It’s been proven; it’s not about the size of the gift but the thoughtfulness of the item. Looking for the best places in New York City to find the most unique and affordable stocking stuffers? Here’s a list that’s sure to satisfy all of your small gift needs.
69 E 8th St.
New York, NY 10003
The secret is out. AC Gears is the best tech and gadget store in New York City. Located in Greenwich Village, AC Gears offers trendy tech and lifestyle products including headphones, watches, cameras and toys. Hankering for a unique gift for that hard-to-please person? Look no further than AC Gear where prices range from as low as $20 and upward. Check out the Morihata Chikuno Cube House Natural Air Purifier, priced at $68. The air purifier naturally transforms your living space by absorbing odors. Its size makes it ideal for small spaces like a bathroom or closet.
81 Spring St.
New York, NY
Looking for a unique gift that is sure to wow the recipient? If so, check out The Museum of Modern Art’s store. Find creative educational gifts for kids as well as a dapper item for the Don Draper in your life. Try the DIY instrument kit for the kid and the Uselen letter opener for him.
353 W. 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
Like the sign says, Delphinium supplies unique gifts for every occasion. With a friendly and helpful staff, your shopping experience at Delphinium will make you want to come back just to say hello. Located in Hell’s Kitchen, Delphinium is full of quirky, playful home accents and fun gifts, just what you need to stuff those stockings! Check out foodie fight trivia game ($22.95) for all of those food lovers or the two carat mug ($19.95) because diamonds are a girl’s best friend!
27 Howard St.
New York, NY 10013
Stop by designer Michele Varian’s little shop in NoLIta for an exquisite pillow and get tempted to buy everything in the store. From chic pillows and linens to fine jewelry and tableware, Michele Varian has a great selection. Everything in the store seems carefully selected. Want a stylish, eccentric gift? Look no further. Opt for the Manhattan brass bracelet ($130) or brass reminder money clip ($24) with the message “Living well is the best revenge.” Who wouldn’t want that!
178 North 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Ultra modern baby mecca store Mini Jake is located in central Williamsburg. The baby store offers a great selection of items for your little one, from educational toys to the latest bags, strollers and baby gear. Look for cool stocking stuffers that are sure to delight and amaze the baby, toddler or kid in your life. Try the mini telescope ($28.50) which is small enough to fit in their pocket or Mini Jake’s selection of animal clocks all under $45.
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Ayanna Barton is a freelance writer covering all things New York. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.