The holiday season is here, and whether you’re looking to deck out your own home, experience new and favorite traditions with your friends and family, or find gifts that everyone on your list will love, the Strip District is the place to be! As Pittsburgh’s historic market district, we’ve been home to many small and independent businesses over the years, and we encourage everyone to shop small and local this holiday season. We’ve picked some of our favorite spots to check out below. Happy shopping!
For your own holiday decor & gifts for stylish friends…
If you start celebrating Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, be sure to stop by Roxanne’s Dried Flowers to find unique wreaths, swags, and other arrangements to deck the halls of your home!
Visit the shop at Contemporary Craft to find a variety of handcrafted items, like these glass vegetable ornaments.
Find storied gifts, antique and vintage home decor, accessories, and more!
This shop features a beautifully curated mix of vintage and handmade home decor, art, and unique gifts for anyone with a keen eye for design. Plus, it’s fun to browse!
Visit this cozy shop in the new Pennsylvania Market building on 19th Street to find gorgeous, hand crafted wood pieces. From furniture, to cutting boards, to bar accessories, you can’t go wrong gifting one of these items!
For the foodies in your life…
Did you know that the Strip is now home to a boutique liquor store? Visit Pennsylvania Libations find whiskey, gin, rum, and more, all made right here in Pennsylvania. Their knowledgeable staff can help you pick out the perfect gift for a discerning friend.
This holiday season, Pittsburgh Winery is offering free custom labels on any wines! Just send them your design and have personalized gifts ready within a week.
Visit De Fer to find coffee, tea, and artisan domestic cheeses for your holiday gatherings. They make great gifts for your foodie friends and family!
For a favorite holiday tradition…
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Don’t forget to purchase tickets for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker! The company rehearses right here in the Strip, and performs at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. Five lavish scenes, dozens of dancers and over 150 costumes make
The Nutcracker one of Pittsburgh’s most cherished holiday traditions.