HOT CHOCOLATES: Local chocolate makers John & Kira’s strive to use local ingredients from area farms and support their community while creating a delicious product. In their search to utilize new and creative ingredients, John & Kira’s has joined forces with Art in the Age to create limited edition, holiday ROOT chocolates. $18 available at Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, (215) 922-2600
NO JEANS: life/after/denim is a new menswear line that decidedly stands out -- steering clear of denim --and creating timeless and affordable pieces that perfectly compliment any man's personal denim collection. Their merino wool/cashmere Tournament Crew Sweater is a great updated addition to any dad's sweater collection! Available at Nordstrom, 160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA, (610) 265-6111
SHOP LOCAL: Philadelphia’s Midtown Village, the area that spans 11th to Broad Streets from Spruce to Market, is extending their successful Midtown Village Wednesdays into the holiday season with live entertainment, sales and specials as well as later hours, at participating businesses. For more information visit, MidtownVillage.org.
BABY BIBS: When nothing but the best is good enough for your baby, get them Kee-ka Organic Cotton bibs. They feature monkeys, cupcakes and cute slogans like "you are my sunshine". $12 available at Hana & Posy, 35 N. 3rd St. Old City Philadelphia, PA, 215.733-0505