Snag the Perfect New York Gift

The Big Apple outdoes itself during the holidays. Celebrate this special time of year with gifts made in or inspired by New York City.

Need to bring home that perfect souvenir from a trip to New York City or just a fan of the city that never sleeps? Don't get stuck with an ordinary trinket; go for what you want from the whimsical to the fashion-forward—we'll help.

 

JFK Airport Charm

Jet Set Candy’s JFK luggage tag necklace

Jet Set Candy’s JFK luggage tag necklace serves as a reminder of many visitors’ first stop in the city. $206. Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., New York, 212.705.2000

 

NYC-Made Hat

Brooklyn Hat Company's "Joe" hat

Brooklyn Hat Company's "Joe" hat tops off any gentleman's outfit with style. $56. ID Menswear, 232 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718.599.0790 

 

Men's Eau De Parfum

Bond No. 9’s newest scent

Bond No. 9’s newest scent captures the essence of Sutton Place, a Manhattan neighborhood home to diplomats, in a blend of bergamot, absolute cassis, rosemary, cumin and lavender. $350. Bond No. 9, 9 Bond St., New York, 212.228.1732 

 

Big Apple Crystal

Swarovski’s Crystal Living Apple

Gift a piece of New York with Swarovski’s Crystal Living Apple. Small, $69; large, $99. Swarovski, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 212.332.4300

 

Sparkly Clutch

Local designer Edie Parker's dazzling clutch

For the fashionista who loves New York: this dazzling clutch from local designer Edie Parker. $1,495. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., New York, 212.753.4000

 

Must-Have Shades

Colors in Optics’ winter-white Eclipse shades

Made in New York, Colors in Optics’ winter-white Eclipse shades make an upscale stocking stuffer. $175-190. Caserta Eye, 67 Eighth Ave., 212.627.3937

 

Boston Terrier iPhone Case

iPhone case from designer Marc Tetro

This Big Apple- themed iPhone 6/6S case from designer Marc Tetro will make a loved one smile every time she picks up her phone. $21. Marc Tetro store at TurnStyle, 1000 Eighth Ave., New York, 646.768.9224

 

Basquiat Moto Jacket

Alice + Olivia's leather crop jacket

Alice + Olivia draws design elements from Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat for this leather crop jacket. $1,095. Alice + Olivia, 755 Madison Ave., New York, 646.545.2895

 

“THE WOMEN WHO MADE NEW YORK”

Julie Scelfo

In a book filled with illustrations, author Julie Scelfo tells the full story of how trailblazing women, including Joan Didion, Billie Holiday and Eleanor Roosevelt, made their mark on the city that never sleeps. $24. Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, New York, 212.473.1452 

 

Andy Warhol Soup Can Crayons

MoMA Design Store

A set of 18 colors, including Tomato Soup Red and Banana Yellow, will give creative kids the tools they need to feel like NYC pop artist Andy Warhol. $10. MoMA Design Store, 44 W. 53rd St., New York, 212.767.1050

Joni Sweet
About the author

Joni serves as the New York associate e...