For many of us, Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season. The majority of us have the day off and many retailers have great deals, which often leads to long lines and a stressful day of shopping. If long lines, early mornings and crazy sales aren’t your thing, you might want to try out some local shops for great gifts on Black Friday. Here are some unique local shops to visit in Pittsburgh on Black Friday.
233 E. Main St.
Carnegie, PA 15106
Located on Main Street in Carnegie, Modern Mercantile has a great selection of home decor items, jewelry and art pieces. Many of the items sold at the store are created by local artisans. Stock up on scented jar candles for hostess gifts or pick up some beautiful hand-crafted tree ornaments. Modern Mercantile is a great place to find some gifts for your stylish friends and perhaps a little something for yourself.
The Shoppes At Quail Acres
1445 Washington Road
Washington, PA 15301
Located near the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, the Shoppes at Quail Acres are housed in seven historic buildings. Browsing the small local shops makes for a relaxing day of shopping. The Shoppes at Quail Acres range from Accents at the Quail, which has a selection of gifts, baby clothing and holiday decor, to The French Quarter which offers boutique clothing, jewelry and handbags.
In The Kitchen
1725 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Located in the Strip District, In The Kitchen is owned and managed by culinary experts, so the selection of products is a dream come true for those who love to cook. If you are looking for gifts for the chef on your list, In The Kitchen offers glassware, cookware and kitchen gadgets and electronics that are sure to delight. If you have a foodie friend from out of town, you can order items from In The Kitchen online to be shipped.
2013 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Just down the street, also in the Strip District, is Dreadnought Wines. Dreadnought is the perfect shop to buy a gift for the wine lover on your list. You can place an order for a wide selection of wines or purchase Riedel stemware and wine-themed decor. Or, reserve some spots for yourself and your wine-loving friends for a future wine-tasting class to enjoy after the holidays. Dreadnought also offers custom wine-themed gift baskets perfect for taking to a holiday party or for your office grab bag.
425 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15143
Located in the Village of Sewickley, Tournesol offers fine tableware from around the world. Tournesol specializes in table linens hand selected by the shop’s owner during her travels. It is a great place to pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts for friends or family and also a great place to pick up the perfect linens for your holiday table. In addition to table linens, Tournesol also has bath items, table decor, rugs, pillows and throws. Items can be shipped from Tournesol’s website, which is also a great resource for ideas on choosing the perfect table linens.
Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.