Who needs another gift that looks like it rolled right off the assembly line? For a thoughtful selection of artisan-made goods, stop by Art in the Age.
Hakutan Grain, $16
Little bro has some seriously stinky shoes, thanks to frat-house living. Powerful, granulated charcoal wipes away the offensive odor and prevents Mom from chucking his beloved Pumas.
Utility Canvas Apron, $44
Equal parts artist and urban gardener, your West Philly-dwelling pal can do it all. The sturdy smock comes in handy whether she’s weeding her backyard plot or silk-screening a new line of tees.
Baron Wells Briar Root Cuff Links, $85
Your godfather’s awls, soldering iron, and model airplanes have been banished to the basement. When he’s not holding court in his subterranean shop, he’ll get a kick out of the whittled wood buttons.
Made by Eugene Harness Necklace Key Chain, $175
Though your bike messenger boyfriend usually stays away from jewelry, he’ll love the utilitarian-cool accessory. Plus, the shiny whistle is perfect for pissing off drivers that stray into his lane.
Eley Kishimoto Socks, $36
Your niece worships at the shrine of Tim Gunn. The colorful footwear adds a bit of flair to her school uniform while she awaits her Parsons debut.
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 North Third Street (215-922-2600 or artintheage.com).
Photo: John Kolby / Courtesy of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction