As Christmas now vastly approaches we are compiling endless guides on ways to #ShopSmall and support local businesses in the 412, here’s our latest one!
The Landscape Center By Evanovich
Located in Bethel Park, The Landscape Center By Evanovicha is a local, family owned and operated landscaping business founded in 1984. During the Christmas season, the landscape center’s 5,000 sq ft showroom becomes a one stop shop for all your holiday needs full of collectables, unique gifts, live trees, wreaths, custom decorated wreaths, and more! The Christmas Shoppe also includes 7 “villages” of different product lines; New England Village, Christmas in the City, The Original Snow Village, Dickens’ Village, North Pole, A Christmas Story, and Snow Village Halloween.
Started in 2015 by Sam Graeb, planetHEMP is an eco-friendly fashion house that specializes in utilizing hemp instead of cotton. In addition to being eco-friendly, hemp is also more durable than cotton and will not stiffen over time. planetHEMP offers athleisure basics, apparel and lifestyle products that give you the peace of mind of supporting a local and sustainable brand. Right now they are offering 10% off all products using the code PGHEMP online or at the flagship store in downtown Carnegie where you can also receive in-store exclusives, meet La Familigia, feel the fabric and enjoy the vibes.
Garbella is a small online business offering screen printed apparel, accessories, home goods and gifts. Originally created on Etsy in 2006 by its owner Amy, Garbella is now a full blown business operated out of a small studio located in Lawrenceville where all designing, printing, and packing for orders are completed. Many of their products feature simple designs that strike a chord with customers through memories, including but not limited to all of our favorite things about Pittsburgh. Garbella has recently announced their new item, a set of two Bridge Rocks Glasses, 11 oz rocks glasses featuring a triple bridge design inspired by the three sisters bridges in Pittsburgh.
Closet Rehab (412 style)
Closet Rehab is a brand of accessories, purses, and custom earring designs established in 2017 by Erica Parr. Their mission is providing maximalist accessories for the minimalist closet and embraces fashion with no rules. If you wanna make your wardrobe POP or you’re looking for the perfect gift for the fashionista on your list this holiday season, visit their online store or their sister boutique, 412 Style Labs, located in Sewickley, PA.
Looking for ways to use your time at home? Closet Rehab also offers virtual design sessions where you can create your very own bespoke pair of earrings from thousands of acetate and acrylic pieces.
Bedillion Honey Farm
Coined the “The Biggest Little Honey Shop in Pennsylvania”, Bedillion Honey Farm is a family farm and apiary located just a mere 30 miles from Pittsburgh, producing local raw honey, beeswax, and honeybees for sale. True to being a family farm, the owner Mark and his children oversee all the beekeeping operations throughout the year. They also sell beekeeping supplies and woodenware and single source varietal honeys from around the U.S., infused & creamed honeys, and beeswax candles. All items can be purchased online or at the On Farm Shop where you can also view a live observation beehive.
Basket of Pittsburgh
When you choose to shop at Basket of Pittsburgh you aren’t only just supporting a small business, but the entrepreneur community of Western PA as a whole. Each basket on average is compiled with items from at least 16 local businesses. With gifts designed to transport you to iconic Pittsburgh locations- whether it’s the Strip District with Parma and Mancini’s or to Heinz field with a Terrible Towel and the famous Ketchup. Their goal is to remind people of their favorite Pittsburgh brands as well as introduce them to new small businesses to fall in love with. We encourage you to embrace their motto for the holiday season and LIVE LOVE LOCAL!
Strip District Passport
During this time it’s never been more difficult to travel, but with “Passport to the Strip”, presented by the Strip District Business Association and Strip District Neighbors you get access to coupons and a mini directory of over 50 businesses, merchants, and companies located in the iconic Strip District. The book includes a one page Ad of each business along with special offerings from them. All proceeds from the Passports will be used to support the presenting organizations as well as the Strip community. The “Passport to the Strip” is the perfect gift for the ultimate Yinzer!
Western Edge Seafood
Owned by its parent company of the same name, Western Edge Seafood Outlet offers premium quality, culinary approved seafood products directly to the public at great prices. Just in time for the Christmas season, they invite you to visit their several holiday pick up express locations using their preorder menu. They also carry a wide array of delicious sides, spices, sauces, breadings, and coatings from all over the U.S. that serve as the ideal stocking stuffers for the seafood lovers in your life.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.