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Address: 719 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-1668
Phone Number:
+1 716-881-4321
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Thin Ice is a gift shop in the heart of the Elmwood Village, the main...

Thin Ice is a gift shop in the heart of the Elmwood Village, the main shopping district in Buffalo, NY. Selling predominantly locally handcrafted items, Thin Ice is a great place to go for locally made souvenirs and one of a kind gifts.

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I visited Thin Ice and bought a Heart Suncatcher for my wife for Mother’s Day. The Staff was friendly, helpful and even gift wrapped my purchase. All free of charge. Tim... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2016
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4 reviews
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Reviewed May 8, 2016

I visited Thin Ice and bought a Heart Suncatcher for my wife for Mother’s Day. The Staff was friendly, helpful and even gift wrapped my purchase. All free of charge. Tim Sullivan

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

This boutique shop is located on " Elmwood", a street lined with popular restaurants and unique shops. A popular , trendy locale.At least that's what I was told by my family as I visited over the Thanksgiving holiday. I loved this shop! So many different items..chimes, hats, vases, jewelry made by local artisan etc etc.! I wish I had more... More 

Thank DocDarr
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2015

This store has a number of unique gift items by different artist's. The light globes are spectacular as well as the pottery and jewelry. I bought an awesome artistic piece here. So many cool things here- Loved this store.. and the service was excellent!

Thank crzy4fish
1 review
Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Perhaps my favorite shop in Buffalo. Artistic and unique items. Also check out the owner...quite attractive.

Thank Bpr17
Buffalo, NY
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015

...and a dance of wonder it is to walk into this lovely gift shop filled with the wares of some of the finest of our local artisans! The owner herself is on site much of the time, and invites visitors into the space with an attitude of quiet kindness and a calm enthusiastic air of encouraging us to meet her... More 

Thank JulesBuffalo_NY
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015

Thin Ice fills a need in the city and the Elmwood Village by carrying the most diverse selection of American handmade high quality crafts in WNY. Everything from glass, ceramics ,wood ,jewelry, metal, and other media can be found here. This makes gift giving a pleasure to shop for and the owner Terese is very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting... More 

Thank buffalo1
Buffalo, New York
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33 reviews
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Reviewed April 21, 2015

I love to buy local (whether I'm traveling or at home), I love to support artists, I love to decorate my house with unique artifacts not found at Target - and I love to share my finds with my friends and family. Thin Ice features hundreds of items by dozens of artists. I go there whenever I need the perfect... More 

Thank Bobinku
Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2015

No visit to Elmwood Village is complete until you've browsed the Thin Ice artisan gift shop. So much talent on display.

Thank normans72
1 review
Reviewed March 19, 2015

These girls are very nice, professional and accommodating. They have partnered up with some of the best local artist's and crafter's to bring you some fantastic products. I bought a handmade leather wallet and love it.

Thank Victor K
Woodbridge, Virginia
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118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2014

This shop is very cool and has many unique crafts created by local artists. My wife and I spent at least 45 minutes looking at all the neat items. We could spend a ton on money here as everything is worth a look. A great owner as well!

Thank Vikes57

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