10 Unique NYC Gifts That Will Delight Any New Yorker

10 Unique NYC Gifts That Will Delight Any New Yorker

The New Yorker is as unique and complicated as the city she inhabits. Which can make shopping for them difficult! This holiday season, let your friends at Friends guide you to the perfect NYC gift for the Gothamite in your life. From iconic landmarks to delicious food, there's something for everyone on this list.

1. New York City Souvenir Mugs

New Yorkers LOVE their coffee almost as much as they love their city. This mug is perfect for that home cup in the morning before the hustle & bustle of the day, this mug made by local Maptote. Get it with New York City or Brooklyn!

2. NYC Coffee Cup Sticker

Speaking of coffee, what about this iconic coffee cup sticker? This cute NYC souvenir sticker is perfect for those that live here or visitors that want a cute souvenir. Idea: Stick on your own reusable coffee travel mug!

3. New York City Icons Magnet

Finding a souvenir that captures the essence of the city is key for NYC gift giving. Never forget what the big apple is all about with the New York City Icons Souvenir Magnet! It's perfect for showing your love of the city, with styled letters that are actually iconic NYC landmarks and features.

4. Letters of Note: New York City

For the literary hearts and history buffs alike on your shopping list, consider this fascinating book. This iconic collection of thirty letters smartly explores the history of life in the five boroughs. You'll need more than a New York minute to enjoy it all.

5. Mini NYC Taxi Magnet

Wave your hand and hail this yellow cab cutie onto the refrigerator of your giftee! These magnets are styled after the old-school New York City yellow cabs that used to have a checkerboard print along the sides.

6. New York Times Cooking – No-Recipe Recipes

New Yorkers love their take-out, but maybe they’ve been wanting to try their hand at cooking in their apartments as well. You will find 100 delicious dish ideas with this recipe book - all of them thoughtfully photographed and chosen by Sam Sifton. Perfect for weeknight cooking or last minute hangs.

7. Friends NYC Pizza Candle

Oh, pizza, how we love thee. The iconic food of New York City. And this gift is a true slice of New York art. This pepperoni topped pizza candle sculpture is a collaboration with local artist, Janie Korn, and exclusive to Friends. it will fit perfectly into any pizza or art lover's home. Read more about Janie Korn here!

8. Le Puzz Puzzle

There must be a person on your shopping list who loves a puzzle. What about one made in New York City? Le Puzz, a fellow Brooklyn biz, creates whimsical puzzles that are heavily inspired by retro puzzles and the joy in playing with puzzles themselves.

9. Street Art New York Book

For the art lover in your life! Our Bushwick neighborhood and New York City has been blessed with some of the greatest street art in all the land. This book curates an entire decade of street art, with over 200 photos of artwork on high quality gloss paper. New York natives and visitors alike will appreciate this art book.

10. Brooklyn Grocery Tote

Your New Yorker can never have too many totes, trust us. This one screams with Brooklyn pride while picking up your daily groceries at the corner bodega. Made in Brooklyn too, of course.


And hey! None of this hitting the spot? Shop our whole I Heart New York Collection here! Start spreadin' the news, bbs. 🖤


“‘New York!’ he said. ‘That’s not a place, it’s a dream.’”

-Ralph Ellison