About Us

Steel Lotus Gift Shop Is a women-owned, family operated, labor of love that has grown from a decade old pipe dream to a loved community haven. Whether you seek unique local gifts, artistic inspiration, or genuine friendship, we know you’ll have a special experience when you visit us, and that makes us proud. 

We chose our name to remind all those we meet to live like the lotus, at ease in muddy water. As two weary souls in a cruel world, we found each other, and decided to share a life. Then only after realizing the pain and struggles we both shared from the past we decided to share our inspiration for the future with others, in a way that that creative and unique. 

In March of 2018 the concept of Steel Lotus Gift Shop  was born: share the work and Art of Local makers with the world by designing  safe and beautiful boutique space in the suburbs of beautiful Pittsburgh. In July of 2018 we opened our doors to an eager and supportive crowd, who were inspired by our chaotic and creative space and ready to shop local. We are so grateful for the lives we’ve been able to touch thus far and are excited to see how far the echoes of impact can reach From our little corner of the planet.