If you haven’t made it out to one of Philly’s many, many holiday markets and pop-up shops to do all of your gift shopping, never fear. There are still more than two weeks to go until the big day, and these days some of the most thoughtful gifts you can give are just a click away.
Take these 11 items, for example. From an adult coloring book to a “Jawnament” (what you get when you combine “jawn” with “ornament”), they all offer something a little different. But they do have one thing in common: Philadelphia, a city in which us Curbed Philly folks love to live.
Drawn Jawn coloring book
Artist Kate Otte released this coloring book (for both kids and adults!), cleverly named Drawn Jawn, this year. It highlights both the good and the downright weird about Philly. You can order on Etsy, but we’ve also seen it for sale in local bookstores and gift shops around the city.
Vintage posters of Philly’s parks
It’s cool art for a good cause: Some proceeds from the sales of these vintage posters will go toward the Fairmount Park Conservancy. The posters, created by Philly Outside, feature scenes from the Wissahickon, Belmont Plateau, and more beloved Philly parks. There are also pint glasses for sale with the prints on them, too.
Custom woodcut map of Philly
Emma Fried-Cassorla, the brains behind Philly Love Notes, has been slicing and dicing up these beautiful laser-cut wood maps of Philadelphia for years. Not only are they delicate designs, but they can be custom made to your liking.
Say hello to the “Jawnament,” a handmade wooden ornament made by local teen students of the Workshop School. They’re so popular that they’ve sold out of every color except those with a natural finish. Also for sale: $5 LOVE earrings.
Finding the Hidden City
Consider it the perfect coffee table book: Finding the Hidden City highlights the lesser-known wonders and history of Philadephia, with fascinating insight from authors Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall and stunning photos by Joseph E.B. Elliott.
Philadelphia architecture coasters
When the AIA Convention came to Philly in 2016, AIA Philadelphia hosted a napkin sketch competition, asking participants to share their best sketches of local architecture. The winning sketches are now available via these sets of coasters, with four per pack.
Local shop duross & langel has handpoured these soy, chemical-free LOVE-themed candles. Pick your scent, which are based off of Philly’s many neighborhoods. For what its worth, the candles burn for 30-plus hours.
36 Views of Philadelphia postcard book
Historic preservation expert and sketcher extraordinaire Ben Leech’s 36 Views of Philadelphia book features, you guessed it, 36 scenes and views of the city in sketch-form. Keep the book as is, hang them up, or send them out to your friends and family.
Mural Arts tote bag
Sure, Philly’s thousands of murals are there for your constant viewing pleasure, but now you can carry one around with you. This Mural Arts foldable tote bag features the popular Tell the Truth mural by artist Martha Rich. Mural Arts-themed T-shirts, mugs, and hats make for good gifts, too.
Minimalist map of Philly’s transit system
Here’s a picture-perfect gift for the public transit-lover in your life. This print by Line Posters highlights Philly’s public transportation system via this minimal design. The same illustration is available in T-shirt or greeting card form, too.
Pillow by Ann Hamilton
The Fabric Workshop Museum’s shop is filled with gorgeous textiles and handmade gifts by it’s artists, like this pillow featuring the design of Ann Hamilton. Hand screen-printed on natural linen, the design was inspired by drawing from an 18th-century weaving pattern book that Hamilton found in the Rare Books Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia.