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Your Pittsburgh "Shop Local" Holiday Gift Guide

Shop local this Holiday Season with buisness who have something for everyone on your list!

By Sponsored Advertising Content December 13, 2022

It's time to start making your list and checking it twice. Holiday shopping time is here in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, and you are starting to search for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Macaroni KID South Hills is here to help you find just the right way to show your love, thanks and appreciation through gift-giving. We've partnered with some great Pittsburgh businesses based in the South Hills to make your holiday shopping as simple as possible, while finding the best gifts for everyone on your list. 


Did you know that when you shop locally, for every $100 you spend, $68 of that will stay in the community? If you're looking for more reasons why you should spend your dollars locally, read this article on what happens when you shop local

Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide has great gifts and ideas for everyone in the family, and we are encouraging all of our readers to shop local this holiday season, so we can keep the local businesses we love. Scroll down to see our featured businesses and what they are offering this holiday season. Click on the hyperlink text to take you to a more detailed listing of that business.

Please note, this list will be updated throughout the season with new businesses each week, so be sure to check back!

Local Pittsburgh businesses that want to be included in our Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide can still be listed. Submit info HERE. 










Enhanced Beauty Bar | 12 West Pike Street, Canonsburg

Enhanced Beauty Bar is a woman & veteran owned permanent makeup studio providing microblading, powder/combo brow, lip blush tattoo and saline tattoo removal. They're passionate about helping every woman look and FEEL her very best through their services and commitment to professionalism. Treat yourself or that special someone on your list to the gift of permanent makeup this holiday season and save 20% using code "MACKID" in notes when booking!

Learn More: Website | Facebook | Instagram







Frenchies | 1720 Washington Rd, Upper St. Clair

Frenches is a healthy and clean nail salon. All natural nails, no acrylics or dips found here! Offering you an organic and vegan service in our spa like atmosphere. Join us this Black Friday for our Gift card BOGO Sale!

Learn More: Website | Instagram




Nailed It DIY Studio | 237 East Main Street, Carnegie

Give the gift of hand-built wooden decor this holiday season with Nailed It DIY Studio in Carnegie. Come into the studio and make a thoughtful gift to put under the tree or purchase a gift card and give the gift of experience to that special someone. Nailed It DIY Studio also offers projects to go for that unique stocking stuffer you have been looking for. You can pick up some of your favorites, packaged up with everything you need to create at home over winter break. Take & Makes are offered in hundreds of designs, including these adorable designs shown here. Book your studio time or stop by to grab your DIY and gift cards today! 

Learn More HERE!







Dee Jay's BBQ Ribs & Grille | Great Southern Shopping Center, Bridgeville

Dee Jay's BBQ Ribs & Grille is running a gift card special - free $25 gift certificate with the purchase of a $100 gift card now through December 31st. This makes a great gift for anyone who would love to enjoy a family meal of legendary ribs! Also, Dee Jay's has a great party room if you are looking for the perfect venue for your holiday party! 

Learn More HERE!




M&M Music Academy | 31 Donati Road, Upper St. Clair

M&M Music, home of Children's Music Academy, offers Music Lessons to students, Age 3 – Adult! We are owned/operated by local musicians/educators that love sharing their passion for music with the community. Our Children’s Music Academy, offered for students, Age 3-9, provides weekly Parent-Child Group Lessons in piano, singing, theory and more. It’s the perfect introduction into music and a great family-based activity. Beyond that, we offer Private Lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Percussion, Woodwinds and Trumpet for our students, Age 9 – Adult! Reach out to learn more about our Spring Offerings and Discounts on Registrations that come in before 12/31! Mention you saw this ad on Macaroni KID and enjoy $25 Off your CMA Registration OR a FREE 30-minute M&M Private Lesson.

Learn More: Website | Instagram





Opal Rose Boutique | McMurray

This December, kids can be dropped off to do some holiday shopping at Opal Rose in McMurray. During select hours, Opal Rose will have the back of the store will be set up as Santa's Workshop with gift options for mom and dad all under $20. Kids can shop for that special someone on their list, wrap presents in the store and decorate a bag with the assistance of some older children volunteering for the season. Check out the Opal Rose Facebook page and be sure to join the Opal Rose VIP group to see some of the latest holiday gifts in the boutique!





Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company | South Hills Village Mall, Bethel Park

Bring the whole family for a sweet treat at Sinful Sweets. Our handmade confections include classic chocolate candies, chocolate-covered strawberries, deep-dish cookies, cupcakes and more. Visit the location most convenient to you. 

Learn More: Website | Facebook | Instagram





Donte's Pizzeria | 6409 Brownsville Road, South Park

Keep things simple this holiday season and order your next meal at Donte's Pizzeria in South Park. While you're there pick up a gift card for the best grab bag gift of the season! Learn More HERE!





Picky Eaters | Mt. Lebo

Picky Eaters are made to help kids develop healthy eating habits and try foods they would normally avoid. Our dishwasher-safe picks are topped with colorful characters that spark the imagination and promote food exploration. Best of all, they’re made right here in PA. By combining a playful character with an easy-to-use pick, Picky Eaters take the stress out of meal time. Your order will arrive hand gift-wrapped, making it the perfect holiday gift to send directly to friends and family. Macaroni KID subscribers can use the code PGHKIDS to receive 15% off your order!

Learn More: Website | Facebook | Instagram




Club Z! Tutoring of Pittsburgh

Why not gift your student with the private academic coaching this year?  No long lines, no crowded stores, always in stock and no backorders. Simply one on one coaching. Help your favorite student gain confidence, increase understanding, and ultimately, improve their grades and test scores.  We have many different options to choose from. Give us a call.  There is no time like the present to provide your student with the coaching that they may need.

Learn More: Website | Facebook





Family Spinner

The Screen-free way to put family fun back into dinner! The Family Spinner is revolutionizing the way families are communicating with each other. Are you ready to build a stronger family? MacKID readers can use code Spinner10 to get a Family Spinner for $10.

Learn More: Website | Facebook | Instagram





Pro Bike + Run | 102 Fort Couch Road, Upper St. Clair

We have the largest selection of bikes in Pittsburgh — no matter what type of bike you’re looking for and what your budget is, we’ve got you covered. Check out their holiday gift guide or see what this Mac Mama has put under the tree!


AR Workshop Pleasant Hills | 36 Old Clairton Rd, Pleasant Hills

Give the gift of a fun, creative experience with our instructor-led DIY art workshops.  Make one-of-a-kind wood and textile items that can be personalized.  Perfect for family time, birthdays or after school art classes. $10 off when you sign up for our email list (see website). 

Learn More: Website | Facebook | Instagram


Need some inspiration before you get shopping? Click on the person you are shopping for below to be taken to a list of tried and true gift suggestions from MacKID readers.







Macaroni KID South Hills has a local directory of family friendly businesses - please check them out if you are still looking for businesses to purchase items off of your wish list! 

Also, check back often as this list will be updated weekly with local businesses for you to support this holiday season or subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get it right in your inbox!

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