Still Googling for gift ideas? Look close to home with this list in hand - all the items cost less than $100.

- Joy Deangdeelert Cho

Travel log

Handy for tourists and locals alike, the Moleskine Philadelphia City Notebook ($18) holds personal notes along with dining and other tips about our favorite city. Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St.

Sweet stuffing

Give this lace basket ($30) to the grocery-getters you know; come spring, it could dress up a picnic, too. Available at the Container Store at Cherry Hill Mall or

Light work

Karin Eriksson's Signe Tealight Holder ($32) stands ready to glow. Available at Philadelphia-based, which will deliver orders placed by Sunday in time for the holidays.


A play on space and form, Abra Candelabra ($39) looks like a traditional candlestick floating within glass. Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St.

Patiently weighting

John Derian's Rosa Paperweight ($60) will bring a pretty floral touch to someone's desk. Available at Bruges Home, 323A Race St., 215-922-6041.

Restful nature

Thomas Paul's pillows ($98 each) are a creature comfort for bedroom or living room. Available at Open House, 107 S. 13th St., 215-922-1415.


Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a Philadelphia textile and graphic designer.

Visit her design blog,

Oh Joy!, at