Shop Holiday: Cook up these gifts for chefs

These suggestions may make life a little sweeter for the cooks in your life.

about 13 hours ago

 Cheswick vendor Denise Gasper of Uncommon Recyclables sells unique, unisex belts made from recycled materials.

Shop Holiday: Fair-trade, eco-friendly and organic gifts

A belt made from recycled materials or a reusable lunch bag are a couple of suggestions.

1 day ago

U.S. holiday sales may recover with help of deep discounts

Spending strongest in consumer electronics and home improvement retailers.

1 day ago

 Chanukah Juggling balls.

Shop Holiday: Religion-themed gift suggestions

If music is your thing, you can pick up the 15-track CD “Chanukah Is Tops!” by Jewish recording artist Paul Zim.

2 days ago

 Stem Ginger Loaf with Vanilla Frosting

Gingerbread and cookies: A spicy holiday tradition

Celebrating the rich, beloved flavor of gingerbread. Share photos of your holiday sweets with the PG.

2 days ago

 The Westmoreland County Live Nativity in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse, sponsored by Christian Leaders Mentoring Ministry.

Live Nativity scene at Greensburg courthouse draws praise

Volunteers brave chilly weather to present a live tableau of the birth of Christ in Greensburg’s Courthouse Square.

2 days ago

 The book cover of a new edition of "Hansel and Gretel."

Shop Holiday: Grab these gifts for your favorite book lover

“Hansel & Gretel,” a fairy tale for grown-ups, is one idea for the holidays.

3 days ago

Be a Goodfellow this holiday season

You can brighten the holidays for underprivileged children with a donation to Goodfellows.

3 days ago

Holiday Herald: Christmas with dozens of cousins fit her just right

Christmas felt right amid dozens of cousins and other relatives.

3 days ago

 Three rings, priced at $200-$350, display iconic images from 'Sons of Anarchy" and are available online at

Shop Holiday: Gift suggestions for TV lovers

From “Sons of Anarchy” rings to books on “Downton Abbey,” there are plenty of options for television buffs.

4 days ago

Man pays for $50,000 worth of layaway at a Walmart in Pennsylvania

The store manager said the benefactor showed up at the Walmart in Mechanicsburg on Monday with a cashier's check that covered 100 accounts.

4 days ago

 Cheryl's cookies come in bakery assortments, as well as gift sets, at

Holiday Survival Guide: Gadgets and tips for streamlining stress

When hazards threaten to sabotage the holiday season, use these counter measures to ensure joy to your world.

5 days ago

Shop Holiday: Gifts for runners

Whether they’re training for a marathon or hoofing it to stay in shape, they can benefit from the latest gear and accessories.

5 days ago

Goodfellows: Bradley Center kids to get Christmas celebration

Christmas will be special for children at the Robinson center, thanks in part to the generosity of Post-Gazette readers.

5 days ago

Pittsburgh concert combines patriotic and Christmas selections

This marked the first time the free annual concert combined traditional patriotic music with Christmas and holiday music.

5 days ago

 Part of a sweater in the running for ugliest at the "merry-oke" ugly sweater party held by the Young Executive Council at the Rivers Club, Downtown.

Ugly holiday sweaters help people ring in the season

The demand for festively ugly fashions has resulted in unique parties devoted to them and more retailers that specialize in selling them.

6 days ago

 Williams Sonoma Popcorn Sampler

Shop Holiday: Gifts for movie lovers

Fresh popcorn, memorabilia, DVDs and gift cards are just a few options for the film buff on your gift list.

6 days ago

 Vondra Henderson with her son, Amaree Tyler,4.

Goodfellows: Family settling in after domestic violence

Vondra Henderson moved to the Pittsburgh area from Tennessee, and hers is the type of family helped by the Goodfellows Fund at Christmas.

6 days ago

Goodfellows: How to get toys

The Toys for Tots program will hold open houses this week to distribute toys to parents and guardians of needy children.

6 days ago

Shop Holiday: Gifts for hunters and anglers

Help the hunter or angler on your gift list to gear up right with something new under the tree since they can never have enough stuff.

1 week ago

 Tegra-Lite Max International Carry-On, $695.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for travelers

Find the perfect present for that person in your life who is always on the go.

1 week ago

 Fireworks at Downtown's Light Up Night fireworks last month.

Fox News takes back not-so-‘sparkling’ report on Pittsburgh

As evidence of the “War on Christmas,” Fox cited Pittsburgh’s “Sparkle Day,” an outdated reference to the 1994-97 “Sparkle Season” campaign.

1 week ago

 Sony's "Destiny" Bundle is available for $449.99.

Shop Holiday: Suggestions to boost any gamer's catalog

Sony’s $399.99 bundle is a great deal that may sell quickly.

1 week ago

Communitywide Hanukkah celebration set for Galleria of Mt. Lebanon

For the second year, Chabad of South Hills will mark the holiday with festivities that are open to the public.

1 week ago

 "My Daddy is a Pretzel" was written by best-selling author Baron Baptiste.

Shop Holiday: What to buy your favorite fitness buff

Everything old is new again, and the new wave in fitness is home workouts.

1 week ago

 The Nishiki Men’s Packable Cycling Jacket ($35.99) at Dick’s Sporting Goods makes a great gift for a cyclist.

Shop Holiday: Gift suggestions for cyclists

For those looking to get more involved, a Bike Pittsburgh membership may do the trick.

1 week ago

Goodfellows: Donors help needy families celebrate the holidays

The Goodfellows Fund has been a Pittsburgh holiday tradition since 1947.

1 week ago

 An in-store beacon in a retail store in Boston. Accessed through apps you download to your smartphone, beacon technology can do everything from guide you to the correct airport terminal to turn on your coffee maker.

Beacons pop up in stores ahead of holidays

Beacons are popping up everywhere, are they a shopper’s best friend or another pesky Big Brother monitoring our every move?

1 week ago

 This Luxury Cat Dish holds everything from kibble to caviar.

Shop Holiday: A few gifts for your favorite pet

Americans will spend more than $58 billion on their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Association.

1 week ago

Goodfellows: A family pulls together with the help of an agency in Rankin

Courtney Dutrieulle, 29, of Rankin struggles to make ends meet with five children under 8 years old.

1 week ago

 The Dream Light captures the sun's rays during the day and glows at bedtime.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for gadget lovers

Have someone on your list who just has to get the newest tech toy? We’ve got some ideas for you.

1 week ago

 The living room with Christmas tree and decorated fireplace.

Allegheny West home decorated in toned-down, natural manner for annual tour

Beech Avenue house features a more subtle, natural take on holiday decorations for the Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour.

2 weeks ago

 Phillip and Jacquelyn Levasseur are busy restoring their six-bedroom, three bathroom house.

Young couple open house for Crafton tour

The Levasseurs open their eclectic home, a mansion built by early movie mogul John Paul Harris, for the Christmas in Crafton House Tour.

2 weeks ago

 Everything old is new again, and Fisher-Price is packaging several of its “classic” toys in cute retro boxes.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for kids ages 0-5

Find the perfect present for your favorite child, from classic toys in retro boxes to the latest trends.

2 weeks ago

Train museum open during tour

A visit to one of the largest private train museums in the world is an extra ticket at the Old Allegheny Christmas House Tour.

2 weeks ago

Winter Flower Show runs through Jan. 11

The song “Winter Wonderland” is the theme of Phipps Conservatory’s Winter Flower Show.

2 weeks ago

 “Yinzer Bible: PITTSBURGH N’At: If You Don’t Understand Go Back To Cleveland!” by Dan Riley

Shop Holiday: Gifts for new Pittsburghers

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming. Luckily, Pittsburgh has plenty of ways to make new residents feel right at home in the Steel City.

2 weeks ago

 Lisa Hawkins of Murrysville holds the ring she accidentally dropped in a Salvation Army kettle.

Salvation Army returns $10,000 ring inadvertently dropped in kettle

Lisa Hawkins of Murrysville forgot the anniversary ring was in her change purse when she emptied it in the donation kettle.

2 weeks ago

 Browning Christmas Stockings stand out on the mantle, practically begging to be stuffed with outdoorsy gifts ($8.99 at Gander Mountain)

Shop Holiday: Gift ideas for the outdoors enthusiast

This holiday, help the outdoorsman or outdoorswoman in your world to stay active with an equipment upgrade or something totally new.

2 weeks ago

Pittsburgh Foundation launches holiday appeal for homeless

The foundation this morning said it will provide $100,000 to match donations that will go to 30 nonprofits.

2 weeks ago

Sewickley, McCandless to ring in the holidays

Holiday lights, festive music and Christmas trees will be featured during “Yuletide in Sewickley” and “Festival of Lights” in McCandless.

2 weeks ago

 J.D. Fleming of Indiana piles his delivery of Christmas trees on a lot at Lindermer Avenue and Route 88 in Bethel Park. Mr. Fleming is the owner of Fleming Christmas Tree Farms. The trees are for sale through Boy Scout Troop 225 of the Eagle Valley District.

Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

Six years of decreased demand and low prices put many growers out of business. Those who withstood the downturn are relieved they survived.

2 weeks ago

 The complete series of "The Sopranos" is now available on Blu-ray.

Shop Holiday: Television titles to add to any collection

HBO’s landmark series “The Sopranos” is now available on Blue-ray.

2 weeks ago

 David Cooper mugs are at the 2014 Sweetwater Center for the Arts Holiday mART taking place through Sunday.

Pittsburgh artists, crafters create holiday gift choices

Many regional artisans are participating in free, holiday craft shows and exhibits.

2 weeks ago

 Zach Swon and Colton Swon of The Swon Brothers perform at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., in November.

First Night encourages revelers to reimagine Downtown

The Cultural Trust views Highmark First Night as an “open house” for the community and visitors to see the potential in Downtown.

2 weeks ago

 Addressing a letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole may not be completely passe, but today’s children have faster, higher tech ways of reaching Santa.

Letters to Santa enter the digital age with personalized emails, web chats

Parents have any number of ways to put their children in touch with Santa this holiday season.

2 weeks ago

 The Pierogie Pillow measures 12-inches-by-24 inches. And no, you can't eat the pillow.

Shop Holiday: Pittsburgh flair, no matter where

There are plenty of gifts to make your Steel City lovers feel right at home even when they’re not in their beloved ’Burgh.

2 weeks ago

 Glenn Wright, dressed in a Santa Claus costume, moves items at the Amazon fulfillment center in Lebanon, Tenn., on Monday.

Shoppers stretch out holiday spending

Internet holiday shopping rose 8.1 percent on Cyber Monday. That compares with online sales growth of 17.5 percent on the same day in 2013

2 weeks ago

 The Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones from Dr. Dre are $249.99 at

Shop Holiday: Listen up! Gift ideas for your favorite music lover

Plenty of big name acts, including Taylor Swift and the Foo Fighters, will hit the Pittsburgh region in summer 2015.

2 weeks ago

 Six of these geese-a-laying would run $360 this year ... a 71.4 percent rise over 2013.

'12 Days of Christmas' items cost more than $116K

A set of gifts in each verse of the song would set you back $27,673 in stores, an increase of less than $300, or 1 percent, from last year.

2 weeks ago


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