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10 NYC Businesses Where You Can #ShopLocal For Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

10 NYC Businesses Where You Can #ShopLocal For Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Christmas is almost here!

And if, like us, you thought you were going to get all your shopping done around Thanksgiving but now realize (yet again) how much you grossly underestimated how fast the month would go…NYC has you covered!

Many local boutiques and stores have extended hours this week and rushed shipping options to help you check everyone off your list, plus you’ll be able to support the amazing businesses that make the city what it is (who need extra help after this year)!

We had a few in mind that we included, and also asked you for some ideas that were amazing. Here we go:

1. NiLu’s Gift Boutique, Harlem

Instagram / @shopnilu

This lovely lifestyle shop in Harlem features a variety of curated, homemade goods from local (and majority Black) makers, inspired by the owners’ global travels. Holiday hours are from 10-7 p.m. daily, and also if you order online by 12 p.m. ET, it will be on a UPS truck that day.

Where: 191 Malcolm X Blvd

2. The Brass Owl, Astoria

Instagram / @thebrassowl

Visit this adorable boutique in Astoria, Queens — they have extended hours all week from 10am-8pm, and 9am-6pm on Christmas Eve — or, if you’re fast, you can still do online shipping. The deadline for local NYC orders is December 22 to arrive on time for Christmas! Find clothes, accessories, and unique gifts, many from local Queens artisans!

Where: 36-19 Ditmars Blvd, Queens

3. Yoseka Stationery, Greenpoint

Instagram @yoseka.stationery

This stationery shop, that recently relocated from Sunnyside to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, holds amazing stationary, notebooks, stickers, stamps, and probably the biggest assortment of pens you have seen! From adorable office accessories to practical planners, you’re bound to find something unique for everyone on your list.

Though no in-store browsing is open at the moment, curbside pickup is available every day from 1-7pm. Browse their website here.

Where: 63 West St, Brooklyn, NY

4. The Dead Rabbit, FiDi

The Dead Rabbit

This award-winning NYC bar has a perfect gift for anyone who loves a good craft cocktail: their limited-time Irish Coffee kit! Gift to someone who would love to try making the classic cozy cocktail at home.

It’s available in their merch shop at the bar in FiDi (or for shipping in the New York area). It comes with everything you need, from proper glasses to fresh nutmeg and grinder to a special coffee blend, and of course Bushmills Irish Whiskey!

Where: 30 Water St.

5. Lockwood, Multiple Locations

Instagram / @lockwoodshop

This home goods store in NYC has locations in Astoria & Jackson Heights, Queens, plus Greenpoint, Brooklyn! You’ll find everything from cozy scarves, a covetable collection of puzzles and candles, apothecary products, cookbooks, and special NYC-proud items.

Where: 77-13 37th Ave (Jackson Heights), 32-15 33rd St. (Astoria), 98 Greenpoint Ave (Greenpoint)

6. Fishs Eddy, Flatiron

Instagram / @fishseddynyc

Stop by Fishs Eddy for the best dishware gifts…and if you think that sounds boring, it’s definitely NOT. Get bowls, mugs and plates with beautiful graphics — from NYC scenes to quirky prints to hilarious one-liners.

Where: 889 Broadway at 19th St.

7. Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene & Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Instagram / @greenlightbklyn

Support your local independent bookstore for gifts! Greenlight is a Brooklyn favorite, with locations in Fort Greene and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, but of course there are plenty of options all over the city.

Where: 686 Fulton Street  (Fort Greene) & 632 Flatbush Avenue (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)

8. Sullivan Street Tea & Spice Co., Greenwich Village

Instagram / @sullivanteashop

Choose from hundreds of organic teas, herbs, spices & more from this Greenwich Village spot, plus handmade gift sets that are made with sustainable materials. Order online and then pick up everything curbside.

Where: 208 Sullivan St.

9. Eat Off Beat, Online (Based in LIC)

Instagram / @eatoffbeat

For the gift that keeps on giving — treat friends and family to a delicious curated gift box from refugee and immigrant chefs around NYC! Eat Off Beat lets you enjoy eats and treats from around the world, or order a meal box so a loved one can take a break from cooking for a bit (made with love right in Long Island City!

Where: EatOffBeat.com

10. Various Brooklyn Businesses with ShopIn.NYC

Instagram / @shopin_nyc

ShopIN.nyc has partnered with tons of Brooklyn businesses to make online shopping from neighborhood stores available with ease. “The shopIN.nyc Movement helps local stores team up to offer an alternative to big online retailers, (Amazon, etc.) This keeps our neighborhoods strong and money in our community,” their website reads. Plus, everything will be delivered within 24 hours.


featured image source: Instagram / @fishseddynyc

See also: 70 Enchanting Things To Do For The Holidays In NYC