Philadelphia Gift Guide: Italian Slang, Gritty Bags, Termini Ornament


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Happy New Year’s Eve, Philadelphia. Now is the time of year to answer this pressing question: what are you going to buy, buy, buy? Wherever you spend that money, the gifts will put a smile on your loved ones, but there is one way your purchases can help your community too: buy local!

Philly is teeming with local artists, activists, designers and traders. There is almost no reason to buy gifts from big companies in a city with so many innovative individuals.

If you’re looking to buy locally this year, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 ideas from Philly, followed by a list of other local gift guides we’ve come across this year.

Ya Fav Trashman Hoodie

Former sanitation worker and Philly’s biggest anti-waste advocate – not to mention the 2021 Billies MVP – Terrill Haigler sells holiday items. There’s the cozy hoodie, which will set you back $ 40, along with other clothes, mugs, and adornments.

Poster full of Italian slang from Philly

For $ 25, you can display the vernacular perhaps best described as “Philly Italian” on the walls of your home. Think gabagool, moozarel, stunod – and the list goes on. This poster from the Philly Positive Publicity lifestyle blog is available in white and green.

Handcrafted Planters in South Philly

Growing little green guys in your townhouse is 99% guaranteed to cure your seasonal depression. You will need some cool planters first! Discover the selection at Growies – including this cute one that looks like a cloud for $ 50.

Four Seasons Total Landscaping T-shirt

You know you want one. Pick up a Four Seasons Total Landscaping t-shirt, hoodie or hat this holiday season so your loved ones can remember the most unbalanced time in modern political history forever. The prices for most of these goodies range from $ 15 to $ 50.

The art of fiber to dress your walls

Philly artist MacrameByMonday weaves intricate silk and cotton displays in earth tones. For sale are wall suspensions, plant hangers, ornaments and even key ring – whose price varies according to size, and all available on Etsy. Gift one to help a loved one transform their apartment into a bohemian oasis.

Gritty tote bag

An engraver from the outskirts of Philly, exit343design created an absolutely stunning interpretation of our city’s most famous mascot. Gritty can be seen here hugging Town Hall and offering a peace sign, printed on a striking orange tote bag. Plus, it’s only $ 16!

Termini Bros Centenary Holiday Ornament

Can you believe the Philly area has enjoyed some of the most divine cannoli known to mankind for 100 years? Termini Bros is a hundred years old and they are selling a centennial party ornament to celebrate. Pick one up for just $ 15.

Stickers of the artist who created the drawing ‘Crossing the Schuylkill’

With single digit prices, they’re great if you’re on a budget. Bob Dix, who describes himself as “the bizarre artist from Philly,” is the same guy who made the drawing ‘Crossing the Schuylkill’ after I-676 flooding earlier this year – and it sells locally relevant products stickers, pins and key ring this season.

Organic clothes for little Philadelphians

The brand owned by Black Kaba baby is a great source of jumpsuits, dresses, pajamas and other outfits for kids in Philly. They are all printed with 1000% adorable designs like the trains, blackboards, and tennis players. A little pricey at ~ $ 40 a pop, but oh so cute.

Decadent candles made locally

What better winter gift than something that will warm you up and make you smell good at home? The wax price at Simply Hecgardo Candles is reasonable – with most candles under $ 10 – and the flavors seem delicious. There’s Mediterranean fig, pine cones and amber, spruce fur, and many more seasonal and standard options.

All other gift guides

Looking for more? Check out some of these other listings with local options. (Note: some are behind a paywall.)



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