The Holidays are coming up and the worst feeling is having no idea what to get for someone, so you’re aimlessly wandering around a department store hoping that something will jump out at you. Not to worry, we have picked out some Buffalo themed gifts that will also support small businesses. It’s a great feeling to know that your purchase will be helping someone. Here are some of our favorite Buffalo themed Christmas gift ideas to inspire you with your shopping during this Holiday Season. These are inexpensive and affordable gifts that would be perfect for white elephant, secret Santa, or stocking stuffers. They’re also great to give to family and friends that live out of town since they don’t get to experience the luxury of living in the best place in the world – Buffalo, NY.
The perfect gift for someone who loves coffee, which is the majority of the population. The Bills Mafia packaging will not only look good on the kitchen countertop, but will help raise spirits and be a good luck charm as playoffs are approaching quickly. Drink this coffee every game day (or everyday) so the Bills can bring home a Super Bowl win to our city!! Give this gift to the biggest Bills fan you know. #GOBILLS
The Totally Buffalo Store is located at 3328 Sheridan Drive Amherst, NY 14226.
You could also go to their website : Click Here
2) Sponge Candy – Watson’s Chocolate
Did you know that sponge candy doesn’t exist in anywhere except for Buffalo? The rest of the world is really missing out on this chocolate treat that melts in your mouth.
Watson’s chocolate takes pride in hand crafting delicious candy and chocolates and are most famous for their sponge candy. In 2021, Watson’s was voted “Best Sponge Candy in 716” by readers of The Buffalo News! Their award winning sponge candy is considered Buffalo’s best, with crispy tender chunks of caramelized spun sugar drenched in our wonderfully creamy chocolate, made from Fair Trade Certified cocoa. Available in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and orange-flavored sponge. Each gift box is carefully hand-packed and vacuum sealed for freshness during shipping. Send this to your out of town family/friends — it travels well! Buy Here
3) sunshine + bluebirds
Buffalove Script Necklace Rose – $18.00 Buy Here
There are two locations in Buffalo – one in Orchard Park and one on Elmwood Ave and both of the stores are decorated beautifully. Sunshine + Bluebirds offers a ton of cute and affordable Buffalo themed items from jewelry, to home items, to clothing. The simple, yet modern designs will complement your home as well as yourself if worn as an accessory. There are so many good things to choose from, but this necklace and mug below would be perfect stocking stuffer gifts. If you really want to go all out, you could buy the let’s go buffalo blend AND the someone in Buffalo Loves You Mug (as seen below).
Someone in Buffalo Loves You Mug – $18.00 Buy Here
4) Sunshine T-Shirt Co.
There are now so many talented Bills gear designers on instagram that it was hard to choose just one. This mother and owner of Sunshine T-Shirt Co. creates some really awesome Bills Mafia themed t shirts, crew necks, coozies, hoodies, sneakers, accessories, and more. Her instagram aesthetic is worth a follow. To view her entire shop, click the link in her bio which will take you to her Etsy profile. All of her creations are reasonably priced and she makes clothing for both men and women. Your purchase will help support her brand and small business! As seen on IG : @sunshinetshirtco
5) Lunar Rei Candle Co
This brand is a small, woman-owned business rooted in Buffalo, NY with a goal in mind of creating affordable and intentional candles. Each hand poured soy candle is charged with “reiki energy” and herbs and crystals to enhance the intention of the candle. All candles are clean and do not include any harmful chemicals.
Candles are always a great gift, especially since it’s now getting dark at 5pm and the temperature is dropping. This candle will help brighten up the mood and avoid falling into a seasonal depression. Plus, you can light it for good luck during Bills Games and show it off to guests who are coming over for a watch party.
Lunar Rei Candle Co is located in Hamburg, or you can check it out here on their website: Click Here
6) Buffalo Shop Craft
Buffalo ShopCraft is located in the Elmwood Village in Buffalo, NY. Their store represents a wide array of handmade gifts and art. The Buffalo-based artists offer unique items that are perfect home gifts. View their website to browse their gallery of unique hand crafted Buffalo products. You can buy online and pick up your purchase in person.
Wall Mount Bottle Opener on Upcycled Wood -$24.00 Buy Here