Our Top 10 Gift Resources


For a bargain: Fred Flare

A one-stop now-bricks-and-mortar shop for all things unique, kitschy, and surprisingly affordable. Don't miss the cute jackets—everything from Sgt. Pepper's styles to faux-fur collared trenches.

For the home: Haystack Home & Body

This Brooklyn gold mine is nestled off the main Montague drag but is well worth the detour for everything from furniture to elegant accessories.

For a treat: Fragments

Truly a one-stop jewelry shop. Exquisite cubist diamond pieces from Moritz Glik mingle alongside more reasonably priced Chan Luu wraps.

Pearl River Mart

Insanely inexpensive Chinese imports—from sequin-adorned slippers to giant lanterns and lacquered chopsticks—are the focus of this three-story megastore.

A&G Merch

From the guy who brought you The Future Perfect, A&G Merch serves as an affordable general-store-like experience for Williamsburg. On offer: apartment-appropriate decor and quirky housewarming gifts.

Flight 001

Cool, designy (and practical) travel-related goods rule here, but the inventory goes beyond the usual suspects: arty cameras, colorful wallets, and portable iPod speakers.

Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

Truly a general store in every sense of the term, this tiny place packs in a great variety of offbeat but incredibly useful goods: mitten clips, vintagey candy (wax lips!), and adorable kitchen timers.


Pronounced Mix-ee-pliz-ik (the name comes from a character in early Superman comics), the store is just as fun and imaginative as the name suggests. Some standouts are cartoon character kitchen utensils and a candlestick that doubles as a flashlight.

ABC Carpet & Home

It's easy to spend a few hours combing through the six floors at this interior design mecca, but if gifts are your mission, stick to the incredible array of goodies on the first floor where Buddha figurines mix with inventive ceramic dishware, delicate jewelry, and luxe pillows and fabrics.

Blue Tree

Helmed by '80s teen star Phoebe Cates, this Upper East Side spot fills a whippet-thin, teetering townhouse, which feels like it is inhabited by a wacky-but-chic grande dame. The case of delicate jewelry near the front is particularly strong, while the upstairs is replete with Sophie D'Hoore ballet flats and Antipast cashmere dresses.

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