You’ve given orders all year. As a present to your obedient brood, it’s time to break the rules.
Stay out of the Dirt
Your little outdoorsman loves slinging mud pies. Buy him Fascinations’s Worm Observatory (Artist & Craftsman Supply, 307 Market Street; 267-861-6008) for up-close encounters with creepy crawlies.
Ditch the tricycle and indulge his need for speed with TootScoot (Nurture, 19 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore; 610-649-0424). The sturdy two-wheeler helps with balancing, putting him one step closer to a big-boy bike.
Time for Bed
Enhance nap time with a one-of-a-kind quilt from Hoosier Magnolia (Art Star, 623 North Second Street; 215-238-1557). Because it’s backed in cozy chenille, your kiddo should go down without a peep.
Whining for more?
Their wish is your command.
Lunch with Santa Cruise
What: Spend the afternoon at sea with food, music, and a visit from the jolly old guy.
Why: You’re decked out.
When: Sun., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Board a half hour before.
Where: Spirit of Philadelphia, S. Columbus Blvd., at Lombard Cir. Tickets online at pyireservations.com or 866-211-3808.
3.1 Phillip Lim Trunk Show
What: Get a head start on sprucing up your kids (and yourself) when you preorder from the spring collection.
Why: The case is clothes.
When: Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Joan Shepp, 1616 Walnut St. (215-735-2666).
Afternoon Holiday Tea and Fashion Show
What: Girls get ladylike with dainty refreshments and a show of festive garb from Charm.
Why: A portion of proceeds benefits The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center.
When: Sun., 2-4 p.m.; fashion show, 3 p.m.
Where: Ristorante Panorama, 14 N. Front St. Reservations (required) at 215-922-7800.
Photos: Courtesy of Hoosier Magnolia