Buying gifts for kids is tough, especially when they are not yours. For the little ones up to a couple of years old, hit Giggle. They have an amazing selection of toys, clothes, carriers, cribs, feeding/washing apparatuses and just about everything else you can think of for the zero to two’s.If you’re into the tactile shopping experience and in NYC, they have stores in Soho, Upper East and Upper West Sides. If you’re out of the city, there are 10 more locations dotting the country or you can just keep it super easy and shop online.
Leave the squint to Clint. How about a pair of kickass shades from Sol Moscot? This local family-owned business first began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street back in 1899, and has been faithfully serving New Yorkers optical needs ever since.How many years have you walked past one of those huge Moscot signs without trying on their iconic frames? Your loved one deserves the gift of sight without glare, but don’t you dare go to Sunglass Hut. Moscot and represent.
On one thing we can all agree: cold heads suck. And since 1895, an original American-made cap from stylish hatter Goorin Bros. has been the perfect antidote to a chilly noggin. They have a huge variety for both men and women, and can even custom fit a hat on the spot for you using 200 year old milliner’s hat blocking tools and a steamer.Don’t be a Scrooge! Your loved one’s head deserves it. (Locations in both West Village & Park Slope.)
Toss some pebbles, moss, shattered glass, and a model of a sunbathing beauty into an old Mason or Ball jar and you get one amazing and tiny landscape created by Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow or one of their extremely talanted staff at Twig Terrariums on 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn.
Each distinctive little moss world is created in pretty much any new or vintage glass container you can imagine and get your hands on. Uniquely, the folks at Twig add little figurines to create miniature scenes – from rock climbers to headbangers to little girls with signs that say “I love you.” Give them a call with your ideas and they’ll be happy to brainstorm to help you find the perfect gift. Also cool, Twig offers terrarium building workshops! Who else does that?! We think they are a fantastic idea for your next party or team-building event. Go check them out at 274 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn. You’ll be glad you did!