The 11th annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market returns for the holiday season on November 18th, kicking off more than a month of seasonal sights, scents, and sounds in Market Square! This holiday market is one of our favorite places to pick up locally-made and hand-crafted gifts for everyone on our list, and to help you get your holiday shopping started this month, we’re showcasing a few of our favorite vendors who will be hosting a booth at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market this season. Happy holiday shopping!

love, Pittsburgh

love, Pittsburgh has three permanent locations in the ‘Burgh where you can shop handmade, local gifts from more than 100 artists that celebrate the best of the city we call home. During the holiday season, you can shop a selection of curated items at their Peoples Gas Holiday Market that would make excellent gifts, such as cards, art prints, handmade soaps, candles, holiday ornaments, apparel, ceramic mugs, and so much more!

R Wine Cellar

R Wine Cellar is a family-owned urban winery based in the Strip District with a range of unique flavors perfect for sipping this holiday season. Stop by their Peoples Gas Holiday Market booth to shop for bottles that are ideal for gifting or sharing with your holiday guests. (Pro tip: you can sample many of their wines including their seasonal specials, Glühwein spiced red wine and Margaret Apple Spice and Everything Nice, both of which are delicious warmed up!)


strawberryluna describes itself as “a design & printmaking studio duo with a focus on handmade, vibrant art & illustration crafted by hand,” and when it comes to holiday gifting that’s sure to impress, their prints are a big hit! Their 2023 calendar is a thoughtful pick for just about anyone, but you can also shop the brand’s wide range of goods including totes and tees, enamel pins, tea towels, holiday and greeting cards, and even decorative items that make use of reclaimed materials.

837 North

837 North features soy candles and perfumes that are made locally but evoke scents and sensations from all around the world! The shop’s collections take you on a journey to Africa, East Asia, the Mediterranean, Latin America, the West Coast, and all the way back to the Appalachians and the ‘Burgh itself. Give the gift of a cozy, scent-filled home this holiday season!

Käthe Wohlfahrt

If you’ve ever been to the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, you’ve probably stood in line to wait to shop the captivating Käthe Wohlfahrt German Christmas walk-in shop, and it’s absolutely worth the wait! Mainstream and traditional holiday decor items are available inside, with ornaments celebrating contemporary pop culture and bright, vibrant colors alongside classic, intricate pieces that evoke holiday celebrations from decades and centuries past.

Copper Coast Confections

Copper Coast Confections is one of Pittsburgh’s premiere chocolate makers, and their brightly-colored and delicious handmade truffles are stunning treats for the holidays! Pick up a box or two to gift to your holiday hosts or to pass around as after-dinner treats. You can also sample a range of treats from Copper Coast at their booth, including hand-crafted fudge and even vegan sweets.

Diana Kauffman Designs

New for 2022, jewelry designer Diana Kauffman will pop up at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market this year with her stunning collection of handmade, American-made jewelry for all who are “handcrafted, strong, and timeless.” Having started with a men’s jewelry line that has expanded into jewelry for everyone, her pieces feature bold lines and spirited colors that are perfect for brightening up a loved one’s day this winter.

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

Kaidia is a native Pittsburgher and a content writer for a local marketing agency. She loves to travel, try new dishes at local restaurants, and drop in to fitness class throughout the city. She's a die-hard Pens fan as well as an amateur baker and mixologist — sometimes combining both in one recipe!

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