It’s that time of year again, PGH! Decorating, baking, family, cookies, parties, and GIFTING. We love to give to our friends and family but we love supporting local businesses even more. So each week this season, we’re coming up with a guide to shopping some of our favorite local  shops in some of our favorite local neighborhoods. 

First up, the Strip District. From food and drink to local makers to home decor to experiences to health and fitness – this community has it all. Check out our top 10 places to check out:

Enrico Biscotti

Sometimes the perfect gift isn’t something physical at all. Enrico Biscotti offers some of the hands down, best experience gifts for the foodie in your life. Enrico’s offers bread making and pizza making classes. Biscotti and other pastries also make great stocking stuffers! 

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop

While we’re on the topic of sweets, build your friends a gift filled with all of the nostalgic candies you can imagine. Also find some other fun toys and gifts like novelty socks, dish towels and games. 

Mon Aimee Chocolat

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Need we say more? Grab some stocking stuffers or some gifts for surprise visitors (or even a little something for you!). 

Hot Haute Hot

For the vintage lover in your life, check out Hot Haute Hot. The shop is filled with boho and vintage style home decor that is sure to bring out some character in a friend or family member’s home. PRO TIP: don’t sleep on their jewelry selection either.

Roxanne’s Dried Flowers

If your friends are like me and love florals and greenery but can’t keep a plant alive if their life depended on it, Roxanne’s is the way to go. There’s so many options to lighten and liven up a room. 

City Grows

Unlike the above friend, this friend has a green thumb so check out City Grows and gift a starter kit for urban gardening. Check out some of their classes too! 

PA Libations

Know a cocktail connoisseur? This is the place to go. Grab a good PA LOCAL liquor and put together a cocktail kit for the best gift! 

R Wine Cellars 

Wine is one of our favorite gifts for the hostess (or host) with the mostest. Check out R Wine Cellars. It’s a perfect way to show your appreciation for some great hospitality (and maybe they’ll even share). They also have some awesome gift sets for the wine lovers in your life!

Pip & Lola’s

Who doesn’t love a good smelling soap? Give a gift that keeps on giving with a subscription box or just grab a few bars to finish off your gifts this year. 

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

Brand Manager

Chelsie is a born and raised yinzer now raising a baby yinzer with her hubby. Family activities include brewery hopping and target runs. You can also find Chelsie swinging her kettlebells or exploring Pittsburgh's eats, drinks and adventures.

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