Holiday gift guide 2012: NYC shops with the same stock in-store and online

Find the perfect holiday gift at one of these indie retailers, which offer a similar selection of unique gifts on their websites as they do in-store.

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  • Holiday gift guide 2012

    Nordic Ware castle bunt cake, $31, at Whisk NYC

  • Holiday gift guide 2012

    NorPro rainbow mortar and pestle, $16, at Whisk NYC

  • Holiday gift guide 2012

    Royal Cocktail coaster set, $19, at Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store

  • Holiday gift guide 2012

    Pendleton Glacier Park 5th Avenue throw, $150, at Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store

  • Holiday gift guide 2012

    Platinum geodesic globe, $75, at Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store

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    Gingko leaf servers, $38, at Global Table

  • Holiday gift guide 2012

    Set of six etched cordial glasses, $120, at Global Table

  • Holiday gift guide 2012

    Faux snakeskin serving trays, $40–$50, at Global Table

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    Hoyt & Bond wide-stripe scarf, $85, at Project No. 8

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    Braun voice-controlled alarm clock, $44, at Project No. 8

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    Accessorize flock-dot leather gloves, $43, at Accessorize

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    Accessorize Aztec Gem envelope clutch, $78, at Accessorize

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    Jonathan Adler elephant bowl, $88, at Delphinium Home

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    Foodie Fight trivia game, $19, at Delphinium Home

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    Uniform Wares 150 series wristwatch in rose/antique brown, $310, at the Future Perfect

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    Score and Solder table dodecahedron terrarium, $170, at the Future Perfect

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    Paul Loebach distortion candlestick, $24 each, at Bobby Berk Home

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    Jason Miller “Seconds” dessert plates, $80, at Bobby Berk Home

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    Harry Allen C’mere hand hook, $75, at Bobby Berk Home

Holiday gift guide 2012

Nordic Ware castle bunt cake, $31, at Whisk NYC

Save time this holiday season by scoping out the best gifts at these New York City gift shops, which have the same stock online as they do in-store. You can plan ahead and check out the unique gifts at the Future Perfect, Whisk NYC, Accessorize and other NYC gift shops.


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Whisk

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The culinarily inclined will love this shop’s comprehensive selection of kitchenware and tabletop decor. You’ll find gifts for both cooking neophytes and pro chefs, from basic OXO tools (peelers, can openers and more) to Le Creuset cookware in a full range of vibrant hues. There’s something for everyone who likes to get their hands dirty in the kitchen, including Nordic Ware castle bundt cake pans ($31), oversized brightly patterned cotton dish towels ($23) and rainbow wooden mortar and pestles ($16). • 231 Bedford Avenue at North 4th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn • 933 Broadway between 21st and 22nd Sts 

Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Opened in 2007 by Brooklynite Ann Cantrell, this urban version of the traditional general store specializes in clever, functional merchandise for city dwellers, such as Pendleton striped throws ($150), dry-erase geodesic globes that let you mark trip routes ($75) and vintage playing card–inspired cocktail coaster sets ($19). There’s something for every budget and taste, including eclectic wall art, puzzles and old-fashioned candy. Online shoppers can browse the site’s recommendations for dozens of best gifts for men, moms, friends or office gift swaps.

  1. 365 State St, (at Bond St)
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Global Table

  • Price band: 2/4

This home-accessories boutique stocks international finds like ginkgo-leaf servers ($38) from India, etched cordial glasses (six for $120) from China, colored glass bud vases ($26) from Japan, and faux snakeskin serving trays ($40–$50) from the U.S. The clean and sparse aesthetic of the brick-and-mortar shop is echoed on the website, which features a few dozen carefully selected products. Housewares range from modern minimalist to more intricately designed pieces.

  1. 107-09 Sullivan St, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
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Project No. 8 Men's

  • Price band: 4/4

Elizabeth Beer and Brian Janusiak, the owners of this upscale boutique, are on a mission to give lesser-known designers an outlet for distribution. Beer and Janusiak hand-select a diverse collection that includes books, housewares, accessories and clothing. The extensive online stock is organized in an alphabetical index and includes high-end items like Hoyt & Bond women’s lambswool scarves ($85) and Braun voice-controlled alarm clocks ($44). • 38 Orchard Street at Hester St • 22 W 29th St between Fifth Ave and Broadway

Accessorize

  • Price band: 1/4

Style mavens will go gaga at the exotic array of bags ($14–$115), shoes ($10–$68) and jewelry ($5–$89) for every occasion, including beaded envelope clutches ($78), black polka-dot leather gloves ($43) and sparkly jewel pendants ($23). The shop’s comprehensive, well-priced collection—sourced from buying trips to China, India and Ibiza—is also available online. • 329 Bleecker St between Christopher and W 10th Sts  • 41-49 E 14th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves

Delphinium Home

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This budget-friendly boutique debuted as Delphinium Card & Gift in 1996, but expanded to include home accessories three years later. Owned by friends and former musical-theater performers who wanted to serve their local community, the shop and its robust site hawk everything from whiskey stones ($22–$24) and elephant-shaped decorative bowls ($87) to game-night must-haves like Foodie Fight Trivia ($19). Browse the daily featured items on the home page for what’s new.

  1. 353 W 47th St, (between Eighth and Ninth Aves)
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The Future Perfect

  • Price band: 2/4

Founder David Alhadeff goes beyond trendy pieces to spotlight decorative arts and design, such as Uniform Wares rose-gold brown leather unisex watches ($310), Singgih Kartono handcrafted wood AM/FM radios ($225), and Score and Solder dodecahedron tabletop terrariums ($170). The shop’s contemporary smorgasbord of products can all be found online, and a special gift section categorizes items by desired price range. • 55 Great Jones St between Bowery and Lafayette St • 115 North 6th St at Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bobby Berk Home

  • Price band: 2/4

Celebrity home designer Bobby Berk opened his first luxury decor store in 2006 after stints at Bed Bath & Beyond and Portico Home + Spa. Those with an eye for modern design will coo over Berk’s assortment of sleek furnishings like Paul Loebach distortion candlesticks ($24), Jason Miller bird-print mismatched dessert plates (four for $90), and Harry Allen resin and marble cast hand hooks ($75). Before you head downtown to the contemporary boutique, peruse Berk’s complete collection of home goods online.

  1. 59 Crosby St, (between Broome and Spring Sts)
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