The Christmas list is in your hand. Or maybe even folded up 10 times in your pocket so you have it wherever you go. You can’t forget anyone! You never know when you’ll stumble upon the perfect gift. But if you’re stuck and need some inspiration, I’m covering the entire gamut of your holiday hit list. Read on to get some out-of-the-box ideas and easy to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas to-do list:
There are two places you need to go to get Mom ‘the goods’. First, the cashmere wrap at Red Siren is the perfect winter accessory for her to get cozy in. There are classic, beautiful sweaters and accessories at this Elmwood Village boutique. To feed her love of home décor, pick up a few pieces at Nigh Road Farmhouse in East Aurora. Whether it’s for entertaining or transitioning out decorative items in her home- NRF has everything she needs to make her house warm and welcoming.
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean Dad can’t stock up on summer goodies. Premier Gourmet on Maple Rd. has what he needs to prep for grilling season: rubs, marinades, and dips. He needs a restock anyway! Get fancy with truffle salt or spice it up with wing sauce from the Anchor Bar. Or grab some nostalgic Buffalo garb at Buffalo Made Co. Their Buffalo designs harken back to the city’s industrial past, but with a fresh, modern twist.
For the Brothers & Sisters
What better way to get the siblings together than with some axe throwing? Book a night out at Hatchets & Hops in downtown Buffalo where you can show-off your axe hurling skills and be crowned the coolest of the kids. It’s a great way to get the whole crew together and have some fun!
For Grandma & Grandpa (and the kids!)
Where would we be without grandparents? The gift they can unwrap now can last them all year! Grab some memberships to Explore & More Children’s Museum, tickets to the Theatre of Youth, and the Buffalo Zoo. And if you have children of your own, invite them to join the grandparents! It’s the perfect way to ensure there’s time spent between the family and will keep them smiling each time they pick up the kids for the day.
For Your Husband
Keep him fresh and organized with items from Molly & Kate in Hamburg. They boast the best stocking stuffers such as locally-made Alpine Made soap and travel accessory leather goods from Rustico. Are his best and favorite shoes falling apart? Sneak over to My Cuzin Vintage to check our their amazing selection of second-hand shoes for all the sneakerheads out there. Then swing by Half and Half Clothing to pick up some new Shop Alaka socks, which are Made in the USA and sourced right here in Buffalo.
For Your Wife
Doesn’t she deserve some ‘me time’? Package it up for her with gift certificates so she can treat herself and feel refreshed. We suggest one from the Woodhouse Day Spa in Williamsville (because it’ll make her feel like a queen) and another to get pampered with the owners at Lace and Day in Buffalo. Keep it fun all year with a subscription to the Buffalo Spree magazine so she can read up on the best new restaurants and events happening around town.
For Your Best Friend
Who doesn’t love the perfect scent? Linwood Candle Co. is a locally-owned and made in Buffalo, stocking a seasonal and classic blends of scents for all. Our favorites are Cinnamon Chai and Vanilla Sandalwood. Pick some up at Farmers and Artisans in Williamsville or Anna Grace in Elmwood Village. Throw in an Oxford Pennant that they can display anywhere proudly. Designed and made in Buffalo, there is a pennant for anyone – big or small. Go for one that just screams who they are.
For Man’s Best Friend
Buffalo themed collars and harnesses adorned with bisons are available in a wide assortment of styles and colors, exclusively from Elmwood Pet Supplies. Woof! Very woof!
For the Plant Lover
For the admirer, a couple of passes to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens offer a tropical escape from Buffalo winters. Looking to spruce up the house with some eclectic greenery? Daddy’s Plants offers unique flora from tiny succulents to towering ferns. And if you’re looking to give the gift of noshing, a gift card to Root + Bloom, which offers a totally vegan-friendly menu, is the very best call.
For Colleagues & Coworkers
Keep it funny by picking up some gag gifts at Vidler’s 5 and 10 in East Aurora. Perfect for keeping it light or joining in on that annual White Elephant party. Have a co-worker that is the company baker? I guarantee you will find a cookie cutter they don’t have in their massive baking supply section. Don’t we all (for the most part) need a little coffee in the morning? Swing by Public Espresso and pick up a gift card for them so they can stay fueled.