Buy Local for the Holidays!


“Shopping local is a way to keep more of your dollars in your own community… Dollars spent at a “mom and pop” directly support a local family, who then support other local businesses… Shopping local is a vote for individualism, creativity, sustainability and independence.”

– Emily Dorn, owner of VIX Emporium

“Shopping locally for the holidays means you can find something truly unique for everyone on your list – while supporting your local community.

– Annie Baum-Stein, Milk and Honey Market


This annual campaign is part of our effort to help local businesses thrive. Please support local businesses by doing as much of your holiday shopping as possible in your neighborhood. You can buy gifts, locally produced food items, dine/book a holiday party or pamper yourself or loved ones for the holidays at a bunch of West Philly businesses. By shopping locally you keep your money where you live.

You have the power to make your neighborhood a great place to live.

Our campaign partners share our commitment to sustainable neighborhood businesses. Check out their holiday messages below and please consider shopping locally this holiday season.


Baltimore Avenue Business Association

There’s more to explore on Baltimore Avenue. You never know what’s in store! Find a bookstore, pet boutique, co-op grocery, game store, restaurants, cafés, artisan’s gallery, art gallery, shared office space, studio space, pharmacy, theater, brewery, bicycles, ice cream, tacos, hair styling and more. The Baltimore Avenue businesses invite their neighbors to invest in the future of the neighborhood by shopping the Avenue. BABA, the Baltimore Avenue Business Association, is a group of businesses located on Baltimore Avenue. Start exploring now on


Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd.


Become a Bartram’s Garden member this month and get a free ornament with each membership purchased by December 31st! Become a Member today and start enjoying these benefits right away: Unlimited regular tour admission; Free specialty tour admission; Admission to members-only plant sale previews and special events; 20% discount for Boating to Bartram’s river cruises and many more!


Support Bartram’s Garden’s agricultural and community building work by joining as a member at the Farmer level. For $50 you receive free tours and free and discounted programs for one person through September 30, 2018, plus a $5 voucher towards the purchase of farm stand produce.

For more information, visit:


Ice Cave

4507 Baltimore Avenue

Stop by Ice Cave on Baltimore Ave. and enjoy authentic Taiwanese shaved ice, popsicles, wheel cakes, bubble tea, and other hot & cold beverages. Our December special is wheel cake + beverage = $1 off!



Local 44/Bottle Shop 

4333 Spruce Street


Visit the Bottle Shop at Local 44 for all your merry making this holiday season! Beer Baskets, brewing and beer books, stocking stuffers, gift cards, fancy beer glasses and so much more are on sale now thru January 1. Plus! Stop by December 9 from 1-3 p.m. to visit with Santa! BYO-camera and kid and hang with your neighbors over a beer while the big guy reads stories, takes photos and hands out treats!


Penn Museum Shop 

3260 South Street


Shop around the World this Holiday Season at the Penn Museum Shop

This holiday season, the Penn Museum—home to an internationally renowned collection of art and artifacts from throughout time and around the world—offers up a range of special gift ideas! Want an international shopping experience? Then visit the Museum Shop for jewelry, clothing, accessories, and crafts, including a large selection of fair trade items, plus games, books, and more.

Thursday, December 14 through Saturday, December 23 
Everyone enjoys discount days in the Museum Shop: 10% off regularly priced items for visitors, and a full 25% off for Penn Museum members!

Membership: A Gift that Keeps on Giving

To give the gifts of adventure and discovery, consider a Penn Museum membership that lasts all year. Members enjoy free general admission, access to exclusive exhibition previews—including the upcoming Middle East Galleries opening in April 2018—and special events. Also included is a subscription to the Museum’s Expedition magazine and discounts every day in the Museum Shop (15%) and Pepper Mill Café (10%).

Special offer! A Penn Museum Membership purchased as a gift in the month of December will include a copy of the latest Expedition magazine–the Museum’s exclusive member’s only publication—specially wrapped for the holidays. Visit or call 215.898.5093 to select the membership that’s right for your loved one.


Philly Homebrew Outlet West

1314 S. 47th Street


Holiday Gift Ideas from Philly Homebrew Outlet

DIY BEAUTY PRODUCTS! It’s the Holiday Season and DIY gifts are the best gifts! Just in time for gifting we’ve started carrying a full line of DIY beauty supplies from Masks to Foundation. Why spend tons of money on cosmetics that are probably tested on animals and made with toxic chemicals when you could be making your own from organic ingredients for less money? Get on the DIY train with these awesome kits!

While at the store, also check out our vegetable fermentation kits, kombucha kits, soap making kits, and more! Or check out our web store! Gift cards are also available. For December schedule of our FREE Homebrew classes and clinics, visit our website.


Renata’s Kitchen

4533 Baltimore Avenue


Happy Holidays from Renata’s Kitchen!

Our gift cards are in stock and ready to be gifted! Holiday dinner packages are available now. Party catering is also available. Order your holiday party package by December 20th! For more information, visit:


VIX Emporium

5009 Baltimore Avenue


VIX Emporium is West Philly’s go-to spot for unique, locally made gifts and cards. Everything is produced by over 200 independent artists, craftspeople and small businesses, primarily from the Philadelphia area. The mix at VIX includes artisan jewelry, functional handmade ceramics, home wares, art prints, accessories, natural bath & body products, candles, baby gifts, holiday decorations and more. The storefront itself, a former 1940s millinery with original built-in cabinetry, inspired the Emporium’s name — VIX (with a bar over the V) is the Roman numeral for 5009, its Baltimore Avenue address.

Our special holiday shopping event, Go West! Holiday Craft Fest, will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Rotunda (40th and Walnut). Find unique, creative wares by 70 local makers! Go here for more information.


West Philly Community Acupuncture

4636 Woodland Avenue

We want acupuncture to be accessible to as many people as possible. December Special: $10 treatments for the holidays! $10 treatments for everyone and anyone! Happy Holidays! Purchase as many as you please, share with whomever you will, they don’t expire, and can be used in 2018. You can make your appointment here, give us a call at (215) 222 – 2303, or walk in during business hours.


Holiday Gifts at VIX Emporium

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