It’s that time of year again. The 2016 Buffalo Rising Holiday Shopping Guide kicks off today. For the first gifts of the season, we stopped into 125 Art Collective Tattoo Studio. It’s so easy to find a cool gift idea in this store, especially for the people in your life that are a bit “out there”. This has got to be the only place in Buffalo that carries serial killer prayer candles. But not everything in the shop is creepy. There are plenty of lighthearted cutesy items that make perfect gifts.
Take the bigfoot scarf for example (lead photo). It’s super warm and long enough to gently wrap around the neck a couple of times. It’s also a funky green color and brandishes a fun-lovin’ bigfoot creature. The scarf, modeled by Ted Hawkins, runs $20.
The second item that caught our eye was the soft and fuzzy fingerless bear paw gloves (for ladies). Not only will they keep your hands toasty, they also allow a gal to grip a steering wheel, type, apply lipstick, etc., without taking them off. The gloves come in a bunch of colors and are $15 a pair.
In 2016, we’re asking business owners what their favorite things are about Buffalo as part of the gift guide. “I love the food – all of it,” said Psyko Kupkake, owner of ‘125’. “I’m a big fan of Cole’s and the Lenox Grill. I like that it’s possible to grab a bite to eat until 4am. I also love the Lenox Grill – it’s the home bar for my roller derby league – Nickel City Renegade Rollergirls.”