The 25 Best Pennsylvania Gifts For People Who Love The Keystone State

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Are you looking for the best Pennsylvania gift ideas for people who love the Keystone State? Or do you want unique gifts from Pennsylvania to bring to your family for Christmas? Or perhaps a Pennsylvania local recently moved out of state and you would like thoughtful PA gifts to cheer them up.

In all of these cases and more, you came to the right place!

In this post, you will find the 25 best Pennsylvania-themed gifts for both locals and tourists.

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three Pennsylvania gifts by budget.

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25 Pennsylvania gift ideas

Pennsylvania gift ideas for large budgets

#1 A trip to the keystone state

Reading terminal market in Philadephia
Photo by Dan Mall on Unsplash

Alright, let me start this list with the number one gift for people who love Pennsylvania. (Even though the rest of this list is not necessarily in ranking order).

If you want to make the receiver truly happy, take him or her to his or her happy place and buy a ticket to Pennsylvania right away!

Skyscanner is one of my favorite sites for finding the best tickets. But if the receiver already has a ticket booked or if the receiver lives in Pennsylvania, there are other fun options. Head over to Viator, type in “Pennsylvania” and you will find all the activities and tours they offer. And if you’re not sure which date to book or which activity to go for, I recommend you buy the Viator gift card and give the receiver the opportunity to pick a date and tour himself.

Oh, and if you think gifting gift cards is boring, check out these 29 creative ways to give gift cards, I’m sure that will change your mind.


#2 Candles that smell like Pennsylvania

Candle with Pennsylvania
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Are you looking for gifts from Pennsylvania for a local who misses home?

Then this homesick candle is just what they need.

The candle literally smells like Pennsylvania. And if you’re wondering what that smells like. Pennsylvania smells like caramel, maple, buttery rum, and malty molasses. So even for people who don’t love Pennsylvania, it’s still a delicious scented candle.


#3 Pennsylvania-themed mug

Mug with map of Pennsylvania
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For more Pennsylvania gift ideas for people who miss home, a Pennsylvania-themed mug is a good option. They’ll be reminded of their favorite state while sipping their morning coffee (or tea).

I love this cute one with the shape of a Pennsylvania map and flowers, but you can find plenty more mugs on Amazon if you would like a different design.


#4 Hershey’s chocolate gift

Hershey's chocolate box
Hershey’s chocolate box

Okay, I’m not going to lie. Hersey’s is probably my least favorite chocolate brand. Though it’s still chocolate, so I would happily eat an entire bar. Plus, I know it’s immensely popular in the US.

And as the state’s pride and joy, I could not leave it off this list. Hershey’s was founded back in 1894  by Milton S. Hershey in Pennsylvania. So if you are looking for authentic gifts from Pennsylvania, Hersey chocolate has got to be it.


#5 Pennsylvania-themed phone cases

Phone case with the map of Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for Pennsylvania-themed gifts for someone who is always on his or her phone?

Then this is the gift you need; a phone case with a Pennsylvania theme. For example, this wooden case with the map. Or check out Zazzle for 800 more options.


#6 Unique Pennsylvania maps

Map of Pennsylvania with holes
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

I am a huge fan of maps, and I know that pretty much every traveler shares my opinion. Even more so if it involves a map of their favorite destination (or their home country or state).

You can always go for general maps of Pennsylvania, but if you are looking for a unique PA gift, I would recommend one of these two maps. They come with holes that fit wine corks or beer caps, so receivers can decorate their map with caps of their favorite drink!

Oh, and if you prefer to buy from Amazon, you can buy the wine cork map and the beer cap map from there as well.


#7 Pennsylvania-themed puzzle

Puzzle with Pennsylvania postcard
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Are you looking for unique gifts from Pennsylvania for puzzle lovers?

Then this puzzle with a Pennsylvania postcard is perfect! Do keep in mind that it’s only 144 pieces, so it’s relatively easy. For more advanced Pennsylvania puzzles, check out Amazon.


Pennsylvania gift ideas for mid-budgets

#8 Pennsylvania travel guide

Book titled: Waterfalls of Pennsylvania
Waterfalls of Pennsylvania

Waterfalls of Pennsylvania: A guide to more than 180 waterfalls in the Keystone State

If you thought travel guides are only for tourists, think again! This is actually one of the best Pennsylvania gift ideas for locals (and tourists) who love the outdoors. I bet this book includes plenty of beautiful waterfalls they have never seen before and they would love to explore.


Book titled: Hiking in Pennsylvania
Hiking in Pennsylvania

Hiking in Pennsylvania: A guide to the state’s greatest hikes

This is another awesome gift for both locals and visitors. A guide with all the amazing hikes in the keystone state. Locals will surely discover some new places and visitors will be able to experience the real Pennsylvania.


Book titled: Backroads & byways of Pennsylvania
Backroads & byways of Pennsylvania

Backroads & byways of Pennsylvania: Drives, day trips & weekend excursions

Again, this travel guide is a good option for both locals and visitors. It includes the most iconic drives and excursions in the state as well as off-beaten tracks that very few people explore.


#9 Pennsylvania national parks map

Pennsylvania map with state parks
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Are you looking for unique Pennsylvania gift ideas for people who love nature?

Then this map with all the state parks is a perfect gift idea. It comes with stickers they can place on the parks they’ve visited. It’s a fun alternative to a scratch map, and for nature lovers, it’s a fun way to keep track of all the parks they still need to explore.


#10 University of Pennsylvania items

Penn shirt
Penn shirt

For people who go to or used to go to the University of Pennsylvania, anything related to Penn (as the locals call it), is a great gift idea. For example, this simple Penn shirt. Though you can check out Amazon to find other items such as hoodies, hats, glasses, and whatnot.


#11 Pennsylvania gifts for sports fans

Phillies cap
Phillies cap

If you are looking for Pennsylvania gifts for people who are into sports, I’ve got a few good options for you.

The first one is for people who love Baseball, and that’s anything related to the Phillies, the most popular baseball team from Philadelphia.

The second option is for people who prefer Pittsburgh over Philadelphia and who love ice hockey, check out the Pittsburgh Penguins merchandise.

And the last option is for football lovers, anything from the Philadelphia Eagles is a great gift for them.


#12 Pennsylvania-themed passport cover

Passport cover with skyline of Pittsburgh
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you need PA gifts for people who travel often?

Then a passport case with a Pennsylvania theme is perfect. You can find over 50 options on Zazzle. And if the receiver loves Pittsburgh, this cover with the Pittsburgh skyline is just the gift you need.


#13 Philadelphia skyline glasses

Philadelphia skyline glasses
Philadelphia skyline glasses

These glasses are perfect housewarming gifts for someone from Philadelphia who just moved out. Or the other way around. For someone who just moved to Philadelphia so they can start to get used to their new city.

They are also great for whiskey lovers because they can drink their favorite drink with glasses that show the skyline of their favorite city. What else could they wish for?


#14 Books about Pennsylvania

Book titled: The great book of Pennsylvania
The great book of Pennsylvania

The great book of Pennsylvania: The crazy history of Pennsylvania with amazing random facts and trivia

Do you need Pennsylvania gifts for people who love history and fun facts? Then this is the book you need.


Book titled: Birds of Pennsylvania field guide
Birds of Pennsylvania field guide

Birds of Pennsylvania field guide

Whether the receiver is a Pennsylvania local or a visitor, if they love birds, I guarantee they will love this guide that explains everything there is to know about Pennsylvania’s bird population.


Book titled: How to speak like a Pittsburger?
How to speak like a Pittsburger?

Sam McCool’s new Pittsburghese: How to speak like a Pittsburgher?

This is one of the best Pennsylvania gifts for people who love Pittsburgh. For locals, it’s a funny book that reveals things about their accents they didn’t even know. And for visitors, it’s a great book to help them blend in and communicate with Pittsburghers.


#15 Pennsylvania-themed travel mug

Travel mug with "home is where the heart is"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Does the recipient love takeaway coffee?

Then you just found the perfect gift; a Pennsylvania-themed travel mug, so the receiver can take away coffee in style and in an eco-friendly way!


#16 Pennsylvania cookbooks

Book titled: The Philadelphia chef's table
The Philadelphia chef’s table

The Philadelphia chef’s table: Extraordinary recipes from the city of brotherly love

Are you looking for PA gifts for someone who loves cooking? Or for someone who loves Phillie food, such as cheesesteak? Then this is the perfect gift for him or her.


Book titled: Amish friend farmhouse & favorites cookbook
Amish friend farmhouse & favorites cookbook

Amish friend farmhouse & favorites cookbook

As the state with the largest Amish population, it’s no surprise that you can find some great Amish food in Pennsylvania. And for people who would love to try more Amish food, this is a great cookbook.


#17 Pennsylvania wall art

Philadelphia skyline poster
Philadelphia skyline poster

Do you need PA gifts for someone’s home?

Then this colorful poster of Philadelphia is an awesome idea.

Unless the receiver loves Pittsburgh. In that case, a poster from Pittsburgh is the best gift of course.


#18 PA gifts for her: necklace

Pennsylvania map necklace
Pennsylvania map necklace

Do you need PA gifts for her?

Then this necklace in the shape of Pennsylvania is what you need!


Pennsylvania gift ideas for small budgets

#19 Pennsylvania-themed luggage tag

Luggage tag with bear and Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

This is one of the best Pennsylvania gift ideas for people who travel a lot; a luggage tag with a Pennsylvania theme.

You can find nearly 400 different options on Zazzle, or go for this cute one with a bear if you don’t feel like browsing through all the options.


#20 Philadelphia architecture coloring book

Philadelphia coloring book
Philadelphia coloring book

Did you know that coloring books for adults reduce stress and anxiety?

Yes, I discovered that when I was writing my meditation gift guide.

But do you know what would make a Pennsylvania lover even more zen?

That’s right, a Pennsylvania-themed coloring book, such as this one with typical Philadelphia architecture.


#21 Cutting board

Pennsylvania-themed cutting board
Pennsylvania-themed cutting board

Do you need PA gifts for someone who loves cooking?

This cutting board is actually a great gift to go with one of the Pennsylvania cookbooks. Just imagine the happiness of the receiver when they’re preparing a typical Pennsylvania meal on a beautiful Pennsylvania cutting board.


#22 Pennsylvania-themed tote bag

Tote bag with Philadelphia skyline
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Tote bags are my favorite gifts for eco-minded people. Why? Because it reduces the amount of plastic bags one uses. And it allows the receiver to use a bag with a fun design instead of a plastic bag. So it’s a win-win.

So if you are looking for a win-win Pennsylvania gift idea, I would suggest you check out the 1,000+ designs on Zazzle. And for Philadelphia lovers, go for this one with the city’s skyline.


#23 Cute keychain

Pennsylvania keychain
Pennsylvania keychain

This is one of the sweetest Pennsylvania gift ideas on this list!

A keychain with the map of Pennsylvania. But what makes it such a sweet gift is the message that comes with it: “I love you more than the distance between us”.

It’s perfect if you and the receiver live far apart. With this keychain, they will always have a little bit of your love with them.


#24 Socks

Pennsylvania-themed socks
Pennsylvania-themed socks

Are you looking for PA gifts that are not only fun to gift, but that also make this world a better place?

Then these state mate socks are exactly what you need. For each pair you buy, the organization donates a pair of socks to a homeless shelter in that state.


#25 Pennsylvania travel journal

Pennsylvania travel journal
Pennsylvania travel journal

If you are looking for Pennsylvania-themed gifts for someone who will travel to the state soon, this is the gift you need. It’s a travel journal specifically designed for Pennsylvania travelers. So they can write about their trip in this journal, and they’ll have a beautiful keepsake book when they return home.


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FAQ about Pennsylvania gift ideas

  • What is a good gift from Pennsylvania?

    One of the best gifts from Pennsylvania is something from Hersey’s, the most famous brand from Pennsylvania, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love chocolate? Though gifts don’t necessarily have to be made in Pennsylvania. Great gifts simply remind the recipient of Pennsylvania or something that Pennsylvania is known for.

  • So what is Pennsylvania known for?

    These are eight things Pennsylvania is known for: the keystone state, Independence hall, Liberty bell, Philadelphia city, Pittsburgh city, Cheesesteaks and pretzels, Large Amish population, and Appalachian mountain range and Pocono Mountains

Final note on Pennsylvania gifts

Alright, these were the 25 Pennsylvania gift ideas. If you haven’t made up your mind yet, check out the editor’s top 3.