Holiday gift guide 2014

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Looking for last minute gifts? Don’t panic, our holiday gift guide has hundreds of suggestions.

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Winter Village at Bryant Park

New Yorkers are a busy bunch, so this year, Time Out New York has compiled the ultimate holiday gift guide. Whether you're shopping online or at one of the best shops in NYC or seasonal holiday markets, surprise your friends and family with presents we handpicked just for them. From tech gifts to Gotham-inspired goodies for those who know NYC is the greatest city in the world, here's everything you need for the holiday season. 

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Holiday gift guide 2014

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20 awesome last minute gifts

Scoop up these perfect presents in New York City while you still have time to shop By this time next week, all the presents will be unwrapped…which means you're running out of time to finish your holiday shopping. Yes, the clock is ticking, but there's no reason to panic yet. We found 20 awesome holiday gifts at some of our favorite shops in New York. Pop into these boutiques while you're out and about this weekend, and your shopping list will get wrapped up so easily you'll actually have time to partake in some of the other Christmas activities in New York City. You might also like Holiday gift guide 2014 The best affordable party dresses for the holidays Most popular in Shopping & Style Holiday markets in New York City Shop the best seasonal markets and craft fairs in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists Fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores? Fortunately, New York has a wealth of holiday markets and craft fairs that you can browse if the big department stores with their holiday windows aren't your bag. These seasonal marts are great for checking things off of your holiday gift guide list—and for kindling a little holiday spirit in our hardened Gothamite hearts.RECOMMENDED: Christmas in New York guide Holiday markets in NYC Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and n

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The best cheap gifts for $25 and under

These bargain gifts are so great, they’ll never guess how little you spent During the holidays, New York’s gift shops can be tough on your wallet; especially when you need to find something special that costs much less than a Benjamin. But you can generate big smiles on a small budget this year, because we found a bunch of cheap gifts that look anything but. From trendy fashion jewelry to stylish sweaters for men, pinching pennies has never been so easy. And considering this bundle of offerings are all $25 and under, you’ll have plenty of cash leftover to shop for everyone on your nice list—or, hell, maybe just yourself. RECOMMENDED: The full holiday gift guide Most popular in Shopping & Style Holiday markets in New York City Shop the best seasonal markets and craft fairs in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists Fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores? Fortunately, New York has a wealth of holiday markets and craft fairs that you can browse if the big department stores with their holiday windows aren't your bag. These seasonal marts are great for checking things off of your holiday gift guide list—and for kindling a little holiday spirit in our hardened Gothamite hearts.RECOMMENDED: Christmas in New York guide Holiday markets in NYC Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and no

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The best funny gifts for the holiday season

These quirky presents will bring a smile to everyone's face the minute they unwrap them Looking for a present that will stand out this season? We found the best funny gifts that are perfect for everyone on your holiday list. From quirky culinary gifts and cool coasters to gag gifts and stocking stuffer ideas, these goodies are just as fun to give as they are to receive.RECOMMENDED: The full holiday gift guide Most popular in Shopping & Style Holiday markets in New York City Shop the best seasonal markets and craft fairs in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists Fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores? Fortunately, New York has a wealth of holiday markets and craft fairs that you can browse if the big department stores with their holiday windows aren't your bag. These seasonal marts are great for checking things off of your holiday gift guide list—and for kindling a little holiday spirit in our hardened Gothamite hearts.RECOMMENDED: Christmas in New York guide Holiday markets in NYC Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally made and well crafted. Among the 30-plus vendors are bag designer Pamela Barsky, vinyl slinger Eat Records and vintage seller

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The best NYC-themed gifts

Shop New York–themed gifts for men and women, featuring NYC neighborhoods, iconic buildings and the Gotham skyline We found these New York gifts at local stores such as Brooklyn Charm, By Brooklyn and Lockwood. Buy scarves, cufflinks, jewelry and home decor featuring NYC neighborhoods, iconic buildings and the Gotham skyline from New Balance, Alexis Bittar and Kate Spade New York. Popular Shopping & Style events this week Follow Elizabeth Denton on Twitter: @Elizabethann1 Find more gifts 50 stocking-stuffer ideas for $25 or less These stocking-stuffer ideas and crowd-pleasing presents are an easy way to make a big impact on a small budget. By Buy gifts for everyone on your list with these affordable stocking stuffers, all less than $25. Stock up on nail-polish ornaments from Topshop, Pendleton journals from Paper Source, chunky knit scarves from Old Navy and Alice + Olivia designer tumblers from Starbucks. Popular Shopping & Style events this week The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park In its 12th season, this outdoor market boasts more than 125 artisans selling everything from clothing and accessories to food and hot drinks. Gift ideas include Diana Warner New York rose-gold necklaces ($128), SOVL NYC recycled messenger bags ($180) and Brazilian Home Collection hand-painted lamps ($350–$650). Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and n

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The best culinary gifts for $25 and under

Treat every food lover on your list with these affordable goods. Popular Food & Drink venues You might also like Holiday gift guide 2013: The best gifts to give over the holidays Check off every name on your list with our holiday gift guide, which features unique gift ideas and the best gift shops in New York City New Yorkers are a busy bunch, so this year, Time Out New York has compiled the ultimate holiday gift guide. Surprise your favorite techies, beauty junkies, workout fiends and more with presents we handpicked just for them. Plus, enter our giveaway and you could win one of our recommended splurgeworthy holiday gifts. RECOMMENDED: Christmas in New York guide Holiday gift guide 2013 50 Stocking-stuffer ideas for $25 or less These stocking-stuffer ideas and crowd-pleasing presents are an easy way to make a big impact on a small budget. By Buy gifts for everyone on your list with these affordable stocking stuffers, all less than $25. Stock up on nail-polish ornaments from Topshop, Pendleton journals from Paper Source, chunky knit scarves from Old Navy and Alice + Olivia designer tumblers from Starbucks. Popular Shopping & Style events this week The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park In its 12th season, this outdoor market boasts more than 125 artisans selling everything from clothing and accessories to food and hot drinks. Gift ideas include Diana Warner New York rose-gold necklaces ($128), SOVL NYC recycled messenger bags ($180) and Brazilian Home Collection hand-painte

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25 stocking-stuffer ideas

These stocking-stuffer ideas and crowd-pleasing gifts are an easy way to make a big impact on a small budget this Christmas This year, stuff your family's stockings with something other than gift cards and candy (pro tip: Chocolate goes at the top of the stocking, not the bottom, lest it melt from the heat of the fireplace). Buy thoughtful, unique gifts for everyone on your list with these affordable stocking-stuffer ideas—from beanies and tech gifts to toys for your pets—all less than $25. RECOMMENDED: The full holiday gift guide Most popular in Shopping & Style Holiday markets in New York City Shop the best seasonal markets and craft fairs in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists Fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores? Fortunately, New York has a wealth of holiday markets and craft fairs that you can browse if the big department stores with their holiday windows aren't your bag. These seasonal marts are great for checking things off of your holiday gift guide list—and for kindling a little holiday spirit in our hardened Gothamite hearts.RECOMMENDED: Christmas in New York guide Holiday markets in NYC Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally ma

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The top tech gifts and gadgets

These tech gifts, gadgets, accessories and futuristic gizmos, including bluetooth gloves and watches, will please any electronics-loving lad or lady Shop for the latest tech gifts, including watches that alert you to phone calls, sunglasses that record video and solar-charging messenger bags. These high-tech gadgets, electronics and accessories can be found at NYC stores such as Turntable Lab NY, AC Gears and Apple. Popular Shopping & Style events this week Follow Rachel LeWinter on Twitter: @Rachel_LeWinter Find more gifts 50 stocking-stuffer ideas for $25 or less These stocking-stuffer ideas and crowd-pleasing presents are an easy way to make a big impact on a small budget. By Buy gifts for everyone on your list with these affordable stocking stuffers, all less than $25. Stock up on nail-polish ornaments from Topshop, Pendleton journals from Paper Source, chunky knit scarves from Old Navy and Alice + Olivia designer tumblers from Starbucks. Popular Shopping & Style events this week The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park In its 12th season, this outdoor market boasts more than 125 artisans selling everything from clothing and accessories to food and hot drinks. Gift ideas include Diana Warner New York rose-gold necklaces ($128), SOVL NYC recycled messenger bags ($180) and Brazilian Home Collection hand-painted lamps ($350–$650). Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelse

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White Elephant and Secret Santa holiday gift ideas

Shopping for White Elephant and Secret Santa gifts? Look no further than these top picks for anyone on your list. Stuck on what to get for your office White Elephant gift exchange? This year, make it easy on yourself with these top gender-neutral gifts, perfect for a round of Secret Santa when you don't have a clue what to get your co-worker or cousin. Instead of going with the usual funny gifts or picking up a stocking stuffer, these good-for-everyone presents allow you to start shopping even before the "save the dates" are sent out. The best part? These cheap gifts are all under $25, to keep in line with the monetary limit for most White Elephant and Secret Santa gift exchanges.RECOMMENDED: The full holiday gift guide Most popular in Shopping & Style Holiday markets in New York City Shop the best seasonal markets and craft fairs in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists Fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores? Fortunately, New York has a wealth of holiday markets and craft fairs that you can browse if the big department stores with their holiday windows aren't your bag. These seasonal marts are great for checking things off of your holiday gift guide list—and for kindling a little holiday spirit in our hardened Gothamite hearts.RECOMMENDED: Christmas in New York guide Holiday markets in NYC Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, s

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The best gifts for women this holiday season

Put the toaster down and get her what she really wants this year Lucky for us New Yorkers, Gotham has some of the best gift shops and holiday markets in the world. But finding the best gifts for women can feel overwhelming. Thankfully this year, we’ve done the shopping for you. Whether she’s a beauty addict, hip homemaker, knitwear lover or a sucker for anything that glitters, these foolproof suggestions are so fun and thoughtful you’ll get your shopping list all checked off in no time.RECOMMENDED: The full holiday gift guide Most popular in Shopping & Style More Shopping & Style stories 15 best shops in NYC Conquer NYC's shopping scene with the best shops for clothing, accessories and more Body-art trends for fall Get ready to see a lot of fake freckles and gold temporary tattoos on trendy New Yorkers Stylish workout clothes Sweat in style with these fitness wares and finally say goodbye to that old gym shirt. You might also like Holiday markets in New York City Shop the best seasonal markets and craft fairs in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists Fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores? Fortunately, New York has a wealth of holiday markets and craft fairs that you can browse if the big department stores with their holiday windows aren't your bag. These seasonal marts are great for checking things off of your holiday gift guide list—and for kindling a little holiday spirit in our hardened Gothamite hearts.RECOMMEN

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The best gifts for men this holiday season

Find the perfect gifts for men—no matter their age or style—with our handy gift guide for the gents. Whether the guys on your list are dapper or dudely, these gifts for men are ones they won't want to return. Forgo the expected gift card and opt for unique and thoughtful gift ideas—from whiskey stones and beer accessories to tech gifts and leather goods. This Christmas or Hanukkah, you'll out-do the rest with these unique (and manly) gift ideas. RECOMMENDED: The full holiday gift guide Most popular in Shopping & Style Holiday markets in New York City Shop the best seasonal markets and craft fairs in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists Fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores? Fortunately, New York has a wealth of holiday markets and craft fairs that you can browse if the big department stores with their holiday windows aren't your bag. These seasonal marts are great for checking things off of your holiday gift guide list—and for kindling a little holiday spirit in our hardened Gothamite hearts.RECOMMENDED: Christmas in New York guide Holiday markets in NYC Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally made and well crafted. Among the 30-plus vendors

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100 best gift shops

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Williamsburg

Find out where to shop for gifts in this Brooklyn neighborhood. Critics' picks A&G Merch Sleek sofas and haute household goods line the walls at this haven for hip urban apartment dwellers. The spacious shop is an offshoot of Billyburg design mecca The Future Perfect (founder David Alhadeff is the “A” in A&G’s name; the “G” is for co-founder Jill Goldhand), hence the überstylish pieces you’ll find—like small, modular items named after Brooklyn nabes, the brand’s plush Bedford lounges ($1,599) and trendy Red Hook dining sets (table $769, chair $219, bench $319). A&G also offers more affordable, quirky items, like toast-shaped coasters ($12) and wall-mounted bottle openers ($9), ideal for home decorators on a budget. Abode New York Find sleek styles, bold colors and cool graphics in Tony Wong’s contemporary housewares shop. Nothing here is clunky or unwieldy, and most of the items fit just right in small apartments. Look for that perfect pop of color in Abode’s many bowls, serving trays, linens, bedding and rugs from eco-friendly brands like Goldiehome, Paper Cloud and Teroforma. Catbird Rony Vardi opened her teeny accessories boutique in 2006 as a companion to the larger, clothing-focused outpost of Catbird on Metropolitan Avenue. Though that store closed in 2009, the girly, white-walled Bedford branch is still going strong, offering a carefully curated selection of jewelry, accessories, home goods and more. “I consider it my life’s work,” explains Vardi of her quest to find

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Soho

Find out where to shop for gifts in this downtown Manhattan neighborhood. Critics' picks Anthropologie Decidedly more refined and upscale than its sibling shop, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie specializes in bohemian and vintage-inspired clothing and home decor, as indicated by their eternally-inspiring, always-changing store design schemes. While they offer a slew of in-house clothing lines, they've started turning out designer capsule collections with harder-to-find labels like Twinkle by Wenlan and Maria Bonita Extra, which means that there are a plethora of well-cut patterned dresses, oversize knit sweaters and adorable, wear-everywhere tops. The home goods are particularly strong and range from the big (huge armchairs recovered in Scandinavian textiles) to the eensy (door pulls fashioned out of chunks of graphite). CB2 Home-design aficionados and budget-conscious shoppers flock to the hipper, more wallet-friendly spin-off of domestic-goods behemoth Crate & Barrel. The 7,500-square-foot space is packed with modern furnishings that are scaled down for apartment dwellers, along with sleek tableware and chic accents. Global Table Following in the footsteps of its long-standing Soho shop, this home-accessories boutique known for its worldly wares opened a second location uptown. For those who can’t afford to globe-trot but crave a touch of international flair in their homes, Global Table offers modern, handcrafted housewares and home goods sourced from around the world. Mini

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West Village

Critics' picks AC Gears This shop is like Toys “R” Us for adults. The futuristic space offers the newest electronics, cool gadgets and fun tchotchkes from around the world. Explore the headphones selection by trying on one of the high-end brands, like the popular Zumreeds that come in a range of punchy colors ($40–$60). Check out the best-selling Bandai Gun o’Clock ($90), an alarm clock with a pop-up target and toy gun—so when that dreaded sound goes off in the wee hours of the morning, just reach for the gun and shoot the damn thing. More playful items include limited-edition Mimobot Star Wars–themed memory drives ($46), Kikkerland robot pencil sharpeners ($13) and disappearing glow-in-the-dark graffiti paint from Suck UK ($66). Accessorize Watch your back, Claire’s: A new dirt-cheap costume-jewelry shop has surfaced. U.K. retailer Accessorize is finally bringing its trendy, affordable designs across the pond to a West Village storefront (with a Union Square location opening November 18). We’re talking chunky, jewel-covered cuffs ($25), cluster cocktail rings ($20) and sequined clutches with British flag designs ($58). Sound sparkly? The store itself is as glittery as it gets, with vintage-inspired dressing tables and classic armoires covered in antique gems. Expect to see more from Accessorize in the future; this is the first of 100 planned stores set to open in the U.S. throughout the next four years. Bookmarc Designer Marc Jacobs’s West Village empire continues to expand

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East Village

Find out where to shop for gifts in this downtown Manhattan neighborhood. Critics' picks Exit 9 This oddball shop is like Spencer's for grown-ups—except there are no naked fat-lady greeting cards. Gags and gaffs abound, whether they're virtually useless (Instant Gay Accent mouth spray, skull-and-crossbone-shaped ice-cube trays) or surprisingly useful (sturdy wallets, pens with flashlights and laser pointers). This is indisputably the neighborhood's go-to spot for wacky games, goofy cards, silly stocking-stuffers and everything in between. John Derian World-famous for his eternally popular decoupage plates and platters depicting everything from turn-of-the-century love letters to mating donkeys, Derian’s old-world-feeling shop is chock-full of great gifts like papier-mâché votive holders, canvas totes printed with images of whales , and Moroccan poufs in gold and hot pink. The adjacent dry-goods shop features a slew of covetable linens, such as delicately printed pillowcases and imported suzanis. La Sirena This store is jammed with all sorts of fun and colorful Mexican crafts, from wearable treasures such as serapes and sombreros to knickknacks, home-decor items and religious idols. The name, meaning "the mermaid," reflects the little shop's folkloric bent. Random Accessories You’ll find things at Random Accessories that you never knew you needed—until you try choosing just one. Mini windup music boxes? Frozen smile ice trays? It’s all here, and each costs less than $10. Pres

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Free gift tags from fashion designers

We commissioned two of our favorite NYC designers to create custom gift tags just for Time Out New York readers Whether you're giving a small stocking stuffer or an expensive tech gizmo, here's a fashionable and free accessory to adorn any present. Download Patricia Field and Timo Weiland's custom gift tags to add a stylish touch to any offering. Want more designer goods? Enter to win a $100 gift card to shop their chic threads. Download the gift tags as a PDF Popular Shopping & Style events this week The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park In its 12th season, this outdoor market boasts more than 125 artisans selling everything from clothing and accessories to food and hot drinks. Gift ideas include Diana Warner New York rose-gold necklaces ($128), SOVL NYC recycled messenger bags ($180) and Brazilian Home Collection hand-painted lamps ($350–$650). Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally made and well crafted. Among the 30-plus vendors are bag designer Pamela Barsky, vinyl slinger Eat Records and vintage seller Brooklyn Bleu. Enter the building at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 15th Street. Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Willi

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These stocking-stuffer ideas and crowd-pleasing presents are an easy way to make a big impact on a small budget. By Buy gifts for everyone on your list with these affordable stocking stuffers, all less than $25. Stock up on nail-polish ornaments from Topshop, Pendleton journals from Paper Source, chunky knit scarves from Old Navy and Alice + Olivia designer tumblers from Starbucks. Popular Shopping & Style events this week The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park In its 12th season, this outdoor market boasts more than 125 artisans selling everything from clothing and accessories to food and hot drinks. Gift ideas include Diana Warner New York rose-gold necklaces ($128), SOVL NYC recycled messenger bags ($180) and Brazilian Home Collection hand-painted lamps ($350–$650). Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally made and well crafted. Among the 30-plus vendors are bag designer Pamela Barsky, vinyl slinger Eat Records and vintage seller Brooklyn Bleu. Enter the building at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 15th Street. Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenw

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Beauty supplies and grooming gifts for both sexes (2013)

These beauty supplies and grooming gifts for men and women will be sure to pamper your loved ones. These beauty supplies and grooming gifts will pamper those on your list who love experimenting with makeup, fragrance, nail polish and skin care. Look for creative packaging from Benefit and Lush, storage solutions from PBteen and stocking stuffers from VMV Skin Specialist Boutique and Fresh. Popular Shopping & Style events this week The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park In its 12th season, this outdoor market boasts more than 125 artisans selling everything from clothing and accessories to food and hot drinks. Gift ideas include Diana Warner New York rose-gold necklaces ($128), SOVL NYC recycled messenger bags ($180) and Brazilian Home Collection hand-painted lamps ($350–$650). Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally made and well crafted. Among the 30-plus vendors are bag designer Pamela Barsky, vinyl slinger Eat Records and vintage seller Brooklyn Bleu. Enter the building at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 15th Street. Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood

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Eco-friendly gifts: A holiday gift guide for the earth-conscious (2013)

Shop these eco-friendly gifts for men, women and the home, featuring organic and recycled materials. We found these eco-friendly gifts from local stores such as Owl and Thistle General Store, MoMA Design Store and Personnel of New York. Look for jewerly, home decor, ties and sunglasses that use organic and recycled materials. Popular Shopping & Style events this week The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park In its 12th season, this outdoor market boasts more than 125 artisans selling everything from clothing and accessories to food and hot drinks. Gift ideas include Diana Warner New York rose-gold necklaces ($128), SOVL NYC recycled messenger bags ($180) and Brazilian Home Collection hand-painted lamps ($350–$650). Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally made and well crafted. Among the 30-plus vendors are bag designer Pamela Barsky, vinyl slinger Eat Records and vintage seller Brooklyn Bleu. Enter the building at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 15th Street. Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko

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Fitness gifts for athletes and outdoorsy types (2013)

These fitness gifts will appeal to any athlete in your life, whether they enjoy yoga, running, soccer, golf or biking. These fitness gifts will appeal to athletes of all stripes, whether they enjoy golf, yoga, soccer, running, biking, hiking or just hitting the gym. Active types will adore SoulCycle ornaments made by Jonathan Adler, Athleta running cuffs with hidden pockets and K-Way foldable gym bags. Popular Shopping & Style events this week The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park In its 12th season, this outdoor market boasts more than 125 artisans selling everything from clothing and accessories to food and hot drinks. Gift ideas include Diana Warner New York rose-gold necklaces ($128), SOVL NYC recycled messenger bags ($180) and Brazilian Home Collection hand-painted lamps ($350–$650). Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally made and well crafted. Among the 30-plus vendors are bag designer Pamela Barsky, vinyl slinger Eat Records and vintage seller Brooklyn Bleu. Enter the building at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 15th Street. Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ s

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Anna B
Anna B

Hi there!

Wow! That's a really great selection last minute gifts. 

I also sected some afforadable gifts, mostly under $100 and with high reviews from people who have purchased them. As a frequent traveler, I made the list of gifts that are especially suited for travelers. And the best thing is that most of them will arrive before Christmas, if you harry up and order the now. 


You can find the list of affordable gifts for travelers here:

http://www.balticmuse.com/2014/12/17/35-brilliant-gifts-for-travelers-that-will-inspire-their-wanderlust/


If you are like me and shop at a very last minute, this list can help you to find a great gift  at a very last minute for someone who loves traveling ;)

J F
J F

Or you could purchase the liquidation of my formerly geeky life. I'm selling my entire "adult" comic collection on eBay. Unique gifts you can't get in a store. Almost all are out of print.

 
For the New Yorker Magazine fan, intellectual type: The complete "Acme Novelty Library" series from Chris Ware, the author of "Jimmy Corrigan" and "Building Stories" graphic novels.


For for the dark and cynical: The complete run of "Eightball" by "Ghost World" and "Art School Confidential" creator Daniel Clowes.


And for that Luddite hater of the modern world: The near complete "Palookaville" by"It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken" author Seth.


All end this sunday December 7th.

hillslearning
hillslearning

Why not give the gift of learning Asian languages and cultures? Hills Learning (http://www.hillslearning.com/) offers special gift certificates in 2014 for Asian language classes. We have both group and private classes, with special discounts on packages for private lessons. It's a great opportunity for all ages (kids to adults) to learn languages in the new year of 2015. 

Dakota
Dakota

The ultimate holiday gift this year? NYC Stand Up Comedy Classes from the premier source! Our next Stand-up Level 1 Class starts December 16th and is taught by Cory Kahaney (Comedy Central special, HBO special, Letterman, Craig Ferguson). Cory’s an international headlining pro and is often busy on the road. Take advantage of this opportunity. Sign up for the Dec 16th class OR buy a gift certificate and get $100 in savings! Register for class before Dec 14th and save $50 PLUS get a pair of comp tickets to Gotham Comedy Club (value of $50): http://www.manhattancomedyschool.com/classes-and-registration/ (Simply register online for $399 and I’ll mail you a check for $50 and the comp tickets in 30 days). You can also buy someone a gift certificate for a class for the holidays and get $100 in savings! $50 off on the class AND a pair of comp tickets to Gotham Comedy Club (value of $50). (Simply register online for $399 and I’ll mail you a check for $50 and the comp tickets in 30 days). Purchase here: http://www.manhattancomedyschool.com/classes-and-registration/ If you have any questions at all please call 212-896-3911.

Mandy
Mandy

How about classes! Language classes are really fun and a perfect gift for a friend, roommate, family member or romantic interest. You can take them together for a cool shared activity or package them with a plane ticket if you are going all out on gifts this year! Try Fluent City - they have awesome classes for adults in NYC in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 10 languages are offered. Check them out at http://www.fluentcity.com