Don’t wait until the last minute before the gift giving extravaganza of 2018 begins. Looking for that perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list? Get creative and head to one of Buffalo’s cultural institutions and browse through the unique offerings inside their gift shops! Handmade jewelry, funky garden art, science-y stuff your 6 year old will love… it’s all waiting for you inside Buffalo’s best galleries and museums. Maybe throw in a few admission passes or memberships in your loved one’s stockings while you’re at it!
Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Stocking an energetic and highly curated mashup of avant-garde pieces, books, children’s toys and puzzles, home accessories and whimsical jewelry, you could say this gift shop’s décor is worthy of its own spotlit white pedestal. The sculptural selection offers pieces you won’t want to leave without, and the jewelry is hand-made and utterly fanciful-chic.
1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo
716-882-8700 / albrightknox.org
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Shop for garden supplies and plants, as well as floral-themed jewelry and apparel. Everyone’s garden deserves an addition from the Gardens, whether it be live plants or funky garden art.
2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo
716-827-1584 / buffalogardens.com
Buffalo History Museum
This Buffalo History Museum’s shop offers items related to the history of Western New York and its people, such as postcards, posters, fine gift items, children’s books, and a wide selection of publications about Buffalo architecture, ethnic heritage, genealogy, the Arts & Crafts movement and Frank Lloyd Wright.
One Museum Court, Buffalo
716-873-9644 / buffalohistory.org
Buffalo Museum of Science
Showcasing a wide-range of science-related gifts, the Curiosity Shop has everything from educational but fun games and toys to extreme gadgets. Whether it’s a mummy hat or a set of geo crystals, your mad scientist will be set into motion!
1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo
716-896-5200 / sciencebuff.org
The Zootique is full of animal-themed items from around the world, as well as Buffalo Zoo branded T-shirts, sweatshirts, stuffed toys, postcards, calendars, mugs and educational toys. A Zootique gift can be the perfect way to remember your day at this charming zoo, which is set within the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park.
300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo
716-837-3900 / buffalozoo.org
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
An artfully curated collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home décor as well as fine jewelry, accessories and books. From replicas of the famous “Midway Garden Sprite” statues to beautiful Japanese Tea Sets, there is something for you and everyone on your list.
125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo
716-856-3858 / darwinmartinhouse.org
Burchfield Penney Art Center
While most museum gift shops are filled with knick-knacks and memorabilia, the Burchfield’s shop is filled with work by local artists. There are some seriously cool, collectible items to be found. The museum itself is known for showcasing cutting-edge artists and exhibitions, and the creativity obviously doesn’t stop at the art.
1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo
716-878-6011 / burchfieldpenney.org
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff estate, situated on the Lake Erie shore, was the former summer home to one of Buffalo’s prominent families. At its gift shop, browse through hundreds of Frank Lloyd Wright arts and crafts style items, including necklaces, apparel, household décor and many Graycliff exclusives.
6472 Old Lake Shore Rd, Derby
716-947-9217 / graycliffestate.org
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
The gift shop at the TR Site features everything from TR finger puppets, mustaches and spectacle shot glasses to historical books and Teddy bobble heads.
641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
716-884-0095 / trsite.org
Roycroft Copper Shop Gallery
You can experience the American Arts and Crafts Movement’s legacy today by shopping at the Roycroft Copper Shop, featuring hundreds of works by over 100 local, national, and international artisans including handmade jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, glass, prints and paintings.
31 South Grove St, East Aurora
716-655-0261 / roycroftcampuscorporation.com
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
From books to apparel and everything in between, this brand new gift shop helps to spread the museum’s message of powerful stories of struggle, hope and triumph, activism and community.
825 Depot Ave West, Niagara Falls
716-300-8477 / niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org