It’s easy to make the most of your holiday shopping in a city like New York. With exceptional shops all over the city from Uptown through Brooklyn, you’re guaranteed to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer for that special someone or a fun-loving gag gift for your best friend, you’re sure to discover a variety of options for your loved ones (and perhaps a gift or two to keep for yourself) from some of New York’s best stores.
For the One Who Appreciates Luxury
Know someone who appreciates the finer things in life? If so, there are more than a few options for finding a gift that’s up to their gilded standards. For big-name brands, take a stroll down the Upper East Side’s iconic Fifth Avenue, where you’ll find recognizable boutiques and retailers like Louis Vuitton, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more unique, try Jussara Lee’s designer boutique for bespoke apparel, located just a fourteen-minute cab ride from The Wagner.
For the Effortlessly Cool Friend
Shopping for that chic and in-the-know friend can be daunting, but not in New York. As the undisputed style capital of the country, there are more than a handful of shops that are guaranteed to satisfy the cool-quotient you’re looking for. To start, give the gift of polished yet edgy NYC style with a moto jacket from Veda in SoHo. Or, head to Anthom to pick-up a few items from the best up-and-coming designers. Either way, you’ll find plenty to swoon over.
For the Hard-To-Shop For Men
We’re all familiar with the tried and tested cliché—dads, bros, and male-identified friends are often the hardest to shop for. Luckily, New York’s shopping scene makes it a little easier. For streetwear, you can’t go wrong at Dover Street Market, where you’ll find racks of slick T-shirt brands, fashion-forward labels and emerging designers. Or, if the guys in your life have a more relaxed style, try Token, a new surf-style inspired shop in SoHo. And if your fellas prefer tunes to new threads, you can’t go wrong at one of New York’s beloved vinyl stores.
For the Little Ones
There’s no better way to revisit the nostalgic magic of the holidays than shopping for the little tots in your life. For trendy apparel that’ll turn your little one into the coolest kid in the sandbox, make a trip to Yoya in Greenwich Village. Or, pick up the best in unique, handcrafted toys at Dinosaur Hill, which also has a selection of fun musical instruments and children’s clothes.