|Venue name:||Exit 9||Contact:|
51 Ave A
|Cross street:||between 3rd and 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–7:30pm, Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
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This little shop is my go-to for last-minute gifts, especially when I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for. The curated products range from locally-made clothing and jewelry to cool kitchen utensils to children's toys. It's perfect for finding presents for the host when you're on your way to a party, with affordable but thoughtful items like fancy candles and bar trinkets like the quirky bottle openers. Around the holidays, you'll see witty Christmas cards and thank-you notes, plus lots of random gag gifts like lava lamps and funny socks for a White Elephant exchange. The owners are very friendly and will happily wrap your items for free. Don't forget to grab some of the vintage candy at check-out—great for stocking stuffers!