Holiday shopping in NYC can be downright enjoyable (see: Holiday markets) and sometimes painful (see: Crowded department stores). But once Thanksgiving dinner is over, it's time to start checking off your holiday shopping list. You may have already scored presents for your mom, your significant other and your kid sister. But what about these out-of-the-ordinary but just-as-indispensable NYC giftees in your life? In the spirit of giving, gift these important but often overlooked New Yorkers a present they will surely appreciate this holiday.
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Best Christmas gifts for your fellow New Yorkers
A friendly, respectful fellow tenant with a cute-as-hell pooch is hard to come by, so show your gratitude now before the worst happens: They say “goodbye to all that” and move to L.A.
Mood Indigo Scented Glass Candle $34.50, chapters.indigo.ca
Bark Breakfast of Chompions Pack Dog Toy $10, urbanoutfitters.com
This person encourages you to unapologetically rant about your ex, so repay them with a gift that says you promise to think long and hard about their words of advice—and that you won’t forget or overextend your session next time (probably).
The Thinker pencil sharpener $12.50, kikkerland.com
Hexagonal hourglass with gold stand $22, worldmarket.com
Since doormen are too busy signing in your guests and collecting your packages to worry about their own, the least you could do is help to keep them warm and entertained while they seamlessly handle it all. (And don’t forget that holiday tip.)
Frogger mini arcade game $19.99, thinkgeek.com
Heattech patterned scarf $14.90, uniqlo.com
These thoughtful tokens show your treasured troubadour just how much you appreciate their talent. You should definitely drop five bucks in their hat, but this present guarantees a shout-out during any future Grammy acceptance speeches… right?
There Are Artists Among Us T-shirt $24, whitney.org
Wireless Bluetooth karaoke handheld microphone $19.99, walmart.com