Shopping for Last Minute Unique Gifts in New York City

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This has been a crazy week for me, and now it’s one week til Christmas. Thankfully, I know of two stores in New York City which are perfect for last minute gifts. Whether you need a stocking stuffer, an office gift or just something truly unique, these stores will fit the bill.


Pylones USA: Based in France, this store chain is home for colorful designs and original twists on everyday objects. Take a look at the above items – a chicken purse, a grater in the shape of the Effiel Tower, a squatting cork screw. Yes, these are unique and many are Pylones’ exclusives. Cute, kitschy and innovative, these products are bound to bring a smile or a laugh. There are a few locations in NYC, including one in trendy SOHO. But, the easiest location is right in Grand Central Terminal.


Fishs Eddy: For over 25-years, this store in the Flatiron District has been delivering a slice of Americana with a side order of NYC chic. They are known for their exclusive line of dinnerware patterns like the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, Brooklyn, Bridge & Tunnel and Cats & Dogs. My favorite is the Artist’s Palette Cheese Platter and Coasters. Best yet, everything is so reasonably priced (especially for a NYC store)! They even have a unique take on basics like a triangle pizza slice plate. And, most of the basics are available in a rainbow of colors. Where else can you find a porcelain hand? (Not sure what you would do with it, but it is an eye catcher.)

If you know a NYC store that is as original as these, please post it below. I would love to add it to my last-minute list.

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