In the season of giving, everyone is looking for that perfect, unique present for their loved ones. In the City of Bridges, options are everywhere for local gifts. For the Yinzer in your life, check out these gift-giving ideas from around the ‘Burgh.
Local Home Gifts
Pittsburgh is full of beautiful, handmade work from local artists and craftsmen. If you are looking for a Pittsburgh-branded present that anyone could fall in love with, check out love, Pittsburgh in Mount Washington and downtown. They have items like bridge jewelry, creative city prints, even crocheted pierogis! Another stop that is full of skyline glassware and hometown souvenirs is the WELCOME Pittsburgh Information and Gift Shop on Penn Avenue.
Anything Black and Gold
It’s no secret that Pittsburgh loves their teams. Sports gear from the Strip, jerseys, and memorabilia are sure to make anyone smile this holiday season. To get even more creative this year, check out the NHL’s gift shop online for a Stanley Cup popcorn maker to bring something special to a Pens game viewing ritual.
There’s a lot of choices when it comes to museum touring in Pittsburgh. All of the Carnegie Museums, the Andy Warhol, the Mattress Factory, the Children’s Museum, and the Phipps Conservatory are just some of the big ones!
If you have a museum or art lover in your group, maybe the best option is to get them a membership to their favorite place. Some of the best membership plans around is with Carnegie Museums and is good for one year to Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Andy Warhol Museum, AND Carnegie Science Center.
The Ultimate Pittsburgh Goody Basket
The best gifts are a little bit of everything! If you have a Yinzer coming in from out of town, they’re going to want it all homegrown. Here’s our list of ingredients for the best Pittsburgh gift basket. Most of these items can be found in a walk around the Strip District.
- Delallo’s Fresh Mozzarella
- Two Ugly Mugs Sweet Heat salsa to remind you of summer.
- Pittsburgh Popcorn Co. popcorn, especially in Peanut Butter Cup
- Steel City Salt Co. Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt
- Uncle Charley’s Sausage, Kolbassi Grillers are perfect for holiday cooking
- Sarris Candies has holiday chocolates in shapes and the classic candy bar
- Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. Fresh Pasta Nests
- The Enrico Biscotti Co., Salted Caramel Biscotti might be a new favorite
- Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange Holiday Blend
We’re pretty biased to believe that food is the best gift for the holidays, but anything made in Pittsburgh is a winner in our book. Our Pittsburgh Holiday Gift Guide is just the tip of the ‘Burgh, though. Take a look around for yourself at Pittsburgh boutiques and local grocery stores near you for this year’s holiday shopping.