Top Gifts in Pittsburgh for Your Boyfriend

February 4, 2019
Gift Ideas
jason wolfe

It’s his birthday and you want to treat your boyfriend to something special, something that he’ll enjoy for years to come.

Or maybe it’s Christmas and you just can’t seem to find the perfect gift for him.

Don’t worry, this list lays out the most popular gift ideas for your Pittsburgh guy.

So whether you want get him a gift you can wrap-- or one that you can’t-- you’re sure to find something he’ll just love here.

GiftYa provides gift cards for all types of stores, including ones that offer an experience. It’s as easy as picking out the store, setting the amount and sending a text to the recipient. Why not include a personalized video as well? He’ll think you went above and beyond, making your gift even more special to him.

1. Go Ape Zip Line Adventures

Go Ape Zipline
Try swinging from the trees at Go Ape in North Park, your boyfriend will have a blast! Image courtesy of Go Ape Zip Line Adventures
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991 Tennis Court Rd.
Allison Park, PA 15101

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800-971-8271

If you’re looking to give your guy a brand new experience, look no further.

“This is a must-do type of experience. I'm neither athletic nor especially rugged, but I had an absolutely incredible time.” - Yelp Review

Give him the gift of a tree-top adventure right in North Park!

This is a gift like no other, and is sure to be an afternoon packed full of fun. But Go Ape isn’t just zip lines, your course also includes Tarzan swings and a rail track, sure to challenge anyone.

Your 2-3 hour journey is sure to be full of beautiful views and heart racing enjoyment, and it will be a gift he’ll remember for years!

2. Sporting event tickets

Crowd at Heinz Field
Image courtesy of Gene Puskar/Post-Gazette

Check out a Penguins, Steelers or Pirates game! Your guy would love the chance to cheer his favorite Pittsburgh team on to victory.

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Pittsburgh Penguins
PPG Paints Arena

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Pittsburgh Steelers
Heinz Field

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Pittsburgh Pirates
PNC Park

This may seem super obvious, Pittsburgh being the sports-obsessed city that it is, but depending on the time of year, why not treat your guy to a game?

He would love tickets to see Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, or Pittsburgh Pirates! If he happens to be a huge fan, he’ll definitely appreciate the effort put into securing tickets. Depending on the team, they aren’t always so easy to come by.

If he’s a huge Penguins fan but his birthday is in the summer, consider buying in advance as soon as the tickets go on sale. That way, you can be sure to celebrate by doing something he can really get into.

3. Ohiopyle River Rafting

Ohiopyle Rafting Adventure
Ride the rapids in Ohiopyle! Sign up for tours that will have you tackling the rapids of the Youghiogheny. Image courtesy of Rafting.com
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Wilderness River Voyageurs
P.O. Box 97
103 Garrett St.
Ohiopyle, PA 15470

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800-272-4141

Located just over an hour outside of Pittsburgh, nestled in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, is Ohiopyle.

An outdoor-lover’s dream, this town along the Youghiogheny River is a great place to raft, bike, swim, and hike. If your guy likes to do all things outdoors, then give the gift of a river raft journey along the Youghiogheny River.

The pros at Wilderness River will guide you on a 3-5 hour tour, where you’ll face rapids and marvel at the extraordinary Pennsylvania scenery. It’s sure to be a great memory!

“We took the grandkids on their family friendly white water rafting tour (middle Youghiogheny).  We were very satisfied and thought it was a good value for the cost.  The guides were knowledgeable, friendly and affable.  The equipment used was in good repair, more than adequate for the conditions and we didn't feel crowded in.” - Yelp Review

4. Ascend Rock Climbing

Ascend Rock Climbing Competition
Learn how to rock climb at Ascend! They also offer tons of fitness and yoga classes, so your guy will never get bored.
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2141 Mary St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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412-745-2141

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Mon-Fri 7am-11pm
Sat-Sun 10am-8pm

If your boyfriend has always wanted to rock climb but just didn’t know where to start, check out Ascend in Pittsburgh’s Southside. This is a fully indoor facility, complete with a rock wall, fitness area, and yoga studio. Their classes operate on a first come, first serve basis, so make sure to plan for that. If it’s your first climb, they’ll even throw in climbing shoes rental and beval rental for free. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to try this, so don’t worry if you don’t think you’re strong enough-- there are instructors there to encourage and help!

“I could not recommend this place more! There were people of all ages - young and old! A great way to get out of the house and enjoy a different kind of workout for the day!” - Yelp Review

5. Pittsburgh Themed Apparel at Steel City

Steel City Clothing being modelled
Show your Pittsburgh pride with a super soft cotton t-shirt from Steel City. Image courtesy of Steel City
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625 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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412-338-2333

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Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 10am-6pm

When you’re looking for that perfect gift to the Pittsburgh fan in your life, check out the t-shirts and sweatshirts available from Steel City. They have a wide variety-- in extra soft cotton too-- in Penguins, Steelers, Pirates, Pitt, and even Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood themes! Plus, they all have that vintage, already-been-washed look that’s sure to please any sharp dresser.

“This might be the most perfectly curated store I've ever been in. Everything is neat, clean and within the theme... Pittsburgh! I've been a fan of Steel City for a long time, when they were at various festivals. Their shirts are the softest around, and I appreciate that.” - Yelp Review

6. South Hills Jewelers

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5247 Library Rd.
Bethel Park, PA 15102

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412-833-1588

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Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 10am-6pm

If your guy likes a little bit of bling on his wrist, then be sure to check out South Hills Jewelers. In the business for over 30 years, they know a thing or two about men’s jewelry and have quite an impressive selection. If your guy needs a new watch, ring, or earrings, you’ll be sure to find the perfect piece here. They also offer estate jewelry as well, and you can find pocket watches and cufflinks, if that’s more his style.

“This is a great Jewelry store hidden in the heart of the South Hills. The employees are always helpful and never force me to buy something I do not want.  I bought my husband’s gold & diamond Wedding ring there and the price was not crazy. They even had financing that helped.” - Yelp Review

7. Pittsburgh Brewery Guide

Pittsburgh Brewery Guide
Give the gift of a brewery tour! You can cross off the breweries as you go, and of course, revisit your favorites!

Pittsburgh is a beer drinking town, and what better way to explore all the options available then to get your guy his very own Pittsburgh Brewery Guide?

No longer are we known for just Iron City and Duquesne Pilsner. So many new places have popped up in Pittsburgh over the years, offering great craft brews and winning awards along the way.

Perhaps the best part is that you can either craft your own trail or follow one of the premade ones, either way, whenever you visit a brewery on the trail you’ll get your book stamped to prove you’ve been there. Kind of like a beer passport!

8. Vestis

Vestis Clothing Store
Check out the items at this menswear shop in Lawrenceville. If your guy likes to look good, he’ll be sure to find lots of goodies here.
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4415 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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412-784-1112

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Tues-Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 11am-4pm

If your guy is in need of some new threads, Vestis menswear shop in Lawrenceville is a must visit. Since 2015, they have been offering ethically-sourced high quality menswear, that looks great too. From sweaters to slacks to socks and ties, these are clothes meant to be lived in. In addition to clothes, if your boyfriend has facial hair, why not check out some of their grooming accessories as well!

“Vestis stocks all the best brands of handmade high-quality menswear. Phil is a great guy and super helpful. I've bought stuff in the store and on-line and it's always a breeze. Thanks Phil!” - Yelp Review

9. Wigle Whiskey

Tasting bar for Wigle Whiskey
The best rye whiskey in Pittsburgh! Check out this small batch whiskey distillery, and don’t forget to take home your favorites! Image courtesy of Wigle Whiskey
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530 William Penn Place #2
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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412-904-4224

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Tues-Thurs 12pm-8:30pm
Fri 12pm-11pm
Sat 2pm-11pm
Sun 3pm-9pm

Wigle Whiskey has brought small batch rye whiskey distillation back to Pittsburgh.

Since 2012, they have been offering their wares from the distillery in the Southside as well as their sampling room in downtown Pittsburgh. If your guy is into whiskey, look no further for the perfect gift!

There are many different kinds to try and most of them are available in your local liquor store. Or treat him to a tasting on site for a truly unique experience!

“The tour is a lot of fun, with plenty of tasting and a staff with a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area and the distillery.  They have a very large selection available, some of which is only available in the distillery, not in stores, and everything can be sampled.” - Yelp Review

10. Strip District Food Tour

Murals in the Strip District

Who wouldn’t love the gift of a Strip District food tour? If your guy is a foodie, this is a great idea. Image courtesy of ‘Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour.


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866-736-6343

The Strip District is a foodie paradise, and who can resist the hustle and bustle of market day?

If your boyfriend likes to try new foods and is always up for some dining with a little bit of walking, why not treat him to a culinary tour? You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most iconic places in the Strip.

The tours last around 2 hours, and the knowledgeable tour guides will fill you in on some good Pittsburgh history along the way.

Whether your boyfriend likes jewelry, rock climbing, or a sporting event, Pittsburgh has so many options for him. Make your next gift to your boyfriend an extra special occasion with any one of the items listed above. You can even send it as a GiftYa gift card as well! What was the most out of the ordinary gift you got your boyfriend? Let us know in the comments!

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