Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (February 14th for those who need a friendly reminder!), and once again we find ourselves madly *in love* with our community as you all try to shop local whenever possible. It’s true, holidays make the best excuses.
Not only does the shop local movement help Buffalo and Western New York’s economy and local businesses stay afloat during this extremely tough time, it generally results in better gift giving. And that’s a fact, Jack!
There are so many great spots to grab Valentine’s Day gifts locally, and in addition to the popular (for good reason) flowers and chocolates, we encourage you to think outside the box with your gift giving in 2021.
Here are some fantastic Valentine’s Day gift and experience ideas from Step Out Buffalo’s advertising partners and friends:
1. Mix And Match Case Of Any Wine From Vizcarra Vineyards At Becker Farms
From Becker Farms
Perfect for: The Wineo
Now through February 14th mix and match any case of wines from Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms for just $80! For more information visit beckerfarms.com/vizcarravineyards!
2. Sweet Heart Cheese & Charcuterie Board
From Board in Buffalo
Perfect for: The romance junkie or cheese lover
The “Sweet Heart Board” Board is a heart-shaped wooden board that includes a variety of different cheeses, meats, fruit, dips, sweets and Valentines Day Decor.
Starts at $65
3. Brookdog Fishing Trip
From Brookdog Fishing
Perfect for: The Outdoorsy Couple
A one day fishing trip for one couple. This 4-hour chartered fishing trip is designed to capitalize on these golden hours by being on the water during the high probability times – morning and evening. These trips are perfect for those anglers with limited time, like a couple looking for a little something different as a morning or evening outing.
5. Buffalo2U Valentine’s Day Box
Perfect for: The Buffalover
The limited edition Buffalo2U Valentine’s Day box includes: 1 Buffalo Love wine glass from CipShopBflo, 1 Buffalo charm bracelet from Buffalove Jewelry, 2 Crystal Beach Candy Co. Gourmet Loganberry suckers, 1 I love you more than Blue Cheese card from Tiny Buffalo Designs
$32.99 with free shipping.
6. Flower Bouquet Mug
From Designing Dish
Perfect for: The flower fan
A painted or unpainted mug filled with fresh flowers for your Valentine.
7. “I Love You Aloft” Staycation Package
From Ellicott Development’s Aloft Hotel at 500 Pearl
Perfect for: The couple who needs a relaxing change of scenery
Cherish the moment with one of our two packages offered Valentine’s Day Weekend at Aloft Downtown Buffalo. The “I Love You Aloft” Staycation Package includes a Guestroom, Cured Meats & Cheeses, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Red Roses & Bottle of Champagne
8. Couples Mini Photography Session & Book
From Jaimie Ellis Photography
Perfect for: The one who loves keepsakes
Enjoy a 30 minute couples mini session & leather-bound book with your favorite 20 images from the shoot. In studio or location of your choice.
9. Wisteria Mosaic Fireplace Earrings
From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
Perfect for: The story-lover
These beautiful custom earrings are inspired by the art glass mosaic, four-sided wisteria fireplace in the Martin House living room. The earrings are 100% hypoallergenic, 1.5″ in length, and come packaged in a gift box. Materials: Solid brass, giclee print, and hand gilded faux gold. Ear wires are gold plated.
10. Tom Ford His and Hers Sunglasses
From Peter Maeve
Perfect for: The stylish one
Made for men and women who appreciate well-made products, a Tom Ford frame showcases the wearer’s sophisticated sense of style. Tom Ford’s collection conveys luxury, glamour, and exclusivity. This his and hers pair with classic tortoise shell styling is perfect for you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day
11. Niagara Chocolate Truffles
From Niagara Chocolates
Perfect for: The Chocoholic
Fall in love with Niagara’s chocolate truffles this Valentine’s season! Choose between creamy Milk Chocolate truffles filled with a Dark Chocolate center, or try our rich Dark Chocolate truffles filled with a Dark Chocolate center! Both truffle boxes are 12oz containing 28 pieces, and $12 each!
12. Custom Hearted Stuffed Pizza From Pizza Plant
From Pizza Plant
Perfect for: The foodie
Stuff it with a bunch of goodies, name it in your words in ricotta, then eat it!
$19.79, extras $2.19
13. Valentine’s Day Themed Candles
From Rove Jewelry
Perfect for: The homebody
Valetine’s Day themed candles hand crafted locally in Buffalo, NY. This limited edition collection is sold online and in-store (while supplies last).
14. Likely – Tweed Jewel Dress
From RuthAnn Boutique
Perfect for: The one with great taste
Just like its name, our Jewel Dress is a gem! Perfect for a date night or a girls night, this dress features a pink multicolored tweed fabric, tiered skirt, and crew neck, ensuring a unique take on a classic silhouette.
15. Patsy’s Hemp Edibles
From Sativa Remedy
Perfect for: The one who needs to chill
Hemp-infused chocolates by Patsy’s Hemp. They’re a third-generation candy maker, based in Colorado, using high-quality hemp extract and natural ingredients. Perfect to help unwind in the evening or as a midday pick me up!
$2.50 – $25
16. Step Out Buffalo Wine Club – Monthly Subscription
Perfect for: The Wine Lover
Step Out Buffalo Wine Club’s Subscription offers a great way to try multiple wines, explore the profiles of varying wine-producing regions and discover new favorite varietals. Purchasers (Erie County residents only) can enjoy a single box or monthly deliveries of five (5) single-servings of various wines. Each serving of wine will be canned in a 6.3 ounce aluminum can, providing a slightly heavy pour; a typical glass of wine is just 5 ounces. Each delivery comes with tasting notes and information about the included wines in addition to home delivery. Order by Feb 5 to get delivery of physical box by Valentine’s Day.
3 Month Subscription – $127.50, 6 Month Subscription – $240, One time box – $45
17. The “How You Doin’?” Valentine Package
From The Sweet Whisk
Perfect for: The “Friends” fanatic
Includes (1) Chocolate Raspberry Petit Gâteau (Mousse Cake), (1) 6 Box of Assorted Heart Bon Bons (Raspberry Inspiration, Strawberry Inspiration, Guanaja 70% Dark Chocolate), (1) Box of 2 Assorted Macarons, (1) Éclair of choice. (Vanilla Bean, Caramel or Strawberries & Cream)
18. The Westin’s Getaway and Stay
From The Westin
Perfect for: The one who loves room service and a late checkout
Enjoy a three-course dinner for two from Patina 250 in the comfort of your guest room, along with breakfast for two the next morning and an extended check-out to 2 pm.
Refined luxury awaits you in the heart of Buffalo. With impeccable service and a host of helpful amenities, The Westin Buffalo is dedicated to making your staycation memorable. Enjoy a three-course dinner for two from Patina 250 in the comfort of your guest room, along with breakfast for two the next morning and an extended check-out to 2 pm. Stay local – and get away!
19. Iridescent Mermaid Tail Mug
From Earthbound Trading @ Walden Galleria
Perfect for: The artistic one
Enchant your morning with coffee or tea in this mermaid tail mug! Perfect for mermaid enthusiasts, this ceramic mug features a unique mermaid tail design and an alluring iridescent finish.
20. LEGO® CREATOR™ Bonsai Tree and Flower Bouquet
From The Lego Store @ Walden Galleria
Perfect for: The kid at heart
These new LEGO® Bonsai Tree and Flower Bouquet building kits make for unique gifts or mindful projects for anyone who loves trees, plants or building creatively with LEGO pieces. The Bonsai Tree includes a rectangular pot and a slatted LEGO® wood-effect stand with classic green leaves or vibrant pink cherry blossom blooms. The flower bouquet delivers a vibrant display of colors and shapes, inspired by real flowers like roses, snapdragons, poppies, asters, daisies and grasses. Both sets are easy to display as artwork on a desk, shelf or even as a table-centerpiece!
21. Volume 2 Bourbon and Rye Box
From Buffalo Booze Box
Perfect for: The Whiskey Connoisseur
Ten one ounce portions of different whiskeys from around the world packaged with fun facts and tasting notes about each one. Grab your favorite glass and get ready to enjoy a dram.
Want to get added to our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide? Contact us.
22. Valentine Gift Box by Buffalo Bead Bar
From Buffalo Bead Bar
Perfect for: The Girly-girl
Buffalo Bead Bar’s large Valentines Gift box includes Your choice of Gold or Silver Jewelry: a “Lock it down” necklace (16in filled chain), Mini Heart Huggies, a Heart explosion bath bomb, and a Buffalo Bead Bar silk scrunchie. All Gift boxes come gift wrapped as well with next-day shipping!
23. Valentine’s Day 6″ Mini Ice Cream Cake
From Cookies and Cream
Perfect for: The Ice Cream Lover
Don’t miss out on your chance to pre-order this sweet frozen treat, for the valentine in your life! Pre-orders will only be accepted until Friday, February 12th for Valentines Day pickup. This 6″ ice cream cake is filled with a layer of vanilla and a layer of chocolate ice cream. Along with your choice of either Heath, or Snickers bar filling! Show your love in a sweet way this year!