Best Souvenir Shops in Pittsburgh

February 24, 2019
Culture & Art
jason wolfe
Image courtesy of Laurie's Hallmark

Who wouldn’t want to take home a little reminder of their time spent in Pittsburgh?

Whether you visited the Steel City for business or pleasure, it probably made an impression on you. The friendly people, the food, and the sports teams all have a way of making those who visit fall in the love with the city. Or perhaps you know a Pittsburgher who had to move away-- check out these stores to pick them up a little reminder of Pittsburgh.

This list is full of places you can be sure to find that special gift-- for yourself or even for a friend or family member-- that will always make you smile.

GiftYa personalized gift cards are accepted at all the stores on this list-- and many more throughout the city. Sending an electronic card is the easiest way to show someone you care-- and it’s always sure to be a perfect fit! You won’t have to worry that the recipient could lose it either-- there is not physical card. Instead, the balance gets linked to their bank account. How easy is that!

1. The Pittsburgh Fan

The Pittsburgh Fan
Because no one can have too many Pittsburgh sports apparel! Image courtesy of the Pittsburgh Fan
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North Shore
206 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Mon-Sun 10am-6pm

If you know someone who needs some more Steelers, Pirates, or Penguins apparel, then be sure to stop into The Pittsburgh Fan.

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...Stopped in to purchase some gear. Staff was friendly and helpful. Even recommended some places to visit before the game. - Yelp Review

This place is full of everything a fan could want-- from t-shirts and hoodies, to authentic jerseys, and even hats, mugs, and keychains-- you are sure to find anything you need for Pittsburgh’s number one fan.

There are also some great bar items like glassware, stools, and signs that would enhance any bar or game room. If you know someone that just bleeds black and gold, this should be your first stop.

2. Welcome Pittsburgh Information and Gift Shop

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Get some information on the city, and treat yourself to one of its Pittsburgh gifts as well! Image courtesy of Yelp.

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120 Fifth Ave. Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 10am-5pm

Welcome Pittsburgh is on the first floor of the Fifth Avenue Building in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Wandered into the visitor center and gift shop...and met David. He was so helpful and knowledgeable. He took the time to tell us about fun places to visit with history and fun facts. - Yelp Review

It is designed so that you can just walk in off the street and and get some information about Pittsburgh-- and possibly some gifts.

The friendly staff would be happy to point you in the right direction of any of the amazing Pittsburgh attractions. Be sure to take a look around the store too-- it’s full of cute novelty items like ornaments, glasses, and books. Like most stores in Pittsburgh, it also has Pittsburgh sports items as well.

3. Kards Unlimited

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Seriously funny cards that are just meant for sharing with friends! Image courtesy of Kards Unlimited
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5522 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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Mon-Sat 9:30am-9pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

You’ve got to stop into Kards Unlimited and check out their eclectic selection of gifts.

This is my go-to place to go if I'm looking for a creative gift. It's a one-stop gift shopping experience...Books? Check. Cards? Check. Fancy soap? Check. - Yelp Review

They offer some of the most unique cards you’ll ever see-- you might just pick one up for yourself as well!

Take some time and  browse through their huge selection-- and try not to laugh too loud as you read the cards.

Kards Unlimited might specialize in cards, but they also have a huge selection of board games and puzzles-- as well as an array of wonderful bath items. Make sure to stop in, located right in the heart of Shadyside shopping.

4. Love, Pittsburgh

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Shop local and take home a unique piece of Pittsburgh with you! Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Mt. Washington
301 Shiloh St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211

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Mon-Wed 12pm-5pm
Thurs-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

Support local shops and at the same time declare your love for Love, Pittsburgh!

Great little shop if you're looking for unique things regarding Pittsburgh! So much to look; cards, shirts, photographs, mugs and jewelry. - Yelp Review

They have two shops-- one in the heart of downtown PIttsburgh and the other in Mt. Washington near the Shiloh Street shopping. These stores feature unique and one-of-a-kind designs by local Pittsburgh artists and craft-makers.

The owners wanted to connect shoppers with the artists, and their store is full of all kinds of items you can’t find anywhere else.

Featuring apparel, candles, jewelry, stationary, and ornaments-- you’ll definitely find the perfect gift here. Plus you’re supporting local artists when you shop!

5. The Frick Museum Gift Store

Frick Museum Store
If you’d prefer a book over a t-shirt, consider this little museum gift shop. Image courtesy of The Frick Pittsburgh
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Point Breeze
7227 Reynolds St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

Located next to the Frick Museum, The Frick Museum Gift Shop is great place to stop after admiring the mansion, museum, and gardens.

The gift shop has a wonderful selection of items. This is a Pittsburgh gem! - Yelp Review

It’s easy to spend a day on the property that wealthy industrialist Henry Clay Frick once called home-- and many visitors like to spend some extra time browsing the shop.

If you’d like to bring something home to remember it by, the museum shop is sure to have just what you’re looking for. Full of all kinds of books, art prints, apparel--  and even handbags-- the gift shop is a great place to pick up a gift for yourself or someone you love.

6. Laurie’s Hallmark Shop

Laurie's Hallmark Shop
A gift store staple, this Hallmark has unique Pittsburgh-themed gifts! Image courtesy of Laurie's Hallmark
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1200 Fifth Ave., Ste. 112
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm
Sat 10am-3pm

Laurie’s Hallmark Shop is a bustling shop located in downtown Pittsburgh.

Most amazing store in downtown Pittsburgh! The customer service is fantastic and the manager is always happy to go the extra mile to help you get what you need. - Yelp Review

Like other Hallmarks, it is just full of all kinds of thoughtful gifts. If you know someone who is an ornament collector-- why not pick up a special ornament of Pittsburgh?

Or perhaps you know someone who would like another piece of Pittsburgh-- like a book or a wine glass? Not to worry, because they have those as well. It’s a great place to get some momentos, especially if you’re just in the city to visit.

7. Cynthia’s Cards and Gifts

Cynthia's Cards and Gifts
More than just cards, this store has all kinds of cute ideas for gifts! Image courtesy of Cynthia’s Cards and Gifts
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301 Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Mon-Tues, Fri 10am-6pm
Wed-Thurs 8am-7pm

Cynthia’s Cards and Gifts offers so much more than cards-- although they do have quite a selection of those as well. It’s a popular spot for visitors to stop in-- it’s conveniently in downtown Pittsburgh-- and browse their wares for a unique souvenir.

From ornaments, to stuffed animals, to candles, this little shop really packs in a variety of items. Featuring the designs of lots of local artists as well, you’ll have no problem finding something you just fall in love with.

8. Culture Shop

Off-beat gifts at the Culture Shop
This cool shop in the South Side is bound to have something you’re looking for. Image by Zosxavius Photography
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South Side
1602 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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Mon-Thurs 12pm-9pm
Fri 12pm-10pm
Sat 11am-10pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

The Culture Shop is located in the very hip Pittsburgh neighborhood of the South Side, and it’s always full of of shoppers looking for something a little different. of my favorite shops in the entire city. Bohemian jewelry, clothing, and knickknacks galore! When in South Side, no matter what I'm down there for, I make it a point to stop in. - Yelp Review

They feature  some very boho apparel-- long skirts, tye dye shirts, hats, and bags-- some made by local Pittsburghers as well.

Make sure you stop and look at the jewelry cases-- there are some exquisitely designed pieces sure to be a conversation starter!

If you need to restock on candles or incense this is a great place to do so-- they selection of both is huge!

9. Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages
Support artisans from around the world who are working for a fair wage. Image courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages
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Support artisans from around the world who are working for a fair wage. Image courtesy of Good Food Pittsburgh.

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Squirrel Hill
5820 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

When you’re looking for a gift or souvenir, why not support local artisans from around the world?

...I have started to buy my gifts from Ten Thousand Villages because I love the items, the concept, and the volunteers! This is a place with great items that you can actually feel good about spending your money on!... - Yelp Review

That’s just what Ten Thousand Villages seeks to do, and all the items-- jewelry, ceramics, and apparel-- in their stores are made by artists who get a fair wage for their work. Pioneers in the fair trade movement, Ten Thousand Villages has been around for over 60 years.

There are a network of shops all over the country-- including a shop in Squirrel Hill. Stop in and see what kind of unique items they have available!

Whatever gift you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it at any of these stores. Whether you want a t-shirt or a mug-- or perhaps a scarf or a book-- these places have some of the coolest souvenirs in Pittsburgh.


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