Shopping for the holidays is not easy. Between the crowds and the demand there’s so much pressure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones without resorting to a gift card or cold hard cash. So what do you do? Here are some of our great gift recommendations to alleviate your shopping woes.
Bonus: it’s more than just a shopping destination but an authentic NYC experience that has been present for over 40 years in the city.
Furniture: for an out of the ordinary & original gift. The best part is that much of the furniture sold at the market is hand crafted or one of a kind antiques. Who knows what you might stumble across?
Vintage Photos: create a vintage photo montage with one-of-a-kind photos from the past. A photographers dream, these photos capture the life of yesteryears.
Art: everything from handmade crafts, to paintings to sculptures and even knickknacks there’s a plethora of unique treasures that you can scoop up.
Handmade Organic Soaps: for the practicable person on your list give a gift that’s fresh! Perfect to pack and carry with you wherever your travels may lead, this makes a great gift.
Bric-a-Brac: when you’re looking for something unique, explore some of the bric-a-brac on display at the markets. You’ll find most vintage treasures, figurines and more fit for sorting through.
Architectural artifacts: for the museum & history buff on your list, sort through some architectural treasures at the markets.
Signs: some things are not made the way they used to be. Look at the vintage signs from New York City and around the world at the markets. Frequently purchased by retailers or shop owners they can easily work in a little NYC apartment as well to add a touch of old world character.
Tribal Collectibles: African & South American masks, jewelry, beads, furnishings and textiles. Authentic treasures for the traveler on your list.
Books: everything from classic literature to vintage cookbooks to a how-to guides. Flip the pages of a unique collection of books from decades past.
Linens & Textiles: when you’re searching for something beyond just the fabric store collections you can find an eclectic blend of linens, textiles, fabrics and supplies at the markets.
Music: sort through cases of old records and find some oldies but goodies. In addition to the records you can vintage record players and instruments.
Fashion & Jewelry: designer & everyday vintage & modern clothing, shoes and accessories. Not sure about the sizes of who you’re shopping for? Accessories are your next best option to overcome the size dilemma. Discover all types of jewelry including: vintage, costume, silver and gold; find it all at the markets and a price point to meet just about any budget.