FYI Philly: Taste of Philly gift ideas

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Friday, December 11, 2015
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If you need some gift ideas, a taste of Philadelphia may be just what you?re looking for.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- If you need some gift ideas, a taste of Philadelphia may be just what you're looking for this holiday season.

Kelly Brinker is the marketing manager for Brotherly Box.

She says, "Brotherly Box is a custom gift box full of products that are native to Philadelphia."

From Philly soft pretzels and Herr's potato chips, to Tastykakes and Wawa coffee- this gift box brings together all your favorite Philly treats.

Tim Thorton is the founder of Brotherly Box.

He says, "We curated every Philly snack you could ever think of, and we narrowed it down to what people wanted most. They miss Philly and they are going to get a taste of Philly."

Both Philadelphia natives, Tim Thorton and Kelly Brinker were inspired to create the box after their loved ones moved out of the region.

"We thought about the people who lived in different states and what the first things they got when they came back here," said Tim.

Kelly added, "I just think it's something that's nostalgic, just one of those like iconic things that you know you're used to seeing growing up."

Each box is tailored to your liking and includes a personalized note to send to your loved ones.

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"Aside from that just the food products, there is a lot of iconic things to Philadelphia that we include like the LOVE statue, liberty bells," said Kelly.

Tim says, "We give them a lot of options. You know whether its snacks or prints or you know little knick knacks, they can really customize it however they want."

In the two months they've been up and running, Brotherly Boxes have been sent to Philadelphia lovers all over the world, including those fighting overseas.

Shipping is free for continental US and Military APO/FPO addresses.

Tim says, "They're a huge hit wherever they go because people get to get that little taste of home that they miss."

You can watch FYI Philly on Saturday night at 7 p.m. on Channel 6 and on the web at 12 a.m. Monday.