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 will be updated throughout the season with new businesses each week. 

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

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. Check out their holiday gift guide or see what this Mac Mama is putting under the tree this year!

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.
Macaroni KID subscribers can 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
Macaroni KID Subscribers can receive $50 off any mobile party package!

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Stores
Great gifts for everyone on your list from our four Pittsburgh museums: Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History, Carnegie Science Center and The Andy Warhol Museum. Shop in-person or online at (no museum admission is needed to shop).
Holiday must-haves: Dippy Logo Tee, Warhol Paint-by-Numbers kit, Van Gogh Coloring Book or Star Coaster ball rollercoaster kit.
Check in at for future offers!

Children are meant to learn through play. When children are actively engaged in hands-on, interactive learning activities, their creativity flourishes, and they show a greater interest in school.  At Snapology we help your child grow up with a thirst for knowledge. Snapology's play-based S.T.E.A.M. programs, creative play passes, gift cards, and summer camp vouchers make great holiday gifts. Pair a gift certificate, program registration, or summer camp voucher with a build kit from the Discovery Center shop for the perfect gift! Check out the full Snapology Gift Guide here!

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.

Goldfish Swim School also has locations in Wexford & Fox Chapel

Five Iron Golf

Indoor Golf and Interactive Entertainment Facility, providing indoor golf simulation with full bar and food menus - 25% off gift cards until 12/31!!
25% off gift cards - code HOLIDAY25
Located at 2 PPG Place

Boxx My Party

Boxx My Party is a one-stop-shop for perfectly curated Eco-conscious kid's party themes and party goods. We have one-of-a-kind kids party kits for the time-strapped modern parents who want all the party glory without the party fuss. Our Boxxes come complete with all the decor, table essentials and DIY fun required for your little guests to have the best time ever. We take pride in curating beautiful, quality and modern products from conscious companies that you will love just as much as your Littles do. We spend countless hours seeking brands from all over the world so that you don't have to We team up with Etsy shop owners, homemakers and small businesses to find the most innovative, creative DIY activities and customize them for our themed Boxxes.
Use "MACARONIKIDS" for free shipping on all orders

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.

Urban Air
Kids need a place to get their energy out, consider an Ultimate Pass to Urban Air Adventure Park for kids of all ages!

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Snow settles on the Steel City as a wonderful adventure begins in PBT’s The Nutcracker. Join Marie, her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey into the Land of Enchantment. Five fanciful scenes, over 150 unique costumes and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score make The Nutcracker a can’t-miss holiday tradition.

King Swings
Bring the playground home with a durable, safe and long-lasting play set manufactured in the heart of Amish Country. Choose from ready to build designs from the PDF catalog or use the virtual designer tool to create that dream play set that fits perfectly in your space. 

Permanent Make-up with Maggie Leydig
Looking for a unique gift for that special woman in your life? Consider the gift of permanent make-up! I had Ombre Powder brows with microblading done with Maggie last year and not a day goes by that I don't feel look in the mirror and automatically feel more confident because of it. 

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 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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