50 Cool and Unique New York Themed Gifts
Know someone that loves New York City? This guide will give you some ideas for cool and unique New York Theme Gifts!
I’ve always been a huge fan of New York City, I mean New York is glamorous, fun, and rich in culture with awesome restaurants and bars, beautiful sights, amazing museums and the most charming neighborhoods, what’s there not to love?
If you or your friends cannot get over how awesome New York City is, don’t worry, there are so many New York themed gifts for everyone (even babies).
This massive New York City themed gift guide gives you 50+ awesome gift ideas for any occasion and guarantees that the recipient will love your gifts.
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New York Themed Gifts for Food Lovers
Chelsea Market Cook Book (100 recipes)
Chelsea Market has inspired countless tourists and locals alike with its vegetable, meat, and seafood shops, top-notch restaurants, kitchen supply stores, and everything food-related in between.
Archival images, gorgeous food photography, and cooking and entertaining tips and anecdotes accompany the 100 recipes, ranging from Buddakan’s Hoisin Glazed Pork Belly, to Sarabeth’s Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup, to Ruthy’s Rugelach. This keepsake volume is sure to bring the fun and tastes of this immensely popular food emporium to your home kitchen.
Milk Bar Sampler
Milk Bar is a famous dessert shop by the award-winning pastry chef Christina Tosi. It’s considered one of the most exciting bakeries in the country with a loyal following. It opened its first store in NYC’s East Village but is now in multiple cities in North America.
If you miss the taste of Milk Bar and don’t have one in your own city, don’t worry, now you can get Milk Bar at home. This unique New York gift is perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Can’t decide on what to get? Try the Milk Bar Sampler, which includes a bit of everything:
- 3-pack each of the dreamy rainbow-vanilla B’Day Cake Truffles
- 3-Pack Chocolate B’Day Cake Truffles
- One of each cookie (6 cookies total)
- Single slice of ooey-gooey Milk Bar Pie
If there is one cookie you need try to in New York City, that’s the Chocolate Chip Walnut cookie from Levain Bakery in New York City.
It used to be that you have to wait in line to get these cookies warm and fresh. But thanks to the pandemic, Levain cookies can now be purchased online and mailed directly to you!
If you or your friend wants a taste of authentic NYC dessert, you definitely need to try the original 4 Levain cookies. This is probably one of the sweetest New York city gift you can give to someone.
Katz’s Taste of New York Package
Katz’s Delicatessen is a famous kosher-style deli on the Lower East side of New York City. It was featured in various movies and films. It is famous for its pastrami sandwich.
Even if you can’t be in NYC to eat it in person, you can buy the starter package called “Taste of New York” and get it delivered in anywhere in the US! This is perhaps the most delicious New York gift on this list!
The Taste of New York includes 1lb Pastrami, 1lb Corned Beef, 1 small salami, 1/2 loaf seedless rye bread, 1 qt full sour pickles, 6 classic Katz’s frankfurters, 12 frankfurter buns, 1 lb mustard, 1lb sauerkraut and 6 classic NY bagels!
State Cheese Boards
Cheese lovers here? Now you can serve your favorite cheese with a side state price on these bamboo boards. The durable, renewable material is precisely cut to create detailed silhouettes of New York state and they are great for dinner parties or host/hostess gifts.
The NYC Kitchen Cookbook: 150 Recipes Inspired by the Specialty Food Shops, Spice Stores, and Markets of New York City
The NYC Kitchen Cookbook draws inspiration from food stores and markets that make NYC one of the most diverse and appetizing destinations of the world. Unique ingredients and the NYC shops they’re sourced from are the stars of Tracey’s recipes.
But even if NYC shops are miles away, ingredients can also be found in markets nationwide and online, making The NYC Kitchen Cookbook a convenient and diverse recipe guide for every day of the week.
New York Blend Caffeine-Free Tea
Looking for a gift for your friend that doesn’t drink coffee? I know they are rare but there are definitely tea lovers out there who also share a love for New York City.
This New York Blend is a fragrant and delicious gift for those tea lovers that are looking to relax and indulge in a mixture of chamomile, ginger root and peppermit without the caffeine.
New York Themed Gifts for Art Lovers
New York City Art Print
If you or your friend likes art, then this hand-painted print is the perfect New York themed gift. There are two versions of this, with unframed print at 10″H x 8″W and framed version at 15″H x 12″W.
NYC Portable Painting Kit
Capture and display NYC magic anywhere with this watercolor painting kit. You’ll find 18 prints of hand-sketched scenes of the Big Apple’s most famous landmarks and streets ready to be rendered in your choice of colors.
Everything else you need is included too, like watercolor pebble paints, a sponge, brushes, and more–all you need to contribute is a little bit of water for the eyedropper. Your artsy friend will surely love this New York themed gift.
New York City Canvas Wall Art Print
If you love the New York skyline and photography then this would be an amazing gift.
This is the perfect home decor and it’s easy to hang with high quality glossy canvas. There are two sizes, the larger one is 14x14inch with 4 panels, and the smaller set is 12x12inch.
New York Vacation Scrapbook Album 3 Ring Binder
Enjoyed your vacation? Why not make a scrapbook for it? Enjoy this cute cartoon rendition of NYC 3 ring binder with your scrapbook/ photos from your NYC trip.
New York Themed Clothing & Jewelry Gifts
New York Statue of Liberty Dangle Charm
Looking for a New York themed jewelry gift? Look no more! Take a bite out of the Big Apple with the Pandora Moments Statue of Liberty Dangle Charm.
Inspired by the city that never sleeps, this sterling silver charm is shaped like the Statue of Liberty and detailed with all the hallmarks of it, like the torch and book. This is the most perfect New York gift for someone for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.
New York Necklace
This dainty New York necklace is an handmade item with your choice of materials (gold, rose gold or silver) and can be personalized. There are 3 necklace lengths to choose from also.
New York Sweatshirt
Want to stay warm but stylish? This unique New York themed gift is a handmade unisex sweatshirt is a great choice. Made with 50% cotton and 50% polyester, you can now wear your favorite NYC skyline with you.
New York Skyline Scarf
Elevate your style with a custom printed scarf in a delicate and lovely chiffon fabric. Beautifully finished with a professional baby hem, this scarf is the perfect accent piece that you can wear into the fall and beyond.
I Love NY Tee
There is nothing more iconic than the I heart NY logo designed by Milton Glaser. Sometimes simple is better! If you are looking for the most classic New York gifts, then this shirt is it!
New York Yankees Hat
Never stop sporting your New York Yankees pride with this Authentic Collection On-Field 59FIFTY fitted hat from New Era. It’s sure to be a standout in your collection of team gear with its unmistakable colors and contrasting underbill.
The raised New York Yankees logo embroidered on the front of this lid will prove that it’s meant for a die-hard fan like you.
City Tote Bag
Tote bags are in and you can’t go wrong with a beautifully designed NY themed tote bag either!
There are so many different designs you can choose from, whether you want a New York skyline one or a five borough one. This is probably one of the most practical New York gifts you can get for someone.
New York City Subway Map Socks
Want a funny New York themed gift? Try this NYC subway map socks with all the iconic NYC subway lines! You will never get lost on the subway now, just take off the shoes and take a look.
Enjoy the comfort of this warm and toasty unisex pullover hoodie, customized with New York City. You can choose from various colors and different printing processes.
New York Themed Gifts for Book Lovers
Humans of New York Book
Humans of New York: Stories is the culmination of five years of innovative storytelling on the streets of New York City. During this time, photographer Brandon Stanton stopped, photographed, and interviewed more than ten thousand strangers, eventually sharing their stories on his blog, Humans of New York.
In Humans of New York: Stories, the interviews accompanying the photographs go deeper, exhibiting the intimate storytelling that the blog has become famous for today. Ranging from whimsical to heartbreaking, these stories have attracted a global following of more than 30 million people across several social media platforms.
City Skyline Bookends
Celebrate your love of New York City skylines with these silhouette bookends. Hand cut from carbon steel, each set includes the iconic landmarks that make NYC instantly recognizable—and unforgettable. This is the perfect New York themed gift for those with lots of books.
The Encyclopedia of New York
This book is the must-have guide to pop culture, history, and world-changing ideas that started in New York City, from the magazine at the center of it all. Anyone who wants to know more about New York City would love this book.
New York Themed Gifts for Babies and Kids
New York City Lego
Creative builders will love bringing the Big Apple to life with this detailed model of the New York City Skyline, The model skyscrapers and towers within this building kit allow you to recreate the magic of the city that never sleeps.
This model building kit features iconic New York architecture including the Statue of Liberty, Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and the One World Trade Center; each architecture model scaled for an accurate representation. This is a great New York themed gift for the kids for birthdays and holidays.
New York City Baby Bodysuits
Now you can even dress babies up with this cute set of New York City themed cotton Bodysuits. The sizes range from newborn to 2 year olds! I even want to buy these myself just because they are so adorable.
NYC ABCs (book)
This board book is the perfect gift for kids to teach them about NYC.
This board book teaches the letters of the alphabet with illustrations of people, places, and things unique to the greatest city in the world. It is the perfect gift for anyone who loves New York!
My First Book of New York
Another super cute New York themed book for toddlers and kids! The kids can learn all about the famous landmarks and New Yorkers. This is best for age 3-7.
3D New York Cityline Puzzles for Kids
This 3D New York Cityline Puzzle is a wonderful gift for kids age 8-12, including 6 iconic landmarks. The kids can construct these landmarks and learn about New York city at the same time.
New York City Baby Gift Sets
Got a new baby coming? Well they are gonna be a very New York baby that’s for sure.
This super cute baby gift set comes with a food critic bib, a NYC cutout board book, a bagel with Lox teether and small slice pizza booties. The baby will be a true New Yorker from head to toe!
NYC Taxi Cab Toy for Dogs
Even dogs get New York themed toys yes. Give your dog this durable pet chew toy. The bright color is eye catching and they will love this
NYC Party Favor Boxes
Planning a New York City themed birthday party for your kids? Now you have these adorable NYC Party favor boxes to go with the goodie bags!
You have two options to choose from and you bet nobody will have a more unique birthday party than your kids.
New York Themed Gifts for Home Decor & Lifestyle Lovers
New York Subway Shower Curtain
Want a unique New York themed gift for the bathroom? This NYC subway shower curtain is one of the most unique gifts you can get! I actually got one of these as a gift and it was the most unique gift ever.
New York City Subway Map Rug
Don’t need a shower curtain? No problem, this unique rug with NYC subway map might be what you are looking for then!
They’re made from a woven, polyester chenille for a soft and textured look. There are multiple sizes you can choose from as well.
New York Subway Map Yoga Mat
As you can probably tell by now, I am quite a fan of New York City subway.
If you want something super unique, then try this New York subway map yoga mat! You can even customize how big you want the prints to be. This is probably the coolest and most unique New York gift I have on this list.
New York City Fleece Blanket
It’s hard to cuddle by yourself. But with these fully customizable comfy fleece blankets, you won’t have to anymore.
Customize the entire front panel and wrap yourself in personalized plush luxury. Delicate, soft and colorful, it’s the perfect blanket for picnics in the park, outdoor events, and cozy winter snuggles. It comes in 3 different sizes!
New York Skyline Table Lamp
Brighten up any room with this custom table lamp from Lamp-In-A-Box. Personalize the lamp shade with the New York skyline to create a statement piece that will add instant style to your home decor. Available in film polyester, rice paper, and linen lamp.
New York Yellow Duvet Cover
What’s a better gift than the gift of sleep?
If you know a New York lover who loves to sleep, give them this cute and eye-catching New York Duvet Cover!
This Duvet Cover comes with different sizes, and you can choose from 2 different materials: Microfiber Polyester or Cotton.
New York Perfume
Who knew even perfume can have a New York scent. This is a seductive, erotic blend of sultry Eastern wood and western florals that’s a shareable perfume rarity.
New York City Scented Candle
Miss the scent of New York (and by scent I don’t mean the smell of the subway)? This scented candle has the distinctive scents of spring days in Central Park with Bergamot, Lemon and Grapefruit. It’s made with all natural soy wax and can last 60-80 hours of burn time.
New York Skyline Candle Holders
Don’t want a scented candle? No worries, you can still use tea-lights with this NYC skyline candle holder if you miss New York City (or any other major cities).
Fire Escape Shelf
These clever shelves are a great gift for New York City-lovers and apartment-dwellers.
While big city landlords may frown upon placing potted plants or other objects on the real deal due to fire codes (it’s actually illegal in New York City), there’s certainly no restriction on what you populate this clever shelving unit with: houseplants, books, candles, framed photographs and art, or tchotchkes of all shapes and sizes.
New York City Apron
If you know someone who loves to cook or bake then this New York City apron would be the perfect gift.
This apron is not only functional (I mean it is actually an apron) but it’s also super cute and stylish. How many people do you know has a NY apron?
Other New York Themed Gifts
New York Travel Pass
If your friend is actually planning to travel to New York, then the best gift is a New York travel pass!
This is the best you can give to someone who is traveling to New York, especially for the first time.
Canned Air from NYC
If you purely want a funny gift, you definitely need to get this canned air from NYC. You can even customize the words on the can! I just hope this canned air is not from the subway stations 🙂
New York Photo Booth Pros
I’ve always loved a good photo booth during weddings and I’m sure other people do as well.
If you are hosting a wedding (or some cool party) and looking for some unique photo booth props then you would absolutely love this New York themed photo booth prop and decorations.
New York Notebook
It’s easy to find a note book, but not so easy to find a cute and artsy New York City themed Notebook. This cute soft matte cover notebook is the perfect gift for those who love stationery and writing.
NYC Skyline Chess
Know any chess lovers? Now you can give them this unique chess set reimagines classic game pieces as structures from around the Big Apple.
New York Shuffle Playing Cards
This unique gift is a pair of professional-grade playing card decks featuring whimsical paintings of 52 quintessentially New York City characters and objects from two-time Caldecott winner and bestselling author Sophie Blackall.
New York Whiskey Glass
This 10oz whiskey glass features a hand drawn New York city street grid with map coordinates. It’s suitable for any number of cocktail classics and looks especially classy with an old fashioned, scotch, or bourbon. It is dishwasher safe and the patterns will not wash off or get distorted in the dishwasher.
New York Street Art Skateboard
Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kickflips in the street, this competition shaped board has supreme pop!
The decks are made of the best quality hard-rock maple and with our one-of-a-kind printing process; you get the best skateboard available in the world with an unique New York themed design.
Marathon Skyline Thermal Tumbler
I bet you will be the only one with this thermal tumbler due to its unique and colorful design.
This 12 oz tumbler has double walled construction that can keep your beverages warm or cool.
New York City Luggage Tag
Travel lover? Stand out in a crowd at the baggage carousel with a custom luggage tag with this New York City map! Sturdy and weatherproof, this luggage tag is ready to stand-up to the travel demands of any road warrior or adventure seeker. You can customize this luggage tag with your name on the other side.
Hope these cool and unique New York themed gifts gave you some good ideas (or even just for yourself)!
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