Step Out Buffalo's Last Minute *Local* Gift Guide 2020

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on December 4, 2020

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It’s go time, Buffalo! Gift giving season is here and shopping local is the trend of the year.
Not only does the shop local movement help Buffalo and Western New York’s economy and local businesses stay afloat, it’s also the perfect way to level up your gifting game in 2020. Why? Because gifts purchased from small businesses come with a story behind them and nothing says thoughtful like a gift with a story.


Step Out Buffalo’s Last Minute 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 art and home decor to unique experiences, specialty food and drink, apparel and accessories, wellness finds and more! Plus, we’ve broken it all down by category.
Happy shopping local, Buffalo!



123 Glow Kit

From Susan Naturally Day Spa
1-2-3 Glow is a professional home treatment and hydrating facial kit with instant results. Brought to you by holistic beauty guru, Susan Ciminelli, 123 Glow is a 3-step, 30 minute, at home-treatment that works on all skin types. It will leave your skin feeling nourished, moisturized, and brighter. This is the perfect stocking stuffer!
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Photo courtesy of Sativa Remedy

“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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Faber Castell Hexo Black Rollerball & Ballpoint Tin Set

From Hyatt’s All Things Creative
The Hexo pen line from Faber-Castell features a distinct hexagonal shape made of anodized aluminum and metal accents. This gift set contains a Black Rollerball and Ballpoint pen in a tin. Both pens have black metal spring-loaded clips. The Rollerball cap is also hexagonal and the Ballpoint has a twist-mechanism. Each is fitted with refills – black ink refill with ceramic tip for the Rollerball and a large-capacity black refill with width B for the Ballpoint
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Photo courtesy of The Rusty Button Shop

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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For Kids

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Baby Bums

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

Queen City Soap Co.

From White Dog Vintage
Enjoy the scent of a Buffalo favorite, sponge candy! But now in Soap, Lotion or Candles. 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.
$8.50 – $12.00 – $15.00
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Photo courtesy of The Buffalo History Museum

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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Photo courtesy of Nest In The Village

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 Martinsville Soapworks

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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Photo courtesy of Cardsmart Greetings

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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Hand-Rolled Los Martinez Cigars

From Buffalo Cigars
Buffalo Cigars is the exclusive distributor of the highly sought after Los Martinez cigars. These delicious sticks are hand-rolled by Buffalo Cigars’ own Master Cigar Roller, Nicolas Martinez who has over 40 years of experience working for some of the greatest cigar manufacturers in the world.
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Photo courtesy of Buffalo2U

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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Photo courtesy of Badding Bros Farm Market

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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Green Gorilla Cbd Face Creme and Hand & Body Lotion

From Feel Rite Fresh Markets
Recover, restore and relax. This luxurious CBD body lotion instantly renews skin with a potent blend of resveratrol, grape cell extract, and CoQ10 for long-lasting, deep hydration.
Price varies
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For Food & Drink Lovers

Holiday Gift Baskets

From Watson’s Chocolates
Holiday gifs for friends & family, we offer curbside pickup at our 8 WNY shops and shipping from our website Shop early and shop local!
$34.95 – $36.95
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Photo courtesy of Sweetworks Confections

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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Photo courtesy of The Sweet Whisk

6 Box of Bon Bons

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 Pita Gourmet

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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Photo courtesy of Nickel City BrewZ


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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“Serpentine” 9″ K-Tip Sujihiki (Slicer) – Get 10% Off!

From Nice Handmade Knives

One-of-a-kind Custom Slicer that is perfect for the home cook or grill master in your life. This is a beast of a knife handmade in Hamburg NY.
$427.50 (was $475)
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Photo courtesy of Lockhouse Distillery

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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Photo courtesy of Kissed by the Sun

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 Fowler’s Chocolates

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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Photo courtesy of Buffalo Distilling

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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Family Four Pack

From Swain Ski Resort
Looking for a great winter activity for the entire family this season? Pick up a Family Four Pack at Swain Resort. Just $24/lift ticket, from 4pm to close, every Saturday & Sunday. *Must purchase in person during regular ski season*
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Holiday 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. Holiday shipping starts December 7th.
$35/Bo shipping included, *Checkout with “BUF15” for 15% Off*
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Gift Certificate

From Adore Photo Studio
Adore Studio Gift Certificate, give the gift of a portrait session this holiday season. With purchase of a gift certificate receive a $100 bonus print credit. This print credit may be used towards prints and products from your gifted session.
$100 or more
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Apparel & Accessories

Hotronic Bootdoc Heat Socks

From Snowflake Ski Shop
Keep all of the people on your list warm this holiday season with heated socks from Hotronic or Action Heat! Both of these socks feature rechargeable batteries and washable socks to keep you warm and cozy all winter long. These are great to wear on the slopes, but also at football games or hunting!
$130 – $279
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26 Shirts

From Rove Jewelry
Locally made Buffalo unisex shirts. Each shirt sold supports a special cause or foundation.
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Photo courtesy of Peter Maeve

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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Cupcakes & Cashmere- Celestia Faux Fur Coat

From RuthAnn Boutique
Feel-good faux fur adds a glam attitude to this snowy white coat styled with wide lapels and cut to a versatile, knee-covering fit. This product has a 44″ length with double-breasted button.
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Photo courtesy of Queen City Vintage

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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Earth Stoned, Raw Gemstone Necklace

From Indie Twenty
Handmade by Indie Twenty, this 18K Gold Plate necklace features a Natural Raw Gemstone that is small but mighty. Which stone speaks to you? Which stone will support someone you love? Designed in 2 different lengths with your choice of stone. There is Amethyst, for Anxiety Relief, Moldavite, to Accelerate Spiritual Growth, Pink Sapphire for Heart Strengthening, Aquamarine to support Overwhelm and Citrine to aid in Manifestation. It makes a great stocking stuffer to bring encouragement.
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Photo courtesy of Buffalove Apparel

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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Great Lakes Tote Bag

From Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
Use this reusable Great Lakes tote bag at the grocery store and wherever else you feel like it!
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Zubflo Design Merchandise

From Buffalo Icon Apparel
Celebrate on Gameday wear our zoo striped buffalo football design! Offered in Mens and Womens’ t-shirts and hoodies.
$24.99 – $39.99
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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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One Merry Mother Red Plaid Pajama Pants

From Banky Girl Creations
Professionally printed with white ink on super soft red plaid flannel pajama pants. 100% ringspun cotton. Elastic waistband and functional drawcord. Machine wash cold and hang to dry for best results.
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“Buffalo 6-Pack” Crewneck

From Step Out Buffalo x Artists

Step Out Buffalo & WNY Artists are teaming up to bring you a new limited edition, Buffalo-born design benefiting a different local charity each month. December’s collaboration features the “Buffalo 6-Pack” design by Marinette Kozlow of Inspired Buffalo and proceeds benefit WNY non-profit UB HEALS (Homeless health, Education, Awareness, and Leadership in Street medicine), a Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (JSMBS) Street Medicine outreach initiative with the mission to increase access to health care among the homeless population of Buffalo, NY by directly improving their overall health and influencing medical education.

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