2013 Yinzer Holiday Gift Guide GIVEAWAY!

UPDATED to include three new items donated by their respective shops: The Xmittens, the Alternate Histories print, and the Yinz mug!


It’s here, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here!

The 2013 Yinzer Gift Guide is up at Pittsburgh Magazine and look at all these gorgeous things I’ve hunted down for you. Affordable Burgh-made or Burgh-inspired gifts guaranteed to earn you some serious hugs and smooches this holiday season.  Click the picture to be taken to the list, or scroll down to see which items I’m giving away because I love yinz like pigeons love pooping.


I’m giving away a few items from the official list, and one from the UN-listed list.

One lucky winner will receive:

— Heinz Christmas Pickle ornament, $15, paid for with my own moolah. Give this to pretty much anyone in your life:


— Heinz Ketchup ornament, $15, paid for with my own moolah.


— Moop Tiny Clutch No. 1 in charcoal and blue, $31, donated by Moop AFTER I picked them to be on the list. Perfect for moms, wives, sisters, friends and the like.


— Moop Tiny Clutch No. 2 in grey and orange $31, donated by Moop AFTER, etc.



— Fear the Beard socks $10, donated by Fresh Factory AFTER. Perfect for a Steeler fan:


 — Penguins earrings from Perfectly Simple, $8, donated by Perfectly Simple AFTER. Pens fans will love!


— SmallTower Pittsburgh Skyline Print, $30, donated AFTER:



–Alternate Histories Monongahela Monster Print, $20


— Pittsburgh Pottery Yinz Mug, $20



— The wildly popular Xmittens, $35.  You may receive a different color than that pictured.


That’s a retail value of $217 bucks saved on your gift list! If any other vendors from the list offer up a few goodies, I’ll update this post and the same winner will receive those items too.

To enter: Leave a comment, one comment per valid email address, and so you have something to say, you can do any of the following in your comment:

1. Shout out which item on the 2013 Yinzer Gift Guide is your favorite.

2. Shout out a locally-made or Burgh-inspired gift not on the list that you think I should consider for next year’s list.

3. Leave a generic comment, preferably one in which you say nice things about me.


4. Type the word “toot.” You’ll understand why when you go read the list. 

You have until next Friday, November 29 at noon to enter, at which time Random.org will pick the winning comment number. Since none of the items are too big or heavy, guess what? If you’re not living in the Pittsburgh area, I’ll mail the prize pack to any of the contiguous 48 states.

If you live in Portland, I’ll probably include a little handwritten note that says “SUCK IT.”

[swishes cape and runs off in dramatic fashion]


  1. bluzdude
    November 29, 2013 9:45 am

    Love the Confluence T-shirts.

    Toot toot, yeah, beep beep.

  2. Rosa
    November 29, 2013 11:30 am

    Love your blog, and love these items! Toot!

    -Another Expat

  3. Kate
    December 2, 2013 12:15 am

    The list is very well done. The shirt and the clutch bags are my favorites.