A scarf? Um, that might be a passable holiday gift for someone in the suburbs, but if you want to surprise a New Yorker, you’re going to have to try a little harder.

Especially if she already goes to Broadway shows, restaurants that serve decadent tasting menus and cat cafés on the regular. Hamilton? Yawn. That was Tuesday.

Instead of giving up and getting her a pair of socks, treat her to an only-in-New-York experience that will knock those argyles right off.

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PUT HIS FACE ON A TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARD

We’ve officially found the most epic way to send a Christmas card ever. With the SelectaSign app, you can select any photo on your phone, add a message and have it displayed on a Times Square billboard. It’s like Instagram, except with way, way more followers. ($10 per 10 seconds of billboard time.)

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GET HER (TEMPORARILY) INKED UP

Regret-free tats, right this way. Temporary tattoo company Tattly has opened a pop-up location in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, where you can order your ink from a gorgeous selection of temporary designs and have it applied by an artist. (Starting at $15 for kids and $30 for adults.)

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TEACH HIM TO COOK CRACK (PIE)

There are millions of cooking classes in the city. (Want to learn how to dumpster dive? There’s a class for that.) But a class that teaches you how to make Momofuku Milk Bar’s famous crack pie? That’s what dreams are made of. ($95 per class.)

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HELP HER BE QUEEN BEY FOR THE DAY

For the gal on your list who loves being the center of attention, this is the next best thing to actually attending the Oscars. Party with the Paparazzi will send a team of professional photographers to wait outside a restaurant or club and wildly snap photos when she arrives. If you really want to go all out, they’ll set up a fake red carpet, complete with an on-camera reporter. Yep, this is actually a thing. (Starting at $395.)

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GIVE HIM THE GIFT OF THE PERFECT SELFIE

After that gorgeous, unexpected sunset blew our minds in November, everyone in New York pretty much nailed the standard skyline Insta. Now it’s time to perfect the aerial shot. FlyNYON’s helicopter tour of NYC is designed with the amateur photog in mind and includes the opportunity to take a crazy-impressive “shoe selfie” as you soar above the city. #bestgiftever (Starting at $155.)

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