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
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.
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2. Strand Book Store – 828 Broadway
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.
3. Pink Olive – 439 E 9th St
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.
Seasons Greetings & Happy Shopping!