36 Fantastic Gifts to Get From Local WNY Businesses

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on November 5, 2021

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Part 2 of the 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is here, WNY! If you got a good handle on your gift giving strategy thanks to Part 1 of our gift guide, cheers to you. If not, now that Halloween is over, it’s time to start thinking a bit more seriously about that looming list.

To make it a bit less stressful, we’ve pulled together a list of 36 awesome gift ideas, broken up by category below. As usual, we at Step Out Buffalo believe the best gifts you can give are ones that come from local artisans, shops and businesses. Plus, giving locally purchased gifts often comes with a great story to tell as you’re giving – whether you’re showing up to a holiday party, hostess gift in hand, or sitting around the tree on Christmas morning, nothing warms up the room like the feeling of supporting your neighbor’s business.

Throughout this Step Out Buffalo holiday gift guide you’ll find a long list of products and services that make fantastic gifts for friends, family and hosts – all from Step Out Buffalo’s local small business partners. Whether you’re looking for the perfect item, unique gift set or relaxing experience, keep reading!

Apparel & Accessories

1. Buffalo Bills Rally Towel

From BFLO Store

The official rally towel of Buffalo road games! Nobody travels better than Bills Mafia, and now you can show your home team spirit at away games too! A portion of proceeds from every sale go directly to Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo; AND the Nashville Children’s Alliance.


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2. Traditional BuffaLove Adult Face Mask

From Buffalove Apparel

Masks are available in Red, White, Royal Blue, Grey, Navy Blue, Black, Pink, Burgundy, Light Blue and Purple.


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3. Josh Allen Buffalo Potato Sweatshirt

From HoneyBee Ivy Creations

Cute and comfy crewneck sweatshirt with unique design! (Design can be done in glitter or matte — request in notes!) All crewneck sweatshirts are UNISEX SIZING — This means that they run a little bit bigger. Choose your typical size for a little bit of an oversized fit, or size down for your typical size.


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4. Loyal To My Soil Tee

From Loyal T Co.

A perfect tee for any true Buffalonian.


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5. Cozy Sweaters

From Rove Boutique and Gifts

Cozy up in a sweater this holiday season. We carry sizes small through 3xl. Cable knits, chenille, turtlenecks, and cardigans!


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6. Greylin Elsa Faux Fur Jacket

From RuthAnn Boutique

Be effortlessly stylish in this soft, blush jacket. A perfect addition to any cold-weather wardrobe, the Elsa jacket adds a dash of glam to any outfit!


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7. Flylow Clothing

From Snowflake Ski Shop

Our line up of Flylow snow gear will keep both men and women comfortable and stylish on the mountain all season long. Their two-layer hard shell construction features a waterproof outer layer and synthetic down insulation layer, letting you stay warm and dry all day. Moreover, their three-layer shell construction will keep you dry on even the dampest days! We carry a range of Flylow styles to suit every skier and boarder out there.

$190 – $240

8. Holiday Pajamas for the Whole Family

From Snyder General Store

Our holiday pajamas are the softest and coziest and best of all, we have sizes for the whole family.


9. Designer Sunglasses

From Visualeyes

The perfect pair of shades makes stepping outside your favorite. Our collection features internationally-craved frames that retail in premium boutiques in select cities. Shades you won’t find anywhere else in Buffalo.

$130 and up

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For Food & Drink Lovers

10. The Crowd Pleaser Variety 6-Pack

From Elmhurst 1925

So many amazing new flavors, so little time. Caramel, Pistachio, Pumpkin Spice – why miss out on any of them when you can enjoy them all!  Get the variety pack with a treat for every coffee lover this season, featuring all 3 of our new Oat Creamer flavors. This pack includes: 2x Pumpkin Spice Oat Creamer, 2x Caramel Macchiato Oat Creamer, 2x Pistachio Crème Oat Creamer 


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11. Johnson Estate Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir, Quince Paste and Sharp Cheddar Cheese

From Johnson Estate Winery

Pair estate-made quince paste and sharp cheddar with our Provençal-style dry rosé made from estate-grown Pinot Noir grapes for a delicious bite!


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12. Ultimate Spice Combo Pack

From Kissed by the Sun

Explore the unique and robust flavors of Kissed by the Sun with our ultimate combo pack. Included is our full line of signature organic seasoning blends at a discounted price!


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13. Football Fantasy – Buffalo Bills Deluxe Cookies To Decorate Kit

From Cookies to Decorate

This kit will contain 15 cookies, 4 bags of decorator icing (Red, White, Blue, and Brown), and 4 bags of edible decorations in coordinating colors.


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14. Risk It! From OSB Ciderworks

From OSB Ciderworks

What do you get for the person that has everything? That secret Santa that you got roped into, even though you said you would never do it again! Get them a can of “Risk it,” a game from OSB Ciderworks. Rules: A. Turn it in unopened for a Crowler full of your favorite cider or… B. Crack it open and pour out the rainbow rice for a CHANCE to win something better. But are you willing to risk it??


Located for purchase at 17 Main Street Buffalo, NY

15. Box of 6 Hand Crafted Chocolate Bon Bons

From The Sweet Whisk

A box of six gourmet hand crafted melt in your mouth chocolate bon bons. Made from the freshest ingredients and the best of chocolate.


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Gift Boxes

16. Holiday Booze & Book Box

From Bookmarks & Breadsticks

Calling all self-proclaimed bookworms and gourmet-loving foodies: Read It and Eat is the foodie bookish subscription box of your dreams. The holidays are just around the corner and who doesn’t love a good drink with good friends?


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17. Custom Buffalo Gift Box

From Buffalo2U

Build a personalized gift box for that special Buffalonian this holiday season. Choose items from local Buffalo restaurants, shops and artists and we’ll ship it to them for free!

Price varies

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18. Bird Lover’s Box

From Lemon Drop Gifts

A great gift for the nature lover on your list. Each Bluebird Cafe Birdfeeder is made from natural stoneware and recycled glass beads and paired with a cute little bag of three handmade bird seed eggs. Make your gift special with a personalized photo gift note, it’s included in the price.


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For the Home

19. Christmas Yard Stakes

From Buffalo Brew Fab

Get into the Christmas spirit with locally-made winter-friendly decor! Our Christmas-themed yard stakes are professionally powder coated and made to be displayed all winter long! Available in multiple styles and colors.


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20. Buffalo Bath Mat [24″x17″]

From Buffalo Gift Emporium

This bath mat is as practical as it is stylish – the backingkeeps the bath mat firmly in place and reduces the risk ofslipping. Show support for your Buffalo hometown team! This Bath Mat measures 24″x17″. Shipping in US for +$5.99.


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21. Lighted Christmas Tree Gnome

From Designing Dish

A lighted Christmas Tree Gnome including painting and Firing Fees From Designing Dish.


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22. Martin House Atom Brick Building Set

From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House

The Atom Brick set highlights the Prairie Style design of our beautiful Martin House and allows a builder to experience the extensive layout of all of the historic structures on the estate.


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23. Framed Buffalo

From Hearts Gift Shop

Handmade by local artist Fatto con L’Amore. Custom framed black Buffalo on a gold background in a black frame. Perfect for bedroom or living room décor. Custom orders always available.


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24. Candida Pillow

From Roycroft Campus’ Copper Shop Gallery

Handmade Pillow by Artist, Nora Hessayon – The Copper Shop Gallery features the work of over 100 local and international artists as well as a wide variety of home goods and unique gifts. Shop online 24/7 or in-store Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11am to 5pm.


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25. Holiday tea towel and cutting board

From Spruce On Main

This holiday themed tea towel set and cutting board is the perfect gift for the holiday season! Spruce has several cutting boards and tea towels to choose from!


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26. “Plaid Buffalo” Holiday cards

From White Rabbit Design

“Over the river and through the woods” Our buffalo with his bright green toque has places to be. True Buffalonians don’t let snow deter them! Cards are blank inside for your message. Set of 5 identical cards with envelopes.


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For Kids

27. Wine Glass Sippy Cups

From Adrienne Grace Co

White Spout and Reale Sommelier Sippy Cup.


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28. The Hometown Herd Kids Bag

From Hometown Herd

The Kids Bag includes: Buffalo skater sticker, Buffalo squeeze toy, Kids activity book, Issa’s Cinnamon pita chips, Rosser’s Ridge maple drops.


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29. Handmade Wooden Toys

From Valley View Cheese

At Valley View Cheese find gift items for all ages and interests, from handmade toys and books for the youngest ones, yummy foods like local Bourbon Barrel Maple syrup, hand sewn quilts to cuddle under, an assortment of leather products anyone would love and so much more.

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30. Melissa and Doug Craft Kits

From Windsor Village Artisan & Antique Market

Sprout Toys at Windsor Village Artisan & Antique Market carries a wide variety of educational toys for tots to teens.


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Wellness & Self Care

31. Beauty Organix Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide Serum Bundle

From Beauty Organix

Hyaluronic Acid plumps skin and improves collagen production, while Niacinamide balances oil production and refines pores.


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32. Holiday Glow Gift Set

From Buffalo Gal Organics

Special gifting edition of our best selling every day glow mask and serum


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33. Organic CBD Oil

From Head & Heal

If it’s your first time taking CBD, we recommend starting with our 600mg CBD oil. Made with our USDA Certified Organic Full Spectrum CBD Oil and Organic Certified MCT Oil.

  • 600mg CBD per bottle
  • 20mg CBD per dropper  

There are 30 droppers in the bottle, so if you take 1 dropper per day, this bottle should last a month.


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34. Relax & Rejuvenate Spa Treatment

From Spa 400

Relax. Refresh. Rejuvenate. Enjoy this 90 minute luxurious spa treatment that includes a Refresher Facial, Upper Body Massage, a Back Exfoliation, and a Back Massage featuring warm towels and aromatherapy.


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35. IPL Photo Facial

From New Image Anti-Aging and Laser Treatment

Diminish dark spots and other signs of premature aging for a more youthful, radiant complexion.


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36. Hydrafacial Gift Certificate

From The Center Medical Spa

This multi step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while simultaneously replenishes vita nutrients including antioxidants, peptide sand hyaluronic acid.


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