Need a gift for your hubby? Check out these options sure to please any Pittsburgh guy!

February 5, 2019
Gift Ideas
jason wolfe
Image courtesy of Venture Outdoors

If you’re looking for a gift for that special man in your life, don’t take the easy way out!

Chances are your husband doesn’t need another tie or another pair of socks to add to his collection. Why not try something new and more exciting instead?

Pittsburgh has many options to choose from for your husband, whether he’s the outdoor type, or he likes to work on projects at home, or maybe he just really enjoys a good beer-- whatever he’s in to, chances are there’s a gift card for that.

So whether it’s his birthday, or Christmas, or even Father’s Day, we’ve put together a creative list of options for you, so you’ll never have to but him the same old stuff!

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1. Home Brewing Kit from South Hills Brewing Supplies

A perfect gift for your beer-loving husband! He’ll love the chance to brew his own special brand of beer.
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2213 Noblestown Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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412-937-0773

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Tues-Fri 11:30am-7pm
Sat 11am-4pm

If your guy is an experienced home brewer, or if it’s something he’s always wanted to try, think about getting him a gift from South Hills Brewing Supply.

The staff can help him decide what type of beer he’d like to brew and provide him with all the equipment necessary. You can buy the tools as well as the ingredients necessary to concoct his favorite beers all in one place.

They also have supplies to brew wine as well, if that’s more his style!

“My boyfriend enjoys brewing his own beer and the guys here are wonderful. They always have the supplies and if they don't they can recommend places to get them! Everyone is always very nice and knowledgeable!” - Yelp Review

2. Venture Outdoors

Try one of the many outdoor activities offered by Venture Outdoors. The go-to gift for your outdoor enthusiast. Image courtesy of Venture Outdoors
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33 Terminal Way #537
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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412-255-0564

Venture Outdoors is your one stop shop for anything and everything outdoors and active. They have hiking, kayaking, biking, and skiing options sure to please anyone who’d rather spend their time outside.

If your husband would just love the opportunity to learn how to camp in winter or how to cross country ski, this the perfect gift. If he’s more into summertime activities, there are hikes in Western PA state parks, a cider tasting walk, and classes on fly fishing. He’ll definitely find something to enjoy!

“After a couple tours became a member - always something fun and unique!  The volunteer tour guides go out of their way to make your experience exciting and memorable.

Great for anyone from babies in strollers to retirees!” - Yelp Review

3. Wallet sized Multi-Tool - Lever Gear

You’ll always have just the tool you need, and it’s small enough to fit in a wallet or bag. Image courtesy of Lever Gear

If your husband is the type of guy who always likes to be prepared, why not consider this handy little tool from experts at Lever Gear?

It was designed to fit inside a wallet, so no more bulky tools that no one wants to carry around. This little tool is meant to be used at home or in the office for all those little tasks that just seem to pop up.

It is a wrench, a bottle opener, cord cutter, screwdriver, ruler, and protractor, amongst other things. He might not use all the features on this tool, but he’ll be thankful he has the convenience of knowing he could.

4. Pittsburgh Sports Tickets

Treat him to his favorite sporting event! What better gift than to cheer on his favorite team.

This may seem super obvious, but why not grab tickets to see his favorite Pittsburgh sports team?

An easy thing to do in Pittsburgh, where we have three awesome professional sports teams. Tickets are a little easier to come by, thanks to verified resale tickets. You can be sure you won’t be paying too much over face value, and you can also be sure it isn’t a scam.

Check out the teams’ websites for more information:

5. Leather Tote from Gearonic

He can put all he needs for the day in this sturdy bag. Image courtesy of Amazon

If your man is looking for a place to store all his stuff-- whether it’s papers, files, or his gym gear-- look no further than this handy bag.

Large enough to store his laptop, but also peppered with small compartments to store his keys and phone, this handsome bag looks at home anywhere. Complete with that well worn-in look, it looks like it’s already traveled around the world.

Perfectly capable of storing items for a weekend getaway as well, this versatile bag is just what he needs to stay organized.

“Perfect bag for my needs. I wanted a casual durable looking canvas bag with leather accents to carry a 2" binder, some folders and tablet , back up battery, snacks, water, pens etc This does all of that and looks fashionable to boot. I was concerned that maybe it would not take a standard 2" binder and be able to zip up, but it just fit and works fine.” - Amazon Review

6. Man Crates

Send him a gift basket he’ll actually enjoy! Image courtesy of Man Crates.

There are tons of options when it comes to gift baskets, including chocolate, fruit, flowers and even wine and cheese. But has there ever been a basket that’s aimed at guys and what guys like to do?

That’s where Man Crates come in. They make it easy to find that special gift for your guy. There is a wide variety of themed crates on their site, including tailgate grilling, beer enthusiast, and pizza grilling crates.

If your guy likes hands-on stuff, they have crates for that too! He can learn how to make a leather bag, carve a pipe, or shave with a straight edge. Any and all of these would make fantastic gifts!

7. Coffee Passport

See how many Pittsburgh coffee shops you can try!

Most people need their daily cup of coffee to pick them up in the morning. But all coffee is definitely not made the same. If you husband likes to drink coffee for more than just the caffeine kick, then consider getting him a Coffee Passport.

There are two lists that boast of some of the best independently owned coffee shops in Pittsburgh. You’ll find no big chains here. It’s easy too-- just purchase one of the lists, pick a coffee shop to try, grab a drink off the specially made menu and enjoy! You’ll get a stamp on your passport to show you’ve been there too.

“If you love Coffee and local businesses you HAVE to check out the Coffee Passport Pittsburgh! It's $20 to purchase a coffee passport and you get 10 free drinks at 10 local coffee shops. You get to pick a drink listed on a special coffee passport menu and they also have a non-coffee beverage as well.” - Yelp Review

8. Lowe’s or Home Depot

The perfect place to pick up any DIY tools.

Lowe’s and Home Depot are your place for all things home repair, maintenance and refurbishing. If your husband likes to tackle DIY projects, these two stores will have anything he needs.

If he needs a wrench set, or a leaf blower, or even a ladder to clean those gutters, you can find all kinds of options here. They also offer paint mixing and lumber cutting, so you can still get professional service without having to hire a contractor.

9. Apple Watch

A great gift to help your husband reach his fitness goals, and help him monitor his health at the same time. Image courtesy of Macworld

We all know Apple has amazing phones and laptops, but their Apple Watch is on a whole other level. Sure it keeps track of time and can alert you of incoming calls and texts, but did you know it can also help you work out smarter and faster?

If you husband likes the latest tech, as well as staying in shape, the Apple Watch would be a perfect fit. It can monitor your heart rate, record calories burned, and track your workout’s progress. They’ve even made it sweat and water resistant, and a special app that encourages you to keep moving.

10. Spike Helicopter

If this was his childhood dream, help make it come true! Image courtesy of Spiker Helicopters
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Zelienople Municipal Airport
1857 Route 588
Hangar 750
Zelienople, PA 16063

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724-752-8448

If your husband has always wanted to fly in the sky, check out Spiker Helicopters, where you can get an introductory lesson and learn to fly a helicopter. What a cool way to celebrate his birthday and let him take the controls!

They also offer tours of Pittsburgh as well, either during the day or after dark, if that’s more his style. Either way, seeing Pittsburgh from the air is an experience he’ll always treasure.

There are so many options to choose from when selecting a gift for your husband. You want it to be special, but also something he can use, or an experience he will thoroughly enjoy! Make some memories this year and treat him to something a little out of the ordinary. Let GiftYa take care of the rest!

Have you done any of the things on this list? Let us know in the comments!

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