2017 History Center Holiday Gift Guide

There’s a chill in the air and a sparkle on the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh: the holiday season has arrived!

Pittsburghers are decking the halls and visiting malls in search of that perfect gift. But if you’re looking to steer clear of the of the shopping mall scene, consider sleighing down to the Strip District for some holiday shopping at the Heinz History Center’s award-winning Museum Shop.

Whether shopping for a lifelong yinzer or an out-of-town relative, look no further than the History Center Museum Shop for thousands of unique Pittsburgh gifts they’ll love. The Museum Shop is open to the public during regular museum hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) with no admission fee.

Can’t make it to the Strip? Our online shop has the same compelling books, eye-catching artwork, and out-of-the-box Pittsburgh gifts. (Buying online? Order by Dec. 11 for guaranteed Christmas delivery!)

Naughty or nice, our 2017 holiday gift guide has the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

For the Bookworm

Luna: Pittsburgh's Original Lost Kennywood | Shop | Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh gifts“Luna: Pittsburgh’s Original Lost Kennywood” – $12.95

“Luna” follows the intriguing, intertwined stories of two very different amusement parks in suburban Pittsburgh: Kennywood in West Mifflin and Luna Park in North Oakland. Author Brian Butko takes readers on a rollicking trip to the rowdy picnic spot first called Kenny’s Grove before we meet the Ingersoll family of inventors who go from building rides at Kennywood to creating its chief competitor.

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Pittsburghese From Ahrn to Yinz | Shop | Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh giftsPittsburghese: From Ahrn to Yinz” – $6.99

The complete guide to Pittsburghese written by the staff of the Heinz History Center.  This little book is a charming, humorous guide to a local dialect that’s cherished. It’s a handy resource to speaking or interpreting the language of a yinzer.  Yinz guys need to check this aht, n’at.

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For the Foodie

Heinz stress tomato | Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh giftsHeinz stress tomato – $6.00

Squeeze all your worries away with this History Center exclusive. These little toys are the perfect gift for Heinz fans or stressed co-workers!

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Heinz flavored chapsticks | Shop | Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh giftsHeinz Lip Balm – $3.75 each

Attention Heinz lovers! You can now purchase lip balm in ketchup, mustard, dill pickle, and 57 sauce flavors. Gluten free, paraben free, and crafted with beeswax, sweet almond, and coconut oil, they’ll surely be the most delicious stocking stuffer for your friends and family.

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For the Pittsburgh Fan

Serendipity Portal, by Mark Bender | Shop | Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh gifts“Serendipity Portal” Print by Artist Mark Bender – $70.00

Bring part of the History Center’s new Art of Facts | Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories exhibit home with you with this incredible piece of Mark Bender artwork depicting the Portal Bridge at Point State Park.

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Pittsburgh bridge tote bag | Shop | Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh giftsPittsburgh Bridge Tote – $10.00

This lightweight canvas tote is the perfect bag for a day in the Strip or a trip to your local farmers market. The soft, durable fabric allows the tote to be easily rolled and stored until you’re ready to fill it up with Pittsburgh goodies.

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Mister Rogers Sweater Changing Mug – $13.00

Add hot water and Mister Rogers changes from a suit jacket into his signature cardigan sweater. The Mister Rogers Sweater Changing Mug is a great way to start your day and features favorite Mister Rogers quotes, song lyrics, and images from the beloved PBS series “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

For the History Buff

Heinz History Center Membership Card: History CenterGift Membership – beginning at $57.00

Give them the moon this holiday season! A gift membership includes free admission to the History Center’s museum system, invitations to members-only events, and unlimited access to our 2018 exhibitions, like the highly-anticipated American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition and Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibits.

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Heinz History Center cog ornament | Shop | Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh giftsHeinz History Center Cog Ornament – $20.00

This metal ornament features the History Center’s unique COG logo. The Heinz History Center logo depicts a compass, a clock, and a gear. The symbolism present in the logo represents Pittsburgh’s storied past, industrial history, and a vision of the future. It’s the perfect gift for the history buff in your life.

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Heinz Town Clock | Shop | Heinz History Center | Pittsburgh giftsHeinz Town Clock – $15.00

This limited-edition clock tower replica, created exclusively for Heinz by Department 56, features a real, working clock.

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Kim Roberts is the communications coordinator for the Heinz History Center.

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