By: Amanda Narcisi
Tis the season for filled stockings and lots of presents under the tree. We picked our top Pittsburgh shops and artists. So get that Pittsburgh Perogi wrapping paper ready.
2468 KIDS-Robots, Sports and Dinosaurs are all part of this company line up. Clothes and artwork made for any little ones. Visit https://2468kids.com for purchase or at there booth at various pop-up shops around the city.
EMcGaugheyDesigns-Emily’s adorable Etsy Store is filled with art, magnets and stickers for everything from avocados to coffee and even a Pittsburgh Sticker set. Visit Emily’s Etsy Store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/EMcGaugheyDesigns?ref=l2-shop-info-name.
Pittsburgh Pottery-If you ever wanted to sip your morning coffee from a mug that says “Jagoff” this is the company for you. Pittsburgh Pottery also carry shot glasses and other items. They can be found at local holiday pop-up shops and at https://www.etsy.com/shop/PittsburghPottery/items.
Steel City-If you are looking for apparel with a yinzer feel. Steel City has a permanent shop Downtown. Up for purchase is everything from hoodies to shirts, glassware and gifts and even great hats and socks. You can shop Downtown or at https://shopsteelcity.com.
Workerbird-Workerbird is filled with lots of art made from recycled tin and wood that make up various shapes in quilt-like fashion. Worker bird also has amazing tea towels and shirts with artwork of the bridges of Pittsburgh. You can purchase items at Etsy of check out https://www.workerbird.com.
Strawberryluna- Joining Workerbird in the Holiday Market Downtown in the Holiday Market is Strawberryluna. Strawberryluna specializes in screen printed gifts and art. Some depict Steel City life and some are just quirky and fun. (Personal favorite is the Black Cat Lucky 13 Print) For information visit http://www.strawberryluna.com/.
Papyrusaurus- Paper can make beautiful art and fun gifts. Everything from ornaments and prints to jewelry made from old dictionaries, these unique gifts are perfect for anyone. For more information visit http://papyrusaurus.com.
Garbella- Known best around the region for the screen printing gifts that include baby onesies, totebags and tea towels depicting fun Pittsburgh things like Pierogies. For more information visit http://www.garbella.net.
Frost Finery- Founded by Melissa Frost, Frost Finery combines handmade with high tech fabrication of jewelry and a home collection. Personal favorite is the Pittsburgh Collection. For more information visit http://frostfinery.com.
Puzzle Pax- Have a beer lover on your list? Try Puzzle Pax. These handmade six-pack holders are a fun puzzle to put together and then can be carried to your favorite brewery to fill. Puzzle Pax also carry apparel and bottle openers. For more information visit https://www.puzzlepaxusa.com.
Alternate Histories- What would it look like if Pittsburgh was attacked by a Godzilla? Well those are the exact prints that Alternate Histories creates. If you have a history buff on your list this is a great gift. There is also a 2019 Calendar and a new book titled “Pittsburgh in Olden Time” For more information visit https://alternatehistories.com.
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