37 Local Gifts For Everyone On Your List This Holiday 2020

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on November 5, 2020

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Step Out Buffalo gift guide 2020
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.


Step Out Buffalo’s Holiday Gift Guide highlights 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 advertising partners. Keep reading to find something for everyone and at every price point, from food and drink lovers to home decor nuts, experience junkies, wellness aficionados, even the kiddos and Dads on your list. Plus, we’ve broken it all down by category.
Happy shopping local, Buffalo!


Hydrating Gel Mask

From Susan Naturally Day Spa
Perfect for dry, mature, sensitive, or weather-beaten skin. This cooling, quenching mask floods the skin with moisture and essential nutrients, repairs damage, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and revitalizes the skin for results you simply have to see and feel to believe.
$65 – Special Offer
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“The Balm” CBD Topical by Empire Hemp Co

From Sativa Remedy
Made from locally grown hemp and processed right here in WNY! This organic beeswax & coconut oil-based CBD topical is the perfect addition to your wellness routine! A blend of hemp extract and five other powerful botanicals like Arnica, Menthol & Camphor, The Balm comes packing with anti-inflammatory relief for achy muscles and joints. The convenient roll-up container allows for easy application and makes this CBD topical you can take on-the-go. Available in two sizes, a 0.5 oz (15ml) The Balm stick containing 300mg of CBD, and a 1.5oz (45ml) that contains 900mg of CBD. Pick up this gift for a loved one in your life today. Available online and in stores at Sativa Remedy hemp dispensary! Let us help you find your hemp Remedy.
$15 – 300mg/0.5oz, $50 – 900mg/1.5oz
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Signature Facial with Aromatherapy + 30 Minute Hand or Ear Reflexology Session

From Spa 400
Renew your skin. Refresh your senses. Balance your body. Relax this fall with a custom blended advanced skincare facial with aromatherapy. Also included is your choice of a 30 minute hand or ear reflexology session. Feel the results of increased vitality and rejuvenation!
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For Kids

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Micador jR Amazing Ideas Activity Paint Pack

From Hyatt’s All Things Creative
Micador jR was designed specifically for 3-8 year olds as the next step in their creative journey. At this stage, children begin looking for more diversity in their art exploration. Micador jR provides the tools that are perfect for this developmental stage, while still ensuring safety. This activity pack includes 20 projects complete with instructions and art materials. Includes Easy Wash paint, watercolor paint, brushes, paper tape, paper, and an activity booklet.
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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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For The Home

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Vintage glassware

From White Dog Vintage
Dress up your table with the sparkle of vintage glassware or give as a gift to add some shine to someone’s holiday! Come check out our home decor, clothes, gifts and all the other cool old shit inside white dog vintage shop, located at 1241 Hertel Ave.
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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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Superfan! Magnets Bobblehead Set OR Superfan! Magnets Whammy Weenie Set

From The Buffalo History Museum
Three whimsical magnets from The Buffalo History Museum’s former exhibit Superfan! Each magnet depicts a different sports artifact of the Greg D. Tranter Collection of Buffalo Bills Memorabilia painted by renowned Buffalo Artist A.J. Fries.
$11.95 for each 3 pack of magnets
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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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Holiday Hand & Body Gift Set

From Martinsville Soapworks
Martinsville Soapworks has taken two of their most popular products – the luxurious Hand & Body Lotion and the super-bubbly, 3-in-1 Hand & Body Wash – and packaged them up into the perfect holiday gift! Your choice of five amazing holiday scents – Christmas Memories, Candy Cane, Sugared Spruce, First Snowfall, or Holly Berry. If holiday scents aren’t your thing, the same set is available in everyday fragrances as well. Stop into the store to choose your favorites, order online for in-store pickup, or have your gift shipped anywhere in the USA.
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Handmade Bike-Themed Mugs

From Kickstand Culture
Each handmade stoneware mug is made one at a time without a potter’s wheel. Incredibly unique and beautiful, it will be your go-to mug!
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Welcome Holly Porch Board

From Cardsmart Greetings
All weather porch boards in a variety of holiday, everyday styles and Buffalo Bills styles! Can be hung or stood on your deck, patio, mudroom, entryway or man cave. Made in USA
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Buffalo Bills Single Flame Torch Lighter

From Buffalo Cigars
Light up in style with this awesome Buffalo Bills torch lighter. Limited availability, get yours while you can!
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The Buffalo Home Box

From Buffalo2U
Any true Buffalonian knows they need to show off their Buffalo pride at all times. The Buffalo Home Box is the perfect gift for anyone who has just bought a new house or simply needs more Buffalo spirit. All Buffalo Home Boxes orders include free shipping!
The Buffalo Home Box contains:

  • 1 Buffalo flag mug (Rusterior)
  • 1 Home Sweet Home Buffalo kitchen towel (Kitchstudios)
  • 1 Buffalo food coaster (Predmore Creations)
  • 1 Buffalo wooden magnet (BfloRefind)
  • 1 Buffalo throw pillow case (pillow not included) (Buffalove Jewelry)

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Fresh Fir and Warm Spice Fragrances

From Badding Bros Farm Market

Fresh fir and warm spice fragrances are a staple for the holiday season! Frasier Fir soy candles from Bedrock Tree Farm are all natural, pure soy wax, blended with essential oils from fresh fir needles. A beautiful gift for those that can’t have a fresh Christmas tree (or those who can’t get enough of the fresh Christmas tree scent!).

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For Food & Drink Lovers

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Watson’s Chocolates Gift Collection

From Watson’s Chocolates
The sweetest way to thank your customers this year is with Watson’s Chocolates! A gift of chocolate is always in good taste and with your brand on chocolate, you’ll leave that quality lasting impression. Check out our Gift Collection at for your holiday list or give us a call to discuss your custom chocolate order at 716-875-6643.
Prices vary
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Niagara Chocolates Holiday Boxed Gift Set

From Niagara Chocolates
This Niagara Chocolates Holiday Gift Box makes gift giving sweet and simple! Includes: 1 Solid Milk Chocolate Buffalo, 1 ten-pack of Niagara Candy Bars, 1 bag of double dipped milk chocolate Sponge Candy, 1 box of assorted chocolates, 1 bag of milk chocolate red and green foiled balls, and one solid milk or dark chocolate Ovation Break-A-Part. Box color random: White, Black, or Brown.
$50 (use code SOB20 at check out for 20% off your Gift Set!)
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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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Pita Gourmet E-Gift Card

From Pita Gourmet
Give a slice of the Mediterranean this holiday season with a gift card to Pita Gourmet good for any of their three locations including Williamsville, East Amherst, and Niagara Falls!
Price Varies
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Nickel City Brewz Gift Pack

From Nickel City BrewZ
Includes (1) Flight of (5) 5.5 oz glasses of draft, (1) 16 oz draft of the one you really liked, (1) 32 oz Crowler ToGo of the one you want to enjoy somewhere else, (1) 4 Pack of (4) 16 oz cans ToGo, (1) Food Item. Flight and 16 oz draft must be consumed on premise.
$62 ($69 value)
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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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Lockhouse Coffee Liqueur

From Lockhouse Distillery

Filled to the brim with complex roast notes and rich dark chocolate, this Coffee Liqueur is cold-infused to be as bold as it is balanced.
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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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Buffalo Gift Set

From Fowler’s Chocolates

This collection of notable Nickel City favorites features two pounds of Buffalo bliss and confirms something that all natives know….It’s Sweeter in Buffalo. A best-selling gift for those who miss the sweet taste of home. Available as an assortment, this collection of Buffalo favorites includes: 8 oz. Milk Chocolate Sponge Candy, 8 oz. Milk Chocolate Truffaloes, 8 oz. Mini Buffaloes, 1 oz. Solid Milk Chocolate Buffalo Head Nickel, and a ‘Sweet Taste of Buffalo’ Milk Chocolate Bar 2.25 oz.


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Oleamea Organic Olive Oils Gift Set

From Feel Rite Fresh Markets
Oleamea extra virgin olive oils are USDA organic, award winner, and high quality … Come try our oils today.
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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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Ski & Stay Packages from Swain

From Swain Ski Resort
Make someone’s Christmas special with a Ski & Stay Package from Swain Resort. Spend a beautiful weekend with us. Ski or ride all day and relax in the evenings in one of our charming slopeside inn units or condos. Call 607-545-6511 to make your reservation and for full details.
$218 (not including rentals)
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Lemon Drop Box

From Lemon Drop Gifts
Thoughtful gifts and personal gift notes delivered to her door! 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. The Fall Lemon Drop Box is shipping now and features some sweet treats from the Sweet Whisk!
$35/Box shipping included, *Checkout with “BUF15” for 15% Off*
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Adore Photo Studio

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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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Apparel & Accessories

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Smartwool For The Whole Family

From Snowflake Ski Shop
Smartwool is a must have for every adventurer, whether you’re on the snowy slopes or hiking a mountain! We have a great selection of socks, layering pieces and other accessories for women, men, and kids. Stop in and take a look for yourself to see all of the awesome colors and prints we have to offer! Available in store only.
$16.95 – $180
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Gucci Clubmaster Sunglasses

From Peter Maeve

The high-end designer fashion and on-trend popular styles of Gucci eyewear bring about a youthful, bold, and distinctive look. Gucci eyeglasses and sunglasses are the ideal choice for men or women with a self-confident attitude who know what they want. Schedule an eye exam and receive 20% OFF Gucci designer frames.

Price Varies
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Greylin- Lou Cozy Knit Gift

From RuthAnn Boutique
This is the perfect loungewear gift for any woman this year! Winters in the 716 can be crazy and this set is soft, cozy, and warm. This set is great for a cozy day at home or a day out with friends!
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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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Buffalo Studs

From Indie Twenty
Handmade by Indie Twenty with a little nod to the 716, these subtle earrings are great to throw on for game day but you might love them so much, you’ll wear them on the regular! Grab a pair for yourself and a gift for a friend. Because we just LOVE Buffalo, am I right!? #GoBills Save more! When you buy 2 pairs Features: Silver plated stainless steel posts.75” (19mm) Buffalo
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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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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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“A City Made of Love” Embroidered Nike Bag

From Step Out Buffalo x Artists
Step Out Buffalo x Artists November collection features Olivia Sharf’s “A City Made of Love” design, inspired by the straightforward, what you see is what you get, simplistic love that Buffalonians have for their city and fellow Buffalonians. One third of the proceeds from this campaign benefit The Arc Erie County New York, an organization that supports children and adults with disabilities, and their families, in achieving their desired quality of life by creating opportunities through comprehensive services.
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