Holiday Shopping Guide 2012


I can’t start thinking about the holidays and even shopping for the holidays until Thanksgiving is over. I’ve been tempted and pulled towards all of the early snowy displays and winter wonderlands already in place, but I refuse to be sucked in! Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start thinking about what you will be getting your favorite people (or pets). It can be overwhelming, so we’re going to help you through it. This is the first of a few volumes of our gift guides that will be available to you throughout the holiday season – even some last-minute ideas for those procrastinators (guilty…)!

LIC: living

Long Island City

This boutique has only been open for about 2 weeks, but I am already borderline obsessed (our feature photo is from LIC: living’s entrance).  You can find a gift for almost anyone in here, but we’re going to feature some gifts for your favorite lushes.  You can mix drinks with a cool cocktail shaker and enjoy at home OR use the handy funnel to pour your concoction into the clever little flasks that say things like “To My Health” and “Salut!”  ANDfrom today (Friday, November 23) until Sunday (November 25) there is a store-wide holiday sale!

lush Cocktail Shaker: $38, Funnel: $9, Flask: $24

gnome corkscrew

Gnome corkscrew: $12

LIC: living 535 51st Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101Phone: 718-361-5650 

Queens County Market


Queens County Markets pop up all over town. If you can’t make it to their events to try out some of the best food products made in or based in Queens, you can order a Queens County Market tote bag with some of their BEST goodies. Your favorite food-loving person have a food allergy? Let them know and they will tweak the gift goodies to make sure your recipient stays safe! QCM_BAG

Mini-Taste of Queens: Tote with 2 items from favorite vendors $35

Taste of Queens: Tote with 3 items from favorite vendors $50

Order by December 18 at 12 noon to get it before the holidays! Queens County Market next Holiday Food Market will be on Saturday, December 15 at Noon-4pm at Quaint Restaurant in Sunnyside.  

Dmitry Ties

Forest Hills

You may have a wonderful guy in your life who needs a little help with his style OR you may know a woman who is so fashion-forward that she is bringing the female tie back!  In either category, Dmitry Ties in Forest Hills sells 100% silk Italian-crafted, distinct and luxurious ties. Plus, they always have the best window displays! dmitry

3 Ties for $120 with code 3FOR120 at check-out OR you can find them on for around $54 each for holiday shipping!

dmitry pocket squares

Pocket Squares set of 3 for $22.99 on

And if you’re stuck and don’t know what pattern or color to get, you can always play it safe and get a Dmitry Ties giftcard. Dmitry Ties72-28 Austin StreetForest Hills, NY 11375Tel. 718.544.0902  

Stay tuned for more volumes of our holiday gift guide – stay local, friends!