My sister-in-law, originally from Europe, is a visiting student in NYC this Fall. For her upcoming birthday, I thought a cultural membership or NYC experience would be fun. Maybe something her student budget would not ordinarily be spent towards. Based on this question and other threads, I thought membership to MoMa, Whitney, or New Museum may be options. The only issue is that she is only here from now till December 2016 and the memberships are for 1 year. Or maybe a trapeze class. [more inside]
I am looking to get a poem printed on canvas.... before Christmas. I am in Manhattan, NYC. Does anyone know of either a place locally or somewhere online with rush shipping that I can get this done?
Do you know of good cooking classes in NYC that are suitable for vegans? Classes that focus on how to prepare full meals, not just individual dishes, would be preferred (but I'll take whatever suggestions you've got). [more inside]
A very good friend of mine has a birthday right before both of us will be in New York with a group of mutual friends. I thought it would be fun to gift him some sort of experience or activity in the city, but I'm trying to stay away from stuff that's "too tourist". I'm looking for something more unique- I've been to the city many times, but have yet to live there. Bonus if you are a a current or past resident!
Dear NYC-ers, I need to have a new baby gift delivered to someone. [more inside]
My lifelong New Yorker spouse would like to take a helicopter ride for his September birthday. Have any of you done this, and could recommend a company?
What delicious foodstuff can I send to some friends in NYC for putting me up for a few nights last week? [more inside]
My brother's birthday is next Friday, and I am honestly stymied as to what to get him (and cannot get a serious answer out of him.) He is in his early 30's, and just moved into a new apartment that has a cute outdoor space. (Pavement ground) Does anyone have a similar space? He and his girlfriend have already furnished the place, so they don't need essentials. Etsy-friendly suggestions particularly welcome.
I'm spending Valentine's Day on a business trip to Manhattan instead of home with my sweetie. What little treat/gift can I pick up to take home that says "I went all the way to NYC just to get this for you"? [more inside]
My Super is wonderful. I want to give her cash for (what I consider) to be going out of her way but she actively refuses it. Suggestions, especially as we're in the midst of holidays of various flavors. [more inside]
I'm trying to find a cool high school graduation/birthday gift to give to a young woman who will be moving to NYC for college in the fall [more inside]
Where in Manhattan can I buy an engraved gift for a new baby? [more inside]
What experience-intensive but local (NYC) gift can I get the Best Spouse Ever? I’d love suggestions for activity-focused things that can be acquired/done in NYC. (Note, these can be pure experiences, or they can be items that are used for some activity). [more inside]
My best friend just moved to Brooklyn. Her birthday is coming up, and I'd like to give her a membership to some local institution that she could frequent. What are my options? [more inside]
Need a personalized shot glass and I need it fast. Is there a store in NYC that can do this for me? [more inside]
I was a dolt and missed the deadline to ship my Mom's potential Christmas gift to my parent's house before I left town. So now I'm left with one weekend in NYC to find her something pretty for the home that's also small enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase. I need recommendations for classy, inexpensive stores in NYC that carry unique and/or handmade bowls, candle holders, tableware, etc for under $80. [more inside]
Giftfilter: What are your favorite consumables that are only available in NYC/on the East Coast? [more inside]
I'd like to have a drawing, which I have as a jpeg, printed onto a porcelain I am not a Paper Cup. Does anyone know where I can have this done in NYC? [more inside]
NYCFilter: I'm in NYC for training for another 36 hours or so, and would like to find a nice, but not-too-expensive anniversary gift for my wife before I head home. Where should I go? Specific stores or general areas, either one. [more inside]
Shops in Manhattan that sell canvas grocery bags? [more inside]
NYCFilter: I am interested in purchasing a massage/spa package as a gift for my female roommate. Preferably located 60's east side or along the PATH route. Any suggestions?
Can anyone recommend a spa or massage therapy place in NYC? I want to get my girlfriend a gift certificate for her birthday. Thanks.