host rainbow-colored ceramics and furniture, respectively. This is also where you'll find shadowboxes and figurines to add to your Day of the Dead collection. [Image credit: Eye's Gallery/Facebook]

Heirloom Home And Studio

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Made by the hands of this Glenside shop's owners, porcelain berry baskets beg to be gifted, but only after being filled with a rolled tea towel for perfect presentation. [Image credit: Heirloom Home & Studio/Facebook]

Hello World

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Rittenhouse Square's Hello World is where you'll find gifts for all occasions and recipients. Hello World's sister store, Hello Home, is known for its selection of mid-century furniture and chic home goods. Either spot is a safe bet for giftage. [Image credit: Hello World/Facebook]

Knack Philadelphia

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A new arrival to East Passyunk Avenue, Knack takes a cue from its neighbor Nice Things Handmade by selling locally-made apparel, accessories, and home decor items. [Image credit: Knack Philadelphia/Facebook]

The Little Apple

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On the menu at Manayunk's The Little Apple: retro-inspired housewares, Philly-themed gifts, cool jewelry from local makers, and sweet-smelling candles. [Image credit: The Little Apple/Facebook]
A Chestnut Hill favorite, Mango boasts fair-trade apparel, accessories, and household items from South and Central America.

Moon + Arrow

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Do you have a cool older sister whose room you were forbidden from entering as a kid? Chelsea Pierce's Fabric Row shop is kind of like that, except she actually wants you to enter. Impossibly cool jewelry, handcrafted by the store owner, twinkles on display, while a curated selection of men's and women's vintage decorates a back corner. On the gift end, there's air plant terrariums, candles, home decor items, and apothecary-quality bath and beauty products. [Image credit: Moon + Arrow/Facebook]

Never Too Spoiled

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Give yourself a hefty chunk of time to eyeball everything on offer at this Old City boutique. Boho-chic apparel, accessories, shoes, bath and beauty products, home decor items, decorative collectibles, and jewelry fill every nook and cranny. (There's more, but we'd run out of room.) Better still, the inventory is constantly evolving, and only a few pieces are brought in of each item. If you like it, buy it. [Never Too Spoiled/Facebook]

Nice Things Handmade

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Everything within EPA's Nice Things Handmade is locally-sourced and handmade. Look for art prints, jewelry, apparel, and accessories. [Image credit: Nice Things Handmade/Facebook]

Occasionette

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This ridiculously charming EPA boutique has your gift giving needs covered, start to finish. Greeting cards, candles, gifts for the home and kitchen, illustrated tea towels, gourmet flavored marshmallows ... You won't leave Occasionette empty-handed. (Did we mention the gift wrap bar?)

Omoi Zakka Shop

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For a little something out of the ordinary, Omoi lines its shelves with Japanese imports that can't be found elsewhere in Philly. Think chirpy office accessories and housewares complemented by a well-curated selection of jewelry and personal accessories. [Image credit: Omoi/Facebook]

Paper Source

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Paper Source is known for its stationery and gift wrap, but it also stocks a fun, colorful array of gifts, like funky frames, water bottles, and aprons. [Image credit: Paper Source]

Past Present Future

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Whimsical meets funky at this Main Line stalwart, which stocks its shelves with fair-trade, globally-sourced crafts. Expect handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, quirky collectibles, and much more at this gem of a boutique just off of Lancaster Avenue. [Image credit: Past Present Future/Facebook]

Scarlett Alley

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Refined but never stuffy, this longstanding Old City shop holds its ground with everything from fine pottery and baby gifts to fun jewelry and bath products.

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Alexander Stadler stocks his shop with pottery, home accents, and collectibles found during his domestic and international travels.

Street Glitter Gallery

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From vintage decor oddities to locally-made jewelry, Fishtown's Street Glitter Gallery can be considered an emporium of all things unique, interesting, and sometimes just a little "off"—delightfully. [Image credit: Street Glitter/Facebook]
A lively mix of quirky-meet-functional kitchen accouterments put this Northern Liberties store on the map. [Image credit: Swag/Facebook]

TownHome

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Dana Bank, the owner of this Walnut Street accessories boutique, has a sixth sense for choosing just the right gift for that special someone. Bank's inventory of glittering jewelry—both fine and costume—certainly doesn't make her job any tougher. [Image credit: TownHome/Facebook]
A table displaying costume jewelry runs the length of this Midtown boutique, which also houses a gourmet chocolate kitchen at the rear of the store.

VIX Emporium

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Emily Dorn's VIX Emporium is a highlight of Baltimore Avenue, shining brightly with the handmade wares of North American artisans. This is where to shop for the person who has everything. [Image credit: Flickr/VIX Emporium]

Art Star

Shop handmade, locally-sourced finds at this NoLibs art gallery/boutique, which also spearheads the annual Art Star Craft Bazaar that conveniently takes place during a weekend leading up to Mother's Day. This year, it's May 10—11. [Image credit: Art Star/Facebook]

Beethoven Wraps

Choose from this Wayne boutique's inventory of bath products, kitchenwares, stationery, jewelry, and baby gifts, then have your selection arranged in a wholesome gift basket. [Image credit: Beethoven Wraps]

El Quetzal

With an additional location within Ardmore's Suburban Square, El Quetzal stocks globally-influenced jewelry, artwork, apparel, and pottery.

Eye's Gallery

Mexican and Latin American folk art is the draw of this South Street mainstay. The main floor houses sterling silver jewelry and apparel, while the basement and top floors host rainbow-colored ceramics and furniture, respectively. This is also where you'll find shadowboxes and figurines to add to your Day of the Dead collection. [Image credit: Eye's Gallery/Facebook]

Heirloom Home And Studio

Made by the hands of this Glenside shop's owners, porcelain berry baskets beg to be gifted, but only after being filled with a rolled tea towel for perfect presentation. [Image credit: Heirloom Home & Studio/Facebook]

Hello World

Rittenhouse Square's Hello World is where you'll find gifts for all occasions and recipients. Hello World's sister store, Hello Home, is known for its selection of mid-century furniture and chic home goods. Either spot is a safe bet for giftage. [Image credit: Hello World/Facebook]

Knack Philadelphia

A new arrival to East Passyunk Avenue, Knack takes a cue from its neighbor Nice Things Handmade by selling locally-made apparel, accessories, and home decor items. [Image credit: Knack Philadelphia/Facebook]

The Little Apple

On the menu at Manayunk's The Little Apple: retro-inspired housewares, Philly-themed gifts, cool jewelry from local makers, and sweet-smelling candles. [Image credit: The Little Apple/Facebook]

Mango

A Chestnut Hill favorite, Mango boasts fair-trade apparel, accessories, and household items from South and Central America.

Moon + Arrow

Do you have a cool older sister whose room you were forbidden from entering as a kid? Chelsea Pierce's Fabric Row shop is kind of like that, except she actually wants you to enter. Impossibly cool jewelry, handcrafted by the store owner, twinkles on display, while a curated selection of men's and women's vintage decorates a back corner. On the gift end, there's air plant terrariums, candles, home decor items, and apothecary-quality bath and beauty products. [Image credit: Moon + Arrow/Facebook]