The perfect holiday gift isn’t necessarily the latest tech gadget, a big-ticket luxury item or a hot trend, but instead a tasty, thoughtful treat. If you’re not sure what to get or want to make this year’s gift more personal than the last, shop the best spots for edible holiday gifts in Philadelphia
Shane Confectionery
110 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1048

Known as America’s oldest candy store, Shane Confectionery has tons of delectable delights for those on your holiday shopping list. This shop has been creating tasty and unique candy at its Old City location since 1911. Surely, any recipient of the Cleartoid candies ($4 to $28 each) would be amazed: These artistic sugar sculptures range in size from six to eight inches and have been used as centerpiece settings for holiday gatherings. Gift wrapping and shipping is available for loved ones who live outside of the city.

Philly Chocolate
1317 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-2040

If it’s a chocolate lover you’re shopping for, look no further than Philly Chocolate. The assortment of chocolate available includes liquor chocolate shots with edible glitter ($3 each), European dark hot chocolate ($12) or peppermint bark ($26.50 a pound). Here, your chocolate choices aren’t lacking, but if you can’t decide, there are gift certificates available. Whether you’re looking for a gift for an individual or a group, Philly Chocolate can also do custom work for you, which includes company logos.

Cookie Confidential
517 S. 5th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-4040

A holiday just isn’t a holiday without the taste of homemade baked treats. At Cookie Confidential, the cupcake cravers you’re shopping for may have their tummies warmed by vegan and non-vegan baked goods. Here, cupcakes are available in reusable glass jelly jars in double cakes ($6) or single cupcakes ($4). Flavors are anything but traditional and include chocolate, jalapeño, ginger snap, vanilla peppermint, apple chai and strawberry buttermilk. There is special pricing for large orders, and personalized labels may be created for a $25 standard charge. Orders usually require two weeks advance placement.

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1523 S. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 334-1816

Since 1921, Termini has specialized in making authentic Italian baked goods. Surprise those on your list with flavorful canolis or Italian cookie gift tins ($25 to $90) that include imported hard candy and chocolate-coated almonds. The family bakery also sells special chocolate treats such as chocolate clusters ($25) and pecan diamonds ($25). There are several shipping options available, especially for those canolis.

Capogiro Gelato
119 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 351-0900

If you really want to put a special twist on edible gift giving, consider sending a tasty frozen treat. Capogiro Gelato Artisans makes sorbetto and gelato out of natural and both local and imported ingredients. Each order includes six fresh creamy pints ($60) of whatever flavor you think your gift recipient would like, from apple to Thai coconut milk, and may have herbs and spices added. Or, give the gift of gelato for all seasons ($240), which includes four shipments of seasonal flavors throughout the year.

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