December 3, 2021 Blog

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The ultimate Cherry Street Pier Gift Guide is here! Support local creatives, while picking up specialty items that will keep you at the top of the nice list for years to come. We have something for everyone on your holiday checklist:

The person who can never have enough wall art…
Purchase a portrait of James Baldwin or Maya Angelou from Athena Scott’s shop on .

Snag a pineapple print or two from Ed Marion’s shop at Receive 50% off all prints or paintings of $100 or more at checkout with code “50over100.”

Peruse Portside Art Center’s online art gallery, which features work by students, staff, and members of the Portside community. Not only is the work amazing, but 20% of the proceeds go towards Portside’s Children’s Scholarship Fund.

Print by Ed Marion

The person who’s hard to shop for…

Share kind words through a thoughtful, greeting card featuring the photography of the Ben Franklin Bridge, Venice, and Florence by James B. Abbott. These cards are not off a printing press but printed in-studio, one at a time on heavy acid-free stock. Each box contains 8 cards with envelopes for $50 + tax.

Give the gift of comfort with a We are the Seeds Lenapehoking sweatshirt ($35), variety of tees, hoodies, and more from the We are the  Seeds online store.

Snag a copy of I Will Carry You ($17.95) written and produced by Crow author, Colleen Farwell, which reflects on the love an Indigenous mother has for her child and how that bond continues through time.

Or gift someone near and dear with a sterling silver feather bracelet ($185) by Tchin Art. Tchin interprets tradition, culture, and history into undeniably contemporary, sophisticated, wearable art. He has been featured in Vogue, collaborated with Cartier, and received numerous national awards for his silverwork.

The person who’s loves one-0f-a-kind finds…

Pick up specialty items while supporting artists and entrepreneurs of the Cultural Arts program at SpArc Services by shopping their online Holiday Market featuring handmade gifts. The Cultural Arts program helps adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by providing access to meaningful experiences and opportunities in the arts. Gifts in the Holiday Market are handcrafted by these artists, and your support directly benefits an artist with a disability in Philadelphia. 

The person who’s witty and appreciates cultural satire…
Shop vibrant, custom creations (decor, merchandise, prints) oozing with humor from Thomcat23’s online shops at , ,, and . There is a wide price range and a lot to choose from.

Custom furniture by Thomcat23


Loved what you saw? Learn more about our talented resident artists behind these amazing gift ideas.