In a bit of a pinch with the pressure of this gifting season? With only 14 days (and counting) until Christmas, New York States of Mind is here to play elf. Below are four of our featured brands with a swift 2-5 day shipping turnaround time, all of which speak to the “impossible gift recipient” or friend or family member who “has it all.” Sleep soundly and avoid stores’ holiday frenzy; shop our online Marketplace now and toast to a stress-free shopping state of mind!
THREE VARIETIES OF COZY: ALICIA ADAMS ALPACA
No gift speaks to the season of cold New York temperatures and quiet days after the bustle of bells and unwrapping of gifts like the warmth of products by Alicia Adams Alpaca. Encourage a glamorous post-holidays hibernation period with a knitted alpaca hot water bottle cover – a luxe way to treat your tummy after you’ve imbibed too much eggnog. Want to keep toasty? Available in seven different colors, the classic alpaca throw is certainly a gift that keeps on giving. Curl up with this number all winter, perhaps while watching a favorite set-in-New York holiday movie (we recommend our favorites: “Home Alone 2,” “Elf,” and the Seneca Falls, N.Y.-inspired “It’s a Wonderful Life”). And, for a last-minute gift for the men in your life, the alpaca knitted tie sets itself apart from any ordinary neckpiece. Available in a dozen different colors, you can surprise your dad, husband, boyfriend, brother, uncle, boy cousin or guy friend with this chic but unique piece.
For last-minute stocking stuffers with a little bling factor, Jook & Nona’s brass cuff bracelets are a timeless but of-the-moment addition to anyone’s jewelry collection. For men, we love the Montauk bracelet, and for women we love the NYC cuff. In a pinch for a gift for your three favorite nieces? This trio of Mark Twain-inspired brass cuffs unite for a “similar but different” gift with engravings that read “Explore” “Dream,” or “Discover” that will make everyone’s holiday wishes come true.
KITCHEN PIZZAZ: GOWANUS FURNITURE CO.
Yes, even Gowanus Furniture Co.’s timeless, handmade products have speedy shipping turnaround times. Perfect for holiday party essentials are Pete Raho’s Superfun(d) Wooden Wine Rack and Cutting Board for limes, ideal for kitchens of any size. Pair these items with your favorite bottle of wine or tequila, respectively, and gift them to your favorite holiday host or hostess.
NON-CHEESY GOURMAND GOODIES: SIMPLYNU
With time ticking on the holiday season, Simply Nu offers beautifully crafted gifts that will arrive at your doorstep within 4-7 days of your order. In addition to a small salvaged wood tabletop clock — a perfect timepiece for anyone’s desk or countertop — the Queens-based company also produces salvaged slate cheeseboards and coasters for the party planner or cheese connoisseur on your “nice” list.
ACCESSORIES FOR THE FURRY FRIEND: FOUND MY ANIMAL
Have all of your gift bases covered? What about your family’s furry friend? Found My Animals’ collection of collars (we love the sporting black watch plaid dog collar for the holiday season) and rope dog leashes in navy or orange are sure to brighten your pup’s holiday season, and make them picture-perfect to boot. Planning to travel with your canine companion around Christmas and New Years? This Brooklyn-based company’s canvas carryall dog tote looks city-smart but is also durable for traipsing around, with your favorite travel companion tucked comfortably inside.