In-the-know gift guide
December 3, 2018
We’ve asked Audrey Ong (@audreyallure) neighborhood expert and Community Manager of Gansevoort Meatpacking to round up her favorite picks from the district for the season of giving. Whether it’s visiting the latest pop-up museum, taking the most insta-worthy food ‘grams or finding NYC’s hidden gems, Audrey is always on the go and in-the-know of what’s happening around the city. Check out her gift ideas below for yourself and loved ones.
Looking to snag a discount while checking off your gift list? Shop during Very Merry Holiday Hours on Wednesday, December 5 from 6-9pm for discounts up to 50%, complimentary sip and bites, activities and more at 40 of your favorite stores in the district.
Joan of Arctic Boot, Sorel
The Joan of Arctic Boot has a mix of waterproof suede leather and a faux fur cuff. It also features a waterproof vulcanized rubber shell and insulation with felt. Currently $190
Why I love it: One of the best boots for the wintertime; it’s waterproof, stylish, and keeps your feet warm! It’s perfect for those below freezing temperature days.
Signature Tipsy Marshmallow, Sherry B Dessert Studio
Boozy marshmallows with flavors including: bourbon, dark rum, White Russian, and Cosmopolitan. The marshmallows are coated in sparkling sugar. Currently $49 (pack of 12 marshmallows)
Why I love it: Instead of gifting a typical bottle of wine, these tipsy marshmallows are much more fun and even prettier to eat! It comes in other themes and flavors and great for sharing.
Andy Warhol Illustration Porcelain Ornaments, Whitney Museum Shop
Limoges porcelain ornaments are decorated with details inspired by Andy Warhol’s holiday illustration artworks. Currently $160 for a set of 4 ornaments
Why I love it: Adds a piece of art to a traditional Christmas tree. Andy Warhol is so iconic, and with the new exhibit at the Whitney, he’s more relevant than ever before.
Color Therapy Glasses, Whitney Museum Shop
In a range of colors from red to indigo, the glasses offer different feelings of vitality, relaxation, and cheerfulness. Currently $14.99
Why I love it: Whether you believe in color therapy or not, it’s a fun way to enhance colors + feelings into your life! You now live in a world of rose-colored glasses (literally) even just for a little bit.
Edan Eyelash Gloves, Anthropologie
Designed for use with electronic devices, this eye-catching pair is made of a nylon/acrylic/poly/wool/spandex blend. Currently $48
Why I love it: These are so chic and can add a bit of glamor to any outfit. Nowadays I feel almost all gloves have to be tech-friendly.
Crafter Bundle, Paper Source
The Watercolor Resist Foil Coloring Book comes with a metallic accent watercolor set and collapsible water cup. Currently $50
Why I love it: Adult coloring books came onto the scene awhile ago, but this watercoloring book is a whole new experience. Add a bottle of wine and you can have your own drink + paint night.
Huggle Hounds Woodland Knotties Plush Dog Toy, Beasty Feast
A corduroy plush toy with 5 squeakers and a crinkle material. Currently: $5.95
Why I love it: Don’t let the cuteness fool you; this little guy is very durable. I have a frenchie + a yorkie and both love to tear up their plushes (one to get to the squeaker, the other likes to just take out the stuffing). The material is definitely more long lasting.
Renne Sweater, AllSaints
Oversized sweater in a fluffy knit. Currently $171.50
Why I love it: I used to work in luxury cashmere so I appreciate a good, comfy sweater. Oversized is my favorite silhouette and this is in a luscious mohair blend – you just want to dream in it.
Mickey Collage Tee, rag + bone
A custom Mickey Mouse graphic on a cotton crewneck. Currently $150
Why I love it: It’s Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday this year and the tee commemorates his influence over time as he the true original. The graphic is a mix of the classic Mickey with a modern edge.
Merry Masking, Kiehl’s
A pack of 3 masks including: Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, Calendula + Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask, and Hibiscus + Gingerleaf Firming Mask. Currently $39
Why I love it: Each mask targets a different issue and offers a solution: minimizing enlarged pores, smoothing + firming skin, and soothing + cooling skin. It’s a great way to sample a few products and the packaging is so cute!
Includes 12 matte and microshimmer shades. Currently $39
Why I love it: This is one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes and it’s great for everyday wear. The palette comes in a range of natural tones that could work great with almost every skin tone.
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