Where to Find Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Where to Find Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

FAO Schwarz

This holiday season, I planned ahead and found gifts for my family a few months in advance. Last year, I wasn’t so prepared. I thought I would have enough time to knit hats for my many cousins, but the weeks slipped away and I ended up nearly pulling a muscle from making five hats in one weekend. If you find yourself in a similar situation, check out one of these stores open on Christmas Eve:

Saint-Petersburg Global Trade House

Shopping for kids? FAO Schwarz will be open until 9 p.m. today. If you need to factor in time for catching a train too, Kidding Around’s Grand Central Terminal shop is conveniently located in the terminal and will be open until 6 p.m.

Looking for a creative, artsy gift? Try a museum shop. The Guggenheim Store will be open until 5:45 p.m. and all MoMA Store locations are open 6 p.m. Saint-Petersburg Global Trade House has plenty of unique gift offerings too—including Russian nesting dolls, Christmas ornaments and lacquer art jewelry—and their Fifth Avenue store will be open until 8 p.m.

Does your sister keep raving about her new smart phone? Stop by The Mobile Spa to pick up a novelty phone case or some headphones. Their West Village store will be open until midnight.


Want to drop a hint to your newly bearded brother? Give him a shaving kit from êShave. Their Rockefeller Center location is open until 5 p.m. and their new Third Avenue shop until 4 p.m.

Last minute shopping may not be relaxing, but pick up a set of pajamas from BedHead Pajamas (open until 5 p.m.) and some tea from Palais des Thés (both locations open until 6 p.m.) while you’re out too, so you can spend the rest of your evening lounging.


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