29 Fantastic Gifts to Get From Local WNY Businesses

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It is officially the holiday season here in WNY! If you’ve got a good handle on your gift giving strategy, cheers to you. If not, now’s the 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 29 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. “Keep Buffalo A Secret” Braille T-Shirt

From Aille Design

The iconic “Keep Buffalo A Secret” phrase is combined with tactile braille beadwork! Designs are made locally in Buffalo with and in support of the blind and visually impaired community. Braille clothing is a great gift for anyone who loves Buffalo.

$60 or 2 for $100 with code “SOB”

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2. Custom Laser Engraved iPhone Cases

From Blutusk Tech

Choose your iPhone model, wood color & design (custom & personalized designs are also available for an additional fee). Turn around time is 1-2 business days when the case is in stock.


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3. Tie Dye Sweatsuit Set – One for You, One for Your Besties

From EXB Apparel

The sweatsuit set you’ve been looking for. Handmade tie dye sweatsuit sets by EXB Apparel. Made one of a kind & made for you. Choose from multiple selections of colors & styles for a perfect gift. Start your holiday shopping with EXB’s cozy collections.


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4. Fred Frame

From Eyes Exclusive

Sunglasses great for Winter season in WNY when the glare from the sun reflects off of the snow.


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5. Mafia Stripes iPhone case & Apple Watch Band

From Store716

Show off your Mafia stripes on your Apple devices. Cases and watch bands available in multiple styles and sizes.

$20 each

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6. Kirk & Kirk Eyewear

From Visualeyes

Color-popping, geometric-shaped eyewear that’s as unique as the people who wear it.

$500 – $635

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7. Tickets to Buffalo Whiskey Riot

From Whiskey Riot

Give the gift of good times at the Buffalo Whiskey Riot Festival hosted by Step Out Buffalo & Tommyrotter Distillery on Saturday, February 18, 2023. This event is THE event of the year for whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious. General Admission tickets include admission to the event, samples of 200+ types of whiskey, a whiskey tasting glass to take home, and access to festival pop-up bars and the cigar-smoking tent. Experiences make the best gifts, don’t you agree?

Tickets start at $88.00 (incl. $5.40 Fee and $7.06 Sales Tax)

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8. 2023 Trail Pass From WNY Beer Trail

From WNY Beer Trail

Your passport to local craft beer! Get discounts on craft beer and other craft beverages at more than 50 locations around WNY!

$30 plus tax

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9. Horse Drawn Pub Crawl (3 hour event)

From WNY Horse Drawn Pub Crawls

Take some time to slow down and enjoy time with friends by gathering together and taking a horse drawn wagon ride from pub to pub on our custom built Pub Crawler. Build fun memories that will last for years to come.


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Food & Drink

10. Boozy Truffles

From Buffalo Artisan Food Traders

Let the kids have the supermarket candy, while you hide the good stuff out of reach. They’ve developed six new alcoholic flavored truffles, inspired by what they like to drink when given the chance.


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11. Kissed By The Sun Spices Holiday Gift Set

From Kissed by the Sun

Explore the unique and robust flavors of Kissed by the Sun with the ultimate combo pack. Included is their 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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12. 12 Wines of Christmas From Liberty Vineyards

From Liberty Vineyards & Winery

Calling all self-proclaimed wine connoisseurs and everyone shopping for wine-loving friends and family for the holidays this year: Liberty Vineyards & Winery has the perfect gift for you! Liberty Vineyards & Winery, a local winery in Sheridan, New York, wants to help you enjoy as many delicious wines as possible this Christmas. That’s why they’ve created 12 Wines of Christmas Box, an advent calendar-style gift that’s absolutely perfect for discovering new wines and ringing in the holiday season.

Sweet to Semi-Sweet – $150, Mixed – $165, Dry to Semi-Dry – $195

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13. CUR8ED Mixed Pack

From Magic Bear Beer Cellar

8 hand-picked beers from Certified Cicerone® Craig Altobello curated just for you. Every mixed pack is designed for your specific occasion & preferences. It’s the perfect holiday party complement or gift for the beer lover in your life!


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14. Holiday Smoked Meats & Cheese Box

From O’Brien’s West End Inn

Enjoy a selection of their handcrafted, house-smoked meats & cheeses! Their gift boxes and build-your-own smokey gifts are perfect for everyone on your shopping list!

Starting at $34

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15. 12 Box of Bonbons

From The Sweet Whisk

A box of twelve gourmet hand crafted melt in your mouth chocolate bonbons. Made from the freshest ingredients and the best of chocolate. Choose your flavors or let them give you their best!


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16. Fresh Evergreen Holiday Centerpieces

From Badding Farm

Beautiful & unique evergreen centerpieces, hand-made onsite at Badding Farm. Made from a mix of fragrant fir, pine, cedar, and boxwood and decorated in rustic, traditional, whimsical, or glitzy décor. Choose from a range of sizes & styles, or request a custom order!

$20 -$80

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17. Holiday Hostess Gift Box

From Boxed by Katie

Give the gift of Christmas Cheer with this fun holiday gift box from Boxed by Katie! This locally curated box includes a Shelf Gnome (your choice of green, red or gray), a Wooden “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” sign 5 Mini Christmas Trees for Shelf Decor, 5 Sparkly Snowflake Ornaments, a Christmas Candle, and a Hand Written Note.

$35 (free shipping)

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18. Buffalo Bath Mat

From Buffalo Gift Emporium

This bath mat is as practical as it is stylish. This is the perfect addition to any Buffalo fan’s bathroom! Show your spirit in style with this one of a kind Buffalo Bath Mat! 24″ × 17″ Hometown Team Bath Mat made with 100% memory foam microfiber and anti-slip backing


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19. Bills Platter

From Designing Dish

Give the gift of a 12″ Bills platter that you are able to paint with the Bills logo on it.


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20. Tree of Life Candle & Glass

From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Museum Store

Two items in one! Enjoy hours of this handcrafted, soy candle with a pleasing fragrance. Once you’re done burning the candle, you are left with an old fashioned glass with a design inspired by Wright’s Tree of Life art glass pattern.


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21. Everlasting Candle

From Harvest Lantern Home Decor

A luxurious and minimalistic steel candle that never melts – providing endless clean burning ambience to your home. Candlesticks come in 5 different finishes- Silver, Gold, Copper, Black and Champagne. We also offer 4 different vases in 2 styles.

$80 -$85

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22. Buffalo Foods Can Cooler & Tumbler Combo

From Maya’s Makings

Enjoy any 12 oz beer/soda cans, bottles, or seltzers in this can cooler wrapped in your favorite Buffalo foods! This tumbler also comes with a normal clear plastic lid and straw, so it can be used with hot or cold drinks. Each tumbler is handmade!


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23. Highmark Stadium Coasters

From Seven One Six Wood Design

A great stocking stuffer! Depicting the Bills home stadium, these coasters are laser cut, layered for visual depth and topped with acrylic for durability and a glossy finish. Measures at 4”x4”

$15 each

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Wellness & Self Care

24. Juice Trio

From Chapter Aesthetics

Chapter Aesthetic Studio’s Juice Trio! Three of our most popular pharmaceutical grade skincare serums.

  • Blue Juice: Quenches dehydrated skin for a supple, smooth complexion and all day moisture retention.
  • Green Juice: Soothes, hydrates, protects, strengthens and brings skin back into balance. Leaves skin looking brighter and more radiant.
  • Orange Juice: Improves the look of wrinkles, brightens skin’s complexion and supports the microbiome, with a protective antioxidant system that guards against free radical skin damage.


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25. Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oils

From Delonix Spa and Boutique

Cliganic Ultrasonic Aromtherapy Diffuser and Variety 12 Essential Oils


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26. Muscle Relief Cream

From KB Therapeutic

Their Muscle Relief Cream is made right in their studio. This cream is hand poured using coconut oil & bees wax, each jar is infused with hemp and camphor oil, menthol crystals & essential oils. The icy hot feeling provides immediate relief for all your aches.


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27. Himalayan Salt Lamp

From Southtown Salt Cave

Himalayan Salt lamps are a great addition to the home. While decorative, their soft glowing light also aids in relaxation and meditation. If you’ve never owned a salt lamp; it’s like having a radiating, natural source of fresh, clean air at your desk, in your living room or at your bedside. At Southtown Salt Cave, you will find salt lamps of varying shapes and sizes – from a smaller night light to carved pieces, we’ve got it!

$28 – $150

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28. Hydrafacial

From Tranquil Touch

Hydrafacials are a very effective facial treatment that is great for any skin type and any skin concern. Using a patented device to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin, this is the perfect gift for winter skin. With three different levels of treatment, it is designed to remove dead cells, dirt, debris, and impurities while clearing and smoothing.

Starting at $179

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29. Skin Healing Body Butter 12oz

From Tupelo Honey Spa

Made locally by our in-house herbalist Danni of Selenite and Sage, this nourishing body butter protects your largest organ (your skin) from the harsh Buffalo winter weather and keeps you soft and smooth! Our best selling locally made product!

$44 (Must purchase in store at 2330 Bowen Rd Elma NY 14059)

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