6 Things We Love in December
Each of these products is suitable for someone on your gifting list.
The Giving Keys employs people who seek to transition out of homelessness. It asks those who buy its products, such as this never-ending bracelet [$38], to pick an inspirational word to engrave on the repurposed key and pass it on to someone in need.
[Maggie & Stella’s, 209 Oakland Ave., Oakland; 412/648-1353, maggieandstellasgifts.com, thegivingkeys.com]
Mt. Lebanon artist Kim Fox was a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made awards for her handmade pieces such as this Snowy Owl in Tin [$65], made from repurposed vintage tins on reclaimed wood.
Adorn your tree with a handcrafted snowflake tree topper [$130] featuring Wendell August Forge’s intricate Wintersong design. This 10-inch snowflake, adorned with Swarovski crystals, is sure to add extra sparkle to your holiday décor.
[Wendell August Forge Flagship Store, 2074 Leesburg-Grove City Road; or Wendell August at Grove City Premium Outlets, 1911 Leesburg-Grove City Road, Space #1150, Grove City, 724/748-4132, wendellaugust.com]
Tis the season for nutcrackers, but this one is as unique as they come. Its name, scoiattolo, [$135] means “squirrel” in Italian. The piece was crafted by Italian designer Andrea Branzi.
[Contemporary Concepts, 5820 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412/521-2500; and 1701 Duncan Ave., Allison Park, 412/635-0122, contemporaryconcepts.com]