Our week of gifts continues! Today we bring you goodies inspired by the city we currently call home, from the brownstones of Brooklyn to the swanky cocktail bars of Manhattan.
For the Bookworm:
Lost in the Stacks Tote
A bag worthy of great works of literature (or the latest Confessions of a Shopaholic novel, up to you).
$14.95 from The Strand
Looking for something to put in that bag?
A captivating thriller from wunderkind Marisha Pessl, set in and around New York City.
$11.39 from Amazon
We’ll warn you, this book is a big commitment, but the pay-off in lush prose and stay-up-until-4-a.m. storytelling is totally worth it.
$14.90 from Amazon
For the One Who Knows Wine is How Classy People Get Shit-Faced:
Brooklyn Double Wine Tote
Or, “How to Make Friends, Or At Least Make People Jealous, On the L Train.”
$22 from Maptote
For the Eco-Conscious One:
Brooklyn Bridge Lunch Bag
Wide enough for your box of homemade granola and tall enough for your chia seed smoothie.
$18 from the Brooklyn Museum Shop
For the One Who’s Always Throwing Tea Parties:
Brownstone Tea Towels
$16 from Claudia Pearson
For the Perpetual Instagrammer:
“Humans of New York” Coffee Table Book
We’ve told you before of our love of Brandon Stanton and his efforts to document the stories of New Yorkers from every borough and walk of life. And as an added bonus, Little Humans!
$16.90 from Amazon (Little Humans: $10.52)
For the Musical Theatre Junkie (Or the One Who Doesn’t Know She Loves Musical Theatre Yet):
“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” Original Broadway Cast Recording
You’ve got to get up every morning, with smile on your face, and listen to this.
$13.99 from iTunes
For the One Who’s Always Inviting You to Open Mic Night:
“Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live”
This book has everything: backstage stories, uncensored interviews, and over 100 new pages of material to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary.
$21 from Amazon
For the Compulsive Baker:
“Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes”
Yes, that is the Cronut guy. And yes, there is a recipe for it in this book.
$20.47 from Amazon
For the One Who Fancies Herself a Mixologist:
“Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails”
From our fellow Southern ex-pats and Brooklyn dwellers, the same guys the brought you the Mason Shaker, which has been on our wish lists all year long. Hey Santa, we’ve been good, we swear!
$15.81 from Amazon