Retro & Vintage in Buffalo NY
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CLU Gift Guide 2019

Posted Julie Ann Davis

We know people can sometimes be hard to buy for... Well you're in luck -- Cats Like Us wasn't awarded Best Funky Accessories for nothing! Here's a blog to get you inspired and shopping for that special someone.

For Him

Stick with a classic gift ~ ties! We have a wide assortment of Vintage & Retro Ties, everything from a conservative stripe to novelty print. Starting at $18, they are a safe investment and if you buy vintage, you are doing a small part in saving the planet by recycling! 

Want to "up" the tie game? Add a vintage Tie Bar or Cuff Link Set. Some are even new in the box!

 Tie bars and tacks


For the person with everything, I can almost guarantee they don't have a hand painted FlaskWhat a unique and awesome gift, a hand painted stainless steel flask by Western New York brand Crime Pays.

Cats Like Us is known for our Bowling Shirts. They make wonderful gifts because the style tends to run big, so sizing is less of an issue. Many go up to a XXXXL and most are made in the USA! They are so popular, we blogged about the different ways to wear one.

For Her

Maybe you know someone interested in the vintage look? The Retro Makeup and Vintage Hairstyling books are a great way to learn about classic styles.

Throw in a locally made Krampus Cutie Hair Tie and it's a themed gift that they can practice with. Krampus Cuties are reversible and adjustable, can be worn with a tie at the top, under the hair, around a ponytail or tied your neck. Cats LIke Us is the exclusive retailer of Krampus Cuties and we carry over 50 prints! 

While are are on the topic of hair, how about a classic Wool Beret? Not only do they keep your head warm, but they are a one size fits most gift. Don't worry about sizes!

Now Brooches and Pins are something that are small, but can be very specific to the gift recipient aka they are thoughtful! They can be worn on the above mentioned beret, on a sweater, jacket, collar of a blouse, even a purse. I'd say they are the multi-taskers of the jewelry world and we carry a variety 100+, everything from vintage to locally made to retro inspired. I'm confident you can find the right one you're looking for. Some of them event come in jewelry sets too.

Nothing is more classic then pearls. We have vintage pearl, necklaces, earrings, jewelry sets, sweater clips, and brooches in a variety of styles to choose from. 

Always a popular stocking stuffer are our retro Sunglasses. The most popular for the past ten years have been the Hot Rod Black Cat Eye style

Ladies and Gentlemen

I don't care who you are, everyone wears socks at some point, that's why they make great gifts! Buy them as stocking stuffers, little gifts for your hair dresser, your favorite barista, your mail carrier, your neighbor, really anyone. We have both socks for men and women and they start at only $9!


Tiki Mugs are always a hit, even if you don't drink out of them they can be decorative too! I've has customers use them as vases and pencil holders, but I much prefer them with a Mai Tai.

If you know you're buying for someone that will drink out of it, consider adding Cats Like Us Swizzle Sticks. They come in a set of 6 and are an exclusive to our shop!

Still unsure?

How about a Cats Like Us Gift Card? They are available on our website and emailed to you immediately. Are you local and want a physical Gift Card? Stop on in and you can purchase one in ANY amount!

There's so much more on! This is just a tip of Buffalo's frozen iceberg. Don't forget we add new items to our website every week, so check back often and have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!!!

~Julie Ann

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