10 Options that any Pittsburgh Girl Would Love

February 6, 2019
Gift Ideas
jason wolfe

If you’re in the market for a birthday, Christmas, or even Valentine’s day present for your wife, we’re confident any of the items on this list would make an impression on her.

Don’t wait til the last minute though-- some of these gift ideas might take some planning. It will definitely be worth it though, and she’ll appreciate your time and effort!

Grab any of these fantastic gift ideas with a GiftYa electonic gift card. With no physical card to worry about, your wife can redeem her card whenever she’s out and about, all via her debit card. GiftYa is accepted at all the options listed below, so you’re sure to come out looking like a gifting pro! Be sure to personalize it too, and add a fun sticker or video just for her to the message!

1. Falling Water

Falling Water
Treat your wife to a romantic tour of this stunning house. Bonus points if you stay at a local B&B! Image courtesy of Falling Water
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1491 Mill Run Road
Mill Run, PA 15464

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724-329-8501

Truly an architectural masterpiece located only about 1.5 hours east of Pittsburgh, and definitely worth a visit.

This place is life changing. Truly! The work that was done here will never be replicated in our lifetime. I could visit this place once a week and never get tired of it... - Yelp Review

Falling Water was designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is perched on top of the falls in rustic, rural Pennsylvania.

It is one of the most visited historic landmarks in the state of Pennsylvania, and people come from all over the country to see it. Why not treat your wife to a wonderful, romantic day trip and tour the house and surrounding Laurel Highlands?

2. North Ave. Candles

North Ave Candles
Local candles made in an eco-friendly way. Make sure you check out their literary collection for your wife’s favorite book! Image courtesy of North Ave. Candles

If your wife is into candles for relaxation, aroma therapy, or just to brighten up a room, make sure to consider North Ave. Candles.

I adore all of the packaging and labels. The scents are all completely different and pair so well with the chosen title. These candles last forever(!!!) and smell amazing! Plus they make great gifts!! - Facebook Review

They’re made locally by the owner, who only uses the finest wax, wicks, and oils to make a candle like no other.

If your wife is also an avid reader, check out the Banned Books candle collection. Here you’ll find banned books like Catcher in the Rye  and 1984 paired with scents that are reminiscent of the characters or stories in these-- previously-- taboo books.

3. Wendell August Forge

Wendell August Forge
The smithy at this place can make some beautiful creations, sure to impress her. Image courtesy of Wendell August Forge
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2074 Leesburg Grove City Rd.
Mercer, PA 16137

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724-458-0906

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

If your wife loves personalized gifts, look no further than Wendell August Forge.

...This is a beautiful showroom. They have gorgeous forged metal items for EVERY occasion. Milestones, keepsakes, holiday, gifts, etc... - Yelp Review

Here the metal craftsman create ornaments, jewelry, Christmas decor, and many items for the home.

You can choose to have your item forged in bronze, pewter, or aluminum and every personalized gift is hand made and hand engraved. What better way to surprise her with a unique gift from the forge that she can treasure for years to come?

4. Orr’s Jewelers

Orr's Jewelers
Jewelry is always a nice gift! Pick out something special for your wife that she’ll love to wear. Image courtesy of Orr's Jewelers
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5857 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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412-421-6777

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Tues, Thrus 9:30am-8pm
Wed, Fri-Sat, Mon 9:30am-5pm

If your wife is need of any type of jewelry, whether a watch, a ring, or a lovely pair of earrings, Orr’s Jewelers is worth checking out.

My husband treated me to a David Yurman ring for my birthday and with the help of a friend and my mom purchased it here. They have really good customer service! - Yelp Review

Here they’re not just trying to sell you expensive jewelry, they take the time to listen and ask questions before offering suggestions.

If you’re not sure what your wife wants but want to make sure she’ll love it? Not a problem, the experts here can work with you to find her a piece of jewelry she’ll be sure to adore.

5. Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour - Little Italy

Burgh Bits and Bites
Give your wife the gift of authentic Italian cooking! Image courtesy of Burgh Bits and Bites
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866-736-6343

If your wife has always wanted to visit Italy, but you just haven’t made it there yet, get her the next best thing!

...filled us in on everything from the history of the neighborhood and shops to the architecture of the buildings with a few "fun facts" sprinkled in too. Our sample "bites" were delicious and filling... - Yelp Review

A Burgh Bits and Bites walking food tour through Bloomfield, or Little Italy, is exactly what she needs. She’ll be able to try authentic Italian staples such as biscotti, prosciutto, and of course, pasta!

The tour stops in a couple of different restaurants, and along the way you get a history of the area and of the shops. A nice change of pace from the ordinary!

6. All Things Aquatic

All Things Aquatic
Learning how to scuba dive can be a rewarding experience, and one you can share together with this gift. Image courtesy of ATA Dive Center
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2544 Library Rd., Ste. 104
Pittsburgh, PA 15234

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412-884-4383

Have you ever been on a trip and wished you knew how to scuba dive?

Chances are your wife has too!

“Absolutely the best place to learn to scuba dive in the Pittsburgh area. They have Instructors and Dives Masters that really care that you get the best training...” - Yelp Review

Treat her to some scuba lessons at All Things Aquatic where you’ll learn from the best instructors in Pittsburgh. They offer recreational classes so you can discover scuba at your own pace and purposefully keep their class sizes small.

Once you get the basics down, they have other classes and certifications available for divers who want to take their hobby to the next level.

7. Pittsburgh Symphony Tickets

Pittsburgh Symphony Tickets
Treat your wife to night on the town, complete with dinner and a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert. Image courtesy of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
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Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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412-392-4900

Whether or not your wife is a classical music aficionado, everyone can appreciate the beautiful music created and sheer amount of talent that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has.

“We are very fortunate in Pittsburgh to have one of the best symphonies in the country here in our hometown!...” - Yelp Review

They are a world-class orchestra and play all over for heads of state and other dignitaries. Why not treat your wife to a lovely night of music?

Each month there are a variety of different concerts, including touring soloists and collaborations with music stars of other genres.

8. Carnegie Museum Membership

Carnegie Museum Membership
There’s so much to see at these museums, and you get access to all four for an entire year! Image cuortesy of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
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4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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412-622-3131

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Wed, Fri-Mon 10am-5pm
Thurs 10am-8pm

If your lady likes to see new exhibits and learn about all kinds of art, history and science along the way, consider getting her a Carnegie Museums pass.

Loved this museum. You have a great combination of exhibits ranging from dinosaurs, mummys, reptiles, architect, and some new ones as well. - Yelp Review

It works at the four museums in Pittsburgh:  Natural History, Art, Andy Warhol, and the Carnegie Science Center.

She’ll never have a dull weekend exploring these award winning museums! Pittsburgh is lucky to have such a wide array of culture, so why not give her a gift she can use all year?

9. Amanda Lee Glassware

Amanda Lee Glassware
This talented artist has so many different styles to choose from, it will be hard to pick just one! Image courtesy of Amanda Lee Glassware
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931 3rd St.
Oakmont, PA 15139

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724-505-1414

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Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Sat 10am-5pm

Looking for a gift for your wife that you just can’t find anywhere else?

Had An amazing wine and art class. So enjoyable...Fun was had by all - Google Review

Be sure to stop by the Amanda Lee Glassware studio in Oakmont and browse their hand-painted glasses.

If you’re looking for a special wine glass that speaks to your wife’s personality, you’re sure to find it here. They have a wide variety of collections-- from flowers to birds to Pittsburgh sports teams.

Be sure to inquire about the wine and art class that is offered as well!

10. Evolve Wellness Spa

Evolve Wellness Spa
Treat her to a spa day! Everyone enjoys the gift of a little indulgence. Image courtesy of Evolve Welness Spa
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228 S. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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412-441-0860

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Tues-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat-Sun 10-5pm
Mon 12pm-6pm

Sometimes we all need a little pampering.

“I just got home from my mini spa / treat yourself day at Evolve and I am feeling SO relaxed & pampered.” - Yelp Review

If your wife has been stressed out lately or is just in need of a little rest and relaxation, let the experts at Evolve help her unwind. She can choose to get a massage, a facial or even try out acupuncture.

With a gift like this, she’ll be sure to enjoy every moment of it and come back refreshed and ready to take on the world.

It’s easy to fall into a gift giving rut, and sometimes it’s hard to get a present for someone you’ve known for years. Surprise your wife with one of these innovative gifts sure to make her feel special.

What gifts have made your wife feel special? Let us know in the comments!

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