We’re shopping in a different neighborhood each week throughout the holidays. 

This week we’re in the heart of the city; checking out all that Downtown has to offer. 

Peoples Gas Holiday Market

This year mark’s the 10th anniversary for the Peoples Gas Holiday Market in Market Square; a holiday shopping destination that never disappoints. Make it a point to stop by for a stroll through the shop chalets. But hurry because the last day is December 23! You’ll enjoy live music playing the sounds of the season and bright, festive lights. The sights and sounds transform Market Square into a magical Christmas town and it’s kind of like getting a mini-European vacation without ever leaving home. ‘Tis the season-long vendors (like Euro Haus, European Folk Art, Himala Home, Käthe Wohlfahrt, and Wendell August Forge) along with temporary ones (like Hippies Urban Art) means there’s always something new to see at the holiday market. 


Visit the Holiday Market and then head to PG&H (489 Market St), a permanent home for Pittsburgh’s artisans, craftspeople, and makers. If you’re seeking high-quality home goods, accessories, decor and gifts then PG&H is the place to grab all those giftable locally-made items your loved ones can treasure for a lifetime. 

Heinz Healey’s

Have a gathering for Christmas to dress for? Or how about your New Year’s Eve plans? Deck yourself in Heinz Healey’s (160 Fifth Ave), a premier shop for men’s fashion, selection, and fit. They are a locally owned and operated shop that hand-selects every item for quality, durability, and sustainability; which means they care about how you look maybe even a little more than you do. Rely on their expert fit  recommendations to have yourself ready to ring in the new year looking dapper from head to toe.   

Oliver Flower Shop

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, poinsettias, pine cones, and more. When you want to tell someone you love them it’s better to just show them – which is where Oliver Flower Shop (300 Sixth Ave) comes in. With beautiful arrangements, like “Basket full of Christmastime” and “Pretty Peppermint”, there’s no better way to spread holiday cheer than by selecting a unique, handcrafted bouquet created by a Pittsburgh-based floral designer. Want to share joy this holiday season and make a lasting impression? Send your loved ones a Oliver Flower Shop bouquet that will make them red-and-green with envy. 

Steel City Brand

Yinz better watch aht! Santa Claus is coming to tahn and he’s ditching the red suit this year and opting for a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Trolley beanie and a Snowfall Long Sleeve (and he’s also making sure everyone on his holiday card is coordinated by nabbing this one for the little elves in his life, too!). Be just like Santa by getting all your Pittsburgh apparel at Steel City Brand (625 Smithfield St); a clothing company born, raised, and clothed in Pittsburgh.

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

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at givegodyouryes.com and fullhipster.com.

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