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 19, 2023

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 2023 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. 

The Lash Lounge South Hills | 100 Sienna Drive Suite, Pittsburgh, PA

Give the gift of confidence this holiday season with lashes from the Lash Lounge South Hills. Call or text 412.844.5274.

Learn More: Website | Instagram

D & E Collectibles | 700 Main Street. Pittsburgh, Pa 15215

D & E Collectibles buys and sells vintage (and modern) toys, comics, video games, clothing, etc. Examples include Star Wars, He-Man, Mcfarlanes, Sideshow Statues, GI Joes, Voltron, Transformers, Mego, Star Trek, Tin Toys, Nintendo, Marvel, Super Heroes, Remco, WWF/WWE, Comic Books, & much much more!! Be sure to check out our Facebook page. Most of our inventory is also listed on our Ebay store. Over 10,000 items within our inventory & it constantly changes. 

Learn More: Facebook

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

Opal Rose Boutique | McMurray

Opal Rose Clothing Boutique is an upscale, trendy women's clothing boutique.  Opal Rose also has unique gifting items, jewelry, accessories, and shoes with new items arriving daily. Opal Rose is the only Destination Liverpool Store in all of Western Pennsylvania so stop by if you're looking for a new pair of jeans. 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!

Learn More: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Sunnyside Haven LLC

Looking for the perfect gift?  Kids and toddlers can’t get enough of our personalized reading pillows!  Choose from over fifteen designer prints and customize with an embroidered name!    In addition to reading pillows, Sunnyside Haven handcrafts other high-quality gifts for families; including minky blankets, baby bibs, and hooded bath towels.  

Learn More: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Celebrate the spirit of the Steel City this holiday season by embracing the rich tapestry of local businesses that make Pittsburgh unique. Consider gifting a piece of the city's industrial charm with handcrafted metalwork from The Barefoot Forge. From custom-designed rings or gifting a beginner blacksmithing class, these steel gifts capture the essence of Pittsburgh's industrial heritage in every creation.

Pamper your friends and family with locally sourced and crafted skincare and wellness products. Bombash Botanical Skincare Co. is home to a plethora of handmade bath, body, and home products that not only promote relaxation but will also add warmth and cheer to your holiday gift giving. These thoughtful gifts provide a luxurious and aromatic experience that anyone would love!

For the art aficionado on your list, explore the diverse offerings from Pittsburgh Pottery. Maybe you have a "nebby" family member that needs to know that with a black and yellow mug or better yet, you know a "jagoff." If you don't want to offend your gift recipient, you can always stick with a super cute pierogi Christmas ornament. No matter what you decide, these locally made pieces are infused with the city's energy and creativity.

Lastly, for those littles who need next to nothing, consider the gift of experience by purchasing vouchers or memberships from local attractions, theaters, or restaurants. Or get creative and gift a sports holiday camp like the one's offered at Bianco School of Baseball.  This not only supports the businesses directly, but also provides your loved ones with memorable moments to cherish. From tickets to a show at a local theater to a culinary adventure at a beloved restaurant, these experiential gifts contribute in more ways than another box under the tree. Embrace the holiday season by shopping local and spreading the joy of Pittsburgh's distinctive charm. 

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! 

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.

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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