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BRO Gift Guide – Renew Bath and Body

If there’s one place that everyone has to hit this holiday season, it’s Renew Bath and Body. Every time that I stop into Renew, I am amazed at the offerings. The shop is so well put together – the look is very professional, and the lines are incredibly curated.

Browsing the shelves, filled with all natural products, one forgets just how many items are available to take care of your body – bath salts, body washes, deodorants, shampoos, creams, sponges, masks, oils, moisturizers, powders, toners, mists, cleansers, balms and body polish products. 

Men’s shaving products – prices vary

The Renew Bath and Body boutique offers goodies for girls and guys. In fact, after hearing from a ton of guys, owner Tom Akers added a whole room dedicated to men’s shaving products. He says that it’s been a hugs hit so far, since it can be tough to find these sorts of supplies in the city. As with all of the products, there are no parabens or sulfates. 

It’s interesting to note that Tom decided to open the business after he heard a doctor telling a patient/friend that it was important to use all natural ingredients and to avoid any products with aluminum in it.

Bath bombs – $4.50 each

From that point on (15 years ago), Tom decided that he would do his part to ensure that people had access to wholesome body products. To this day he works with Roswell Park to make sure that incoming patients get gift bags filled with all natural products.

For those looking, Tom also stocks plenty of organic and vegan lines. It goes without saying that there’s a body product for everyone and anyone out there. In 2017, Tom will be adding make-up lines to the mix. He will also be setting up a classroom in the back where customers can learn to make their own salt scrubs and bath bombs. He will even feature educational classes, taught by experts via Skype.

S’well bottles – #1 gift for 2016 ($35-$41) Keeps liquids cold or hot for 24 hours

The hardest part about picking the best gifts for the BRO gift guide is the dizzying array of products that line the walls. I can’t say enough about how many interesting items there are are to choose from. And if you get a little overwhelmed, there’s always somewhere there to assist (or testers to sample). Renew Bath and Body is an excellent example of why Elmwood Avenue is such a wonderful place to shop.

*Lead image: Nobody But Joe – Coffee based body scrubs ($19.99)

Learn more about Renew Bath and Body

Renew Bath and Body | 927 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, New York | (716) 881-0177 | Facebook

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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