Don’t wait until the last minute to get your holiday gifts ready. Go for local goods made by real Pittsburghers! But where in the heck do you find such stuff? In support of local artists and businesses, Boring Pittsburgh will be featuring a multi-part holiday gift guide for your shopping convenience. Yinz ought to get something from at least one business in each post. When you do, send us a pic and we’ll post it here!
Bambi’s Clay Design is a Pittsburgh based artist with goods on Etsy. She offers everything from the cute monkey and squid on the left, to brains and koalas! Have something else in mind? She’ll make almost anything under the sun!
After Dinner Designs takes broken dinnerware and reworks it into stunning handcrafted jewelery and accessories. Did you drop some of your heirloom china? Forget the crazy glue, ask Liz to create something new from the pieces.
Finally something for the guy in your life that has everything and wants nothing. KHPens & The Beaver Wood Wright offers handcrafted pens and shaving accessories. Each one is uniquely luxurious, and a necessity for any man.
Get these doggy bow ties and walk your pup in style! It has an elastic loop and slides on and off the collar with ease. Available from Infinite Abyss, a Pittsburgh Esty shop that creates these and other creative goodies (for people too).
Poison Apple Printshop prints a lot of cultish and horror flickish type indie stuff, but they also cater to the Cult of Yinzers with their Pittsburghese pillows and patches. Is it black and yellow or gold? Don’t be a jagoff!
Need an edible gift for your coworkers or neighbors? Skip the fruitcake this year and go for an assortment of crazy pretzels from Pittsburgh based Crazy Pretzel! Yinz can get everything from bacon to marshmallows on these penny sticks.
When’s the last time you read a book? Now you can have a book on display that you won’t feel guilty about. Recycled Reads gives you a whole new way to read your books. Get your initials caved into the pages, or send a special message to a loved one <3
Smalltower Press is one of Boring Pittsburgh’s all time favorites. Seriously, how can you look at Pittsburgh Coffee Break and not feel good? And the fact that they left those four ugly letters off the Steel Building makes it even better! Get an 8.5 x 11 or 5×7 print.
This might not be the funnest gift in the bunch, but we’re just being practical here because we know that every yinzer needs a good sammich board! Ones made by the hands of real Pixburghers are the best. Get ’em from Wood-N-You Like It’s Etsy.
This bicycle chain candle holder is from Erra Creations. This Burgh based Etsy shop also sells very popular bracelets, earrings, keychains, coasters, and even clocks – all made from recycled bike parts!
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The good news is that all of the gift ideas above can be purchased at the sixth annual I Made It! for the Holidays craft market this weekend. If you miss out on the show, click the links above to order directly. Check back for more Local Goods Gift Ideas from BPGH.
When is I Made It! for the Holidays 2012?
Friday, November 30th from 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, December 1st from 11am – 6pm
Where is the holiday craft market?
Bakery Square – first floor (directions}
6425 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
FREE INDOOR PARKING!
How much does it cost?
It costs nothing to get into the show, but take plenty of cold hard cash if possible (most of the vendors are equipped with credit card readers, but pay heavy fees for processing payments. Paying with cash helps them make more.)