29 Perfect Local Gifts to Give This Holiday Season 2020

City Guide, Shopping


Written by SOB Creative

Published on October 2, 2020

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If you’re already thinking ahead to the holidays, you’re not alone. The warm and fuzzy feeling of the holiday season, it something positive to look forward to – as long as you’re planning ahead when it comes to gift giving that is!
If you’re working on upping your gift giving game in 2020, we can’t encourage you enough to consider shopping local whenever possible. Personally, we love that gifts purchased from small local businesses come with a story behind them and the fact that so much of your money spent stays in our local community, keeping Buffalo and Western New York’s small business community alive, especially at a time like this.


In this early bird holiday gift guide we’re highlighting a long list of products and services that’ll make fantastic gifts for your friends and fam, all from Step Out Buffalo’s small local business partners. You’ll find something for everyone and at every price point, from Buffalovers and foodies, to plant parents and boss babes, fashionistas and adventure seekers. Whether you’re looking for the perfect item or an experience that will wow ’em, keep reading!
Adore Photo Studio

Photo courtesy of Adore Photo Studio

1. Headshots & Business Branding

From Adore Photo Studio
Photography for Buffalo’s professionals that are ready to take their career to the next level. For industry leading entrepreneurs, creative professionals, actors / models and businesses teams. Power up your Personal Brand & Businesses with my Signature Branding Portrait Session!
Starting at $250
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Photo courtesy of Badding Farm

2. Novelty Plant Pots

From Badding Bros Farm Market
Unique plant pots for the houseplant lover in your life. A wide variety of face pots and animal pots that would make a cute addition to any collection.
$9.99 – $19.99
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Photo courtesy of Bliss Bridal

3. Frida Cardigan

From Bliss Bridal

The Frida Cardigan is a must-have staple for your fall/winter wardrobe! Made of soft, fuzzy yarn, it is cozy and stylish. It features a slightly cropped length and balloon sleeves.
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Photo courtesy of Buffalo Baby Bums

4. Cloth Diapering 101 Class

From Buffalo Baby Bums
Whether you’re not sure about cloth diapering or want to be empowered to have a successful cloth diaper experience, this is for you!
Class participants receive a 10% discount on starter packages and discounts on several retail items. We will go over everything from cloth diaper systems/styles, how to launder, cloth diapering on the go and way, way more.
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Photo courtesy of Buffalo Cigars

5. Chateau Glasstop 20 count humidor

From Buffalo Cigars
This beautiful humidor holds up to 20 of your favorite sticks. Available with Buffalo Cigars logo engraving or a plain glass top (custom engraving also available)
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Photo courtesy of Buffalo Distilling

6. One Foot Cock Original Krupnik

From Buffalo Distilling
Buffalo’s original Polish style Krupnik starts with our delicious grain to glass Vodka as its base. We then use local honey (a lot!) and special spices to create a Krupnik the world has never seen or tasted before. The flavor and body are truly resplendent.
$30 (750ml Bottle)
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Photo courtesy of Buffalo2U

7. Build Your Own Buffalo2U Gift Box

From Buffalo2U
Customize your own 2, 3, 5 or 7 item Buffalo gift box. Choose from over 60 items from local artisans, stores and restaurants. This is the perfect gift for Buffalonians near and far. All orders receive free shipping.
$19.99 – $49.99
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Photo courtesy of Buffalove Apparel

8. BuffaLove Adult Face Mask

From Buffalove Apparel

We’ve got you covered! Show your love of our community by wearing our very comfortable BuffaLove Mask!
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9. Winged Buffalo Rock Glass

From Cardsmart Greetings
Our collection of Buffalo themed glassware was created and designed by a local artist. They make wonderful new home gifts; Christmas, birthdays, graduation gifts and Father’s Day presents. Laser etched designs are inspired by Buffalo landmarks, local high schools, colleges, and Buffalo art.
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Photo courtesy of Indie Twenty

10. Moon Phase Earrings

From Indie Twenty
Gorgeously crafted crescent moons create movement and are adored for their boho vibe. Just like the moon, the featured stone, Lapis Lazuli, harmonizes the body, mind, and spirit while opening the heart to love. These earrings are handmade, lightweight, and make the perfect gift.
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Photo courtesy of Spa 400

11. Venus Freeze Face Lift Facial

From Spa 400
Enjoy the beauty of youthful looking skin! This unique facial includes a skin care analysis and a Venus Freeze neck and eye lift contouring treatment. It also incorporates a deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation for a relaxing and effective fall skin care treatment.
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Photo courtesy of Kickstand Culture

12. Time to Ride: Bamboo and Bicycle Chain Wall Clock

From Kickstand Culture
With a bold tire tread and an encouraging “Time to Ride” message engraved onto the bamboo, this wall clock is finished with a recycled bicycle chain. Gift boxed and AA battery included.
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Photo courtesy of Kissed by the Sun

13. Kissed By The Sun Spices Ultimate 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! Includes: Seasoned Sea Salt, Black Pepper & Herbs, Everything Bagel Seasoning, Sweet & Hot Peppers, Garlic N Herbs, Sunny Island, Ragin’ Cajun & Sizzlin’ Steak.
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Photo courtesy of Lemon Drop Gifts

14. Lemon Drop Box

From Lemon Drop Gifts
Send her a little gift box of love this holiday or all-year long! Each Lemon Drop Box is packed with 3 – 5 gift items and you make it special with a personal gift note. Upload a photo and include a message, we have over 100 gift note templates to choose from. Shipping for the Fall Lemon Drop Box starts on October 15th.
$35/Box shipping included
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Photo courtesy of Nest In The Village

15. Buffalo Trio Pillow

From Nest In The Village
Pro tip! You can get this item free with a $200 purchase.
$45 (Free with $200+ Purchase, limit one per customer)
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Photo courtesy of Nice Handmade Knives

16. Custom Handmade Kitchen Knife

From Nice Handmade Knives

Custom handmade kitchen knife made in the heart of Hamburg, NY. Together we will be designing a kitchen knife specifically for you or the luckiest person you know. We will work out exactly what your knife will be. Throughout the process, we will communicate through each step so you can follow along with the journey your knife takes to get into your hands and onto your board.
$325 – $500
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Photo courtesy of Nickel City BrewZ

17. Crowler-A-Week

From Nickel City BrewZ
One 32 oz Nickel City BrewZ Crowler of your choice each week (Wed-Sun) for 52 weeks.
$650 ($130 off regular price of $780)
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Photo courtesy of Peter Maeve

18. Prada Collection

From Peter Maeve
While being luxurious and elegant in design, Prada focuses on functionality as well. In their designer prescription glasses, Prada uses cutting-edge technology spawning from state-of-the-art laboratories in Italy.
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Photo courtesy of Queen City Vintage

19. Vintage Buffalo Bills Sweatshirt

From Queen City Vintage
We have hundreds of Bills sweatshirts from the last 30 years available online or in store! Perfect for the season and any member of Bills Mafia!
$45 – $75
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Photo courtesy of RuthAnn Boutique

20. Python Faux Suede Coat

From RuthAnn Boutique
A classic faux suede trench with a bit of an edge in a snake print makes for effortless luxury this fall.
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Photo courtesy of Sativa Remedy

21. 3Chi Delta 8 THC Cartridge

From Sativa Remedy
The holidays can be a stressful or anxious for time you and your loved ones. Fear not! At Sativa Remedy, we are dedicated to helping you find your hemp Remedy. Experience natural relief and the joy of the holidays with 3Chi’s Delta-8 THC cartridges. Third party tested, vetted, and verified for potency and safety. No fillers or articial additives like VG, PG, or MCT. Click on the link below to learn about Delta-8 THC and let Sativa Remedy help you find your hemp Remedy this holiday season.
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Photo courtesy of Susan Naturally Day Spa

22. Travel Essential Skincare Package

From Susan Naturally Day Spa
Take care of your skin and maintain the Ciminelli Glow while away from home with travel-sized Susan Ciminelli Skincare products. Included in the package are Cleansing Milk, Algae Deep Cleanse, Hydrating Formula Oil, Marine Lotion, Seawater, and Power C Moisturizer. The perfect sizes for travel!
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Photo courtesy of Swain Ski Resort

23. All Day Lift Ticket Packs

From Swain Ski Resort
Surprise everyone on your list with a lift ticket to Swain Resort! Lift ticket and lesson packs on sale through October 9th! Fully transferable. Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Starting at $129
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Photo courtesy of The Sweet Whisk

24. Box of Gourmet Handcrafted Chocolates

From The Sweet Whisk
A box of six gourmet handcrafted melt in your mouth chocolate bon bons. Made from the freshest ingredients and the best of chocolate. Choose your flavors or let us give you our best!
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Photo courtesy of The Buffalo History Museum

25. Makers, Moments & Memorabilia: A Chronicle of Buffalo Professional Sports

From The Buffalo History Museum
This book, a product of the collaboration between The Buffalo History Museum and Western New York Heritage and authored by Greg Tranter, features the stories of Buffalo professional sports told through artifacts, photos, and narratives from its earliest beginnings in 1857 to today.
$25 + shipping (also available in-store)
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Photo courtesy of The Rusty Button

26. Original Artwork From the Rusty Button Shop

From The Rusty Button Shop
Explore one-of-a-kind pieces from artists from the WNY and Syracuse area! The Rusty Button Shop is located at 650 Main Street in East Aurora.
Price varies
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Photo courtesy of Watson’s Chocolates

27. A Pound of Sponge Candy

From Watson’s Chocolates
Considered Buffalo’s Best, Watson’s Sponge Candy is crispy, tender chunks of caramelized spun sugar drenched in our wonderfully creamy chocolate, made from Fair Trade Certified cocoa. Visit one of our 8 WNY locations for our famous Sponge Candy and lots of other seasonal treats! To send your friend some Buffalove (a.k.a. Watson’s Sponge Candy) or for locations & store hours visit us online at
$23.95 for a pound of Buffalo’s Best Sponge Candy
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Photo courtesy of White Dog Vintage

28. Vintage Candlestick Holders with Apothecary Bottle Matches & Vintage Bud Vase

From White Dog Vintage
From the seasoned vintage lover, to that “hard to buy for” person, unique candlestick holders and accessories are the perfect gift! Come check out our home decor, clothes, gifts and all the other cool old shit in white dog vintage at 1241 Hertel Ave.
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Step Out Buffalo x Artists Crewneck

29. “We Got This” Crewneck (Adult & Youth)

From Step Out Buffalo x Artists
Step Out Buffalo x Artists October collection features the “We Got This” design by artists Alexa & Edreys Wajed from Eat Off Art. The design is mean to be a positive affirmation during unprecedented times – encouragement, togetherness and strength in three words – “We Got This”. Plus, one third of the proceeds benefits WNY non-profit UPward Design For Life, an organization that furnishes homes and transforms lives for those in need.
$32.99 (Adult) / $22.99 (Youth)
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Do you have a small local business who wants partner with Step Out Buffalo to advertise your products this holiday season? Contact us!

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