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Mom spent years and countless dollars procuring or making you the very best birthday and holiday gifts, so she undoubtedly deserves the very best in return. Below you’ll find the boutiques in the ‘Burgh with the widest variety, and generally good price points, not to mention places that carry incredibly hard-to-find merchandise. Shop local, support your community and make your mama proud this Mother’s Day.

4209 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 224-2651

Rated “Best One-Of-A-Kind-Store” by Pittsburgh City Paper certainly says a lot about this unique, kitschy little shoppe in the heart of Lawrenceville. It has a huge variety of handmade and one-of-a-kind cards, original art by local artists and unusual gifts that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. The coolest area of Wildcard houses its converted cigarette machine that spits out arbitrary craft samples for $5 a pop – think mini packs of cards filled with seeds, rubber stamps, tiny hand-painted postcards and more. It’s like a wildcard every time you use the Craft-O-Tron.

Murrysville Shopping Center
Route 22
Murrysville, PA 15668
(724) 733-8998

Fashion, home goods and gifts abound – this store is the place to stop if your mom is a girly girl. Bursting full of Pandora and Chamilia beads and accessories, Vera Bradley, Mariana jewelry, Brighton purses and bags, soaps, hats, scarves (the list goes on and on), you’re sure to find something for not only your mother, but yourself (or your spouse), your sister, your aunt and even your child’s teacher. While you’re there, sign mom up for a frequent shopper membership and enjoy all of the perks of being a Morninglory VIP. After your shopping extravaganza, be sure to stop by nearby Chaye for an unbelievable hand-crafted coffee or tea.

Collections by Marty
3782 Pennsylvania Route 31
Donegal, PA 15628
(724) 593-7652

Home decor, accessories and Vera Bradley sales galore: Collections by Marty is a unique shopping experience offering its patrons an old-timey general store feel. Your mother will delight in products by Willow Tree, Baggallini and Spartina 449, and none of these products carry that dreaded upscale boutique’s hefty price tag. Collections by Marty also carries furniture and jewelry so you’re sure to find the perfect gift for mum. Conveniently located in both Donegal and Scottdale, Collections by Marty has the perfect gift for you.

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The Glass Place
531 Georgetown Road
Lawrence, PA 15055
(724) 969-0575

Since the kids have flown the coop, mom has been complaining of fewer responsibilities to occupy her time. For Mother’s Day, a gift certificate for a stained-glass class would be the perfect present to get her re-energized with a new sense of purpose. The Glass Place offers classes for newbies and advanced artisans alike, and teaches the art of stained glass and mosaic art creation. Class sizes are small, and specialized instruction is available for those who are interested in learning methods that are not on the existing instructional calendar.

Anthony Arms & Accessories
2980 Lebanon Church Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
(412) 469-9992

We’ve covered a lot of super feminine gift shops, but not all mamas are cut from the same mold. For the sporty girl, Anthony Arms and Accessories offers target-practice sessions and gunsmith services. Whether mom wants to learn how to shoot or needs a top-quality facility to clean and preserve her guns, this should be her source. Self-defense classes are also offered, so grab mom a gift certificate (which are sometimes available on Groupon or LivingSocial – keep an eye out) and give her a fun, educational gift that will serve her well the rest of her life.

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Nikki Tiani-Moroney is a full time mum of two boys, wife of a professional poker player/photographer/amateur pencil-sharpening competitor and writer from Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t studiously neglecting her housework in favor of a good book, she’s out simultaneously fighting crime and picking up sidewalk litter while savoring an occasional cigarette. Her work can be found at