New York City during the holidays is quite an experience. Not only is air filled with a festive electricity, but it is also a time to discover new merchants and visit our city’s longstanding independent businesses. Here is a short list of a few of our recommendations for everyone on your gift-giving list this year! 

For the Kids
Loog offers guitars that are uniquely designed with children in mind. Their guitars are constructed to make learning the guitar easy for children of all ages, and it even comes with an app to download so that kids can begin playing on day one. Loog guitars use the first three strings of a guitar, so that your child is able to learn finger placement and tuning, allowing them to transition to a full guitar with ease. 

For the Fashionista
DEJAVU is a boutique with two locations in Manhattan. Specializing in high-end outerwear, Dejavu will help you to find a style that’s all your own whether it’s a trendy parka with fur or a classic trench. They also carry fun hats, scarves and mittens, helping to ensure that your fashionista will truly love their new winter look. 

Lucky Honey offers super stylish grippy socks for the active person in your life. They believe that looking good makes you feel good, and we couldn’t agree more! Lucky Honey socks are available in a variety of styles and colors that will have your loved one kickin’ without slippin’ at their next workout!


For Your BFF
Where would we be without our best friends? Here are a few ideas to show your love and appreciation to those who keep you pressing forward each day. 
Haven Spa will leave your bestie feeling their best! Offering everything from body therapies and massages to hair care, they’re sure to leave your friend feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Haven Spa also offers packages like the Pre-Game Primp, which includes an Express Scrub, a European Pedicure, an M.E. Manicure and a Blowout. Gift-giving has never been so easy!


For Your ‘Sweet
Cocoa Store is ‘the New York City retailer of prestigious chocolate brands from around the world’. Their collection of luxury chocolate is sure to make make your mouth water. The store is constantly evolving their selection with new and interesting flavors and features everything from chocolate bars to truffles. Check out their gift boxes this holiday season to make holiday shopping a breeze! 


NYC has so many wonderful, unique businesses that make gift-giving during the holiday season a true experience. We encourage you to shop locally and share your favorite experiences in the comments!