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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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