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Best gift shops: Long Island City

Find out where to shop for gifts in this Queens neighborhood.

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Slovak-Czech Varieties

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Slovak-Czech Varieties

A miscellany of glass bibelots, wooden toys and industrial-looking housewares round out this ethnic department store’s oddball offerings. A jaunt through its aisles feels like a visit to an old-world shop, via Czech board games ($25–$30) and retro calendars of Slovakian mountain ranges ($8). Electrical-outlet converters ($3) and vanilla-scented air fresheners patterned after Slovak currency ($3) make fun prevoyage mementos for anyone jonesing to visit Eastern Europe.

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