Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list? Get creative and head to the gift shops (or shop online) at one of Buffalo’s many cultural institutions to browse through their unique offerings! 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. While you’re at it, consider a donation in your loved one’s name or a membership as a thoughtful gesture of support.
Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY
From replicas of the famous “Nike” statue to stylish home decor and accessories, there is something for you and everyone on your list at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House. Plus, in 2023, there is a collection of gifts related to their new exhibit, Thought Built: The Imperial Hotel at 100, including limited edition notecards featuring the Japanese woodblock prints of the Martin House.
716-856-3858 / Shop online: martinhouse.com/shop
Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY
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. In 2023, the online store also offers Buffalo history lovers the opportunity to turn your favorite old photo of Buffalo, from the Museum’s archives, into keepsakes like a puzzle, blanket, mousepad, refrigerator magnet, wall art, or a coffee mug. The Museum works with the third-party vendor SmugMug to facilitate. Learn more here: Give the Gift of Buffalo This Holiday Season
716-873-9644 / Shop online: buffalohistory.org
Buffalo AKG Art Museum
1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY
Located immediately inside the Hoyt Lake entrance into the 1962 Knox Building of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, the Shop offers a wide variety of books, home decor, stationery, prints, exhibition merchandise, local artisans, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and children’s items. And, members enjoy exclusive double discount days in the Shop in which you save 20% on all purchases made starting November 24-26, 2023, and every Friday through December 22, 2023.
716-270-8231 / buffaloakg.org
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY
Shop for garden supplies and plants, as well as floral-themed jewelry and apparel. Everyone’s garden deserves an addition from the Botanical Gardens, whether it be live plants or funky garden art.
716-827-1584 / buffalogardens.com
Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY
While most museum gift shops are filled with knick-knacks and memorabilia, the Burchfield Penney Art Center’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.
716-878-6011 / Shop online: burchfieldpenney.org
300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY
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.
716-837-3900 / buffalozoo.org
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY
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.
716-884-0095 / Shop online: trsite.org
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff
6472 Old Lake Shore Rd, Derby, NY
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.
716-947-9217 / Shop online: experiencegraycliff.org
Roycroft Copper Shop Gallery
31 South Grove St, East Aurora, NY
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.
716-655-0261 / Shop online: roycroftcampuscorporation.com
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
825 Depot Ave West, Niagara Falls, NY
From books to apparel and everything in between, the gift shop at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center helps to spread the museum’s message of powerful stories of struggle, hope and triumph, activism and community.
716-300-8477 / Shop online: niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org
Steel Plant Museum of Western New York
100 Lee St, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo’s Steel Plant Museum makes sure that the memories of Buffalo’s industrial legacy, as well as the artifacts and totems of Buffalo’s industrial heritage, have been collected and curated for the enjoyment of future generations. When you visit their online store, you can bring a piece of that legacy home.
716-821-9361 / Shop online: steelplantmuseumwny.org