2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Innovation Works
Nov 17 · 5 min read

IW has been supporting local entrepreneurs throughout Southwestern PA since 1999. It is no surprise that we have plenty of companies in our IW Portfolio with products perfect for any person on your list. Here is our curated list of gifts to earn you a gold star this holiday season:

Digital Dream Labs

Digital Dream Labs has the perfect STEM gifts for the youngsters or the young at heart on your lists. The Vector 2.0 and Cozmo 2.0 robots are programmable for hours of educational fun. With programming, app updates, and play, these robots become more like companions.

Spark the joy of robotics for a loved one this holiday season.

Day Owl

Looking for the perfect gift for the eco-conscious people on your list?

Day Owl’s goods are sustainable essentials perfect for everyone. From backpacks to totes, tumblers to reusable utensils, Day Owl has stylish reusable products that take the eco-anxiety out of gift giving. Their holiday collection has the perfect customizable gift set for any one on your list.

Subtl Beauty

If your shopping list includes a makeup lover, check our Subtl Beauty’s Holiday Gift Sets!

Give the gift of glow with The Glow Set or The Subtl Set. Perfect for everyday use and on-the-go routines, the Subtl Beauty sets and makeup stacks are designed to toss in your bag to go.

Whether your list includes a makeup artist or a makeup novice, Subtl Beauty has the combination for glowing skin and glowing praise for your gift-giving skills.

Pitmoss

Plants and indoor gardening are all the rage right now.

Whether you are buying for an experienced gardener or a new plant parent, Pittmoss’ peet-free, organic, and sustainable potting mixes guarantee the best performing products on the market. Made from recycled paper and cardboard, Pittmoss’ proprietary blend and process has been proven to outgrow the top-selling soil and growth products and also reduces the amount of water you need to keep your plants healthy.

Even someone with a black-thumb can grow a fantastic houseplant with Pittmoss.

Nollapelli

Humans spend about ⅓ of their life sleeping or trying to sleep.

Improve that time with Nollapelli’s bedding line that is healthier for your skin, hair, and sleep.

While you are at it, buy a set for yourself. Rest is essential after the stress of holiday shopping! As if you needed a better reason to stay snuggled up in bed on a cold winter’s morning.

Switcheroo

Avoid Clark Griswold light mishaps when you use Switcheroo! Switcheroo is a simple device that allows you to change which outlets in your house into a smart outlet without wifi. You can sync all of your lights to one switch or timer, making it ideal for holiday lighting.

Romeo Delivers

Romeo Delivers has the perfect gift for any Pittsburgher, whether they are a transplant or proud Yinzer! The Official Pittsburgh Bucket List gives a glimpse of everything the ‘Burgh has to offer and makes unique memories.

ViaHero

Are you looking to surprise your loved ones with a trip of a lifetime?

Let ViaHero’s expert locals help plan your itinerary, reservations, and local guidance during your trip. Planning with a local ensures that you won’ miss any hideaways, awesome locals-only restaurants, and be up-to-date on any local news. Plus, ViaHero keeps you in the loop of any COVID-19 travel restrictions and updates.

Take the stress out of planning a holiday get away and let ViaHero guide you to amazing new locations around the world.

Diamond Kinetics

Baseball is America’s pastime and Diamond Kinetics has the perfect gift for any burgeoning baseball or softball superstar. With products like swing-trackers, pitch-trackers, smart bats, and supporting apps,

Diamond Kinetics has everything you need to knock this gift out of the park.

Toaster Pets

Looking for the perfect gift for a creative child? Toaster Pets gives children the chance to ignite their passion for storytelling. The complete cartoon studio kit allows kids to create, direct, and produce cartoons in just a few minutes.

This gift creates hours of fun for the whole family and puts kids in charge of their creative development.

MeterFeeder

Allow MeterFeeder to take some of the stress out of this holiday shopping season.

Shopping locally sometimes means the headache of parking locally. MeterFeeder makes parking a breeze with their mobile app. Download the easy-to-use app to access the geolocation and payment services at your fingertips.

You’ll never have to worry about a ticket for non-payment with MeterFeeder’s gentle reminders.

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