Very NYC Holiday Gift Ideas!
We love a good list for nice presents, so here are our top ten very NYC holiday gifts:
1: A Classic NYC Brunch!
Can’t make it to New York? Send a classic NYC brunch via Russ & Daughters!
Give a taste of New York with the city’s best bagels and lox. Any New Yorker (current or former) or food lover will go wild for this mouth-watering spread: New York’s finest Nova, all natural cream cheese, hand-rolled bagels, chocolate babka, and our Private Blend coffee with a Russ & Daughters ceramic tumbler. Includes a Russ & Daughters insulated bag. Perfect for a gift or a gathering of up to 6 people. $169 with FREE SHIPPING!
2: NYC or Brooklyn Tour Gift Certificate!
Give the gift of experiences! You can purchase for a specific tour or by dollar amount and they never expire! They are valid on all of our public tours including the following:
- Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour
- Williamsburg Bites: A Brooklyn Food Tour
- Sunday Funday: A Boozy Brooklyn Tour
- Chelsea Market, Meatpacking & High Line Food Tour
- Times Square Food, History & Architecture Tour
- Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour
- Brooklyn Happy Hour Shopping Tour
- Industry City Brooklyn Design Center Behind the Scenes Tour
- Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour
We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the city than an in-depth, entertaining exploration of a neighborhood through food, fashion or art!
3: Handmade housewares!
There’s nothing more special than something unique! We personally love La Mano, a pottery studio that offers beautiful handmade pieces. You can visit their studio in Chelsea and find recently created pieces or get custom one by orders. They also offer different types of classes for adults and children. Select from the intro workshops, silver clay workshops, and private lessons, all in small groups to help students develop better their skills. Learn yourself or get it for a loved one with their gift certificate for class of their preference!
4: Artisanal crafts from Artists & Fleas
Shop from talented makers and well curated selections of clothing, vintage clothing, art, bath and body products, jewelry, candles, records and more. There are more than 30 vendors in each location! They also offer cocktails, live DJ and more on certain dates. Check the calendar section of their website.
We can’t think of a better way to holiday shop than by visiting local markets that get decked out for the holidays!
5: Unique and artsy gifts from one of NYC’s Museum Gift Shops
For the artist and creative in your life, The Guggenheim Museum Store has a great variety of interesting gifts for children and adults under $50 dollars. You can choose from art, wear, play, books, prints or their exclusive Guggenheim brand.
6: NYC clothing brands
Only NY is an independent brand that was founded in 1997, based out of West Side Manhattan. The brand features an ongoing collaboration with the City of New York, inspired in the city’s most famous trademark. You can choose from t-shirts, pants, hoodies, socks, hats, shoes and more. And because Only NY is produced in limited quantities, you can be sure that you’re giving a very special gift.
7: All Made in NYC Gifts
For your four-legged friend in your holiday list, Cool Blue Dog offers the cutest apparel made for special dog breeds in Manhattan. The brand was created especially for French Bulldogs, Pugs, and English Bulldogs so they can enjoy the doggy clothes that typically is hard to fit on them. Free shipping s on orders over $75 dollars and international shipping is available.
8: Brooklyn Beer Brewing Kit
Give the taste of a fresh Brooklyn Beer with the Brooklyn Brew Shop Kit. It includes everything that you need to make your own beer from only $48 dollars. The best part is that the kit is reusable and you can create more beer with just buying the rinse packet and the beer mix. Also the beer bottle set for $22 is a great addition to accessorize it.
9: The HOTTEST gift this holidays!
Looking for the hottest gift this holiday? Find a wide selection of the best curated hot sauces with a range of flavor and heats. Visit one of their two stores in Chelsea or Brooklyn and have the experience of trying their amazing hot sauce sample bar. You can also buy their sauces or gift card from their online. OR, join our Sunday Funday Boozy Brooklyn Tour (we visit the Williamsburg Heatonist) or Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour that visits their Chelsea Market location.
10. Love Is Mighty
This brand makes absolutely gorgeous and high quality shoes, bags, scarves and more using recycled materials where possible and employs artisans in India. From their feature in Refinery29: Love Is Mighty combines ancient design techniques from India with recycled materials — making luxury fashion ACTUALLY sustainable. Photos above are from their stall at Harlem Maker’s Collective.
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