Our Story

At Flicker, we strive to be unique. We continue to blaze our own trail as our ideas and business model continue to be instrumental in the development of many other metaphysical shops and pop-ups.

From our humble opening at a flea market in 2005 to our tiny shop tucked between restaurants on Main Street, we have grown into a large, beautiful & serene space located in the Hamburg Village Square Plaza. We have strived to remain unique and ahead of the curve and are proud to continue this trend. To see and feel what we offer, we invite you to come explore our unique, thoughtful and inspirational selection of gifts that delight the senses. From collectible gifts, jewelry & candles, clothing & accessories to metaphysical supplies, crystals, incense, tarot & oracle cards, and books, most of our amazing products are fair-trade sourced from around the globe -including craftsmen & women from our own neighborhood!  Every item at Flicker is cleansed and charged with our amazing energy to be sure it brings you or your gift recipient years of happiness and joy. We are proud to remain one of the premier shops in WNY. 

Do you want to know our back story? keep reading...

Nothing successful comes without time, love and lots of effort...

Make Love Not War. This was heard often while growing up in the 60's, where New Age style thinking was in full swing. The Viet Nam war was in full swing and every life was precious. I was the youngest of 6 and my sibs were all teens. There were almost as many protests about the war as there were young men getting drafted.  American Bandstand and Soul Train were the in-things to watch. "Cher, Simon and Garfunkel, and Janis Ian personified a generalized, often self-righteous youthful rebellion that in its more pointed songs was labeled “protest” music - where Elvis, Aretha, Stevie Wonder, CCR, The Supremes, The Doors, Beach Boys and more- were All-American powerhouses! Surely we mustn't forget The Crystals & Deep Purple!  

Keep on Truckin' - On one sunshiney day in the mid 60's, MM (my Mom) let us paint bohemian flowers all over her VW microbus - almost exactly like the toy ones you see today!  My siblings dipped my 4-year-old feet in paint and held me up so I could walk all over the sides of the minibus leaving colorful footprints trecking amongst the flowers. It was a sight to behold as all the neighbors came out to see the cool and groovy van. The Partridge family had nothing on us!! It was one of my happiest family memories.  

This too Shall Pass. Just as rainy days eventually give way to rainbows and sunshine, so do sunny days turn cloudy. I learned this lesson way too early... Following that awesome summer of Love, everything I knew imploded. It all started with my big brother, Ray, getting drafted and sent to VietNam as a member of the Mighty Screaming Eagles. My sweet brother being forced to do the unspeakable while my oldest sister marched in protest against the war.  What followed was many years of hardship. If I listed everything, it would fill up this website. My mom fell into depression but instead of wallowing she started seeking answers through various religious organizations. I felt at home in the churches. I recall seeing spirits and hearing "radio noise" when I was as young as 4 years old. My Mom believed after I described a spirit that she identified. I met people and learned from all faiths and walks of life. My sisters taught me how to meditate, about life paths, Akashic records and creating our own blueprints. I learned the power of manifesting through prayer. I had always felt this strong connection but my logical mind made me think I was just crazy.  The older I got and the more impossible things were that I manifested, I realized I'm not crazy. I have no doubt there is a God, a higher power who will answer us in unexpected ways.

I started using crystal energy in 2003 when I picked up beading as a new meditative hobby. I felt the energy of the stones so I researched the properties then made and sold intention pieces.  After dealing with some serious issues-spinal injuries from car accidents and the fallout that had on my job and previous marriage, I decided to sell off my collection at a local flea market. Shoppers loved my pretties so much, instead of selling out, I began sourcing pieces for local area shops. Such fun! My hobby turned into a business and I created and managed Sparkle Wholesale for over 10 years. 

When Mike and I moved the business to Hamburg, we became Flicker Gifts to incorporate the amazing candles we were making. We wanted our shop to be unique but also to feel welcoming, cheerful, inspirational and interesting. We  searched the globe to find products that enrich lives & are made with good intentions because we believe treating people with love, joy and respect can change the world.

Each and every item spends its retail days in our store full of love, light and great energy before it is ready to go to its forever home and we can't wait to share it all with you! We hope our products and our staff help you to feel good, enhance your life and inspire goodness in your heart.   

Thank you for stopping by - we hope you enjoy this little piece of our world.

Love, Light and blessings,

Diana & Mike

~ Let your light shine bright with a gift from Flicker 💜