Pennsylvania Gift Giving Guide: 12 Gifts for Someone that Loves Pennsylvania

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It’s the holiday season, which means you are probably searching for the perfect gift for the Pennsylvania travel lover in your life. Well, good news! I’ve got you covered with some great gifts from Pennsylvania that are sure to delight those of all ages.

From fun puzzles to jewelry, clothing, and books, there’s a gift for anyone that loves Pennsylvania on the list below.

Even better, by purchasing the products on this list, you are helping me to keep bringing you even more great spots to visit in Pennsylvania!

Pennsylvania Puzzles

Pennsylvania puzzles
Pennsylvania jigsaw puzzles are a perfect wintertime activity.

Looking for a fun winter activity to give as a gift? I’ve taken four of my favorite photos of Pennsylvania and turned them into 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles.

Featuring downtown Pittsburgh, McConnells Mill State Park, Miners Run Falls, and the Abandoned Trolley Graveyard, these puzzles are sure to challenge and delight any puzzle lover.

 Even better, they are a great way to enjoy the beauty of Pennsylvania while at home this winter.

“Waterfalls of Pennsylvania” Book

Waterfalls of Pennsylvania by Jim Cheney
“Waterfalls of Pennsylvania” is the most exhaustive list of waterfalls in PA.

Know someone that loves waterfalls? In May 2020, I published the most complete book of Pennsylvania waterfalls on the market.

“Waterfalls of Pennsylvania” covers more than 180 different waterfalls in every corner of the state. I’ve personally visited each, so the directions are based on my first-hand experience, just like the information on this site.

Even better, each waterfall includes a full-color image, directions, and some of my personal tips for visiting.

You can get signed copies of the book directly from me, or pick up copies on Amazon, Bookshop.org, or just about anywhere books are sold.

Pennsylvania Hiking Guides

60 hikes within 60 miles of Harrisburg
“60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Harrisburg” has been very helpful in planning my hikes in the area.

If you need a gift for someone that loves hiking, there are many other great Pennsylvania hiking books.

The 60 Hikes within 60 Miles series is fantastic for anyone that loves hiking in PA. The books are offered for a variety of Pennsylvania destinations and feature hikes of all lengths and difficulty levels that are within a short distance of different cities in the state.

Currently available books include 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of … Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg.

A few more of my personal favorites that I personally recommend are “Hiking the Endless Mountains” by Jeff Mitchell and “The Pine Creek Rail Trail Guidebook” by Linda Stager. Of course, there are dozens of great Pennsylvania guide books that can help you uncover the hidden secrets of PA.

Pennsylvania Shirts

Pennsylvania t shirts make a great gift
A sample of some of the Pennsylvania t-shirts available in my store.

Give the gift that lets your friends and family show their Pennsylvania pride: a Pennsylvania t-shirt.

I’ve personally designed more than two dozen different t-shirts that highlight aspects of Pennsylvania. From shirts featuring the skylines of Philly and Pittsburgh to funny slogans and even some very niche designs, there’s a shirt for anyone that loves Pennsylvania.

Even better, many of the images on the shirts were taken directly from photographs, so you are sure to get an accurate image of places throughout the state.

Purple Lizard Maps

Pennsylvania Gift Ideas: Purple Lizard Maps
Following Purple Lizard Maps will lead you to beautiful places like this one.

If you want to get out and explore off-the-beaten-path in Pennsylvania, Purple Lizard Maps are a great choice. Featuring hiking information for areas not often well mapped by others, Purple Lizard Maps makes it easy to explore some of Pennsylvania’s little-hiked state forests and natural areas.

I used Purple Lizard Maps recently to hike in the Quehanna Wild Area and found the map to be a great resource.

You can buy their maps on their website.

Pennsylvania Travel Map from Conquest Maps

PA Map gift
The Pennsylvania map from Conquest Maps makes a perfect gift for someone that loves traveling in PA.

If you or someone you know wants to show everyone how much they’ve traveled around Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania map from Conquest Maps is the perfect gift.

This push-pin map features a large map of PA and comes with plenty of pushpins to mark each place in the state you’ve been to. This is a perfect way to remember your past trips or to plan new ones.

Find out more on their website.

Pennsylvania Jewelry

Silver plated Pennsylvania necklace with hand-stamped heart
Pennsylvania-themed jewelry makes a great gift.

Jewelry always makes a great gift, and jewelry featuring Pennsylvania is even better.

In my store, I have jewelry designed and hand-stamped by my wife that allows the wearer to show off their love of Pennsylvania.

These necklaces are available in plated silver and plated gold and feature a variety of designs all on a charm in the shape of Pennsylvania. 

Good Night, Pennsylvania (or Philly and Pittsburgh)

Kids gifts from pennsylvania: Good Night Pennsylvania
Share your love of Pennsylvania with kids.

Pass on your love of Pennsylvania to the child on your holiday shopping list with Good Night, Pennsylvania.

This children’s book walks children through some of the most iconic places in the state. Get your copy on Amazon. Also available: Good Night, Philadelphia; and Good Night, Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State Parks Passport

Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests Passport
The Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests Passport is a great gift for anyone that loves PA’s public lands.

Love visiting Pennsylvania’s great state parks? Check out the Pennsylvania State Parks Passport.

This passport gives you the chance to track each of your visits to these beautiful destinations and help support the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation at the same time. I enjoy tracking the parks that I visit, and I’m sure you or someone on your list will as well.

Order your copy here.

Pennsylvania Beer Cap Map

Pennsylvania Gift Ideas: Beer Map
This is a perfect gift for anyone that loves Pennsylvania beer.

Know someone that loves Pennsylvania beer? Get them this great Pennsylvania Beer Cap Map.

Designed in the shape of Pennsylvania, this great gift has room for 75 beer caps. It’s perfect for showing off all of your favorite PA breweries.

Order this great gift here.

2021 Pennsylvania Calendar

2021 Pennsylvania Calendar
Share the beauty of Pennsylvania throughout 2021 with our PA Calendar.

Share the beauty of Pennsylvania throughout 2021 with my Uncovering PA calendar.

This calendar features some of my favorite images, many of which were taken in the past year, of various spots throughout the state. This is definitely a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the state all year long.

I also have a 2021 New York calendar that you can buy.

A Getaway

The best weekend getaways in PA
There are many great getaways to take in Pennsylvania.

With everything that’s been going on this year, I know that I’m definitely going to need several getaways in 2021. Why not surprise your friends and family with a getaway in Pennsylvania for them to enjoy?

Take a peek at my guides to the best weekend getaways in Pennsylvania and PA’s most unique Airbnbs to help you start planning your trip.

Then book a place to stay on sites like Airbnb, Booking.com, or PAInns.com, all of which feature many great spots to stay throughout Pennsylvania.

 

Find a unique place to stay in Pennsylvania on Airbnb!


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2 thoughts on “Pennsylvania Gift Giving Guide: 12 Gifts for Someone that Loves Pennsylvania”

  1. Pennsylvania folks, I am sure, appreciate your hard work and the huge amount of information you put forth.

    I know our family does.

    Brian & Vicky Baney
    Port Matilda

    Reply

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