Cool and Cozy: Our 2018 Gift Guide

We. Love. Shopping.

Especially come holiday time when every place you walk in has Mannheim Steamroller blasting, happy faces, layered-up Moms, puffy jacket Dads, cute Grandma’s with glitzy brooches, tablescapes designed to make you say ‘Oh my God, I MUST change everything!’, and holiday smells like Sparkling Fresh Snow Fall on a Cedar Balsam Forest of Cinnamon Spice Fir. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we wanted to share some of our fav places to shop and find all of the beautiful things. Watch throughout the season for special collaborations we are doing with our most favorite places on Instagram and more lists of where to go for the goodies!

Nigh Road Farmhouse

Did someone say ‘Fixer Upper’ and click their heels three times? Sure did. Nigh Road Farmhouse is a stunning old farmhouse filled with the perfect home decor. Everything is available to purchase from furniture to refurbished china cabinets to decorative sprays. The owner, Vanessa, has an eye for future trends and fills her shop with cozy and beautiful things. East Aurora, NY

Molly + Kate

These sisters have curated the most classic of wardrobes in their shop. The vibe here is classic and prep for the women’s clothing and accessories with farmhouse touches for home decor pieces. Both Molly and Kate are great to chat with in store when you need help picking out the perfect outfit or gift. Hamburg, NY

Mint Berry Market

This Buffalo mama bear designs and creates babywear: swaddles, onesies, and even some matching pieces for Mom. If you want something local and beautiful, this is where you go. Everything at Mint Berry Market is perfect for that new or soon-to-be baby and as a gift to parents! online, Buffalo, NY

Research and Design

Who knew an old barn could hold such fabulous pieces? Research + Design (along with its sister Sunshine and Bluebirds) literally could be a one-stop shop for you. From sparkling earrings to the perfect coffee table book, baby swaddles to Voluspa candles, and sweaters to Sorel boots…R+D carries everything you need to complete your holiday list. Orchard Park, NY

Ellen J. Goods

Up ‘north’? Good. We’ve got you covered up there, too. Ellen J. Goods has some of the best finds a modern vintage antiquey-like shop could have. Perfect for housewarming gifts or finding decor you need for yourself in order to entertain for the season. You can even pick up smaller trinkets to use for gift wrapping. Medina, NY

Pottery Barn

*gasp!* A corporate store is on the list?! Um. Yea. Cause we shop there, too. Pottery Barn is where the dreams come true. If you want a certain homey-meets-modern country vibe, this is the spot. Our favorite things include Christmas tree ornaments and the holiday pillows. You can switch them out on your furniture to get extra-spirity. online, Cheektowaga, NY

Half & Half

The perfect spot to find yourself a new holiday sweater or even one for your sister…bestie…Mom. You can pick up accessories like hats, jewelry, and scarves too that make great stocking stuffers. It’s all about the detail at Half & Half and there is no shortage of it! Buffalo, NY

Oxford Pennant

Of all the coolest of cool, Oxford Pennant is an absolute must for your list! Wise-cracking, classic, and pensive pennants are all up for grabs in varying sizes and colors. Get fancy and go for a framed one or grab a tiny pennant and add it on top of your gift. Either way, it’ll be a big hit that no one is expecting but everyone wants. Buffalo, NY

Mulcahy Made

The most asked article of clothing EVER on our Instagram was the denim Bills jacket. Allison of Mulcahy Made concocts jackets, bodysuits, doggy sweaters, and probably anything else you want with Buffalo Bills designs. Lucky for you, she offers custom designs all in her Etsy shop. Keep it local, keep it cool. online, Buffalo. NY

LOFT

LOFT is one of the places you can find the best workwear pieces and also gift add-ons for the ladies in your life. Their accessory selection is always beautiful and nothing beats a good sale…which they usually have! Follow our very own Walden Galleria LOFT Instagram to see some local ideas. online, Cheektowaga, NY

J. Crew Factory Outlet

If you want the good stuff at a good cost, the J. Crew outlet in Niagara Falls is where you will find it. The sales and deals that happen there on a weekly basis floor us every time. Perfect for the guys in your life- socks, sweaters, ties…hook ’em up, ladies. online, Niagara Falls, NY

Tattered Tulip

We are lucky to have all of these beautiful local shops in WNY! Tattered Tulip has been around for quite some time and is getting better and better. Up north, this is for you again! Find home decor for yourself and for friends in this whimsical vintage shop. Check their Instagram site to get inspired. Lockport, NY

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