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:
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 2 p.m. ET, it will be on a UPS truck that day.
Where: 191 Malcolm X Blvd
Visit this adorable boutique in Astoria, Queens — they have extended hours all week from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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
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.
Visit the store anytime 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday, or browse their website here.
*Note: They will be on holiday break starting 12/15, and online orders placed after then will resume 1/3
Where: 63 West St, Brooklyn, NY
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, though not guaranteed by Christmas). It comes with everything you need, from proper glasses to fresh nutmeg and grinder to a special coffee blend, but you’ll have to order the Bushmills Irish Whiskey separately!
Where: 30 Water St.
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. Check their website for exact hours at each location.
Where: 77-13 37th Ave (Jackson Heights), 32-15 33rd St. (Astoria), 98 Greenpoint Ave (Greenpoint)
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. Open: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: 889 Broadway at 19th St.
7. Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene & Prospect Lefferts Gardens
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. See their website for hours.
Where: 686 Fulton Street (Fort Greene) & 632 Flatbush Avenue (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
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. Open daily 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: 208 Sullivan St.
9. Eat Off Beat, Online (Based in LIC)
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!
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.