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Gifts For Your Favorite New Yorker

By Paulina CajigalNov 17 2021

It’s that time of year again where our browsing history consists of phrases like “holiday gift guide” or “unique holiday presents.” Some gifts are no-brainers, but if you’ve got a New Yorker in your life with one-of-a-kind taste, then your Google searches might even be more granular.

To save you some time and to keep you from losing your mind, we’ve compiled a list of New York-themed presents your favorite city slicker is guaranteed to love. Read on to find the perfect gift.

For the just-moved-here New Yorker: A chic sweater from Lingua Franca

Share some subtle New York pride with Lingua Franca’s “I Heart NY” sweater. It’s made from 100% cashmere and embroidered by hand in New York, which means every piece is made for the individual. There’s even a matching dog sweater to up the cuteness factor.

For the New Yorker who loves to entertain: A couple of wine glasses from Kate Spade

Toast to another holiday in the city with Kate Spade’s “Good Times in a New York Minute” wine glasses. The 12oz glass has a printed sketch of the city’s iconic skyline, and as an added bonus, it comes in a Kate Spade New York-branded box, so you can even skip the gift wrapping!

For the old school New Yorker: An album from Rough Trade

We all know a Brooklynite with an unreasonable love for vinyl, so what’s better than an album from Rough Trade? The independent music retailer recently revealed its list of 2021 Albums of The Year, with several artists releasing new variations of their famous records. Earn some street cred by gifting Dry Cleaning’s ‘New Long Leg’, which topped this year’s list.

If you really want to treat your vinyl fanatic, you can snag a copy of Dry Cleaning’s exclusive 12” album at Rough Trade on a first-come, first-serve basis. It comes with a ticket to the band’s intimate live show at the Rainbow Room.

For the New Yorker with a new apartment: A colorful print from Dauphinette

This one’s for the fashion lover in your life who wants to add a vibrant touch to their space. Released to coincide with Fashion Week 2021, the “Natasha’s Fever Dream” print was originally hand-painted in ink and watercolor by Dauphinette’s founder, Olivia Cheng. It’s printed in Brooklyn on 100% cotton and available in two sizes.

For the New Yorker with a sweet tooth: A baking set from Chip City

Help satisfy a sweet tooth with a Bake-At-Home Bundle from Chip City. Baking sets are pre-portioned frozen cookie dough anyone can toss into the oven for that baked-from-scratch feel. Chip City offers the classic Chocolate Chip, but they’re known for unique flavors like Oatmeal Apple Pie and Sweet Potato S’mores. They also have plant-based and build-your-own options.

For the spiritual New Yorker: A crystal (or two) from Jill Lindsey

Whether you believe in their healing powers or see them just as decorations, we’re sure you know someone who’s crystal-obsessed. Since every crystal has a different purpose, you can tailor your gift to personality. For the friend who’s confident and fiery, we’d recommend pyrite; for the friend who needs a little help with managing stress, take a look at black tourmaline.

For the stylish New Yorker: A custom suit from Freemans Sporting Club

Nothing feels better than a suit that fits well. This may require a little sleuthing to grab those custom measurements — or you can gift the entire experience by booking an appointment with The Suiting Room. Freemans Sporting Club is set up like a lounge, so you and your loved one can sip on coffee, hang out, and observe the process.

Don’t see the perfect present on this list? Go with a fail-safe and treat them to a gift card to their favorite eatery. Rockefeller Center is home to some New York classics like Del Frisco’s, Fuku, Dough, and more.

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