Shop Local, Pittsburgh: Valentine’s Day Gifts

It’s the start of February and everyone’s rushing around to pick up the perfect Valentine’s gift for their partner. All along the neighborhood Main Streets of Pittsburgh, shops are waiting to introduce you to the perfect selection for your loved one. All you have to do is walk through the door. Shop small and shop local to support these businesses this Valentine’s Day!

Jewelry for Men and Women

Henne Jewelers

Shadyside

This family-owned luxury jewelry store and Official Rolex Jeweler has excellent choices for men and women alike. Buy her a gleaming bracelet she can wear everyday and buy him a Rolex watch with a stylish watchface. Since it’s 2024, maybe the other way ’round works, too?!

Caesar’s Designs

Shadyside

Stop in and meet owner Caesar, who’s ready to use his expertise and keen eye to find you the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. He personally creates many of the products you see as a GIA-trained gemologist and a third-generation jeweler, so you know you’re getting a unique piece and finely crafted piece.

Orr’s Jewelers

Squirrel Hill and Sewickley

Orr’s is the official jeweler of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team plus an official Tudor and Rolex jeweler, so it’s all about quality. Stop into their showrooms for loose diamonds, engagement rings, fine jewelry, custom jewelry, timepieces, and pieces by some of the world’s most famous jewelry designers.

Beeghley & Co. Jewelers

Greensburg

Having trouble deciding what kind of jewelry to get your loved ones? Beeghley & Co. Jewelers has a Valentine’s gift guide available on their website and in person to give you some inspiration at all price levels. Whether you have $50 or $1000 in the budget, you’re sure to find something special.

Noah Gabriel & Co. Jewelers

Wexford and Ross Township

The shopping experience at Noah Gabriel & Co. Jewelers is personalized to make sure you get what you need and feel no pressure or stress in the process. After finding out what your special occasion is and a little about who you’re shopping for, they’ll pick out selections that best fit your vision without making you feel like you must buy that day.

Louis Anthony Jewelers

Bethel Park

This family owned and operated jewelry store has been specializing in jewelry timepieces and giftware since 1990. Stop in to check out their newly renovated space, which includes a new Rolex environment, David Yurman boutique, and a full hospitality bar.

Flowers

Gold Dust Floral

Lawrenceville 

Pick up a bouquet of flowers or a special arrangement for your partner. Choose from whimsical, bohemian, vintage, and nature inspired floral designs to perfectly suit their personality. Right now you can pick from four sizes and three color palettes when you pre-order for Valentine’s Day.

The Farmer’s Daughter

North Side

The magic of floral designs at The Farmer’s Daughter starts at their farm where they source many of their flowers. After being carefully cared for, they’re formed into beautiful arrangements in colors of pink and red for Valentine’s Day. Then, they’re delivered straight to your home to make gift buying as easy as possible. They have an excellent gift assortment, as well.

Fox and the Fleur

Aspinwall and Sewickley

At Fox and the Fleur the vase the flowers are arranged in is just as important as the flowers themself. Whether you’re looking for bursts of red and pink as lovey colors or a more neutral arrangement, they’re each finished off in an exquisite vessel.  

Armful of Flowers

Mt. Washington

Don’t give your loved one just flowers this Valentine’s Day, instead shop Armful of Flowers’ selection of edible gifts alongside their beautiful floral designs. When you go to order your gorgeous bouquet, add on a Buttercream Board with Sugar Wrought’s signature buttercream icing, cake bites, cookies, fruit, and more. 

Intimate Apparel

Cheeks (Women)

Shadyside and Squirrel Hill

Truthfully, intimate apparel is a gift for everyone. If you’re wearing it, it gives you a sexy confidence boost. If you’re gifting it, it’s an extra little gift for you to unwrap at the end of Valentine’s Day, if you get our drift. 

Trim (Men)

Lawrenceville

Who says cute intimate apparel is just for women? Trim has a variety of styles of underwear in different colors and patterns to make the men feel sexy. Surprise your partner this year with a cheeky surprise at the end of the day. 

Pampering for Men

House of Handsome

Dormont

Treat the man in your life to a full professional grooming experience. Some of their services include haircuts, head shaving, beard shaving and grooming, 24K gold facials, caviar facials, eyebrow grooming, custom fragrance development, and shoe shining. 

Mister Grooming and Goods

Lawrenceville

Pick up only the best grooming products or schedule one of their services from their extensive menu. Pick from different types of haircuts, beard trims and shaves, facials, brow waxing, and even hot towel massages. 

Pampering for Women

ESSpa

Aspinwall

Has your wife been complaining about her dark circles under her eyes? Bring her a little bit of relief with skincare and spa treatments by ESSpa. You can pick a specific technique to focus on, such as light therapy and anti-aging skin peels. Or, decide to give her the full experience with a She Deserves It Spa Package including Express 180 Turnaround Facial, AntiAging Red-Light Therapy or Diamond Dermabrasion Treatment, Vulcan’s Hearth Massage, a Luxury Shampoo, and Blow Out or Hungarian Spa Manicure.

Evolve Wellness Spa

Shadyside

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, Evolve Wellness Spa sets up a special menu to make your gift giving a little easier. The Sweet Indulgence Package is a 50-minute Sweetheart Facial and 60-minute calming rose and vanilla Aromatherapy Massage. Or, you can select a singular experience to combine with a new jacket or flower arrangement. 

Treats

Tabbara Chocolates

Point Breeze

It can’t be Valentine’s Day without a box of  chocolates. Tabbara is a family-owned and operated business using recipes from Lebanon. Each gourmet chocolate, such as their iconic chocolate truffles, is created by Nancy Tabbara. Not to mention they have plenty of heart themed delights for Valentine’s. 

Party on Butler 

Lawrenceville 

Lola’s Eatery and Party on Butler come together this holiday to offer Valentine’s Flower and Cake Boxes. Each box includes a fresh bouquet of flowers and either a chocolate or vanilla cake. You can also add on special Valentine’s Day themed balloons and other small gifts. 

Mon Aimee Chocolat

Strip District

Not only does Mon Aimee Chocolat craft their own recipes but they also carry selections from award-winning chocolatiers around the world. For instance, one of their Valentine’s Day specialties is a box of chocolates from Rogers’ Chocolates who has been crafting on Victoria Island since 1885. 

La Gourmandine

Lawrenceville, Mt. Lebanon, Hazelwood, and Downtown

Who wouldn’t absolutely melt at the taste of an authentic, baked, French pastry? Pick up a baguette to go with dinner or their limited time Le Valentin for dessert. The Le Valentin is a dark chocolate mousse shaped heart with a raspberry coulis center all on a flourless chocolate biscuit.

Confections by Casey Renee 

Wilkinsburg

Casey Renee has curated a Valentine’s Day menu filled with handcrafted goodies you’ll spend all day snacking on. Bite into Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Heart Cake Pops, Champagne Berry French Macarons, Red Velvet Cake Truffles, or Champagne Jello Shooters. And if you can’t pick just one, order the Deluxe Gift Box that comes with two sweet selections and edible flowers.

Candles

Mix Candle Co.

Lawrenceville and Southside Works

Craft a personalized candle scent for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. At Mix Candle Co. you can choose from 120 different scent oils and pick out a unique jar to pour it into. Maybe you’ll make a candle that reminds them of your first date. Or, create a scent that smells like your perfume or cologne so you can be with them from afar.

Fjord and Fable

Lawrenceville

Set a romantic atmosphere this year thanks to candle selections from Fjord and Fable. Their premium fragrance collection will fill your space with rich scents such as Apple and Smoke, Grapefruit Champa, and Oceanside Forrest. 

Stationery and More

Scribe Fine Papers

Shadyside

Why not impress your partner with a love letter from the heart? Pick up your materials at Scribe Fine Papers to create your own personalized card or browse their selection of vintage Valentine’s Day cards like the one photographed above. 

Kards Unlimited

Shadyside 

Kards Unlimited has a card for every occasion and experience but that’s not all you’ll find at this gift shop. Browse through eclectic decorations, best-selling novels, literary themed accessories, and so much more. You’re bound to find unique gifts with wit and humor. 

Wildcard

Lawrenceville

Cards, paper, stationery, bags, wallets, buttons, jewelry, t-shirts, craft supplies, original art… Wildcard truly has it all. This small business opened in 2009 and ever since has continued to grow their collection of specialty gifts for every type of person.

Story by Kylie Thomas / Antique Valentine Provided by Scribe Fine Papers

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