0 Love It

Holiday gift guide 2013: Stylish Christmas crackers

The British custom of placing brightly wrapped cardboard-tube party favors (filled with tchotchkes and beauty products) on the table during the holidays gets a glam makeover with these stylish holiday poppers

1/15
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

Jingle All the Way Snap, Pop, Bang crackers (with small gifts, jokes and paper crowns), six for $27, at amazon.com

2/15

Pier 1 Imports party crackers (with novelty items, jokes and paper crowns), six for $25, at Pier 1 Imports, 71 Fifth Ave at 15th St (212-206-1911) • 1110 Third Ave at 65th St (646-358-1360) • pier1.com

3/15

Anatomicals A Smacker in a Cracker Christmas Kissing Kit (with minty tingling lip balm and breath freshener), $5, at asos.com

4/15

Origins Surprise Twist Set (with two sample-size products and a headband), six for $47, at Origins, locations throughout the city; visit origins.com

5/15

Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker (with 9ml Blackberry & Bay Cologne, 15ml Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash and 15ml Grapefruit Body Crème), $40, at Jo Malone London, 330 Bleecker St at Christopher St (212-242-1454, jomalone.com)

6/15

Cowshed Cracking Cow gift set (with two mini bath and shower gels), $15, at Flat 128, 15 Christopher St between Greenwich Ave and Waverly Pl (914-582-6814)

7/15

Nails Inc. Christmas Crackers (with full-size nail polishes), six for $38, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

8/15
Photograph: Jim Hildreth

Williams-Sonoma ’Twas the Night Before Christmas Crackers (with small trinkets, jokes, paper party hats and surprises), 12 for $20, at Williams-Sonoma, locations throughout the city; visit williams-sonoma.com

9/15

Souvenir Suitcase chevron party crackers, $6 each, at souvenirsuitcase.etsy.com

10/15

Green & Spring Christmas Cracker (with three mini skin-care products), $31, at asos.com

11/15

Meri Meri Mini Confetti crackers (with hats, fun facts and wineglass charms), eight for $20, at amazon.com

12/15

Pier 1 Imports plaid party crackers (with novelty items, jokes and paper crowns), eight for $19, at Pier 1 Imports, 71 Fifth Ave at 15th St (212-206-1911) • 1110 Third Ave at 65th St (646-358-1360) • pier1.com

13/15

Party City large Christmas crackers (with paper crowns, toy favors, riddles and surprises), eight for $20, at Party City, 38 W 14th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-271-7310, partycity.com)

14/15

Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas Cracker Orchestra (with paper hats, jokes, trivia questions and musical whistles), eight for $30, at hammacher.com

15/15

Jouer Sparkle & Shine Holiday crackers (with a party horn, a hair tie, jewelry, a bookmark and a mini lip gloss), four for $58, at birchbox.com

These festive holiday and Christmas crackers make for great stocking stuffers or place settings during holiday parties. The fashionable favors can double as decor, and contain beauty products, makeup and mini desk supplies. Shop for them at NYC stores including Origins, Jo Malone, Williams-Sonoma and Pier 1 Imports.

Follow Rachel LeWinter on Twitter: @Rachel_LeWinter

RECOMMENDED: See the complete guide to Christmas in New York

Find more gifts

50 stocking-stuffer ideas for $25 or less (2013)

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Home-decor, furniture, kitchen and bar accessories (2013)

Home-decor aficionados will appreciate these high-design pieces for the home, including wall decor, bar accessories and entertaining gifts. Home-decor gifts are a thoughtful purchase for anyone who loves to decorate. Choose from colorful Marimekko coasters, stylish Jonathan Adler ceramic canisters, Pier 1 Imports mosaic vases and Paper Source ikat-print aprons. 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 wo

Read more

Notable New Yorker favorites (2013)

Local boldfaced names reveal their wish lists and their favorite local stores for holiday-gift shopping. We asked celebrities, industry experts and designers where they like to shop in NYC for gifts, and what items they stockpile as sure-to-please, foolproof presents. Find out what’s on the personal wish list of home-decor guru Jonathan Adler, makeup maven Sonia Kashuk, and jewelry designers Danielle and Jodie Snyder. Popular NYC stores that got multiple mentions from the knowledgeable group include John Derian, ABC Carpet & Home and C.O. Bigelow. 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 ti

Read more

Splurgeworthy culinary gifts (2013)

Popular Food & Drink venues You might also like $25 and under culinary gifts: Holiday gift guide 2013 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-go

Read more

Best new online shopping sites (2013)

These new online shopping sites offer unique presents that you can purchase from the comfort of home As much as we enjoy perusing the Christmas and holiday windows in New York City, when it comes to actually purchasing presents, it’s often less stressful to head online. We dug up the top ten new online gift sites to hit the Web in the past year, including ethically minded e-tailer Zady; Williams-Sonoma’s personalized-gift site Mark and Graham; and Strolby, which sells goods from Brooklyn boutiques such as A Lovely Universe, Foxy & Winston and Species by the Thousands. 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. Brook

Read more

Stylish Christmas crackers (2013)

The British custom of placing brightly wrapped cardboard-tube party favors (filled with tchotchkes and beauty products) on the table during the holidays gets a glam makeover with these stylish holiday poppers These festive holiday and Christmas crackers make for great stocking stuffers or place settings during holiday parties. The fashionable favors can double as decor, and contain beauty products, makeup and mini desk supplies. Shop for them at NYC stores including Origins, Jo Malone, Williams-Sonoma and Pier 1 Imports. 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 Brookly

Read more
See more Holiday gift guide 2013

Comments

0 comments