As the holiday season approaches, unwrap something extraordinary and support our local businesses. Beyond the towering skyscrapers and iconic bridges, it’s the small businesses that breathe life into our neighborhoods. Whether you’re searching for the perfect holiday gift, a unique token of appreciation, or a treat for yourself, this list is sure to give you what you need.

Elliot Lane Jewelry

Gift-giving just got a whole lot more personal! Elliot Lane’s bracelet stack collections are the perfect way to wrap up a piece of someone’s personality. Gift your jewelry-lover a stack that perfectly mirrors their bold and adventurous spirit or with a dainty set that complements their effortlessly chic style. Grab a stack already curated or create your own.

Boyd & Blair

Did you know we have the “World’s Best Vodka” (named by the Ultimate Spirit Challenge) in our backyard? Well now you do! What better gift to give your thirsty friends than a delicious, award-winning, ready-to-serve cocktail gift set? Choose your two favs and your job is done.

Do you know anyone who bleeds blue and white? What better gift than Happy Valley Vodka to celebrate the Penn State Nittany Lions in their upcoming bowl game. BONUS – a portion of sales from each bottle supports the 800+ student athletes at PSU. Good deeds + good drinks?

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop

Filled wall-to-wall with candy, toys, games and more, you’re sure to find something sweet for everyone on your list. Who doesn’t love a stocking filled with sweets from the $5 candy buffet? They’re also always stocked with the nostalgic Bottle Caps, Laffy Taffy and Zagnuts. Not just a candy store, Grandpa Joe’s has unique gifts, games, magnets, towels, socks and more. White Elephant gifts have never been easier to find.

Pittsburgh Worsh Company

Pittsburgh Worsh Co is the way to a true Yinzer’s heart. All of the products have an aroma sure to make you feel right at home in the Steel City. A pierogi bath bomb? Yes please. The “Cookie Table” body scrub? Chef’s kiss. Baum Blvd lip balm? You’re winning gift giving this year!

LuluZ Design

We’re OBSESSED with all of the Pittsburghese LuluZ [lulu-zee] puts into her designs. Tis the season for a new wardrobe filled with an oversized crewneck paired with a warm beanie + a nice mug to cozy up with next to the fireplace.

Link+Bonded Semi Permanent Jewelry

The gift that keeps on giving. Not just jewelry, but an experience. Link+Bonded is a unique way to show your friends, family (or yourself) how much you love them while also giving them to option to choose their style.

PGH Pickers

If someone on your list is a fan of thrifting, what better way to find a nostalgic piece from PGH Pickers? All pieces are meant to be affordable, sustainable and unique including clothing, accessories, electronics, home goods and more!

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

Brand Manager

A lover of local flavors – from craft brews to artisanal bites. Catch me sipping, savoring, and shopping through the charm of Pittsburgh, one local find at a time!

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