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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 November 22, 2021

It's time to start making your list and checking it twice. Holiday shopping time is here, and you are starting to search for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Macaroni KID 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 based businesses to make your holiday shopping as simple as possible, while finding the best gifts for everyone on your list. 

Please note, this list isn't complete, only a special preview for our readers. 

Each week we will update the list with new businesses and deals with our official roll-out next week! 

Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide has great gifts and ideas for everyone in the family. 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 businesses offering any services (and any MacKID subscriber exclusive deals) or click on the picture to be taken directly to their site to get your shopping started. 


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. We are encouraging all of our readers to shop local this holiday season, so we can keep the local businesses we love. 



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.





Allegheny County Parks
Give the Gift of Fun this season with memories that will last a lifetime. Gift certificates are available for different activities and programming within Allegheny Parks.




Pro Bike + Run
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.




We are Mom's with a mission, to help your child have the best event!  We offer professional face-painting, character parties, spin art and more!




Accent Music Academy
We offer music lessons.  Our holiday offer is a free lesson for every month that someone purchases upfront by Dec 31 (limit 4).  The offer is for new students only and can be done as a registration, or as a gift certificate for someone else.




Frenchies Modern Nail Care
Frenchies Modern Nail Care is a new kind of nail studio located in the South Hills in Norman Center. Frenchies proudly offers an upscale environment and the safest, most sanitary hand and foot care in the South Hills. Black Friday deal available EARLY for MacKID subscribers!




Rosa La Belle
Unique, sustainable, heirloom open-ended play toys. Free local delivery within a 10-mile radius.




Picky Eaters 
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. Use the code PGHKIDS to receive 15% off your order!




Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
We offer Massage and Facial Services at Affordable Prices.  We have a Buy One Get One Massage or Facial Offer for the Holidays and Special Offers on Spa Packages.  Give the Gift of Wellness and Relaxation this Year!!!




Ever After Events
Children Entertainment and Princess Parties - Princess Party or Holiday Visit from a Favorite Fairytale Character




Goldfish Swim School Peters Township

Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years. We use our holistic philosophy, The Science of SwimPlay®, to build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment.





The Little Gym

The best way to encourage children is with a smile! The Little Gym is non-competitive, and Serious Fun, which means children are encouraged to strive for their personal best.   We teach children ages 4 months to 12 years to learn Gymnastics, Sports Skill Development, Dance & Parent Child classes.  The Little Gym is excited to also offer Private Play Dates for your family and friends as well as birthday parties, camps and parents survival nights! Give your child the gift of play this holiday season.




Handmade Crystal Jewelry, Reiki certified, Crystal healer.
Macaroni Kid Subscriber Exclusive: 10% of Reiki Service





Rodan + Fields

Life Changing Skincare





The Possession Cleanse

An organization, decluttering, and letting go in-home service.



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