5 Peoples Gas Holiday Market Vendors for Gift Shopping

The Peoples Gas Holiday Market pops up every year! It’s both a stroll-worthy destination in Downtown Pittsburgh and a chance to get something for the folks on your gift list. You’ll feel like a kid again as you walk from one Alpine-style chalet to the next, discovering handcrafted, special souvenirs and ornaments brought from countries all over the world. There’s so much to explore but here’s a list of Peoples Gas Holiday Market vendors to get you started on your shopping journey. 

Bali Made

Dazzle in handmade toys, wooden ornaments, and other small gifts directly from Bali. Klaus Printz owns the shop and every year he goes to Bali to work with tradiitonal artisans to bring their creations to Pittsburgh. Purchase a bouncing puppet for your child or hang a beautifully carved heart ornament to make a little gem from far away part of your world.

Songbird Artistry

Pittsburgh crafter Debbie Jacknin and her daughters create a variety of accessories to style any outfit or show off your passions. Pick up a pair of earrings featuring some of your favorite characters and hobbies or an enamel pin featuring Dippy the Carnegie Museum dinosaur.

Old German Christmas

Who doesn’t love adding another but of beauty to their Christmas tree? After all, you have to fill every branch! Old German Christmas carries handcrafted ornaments, from old-fashioned Santas to geometric star shapes. Handcarved evergreens whose branches are simple curls of wood are a perennial favorite. You can easily see the craftsmanship and care put into every piece. 

Global Girl Gifts

When she’s not running the market booth, the owner Kelly Sobczakn travels the world collecting little trinkets. In this one booth, you can find accessories and decor from makers all over the world. Kelly often works with women makers who may not have a chance to showcase their work otherwise. 

Andrey’s Gifts From Afar

Take a trip back to the days of delicately made holiday decorations when carved ornaments and Russian nesting dolls had soul! Andrey’s Gifts From Afar hopes to preserve the unique nature and personal love that goes into handcrafted items. With their selection, you’re sure to find a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

Story and Photography by Kylie Thomas

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