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

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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.

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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

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