Friend Check-in: How to keep in touch during COVID19- local gifts or friendly reminders  you care. Any local shops that we can use to grab a card- or a small gift for a friend and send it to them to let them know we care? 

Staying connected during these times can be difficult with all of life’s new challenges. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the current environment and forget to check in with those who matter most. Here are some fun ideas and local gifts to stay connected with your friends & loved ones, to let them know you care! 

Kards Unlimited (walnut street) 

Located on Walnut street, Kards Unlimited is a great place to find the most unique gifts and knick knacks to send to your friends. They feature hundreds of different cards that are far from average. They also have wacky gifts that you didn’t even know you needed. It’s truly such a fun shop to find the coolest gifts for every type of friend. Shop in-store, online, or using their new curbside pick up feature. 

Love Pittsburgh

Sometimes finding the perfect gift can be a drag. The Love Pittsburgh shops have everything from jewelry, to candles, to Pittsburgh-themed gifts. They make it easy to find beautiful gifts to surprise your friends with. Everything featured in their stores is designed by a Pittsburgh artist. Their shops are located in Downtown Pittsburgh and at Mount Washington. Shopping here is a great way to support local and to send your friends gifts from your hometown! 

Personalized Jeopardy 

Staying connected with friends is more important than ever. Finding creative ways to stay connected will keep things fun and exciting for your friend groups. Something that I had fun with during quarantine was creating an online jeopardy game that was personalized to my friend group! There are several free online platforms that allow you to do this. Use categories like fun memories, embarrassing moments, or high school memories. The possibilities are endless! 


Located on Butler Street, Wildcard is another great local shop that features fun and unique items. They feature greeting cards, accessories, clothing, and desk supplies. Putting together some cute supplies and a personalized card is a great gift to send to your friends. Wildcard makes it easy to find the perfect reminders to show your friends that you care. And who doesn’t love getting a personalized card in the mail? It’s a small gesture that can easily make people feel special when they need it the most. 

The Picket Fence 

Another great find located on Walnut street is The Picket Fence. This snug boutique offers gifts geared towards women, kids, home goods, & Pittsburgh. If you’re looking for a unique gift in any of these categories, this is the place to find it. It’s colorful interior and vast range of gifts make The Picket Fence an exciting place to shop. 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Georgia Lawrence

Georgia Lawrence is a born and raised Pittsburgher, who has a passion for fashion and beauty. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, traveling, and exploring new parts of the city. Georgia enjoys writing about the latest trends and where you can find them!

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