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Our 2021 Small Business Holiday Shopping guide has something for everyone on your list – from the book worm, skincare fanatic, wine lover, to the shop-a-holic. Support local this year and consider one of the businesses on our list to satisfy your shopping needs. Click on the hyperlink text to be taken directly to their site to get your shopping started.
Food and Drink
23rd and Vine
23rd and Vine is Pittsburgh’s boutique wine shop. Locally owned, globally sourced, 23rd and Vine is located right in the historic Southside Flats. They offer an extensive, curated wine list from small vineyards across the globe for you to enjoy by the glass or bottle that aren’t available at PA State Liquor Stores. 23rd and Vine also carries specialty food products local to Pittsburgh, including local pasta sauce, olive oil, biscotti, and more. To order online, visit https://www.toasttab.com/23rd-and-vine/v3. All bottles are available for delivery in the Pittsburgh area, or you can pick up your order curbside, located at 2333 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA.
Food. Drinks. Sports. What more could you ask for out of a Pittsburgh sports bar? Located in the heart of Warrendale, PA, MAXX merges refined cuisine and creatively crafted cocktails for a dynamic experience of spirits and sports. MAXX is offering cocktails loaded with seasonal flavors like creamy caramel, crisp apple, and cinnamon this holiday season. Be sure to check out these limited-time sippers. They also offer a unique, upscale space for a private party, gift cards for your favorite foodie, and a grocery section that offers homemade cheesecakes (perfect for your next holiday get-together), bottles of wine, and more! Located at 400 Warrendale Village Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086.
Liokareas Olive Oil
Liokareas has been pressing Greek olive oil for over 150 years by only old-world means and simple hand tools. With a local presence in Pittsburgh, yet sourced from their family-owned orchard in Southern Kalamata Greece, their oils are naturally rich in healthy fats and antioxidants, iron, and Vitamins A, E & K. You can use Liokareas olive oil to saute, stir-fry, and grill your favorite proteins and vegetables, dress salads, finish soups and pasta, or even use it for baking and in cocktails. Check out their website for more information on their holiday gift bundles – from their 2021 Charcuterie Box, Holiday Gift Box, and more!
Warm pies right out of the oven, produce straight from the field, and your favorite gourmet foods in the middle of an apple orchard that dates back to the 1850s. Soergel Orchards is the place to be for locally grown produce and homemade goodies.
Soergels also offers an online store with curbside pick up with some of their most popular items from their market. Check out their online store here, and pick up your goodies at 2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090.
Allegheny City Brewing Company
Allegheny City Brewing is an award-winning neighborhood brewery located in the Deutschtown neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This brewery is equipped with both outdoor and a newly opened indoor seating area back just in time for the cool weather. They sell Middleswarth chips and partner with local food trucks almost every day they’re open. With something for everyone, they offer online sales for pickup or walk-in ordering to-go. Or, just grab a seat at the bar at 507 Foreland St. Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
Family-owned and designed around the customer experience and quality eats, Cafe Raymond is the kind of place Pittsburgh is blessed to call its own. Cafe Raymond serves delicious baked goods, all made from scratch and using the finest and fresh, locally grown seasonal produce. Located right in the Strip District, you can browse the generous menu crafted by Chef Ray, whose bread was famously served at the White House when both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were president.
Health, Wellness, and Beauty
Studio Booth is one of Pittsburgh’s premier luxury salons and spa. They have been in the East Liberty neighborhood for over a decade, next to Trader Joe’s in Pittsburgh’s East End. Their in-salon retail store carries the finest products in hair and skin care for hair of every color, texture, and length, including Kevin Murphy, Ouidad, Babor, Phyto, Olaplex, and CBD Daily. They also carry several unique jewelry pieces and accessories. They’re currently offering 10% off gift cards through the end of the year.
Call 412-362-6684 for more information or to order products for curbside pick up – they are also accepting holiday appointments.
Founded by a licensed aesthetician, aspiring herbalist, and organic skincare formulator, Chelsea Ali, Ali’s Apothecary makes botanical, high-performance skincare products, macerated oils, skincare, body care, herbals, and teas accessible to all. All products are hand-made locally and ship nationally. Give the gift of wellness to a loved one in your life with her curated tea packages, anti-aging serums, or luxury, botanical skincare lines. All products are cruelty-free, all-natural, and sustainably sourced.
Apparel and Accessories
Yinzer Store is your ultimate source for Pittsburgh apparel and products for the “Yinzer” on your Christmas list! Created by Pittsburgh personalities Jim Krenn and Larry Richert, Yinzer Store celebrates the city we love with an iconic line of t-shirts, sweatshirts, masks, mugs, cards, & more.
Yinzer Store also includes “Yinzer Cards,” which offers unique, Pittsburgh-themed greeting cards for every occasion brought to life by cartoonist Rob Rogers, and “Jim Krenn Yinzer Life,” an upscale clothing line created by Pittsburgh legend Jim Krenn.
All products from Yinzer Store are available online and can be shipped nationwide. YinzerCards are available at Market District, select Giant Eagle and Hallmark stores, Ambridge Do It Best Home Center, and the Heinz History Center.
Mountain Flowers Design
Comfy, fun clothing made right here in Pittsburgh. Visit Mountain Flowers Design’s Etsy shop to find the perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe. Run by Sara and Mike Kriley, you can check out their sturdy and warm sweatshirts with printed and embroidered options. They have everything from holiday-themed to newlyweds shirts that will be the perfect gift for under the tree this year.
Hot Rod Piercing Company
Hot Rod Piercing Co. has been providing the city of Pittsburgh with the most experienced piercing staff and the highest quality body jewelry available for over twenty years now. As Pittsburgh’s premier body piercing studio, Hot Rod Piercing Co. is committed to providing the safest and most comfortable piercing experience possible. Located at 95 S 16th St Pittsburgh, PA 15203, Hot Rod Piercing Co. offers ear, facial, oral, and body piercings, as well as a selection of the finest jewelry.
Signature Styling Services
Discover the power behind your signature look. Signature Styling Services is helping Pittsburgh millennials ditch their “young adult” or college wardrobes, define their signature style, and take on the world as the adult they were meant to be. Work with Alex to work through your own personal style, colors, lifestyle, and budget to find your signature style.
Opened in June 2020, Enliven Lifestyle Boutique, was founded by two fierce women who always dreamed of owning their own business. Their online boutique collection is sourced from over 13 fellow small business owners located throughout Pittsburgh and the US! Their goal is to provide collections to revitalize all aspects of your lifestyle. Whether you purchase a gift for someone else or gift yourself, this online collection allows you to give locally!
Larrimor’s is a men’s and women’s designer clothing store located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Larrimor’s is locally owned and offers the finest in upscale men’s and women’s fashion from coats, sweaters, accessories, and more. Shop online or in-store, located at 249 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA.
Visit Pittsburgh’s bike and run shop with the best selection and the most passionate and knowledgeable team of cyclists and runners. With over 4,000 bikes in stock and new bikes arriving daily, you’re bound to find something for the athlete on your holiday list – from stocking stuffers like socks, bike gear, and more! Pro Bike+Run also offers an active community to join with 300+ group rides, runs, walks, and 150+ classes and events yearly.
Unique Gifts and Experiences
Love, Pittsburgh’s mission is to connect makers to shoppers by serving the local community as well as the thousands of visitors who travel to Downtown Pittsburgh and Mount Washington each year. They curate a fantastic selection of locally made gifts and proudly tell the stories of the artists and makers they support. A Pittsburgh artist designs everything in their shop, and they can ship it directly to your recipient or order for curbside pick up. Love, Pittsburgh has two locations: Downtown (805 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA) and Mount Washington (301 Shiloh Street, Pittsburgh, PA).
Wildcard has provided the area with unique cards, handmade gifts, fun gift wrap, creative crafts, t-shirts, baby and kids’ gifts, original art, and much more for several years. Opened by Pittsburgh native Rebecca Morris in October 2009, many of Wildcard’s items are made in Pittsburgh by local artists. Located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, at 4209 Butler Street, 15201, Wildcard prides themselves on getting to know their artists and crafters as well as their customers.
Farmer’s Daughter Flowers
Inspired by natural elements, handpicked and one-of-a-kind items, and the magic of flowers, Farmer’s Daughter Flowers beautifies Pittsburgh with their floral arrangements. The owner sources flowers for her designs from her own garden or local whenever possible. At her 502 East Ohio St. store, expect to find home goods, candles, textiles, and of course, fresh floral designs and plants to dazzle anyone on your list.
White Whale Bookstore
White Whale is a family-owned, independent bookstore in Pittsburgh. Their selection of new books includes a broad range of contemporary and literary fiction and nonfiction, poetry, history, philosophy, local authors, independent presses, children’s books, and more. They have several options for gifts for the book lovers in your life! Know someone who’s a writer? Visit their Workshops page to learn about signing them up for one of their writing workshops as a gift!
Leaf and Bean
Initially making its debut in 2003, Leaf & Bean in the Strip District has become a true Pittsburgh favorite for cigar smokers, coffee lovers, and even those just looking to escape to a “Florida Keys” environment. Owned and operated by cigar icon Jim Robinson (more commonly known as “Island Jim”), Jim has created an environment that truly feels like you’re taking a step into an island-style oasis getaway. Check out the 2200 Penn Avenue location to see their fully-stocked humidor, freshly brewed coffee and other drinks, and cigar accessories for the cigar lover this holiday season.
The Attic Record Store
Find your music treasures at the Attic Record Store. With loads of new and used records arriving daily, no matter your taste, the Attic’s knowledgeable staff will help you find exactly what you’re looking for from a wide variety of genres. Located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh at 513 Grant Ave, you can find both new and used records and CDs.
Del Caimán is an art collective that represents renowned Cuban artists. They aim to connect the world with the natural, unpolished art that defines Cuba’s very soul but is rarely seen by the outside world. We guarantee that the artist in your life will be blown away by a unique piece crafted by a Cuban artist. Learn more and view their unique collections here.
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Established in 2001, Pittsburgh Glass Center is a hub for innovation and creativity. Anyone can take classes, explore the contemporary glass gallery, and watch the live hot glass demonstrations. People interested in learning more about glass come here to take a class, explore the modern gallery and watch live hot glass demonstrations. Pittsburgh Glass Center is the largest arts organization on Penn Avenue in the East End.
Mix Candle Co.
Tucked into Pittsburgh’s exciting Lawrenceville neighborhood, explore over 100 different fragrances to create our own custom scent at Mix Candle Co. Pour candles with your crew for the holidays! Mix Candle Co.’s holiday parties make for a fun-filled time in Pittsburgh. Create the perfect holiday gift, or blend your favorite fragrances to fill your home with the best holiday scents. During your party at Mix Candle Co., candles are buy three, get one free!
Songbird Artistry was started by Debbie Jacknin and her daughters, Jennifer and Jacklyn. They specialize in their own craft and have long been selling their jewelry, mosaics, screen-printed apparel, and vintage finds at craft shows. At their shop on Penn Ave, they are selling an expanded inventory of locally crafted jewelry, prints, clothing, beauty supplies, vintage goods, and the items of over 40 other Pittsburgh artisans.
The Black Cat Market
The Black Cat Market is Pittsburgh’s Cat Cafe. Whether you come to adopt or just for a bit of pet therapy, you won’t be disappointed with their sweet and playful cats! All of the cats are adoptable and come from Frankie’s Friends Cat Rescue, and The Black Cat Market can help you get started in the adoption process. Open at 5135 Penn Ave, The Black Cat Market is the ideal place to go for any cat and coffee lover.
Did you know that when you shop locally, for every $100 you spend, $68 of that will stay in the community? This year, get the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, all in Pittsburgh.