Yes, cheese as a gift! Locally made cheese made by the girls at Goat Rodeo Farm in Allison Park. One of my goals for this list of the 24 Gifts of Pittsburgh is to suggest gifts that are useful. If you have read the book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” you have probably spent some amount of time in the past year thinking about how you have too much stuff, and how to get rid of that extra stuff. This has spilled over into my thoughts about gift purchasing. I don’t want to get more stuff, which I… Read the rest
If you know about the Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty, then you know this place is an amazing little outpost of deliciousness tucked inside a building next to the Home Depot. I’m not talking about the East Liberty City Parks farmers market, and it is easy to get these confused. The Farmers Market Coop of East Liberty is open year round, but only on Saturdays and sometime the day before a holiday and it is also the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the city.
The California Olive Oil Collection imports amazing olive oil direct from the producers… Read the rest
A lion, a penguin, a bull, a walrus and a mammoth, oh my! Resident Designs offers kits that allow you to create a paper sculpture of your favorite creatures. Puzzles and gingerbread house kits have become a holiday thing in my family. It Thanks to Trader Joe’s we’ve already made a gingerbread turkey on Thanksgiving Day. I think this is the perfect gift for some holiday family bonding time. (I am counting on the eggnog to numb the pain of any paper-cuts this may induce and hopefully following a complicated set of instructions should provide hours of distraction so we… Read the rest
The perfect gift for the yoga loving Steelers fan. These yoga pants are perfect for the gym or an upgrade from your flannel Steelers pajama pants.
I was reminded of these pants because I have been dragging myself out of bed and onto the spinning bike each morning. In an effort to catch up on last years New Years resolutions, I’m attempting 24 days of fitness. For some reason, I decided I would try to go to a spinning class everyday before Christmas. There are some grandmas, who – for the record – are in way better shape than me,… Read the rest
I think I first learned of the Light of Life Christmas ornaments from Jane Pitt’s holiday gift guide a few years ago. After I had spent most of December searching for a beautiful ornament that had some sort of story to go with it, and I found nothing. I have included this ornament on our list in case you are looking for a way to send someone a little bit of Pittsburgh for their tree.
This is so much more than just a Christmas ornament. This is a gift that benefits the Light of Life Rescue Mission, a Pittsburgh nonprofit… Read the rest