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Top Spots To Buy Bridal Gifts On A Budget In Philadelphia

April 9, 2013 7:00 AM

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You’ve been invited to your 23rd bridal shower or wedding of the year. You want to attend, but between buying a new dress and plane tickets and booking a hotel room, there’s no money left for a gift. Fear not. There’s no need to back out of a good party when there are so many wonderful places in Philadelphia to find not only a reasonably priced shower gift, but something completely unique that both the bride and groom will cherish forever.
Scarlett Alley
241 Race St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7898
www.scarlettalley.com

This award-winning and nationally recognized shop has everything a new bride needs. But more importantly, Old City’s Scarlett Alley has everything a new bride wants. With its large array of charming and unique bridal gifts, you’re sure to be the hit of any shower. Shop here to find stunning bridal accessories, sexy pieces for the honeymoon, fun gifts for the couple and even items to accentuate the newlyweds’ shared home. Couples can even register here to make gift shopping for their big day that much easier for their guests.

The Papery
57 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1500
www.paperyofphilly.com

Of course, Philly’s brides-to-be are well aware that they can create the most gorgeous and most personalized custom wedding and shower invitations at The Papery, located in Old City. But wedding and shower guests should know that they can purchase incredibly elegant and extra special gifts for the bride and groom here too. The Papery carries an exquisite selection of picture frames for the happy couple to place their most precious photos, and with its gorgeous array of wrapping paper and greeting cards, you can even wrap your gift to look more expensive than it really was!

AIA Bookstore & Design Center
1218 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 569-3188
www.aiabookstore.com

For those hosting a Philly-themed wedding, a Philly-themed gift from the AIA Bookstore is the perfect offering. Not only will it be memorable, but quite useful. Of special note are its wine and pub glasses ($18 and $14.95 respectively) with a graphic of the Philadelphia skyline. The couple can toast their nuptials with these glasses emblazoned with Philly’s most famous buildings and statues like One Liberty Place, the Clothespin sculpture, St. Peter’s Church, the Ben Franklin Bridge, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rocky statue, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the LOVE sculpture and more.

Related: Top Spots For Homemade Gifts In Philadelphia

Jonathan Adler
33 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 574-1999
www.jonathanadler.com

You’ll stand out as much as the bride with a gift from Jonathan Adler. Here, you’ll find a crazy cool selection of funky bowls, pitchers and serving dishes, as well as an artsy array of items like ring boxes or even salt and pepper shakers. Naturally, Jonathan Adler also carries fun photo frames to house the couple’s most favorite wedding day memories. And for the lovebirds with an old school sense of fun, check out the love-themed tic-tac-toe set.

Pinot Boutique
227 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-9463
www.pinotboutique.com

At this chic wine accessories shop, you can of course fulfill the bride and groom’s immediate need for new stemware. However, if you want to think “outside the bottle,”you can always find unique items for the wine lovers like whimsical animal-themed wine caddies, sleek aerators and decanters or special wedding day wine glass charms. If you really can’t decide on a gift, just sign the couple up for one of the fabulous wine or beer classes hosted by Pinot. They are not only educational, but tasty and fun.

Related: Top Bridal Shops In Philadelphia

Pamela Dollak is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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