Seaport Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday shopping. Rumor has it that shopping for gifts may be more stressful than usual this year—but it doesn’t have to be. The Seaport’s shops, restaurants and unique services can make holiday gift buying a breeze.
Don’t forget a little something for yourself while you’re here – take a break with a macchiato from Capo Capo Café or fuel up with griddle burger and waffle fries at Mister Dips. Whether you browse the cobblestones or shop online, the Seaport is your destination for gifts for everyone on your list.
Nothing says “festive” quite like a night out at one of New York’s best restaurants. Surprising a loved one with a reservation at The Fulton, Carne Mare, Malibu Farm, or Ssäm Bar, is a generous gesture any time of year, but even more so at the holidays. Not sure of your recipient’s schedule? Gift cards for The Fulton or Malibu Farm will do the trick. Malibu Farm also has a curated selection of gifts including hoodies and tees to mason jars, mugs and cookbooks.
The Wine Enthusiast
For all your holiday spirit needs, check out Pasanella & Son. For an expert-level gift with a holiday twist, check out the Burlotto Barolo from the wine supplier for the Duke of Abruzzi’s 1899 expedition to the North Pole. For a visual stunner, try the Massenez Poire Williams, featuring a pear grown inside the bottle. Pasanella & Son also offer signature wooden gift boxes for the wine of your choosing. To pair with your Christmas ham, the team recommends Alessandro Viola Note di Rosso, a Sicilian full-bodied red from a star in natural winemaking.
Fulton Stall Market, the Seaport’s nonprofit indoor farmers market, is offering a variety of specialty food gift baskets filled with goodies from local farmers and producers. Swing by the market at 91 South Street or call 212-349-1380 for more details.
The Sweet Tooth
For an easy gift that’ll deliver big laughs, stop by Funny Face Bakery for pop-culture-themed confections from Taylor Swift to Bravolebrity memes, or order a batch of custom portrait cookies. For the more refined set, check out the handmade sweets collections at Tagmo, each in a gorgeous box ready to pop under the tree.
Shopping at the SJP boutique at the Seaport means stepping into a corner shop and facing a candy-colored wall of delectable high heels. Which makes an SJP gift card (only redeemable at the Seaport store) an easy choice for the more stylish-minded on your list. Of course, Sarah Jessica Parker’s flagship fashion brand also offers a slew of unique gifts and accessories to complement her latest collections.
The Trendy Fashionista
Stop by Mûre + Grand for affordable and stylish gifts and stocking stuffers. Check out their online gift guide to find something for your best friend or favorite fur parent, or shop by price. We love this funky power lunch puzzle, these show-stopping Evil Eye earrings, and this inspirational bracelet with a feel-good story.
The Worldly Dresser
Give the gift of the free spirit of Amsterdam. Stop by Scotch & Soda to find unique pieces like this unisex bandana scarf from the Amelia Earhart collection, the Elvis Presley capsule t-shirt, and the mountain print Kimono Cardigan. If you’re looking for a more personalized experience, book your private shopping appointment on the website.
The Book Lover
Independent bookseller McNally Jackson has two floors of tomes to explore, from fiction to travel writing to everything in between. The experts recommend Beautiful World, Where Are You as the book of the season, Filipinx, a Filipina cookbook your recipient didn’t know they desperately needed, and The Dawn of Everything for the history buff.
The Stationery Aficionado
If your loved one can’t leave home without a crisp journal, head over to McNally Jackson to find Rivoli Writing Pads, beautiful ultra-smooth paper in different sizes and colors. You’ll also find Carta metallic ribbon, pretty enough to be its own gift. Bowne & Co. is your go-to for letterpress holiday cards and personalized stationery. An added bonus is that their stationery is already beautifully boxed, perfect for the wrapping-challenged among us.
The Little One
McNally Jackson has a treasure trove of gift options for kids in their expansive selection on the second floor (complete with an adorable kid-sized lighthouse). The experts at McNally recommend Willodeen, a moving fable about the wisdom of nature, adorable eco-friendly dinosaur egg crayons, or an Oliver Jeffers standout, There’s a Ghost in this House.
The NYC Lover
A Seaport Museum tote from Bowne & Co. is ideal for the proud New Yorker (or faraway Manhattan admirer) in your life. Toss in a box of New York City cookies from Funny Face, and you’ve got a ready-made gift bag they’ll devour.
The Fitness Fan
Give the gift of a workout via a HIIT The Deck membership—the boxing-inspired workout now has a new gym at the Seaport, and is still offering outdoor classes. Or, for a more scenic physical experience, pick up a gift card for local bike tour company, Blazing Saddles. Your recipient will appreciate the promise of a springtime spin through the city.
The Culture Buff
For those always seeking to learn and discover, check out memberships for the South Street Seaport Museum, Black Gotham Experience, and IPIC Theaters. When you go IPIC, pop next door to The Tuck Room for a craft cocktail in a cozy setting.
Concerts on the rooftop may be done for this season, but 2022 is shaping up to be one to remember. Check out the 2022 line up at The Rooftop at Pier 17, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter (at the bottom of this page) to be notified when new ones are announced.
The One Who Has Everything
If you’re still stumped, pamper your special someone with a beard care set or a gift card for a close shave from Fellow Barber, or stop by Primp NYC for salon-quality haircare, skincare, and expert styling services.