Holiday gift guide 2020

Shopping for others can be tough, so use our holiday gift guide to score kick-ass presents we know your clan will love

Holiday gift guide
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so spread good tidings by using our holiday gift guide 2020 to score the perfect presents for your loved ones. Holiday shopping can be super stressful, especially this year, from the department stores and holiday markets overrun with crowds to the headache that is finding room in your budget to splurge on your loved ones. Luckily for you, we’re here to help. Whether you're searching for affordable options or grand experiential gift ideas from some of the best New York attractions, just consider us your personal shopping elves. We'll help you go from “bah humbug!” to “ho ho ho” by the time the gift-giving season is through. 

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Holiday gift guide 2020

21 amazing holiday gift ideas from NYC makers
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21 amazing holiday gift ideas from NYC makers

After a tumultuous year, we need a little Christmas and we need it, like, yesterday. So hang the Christmas lights, polish your menorah and start checking off your shopping list with our hand-picked holiday gift ideas! You can lift spirits by opening your heart or your wallet. If you’re able to do the latter, pay it forward by doing all of your holiday shopping in NYC. By that, we mean supporting your favorite mom-and-pop stores and local makers who are selling epic gifts this holiday season. Our top 21 picks include amazing NYC gifts from a Black-owned jewelry company, an LGBTQ+ accessory designer, a Brooklyn woodworking company and more outstanding businesses.

Unique experience gifts in NYC for adventurous people
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Unique experience gifts in NYC for adventurous people

If your friends and family just aren’t going to be content with holiday-themed socks, opt for something a little more adventurous, like these experience gift ideas in NYC

The best NYC-themed gifts for the holidays
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The best NYC-themed gifts for the holidays

If you want to know what to buy a New Yorker, our NYC gifts for the holidays are a good place to start.

Where to buy NYC gifts for the holidays
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Where to buy NYC gifts for the holidays

Searching for Christmas gift ideas for someone who’s one of a kind? Luckily, so are the NYC gifts from New York’s brick-and-mortar shops. Before you start pinning through your BFF’s Amazon wish list, take a moment to sift through the unique gifts that can be found at the best places to go shopping in NYC. To get you started, we’ve curated a list of home decor stores with stunning antiques, the best bookstores with cute-as-hell merchandise, and more only-in-New-York gift shops with extraordinary presents.  

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