Last-Minute Gift Guide

Raindrops, kettles and mittens are some of Our 'Favorite Things'


When the holidays roll around, there is a song everyone seems to hum as they go about their cooking, decorating and celebrating. We wanted to bring the Sound of Music song “My Favorite Things” to life with a local take on some of the iconic “things” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

Raindrops on Roses. The holiday centerpiece is everything, and greenery and red roses are key for the table. A dozen red roses are $115 at Robertson’s Flowers and Events, and prices vary for centerpieces featuring greenery. Delivery available in most zip codes in the city and surrounding area. Robertson’s Flowers and Events, 8501 Germantown Ave. 215-836-3050.

Bright Copper Kettles.  What would the holidays be without tea near the fireplace?  The Classic Copper Tea Kettle is back in stock in time for the holidays at the Hill’s Kitchen Kapers store. The Chantal authentic copper kettle is available now for $159.95. Kitchen Kapers, 8530 Germantown Ave., 215-242-2866.

Warm Woolen Mittens. The Wendy Glove is in stock right now at J. McLaughlin. The upscale clothing store is now featuring these creamy, soft, camel-colored cashmere gloves for $78. J. McLaughlin, 8401 Germantown Ave., 267-297-5736.

Girls in White Dresses with Blue Satin Sashes. A beautifully curated collection of holiday dresses are available at the Hill’s Villa Villekulla boutique, including a blue satin ballet-top dress with a blue tulle skirt or a full black velvet holiday dress. Prices range from $40 and $80, sizes infant to ten years. Villavillekula, 8419 Germantown Ave., 215-242-0200.