Father’s Day Gift Guide at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls

We love shopping at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. Beau gets a lot of his wardrobe there and we love that there are 200 shops to peruse through. So of course we were excited to team up with the Fashion Outlets again and go on the hunt to show you some really great Father’s Day gift ideas. The outlets always have every day prices that are up to 75% off- can’t beat that!

They’re not far at all- only a short drive from downtown Buffalo and are really accessible from anywhere in WNY. Here is what we found for gift ideas this Father’s Day at any budget:

Some things about Dads: they usually always need help in the fashion department, they never can have enough grilling tools, and sometimes you just need to get them beef jerky. Beau spotted a wall of jerky at the Beef Jerky Outlet and I had to pry him out the shop before buying the whole store.

Over at Puma they had a buy one get 1/2 off T-shirt sale which is perfect since Beau is the super athletic dad.

Michael Kors has everything for the traveling business guy from shiny watches and matching business travel bag for those on the go.

Raise your hand if your dad has old holey underwear. Yup. We found deals on boxers at Banana Republic that seems like it was too good to be true always fun colorful print.

With stores like J.A. Zwilling Henckels you can stock the shed and garage with grilling tools perfect just in time for the summer. Find all the fun Buffalo goodies at the BFLO shop where you can hook him up with a grilling apron, a Bills koozie, and a South Buffalo shot glass when he’s outside making those burgers. And just in time for Father’s Day Old Navy is opening Saturday, June 16. Doesn’t Dad need some new shorts??

It’s not just clothes at the Fashion Outlets! You can find a gift for literally anybody on your list especially dad Father’s Day. He might even be super proud of you that you saved a lot of money and found the deals without tapping him for some cash.


Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls / 1900 Military Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Directory List of Stores

*the list also shows what deals are going on at each store!

Holiday Looks from the Fashion Outlets Of Niagara Falls

We have a secret: all of our great finds happen at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. Seriously. Beau gets all of his workout gear from Puma, Chloe gets her fancy pants from Janie and Jack, and I get tons of business attire from J. Crew and Banana Republic. Just to name a few.

We teamed up with the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls- they dared us to find a holiday look without breaking our bank. BRING IT. We were so in. There are tons of stores that have incredible deals, especially in December- each day there is up to 75% off pricing and then on top of those deals you can find the holiday pricing too! It’s so easy to find a handful of different party looks…because you can’t be rockin’ the same outfit at every event.

Don’t believe us? That’s ok- this list here shows you all the deals happening in December. See for yourself. The best part of the Outlets is that they are not that far away. REPEAT: they’re dang close. When we lived in downtown Buffalo, it took us 20 minutes and in Orchard Park it takes us 35 minutes. It’s a nice drive with coffee in hand. Take the 190N for a pretty view of the water if you come from the south. And once you get there, you’ll have plenty of shops in and around the outlets plus a lot of options for refueling with food.

Bring the kiddos because Santa is visiting through 12/24 and the fur babies can hang out with him for photos through 12/21. Check here for details. Chloe held on pretty well for her first shot!

Ok ok, so on to our finds for our next casual holiday party!

Chloe: Janie and Jackhat, shorts, tights
Beau: J.Crew- sweater // Express- pants // Michael Kors- watch
Beau: Puma- sneakers // Chloe: Gap- sweatshirt
Chloe: Janie and Jack- hat, top, jacket
Lindsay: J. Crew- top, skirt // Express- earrings // Banana Republic- tights // bare + BEAUTY- bareMinerals lipstick

Check out the most updated list of stores at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. We think you’ll be surprised. Challenge yourself to check out some unique stores like Sarar for men’s suits, Beef Jerky Outlet for the carnivore in your family, Helly Hansen for outdoor ski wear, Le Creuset for cast iron cookware, Just Cozy has all the holiday leggings for Christmas morning, and DAVIDsTEA has the tea-lover needs. The online site has an easy-to-read map so you can plan out where to park (we like coming in through Saks) and which way you’re headed. Oh and our biggest must-do? You MUST check out the Donut Ninja, a little kiosk in the center of the mall. They’re fryin’ up donuts, they’re local, and we’re obsessed.

Thank you, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, for always helping us find what we need! We’ll see you again real soon.

Let Me Entertain You: Canadian Friends Part II: Rainbow Bridge

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

We introduced you to our ideas for entertaining Canadian friends coming via the Peace Bridge a few weeks ago. Now, Part II gives you the best list for when your hockey lovers cross to the States on the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, NY.


‘I’m passing through. Wanna meet for coffee? Lunch?’ (45mins-2hrs)

The Rainbow Bridge
The Rainbow Bridge
  • Murphy’s Cafe on 3rd 250 Rainbow Blvd. (corner of 3rd, in Jefferson Apts.) Niagara Falls, NY 14303 A hometown cafe serving up breakfast, lunch, and of course, coffee.
  • Michael’s 3011 Pine Ave. Niagara Falls, NY 14303 A classic Italian spot & a TripAdvisor 2013 winner.
  • Old Falls St. The up & coming hotspot is on Old Falls St. where you can check out live music, food trucks, outdoor movies, rent bikes, & hit up festivals. Follow them on Twitter to stay updated: @OldFallsTweet
  • Starbucks 300 3rd St. Niagara Falls, NY 14303 Tried, tested, & true- this Starbucks is located in the Sheraton at the Falls, if you feel like a frappucino.

‘Let’s spend the day together!’ (2-6hrs)

Wine on Third (photo: wineonthird.com)
Wine on Third (photo: wineonthird.com)
  • Niagara Falls This amazing site can never be viewed enough. Take your coffee or lunch here to enjoy the view.
  • Wine on Third 501 3rd St. Niagara Falls, NY 14303 This hotspot boasts everything from a robust wine list to small plates, entrees, an outside patio, live music, art & dessert. One of our favs in Niagara Falls! (drink responsibly; reserve for dinner; late hours)
  • The Aquarium of Niagara 701 Whirlpool St. Niagara Falls, NY 14301 Feed a seal, chill out watching the seahorse, or find Nemo.
  • Seneca Niagara Casino 310 4th St. Niagara Falls, NY 14303 Need we say more?
  • Top of the Falls Restaurant Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY View the Falls & grab a bite from a spectacular view (we suggest the outdoor patio! check website for hours & reservations)
  • Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls 1900 Military Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14304 Find some deals, hit up favorite stores, stock up for the season, & start your Christmas shopping.
  • The Western Door 310 4th St. (inside Seneca Niagara Casino) Have a swanky dinner at the top steakhouse in the region. You won’t regret it.

‘I’m gonna be here all day!’ (6-24hrs)

Cave of the Winds
Cave of the Winds
  • Maid of the Mist Niagara Falls State Park, NY 14303 The ultimate way to experience the Falls. Get an up close, wet experience aboard the Mist and be amazed.
  • Cave of the Winds Niagara Falls State Park, NY Get even more up close & personal with this walk near the Falls where you will feel as if you’re in the rainforest. Did you know they tear down and then replace the wooden walkways every year due to weather conditions in winter?
  • Niagara Gorge Trail Niagara Falls State Park, NY Numerous trails are here along the gorge- take to it and walk along side a beautiful view of the river gorge. (proper shoes for these trails)