Feel like transporting yourself into the heart of a German shopping market? You’ll get just that when you visit the Peoples Gas Holiday Market in Market Square. Right in Downtown Pittsburgh, you can peruse gifts from around the world and local makers alike! This year, the bigger-than-ever holiday market is extra special because it’s celebrating its 10th year anniversary. For its final days, the chalets will be open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. through December 23rd.
It’s the perfect stop for all of your last-minute holiday gifts! With an array of vendors, you can find a special gift for anyone in your life! We have rounded up some of our favorite gifts from each pop-up shop below. Check here for the full list along with a schedule of daily music on the BJ’s Sounds of the Season Stage.
The scents wafting from Helmut’s Strudels and the authentic Austrian strudels they bake onsite are heavenly. Flavors include apple, apricot, and cherry – and the cheese, is scrumpdileouscious.
Gifts From Afar
At Gifts From Afar, you’ll find crafts from Russia, Lithuania, and Poland. Look for the carved wooden Christmas decor, jewelry, toys, and more!
Euro Haus has handmade gifts and home decor from various countries. Some of our favorites include: hand-blown glass ornaments, nesting dolls, handmade kitchen tiles, and winter hats, scarves, and gloves.
Global Girl Gifts
Global Girl Gifts brings back worldwide gifts brought to Pittsburgh by a local curator. Find beautiful and affordable accessories, coasters, ornaments, and more.
European Folk Art
Look for handmade folk art from Poland and the surrounding region at European Folk Art. Some of our favorites are handmade Christmas cards, wooden flutes, hand-carved boxes and Polish holiday cookbooks.
strawberryluna + Worker Bird
It’s the hip factor at work at the strawberryluna + Worker Bird joint chalet. You’ll find hand-painted silkscreen items and more. Some of our faves include the “Holly Jolly Evergreen Bird” holiday card, evergreen trees silkscreen art print, large Pittsburgh “City of Bridges” silkscreen diptych art print set, and “Oh Hai Kitty” black cat small print.
At Himala Home, you’ll find super special handmade gifts from Nepal, including clothing, accessories, and other unique gifts made of wool and felt.
Mmmmm. Follow your nose to CinnaRoast, a nut and confectionery shop inspired by Bavarian Germans. Some of our favorites include Take 5 Apple, S’Mores Apple, chocolate-covered blueberries, and CinnaRoast Assortment Tin.
I See Spain
Find delightful, imported kitchenware at I See Spain. Shop for individual bowls and plates or select a complete line of festive, colorful goods.
At Wagman Designs, it’s modern and classic jewelry designs made from shell, glass, wood, and metal, and repurposed beads around the world. Check out the beaded Bracelets, metal pendant necklaces, and more.
It’s classic gifts from Germany at Käthe Wohlfahrt. Look for Advent calendars, steins, nutcrackers, ornaments, and more.
Garbella and KLoRebel Art Co
Garbella and KLoRebel Art Co. is new this year! Find beautiful pieces of art transformed into wearable and useful items like ponchos, purses, and more. Hand-screen printed apparel and other gifts. Some of our favorites: “Inclined” Pittsburgh Collage Puzzle, Civic Arena print, Grand Concourse Station Square print, Duquesne University + South Side Slopes print, and the Pierogi Mug.
Kenyan Craft Connection
At Kenyan Craft Connection, it’s handmade African jewelry, crafts, kitchenware. Carved from wood and soapstone.
Find locally crafted soy candles and perfumes inspired by nature around the globe at 837 North. Favorites include, East Asian Yuzu Ginger candle, Pittsburgh Forest candle, Arctic Maple + Chestnut candle, Lily + Black Currant Unisex Perfume, and Red Cedar + Balsam Unisex Perfume.
Keystone Steel Co.
Keystone Steel Co. has all steel, handcrafted gifts. Unique signage and other decorations can be found here.
Wendell August Forge
Stop by Wendell August Forge for finely cast metal ornaments and giftware. Some of our favorites include 2021 Annual Ornament, mini Nativity 10-piece boxed set, Christmas at the Farm ornament set, and even a hand-blown glass pickle ornament!
Linda Barnicott Art & Gifts
Linda Barnicott Art & Gifts showcases the gifted local Pittsburgh artist’s collections of local scenery, along with a Santa Collection. Images come in prints, ornaments, and more.
Cha-Ching Coin Jewelry
Cha-Ching Coin Jewelry features unique jewelry and pendants made from international tokens and coins collected around the world. Look for these cool pieces: Denmark’s Crowned M Earrings, Hungary’s Crocus Earrings, Argentina’s Sun Earrings, Ireland’s multi-colored bracelet, and Bahamas’s starfish pendant.
R Wine Cellar
Local Strip District winery R Wine Cellar makes all of its wines using South American, Californian, and Pennsylvanian grapes. Cheers to that!
love, Pittsburgh features curated gifts from 100+ Pittsburgh-based artists and makers. Some of our faves include: The Three Little Pigsburghers Book, Steel City Salt Co. Spices, PGH Candle(s), Rivers Stripe Tea Towel, and Apoidea Honeys.
Pittsburgh Irish Festival Celtic Gift Shoppe
Pittsburgh Irish Festival Celtic Gift Shoppe is hosted by the Pittsburgh Irish Festival and features traditional Celtic décor, ornaments, sweaters, and treats.
Bali Made features ethically handmade crafts from Bali. Check out the wooden ornaments, windchimes, detailed masks, and candleholders.
Old German Christmas
Old German Christmas is owned (surprise!) by a German family, crafting hand-blown/hand-painted glass ornaments. There’s also pewter, lace, and wood gift items available.
Copper Coast Confections
Copper Coast Confections is a local chocolatier specializing in amazing hand-crafted treats including gourmet fudge, Belgian chocolates, and more. Be sure to taste (or gift!) the Vegan Chocolate Walnut Fudge, Artisan Truffle 12-piece Classic Collection, Black Cherry Bourbon Fudge, Milk Cashew Caramel Explosion, and Snickers Bar Fudge.
PachaMama Divine Connection
PachaMama Divine Connection features one-of-a-kind Peruvian hand-woven textiles, apparel, and accessories.
Vessel Studio Glass
Look for locally made, hand-blown goods from Vessel Studio Glass. Some of our favorites include ornaments that look like bacon, pickle, and a white teardrop ornament. There are also a variety of one-of-a-kind vases to choose from.
Pop Up in Pittsburgh
Pop Up in Pittsburgh features unique, handmade popup-style greeting cards. Other handmade gifts from Vietnam include masks and ornaments.
Pittsburgh Pottery is the place for locally crafted and Pittsburgh-themed ceramics. Some of our favorites include Pierogi magnets, “Jeet Yet?” spoon rest, and “Dahntahn” Pittsburgh mug.
Women of the Cloud Forest
Women of the Cloud Forest features handmade goods from artisans in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, and other countries. Craft coffee roasts is available for purchase among other classic ornaments and ceramic gifts.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.