From the historic Old City sites where American democracy was born to the museums, theaters, and shops in bustling Center City to the world-famous cheesesteaks (wit or witout) and action-packed sports arenas of South Philly—Philadelphia, PA gives people living in and around it plenty to feel passionate about.
If you’re in search of great gifts for Philadelphians, you can’t go wrong with wall decor from Art of Words.
We know what gets folks in Philly excited.
After all, word artist Dan Duffy is a native of the Philadelphia ‘burbs, graduated art school in the city, and won his then-girlfriend, now-wife’s heart with his first word art piece, a portrait of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brad Lidge celebrating the team’s 2008 World Series triumph.
So if you need presents certain to delight all the Philly fanatics on your shopping list, check out the five fantastic suggestions below!
These Philadelphia Gifts Will Make Them Feel the Brotherly Love
It’s alway sunny on Philadelphia walls when prints from Art of Words are hanging there!
Here are some selections that make especially appropriate gifts for Philadelphians.
- “Great Penn Upon His Pinnacle”
When English author G.K. Chesterton visited the U.S. in the 1920s, he saw Philly from afar and noted “great Penn upon his pinnacle.” Until 1987, the statue of “Billy Penn” atop City Hall was the highest point on the city’s skyline. Though several skyscrapers now top him, we’d like to think the city’s father would be proud of the biggest city in his “Holy Experiment” today.
Dan’s inspiring view of the Philadelphia skyline is handwritten with the names of the city’s streets, neighborhoods, historic landmarks, and cultural attractions. If you know someone who loves this city as we do, this print’s the perfect Philadelphia gift for them!
- Fly, Eagles, Fly!
Know a die hard Birds fan? The one who can name their favorite players back to the ‘60s? This Philadelphia Eagles all-time roster will make a great gift for them!
Look closer at the soaring bird clutching the pigskin in its talons. You’ll see it’s handwritten with the names of every single Philadelphia Eagle from 1933 through 2018. That’s 1,766 names in all!
- You Can Take It to “The Bank”
Baseball fans in the City of Brotherly Love have adored many famous ball players, from Richie Ashburn to Dick Allen to Roy Halladay. Since 2004, fans have been cheering on their fightin’ Phils in Citizens Bank Park.
This colorful view of “the Bank” is handwritten with the Phillies’ all-time roster from 1883 through 2018. These 2,045 names make the club the oldest continuous “one name, one city” baseball franchise in American history!
- “The Answer” to Your Philadelphia Gift Needs!
Two decades after he was named the NBA’s MVP, Allen Iverson continues to embody the best of the city where he played. “A.I”.'s toughness and never-say-die attitude won the hearts of not only Sixers fans but also basketball buffs everywhere.
Here’s one of Philly’s all-time greatest athletes characteristically cupping his hand to his ear, encouraging the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center to make some noise! This portrait of “The Answer” is handwritten with all of Iverson's stats from his memorable MVP season.
- Give Your Flyers Fan the Ultimate Flyers Fan!
When the Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot in 2018, no one knew quite what to make of him. Was Gritty wonderful or just plain weird—maybe a lot of both? One thing’s for sure: Since he stormed onto the local and national scene, he’s never shied away from the attention!
Handwritten with the great, orange, googly-eyed sensation’s official origin story, Dan’s portrait of Gritty captures all of the mascot’s massive energy and Philly-sized fun!
Find Philadelphia Freedom from Your Gift-Giving Worries
The unique wall decor you’ll find at Art of Words makes wonderful gifts for Philadelphians present and past.
Pick out pieces the fabulous Philadelphians on your list find meaningful, and watch their faces light up brighter than the top of the PECO building. Or, choose a print you just can’t resist for yourself!
Browse our collection of Philadelphia wall art now and fall in love all over again with the city that loves you back.