Best Places to Holiday Shop in the East Village

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and there are some great spots to find unique gifts in my neighborhood. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Exit 9 Gift Emporium – 51 AVENUE A
www.shopexit9.com

This is the place for the person on your list who has everything. From unique gag gifts to handmade cards, you’ll find something off-the-beaten-path for friends and family of all ages. They have a great variety of NY-centric gifts for the NYers in your life.

Some favorites:

Funky Manhattan Map $30.00

Funky Manhattan MapRyan Gosling Coloring Book $13.00

Ryan Gosling Coloring BookBrooklyn Cutting Board $50.00

brooklyn cutting board
2. Strand Book Store – 828 Broadway
www.strandbooks.com

This NYC staple is a year-round gem, but it’s also the perfect place to find gifts for the book nerds in your life (and for yourself!) this holiday season. Find new & used books at discount prices, along with a selection of gag gifts, cards and tote bags.

Some favorites:

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger $6.29
Catcher in the Rye

Hooty the Owl Tote Bag $14.95
Tote bag

Keep Calm and Write On Notebook $19.95
Notebook

3. Pink Olive – 439 E 9th St
pinkolive.com

What may first be considered a “shee-shee-foo-foo” type gift shop is actually a brilliant boutique with cute gifts for mom, baby, and hostess.  They have an outstanding selection of cards for every occasion, too.

Some favorites:

The Stache Baby Bodysuit $32.00
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“Je T’aime Paris” Paper Set $38.00
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Sunday Brunch Recipe Book $19.95
sunday brunch


Seasons Greetings & Happy Shopping!

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One Response to Best Places to Holiday Shop in the East Village

  1. Phil says:

    Those are some cool and funky shopping tips! Strand Bookstore rocks!

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