Top 10 Unique Souvenirs from Philadelphia
Philadelphia is known for its history, sports, and, most importantly, attitude. Home of American independence, fake Declarations of Independence, string-tied replica constitutions, and Liberty Bell statuettes are ubiquitous in souvenir shops.
This list deviates from that and focuses instead on the point of view. Ditch the snow globes and shot glasses.
From anatomically correct chocolates to tote bags displaying a linked skeleton, this list has fun, interesting souvenirs to remember your trip (or gift someone else).
- Yards Logo Pint Glass from Yards Brewing Company
Philadelphians pride themselves on their beer, and Yards Brewing Company is one of the best-known breweries in the area.
Their unique Ales of the Revolution Brewers features beers the way the Founding Fathers brewed them, Thomas Jefferson with a tavern, George Washington with a porter, and Benjamin Franklin with a tavern spruce Honored, combining beer and history.
A must-have for any beer lover, a pint glass from Yards Brewing Company is the perfect Philadelphia souvenir. This is the perfect glass for enjoying beer, as the revolutionaries did.
- Gaz Logo Pint Glass
- Address: 901 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
- Price: From USD 4
Throwback Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Cap
Sports are a big deal in Philadelphia. The City is known for its enthusiastic (i.e., rowdy) fans. The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the oldest continuous sports teams, representing Philadelphia since 1883.
Take a ball game at Citizens Bank Park and show Philly pride wearing a Phillies baseball cap featuring the team’s original logo.
Whatever you do, don’t make way for the other team! These can be found at most souvenir and clothing stores, Citizens Bank Park, or the official Philadelphia Phillies website.
- Philadelphia Phillies Maroon 1980 Throwback Cooperstown Fitted Hat
- Address: 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148
- Price: From USD 34.99
Chocolate Anatomical Heart from Mueller Chocolate Company
Mueller Chocolate Company may have incredible traditional confections like truffles and chocolate-covered pretzels, but what fun! Show your loved ones how you feel by giving them physically accurate chocolate hearts.
Located in the historic Reading Terminal Market, Mueller’s is known for its quirky chocolate shapes and flavors, including chocolate-covered onions, chocolate cheesesteak (a Philly food staple), and chocolate aspirin for a chocolate hangover.
- Chocolate Anatomical Heart
- Address: 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Price: From USD 19.99
- Safe Tote Bag from Pea Museum
The Mutter Museum is home to creepy medical oddities, ancient medical instruments, and wet specimens.
Originally intended for biomedical research and education with a donation by Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter, the museum is now a popular attraction for both locals and tourists.
Enter the old, spooky building and check out the wax replica of Chang and Eng, the twins who were the origin of the “Siamese twins,” or those with eyes struck out by conjunctivitis.
Show off your love of scary science oddities in style with this tote decorated with a jointed skeleton.
- safe tote bag
- Address: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Price: From USD 6.95
Stamped Necklace of Philadelphia Independents
Located in the historic Old City, everything in the store screams Philly. However, with the variety of stamped necklaces they have, it’s easy to travel and show off true Philly style.
Get “John” to show off your knowledge of the Philadelphia vernacular. To use the word “John” properly, replace it with whatever noun you want.
For example, “Can you hand me that young man?” or “I want one of those seals.” Now you sound like a Philadelphian.
- stamped necklace
- Address: 35 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Price: From 40 USD
City of Brotherly Love Bottle Opener by Verde
This adorable shop, owned by Philadelphia royalty Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, is filled with fun, artsy Philly souvenirs.
Also, the owners of several restaurants, boutiques, and gourmet grocery stores, these women have taken over 13th Street.
While there’s no shortage of charming Philadelphia paraphernalia here, I recommend the City of Brotherly Love Bottle Opener for, you know, opening those beer bottles you brought home with you.
While you’re here, eat at one of their restaurants (I suggest Bud and Marilyn’s), which is a short walk from Verde.
- City of Brotherly Love Bottle Opener
- Address: 108 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Price: From USD 34
Cafe Latte Mug and Saucer from La Colombe
While La Colombe has locations other than Philly and distributes nationally, it’s worth stopping by at the flagship location in the Fishtown neighborhood.
Housed in a spacious warehouse decorated with exposed brick and wooden beams with a gleam of copper and metal, it’s a cozy space despite its size.
Enjoy their signature draft latte, using nitrous oxide to achieve silky microfoam. Or if milk isn’t your thing, try their Pure Black, deliciously smooth cold brew.
While you’re there, grab this adorable mug and saucer and let it transport you back to your travels every time you sip.
- Cafe Latte Mug and Saucer
- Address: 1335 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
- Price: From USD 22
- Rocky Magnet from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
While cliché, this iconic scene from Rocky is worth decorating your refrigerator with. Try to drag yourself far enough away from the Rocky Statue to see the impressive artwork housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
But let’s be real, the Rocky statue and the museum stairs are the only reason you went to the museum in the first place.
- Rocky Magnet
- Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
- Price: From USD 5
It’s easy to fall back on simple souvenirs like shot glasses and T-shirts. Here is a list of Philadelphia-themed items that will make your visit more memorable.
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