The best of gifting in…NY
West Elm’s new concept store is a great place to find utilitarian and clever home gifts. Most of the assortment is at an opening price point and multiple items can be bought to create a gift concept. The products are also offered online. Most of these items are seasonless and don’t need to be “markdown” right after Christmas.
We always love the flea, but this time of year it’s even better as it’s filled with great gifts that are created by local artisans and found objects that reflect the vibe of Brooklyn.
Etsy has beautifully curated collections by local bloggers and designers like Swiss Miss and Martha Stewart. It’s a great collection of items and you can even meet some of the designers there. If you can’t make it to the actual shop you can check out the items they chose online (http://www.etsy.com/holidayshop/items). They’ve also been hosting workshops and lectures making it more than just a great place to shop.
Fab has special Holiday shops organized to help you find the perfect present for everyone on your list. They’ve organized presents by price as well as category.
ABC home holiday displays are a designer’ paradise. They are inspirational and are always ahead of the tread curve on what is going to emerge in seasons to come.
Williams-Sonoma’s holiday food gifting concept is consistently great and is beautifully packaged. Their vintage theme is carefully articulated throughout all their gifting items giving options in both the stores and on-line. They also profiled some of the food makers to add a personal touch to the products.