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Best Places For Last-Minute Gifts In Pittsburgh

The Strip District is the best place for last-minute gifts in Pittsburgh. In the area just northeast of downtown along the Allegheny River, the Strip District is an historic neighborhood of Pittsburgh with many local shops. The only corporation in this area seems to to be McDonald's. With a variety of stores and specialty shops, a person can find a wide range of items to suit last-minute needs and explore the fascinating atmosphere of this gritty industrialized area as many of the warehouse and factory buildings from the booming era of the steel mills have been converted into apartments and stores. Although retail places may not be open late within the one-mile district, they are open seven days a week and some are available online. From Steelers apparel, chocolate, games, flowers and food, any last-minute gifts can be found in the Strip District.

Yinzers (Credit: Diane Straka)

2127 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 434-0113

Yinzers is great for any last-minute gift ideas for a Pittsburgh sports fan. Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Pirates merchandise is available at Yinzers so any football, hockey or baseball fan's gifts can be found at this location. Yinzers is a specialty Pittsburgh sports store located on the corner of Penn Avenue and 22nd street in the Strip District. For the holiday season, it has incorporated Pittsburgh Steelers ornaments in its merchandise.

Mon Aimee Chocolat (Credit: Diane Straka)

Mon Aimee Chocolat
2101 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 395-0022

For about 10 years, this chocolate shop in the strip has been providing mouthwatering sweets and treats. Mon Aimee Chocolat offers gourmet chocolate from over 26 countries. This is an ideal place to satisfy any individual on the Christmas list that enjoys specialty chocolate. According to the website, it has selections in artisanal and savory chocolates, truffles, dipped specialties, chocolate bars, barks, chocolate molds, homemade creations and marzipan. The website captures an overview of what the shop has available through descriptions and delicious pictures.

Related: Best Holiday Desserts And Pastries In Pittsburgh

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Eide's Entertainment
1121 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-0900

"The World's Greatest Comic Book Store," Eide's Entertainment is the destination to buy for the individual who wants comics, music, magazines, videos and toys. The fantasy world portrayed in the comic books would be a great gift for the comic book collector or for someone who enjoys fantasy tales.While the store is not limited to comic books, it is the place to get comic books. The store is organized on three well-lit floors with everything being reasonably priced. The establishment has been in business since 1972, stimulating visual minds and providing DC and marvel comic books.

Related: Best Comic Book Shops In Pittsburgh

Roxanne's Dried Flowers (Credit: Diane Straka)

Roxanne's Dried Flowers
2115 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-6950

For any last-minute gifts for the home and garden aficionado, Roxanne's Dried Flowers offers unique specialty items. Flower arrangements for sales are displayed throughout the store, and even antique furniture is available for sale. The dried flowers are only available for sale at the store, but an overview is available on the website. A seasonal and holiday gallery is available for country and city decor. For any last-minute needs to get your house ready for holiday visitors, Roxanne's Dried Flowers has a wide selection to suite any decorating needs.

Pennsylvania Macaroni Company (Credit: Diane Straka)

Pennsylvania Macaroni Company
2010-12 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-8330

For last-minute gift ideas surrounding food, individuals can find gourmet food items and specialty gadgets at the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company. Its products are available for any individual nationwide through online ordering on the company's website, although express delivery is required for perishable items. The company also shares recipes on its blog. It is known for its excellent selection of cheeses.

Related: Best Cheese Shops In Pittsburgh

Diane Straka is a freelance writer whose work can be found on

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