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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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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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