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Complete 2018 NYC Holiday Gift Guide

November 2, 2018 - by City Guide News Desk
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New York City is the shopping capital of the world—and there’s no better place to be when you need to cross names off of your holiday gift list. Here’s a sampling of some great gift ideas from a variety of stores, attractions, and museum gift shops in all corners of the city. Read on for City Guide's complete 2018 holiday gift guide. 

A Second Chance Designer Resale

dior canvas saddlebag

Here's the perfect gift for this holiday season! This vintage Christian Dior Navy Blue Monogram Canvas Saddle Bag is the hottest trend right now. Any fashionista would be beyond happy to receive this special vintage piece that they wouldn't be able to find in stores. Made in Spain and in excellent condition, it’s now available at A Second Chance.  Includes Dior dust bag and box. Price: $550 (one in stock). For more information click here. Upper East Side: 1111 Lexington Ave. (btw. 77th & 78th Sts.), 212-744-6041; additional location in SoHo: 155 Prince St. (btw. West Broadway & Thompson St.), 212-673-6155, asecondchanceresale.com

B&H Photo Video

B&H Canon

At B& H Photo Video, you'll find Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R packs a punch with a 30.3MP CMOS sensor, 4K video, and an all-new RF mount. 420 Ninth Ave. (34th St.),  212-444-6615, bandh.com

Brooklyn Museum Shop

Soul of a Nation: Afrocentric Visions in the Age of Black Power

Celebrate Brooklyn Museum and the Soul of a Nation exhibit with the official album of the show. The LP (also available on CD) is a journey through the radical music of the time, informed by politics and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. A listen reveals the way political themes led to the rise of conscious Black music as new Afrocentric styles combined the musical radicalism and spirituality of John Coltrane and radical avant-garde jazz music, alongside the intense funk and soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin and the urban poetry and proto-rap of the streets. There are 13 tracks, featuring groundbreaking artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Don Cherry, Oneness of Juju, Sarah Webster Fabio, Horace Tapscott, and Phil Ranelin. 200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org

Carnegie Hill Pharmacy

carnegie hill frasier products

Carnegie Hill Pharmacy carries a full line of Frasier Fir soaps, hand creams, aromatic candles and more! That's on top of a full line of NeoStrata skin care products, the highest quality vitamins and supplements, and an amazing array of European and domestic beauty products. 1721 Broadway (btw. 54th & 55th Sts.), 212-246-0020, carnegiehillrx.com

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

Circle Line Fireworks Cruise

Celebrate 2019 on a Circle Line cruise with food, fun, and fireworks! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, full bar, plus a champagne toast at midnight while a DJ plays hits all night. Pier 83 (W. 42nd St. & 12th Ave.), 212-563-3200, circleline.com

Grand Bazaar NYC

Grand Bazaar

This is where to find unique gifts that can’t be found elsewhere! Shop Grand Bazaar NYC, NYC’s biggest weekly market with 150+ handpicked local artisans and independent dealers, indoors and outdoors. Don’t miss the market’s Grand Holiday Bazaar, which takes place every Sunday through December 30th, 10am-5:30pm. 100 W. 77th St. (Columbus Ave.), 212-239-3025, grandbazaarnyc.org

Guggenheim Store

Hilma af Klint wool scarf

This holiday season find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, including the Guggenheim Museum Store’s Hilma af Klint Fine Wool Scarf inspired by works on view in Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future. Visit the store located inside the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed museum and shop on their award-winning website. 1071 Fifth Ave. (89th St.), 800-329-6109, guggenheimstore.org

Gulliver’s Gate

Gulliver's Gate

Take a journey around the globe in the heart of Times Square. Explore a 50,000-square-foot big little world of miniatures. Gulliver’s Gate will ignite your imagination and shift your perspective. 216 W. 44th St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.), 646-585-4291, gulliversgate.com

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market and Chelsea Flea Market

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

Both the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, located near Times Square, as well as the Chelsea Flea Market, just off Broadway, are open every Saturday and Sunday between now and the end of the year. Both have great holiday vendors and eclectic selections of antiques, collectibles, fine crafts, handmade jewelry, decorative arts, and vintage clothing. You never know what you’ll find! Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, W. 39th St. btw. 9th & 10th Aves., 212-243-5343; Chelsea Flea Market, 39 W. 25th St. (btw. Broadway & Sixth Ave.), 212-243-5343, annexmarkets.com

Madame Tussauds New York

ET Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square is the only place with no ropes or barriers holding you back from your favorite stars. We invite you to pose “in a moment in time” with the world’s most iconic musicians, A-list stars, sports legends, world leaders, and more. With over 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment, including Mission: Undead and The Marvel Super Hero 4D Experience, the world-famous wax attraction is bigger and better than ever. Use our coupon and take $5 off. Located on West 42nd street in the heart of Times Square. For more information, tickets and hours please visit madametussauds.com/newyork. 234 W. 42nd St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.).

Midtown Comics

Justice League Wonder Woman

Popular this holiday season at Midtown Comics is Justice League Wonder Woman Movie Masterpiece 11.41-Inch Action Figure. Sideshow and Hot Toys introduce the sixth scale Wonder Woman from the epic Justice League. Meticulously crafted based on Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the movie, the figure features fabric hair, a signature tiara, and expertly tailored armor with battle damage. Weapons and accessories like a shield, sword, two pairs of “Bracelets of Submissions,” a “Lasso of Truth,” bullet sparkling effects, and a specially designed Justice League figure stand are included. Available at all Midtown Comics locations. 200 W. 40th St. (Seventh Ave.); 459 Lexington Ave. (45th St.); 64 Fulton St. (Gold St.); 212-302-8192, midtowncomics.com

MSG Team Store

Rangers

47 Brand Rangers Lace-Up Sweatshirt. Get in on the best selection of Rangers gear today, exclusively at the MSG Team Store. Price: $130. MSG Team Store at Chase Square (main entrance of Madison Square Garden from Seventh Ave.), 212-631-5390, nhl.com/rangers/fans/msg-store

New-York Historical Society Store

Harry Potter Sweaters

Hogwarts Quidditch Sweaters. Celebrate your favorite house Quidditch team with New-York Historical Society’s official Hogwarts Quidditch Sweaters. Each 100% lamb’s wool sweater features an embroidered house crest and house colors for Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw. More than memorabilia (the cast wore identical sweaters in the Harry Potter films), the society’s Hogwarts Quidditch Sweaters are made by Lochaven International of Scotland in the heart of Scotland’s traditional textile district of Stewarton, Ayrshire. Price: $109. 170 Central Park W. (btw. 76th & 77th Sts.), 212-873-3400, nyhistory.org

NBA Store

New York Knicks Thermaflex

Men’s New York Knicks Nike Blue Showtime Therma Flex Performance Full-Zip Hoodie. The perfect gift at the NBA Store for an elite New York Knicks fan. Elevate any outfit to new heights with this impressive Showtime Flex Therma full-zip hoodie. Price: $159.99. 545 Fifth Ave. (45th St.), 212-457-3120, nba.com/nycstore

Nintendo NY

Nintendo Super Smash Bros Ultimate

For this holiday season at Nintendo NY, check out the Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Set. It includes the Nintendo Switch system—complete with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate branded Joy-Con™ controllers and dock—and a download code for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game. Retail price: $359.99. Use this coupon for purchases $50 or more.  10 Rockefeller Plaza, 48th St. (btw. Fifth & Sixth Aves.), 646-459-0800, NintendoNYC.com

PANDORA

purely pandora jewelry gifts

Inspired by nature and modern femininity, the exquisite Purely PANDORA collection offers a contemporary take on iconic styles. Unique proportions, fascinating textures, and classic shapes create a captivating mix of modernity and vintage. High-quality metals from cool sterling silver to blush pink PANDORA Rose serve as a beautiful backdrop for timeless spheres and stunning freshwater cultured pearls. It’s luminous; it’s elegant—it’s Purely PANDORA. Prices starting at $45. Herald Square: 1284 Broadway (btw. 33rd & 34th Sts.), 212-643-9760; Times Square: 110 W. 42nd St. (btw. Broadway & Sixth Ave.), 212-273-3267

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square welcomes guests of all ages to experience the unbelievable mysteries of our world. With amazing photo opportunities you can’t find anywhere else, the whole family is sure to enjoy a trip to Ripley’s. Don’t forget to 
check out the gift shop for gift ideas that are sure to amaze! For tickets and more information visit ripleysnewyork.com. 234 W. 42nd St.(btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.), 212-398-3133, ripleysnewyork.com

Shoe Parlor

sorel shoe parlor

Whether you're walking, running, trekking, or just looking to upgrade your style, Shoe Parlor has you covered. Stop by today and check out a large and varied assortment of footwear that runs from Timberland, Birkenstock, and Sebago to all kinds of sneakers. Open seven days a week, Mon.-Sat. 9am-8pm; Sun. 10am-6pm. 851 Seventh Ave (btw. 54th & 55th Sts.), 212-582-0039, shoeparlor.com

SPYSCAPE

USB Home Polygraph Machine

USB Home Polygraph Machine. Polygraph machines are an invaluable tool of the spy catcher’s trade. This USB-activated polygraph available at SPYSCAPE gives you the ability to both measure and analyze statements in the comfort of your own home. The included software analyzes statements requiring no training whatsoever. The kit includes a pulse finger clip, skin galvanization finger wraps, and breathing apparatus. It’s the first polygraph available for home use! Artificial intelligence simulates an expert polygraph examiner to insure properly executed exams. The device will also help you learn techniques to beat polygraph exams. Price: $100. 928 Eighth Ave. (btw. 54th & 55th Sts.), 212-549-1941, spyscape.com

The Store at the Museum of Arts and Design

Museum of Arts and Design Smiley Plate

Suellen Parker uses the universal symbol of happiness, the classic smiley face, for her bright yellow glass bowl. Go ahead, this holiday—make someone smile. 16” diameter bowl with stand, $228. 2 Columbus Circle (59th St., btw. Broadway & Eighth Ave.), 212-299-7777, madmuseum.org

Tissot

Tissot Chrono XL Classic

The Tissot Chrono XL Classic is a great watch for those looking for a sporty and elegant chronograph, with Swiss technology at an unbeatable price, $375. Midtown: 666 Fifth Ave. (btw. 52nd & 53rd Sts.), 646-669-7894; Times Square: 1515 Broadway (btw. 44th & 45th Sts.), 646-678-4930; Westfield World Trade Center: 185 Greenwich St. (Liberty & Vesey Sts.), Balcony Level C1, 212-732-0334, us.tissotshop.com

Top of the Rock: A One-Of-A-Kind View

Top of the Rock

With sweeping views of Central Park and Manhattan’s uptown, midtown, and downtown skyscrapers, the view from Top of the Rock is truly one-of-a-kind. Enjoy three indoor and outdoor viewing decks, including the 70th floor open-air roof deck. Visit topoftherocknyc.com to purchase tickets and for more information. Open daily from 8am to midnight. 30 Rockefeller Plaza (btw. Fifth & Sixth Aves.), 877-NYC-ROCK, topoftherocknyc.com

VR World NYC

VR World

Give the gift of a visit to VR World NYC, the largest destination dedicated to Virtual Reality of its kind! Experience 50+ Virtual Reality experiences: from 360° cinema,  music videos, and immersive art experiences to multi-player games and unique simulations. Steps from the Empire State Building. Open 7 days. An infinite universe of limitless adventures. 4 E. 34th St. (btw. Fifth & Madison Aves.), 347-915-5802, vrworldnyc.com

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