Promises Forever: New Philly Destination for Personalized Heirloom Gifts

I still have the personalized, hand-painted bench with my name on it that was bought for me when I was born. I can’t say the same for any of the other toys, clothes, or tchotchkes I’m sure my parents were inundated with over the course of my childhood.

That’s why people love to buy personalized gifts. And hand-painted quality wood is something that can sustain for generations, creating an heirloom rather than landfill fodder.

Now Center City Philadelphia has its own destination for hand-painted furniture and accessories, custom-designed in-store. Promises Forever is a new kids furniture, toy, and gift shop offering personalized, custom pieces. In-house artists strive to make each item a special gift, adding creative flair to produce heirlooms to pass down through generations.


Promises Forever stocks high-quality wooden nursery furniture from brands like KidKraft and Lusso, as well as smaller room accessories like chairs, stepstools, frames, bookends, and toy-chests. The shop even sells one-of-a-kind refurbished antique furniture.

The shop also offers quality wooden toys from companies like Hape and Brio; handmade-in-the-USA 3-D pendulum clocks from Modern Moose; and organic mattresses and bedding from Naturepedic and Lullaby Earth.

Visit at 1912 South Street in Philadelphia or shop online at

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