We came, we saw and we conquered the holiday market at Union Square. Our mission was to find the best shops and cutest handmade goodies that no-one else will have spotted. As an added bonus, you’ll get that good feeling of knowing you shopped local and helped a small business owner to grow their business just that much bigger. So, skip the big box stores and check out the market before it ends on December 24th.

Playful Puppets
Hours of fun and imaginative play is at your kids' hands through these amazing puppets, designed and created by Manhattan company Silly Puppets. Each character is designed by a puppet professional, not just your average toymaker, which means every single detail is spot on. Choose from a huge variety of animals such as cats and monkeys, or characters like firemen, policemen and pirates.

Silly Puppets
Puppets range in size, style and price from $25 (small) to $60 (deluxe).

Add to our list of must-stop shops by posting your favorite Union Square Holiday Market finds below.

–Christine Knight

To find out what else is going on in NYC this holiday season click here!