Ann Cantrell stocks her one-room shop full of everything urbanites need for their pads, as well as unique gifts she deems “Best in Show.” Nab Frausto & Co. The Gentleman’s Deck playing cards ($16), featuring different tips for dudes (like how to tie a tie), Atlas world-map cork boards ($40), Stelton coffee presses ($45) and Fred letter-stamped cookie cutters (set of 28, $20). The friendly staff will wrap your gift for free in the store’s signature royal blue and green trimmings all year round.
Holiday gift giving can get expensive, and that’s not including the extra dough for gift-wrap. These five New York City shops make it simple by offering either free or cheap gift-wrapping. Check out presents for men and women from Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store, Pylones, Pink Olive and the Strand Book Store.
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