Holiday Gift Giving, New York Style! Part One of the Tenement Gift Guide
Uh oh, everyone. It’s that time again…. holiday shopping season!
Are you buying gifts on a budget? Do you know a history lover, a die-hard New Yorker, or someone who seems to just have everything? We’ve got ideas–thirty of them, to be precise. Check out the first installment of the Tenement Museum’s list of the 30 Best Holiday Gifts for 2013, available right here on Orchard Street, online, and on our Pinterest page! The best part? Your purchases support the Tenement Museum’s tours and programs!
The world’s most advanced globe, the MOVA globe rotates silently and is inspired by the Earth itself. It requires no power cords or batteries, only the light of your home or office. Available in four sizes and numerous striking finishes, you can select the perfect MOVA globe for the globe-trotter on your list.
Got a radical reader on your list? These matches are perfect to illuminate even the most incendiary literature. The set features Slaughterhouse-Five, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Black Beauty, Fahrenheit 451 and Song of Solomon.
It’s mathematically impossible that you don’t know someone who would love this Chicken Bag. This vinyl bag won’t get damaged in the rain and is sure to start some clucking among the recipients’ friends.
Kids today have transformers; kids in 97 Orchard had wooden toys. Cubebot is a beautiful mix of the present and the past. His wooden body and elastic skeleton allow him to take many shapes, and then fold up into a cube when he’s ready to be put away. He’s sure to be a hit with all the kids on your list.
Do you have a friend or relative with an impressive book collection, but when it comes to loaning out the books, they can be a bit miserly? The Personal Library Kit can help them to spread the knowledge with a fun, vintage look! The kit includes good old-fashioned library circulation techniques so you can borrow as many books as you like. Just watch out for those late fees!
New York City kitchens are small, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fashionable! Brooklyn artist Claudia Pearson’s designs will add a little charm to your favorite foodie’s cooking space. The 21″ x 32″ towels are 100% cotton.
Is your foodie friend more into skyscrapers than brownstones? Don’t worry, we’ve got those too! These silver plated salt and pepper shakers are in the shape of iconic New York City landmarks – the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. You could say they’re like the salt and pepper of the skyline, essential to adding flavor to the city.
These ten fantastic gifts should have jump-started your holiday spirit and gift giving imagination. We’ve got these and countless other gift ideas at our museum shop at 103 Orchard Street and at our website. Check them out, and stay tuned for part two of our Holiday Gift List for 2013!