18 Local Gift Ideas To Kickstart Your Holiday Shopping

It's never too early to start your holiday gift shopping, and ThisIsROC is here to help with some amazing regional gift ideas that are sure to please! Shop local, support local!

Cozy Night In Gift Box


from Cleo + Kin

Gift box features a 1,000 piece vintage puzzle, a festive and sassy holiday candle + decorative matches, an organic tea blend and large ceramic leaf print mug. All gift boxes get a raffia detail wrap with our shop tag so they are all ready for gifting! Best of all, all of our gift boxes are fully customizable!


Price: $96 (Individually: $5-$24)
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RBTL GIFT CARD


from Rochester Broadway Theatre League

A gift card to RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre is perfect for the entertainment-lover on your holiday list. Broadway, Comedy, Music and more…there’s something for everyone!


Price: Increments of $25, $50 or $100
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Gift an Experience!


from Scents by Design

Bring your friends and family in to create their own signature scent! Cheers at the Candle Bar while blending your favorite scents for an experience they won’t forget!


Price: Starting at $14
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Family Shows at Kodak Center


from Kodak Center

Celebrate the holidays with your family at a live show at Kodak Center including: Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland (Tues, Nov. 22nd @ 7pm),  Disney Princess – The Concert (Sun, Nov. 27th @ 2pm), Lightwire Theater (Sat, Dec. 3rd @ 7pm), Baby Shark Live! The Christmas Show (Fri, Dec. 9th @ 6pm) and MORE!


Price: Varies
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Hand Blown Ornaments & Gifts


from More Fire Glass Studio

Make the holidays sparkle & shop a wide range of unique hand made ornaments online or in person! Use code STAYGLASSY for 20% off!


Price: $10 - $45
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Rochester Americans Holiday Pack!


from Rochester Americans

Give the gift of hockey: get 2 tickets, 4 vouchers, and Amerks socks!


Price: $75
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Bowie (Arrested in Rochester) Change Purse


from Peppermint

David Bowie, the English rock singer, was arrested in 1976 at the Americana Rochester Hotel on marijuana charges. This two side print neoprene change purse is the perfect conversation piece! Made in USA.


Price: $14.00
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Petit Poutinerie Gift Cards


from Petit Poutinerie

Petit Poutinerie gift cards are here for your holiday needs. Experience our new brick and mortar location and new menu. Never expires. Never disappoints. petitpoutinerie.com


Price: Any Amount
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RNY Knitted Scarf


from RNY FC

Double-sided knit scarf.


Price: $25.00
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iSmash Gift Card


from iSmash

Grab the hottest gift this holiday season! iSmash gift cards can be purchased for any amount. These can be used toward any of our activities!


Price: Any Amount
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Living Roots Session Sparkling White


from Living Roots Wine & Co.

At 8% ABV, this is an ideal sparkling for holiday parties and gifting, with notes of juicy peach and fine bubbles on the palate.


Price: $20/bottle
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Permanent Jewelry


from KYRI Jewelry

The Gift that keeps on giving! Now Welding Permanent Jewelry in solid 14k Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver.


Price: $45 and up
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Custom Birthstone Jewelry


from Figgy Studio + Shop

Customize a piece of jewelry for someone you love with natural birthstones! You can even come into our shop to hand-pick your own gemstones!


Price: $30-$90
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M/Body Gift Card


from M/Body

Want to share some freedom with another? These online gift cards can either be sent electronically to you (to print out or scan at check-in) or to the e-mail recipient you dig the most! Gift cards can be used to purchase drop-in classes, M/Bundles, or Unlimited Session Passes, or retail merchandise.


Price: $25, $50, $100, $225
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Miniature Book Jewelry


from Just Terrific Handcrafted Goods

Everything you love about books, but miniaturized. Just Terrific offers hand stitched and meticulously crafted miniature book jewelry.


Price: $30-$45
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Rochester Knighthawks Holiday Pack!


from Rochester Knighthawks

Give the gift of lacrosse: get 2 tickets, 2 vouchers, and a scarf!


Price: $55
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Motion Picture Print Film Resin


from JM Film Resins

A rare + unique gift! Be a part of film preservation by gifting a square (~1 sec.) or rectangle (2 sec.) resin of a favorite movie in 35mm/70mm!  Optical sound can be seen printed on the left side of each strip, plus each resin comes with UV protection & a weighted base.


Price: $60-$120 (Shipping not included...14-16 days after order accepted)
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Take A Modern Brass Hoop Wreath Class


from Rochester Brainery

Dress your home with a modern take on the holiday! Oodles of fresh pine, cedar, cones and other goodies will be available for your very own brass hoop wreath design on a 15 inch hoop base. Fri, Dec. 9th from 6:30-8:30pm.


Price: $50.00
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