The Big Apple has the classic “I Heart NY” logo Ts, Orlando has a bevy of cartoon characters grinning back at you from every imprintable item imaginable. But when you want to give the gift that says “Philly,” what do you reach for? Banish your worried visions of plastic Liberty Bells and three-cornered hats. Philly is proud and fashionable, and has the self-promoting goods to prove it. If you have someone on your list who needs to be rocking a little city love, check out these Philly-themed finds, all available locally.
I Pretzel Philly Tote
Hearts are cute and all, but we in Philly are a bit more … twisted. Lug home the day’s grocery buy in this salty bag and you’ll be eco- and Philly-friendly.
$22, Open House, 107 South 13th St., 215.922.1415, and Verde, 108 South 13th St., 215.546.8700, www.weheartphilly.com
Phillyware Pub Glass
Toast the town you love with this classic pint glass featuring pen drawings of the area’s most iconic landmarks. The pattern is also available on mugs, plates and more.
$10.99, The Pennsylvania General Store, Reading terminal Market, 12th and Arch streets, 215.592.9772, www.pageneralstore.com
Lagos Heart of Philadelphia Charm Bracelet
Need a way to show pride and class all in one little sparkling gift? The little number, designed by Philly-based Lagos, showcases architectural features from the city’s top attractions.
$250, Lagos, 1735 Walnut St., 215.567.0770, www.lagos.com
Retro Philly Shirts
Sadly, some of Philly’s best icons have passed with time. Honor them — diners, discos, hoods and high schools — with a shirt from the Retro Philly collection.
Most shirts $19.95, www.retrophilly.com