Yinzer Shopping Network: T-shirts, Bow Ties, Hats & Sloths

Shop small! All of these gifts are available from local businesses

by Boaz Frankel
December 15, 2020

Welcome back to the Yinzer Shopping Network, your go-to destination for Pittsburgh holiday gifts! In this installment, we’re recommending all sorts of Pittsburgh made apparel – from hats to shirts to flair to face masks – that’ll make perfect gifts for all your friends and family!

Pittsburgh for Life Box from Commonwealth Press/$100

What do you get a newborn baby to ensure a lifetime of Pittsburgh pride? The answer is this gift box by Commonwealth Press that includes a Pittsburgh shirt that will fit them at every stage of life – from Pittsburgh onesie through kids sizes all the way through adult sizes.


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And Commonwealth Press also makes a range of other fun shirts that any Pittsburgher will love. You can order a shirt (or a box of shirts) at www.compressmerch.com

Bowties and Face Masks by Knotzland/Starting at $15

This local brand was started by Nisha Blackwell, who wanted to create the perfect gift and end the cycle of fast fashion and fabric waste. Knotzland started with bowties and now they’re making masks too.

These bowties can really make a Zoom call feel like a special occasion and their new line of face masks are compliment magnets. You can get one for yourself at www.knotzland.com

Heart Keystone Beanie by Love, Pittsburgh/$24

Here’s a beautiful black, cable knit beanie that’ll let everyone know that Pennsylvania holds the keystone to your heart.

Hand Crocheted Beanie by Busy Hook Happy Heart/$36

Or if you want a bit more color on your head, then here’s a beautiful cotton-candy-colored hat that was hand-crocheted right in Woodland Hills by Terri Galloway of Busy Hook Happy Heart. You can find both these hats at Love, Pittsburgh’s locations Downtown and on Mt. Washington or you can order from www.lovepittsburghshop.com

Dog Bandana by Kin of Duncan/$12

Humans aren’t the only ones who deserve a gift this holiday. Celebrate your furry friends with a new outfit. This fun floral doggy bandana was made by teenage entrepreneur, Jazmiere Bates who wanted to be able to wear matching outfits with her dog. You can find Kin of Duncan’s apparel for dogs and some for humans at Love, Pittsburgh or at Kin of Duncan’s new webshop at www.kinofduncan.com

Porcelain Jewelry by Jenna Vanden Brink/Starting at $38

Jenna Vanden Brink’s beautiful ceramic earrings can perfectly accent any outfit while bringing a little joy to any evening at home or workday or walk.

Her necklaces and earrings are a great complement to any necks or ears and you can see her full collection at www.jennavandenbrink.com

Enamel Pins from Lost Lust Supply/$8

Why not show your favorite jacket or bag some love this holiday season? Lost Lust Supply designs all their pins right here in Pittsburgh and whether you love raccoons watching 3D movies or cozy Christmas cabins, they’ve got a high quality, hard enamel pin that speaks to you. You can order one at www.lostlustsupply.com

PGH Greynbow Pin by strawberryluna/$10

And if you’re looking for some flair that’s a bit more Pittsburgh-centric, check out this PGH Greynbow Pin. Strawberryluna made this one inspired by the fact that Pittsburgh averages 205 overcast days a year. So let’s celebrate the gloomy winter to come with this high quality 1.25 inch tall hard enamel & classic gold tone metal pin with a comfy black rubber backer. You can get a Greynbow for yourself at www.strawerryluna.com

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Boaz Frankel is a talk show host, filmmaker, writer and former Guinness World Record Holder for high-fiving.

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