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Best Places To Find Pittsburgh Souvenirs & Gifts

December 28, 2010 7:00 AM

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Looking for the quintessential gift for a displaced Pittsburgher? Trying to school your new neighbor in the fine art of ‘Pittsburghese?’ Or perhaps, you just want to take a piece of our home back to yours. We put together a few local shops where you’re sure to find plenty of Pittsburgh souvenirs!

The Shops at Station Square

125 West Station Square Dr.
Pittsburgh PA 15219
1-800-859-8959
www.stationsquare.com

With a great view of the city, a host of restaurants and a number of unique stores, Station Square is a mecca for tourists. As such, you’ll find Pittsburgh-themed gifts a-plenty! Known for his pen and ink sketches of the city skyline and other breathtaking Pittsburgh scenes, local artist Nevin Robinson has a kiosk in Station Square where his drawings are available. If sports apparel is what you seek, the Hometown Sports store is a good one-stop shop for local merchandise from the Pitt Panthers to the Pirates! That’s just a sampling of the souvenirs you’ll find in the Shops at Station Square!

Mike Feinberg Company

1736 Penn Avenue (in the Strip)
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-471-2922
www.mikefeinbergcompany.com

Whether it’s a solar Steelers garden gnome that you seek or some honey roasted peanuts in an Iron City beer bottle, stop by the Mike Feinberg Company in the Strip District for your souvenir search. Even if you think you’ve seen every Pittsburgh-themed item possible, your collection simply won’t be complete without a “Nebbie Debbie” or “Chipped Ham Sam” Yappin Yinzers doll! (http://yappinyinzers.com/)

Heinz 57 Gift Shop

357 6th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-237-5144
www.heinzstuff.com

No matter where you go in the world, you’re likely to see a little piece of Pittsburgh when you go out to eat. That’s right, that bottle of Heinz ketchup on the restaurant table hails from our hometown. It’s also the name gracing the Steelers’ North Shore home, Heinz Field. Stock up on everything from Heinz hoodies to a Huggable Heinz pickle – or even a neon ketchup bottle desk light at the Heinz 57 Shop!

duquesne incline Best Places To Find Pittsburgh Souvenirs & Gifts
Duquesne Incline Gift Shop

1197 West Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-381-1665
www.duquesneincline.org

The inclines are among the best ways to take in the sights of the city. In fact, USA Today recently ranked the Duquesne Incline as “one of the top ten sites in the word for viewing a cityscape!” If you’re searching for a uniquely Pittsburgh gift or souvenir, treat yourself to a ride on the incline! The upper station house along Grandview Avenue on Mt. Washington features a gift shop with photos of the city, maps and more! You can even check out a museum of Pittsburgh history while you’re enjoying the view!

Heinz History Center Museum Shop

1212 Smallman Street
Strip District
412-454-6300
www.heinzhistorycenter.org

From “Mister Rogers’ Playbook” to “Sam McCool’s New Pittsburghese: How to Speak Like a Pittsburgher,” you’ll find plenty of books about the ‘Burgh at Heinz History Center Museum Shop. The shop also features a nice selection of DVDs about our town – from the “Greatest Moments in Western Pennsylvania Sports History” to Rick Sebak’s popular documentaries like “North Side Story.” This award-winning store in the Strip District is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Proceeds from the shop benefit the History Center

Steelers Sideline Store at Heinz Field

Heinz Field, Gate B
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15212
412-697-7728
shop.steelers.com

A visit to Pittsburgh isn’t complete without a trip to see the home of the six-time Super Bowl champions. While you’re checking out Heinz Field, stop by the Steelers Sideline Store to stock up on all things black and gold – from Super Bowl memorabilia and replica player jerseys to Steelers accessories for your car or home! Though it’s closed on Sundays, the North Shore store is open every other day from 10am until 5pm. Other locations include: South Hills Village, Monroeville Mall, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills and the Prime Outlets at Grove City.

PensGear

1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15219
penguins.nhl.com

The Penguins moved out of the “Igloo” and into the state-of-the-art CONSOL Energy Center at the beginning of the 2010-2011 season. Check out the impressive new building and get all the “PensGear” you need at the new team store at CONSOL. Open weekdays from 11am-6pm, the store is stocked with all sorts of Penguins merchandise – including some items for the 1/1/11 Winter Classic!

A Basket of Pittsburgh

1401 McLaughlin Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
412-221-4406
1-800-608-4400
www.basketofpittsburgh.com

Pittsburgh is the theme for all the gift baskets at the appropriately named “A Basket of Pittsburgh.” Whether you want to welcome a newborn Steelers fan home from the hospital or a new neighbor to your neighborhood, your gift-basket options are seemingly endless with nearly 250 products. Visit the Upper St. Clair store or shop online. They’ll hand deliver your basket locally or ship it just about anywhere!

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