11 Excellent Gifts for New Yorkers
Shocking: New Yorkers are notoriously hard to shop for because A) we have unreasonably high standards and B) we have zero space for superfluous stuff. Challenge accepted: We’ve found presents that are guaranteed to be a hit, even with perpetually unimpressed city dwellers.
Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel
This sprawling chronicle combines three things we love: art, fearless women and New York history. Gabriel delves deep into the lives of five artists who disrupted the (male-dominated) field of abstract painting in the 20th century. Buy it for the art buffs in your life—or anyone who appreciates nonfiction that reads like a novel.
A Hot Duck Sweatshirt
Your BFF hasn’t talked this much about a celebrity, avian or otherwise, since her N*Sync days. Now she can show off her devotion, concert tee–style, with a sweatshirt (or T-shirt or tote) adorned with the bird of the moment.
A Lyft Gift Card
For your coworker who lives in Bushwick…right off the L train. (Hey, if you can save him one hellish commute, that’s something…)
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
For your friend who has a tendency to hibernate all winter, pick up a copy of Moshfegh’s novel: Set in Manhattan in the early aughts, it follows a self-indulgent 24-year-old who spends an entire year in a pharmaceutical-induced haze. It’s weird and funny, and it might actually convince your friend to come out for drinks in January.
Hot Dog Rattle
For the newest member of your New York fam. (Bonus: It’s organic!)
A Custom Signet Ring
Personalized with the characters of your choosing, whether that’s “QNS” or “WTF.”
A Cozy Beanie
Cold-weather gear is a gifting no-brainer, but this knit topper—a collab between Black Tap and Love Your Melon, available at any of Black Tap's NYC locations—will make you feel even more warm and fuzzy: Fifty percent of the profits support organizations that fight pediatric cancer.
Seamless Gift Card
You know what? Forget everything else on the list. This is the perfect gift.