Mother’s Day Gift Guide: handmade gifts from Pittsburgh artists

From jewelry to hand-carved spoons, here are a few things we think your mom might like.

by Lindsay Patross
May 1, 2020

We’ve picked out some of our favorite gifts from local artists that would make a perfect gift for mom or a special someone in your life.

You can see all of these items and more on our Mother’s Day Etsy list.

Jenna Vanden Brink // ceramics housewares and jewelry made in Pittsburgh

Etsy Shop | IG @JennaVandenBrink

Skip the flower arrangement, these porcelain flower earrings will last more than a week.

Tina Hayes Pottery // pottery made in Gibsonia

Etsy shop | IG @TinaHayesPottery

A fan of wine and cheese? This porcelain cheese board will make the next Zoom happy hour a fancy affair.

Riverwood Trading // handcrafted wooden wares from Harmony

Etsy shop | IG @RiverwoodTradingCo

Since everyone is cooking more, how about these hand-carved wooden utensils that are made right here in Harmony.

Pittsburgh Pottery // ceramic housewares made in Pittsburgh

Etsy shop | IG @PittsburghPottery

Pretty sure mom told you to worsh your hands before this whole thing started.

1 Fly Chicken // gifts, cards and miscellaneous magic made in Pittsburgh

Etsy shop | IG @1FlyChicen

It might be sunny some days this summer, brighten up the view with this suncatcher.


Some more Mother’s Day gift ideas…

Check out this round-up of Pittsburgh care packages from Pittsburgh City Paper.

PG&H has just launched an online store. Just because their storefront Downtown is closed, doesn’t mean you can’t buy gifts from Pittsburgh makers. (Check out our visit to PG&H).

For the mom who is missing Pittsburgh, you can order a candle with notes of smoke and steel. Homesick candles offers both a Pittsburgh candle and a Pennsylvania candle. (These Homesick candles aren’t locally made, but we thought are worth the share.)

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Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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