PMB Nice List 2018 :: A Pittsburgh Holiday Shopping Guide

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We had so much fun putting together our 2018 Holiday Wish List for you! No matter if you are shopping for the holidays or simply looking for a gift throughout the year, our team has some of our favorite gift suggestions to help you out.

This is a sponsored Holiday Wish List brought to you by our line-up of favorite brands. Every last one of these recommendations has the Pittsburgh Moms Blog “stamp of approval!”

Playn'at Toys

Gift Idea :: Mascot Gargleck

Playn’at Toys is a locally owned toy store that strives to bring a fun hands-on shopping experience to its customers. They carry small to large brand names with a focus on traditional, stuffed animals, creative, and unique toys. Some of the toys on their shelves come from brands such as Melissa & Doug, The Manhattan Toy Company, Zolo, Animoodles, Schylling, and Toy Smith. Gift cards are available at any value over $20.

Their mascot is a fun-loving monster named Gargleck who comes to earth all the way from Planet Brouhaha. He enjoys learning about his friends and their world as play through multiple adventures!


Katie's Clay Studio

Gift Idea :: Holiday Pottery

Katie’s Clay Studio is a full service ceramic & art studio. We offer Paint Your Own Pottery, Pottery Wheel Throwing, Clay Hand Building, Glass Art, Board / Pallet Wood Art, Canvas Painting and Tie-Dye. We host Birthday Parties, Classes, Camps, Private Lessons and Family Fun Nights. We cater to all ages young & old; anyone can create with our helpful and experienced staff, they are ready and willing to help you create your masterpiece. All skill levels are welcome! We are located, in the Pittsburgh / North Hills area. Offering gift cards and holiday projects! Contact us today! or call 412-486-2184.

The Picket Fence

Gift Idea :: Holiday Themed Gifts for Everyone on Your List

The Picket Fence is a boutique in Shadyside. Offering you personal assistance when you’re looking for that special something for a friend, a child, or even yourself. We carry small to well known designers of women’s clothing, children’s clothing and home decor. We have a number of distinctive toys that are not widely available, so you are sure find something special. Pictured are a few of our favorites for the holidays.We also have ornaments, table decor and don’t forget Nest Holiday Candles. We can help you find items for everyone on your list. Complimentary gift wrap with your purchase.


Gift Idea :: Summer Long Season Pass

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to plan your Kennywood days! During Kennywood’s Black Friday sales, you’ll find the lowest price of the year on a summerlong Season Pass ($69.99, a $100+ value), along with major discounts on higher-level passes that include Bring-A-Buddy Days, free admission on select nights of Holiday Lights, and even grant you entry to sister parks and/or the All-Season Dining Pass! Season Passes can be purchased on three or six-month payment plans, and most can be used for Holiday Lights once the first payment’s been made!

My Favorite Sweet Shoppe

Gift Idea :: Gourmet Caramel Apple Gift Basket

Our hand-dipped Gourmet Caramel Apples and assorted chocolate basket is a perfect gift to give to any family that will create sweet memories during the holidays!

Precious + Posh

Gift Idea :: Lennon + Wolfe Item

Lennon + Wolfe is exclusive to us here in the Pittsburgh area. Made in LA by fellow moms, Lennon + Wolfe focuses on quality and comfort. The pieces are modern, stylish, versatile and practical.




Goldfish Swim School

Gift Idea :: Goldfish Swim School Holiday Packages

Goldfish Swim School believes that your child deserves to have an incredible swimming experience in the safest and most fun environment possible. Our swimming lessons are specially designed to make learning fun through guided play for beginners from 4 months to 12 years old, including infant swim lessons, toddler swim lessons, and more. We’re committed to helping children make waves in life through award-winning swim lessons that offer experienced guidance in swim techniques as well as important information about water safety.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Gift Idea :: 2018-2019 Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series Tickets

The Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series presents award-winning, professional theater for young audiences ages 3 and up. With silly jokes, favorite story book characters, jaw-dropping acrobatics, whimsical creatures, and catchy songs, kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy this series full of fun for the entire family! It is easy for you to incorporate theater into your family’s schedule as most shows have performances Downtown and travel around the region for a performance in your town. Visit for more information.