17 Fantastic Gifts For New Yorkers

Gifts for new yorkers

Do your loved ones live in a tiny apartment in Manhattan and you have no idea what to gift them? Fear not, for we have found the best holiday gifts for our fellow New Yorkers.

The best Gifts for New Yorkers 2018

1. IT Cosmetics IT Girl Vol. 2 ($38.00): This lip-and-cheek palette includes everything the busy New Yorker needs to look her best at all times. A complete makeup kit with 12 universally flattering, long-wearing matte and radiant Naturally Pretty eyeshadow shades take you from #girlboss to #datenight looks. Plus the ombre Bye Bye Pores Blush blurs the looks of pores, awakens complexion, and provides a perfect pop of color for those days when the concrete jungle becomes too much. The love child of a beauty addict and plastic surgeons, this palette is infused with powerful ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen, silk, and antioxidants for radiant and healthy skin. A thoughtful gift for the girl who is always on the go, its sleek design will surely be up to the highest New Yorker standards. Contains products valued at $130.

2. Aromatherapy Associates Your Best Night’s Sleep ($63.00): Give the gift of deep rest to the New Yorker who puts up with noisy construction at night and restless neighbors during the day. This beautiful kit uses the power of aromatherapy to induce a relaxed state of mind and melt the stress of living in the Big Apple. The kit includes a Relax Body Wash (full size), a Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil (9ml), a Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil (9ml), and a Relax Body Oil (20ml). Using essential oils of vetivert, camomile and sandalwood, the products in this gift set help to naturally relax the senses, aiding a peaceful night’s sleep. For a full reviving experience, the Revive Morning blend uses grapefruit, rosemary and juniper to help invigorate the senses. This is a great gift for someone who needs to make sleep a priority in their life. {This gift set includes 100% natural products}

3. Chloe + Isabel Celeste Tassel Earrings ($58.00): Because New Yorkers never know when they need to look their best for a last-minute fab plan, accessories are key components of their looks. For the modern romantic, Chloe + Isabel has introduced the must-have tassel trend with a twist. Playing on the neutral silver and gray hues, these beautiful earrings are accented by a sparkling cluster of crystals and rhinestone chains for a modern-meets-romantic look. A statement pair that the New Yorker will cherish for several seasons, it is the perfect gift for any lady living and hustling in the concrete jungle. {This product is made in the USA}

4. NU EVOLUTION Camouflage Cream ($32.00): New Yorkers are known to have a lot of fun and not a lot of sleep. In the City that Never Sleeps, a good concealer is the go-to beauty staple of the lady who does it all. This all-natural camouflage cream doubles up as a concealer and a buildable foundation that covers breakouts, discoloration, and the fatigue signs of a never-ending night. A completely natural formula, its nourishing ingredients soothe, hydrate and heal the skin. A perfect gift for the clean beauty lover who loves to discover new haute naturals to add to her routine. {This is an all-natural product. Made in the USA}

5. AuraCacia Chill Pill Mist ($7.99): Living in New York is not easy. The nightmarish commute, the hordes of tourists, and the sheer number of people stopping to take pictures every two seconds can irk the sweetest person. For a happy holiday season without the humbug, AuraCacia has come up with a portable aromatherapy rescue that induces deep relaxation, fosters harmony and lets fuzzy feelings pop up. Orange, peppermint and basil help relieve the mind of its burdens, while lavender, patchouli and chamomile cool off the emotions. Perfect to take on the go for a blessed subway ride, no matter how crazy it becomes. {This is an all-natural product. Made in the USA}

6. Animals Asia Crystal Bracelet ($31.50): We New Yorkers come across all kinds of urbane critters on a daily basis, and tend to interact with them very respectfully. For the Gothamist who loves animals, this beautiful bracelet created by Animals Asia makes a thoughtful holiday gift. Three intertwined stretchy crystal bead strings are adorned with a trendy tassel and a .925 sterling silver bear charm for a hip and elegant piece. Sales of this beautiful bracelet contribute to Animals Asia mission to end the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. Working to achieve long-term change, Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for the animal kingdom.

7. Coola Sun Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF 30 ($46.00): Finally, organic skincare that keeps up with the lives of busy New Yorkers! This innovative facial sunscreen helps prevent visible signs of aging caused by the sun and digital overexposure. Perfect for those who want to have beautiful skin in the concrete jungle, these drops are lightweight and literally melt on your face for indoors and outdoors protection. Perfect to use on a daily basis, its lightweight formula has conquered many a green gal’s heart.  {This is an all-natural product. Made in the USA}

8. Glam+Go 5-Pack Blowouts ($200.00): Give the gift of perfect hair no matter how humid the day is. The NYC-founded salon Glam+Go offers for this holiday season a wide array of sassy gift cards with blowout packages (or even unlimited blowout memberships for the New Yorkers who take their hair very seriously.)  Located close to where women need them most, the Glam+Go salons are known for offering full blowouts in 40 minutes of less so busy New Yorkers can fit them in their agenda. With 8 locations in New York City and a recently inaugurated hotspot in Brookfield Place, Glam + Go offers flawless hairstyles with killer views.

9. Collar Perfect Compact Touch-Up and Portable Iron ($34.95): Perfect for the New Yorker on the go, this portable iron has the size of a smartphone and the power to ban wrinkles from your life. Collar Perfect works on almost any ironing job. With two facing heated plates, it is perfect to smooth out shirt collars, hems, and pockets at the touch of a button. Perfect to smooth out the areas in between buttons, this portable iron doesn’t need an ironing board to be used on the go. Traveling? The plates can also fold out flat, converting into a mini iron for bigger areas. A wonderful gift for those who live in a teeny, tiny Manhattan apartment and need an effective way to touch up their clothes without taking up too much space. Available at The Grommet.



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10. Ecotools Radiant Vanity Beauty Kit at ULTA ($49.99): For the eco-conscious New Yorker who likes to make a positive impact, this cool kit by EcoTools features 10 tools of the beauty trade completely made out of bamboo and packed in tree-free paper. A fun collection of every brush a girl could dream of, the kit includes a foundation blush, a large base blender, a base buffer, a concealer brush, a crease definer, an angled liner, a spoolie, a sheer powder brush, a full blush brush, a contouring kabuki brush, a precision highlighter, a large storage tray, and a total perfecter blending sponge. Inspired by the world of Hygge, this beautiful gift set has an $80 value and is a priceless gift for the green beauty gal.

11. Brevena Perfect Pair ($159.00): New York is a fab city to live in, but let’s get real: The pollution, the stress, and the tourists can take a toll on your skin. That is why we absolutely loved this mighty duo by Brevena, a cutting-edge American beauty company that uses Macro B Complex from oats to pamper and replenish dry and sensitive skin while it protects against environmental stressors. This giftable duo includes a full-size Daily Hydration Moisturizer and a Restore & Hydrate Overnight Cream for luminous and radiant  skin in the concrete jungle. A perfect gift to pamper the New Yorker in your life, we have tested this skincare duo to find that fine lines have been plumped and very dry skin seems to have a new, radiant life. If you hurry, this festive duo comes with a silver pouch that looks great with any outfit. { Made in the USA}

12. New York City Food Crawls: Touring the Neighborhoods one Bite and one Libation at a Time ($21.95): The best way to sip and taste your way through New York City is to start paying attention to where the locals go. Amidst a sea of tourist traps, each hood has a treasure trove of hidden eateries. This book is an exciting culinary tour through the Big Apple and has offerings for every taste. This is the perfect gift for New Yorkers and outsiders alike. Whether you are looking for a new way to experience New York, or making a gift to that friend that thinks you are her or his personal tour guide, the Zweben sisters do not disappoint in this glorious compilation of hidden gems and long-standing institutions.

13. Source Vital Lavender Tansy Essential Oil Blend ($29.95): For those New Yorkers who need a little bit of TLC, this pure essential oil blend is perfect for setting a relaxing and laid back mood. A wonderful gift for those savvy in the arts of aromatherapy, it can be added to a water diffuser or vaporizer for instant inner peace, mixed in with body cream to treat dry and sensitive skin, or mixed with water in a spray bottle for a natural linen spray. This blend includes a proprietary blend of different types of lavender oils and blue tansy. {This is an all-natural product. Made in the USA}

14. Verloop Ribbed Long Touchscreen Gloves ($38.00): For the fashion-forward gal with a vintage soul, these beautiful gloves marry the best of both worlds. On the one hand, their touch screen capabilities ensure that your busy New Yorker will be able to text at all times even if it’s snowing outside. On the other hand, the customizable length of the gloves make it easy to channel her inner Holly Golightly and pay her respects to the 50s and 60s fashion staples. For an unexpected pop of color, there is the option to fold over the cuffs.

15. Light Polymers Crystallin Gold 97 Task Light ($59.00): For the New Yorker who works from home or hustles on the side selling crafts on Etsy, this true-color LED light is a life-savior. Created to ensure that it shows true colors, it is perfect for crafters, graphic designers, journalists, or art enthusiasts who need to have an exact color representation inside their Manhattan pads. Non-straining and very comfortable on the eyes, the included photonic film creates a smooth and uniform lighting without blue or UV emissions. A perfect gift for those of us who need to work after the sun sets at 4.30 pm in the winter, this lamp is adaptable to different ages, heights and needs (it even comes with 7 levels of dimming settings for ultimate performance!) Certified safe by IEC International Long, this lamp is the perfect gift for the busy New Yorker who needs to put in some extra hours of work and could do with less eye fatigue. Extra tip: This light provides accurate lighting if you need to take some Instagram pics and you live in a dignified wardrobe like yours truly. You can thank us later.

16. Kikkerland Felt Bedside Caddie ($20.00): In a city where flexible dwelling has been elevated to the ranks of art, Kikkerland provides a smart storage solution that fits all couches and beds. This soft and secure pocket is the perfect gift for the New Yorker who wants to keep bedside essentials safe. Roomy enough to hold a couple of books, a phone, glasses, and even an alarm clock (please don’t ask how small is my apartment), it is a fun and useful gift that will touch the heart of the true Manhattanite.

17. Hand Pain Relief Set by Workvie ($29.95): Give the gift of easy pain relief with this kit that includes an acupressure finger massager and a proprietary pain relief cream to massage tired hands and fingers and relieve the stress in hands and forearms. A perfect gift for the #girlboss who types, texts, or works with her hands, this small yet mighty duo contains enough product to last several months. The dual-sided finger and wrist massaging wand includes a set of rotating wheels, ideal to treat fingers, and a magnetic roller ball to release trigger points in the whole body. A perfect gift for the New Yorker who is always busy typing emails and who could give her or his hands a rest.

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