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12 Must Have Philly Themed Gift Ideas For the 2018 Holiday Season

December 12, 2018


If you have some hardcore Philly fans on your gift list this holiday season, then you know they will love to receive any gift that pays homage to their favorite city.

Here are 12 must have Philly themed gift ideas for the 2018 holiday season.

1. Tony Luke’s

What could be more Philly, especially South Philly, than cheesesteaks, right? If you have a foodie on your holiday list that is also a lover of all things Philly then a pack of Tony Luke’s cheesesteaks, the best Philly cheesesteak, could be the perfect gift for them.

Tony Luke’s has gain wide popularity over the years as one of the top cheesesteak shops in South Philly. Their juicy meat, special spices and Philly-styled bread gives you a taste of South Philly in every bite.

Tony Luke’s is now offering frozen cheesesteaks that can be sent in the mail to whomever you want. They are a great choice for cheesesteaks near me.

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, how good can frozen cheesesteaks really be? Well, Tony Luke’s has spent a lot of research and development time to perfect its new technology that allows them to prepare the cheesesteaks fresh before freezing.

Once your family member or friend receives their package of frozen cheesesteaks all they have to do is bake them in the oven for 20 minutes in order to experience the same great sandwich they would get inside Tony Luke’s South Philly shop.

Tony Luke’s only uses 100% Rib Eye for the steaks and they only buy beef that has no fillers, antibiotics or steroids. The bread is also genuine Philly bread, hand spun and baked in Philadelphia. No rolls are used.

2. Philly Love Notes

At Paper on Pine located on 115 S. 13th in Philly, you can pick up a variety of Philly-themed items include a Rocky-themed Christmas card or a LOVE notebook. They also sell a canvas tote with the LOVE logo on it.

3. 100% Philly Made

If your Philly fan or native strongly believes in supporting his or her local community, then they will love to receive a gift that was 100% Philly made. And that is what you get at Steel Pony located at 758 S. Fourth Street. At Joanne Litz and Dennis Wolk’s Queen’s Village boutique, Steel Pony, all the clothing and accessories are made there right at the shop. They sell everything from homemade capes and tie-dyed dresses to handmade jewelry.

4. Philly Icon Gift Box

Any Philly transplants on your list this year would love Philly-themed gift baskets like this Philly Icon Gift Box. Filled with favorite Philly treats like Tastykakes, Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews, Utz Potato Chips, Melrose Dinner Butter Cookies and Wawa Coffee, this gift offers them a taste of home.

5. Philadelphia Art

All Philly fans love to decorate their homes with different Philadelphia paraphernalia. One great gift idea is Philadelphia art and posters. Photos of Kelly Drive or the Art Museum or even in the iconic LOVE statue are fun additions to any home.

These particular pieces are handmade typographic interpretations of the city. You can even choose your own colors for the archival inks used to make your piece.

6. Philadelphia Flyers Gameday Ceramic Salt & Pepper Shakers

Any love Philadelphia Flyers fan will love to display this Philadelphia Flyers Gameday Ceramic Salt & Pepper Shaker set in their kitchen. It is important to keep positive vibes to support your favorite team, right? There are also plenty of other Flyers gear to choose from including hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts.

7. Philadelphia Eagles For Bare Feet Argyle Crew Socks

If you are shopping for a Philadelphia Eagles fan instead, then check out these cool Philadelphia Eagles For Bare Feet Argyle Crew Socks. They are sure to keep your loved one’s feet toasty warm all winter long. The NFL shop also has a lot of other cool Eagles gear.

8. Drawn Jawn Coloring Book

Philly lovers of all ages will love this coloring book by artist Kate Otte. Drawn Jawn celebrates both the good and their weird about Philly. You can find this unique coloring book on Amazon.

9. Mummer’s Umbrella

Do you have someone on your gift list who never misses the Philadelphia Mummer parade every New Years? Think how much they will appreciate this colorful Mummer’s Umbrella as a gift. You can also purchase dolls dressed in full authentic Mummer regalia. All these unique gifts can be found at the Mummers Museum at 1100 S. 2nd Street or visit their website.

10. Finding the Hidden City

If your loved one is a geek for obscure Philadelphia facts, then he or she will love this coffee table book, Finding the Hidden City. Authors Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall and photographer Joseph E.B. Elliott.

11. Betsy Ross Byers Choice Doll

Philly history buffs will love this handcrafted Betsy Ross Byers Choice Doll made of clay on plaster. The doll is thirteen inches high. This and other one of a kind colonial dolls can be found at the Betsy Ross House Museum and Gift Shop located at 239 Arch Street in Philadelphia. They run between $70 to $90. Although a little pricey, they are very unique dolls that any doll collector would appreciate.

12. Redware Pottery

The soil underneath the Philadelphia region is made up of a special red clay that was used by builders and potters during the colonial times. If you have a history buff on your list that also loves Philadelphia and Philly-made items, then you should check out redware pottery sold at Elfreth’s Alley Historical Musuem and Shop at 126 Elfreth’s Alley or visit them online at http://www.elfrethsalley.org. Who wouldn’t want to entertain guests at a dinner party with redware pottery?

More About Tony Luke’s Cheesesteaks

For more information about Tony Luke’s and where to get a Philly cheesesteak, visit their website here. For more information on Philly-themed gifts and ordering their cheesesteaks as gifts, click here.