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Offline Rachel780

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Holiday shopping
« on: November 29, 2006, 08:09:22 AM »
Anyone have some great local (or non-local, or online) stores/websites with some cute, interesting, unique holiday finds? Looking for some new ideas and to not resort to amazon for everything. The Blue Eye Boutique (?) near Broadway looks like it has some cute gift ideas - any other suggestions?

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 08:31:45 AM »
Here are a few suggestions.

Also, Kristees on 23rd Ave (24-01 23rd Avenue).  I got an email forwarded by the owner:

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The name of the store is KrisTees and it is one of Astoria's newest additions.  KrisTees is a unique clothing boutique nestled on the corner of 23rd Avenue and 24th Street close to Astoria park, which has only been opened now for two months.  The store is the product of a NYC clothing designer and architect who both live in Astoria,  designing a space that houses contemporary casual styles in a fresh, modern setting.  The boutique mix offers relaxed basics with a twist, that makes for perfect weekend wear to dress up or dress down and make it your own.

Socrates Sculpture Park has a new book out about their 20 years of existence.  I know the Noguchi Museum has a nice gift shop/cafe (and online), with wonderful books, etc.   Also, check out Inside Astoria, on Ditmars near 38th.

Kees Chocolates in SoHo.  Um, YUM.

And Threadless tshirts online!  Many for $10!

Hope this helps. 

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 09:56:22 AM »
Try Inside Astoria 37-30 Ditmars.  Really cool new retail gift shop with everything from pet gifts to home items. 

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 10:18:51 AM »
my best friend works for Origins and sent me this flyer for a freidns and family sale. you all are welcome to print it out and get your shopping on! its for next week.

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 10:29:20 AM »
I really like the MoMA gift shop, and the independent designer markets - Edge NoHo, Market, and I believe there is also a holiday market at the Union Square Greenmarket.

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 10:34:26 AM »
I really like the MoMA gift shop, and the independent designer markets - Edge NoHo, Market, and I believe there is also a holiday market at the Union Square Greenmarket.

that union square market rocks! i buy prolly 80% of xmas there.

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006, 10:42:33 AM »
My thing is online shopping for the past few years.  Get a drink and go crazy.  No crowds, no lines, no hassle.  Anyone funky or interesting websites to share?


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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 10:46:18 AM »
http://www.pricegrabber.com/p__Westinghouse_LVM_37W3_37_LCD_TV,__18577153

If anyone is feeling generous, I'd be happy to give you my shipping address.  :ugly:
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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 10:50:22 AM »
I just buy everything online and have it shipped to my parents and call them with strict instructions not to open them. When I arrive for xmas, I wrap the gifts. Saves me trying to get everything through security (my big goal in life is to travel with carryons only as much as possible).

However, for Thanksgiving, I got an assortment of unusual teas from Freeze Peach for my uncle - that was very well received. I got my aunt a pound of chocolate from Neuhaus. That was VERY well received.

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006, 11:04:17 AM »
The Asia Society gift shop has some nice holiday gift ideas, and they have a website:
http://www.asiastore.org/

I like the UNICEF gift catalog too - and it's helping out a good organization - http://www.unicefusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=gtITK4OVG&b=42535


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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2006, 11:17:44 AM »
My thing is online shopping for the past few years.  Get a drink and go crazy.  No crowds, no lines, no hassle.  Anyone funky or interesting websites to share?



Maybe that is why my internet's been so slow this week!

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006, 11:21:59 AM »
for the dorks in your family
http://magic-pony.com/index.php
http://www.angrylittlegirls.com/store.asp

for your funky friends (ie. me!)
http://uncommongoods.com/

unique & personal stuff
http://www.zazzle.com/shop

for the fun cook
http://www.gourmetmushrooms.ca/index.htm

and my secret fav....
http://www.mcphee.com/

just a small sample of the wacky things people get from me as gifts!

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2006, 11:33:29 AM »
i have an embarassing admission... :oops:

i got up at the crack of dawn on black friday when visiting upstate, and went shopping with the fam to Kohls.  I got all my shopping done except for some Amazon stuff, but really, I could have gotten the same deals some other time.  There was no need to get up that early and do this.  Apparently people camped out from 5pm the night before at Best Buy.  That place was a nightmare, the line was weaving in and out of the aisles all over the store.  We walked out.

i won't be doing this again, never did before, was curious, but even my parents have said it's not fun anymore due to the sheer amount of people

the lines are ridiculous

online here i come...

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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2006, 11:45:00 AM »
I hate shopping. I know, I know, I am a woman so I am *supposed* to love it. But, I hate shopping.

So, every time I see something, whether online or brick-and-mortar, and I think to myself, 'whats-his/her-name would love that', I buy it and have it in the closet ready for holiday wrapping.

And, oh yes, the best time to buy that holiday wrapping is at the half price sales after the holidays!

Those inevitable last minute items can be purchased online and shipped directly to the recipient with a nice little gift card.

Did I mention I HATE SHOPPING.
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Re: Holiday shopping
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2006, 12:25:00 PM »
Maybe that is why my internet's been so slow this week!

I was wondering why the hourglass on my screen has been replaced by an icon of Jonathan holding a highball.
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Re: Holiday shopping
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