Best NYC Shops for Last Minute Holiday Gifts

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December 22, 2020
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The holiday season is predictable, occurring around the same time each year, and yet it always seems to sneak up on us. Suddenly we’re thrown into a shopping frenzy trying to find the perfect gifts in a short timeframe. Whether you’re a master procrastinator, or simply forgot someone on your list, we’ve got you covered. Below are our top NYC picks for finding last minute holiday gifts.

1. Sweets Box from Daily Provisions

This Danny Meyer restaurant is known for it’s delicious breakfast fare and sandwiches, but it’s also a great gift for the one with the sweet tooth on your list. Those who have had their crullers know that Daily Provisions does sweets right. Their Sweets Box comes with black and white tarts plus an assortment of cookies and brownies. 

2. Jam Trio from Murray’s Cheese

New York cheesemonger Murray’s offers a variety of options at several price points. Choose from gourmet cheeses, jams and serving accessories perfect for your favorite host. For those with a more discerning palate, go for the pate sampler

3. All About Cake from Milk Bar

This Milk Bar cookbook by Christina Tosi is for novice and experienced bakers alike. Not only will  they be able to recreate Milk Bar favorites like the cake truffles, but easy microwave mug cakes too.

4. Energy Magic Kit from Species By The Thousands

Ready to start 2021 off with good vibes? These energy clearing and energy magic kits from Species By The Thousands will have recipients ready to manifest their best life in no time.

5. Everything Bagel Kit from Farm Steady

Is there anything more quintessential New York than an everything bagel? This kit from Farm Steady is a great choice for home bakers bored with making sourdough or those that miss living in NYC.

6. Treat Yo’Elf basket from The Greene Grape

This sweet and savory gift basket from Brooklyn purveyor The Greene Grape is perfect for self care Sundays. Hot sauce lovers should also check out the Brooklyn heat basket with an assortment of locally made sauces and jams.

7. Bobba Kit from Tea and Milk

For the person on your list that constantly needs a bobba tea fix, Tea & Milk’s DIY kit has them covered. Locations in Astoria and Chelsea Market make it easy to pick up a gift when you’re short on time. 

8. E-gift card from BLK MKT Vintage

For that trendy friend who loves unique home goods with history, check out BLK MKT Vintage. The Brooklyn shop offers e-gift cards for those pressed for time, making it easy for recipients to pick out their own decor.

9. Eco-friendly toys from Playing Mantis

With an impressive collection of wooden eco-friendly toys and crafts, you’re sure to find something for your favorite little person at this Tribeca shop.

10. Toys from FAO Schwarz

The renowned toy store reopened in 2018 with plenty of interactive displays for kids and adults alike. Who could resist dancing on that giant piano? Reserve online for in store pick up and check out the tree at Rockefeller Center while there.

11. Make a charitable gift with NY Cares

For the person who has everything, consider making a charitable gift in their name. New York Cares connects you with several local charities online, making it quick and easy to make a donation.

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