The Christmas countdown is on, and if you’re a last-minute shopper, panic may be starting to set in. If you’ve waited to get your gift shopping done (or, worse, you haven’t even started), don’t surrender to the big box stores and websites quite yet. There are plenty of unique and special shopping destinations across that city where you can find wow-worthy, one-of-a-kind presents for the MVPs on your “nice” list.
1. Pink Olive
With locations in the East Village and Park Slope, Pink Olive is a fun spot to shop for the most thoughtful gifts for the new babies in your life, a long-distance BFF's kids (it's full of NYC-centric goodies), or your sister who has it all. Owner Grace Kang is constantly filling her stores with unexpected, quirky finds — think Washi bandaids (perfect stocking stuffer), DIY terrarium kits and knit yellow cab rattles.Pink Olive East Village 439 E. 9th St. New York, Ny
Phone: 212-780-0036 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 12-8 p.m.; Sat.,12-7 p.m.; Sun., 12-6 p.m. Pink Olive Park Slope 167 5th Ave. Brooklyn, Ny
Phone: 718-398-2016 Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11-6 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pink Olive