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20 things NYC parents really want for the holidays

What would moms and dads put on their ultimate holiday wish list? We have a feeling macaroni art doesn't make the cut...

Written by
Hannah Doolin

It's the most wonderful time of year in New York City! Between watching your favorite Christmas movies on repeat and tackling all the other fun things to do in the winter with the kiddos, you've probably got some shopping to do—but it doesn't have to just be about holiday gifts for kids. Your youngster's artwork is great and all, be we stopped for a minute to think about the things that NYC parents really want for the holidays!

1. Your kids actually get a NYC snow day…and you get a snow day from work!  

2. An adult-size scooter to ride alongside the kids on the way to school.  

3. A personal chef to make school lunches your kids will actually eat AND conform to NYC’s nut-free classroom rules.

4. A weekend brunch with the family at Clinton Street Baking Co….with no wait to get a table.

5. An "in" at that super competitive Pre–K.  

6. An all-inclusive ski vacation…with 24/7 childcare.  

7. Running into Jake Gyllenhaal at your local coffee shop. He says hi.   

8. A subscription service that cheaply outfits the entire family (Stitch Fix, FabKids and Trunk Club in one)  

9. A free hour to go to the gym.

10. Securing an apartment with the holy trinity: In-unit washer, dryer and dishwasher.  

11. A hovercraft to help get the kids, diaper bag and stroller up the subway steps in one, swift movement.  

12. A personal shopper who will battle the crowds on Black Friday and score affordable gifts for the whole family.  

13. Unlimited Uber rides for LIFE.

14. A Trader Joe’s fast pass that let’s you stroll right to the front of the line.  

15. Extra pairs of gloves to replace all the kids’ forgotten mittens left behind on the subway, sidewalk, playground…  

16. A year’s worth of playdates at someone else’s house.  

17. For the kids to finally lose interest in Frozen. The soundtrack, too.

18. …And for them to behave like Elf on the Shelf is watching all year long.

19. Free delivery and construction of all IKEA products. Especially that crib with 500 little pieces that your ordered for the baby’s room.

20. For Dad to be on gift-wrapping duty (and do a Martha Stewart-level job).

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