It can be challenging to find that perfect holiday gift for the women in your life, but Rock Center is your one-stop destination for luxury gifts for your wife, mother, sister, and girlfriend. For the fashionistas, the Laree Stretch Booties from Cole Haan, the Bancroft Snake-Skin Shoulder Strap Bag from Michael Kors, the Pugnale Visone cat-eye sunglasses from Studio Optix, or the Classic St. Mawes Cuff (right) watch from Daniel Wellington, known for their sleek and minimalist designs, are sure to earn you points. Be sure to pick up something sparkly too, like the Hardware Ball Ring Rose Gold & White Gold with Diamond from Tiffany & Co. or the playful Gold Real Sisy Star Earrings with Gemstones from jeweler TOUS. Celebrate the traveler with the St. Jude Luggage Tag from luggage company Tumi or the forever-Manhattanite with the NY Grid Pattern Clutch from fashion and accessories label Kate Spade. For her stocking, snag a Lothair Eau De Toilette from British perfume house Penhaligon's and the Rosé All Day Bento Box from candy store Sugarfina.
An ideal gift for men involves a mix of the practical and the just-because impractical, and Rock Center shops have unique holiday gift ideas for all the stuff he needs as well as the stuff he wants. Up his style game with menswear apparel like the Vaider Shearling Jacket (right) from AllSaints, the ZeroGrand Hiker Boot from Cole Haan, the Kinley Bomber - Shadow Moss from PAIGE, or the Silver Tartan Camo Scarf from Allen Edmonds. For the outdoorsman, grab a Stansport Kerosene Lantern from Paper Source, or head over to Victorinox Swiss Army for a Personal Engraved Swiss Knife. The man on the go will love these stylish travel necessities like the Bates Backpack from Tumi, a new pair of specs like Haskell from eyeglass store Warby Parker, or the Luxury Shaving Stand from Art of Shaving. For the techie, elevate his business-casual desk with the Star Wars: Inter-Galactic Explorers from Swarovski.
“Experience” gifts are like a two-for-one—a present for them and a present for you—so treat your special food-lover to a meal in one of Rock Center’s many restaurants. Savory delights include Bar SixtyFive’s Montauk Diver Scallop, Bill’s Bar & Burger’s The Bills Burger, Blue Ribbon Sushi’s Sushi 10 Piece & a Roll, and Brasserie Ruhlmann’s Hanger Steak Frites with béarnaise sauce. Indulge in a craft cocktail, like Brasserie Ruhlmann’s Pear Collins, concocted with Belvedere Vodka, pear purée, St Germaine, and egg white. And because any delectable meal deserves an equally delicious dessert, follow with Bar SixtyFive’s Flaming "Choco-Feller" Alaska or a Jacques Torres Choice Box and Cookie (right). For a holiday gift for out-of-town foodies, pick up the Pretty Useful: Cocktail Tool Set from Paper Source, the Corona Bento Box from candy store Sugarfina, or the Pokémon Cookbook from Nintendo—featuring recipes like Poké Ball Gelatin and Chocolate Unown Cookie.
From the littlest little ones to the young-at-heart, kids big and small can make their Christmas dreams come true at Rock Center. For a cool activity gift, take the youngster to the recently opened FAO Schwarz to play grown-up and shop for Melissa & Doug toy groceries or to the LEGO store for their own hand-picked LEGO set. Foster your miniature baking talent with FAO Chocolatier Kit or the Chocolate Box shaped like a Lion at Teuscher Chocolates. For bedtime storytime, pick up a snuggly Large Standing Plush Giraffe or a classic Toy Soldier Plush Teddy from FAO Schwarz, or the Pikachu Pillow from Nintendo, and curl up with the NY Pop-Up Book (right) from Top of the Rock gift shop. Continue the Christmas fun with the Hatching Dinosaur Egg, a cool gift from Paper Source, which magically grows in water. And for gift ideas for the tiniest on your shopping list, gift Tiffany & Co.’s sterling silver Bubble Blower from the baby designs collection paired with the Everyday Objects Bone China Paper Cup.
It happens every year: You vow to start your holiday shopping right after Thanksgiving, and all of a sudden it’s two days before Christmas. But don’t worry, the stores at Rock Center have the last-minute gifts you need to look like you’ve been shopping for weeks. Celebrate the holidays in the city with the Daniel Libeskind Line Star Ornament (right) from Swarovski, or the Limited Edition Gray Malin x Rockefeller Center Tree print from Gray Malin—both available at the Rockefeller Holiday Truck on the Plaza and the Top of the Rock gift shop. Next, head to Anthropologie, where the Energy Clearing Kit, Ezencia: Surrender - Aromatherapy Spray, Leopard Mug, or Wicks and Stones Candle are good gifts for everyone from your coworkers to your holiday party hostess. Or for something sweet, pick up a Jacques Choice Box from Jacques Torres or a Macarons Graphic Gift Box Set from La Maison Du Chocolat, which could be paired with the Who Stole the Eggnog Loose-leaf Tea Storybook from T2. And if you forgot one last thing for the kids, the Dr. Seuss Notebook from Moleskine will give them a tool to start 2019 in style.