With the holidays soon approaching, you may be thinking about gift-giving. We have a few ideas of places to go in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We have some unique shops you NEED to visit this holiday season. There are a LOT of cool, trendy, and unique stores in NYC — one of many reasons to move here. This short list doesn’t do it justice, but here are five you definitely don’t want to miss.
First on the list is Kikkerland. They are a creative, humorous, and unique store with items that are perfect for gift giving. Beyond trinkets, this shop offers form, function, and delight for all their products. With 19 categories on their website, you’re sure to find something that brings you joy.
Located at 493 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011 next to Rite Aid.
Born in 2000, Amarcord was created for vintage womenswear, menswear, and fashion in today’s style. You’ll find vintage clothing that matches modern form. Find an article of clothing for that trending friend or family member.
Located at 223 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
3. Package Free Shop
Did you know that 91 percent of plastic isn’t recycled? Package Free Shop tries to reduce waste by offering products that can all be recycled or reused. They sell “Zero Waste Kits,” packages of items that can be reused again and again. In the starter kit are bamboo utensils, a metal straw, a thermos, and a bamboo toothbrush. Buy online or in their store.
Located at 137 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 across from Mexico 2000.
This shop specializes in skincare, makeup, body cream, and fragrances. Glossier. They boast of having the person being the center of the brand. “Glossier was founded on the fact that beauty isn’t made in a boardroom—it happens when the individual is celebrated.” For that family member or friend that enjoys pampering, this is your store.
Located at 123 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013 next to Five Points Tattoo.
5. Outdoor Voices
Outdoor Voices is made for the outdoor enthusiast who enjoys sweating. High-quality products such as pants, shirts, leggings, sweaters, and shoes for men and women. Boy online or in the store.
Located at 251 Centre St, New York, NY 10013 next to La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels.