Best gifts under $10 on the Avenue

Breaking News, News December 15, 2010 0 Comments

by Jennifer Katz

"The Greens" kitchen gadgets at Kitchen Kapers

While national prognosticators continue to espouse economic recovery, many people are still feeling the sharp sting of the recession. This year a little can go far if you are looking for fun, thoughtful gifts. Ranging from the frivolous to the environmentally and health conscious, businesses in Northwest Philadelphia offerings cover a wide swath. Here are my gifts for under $10 that can be found on Germantown Avenue:

  1. Fortune Cookies – Artisans on the Avenue, 8440, is selling these satin embroidered pouches, shaped like fortune cookies (hence their name) that open with a pinch and can be used for everything from a change purse to jewelry storage. $7.
  2. Funky Cards – Mango, 8442, features a wide variety of funky, bohemian stock for anyone with a leftist fashion sense and their spattering of household items take the ordinary and make it stylish such as with their funky designed decks of cards. $6.
  3. The Greens – Kitchen Kapers, 8530, shows off its whimsical side carrying The Greens, a line of kitchen utensils – bottle opener, ice cream scoop, potato masher, etc. – that look like dolls, wearing dresses or suits with beehive hairdos and handlebar mustaches. $9.99.
  4. Dice Sports – Chestnut Hill Sports, 8628, cannot keep a series of small dice sports games – soccer, baseball, football, lacrosse – on its shelves. Kits come with a set of cards that allow the fan in everyone to play anytime, anywhere. $9.99.
  5. Magnetic Bracelet – Sanctuary, 8611, a wealth of healthy living and well-being, combines style with substance at a great price in its silver, hermatite bracelets, which promote circulation. $9.95.
  6. Minor Indulgence – Cobblestones, 8433, carries the largest selection of Vera Bradley in the area

    Envirosax reusable lunch bag

    and although many of the items can be pricey (they have sales too) the compact, two-way mirror, covered in Bradley’s famous fabric patterns are the perfect “little something” to treat someone special. $6.

  7. Envirosax – Jean Jacques Gallery, 7118, offers the minisax lunch bag in a variety of patterns for the environmentally conscious lunch bagger. Washable, reusable, compact and stylish, the minisax is one indulgence that will encourage lunch packing and less waste. $7.49.

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