Memories are indeed wonderful ways to remember treasured moments in time or special occasions, but another way to relish something is the perfect keepsake — a token that serves as the embodiment of a trip, holiday or vacation.
In Niagara Falls USA, it is easy to happen upon such a remembrance. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind dress from Confetti Cottage Boutique or a new piece of jewelry from Chéri Amour, you'll find a bounty of souvenirs at myriad boutiques and specialty shops. Here are just a few local boutiques and shops to enjoy. Masks are required!
Can’t get to these shops in person? Many have online stores — all noted below!
IN NIAGARA FALLS
CONFETTI COTTAGE BOUTIQUE & CAFÉ
Confetti Cottage is home to an array of women’s clothing, scarves, handbags, jewelry and more. It’s easy to find a special something in this boutique, which is owned by two sisters and their cousin. Shop online here.
Lewiston’s Chéri Amour — known as “a touch of France in the Falls” — offers exclusive jewelry collections and a range of hand-selected gifts, including candles and greeting cards. The boutique, which is owned by sisters Cheri Clark and Janeanne Winberg, has been an area mainstay for nearly two decades. Clark and Winberg say that, in addition to enjoying interacting with their customers, giving them a customized shopping experience is one of the hallmarks of Chéri Amour.
YOU & ME BOUTIQUE
A modern and chic boutique, You & Me — as in “a little something for you, and a little something for me” — counts among its wares trendy casual wear, Instagrammable accessories, gifts, greeting cards and unique home novelties. It also contains a shop-within-a-shop called Baby & Me — a special place for children’s and maternity clothing, shower gifts, nursery decor and more. Shop online here.
THE PLANT SHACK
“We encourage your houseplant addiction.” That’s the message front-and-center on the Plant Shack’s website, and it’s easy to see why: The Lewiston outpost of this East Aurora plant shop is packed full of every type of houseplant you could dream up, as well as cute ceramic pots and accessories to make your new plant babies happy. It’s equal parts greenhouse and gift shop — and guaranteed to offer an instant mood boost.
THE ROSE HANGER
From trendy teddy coats and skinny jeans to WFH-friendly sweatsuits and loungewear, The Rose Hanger brings a dose of California cool to this corner of Western New York. You’ll also find cheeky greeting cards, candles, girly accessories — essentially, everything you need to gift the members of your girl squad. Shop online here.
THE WINDSOR KNOT
Owner Gina Pesceri drew inspiration from her family life (she grew up with brothers and has twin boys) and her love affair with England (where she lived for two years) to create The Windsor Knot, a men’s-only boutique in quaint downtown Lockport. She stocks big names like Calvin Klein and Orvis and smaller lines like Jack Martin, as well as locally made bowties and art by Lockport artist Pugbully Studio.
JULIE MUSCATO GIFTS
Owned and curated by a local interior designer, Julie Muscato Gifts is a Lockport favorite for all things gift-y: candles, books and home décor, as well as a well-stocked “kids corner” brimming with fun things for your littles. Keep an eye out for Julia’s treasure trove of locally made goodies.
IN NORTH TONAWANDA
CATS LIKE US
Calling all vintage-clothing sleuthers and lovers of all things Old Hollywood: Cats Like Us is your haven! Transport yourself back half a century or so while you browse vintage jewelry, 1970s shirtdresses, 1950s party dresses and more. You’ll find plenty of Rockabilly looks for men, too, as well as books, music and everything you’d need to host your own tiki party. Shop online here.
Soap, soap and even more soap! Martinsville Soapworks, a “handmade bath and body emporium,” is home to — you guessed it — soaps, washes, balms and more. From everyday scents to seasonal favorites, a visit to Martinsville Soapworks is part of a potent recipe for a trip to remember. Shop online here.
There are plenty of other shopportunities in Niagara Falls USA. Click here for more inspiration!