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Show Some Love to Local Pittsburgh Businesses this Holiday Season

Wed, Dec 14, 2022

Written by: Andy Sharfman

The lights are up, festive sweaters are back in style, and radio stations have changed their tunes. Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it’s time to find the perfect gifts.

We’ve hand-picked seven local businesses in Downtown Pittsburgh that can help you to impress at your white elephant gift exchanges, family swaps, and more. Get your wrapping paper ready!

306 Forbes Boutique

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Give the gift of fashion this holiday season with 306 Forbes Boutique. This local, women-owned business offers a curated selection of stylish accessories and trendy attire designed for the fashion-forward.

306 Forbes Boutique is open Tuesday-Friday 11a.m. - 5:30pm, Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m - 3 p.m.

Amazing Books & Records

two crates of records with bookshelves in the background


Explore the shelves of Amazing Books & Records and you’ll discover something special for the music and book lovers in your life. For every three items you purchase, you’ll even get a free used book or record priced up to $10. The store carries a wide variety of used and rare books and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, they can order it for you.

Amazing Books & Records is open Monday-Thursday 12 - 7:30 p.m., Friday 12- 6 p.m., and Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.

Cultural District gift card

What gift could be better than an unforgettable arts experience? A Pittsburgh Cultural District-wide gift card can be used to purchase tickets for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events as well as any event taking place in the Cultural District, including those presented or produced by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.


a display of colorful ornaments and other crafts


If you’re in search of handmade gifts, then look no further. PG&H provides a platform for makers to sell their high-quality home goods, accessories, decor, and gifts. With every purchase at PG&H, you can feel good knowing that you’re supporting a small business while helping Pittsburgh’s vibrant arts community to thrive.

PG&H is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

love, Pittsburgh

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From unique ornaments to themed gift boxes and one-of-a-kind trinkets, love, Pittsburgh is fully stocked with holiday cheer. Founded by two Pittsburghers in 2017, the locally focused gift shop features 100+ Pittsburgh-based artists and makers of apparel, home goods and stationary.

love, Pittsburgh is open daily from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Steel City Clothing

Three sweatshirts in gray, black and yellow.

For those who like to show their Pittsburgh pride, Steel City Clothing has you covered. There, you can take your pick of Pittsburgh-themed apparel, from comfy Fred Rogers sweatshirts to black and gold beanies that will keep you warm and stylish this winter season.

Steel City Clothing is open Sunday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

S.W. Randall Toyes & Giftes

Winter-themed stuffed animals


With thousands of items in stock, the options are seemingly endless at S.W. Randall Toyes & Giftes. Head to Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest specialty toy store for Pokemon paraphernalia, superhero gear, Lego collections, and more!

S.W. Randall Toyes & Giftes is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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