Instagram’s great for creating memories, but we think the best way to keep Pittsburgh close to your heart is to take a piece of the city home with you. Here, we offer a few locally made souvenirs and gifts that celebrate the ‘Burgh.
If you’re a sports fan, you probably have lots of black and gold in your closet. Add the colors to your garage with a custom Steelers-themed Rolls Royce like the one wide receiver Antonio Brown showed up in at training camp. Getting the British car maker to take your order: $500,000. Showing you’re the biggest sports fan in Pittsburgh: Priceless.
No company is better identified with Pittsburgh than Heinz, whose iconic ketchup bottle adorns not just the city’s history center but also the Pittsburgh Steelers’ scoreboard at Heinz Field. You can get naming rights, too, with a personalized glass Heinz ketchup bottle. ($7.99; myheinz.com)
Civic Arena hosted thousands of hockey games between 1967 to 2010 as the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. This commemorative wine stopper from Wendell August celebrates that legacy, with a medallion top made from the arena’s retractable steel dome roof. ($25; wendellaugust.com)
Before it became famous for exporting steel, Western Pennsylvania was known for its whiskey. Craft distiller Wigle Whiskey embraces that history with a monthly taste of its locally made wheat and rye whiskeys through three- and six-month subscriptions. The Experimental Share ($130/$250) features 375-milliliter bottles of the distiller’s limited-edition and experimental batches as they are released; a Cocktail Share ($280/$530) delivers everything you need for seasonal drinks, including a pot-distilled Wigle spirit, mixer(s), bitters and a recipe card. (wiglewhiskey.com)
The jaw-dropping North Side courtyard of artist Randy Gilson, known as Randyland, is one of Pittsburgh’s more unusual tourist attractions. This Randyland pillow from The Mattress Factory captures its colorful kitsch. ($45; mfshop.org)
Who needs words when you’ve got numbers? A comfortable tee from Shop 412 in SouthSide Works gives a shout-out to your hometown in the form of the city’s area code. ($28; shopfouronetwo.com)
More than ever Pittsburgh is city for cycling enthusiasts. Ride in style with a customized steel Maestro Frameworks bike from master bike maker Michael Brown of the North Side. ($1,350 and up; maestroframeworks.com)
Tie this hand-crafted doggie bandana from KLoRebel on man’s best friend when you take him for a walk, and he’ll feel some Pittsburgh pride, too. It features the Smithfield Street Bridge by local artist Kirsten Lowe-Rebel and is available in a variety of colors. ($25; klorebel.com)
Pierogies hold a treasured spot in Pittsburgh’s collective heart and stomach. This handmade pierogie onesie from Garbella allows your little one to represent the beloved Polish dumpling. ($20; garbella.com)
Three Rivers Stadium went down in a giant cloud of dust in 2001, but not before it was stripped of its contents. These sterling silver cuff links from Uncommongoods are fashioned from the stadium’s salvaged seats. Shaped like the aerial view of the stadium, they’re wearable history. ($200; uncommongoods.com)
The longer they get, the more difficult mustaches and beards are to manage. This hand-forged, gently curled brass comb from Studebaker Metals comes to a hipster’s rescue. It’s stamped with its place of origin — Pittsburgh, home of the American Moustache Institute. ($65; studebakermetals.com)
Say it loud, say it proud. A Pittsburgh-themed button from Steel City Cotton Works lets you wear your heart on your sleeve, lapel or jacket. ($3.99; steelcitycottonworks.com)