We’re all about shopping small here at Made in PGH, and we’ve spent the last month scouring the 412 for our favorite gifts.  From Mt. Washington to Shadyside and beyond, Pittsburgh has the goods to impress even your pickiest friend.  We wish we could list all of our local gift ideas, but here are 10 we couldn’t stop thinking about.

Pittsburgh Bridge Ornaments


via Audra Azoury

If we had a tree, we’d deck it out with Audra Azoury’s minimalist Pittsburgh Bridge Ornaments. From the Ft. Duquesne to the 10th Street Bridge, this graphic artist has an eye for local.

Sweatshirt @ planetHEMP

Via PlanetHemp

Perfect for your eco-friendly BFF, planetHEMP crafts hoodies, hats, and tees with 100% sustainable Hemp, helping to reduce the need for petroleum in the production of various plastics. Save the world much?

Gourmet Salts @ Steel City Salt Co


Via @Bewbsie

Steel City Salts make for stress-free, easy gifting. Instantly take your spice level from a 2 to a 10 with a pinch of the Ghost Pepper Salt, or decorate something sweet with a dash of Lavender Rosemary Salt. Trust us, your friend will go from food-ish to foodie in seconds.

Notebook @ Love, Pittsburgh Shop

Via Love, Pittsburgh Shop

Handmade by the owner of the all-local boutique in Mt. Washington, these notebooks use upcycled material to create a trendy, one-of-a-kind journal. They slip easily in a purse or computer bag and are a flawless gift for your blogger friend. 

99.99% Isolate Bathbombs @ RadRitual

Via CBDBar

These bathbombs at RadRitual on Ellsworth are infused with CBD oil and are great for relieving pain or winding down at the end of a long day. A fab little gift or stocking stuffer, each has a small crystal inside and leaves skin feeling amazing.


Luxury Coffee @ Allegheny Coffee and Tea Exchange

Via letsshootthemoon

Save your friend from the Starbucks grind by grabbing  a half pound of super high-end coffee, like 100% Hawaiian Kona, from Allegheny Coffee and Tea Exchange in the Strip. Put it in a cute mug with some tissue paper and boom, mini (and affordable) gift basket.

Kreepy Doll

Via KreepyDoll


These dolls are an expert-level blend of cute as hell and creepy af and will definitely be gifted to kids and adults alike.

Moop Bag

moop bags made in pittsburgh

Take a few minutes to cruise the Moop shop and one thing becomes abundantly clear, there’s no wrong choice. In fact, you’ll probably end up buying an extra bag, clutch or backpack for yourself.


Stone Case @ MAGMA


MAGMA phone and computer covers are crafted with 100% stone and are each totally unique. They’re treated with a stain resistant and antibacterial coating (bye germs) and are a terrific gift for your adventure-loving friend who keeps cracking their screen.

Membership to the Cultural Trust

Via TrustArts

Impress the pants off your best amiga by getting her the gift of early access to events, tickets, and more. You can even opt for the student discount: all the arts at half the price.

PennStyled: #ShopSmall Pop-Up Series

Via Broken Plates

Don’t forget to check out PennStyled: #ShopSmall, the pop-up series Made in PGH is proudly partnering with this year. Kicking off on Small Business Saturday, the weekly series brings 6 local women makers together, adds a happy hour, and gives us the chance to shop their curated collections in one place.

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