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.

Monsters To Love
There's nothing scary about these adorable handmade monsters and dragons by La Muse Kalliope. Choose from delightfully creative creatures like the Dragon Monsters, delivered with instructions to encourage interactive and imaginative play: Make a wish, clip along the back of the critter to make custom spikes. Your wishes come true, and the Dragon Monster gets its wish by having a row of cool spikes. (Cuuuuuuute!) We particularly loved the monsters with glow-in-the-dark (felt) fangs.

La Muse Kalliope
Monsters start from $10.

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!