Finding the perfect unique gift is not easy, but if you know NYC, you’ll know all things are possible here. This city is full of incredible artisans and small businesses, and since many of us can’t stroll through the streets of Soho right now and stumble upon the most charming vendors, we thought we’d bring you a curated list of some creative, only-in-NYC gifts that are sure to please.
Delicate and feminine, we love A Gilded Leaf jewelry. You can’t go wrong with some tiny diamond studs or this minimal diamond chevron necklace. All diamonds are ethically sourced, and the company believes in sustainable, fair-trade production, which is super important to us at Emily Jones. This shop is a go-to for the “girl who has everything” on your list.
Fill out a quick survey and get a custom beauty bar formulated just for her (and one for yourself, while you’re at it). Each bar of soap is made fresh to order due to its personalized nature, which means less waste. They also offer premade vegan soap bars in the dreamiest scents and adorable travel-sized hand sanitizer. Plus, Sara’s donates 1% of all proceeds to Autism Speaks, so you can feel good that your order also gives back!
Founded by Queens native Argentina Flores, Mix’d Roots is a cocktail—or mocktail, if you prefer—in a jar. Just add the liquids and infuse to make your drink. Choose from fun flavors like Sangria, Spicy Margarita, Guava Martini, or Island Punch. It’s exactly the festive pick-me-up we all need this quarantine holiday season!
Our double-flap crossbody is made of sustainable, eco-friendly, and of course gorgeous leather that uses zero carbon emissions in production. Find out how we do it here. Pop your ballet flats in one side (shoe bag included), and your usual handbag favorites in the other (keys, wallet, cell phone, face mask, etc.). It’s a classic style she’ll be able to wear all year round.
Being home more than ever, we love the idea of giving the gift of cozy ambiance! Madre Candles is a family-owned company based in NYC. Their candles are all organic and eco-friendly, with cotton wicks and phthalate-free aromas. The mojito mint is calling our name, but all of the scents sound pleasant. These candles are beautiful and would fit pretty much any style of home decor.
We hope that helps you check off your list. Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season!