Monday, December 17, 2012
If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in Upper St. Clair for great last-minute gift ideas.
With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress: Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Friday, November 30, 2012
I Made It! Market will host 'I Made It! for the Holidays' Friday and Saturday in Pittsburgh, featuring artists from local communities.
It's the holiday season in Pittsburgh's Bakery Square, and those headed that way can find a marketplace of locally-made goods and artwork. I Made It! Market is hosting "I Made It! For the Holidays" today, Friday, from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last year, more than 7,000 shoppers visited the two-day event. This year, artists and makers will again provide a wide variety of locally-made and hand-made good, including ceramics, housewares, jewelry, clothing, bath and body products, giftware, prints, letterpress, sweet treats, plush, children’s items and more. To see a list of all participating artists, see the I Made It! Market website. Friday’s festivities also include the lighting of Bakery Square’s building in…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Gift ideas to stimulate your child's thinking.
GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) parents put together a gift idea guide. According to their page on the Upper St. Clair School District website, the ideas came from GATE members and gifted teachers. Games: Toys and Trinkets: Books and Magazines: Movies: Suggested Websites: What other gift suggestions do you have? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Peters boutique retails fine alpaca clothing—including baby items—as well as eco-friendly jeans.
A few weeks ago, Premier Boutique opened its doors to the Peters Township community selling luxury items made of alpaca. The shop occupies the space where Maggie's Hardware used to be—on Route 19 (3328 Washington Road). Boutique owner Debbie Harden has owned and operated West Penn Alpacas in Claysville for nearly 16 years—approximately 200 Huacaya and Suri alpacas complete the herd on her 60-acre farm. Diving into what she didn’t realize would become such a passion, her father suggested she start an alpaca farm for the tax break and the chance to stay at home with her five children. She now operates an alpaca auction company, and was a founding partner in the Eastern Extreme Auction. The boutique exudes Harden’s obvious passion for fine …
Monday, December 12, 2011
A gift guide from local vendors.
I recently attended a Ladies Night Out holiday shopping party at a home in Upper St. Clair and came across a bunch of great gift ideas! Scroll through the photos above and ideas below to find the perfect present for your loved one. Fingerless Gloves - $21.00 Fingerless gloves are a fast-growing trend that has been gaining popularity. Sweet Zoo Eclectic Boutique in Bridgeville sells unique, comfortable fingerless gloves made with rabbit fur. Colors include black, gray and white. Mrs. Claus Wine Stopper - $10.00 The perfect hostess gift for a holiday party! This wine stopper from Sweet Zoo Eclectic Boutique in Bridgeville features Mrs. Claus' legs coming from the top of the wine bottle. Personalized Wine Collar - $10.00 Another great hostess…