Don’t panic! If you still have a little bit of holiday shopping left to do, Buffalo Niagara is home to many stores and restaurants that offer unique apparel, exceptional services, gourmet food, exciting toys, and so much more!
by Meg Bennett
Ho ho ho, Merry … Welcome 716-mas
It’s holiday shopping “crunch time” here in Buffalo Niagara! If you still have a few people left on your list, don’t panic – it’s time for the Welcome 716 Holiday Gift Guide! Here we have put together a list of popular and tasteful gifts that are sure to please even the pickiest people in your family! Check it out.
The dining room at Ristorante Lombardo is intimate and perfect for a cozy holiday dinner – and having valet parking doesn’t hurt
What do you get for the person who’s already got it all? You gift them a memorable experience, of course! Treat your loved one to gourmet Italian food at Ristorante Lombardo, where he or she can enjoy a savory meal not soon to be forgotten. The menu features robust flavors and creative ingredients inspired by authentic regional dishes. Might we suggest the Fried Calamari, followed by Gourmet Fig Pizza (featuring figs, prosciutto, Gorgonzola, Red Onion Marmellata, and Saba) and then Banoffee (banana cream with house-made toffee) Pie? A gift card to Ristorante Lombardo is a great way to give your wanderlust cousin a big taste of Italy, your parents some quality time with their favorite child, or your tired sister and brother-in-law an excuse to get away from the kids for a night. While you’re there, you might as well indulge in one of the holiday lunch specials. After all, your loved ones need an honest review!
You can purchase a gift card online and have it mailed to you or directly to your giftee.
Located at 1198 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. Open for Holiday Lunch on a daily basis until December 23rd. Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Regular Hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Closed on Sundays. For more information, please visit www.ristorantelombardo.com.
DiCamillo Bakery is renowned locally for their Italian Scaletta Bread, pizzas, cookies, and donuts and nationally for their award-winning authentic biscotti, one-of-a-kind packaging and unique food-gifts
Nearly everyone appreciates edible gifts – but consider taking yours to the next level with an authentic ceramic Biscotti Jar made in Tuscany! These beautiful creations are stuffed with DiCamillo Bakery’s classic biscotti along with macaroons and decadent chocolate confections. The bakery has a wide assortment of delicious Italian treats, from crusty breads and fruity marmalades to peanut donut sticks and jars of Baba Rum (brioche cakes soaked in rum). Create a gift basket of Italian treasures for your loved ones, or pick up a few items to fill everyone’s stockings. Also consider ordering a cookie tray or two for your holiday gatherings. What could be sweeter than a trip to DiCamillo’s Bakery? But if you can’t make it this year, you can always order online any time and have your gifts delivered any where in the U.S.
Located in Niagara Falls, Williamsville, and Lewiston. For a complete list of locations and hours, please visit www.dicamillobakerybuffaloniagara.com.
Let Half & Half Boutique style an outfit for work, a night on the town or simply help find a piece to complement an outfit
Traditional meets modern at Half & Half Boutique, which was founded by a mother-and-daughter duo. Here you will find their own unique line of clothing along with brands like Scotch and Soda, Heartloom, Susana Monaco, and Amanda Uprichard. As for accessories, at Half & Half Boutique you will find everything from handbags to hats, as well as necklaces and earrings. It’s the perfect place to shop for that fashionista in your family who never likes to be caught wearing the same outfit twice. Not sure where to begin? Friendly staff is always there to help, so don’t be afraid to ask! Worst-case scenario, you can always buy a gift card to Half & Half Boutique – a shopping spree is still a wonderful gift to receive!
Located at 1088 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit www.halfandhalfboutique.com for more information.
American Harley-Davidson is an award winning Harley-Davidson dealer servicing the Niagara Frontier since 1985
Get Dad what he really wants this year – a new hog! American Harley-Davidson you can shop for both brand-new and pre-owned bikes, with financing available. But if a motorcycle is still a little outside of your budget, you can still get him some sweet swag: there are jackets, saddlebags, helmets, gloves, facemasks, and so much more! Does Mom ride, too? Then be sure to check out their Women’s collection, which offers a similar selection of apparel and riding accessories as well as jewelry with the authentic Harley-Davidson logo. There is something for every budget here at Western New York’s premier Harley-Davidson dealership!
Located at 1149 Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda. Extended Holiday Hours include Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please visit www.americanharley-davidson.com.
Clayton’s Toys is the oldest toy store in Buffalo Niagara! The incredible staff at Clayton’s Toys will help you find the perfect gift, whether you are looking for someone special, or a little something special just for you
Online retailers are so convenient…until it’s December 24th and your package still hasn’t arrived. Nothing kills holiday spirit more than realizing that your child won’t be able to open his favorite gift on Christmas Day! Skip the drama and head over to Clayton’s Toys instead, where you will find a wide range of entertainment for children of all ages, from puppets and books to science kits and popular board games. Stock up on art supplies for your little Pablo Picasso or building materials for your budding architect. You can never have too many choices when it comes to keeping kids busy over the long winter, so come on down and build up your arsenal today!
Located at 5225 Main Street in Williamsville. Hours are Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check out www.claytonstoystore.com for more information.
Pumpkins Childrens Clothing has over 25 years of experience fitting children into the best clothes and making parents happy
Whether you are searching for holiday apparel or everyday wear, Pumpkins Children’s Clothing features plenty of fashion-forward outfits that you aren’t likely to find elsewhere! Buy a funny sweater or 3-piece suit for your little man to wear at the family holiday party, or pick up an elegant dress with matching fur coat for your daughter. There are pajama sets to pair with popular book titles like “Dragons Love Tacos” and “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.” You will also find fun accessories such as furry purses, shark gloves, cozy hats and so much more! Sizes range from 2T to 7 for boys and 2T to 16 for girls. There is also a beautiful selection of infant clothing available at Pumpkins Children’s Clothing. Whether you want to make an impression during your next playdate or empower your school-aged children with outfits as comfortable as they are stylish, give your kids’ closets a makeover this year so that everyone can begin the New Year feeling good about themselves!
Located at 5520 Main Street in Williamsville. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More information can be found at www.pumpkinschildrensclothing.com.
Refresh the mind, body and spirit at Excuria Salon and Spa, Buffalo’s only world class, full service salon and day spa
Finding the perfect gift for the woman who raised you really doesn’t have to be so complicated! What mother wouldn’t love a massage session at Excuria Salon and Spa after years of stooping down to pick up laundry and wipe dirty little faces? She certainly deserves to be treated like a queen! No matter how long it’s been since you left the nest, it’s never too late to say thank you to Mom for everything that she has done. Trust us – the only gift she will want more than a relaxing massage is to spend more time with you!
Located at 5725 Main Street in Williamsville. Hours are Sundays from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit www.excuriaspa.com.
Make your list, and check it twice!
Our list has something for everyone in your family, and we hope that this information helps you to narrow down your choices so you can go back to enjoying your fireside hot cocoa. A Happy Holidays to you and all of your loved ones from Welcome 716!