Exit 9

Shopping , Boutiques East Village
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Exit 9
Exit 9
After 16 years of doing business in the East Village, this quirky gift haven moved down the street, doubling the size of its digs in the process. The brightly lit, well-stocked space now resembles Exit 9’s Brooklyn location, with tiled floors, backlit wall shelving and light-wood display tables teeming with merch that ranges from silly (bandages that look like bacon strips, $6; giant plush microbes, $9) to sleek (Eskuché metallic-finished padded headphones, $49–$149). Narwhal billfolds made from up-cycled neckties ($45) and Raaka beautifully packaged bars of unroasted stone-ground chocolate ($5–$9) make for great last-minute presents. Nab an Oxford four-setting picnic basket ($90) for alfresco outings, or some Voluspa candles in scents like pomegranate and white currant ($30) to keep your apartment smelling fresh.
Venue name: Exit 9
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Address: 51 Ave A
New York

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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Hannah D

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!