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10 Locally Designed Gift Ideas This Holiday Season


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Buffalo is home to all types of creatives, and Expo 68 – located inside the Eastern Hills Mall – is all about supporting the talent that’s right here in our neighborhood. This creative collective is encouraging you to think locally this holiday and as always, we’re here for it.

A gift from Expo 68 is supporting a fellow human’s dream, and each one is just as thoughtful as the next. As you’re making your list and checking it twice, keep this gift guide in mind.

 

 

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1. Wallet by Buffalo Made Company

Price: $44.99

Bulky wallets are out, minimalism is in. This 2-pocket piece holds the essentials aka ID and credit card. Plus, it’s designed by BMCO and locally made by Premo Leather in Jamestown. If you know someone who needs a simple leather cardholder in their life, this embossed one is just right.

 

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2. Olmsted Solid Cologne by Buffalo Made Company

Price: $17.99

This natural and rustic scent was inspired by architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and is made with bergamot, frankincense, and egyptian geranium essential oils as well as pure beeswax, african shea butter, and organic jojoba oil. This cologne is a thoughtful gift for someone you know appreciates a signature scent with a local story.

 

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3. Blackstone Necklace by Nox Corvum

Price: $449.99

The designer behind this brand is incredibly talented. Her pieces are hand woven featuring copper wire jewelry with carefully selected stones. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and timeless is every possible way.

 

 

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4. Moonstone Pendant by Billy P

Price: $324.99

Billy Prendergast is a jewelry designer and metals artist who creates utilitarian-inspired pieces. Every piece is interesting for a different reason. This hand fabricated sterling silver pendant necklace is perfect for someone who loves to wear a statement piece with a special story.

 

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5. Weave Salad Bowl with Tongs by Baun Galleries

Price: $295

This one-of-a-kind handcrafted salad bowl is much more than a bowl, it’s a unique work of functional art. The basket weave pattern is extremely intricate, making for a beautiful addition to any home. Plus, it’s food safe. A hostess with the mostest will love this piece.

 

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6. Hat by Love Beats Everything

Price: $24.99

Love makes the world go round. This brand is all about connecting people and remembering to share your love with others. And we love ourselves a message of local love. This adjustable hat was made locally by New Era.

 

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7. Aviator Watch by Heitis Watch

Price: $189.99

A watch makes a statement, especially one like this. The clean, elegant design pairs stainless steel and genuine leather flawlessly. If you’re looking for a high-end look, with an affordable price tag, here it is. This piece is sure to draw compliments, making it a clear 10/10 for gifting purposes.

 

 

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8. Uptown Hobo Purse by SewREDI

Price: $149.99

This bag supports a special mission. The beautiful traditional Nepali fabric is hand­ loomed by local artisans from Buffalo’s refugee community. The hand stamped leather charm with a Buffalo is a beautiful reminder of its roots.

 

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9. Roll Bottle Opener by Umbra Shift

Price: $29.99

This beautiful piece by Umbra, who’s US Headquarters is located in Buffalo, is cast from solid brass. The design is far from that of the average bottle opener so much so it may find itself on your vanity sooner than the kitchen drawer. This stocking stuffer is ideal for the stylish beer drinker in your life. 

 

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10. Hammock Accessory Organizer by Umbra

Price: $17.99

Who said staying organized can’t be stylish too. This beauty is made of gray sueded microfiber and metal wire, and looks great on display. The three pockets are perfect for storing everyday items like glasses,
scarves, and accessories. And it’s easy to mount on a wall.

 

Gifting from a local place just feels special. And that’s because it is. Each one of these gifts has a local story to tell, and you won’t find that at every department store.

 

Expo68

Located inside the Eastern Hills Mall

4545 Transit Rd., Williamsville

expo68.com

 

This article is a paid promotion by one of our advertisers. With these paid articles our goal is to share valuable information with our readers that we think you’ll find useful and interesting.

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