5 one-of-a-kind gifts & home shops in New York

1) Pink Olive

Escape into this magical shop for all your gift-giving needs. You will find artsy and smart greeting cards, art for your walls, baby gifts, home decor, candy, books. Bring your creative teen along. The service is a breath of fresh air, they honestly love helping you find what you need.

Gift shop Pink Olive

439 East 9th Street (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A)

+1 212 780 0036

https://www.pinkolive.com

2) MoMA Design Store

Take a short walk from the Radio City Music Hall or the MoMA Museum itself and shop for quirky and design-y gifts. This is not your typical gift shop. The enticing selection of cutting-edge design products is made exclusively for the museum. No matter your taste, you will surely find something to help you keep the memory of your visit alive.

interior of MOMA Design Store NYC

44 West 53rd Street (betw 5th and 6th Avenue)

+1 212 767 1050

https://store.moma.org

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3) Fishs Eddy

When in Union Square take a detour to this quirky shop for all your kitchen needs. Their Statue of Liberty mugs look anything but basic. The eclectic selection includes dishes, flatware, tea towels, storage containers and vintage-style designs. The shop is beloved by New Yorkers and just celebrated their 35th anniversary. If you enjoy quality and funky designs this shop will make you smile.

window and store front at Fishs Eddy

889 Broadway (between 19th and 20th Street)

+1 212 420 9020

https://fishseddy.com

4) NiLu Gift Store

Explore Harlem’s rich history with a walking tour, then shop for gifts at NiLu. The brilliant owner created an online lifestyle brand and a brick-and-mortar destination that the whole community enjoys. The shop beautifully displays scented candles, pillows, personal care items and books. NiLu features Black authors, makers and local artists. If you’re looking for gifts for kids, stop by Grandma’s Place around the corner.

store from of NiLu Gift Store in Harlem NYC

191 Malcolm X Boulevard (between 119th and 120th Street)

+1 646 964 4926

https://shopnilu.com

5) Exit9 Gift Emporium

Ask any East Village local where to shop for gifts and they will point you to this mom-and-pop shop. The eclectic selection reflects the vibrancy of the neighborhood. They go above and beyond to assist you to select souvenirs, goodie bags, and curated gift boxes. They are a certified LGBT business from the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Another good reason to support them!

Exit9 Gift Emporium

at: Ageloff Towers, 51 Avenue A (between 3rd and 4th Street)

+1 212 228 0145

https://shopexit9.com

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