2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The Tenement Museum has a wide array of books, housewares, gifts, knick-knacks, and memorabilia to make your holiday season one for the history books! Everyone likes getting gifts, but is there anything better than being known among your friends and family as the person who gets everyone the perfect present? We’re here to help you claim that title with our unique collection of gifts for everyone in your life. Help support the Tenement Museum and its mission by holiday shopping with us this year!

Limited time offers!

30% off all merchandise through December 31st with code SNOW. Online only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

For the Museum Lover

Do you have happy Tenement Museum memories? Do you have a loved one who loves the Lower East Side? These great pieces keep the happy memories and the love alive all year round.


Tenement Fire Escape Ornament

$19.99 ($13.99 with code SNOW)

Lower East Side themed denim tote bag

Denim Lower East Side Tote Bag

$29.99 ($20.99 with code SNOW)

white ceramic mug with illustrations of popular foods in the Lower East Side

LES Foods Mug

$16.99 ($11.89 with code SNOW)

For the Traveler

Give the gift of the Big Apple from this selection of our most popular New York-centric goodies. Some of these items are so fun you might need to buy yourself a little something too!


Skyscraper Playing Cards

$14.99 ($10.49 with code SNOW)

ceramic mug themed to resemble a classic Greek coffee cup

Greek Coffee Cup

$24.99 ($17.49 with code SNOW)

silver bottle stopper with a Chrysler Building topper

Chrysler Building Bottle Stopper

$24.99 ($17.49 with code SNOW)

For the Fashionista

Express your love with style this season!


reusable shoulder tote bag with a picture of a 1960’s sewing machine

Sew-It Shoulder Tote

$24.99 ($17.49 with code SNOW)

light fashion scarf patterned with an old, retro map of New York City

New York Map Scarf

$60.00 ($42.00 with code SNOW)

light gold necklace with a re-fashioned subway token on its chain

Large Transit Token Necklace

$50.00 ($35.00 with code SNOW)

For the Book Lovers

Whether your loved one is a history buff, a foodie, or has immigrant heritage, there’s something for every book lover here!


A Tenement Story

$9.99 ($6.99 with code SNOW)

97 Orchard Street: An Edible History

$14.99 ($10.49 with code SNOW)

New York Times Crossword Puzzles

$9.99 ($6.99 with code SNOW)

For the Host

These stylish items will class up any host’s collection, from tiny NYC apartments to more spacious spaces. Not only stylish but functional, these pieces are sure to be conversation starters around the dinner table.


Salt and pepper shakers shaped like the top of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings

Skyscraper Salt Pepper Shakers

$29.99 ($20.99 with code SNOW)

mint green rotary phone with an analog clock face

Green Rotary Phone Clock

$49.99 ($34.99 with code SNOW)

silver trinket resembling a manhole cover from NYC

Manhole Cover Trivet

$29.99 ($20.99 with code SNOW)

For the Kids

Keep the kids busy through the holiday parties and the frostiest of snow days. They’ll be enjoying these fun toys and educational reads well after the holidays. With such great finds, you might stock up for their next birthday too!


New York City Board Book

$12.99 ($9.09 with code SNOW)

cotton, hand-stitched rattle toy resembling a vintage NYC taxi

Organic Taxi Rattle Baby Toy

$19.99 ($13.99 with code SNOW)

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

$17.99 ($12.59 with code SNOW)

Stocking Stuffers


People I Love: Cats Crew Socks
$14.99 ($10.49 with code SNOW)BUY NOW 

NYC Magnetic Bookmarks
$9.99 ($6.99 with code SNOW)BUY NOW

Skyscraper Playing Cards
$14.99 ($10.49 with code SNOW)BUY NOW

Chrysler Building Bookmark
$14.99 ($10.49 with code SNOW)BUY NOW

New York City Napkins
$9.99 ($6.99 with code SNOW)BUY NOW
Sew-It Pouch
$9.99 ($6.99 with code SNOW)BUY NOW

Give the Gift of Museum Membership to those in your life who love learning.


Gift a class a Virtual Field Trip to “visit” our recreated apartments from anywhere in the world.


Gift a Private Virtual Event to your staff, alumni group, club, family, or friends.