AIGA Pittsburgh Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping local is more than a trend. It’s a way to support your neighbors, your friends, the small businesses and independent artists that help make Pittsburgh great. This year, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite locally made items. We think you’ll find something for everyone on this list. Or maybe something for yourself? (You work hard, you deserve it!) Check out the list at the bottom for a schedule of upcoming markets. Support your neighbors, your friends, your community. Shop local. Shop Pittsburgh.

 

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Moop Market Bag  |  Moop

This bag is built from 100% cotton canvas inside and out. It’s perfect for carrying to the farmers market, the gym, stashing your baby gear, stowing your laptop, carrying books or for a weekend getaway. @moopshop

Moopshop.com – $93

 

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Seasonal Fresh Flower Bouquet  |  The Farmer’s Daughter

Fresh, vibrant, unique bouquets arranged on site in minutes while you wait. Their Northside shop is located at 431 E. Ohio St. Pittsburgh, PA 15212 and is open Tuesday–Friday from 11AM–7PM and Saturday from 11AM–4P. @thefarmersdaughterflower

thefarmersdaughterflowers.com – $25

 

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Yinzer Inkjet Print  |  Ashley Olinger

Do you love ketchup and bridges? Cookies that smile at you? Show off your love of Pittsburgh with the Yinzer print! @yeahyelhsa

Etsy – $8

 

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Crystals Screenprint Pillow  |  Garbella

Crystal design screenprinted on this decorative throw pillow for good house vibes. This pillow will pair nicely with a collection of other pillows or it can stand on its own. @garbella

garbelladesign.com – $36

 

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Anther Candle  |  The Anther Candle Co.

Anther Candles makes the best small batch, hand poured candles from soy wax blends in Pittsburgh, PA. Each candle has a unique scent and comes in a 4 oz or 12 oz size. @anthercandleco

theanthercandleco.com – $12

 

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Pittsburgh Pantone 428C  |  Commonwealth Press

Because winter is coming, and you want to make sure you’re color matched for the occasion. @cwpress

Compress Merch – $20

 

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Acorn – Woodcut Print, Woodblock Print  |  Tugboat Printshop

This 13” x 10” Color Woodcut was printed on Natural Kitakata at Tugboat Printshop in Lawrenceville.  The beginnings of a mighty oak sprout from an acorn cap. Brown gives way to gold, unfurling then in bright sap green. Geometric patterns pulse with the energy of growth. @tugboatprintshop

tugboatprintshop.com – $85

 

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Hobo Bag with Wallet  |  Sha’Lari Couture

A handcrafted bag spacious enough for all your essentials and a zippered wallets to secure your money, cell phone, and credit cards. @shalaricoutore

shalaricouture.com – $65

 

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Things Could Be Worse Mugs  |  Calamityware / Don Moyer

No matter how bad your day is going, these beautiful porcelain Calamityware mugs graciously remind you things could be much worse. @calamityware

calamityware.com – $48

 

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Pittsburgh, City of Bridges Print  |  strawberryluna

Pittsburgh, City of Bridges is a set designed, illustrated and entirely hand silkscreen printed by strawberryluna studio. These prints are made to either go together as a beautifully matched set, or look great solo too. @strawberryluna

shop.strawberryluna.com – $45

 

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Handmade Cuffs  |  Studebaker Metals

Durable, beautiful, & responsibly handmade. Before leaving the shop, each item is stamped with the Studebaker maker’s mark and its origin, Pittsburgh. @studebakermetals

studebakermetals.com – $48-80

 

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Steel City Coasters  |  Outdated Press

This set of 4 Steel City coasters pay tribute to the Pittsburgh’s industrial past and make the perfect stocking stuffer.. Place your drink down and reminisce about the smoke-ry days of Pittsburgh. @outdatedpress

outdatedpress.com – $8

 

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Christmas Tree Koozies  |  Emily McGaughey

Collapsible foam beer koozies that fit 12 ounce Cans. Hand screen printed with an adorable Christmas Tree to help spread some holiday cheer! @emcgaugheydesigns

Etsy – $4

 

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The Flying Dutchman  |  Michael Artman

Celebrate the better days of baseball in Pittsburg with this tip of the cap to the 1909 World Series Champs. A look at history with the ticket stub, scorecard, lineup and of course, the lack of the ‘g’ in Pittsburgh. @michaelartman

michaelartman.com – $45

 

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Handmade Soap and Bath Products  |  Hooters Essentials

You can find a great collection of locally made, homemade soap and bath products. Including soap, bath bombs, beard oil and lotions. @hootersessentials

Etsy – $10

 

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The Good Old US of A Print  |  Outdated Press

This 8”x10” Print may be just the thing needed to give us all the little patriotic bump needed after this past year. @outdatedpress

outdatedpress.com – $20

 

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Handpainted Vintage Clothing  |  Three Pigs Vintage

Three Pigs Vintage offers a variety of vintage items, but a favorite is this hand painted vintage jacket. @threepigsvintage

Etsy – $36

 

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Thunderbolt  |  Make Believe

Is it summer yet? Celebrate your favorite wooden rollercoaster all year with these shirts from @makebelieve

makebelieveit.com – $25

 

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Holiday Wish: HBO Password Letterpress Card  |  Sapling Press

Let that special someone know what you really want this holiday season. @saplingpress

Etsy – $5

 

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Silent Night of the Living Dead Card  |  Alternate Histories

In a nod to Pittsburgh’s history with Zombies, all is far from silent this night… @alternatehistories

alternatehistories.com – $4

 


 

Upcoming Holiday Markets

Crafts and Drafts Holiday Market – December 3, East End Brewing Company

I Made It! Market at McCandless Crossing – December 3, McCandless Crossing

The Gift Gallery – December 9-11, Spinning Plate Gallery

Vintage & Handmade Holiday Pop-Up Shop – December 17, Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

Are we missing an upcoming market? Are you hosting one? Let us know! info@pittsburgh.aiga.org

By aigapittsburgh
Published December 7, 2016
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