Clever and Curated: Our Holiday Guide to Gift Boxes

Gift boxes, gift subscriptions, curated presents…they’re all easy and fun during the holiday season! We put a list together of some of our fav local businesses that can help you put together a thoughtful gift (without wracking your brain).


pic: BuffBox Instagram

Heidie at BuffBox curates gift boxes for any occasion for all people. (Beau surprised me with a Mother’s Day Box this year- I loved it!) She gathers some details from you like the persons interests then searches for items from local shops to create a gift box just for them. Connect with her on Instagram @BuffBox!

Chrusciki Bakery

pic from Chrusciki Bakery

What’s better than a gift box of cookies and baked goods? Chrusciki Bakery, a long-standing local bakery in Buffalo, is able to customize platters of any size for you to give as a gift whether it’s for your boss, holiday party, or small get-together of 4. They’re taking orders now!


Buffalo’s only subscription box is perfect for gifting any Buffalover! Each month has local WNY items that are fun, clever, and useful. Nothing more exciting than getting a slice of Buffalo each month from Citybox:716. Bet you didn’t know we had a local subscription box like this!

Buffalo Shirt Club

pic: Buffalo Shirt Club website

Buffalo Shirt Club is for the t-shirt lover who represents Bflo in a big way. You can subscribe to the box and ship it to your bud out of state, your boyfriend, your sister…all t’s are different and represent places we all love throughout Buffalo.

Buffalo In a Box

Pic: Buffalo in a Box Instagram

The OG of local gift boxes! Buffalo In a Box is easy and a fun way to send out a gift box to someone far away who misses things like Chiavetta’s, Weber’s, sponge candy, and Tim Horton’s coffee.

Empire Crate

pic: Empire Crate Instagram

Sometimes you just miss the whole state of New York. This gift box subscription from Empire Crate sends out monthly goodies from around the entire state including things like Saratoga chips, Grady’s cold brew from the Bronx, and Crown maple syrup.

Premier Gourmet

pic: Premier Gourmet website

Another easy and fun way to send out a Buffalo-themed gift box. There is a good mix of sauces, chocolates, pastas, and coffee. Some Premier Gourmet baskets have free shipping so that is a double win if you want to send one out to another state.

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