Winter 2022-23|volume 16|Issue 2

    Gift Guide for the Holidays

    Browse our Annual Gift Guide for great ideas for the holidays!

    The Art of Sophia Botter
    Art by Sophia Botter
    Recalling her many pleasant visits to Pittsburgh with her family, Sophia Botter of Treviso, Italy, sends this wintery image to introduce our annual holiday Gift Guide. Sophia attends the Treviso Arts High School and intends to go on to the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Her father, Guglielmo—an internationally recognized artist whose work has often appeared in The Strip!—brings the family to Pittsburgh every year for a three-month stay. Sophia’s grandmother, Lyu DaCorta Fumei, born near Greensburg, was an award-winning artist in Pittsburgh during the 1950s-60s.


    A thoughtful gift for the pet owners on your list. Gift cards for grooming, boarding, doggie daycare, and our Dog Daze Café. Available in all denominations.

    The Big Easy Animal Hospital
    12 McCandless Ave. / 412-908-9301


    Prestogeorge—the coffee and tea specialists! Take a pound to your friends and family. Over 500 coffees and teas to choose from.

    Prestogeorge Coffee & Tea
    1719 Penn Ave. / 412-471-0133

    Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub

    Mullaney’s Gift Certificates: What better gift to an Irishman or Irishwoman, or to any good friend, than a gift certificate for lunch or dinner at an Irish pub?

    Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle
    2329 Penn Ave. / 412-642-6622


    Tins of fine teas, exclusively from Allegheny Coffee & Tea.

    Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange
    2005 Penn Ave. / 412-471-5557


    Nicely packaged with a variety of flavors inside. What beef jerky enthusiast wouldn’t enjoy a gift like this? Available in various sizes.

    Beef Jerky Experience
    “In the Strip”
    57 18th St. / 412-440-3136


    A large selection of leggings for every occasion. Quality leggings, tops, and more. Gift certificates available.

    4J Leggings Boutique
    1814 Penn Ave. / 412-390-5674

    Peace Love and Little Donuts

    For tasty treats at any time of the year … fresh donuts as you wait, in many, many varieties.

    Peace, Love & Little Donuts
    2018 Smallman St. / 412-904-4649


    “Pizza, Pasta, and More”! Gift certificates from Bella Notte.

    Bella Notte
    1914 Penn Ave. / 412-281-4488


    Purchase a $100 Cioppino gift certificate and receive an additional $20 gift certificate. Now through December 31.

    2350 Railroad St. / 412-281-6593

    Little Bankok in the Strip

    Authentic Thai Cuisine. Gift cards from Little Bangkok.

    Little Bangkok in the Strip
    1906 Penn Ave. / 412-586-4107

    Pho Van Vietnamese Noodles & Grill

    Pho Van Vietnamese Noodles & Grill gift cards in any denomination. A great gift idea.

    Pho Van Vietnamese Noodles & Grill
    2120 Penn Ave. / 412-281-7999


    The Olive Tap has a selection of Grab and Go gift baskets priced from $25 to $75, or select from hundreds of products for custom baskets.

    The Olive Tap
    Pennsylvania Market
    108 19th St. / 412-252-2234


    A gift that will be enjoyed and long remembered: Penn Mac Open & Eat Food Gift Box. 1 Park Boccini Ball … Snowdonia Cheese … Beretta Sopressata … Beretta Dry Sausage … Beretta Salami … Sable Olive Bruschetta … Pavesini Crackers … Asturi Bruschettini Crackers … Bellissimo Pepper Rings … Reese Artichoke Hearts … Facino Bomba Spread Sauce. $90.

    Pennsylvania Macaroni Co.
    2010-2012 Penn Ave. / 412-227-1982

    The Auto Spa

    Gift Cards in any denomination. Makes the perfect gift.

    The Auto Spa
    by City Collision
    3400 Smallman St. / 412-471-9995

    Framzilla's frame selection

    Frame it! Gift certificates in all denominations.

    2716 Penn Ave. / 412-281-1022


    Give the person who has everything one of our hand-picked salvaged oil pots, all the way from the Himalayas! Perfect as an objet d’art or vase for dried florals and holiday arrangements! $59-$125.

    Bass & Bennett Trading Co.
    1900 Smallman St. / 412-770-4145


    Give a taste of the Mediterranean. Extra-virgin olive oils from Greece and Spain, and cheeses, olives, vinegars, pastries, and many other products from throughout the region make thoughtful and tasty gifts.

    Salonika Imports
    3509 Smallman St. / 412-682-2700


    Black lacquer box with enameled design on the lid, interior jewelry compartments. $125.

    Asian Influences
    3513 Butler St. / 412-621-3530


    Gift cards in any denomination. A great gift idea.

    Jimmy & Nino Sunseri
    1901 Penn Ave. / 412-255-1105


    Give the gift of good food. Gift certificates in any denomination.

    PaPa J’s Twin Plaza
    2016 Smallman St. / 412-429-7272